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Student Success

Alaina Martine

From Syria to SLO, Psychology Student Tackles the Issue of Homelessness

As a high school student, Alaina Martine had volunteered at homeless shelters and taken service trips to do her part. But after one service trip to Greece, she returned feeling transformed and ready to make a lasting impact in homeless individuals’ lives.

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Jennifer Mizuki

Recent Sociology Graduate Learned Lessons Traveling to Vietnam 

Jennifer Mizuki (Sociology, ’19) is pursuing a master’s degree in social welfare at UCLA. After she graduated from Cal Poly in June, she went on an Alternative Breaks Global Service trip to Vietnam.     

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Faculty Excellence

Emily Ryalls

Emily Ryalls Guest Stars in Podcast "Historians on Housewives" 

ISLA Professor Emily Ryalls was featured on a podcast from Historians on Housewives, which brings together scholars from interdisciplinary backgrounds to explain The Housewives phenomenon, and to explore how issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality can better shape understandings of history. 

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