Aggie Heroes: UC Davis Health Volunteers

Large group poses for photo on stairs

When classes were closed due to unhealthy air quality in the Sacramento region in November 2018, several physician assistant and nursing students used that time to volunteer in clinic shelters supporting evacuees and victims of the deadly Camp Fire. From collecting and delivering goods to spending hours in shelter clinics, these future health care providers spent countless hours serving the communities in any way they could. One first-year physician assistant student, Shannon Watson, a registered nurse, long-time disaster relief volunteer and former Butte County resident, quickly organized her classmates to volunteer at a shelter clinic, caring for elderly, frail evacuees there.