Ashley Coates didn’t have a Facebook page at college. She does have a brother who sometimes made her dinner. She scheduled fun into her routine, played in the Cal Aggie Band-uh, was mentored by a retired astronaut, graduated with a 4.0 grade-point average, and is working this summer for NASA in Texas.
On the latest edition of “Davisville,” program host Bill Buchanan talks with Coates, the top UC Davis undergraduate for 2013-14, about subjects as varied as how she got it all done, to whether she thinks humanity will ever achieve the kind of space travel presented in “Star Trek,” to her advice for freshmen who will start at UCD this fall.
“Davisville” airs on KDRT, 95.7 FM, at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. Saturdays. The interview with Coates debuted Monday and will be broadcast through July 19. It is also available online at http://kdrt.org/davisville.