ORG CHART: Maher Al Rwahnih at FPS, Plus Appointees to Board of Regents

By Dateline Staff, UC Davis News |

Blas Pedral, a second-year law student at UC Berkeley, is a first-generation college student who received a bachelor’s degree with honors in global studies from UC Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in higher education and administration from the University of Vermont.

She brings perspective not only as a student but as a former staff member, having been a career counselor at UC Riverside and associate director of UCR’s Center for Social Innovation.

Her priorities as student regent are to promote access to an affordable, quality education for all Californians, and to establish innovative solutions that empower students and ensure their success. She also wants to use her knowledge of UC campuses and experience as an undergraduate student, professional student and staff member to advocate for policies that will provide an inclusive campus climate for the entire UC community.