Aggie Heroes: Veterinary Emergency Response Team Dogs, horses, pigs, goats and more: These are some of the types of animals the Veterinary Emergency Response Team helped evacuate from the areas burned and threatened by the Camp Fire. Aggie Heroes: UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine The Camp Fire impacted more than people — numerous animals were hurt in the massive blaze, and teams with the School of Veterinary Medicine were ready to treat them. Aggie Heroes: UC Davis Fire Department While some firefighters joined the front-line efforts to battle the Camp Fire, others with the department started a relief effort on campus that yielded hundreds of boxes of goods. Aggie Heroes: UC Davis Health Volunteers A number of future health care providers used their skills to help some of the people impacted by the Camp Fire, especially elderly residents of the area. Aggie Heroes: Sikh Cultural Association During the Camp Fire, this group of students — along with some alumni — fulfilled one of the central tenants of their faith by helping the people affected by the disaster. Aggie Hero: Shaniah Branson This student has worked to help her peers, with a focus on food security. Aggie Hero: Rosa Maria Martinez This recent graduate’s family received help from a food bank years ago, and now Rosa Maria Martinez is proud to focus on providing the same kind of help to others. Aggie Hero: Rina Singh There’s good reason to be optimistic for the future: students, who continue to push for social justice, diversity, and equity. Rina Singh has seen this first hand as a member of a committee for the Associated Students of UC Davis. Aggie Hero: Miriam Nuño Diversity is the key to achieving excellence, this faculty member says. Aggie Hero: Alan Bennett This researcher is studying a type of corn that gets its a majority of its nitrogen from the air rather than from fertilizers, an adaptation that could have huge implications for the crop. Aggie Hero: Carolyn Dewa Improving the lives of those who are “among the most marginalized in our society” — people with mental illness — is a top priority for this professor. Aggie Hero: Carlee Johnson This student works to bring awareness to stress management, happiness, sleep habits and other aspects of well-being. Aggie Hero: John James This UC Davis graduate and UC Davis Health nurse goes beyond the bedside to provide care. Aggie Hero: Marwa Zafarullah Mentorship means everything to this graduate student, from her UC Davis peers to girls on the other side of the globe. Aggie Hero: Maggie Njuguna Meet a campus leader who’s passionate about building community and supporting students of all backgrounds. Aggie Hero: Emily Merchant A transfer student finds her hero in a caring Letters and Science professor. Aggie Hero: Shradha Shah This leader advocates for student mental health and volunteers at a Sacramento clinic for homeless people. Aggie Hero: Paul David Terry This graduate and staff member is helping UC Davis improve care for LGBTQIA+ patients and the culture of our campuses. Aggie Hero: Edgar Masias-Malagon Driven by his own experiences, this Aggie helps fellow students meet their basic needs and find resources to thrive. Aggie Hero: HOME, Where Friends Become Family The student group HOME has a special mission: to help students de-stress, create family among them and serve others. Aggie Hero: Steven Epstein This hero to people and animals at UC Davis VetMed went above and beyond the call of duty during the Camp Fire. Aggie Hero: Katrina Manrique This Aggie has supported the mental health of her peers by organizing protests and events as well as faithfully serving on committees. Aggie Hero: Michael O’Hearn A music major inspires thousands when he rises from his wheelchair and walks across the graduation stage.