PAA Profiles

Tina Geller Tina Geller

Hi there! My name is Tina Geller and I’m so excited to get to know you all this upcoming year! I am a third year double majoring in Psychology & Social Behavior and Earth System Science. I was born and raised in Studio City, which is near Los Angeles and Universal Studios. I’m a huge fan of Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, Marvel, and Disney. Irvine is vastly different from LA, but I love both equally, especially because UCI provides a wonderful community that makes it feel like a second home. Last year, I had the opportunity to mentor first year students and help them adjust to college as a Community Assistant in Middle Earth and on the Campuswide Honors Student Council. These two positions inspired me to become a PAA. I love to listen and talk, so please stop by our office anytime to say hi!


Christine Manuel Christine Manuel

Hi everyone! My name is Christine Manuel and I look forward to meeting you all! I am a third year majoring in Biological Sciences and hoping to attend medical school to become a pediatrician. I love working with kids, I babysit a lot in my free time. I also volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange. On campus, I’m a member of the UCI Student Alumni Association and am the historian (aka, photographer) for the Tennis Club at UCI. You’ll most likely notice me at CHP events with a camera in hand too. If you play tennis, we should hit together! I hope you visit me in the office because I’m honored to be a PAA! I’ll try my best to answer all your questions or just be someone to talk to.


Julia Peng Julia Peng

Hi everyone! My name is Julia Peng, and I am looking forward to being one of your CHP PAAs for the 2016-2017 school year. I am a third year Business Administration student. I grew up in Elk Grove (a suburb of Sacramento), but I was born in Australia! I no longer have an accent, but I was told by a former classmate that you can hear it when I talk in a deeper voice. As for hobbies, I enjoy singing, dancing, reading (manga), eating, and most recently playing Pokemon Go. I have a perfect IV Magikarp that I named after my high school best friend. I’m pretty talkative, so feel free to chat with me! I’m often in The Locus studying or doing puzzles, so find me there or stop by the CHP office during my PAA office hours. See you soon!


Malcolm Su Malcolm Su

Hello! My name is Malcolm Su and I am excited to meet all of you this year! I am a fourth year Biomedical Engineering major and plan on applying to medical school after college. I am from Newport Beach, which happens to be 5 minutes away from UCI. In addition to being a PAA for the CHP, I am also involved in the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, as a fundraising chair. I am a Health Scholar at Hoag Hospital and an undergraduate researcher at Beckman Laser Institute. My favorite part about UCI is walking around Aldrich Park and taking photos of the trees as well as buying two-dollar boba. In my free time, I enjoy painting, drawing, origami, and hiking! I am excited to meet all of you, so please visit me in the CHP office if you need any advice or want to talk.