Drama, Psychology & Social Behavior
Across the Bridge Discussion Facilitator, Across the Bridge: Diversity Dialogue, Antleader Mentorship Program Mentor 2015-2016; Mentee 2014-2015, Asian Pacific Student Association High School Outreach (R.I.S.E.) Co-Chair 2015-2016; High School Outreach (R.I.S.E.) Intern 2014-2015, Cross-Cultural Center Volunteer Program, Global Leadership Certificate Program (GLCP) Information Session, New University Newspaper Copy Editor 2015-2016; Copy Intern 2014-2015, Passport to Leadership, Summer Orientation Staff, The CCC Intern Program
What would you say is your greatest strength?
My ability to manage and supervise groups of people while being sensitive to their personal well-being is my greatest strength. As a volunteer coordinator with the Cross-Cultural Center, I made it a point to do one-on-ones with my volunteers twice — mid quarter and towards the end of the quarter. This is because everyone has something going on in their lives and in order to be a good leader and supervisor, I needed to check in with them and make sure that they were comfortable with sharing their concerns with me. Establishing a strong foundation is so important, and my mentors did that with me so it is my way of passing on the good that I received.
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
My two greatest accomplishments are getting accepted into UCI, because it was my dream school and getting the position of volunteer coordinator at the Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) in only my second year. The CCC was my second home, and you can always find me there whether I’m on work hours, studying, or resting. When I moved to California in June 2014 I was not sure what my college experience had in store for me, but then I came across the CCC booth in the Anteater Involvement Fair and was given a flyer about their volunteer program. The same day I went into the office and was greeted by Kevin Huie--little did I know, he was the director of the CCC at the time. I told him I wanted to apply for the program and had come for an application. He invited me to his office and emailed me the link to the application immediately. After being accepted into the volunteer program, there was no turning back. I met some of the most inspiring and socially aware individuals who were passionate about social justice and welcomed diversity with open arms. I felt at home on the very first day and it’s been two years since that day. I could see myself learning from the dynamic staff and peers I was surrounded with every single day.