Student Life & Leadership IT

AntLeader Spotlight

January, 2017

Tasmia Moosani

Tasmia Moosani
Business Economics & International Studies
Van Nuys, CA

UCI Involvements:
ASUCI EVP, ASUCI Community Outreach Intern, ASUCI Community Outreach Director, Resident Advisor in Mesa Court,Resident Advisor Returner, Orientation Staff Summer, Orientation Staff Returner Summer , Mesa Court Housing Tour, UCI Students for Syrian Relief,, MLK Day of Service, Passport to Leadership, Self-Advocacy, Self-Care, Self-Love Workshop, UCI Delegate to the UC Student of Color Conference, University Studies 1 Discussion Leader

What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to spend my free time with my friends and family. My personal relationships are really important to me so taking a little break from work or school with some of the closest people in my life makes everything better. I also like to play basketball and go to Aldrich park and blow bubbles!!!!

What motivates you to be a student leader on campus?
As a first generation college student, adjusting to college was difficult for me and I often felt lost. Looking back, I have realized that if it wasn’t for my amazing mentors and role models who listened to me, supported me, and rooted for me I would not be where I am today. So at the end of the day, I’d simply like to give back to the community by empowering and supporting others on their journey and make sure that they know they are not alone.

Who has positively impacted your UCI experience?
The list is endless but I think I would have to say my residents. I have been a resident advisor for the last three years and every year I have gotten lucky with an amazing set of residents. I am always excited to know that I would be getting the chance to help residents and ease their transition to UCI but every year, I feel that they have helped me more. They keep me motivated and inspire me to be a better version of myself every day. They have been a big part of my journey here and I wouldn’t imagine my UCI experience being any other way.

How has UCI influenced what you want to do post-grad?
UCI continues to open so many doors of opportunities for me and I am so grateful. I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do when I first came to this campus. I was taking random classes and told myself that I will just go into business and figure it out from there. It was not until after my first year as a Resident Advisor that I was introduced to the field of Student Affairs. After talking to many of my supervisors about it and looking back at my involvements, I have found my passion in this field. As I end my journey at UCI, I hope to be beginning a new journey in which I am pursuing my Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs.

What advice would you give your freshmen-year self?
I would tell my freshman self to practice self-care and remind myself that I am enough. I would also tell myself to not feel like I need to figure out my life right away. Work hard every day to make little pieces of my plan to come together but to also be okay with not knowing the big picture yet.