“Suscitatio Terminus (Awakening Border)” Student Response Mural
The Suscitatio Terminus (Awakening Border) mural was developed by Fernandez and students (and sisters) Gabi Zaballa and Karenina Zaballa. It touches on important social, environmental, and economic challenges the US-Mexico region faces along the international border. The mural displays people from the US-Mexico international border and around the world to represent diversity as we are all affected by climate change thus no one should be left behind.
The Beyond Borders Digital Talks is an SDSU TED Talk style-based community platform lead by the MOCLLAB (livestream event) used to share knowledge, storytelling through virtual meetings and conversations between alumni, researchers, and international experts from all over the world. The SDGSU Digital Talks features professionals from across the SDSU campuses and beyond discussing the many dimensions of the climate challenge: from law, business, and public policy, to public health, design, the sciences, and engineering, and the humanities. Other topics include but are not limited to innovation, diversity, inclusion, equity, sustainability, education, wellness, entrepreneurship, health, career paths, technology, and society at large in a dynamic exchange of knowledge and experience.
Karenina “Nika” Zaballa
Karenina “Nika” Zaballa is a Master of Science in Big Data Analytics graduate. She was born in Quezon City, Philippines and her family moved to San Diego in 2007. She received her B.S. in Computer Science in 2016, then returned to attend graduate school for Big Data Analytics at SDSU.
Gabi Zaballa is a B.A. student in art with an emphasis in Studio Arts at SDSU. In addition to her studies and a day job, she also runs an art business called Grand Cross Artworks.