Business Economics & International Studies
Van Nuys, CA
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 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.
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.