Meet the CHP Ambassadors

CHP Student Ambassadors are a diverse group of current honors students from many different majors who serve as liaisons between the Campuswide Honors Program and prospective students and their families. They provide a personal perspective on the honors experience in the CHP and student life at UCI. CHP Ambassadors are here to share their insights and answer your questions! Click here to contact a CHP Ambassador!

Hometown: Pine Grove, CA
Area of study: Criminology, Law & Society and Psychology & Social Behavior
Involvement at UCI: UCI Mock Trial; Campus Representatives; Research Assistant with the Center for Evidence Based Corrections
Hobbies: Participating in and going to stage productions; Coloring; Running

Some of the best times of my college experience so far have been at CHP social activities. From going to the beach at the beginning of the year, to having movie nights with your honors peer mentors, to going desert camping at the end of the year, there are really fun events happening all the time! My very first weekend of college I got to go to the beach with a bunch of people that I soon learned would become my friends. Now, I attend a lot of different events, because I know I can meet new people every time!

Hometown: Burbank, CA
Area of Study: Public Health Policy; Management
Involvement at UCI: Peer Health Educator; Social Media & Web Communications Intern for Office of Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor; Spoon University at UCI; Kids in Nutrition at UCI
Hobbies: Going on food adventures; Hiking; Frequenting art museums

Honors Core Courses not only challenge me to be my best self academically, but also expand my thinking in ways that I could not foresee. Professors are really passionate about teaching honors students, and I have been able to build strong relationships with faculty. The honors curriculum provides a common experience for all Honors students, bringing them closer together as we form study groups to learn together and teach each other.

Hometown: Manteca, CA
Area of study: Criminology and Psychology & Social Behavior
Involvement at UCI: CHP Peer Mentor; Criminology Outreach Program Director; Lab Research Assistant
Hobbies: Reading; Doing yoga

Coming into college, I was so worried that I would have no idea where to go, what to do, or how I would keep up with the classes. Thankfully I had an amazing support system through the Campuswide Honors Program. Throughout my eventful first quarter I had so much help and guidance from not only the staff, but from other CHP students as well. Being a part of this program helped me become comfortable with college very quickly, and now I am able to give back in the same ways to incoming students!

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Area of study: Civil Engineering
Involvement at UCI: UCI Club Baseball Team Media and Statistics Chair; Concrete Canoe Rowing Captain
Hobbies: Playing basketball at the Anteater Recreation Center; Spikeball

There are many opportunities at UCI to really explore and engage in your major. One of the awesome projects that allows hands on learning for engineering students is Concrete Canoe. As the Rowing Captain, I oversee a group of civil engineering students in constructing a canoe out of concrete that will race against other schools. This experience has exposed me to real-life engineering as well as affirmed that engineering is the career that I want to pursue. Plus, I am excited to see UCI’s standings continue to rise!

Hometown: Irvine, CA
Area of study: Business Accounting
Involvement at UCI: UCI Law School SAL program Teaching Assistant; Research Assistant on auditing practices
Hobbies: Playing basketball; Traveling; Watching movies

Perhaps the most memorable part of CHP for me was living in Honors Housing my freshman year. I lived in Arroyo in Mesa Court where I met my closest college friends. Living on my own for the first time proved to be a very rewarding experience, especially when I got to share my home with friendly and supportive people!

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Area of Study: Biology; Art History; Archaeology
Involvement at UCI: CHP Peer Mentor; Research Assistant
Hobbies: Skiing, playing soccer, and running; Painting and visiting local museums/galleries

Research is about asking and answering questions. With the mentorship of passionate faculty, research provides you with a unique opportunity to delve deeper into your area of study and get hands-on experience whether it’s working in a lab or conducting fieldwork. I just started on my research thesis in computational biology, and I am very eager to share my findings and learn about other students’ projects at the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program’s symposium this May!

Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Area of study: Mathematics
Involvement at UCI: Campuswide Honors Program Student Council; UCI Spirit Squad – Dance Team; CalTeach
Hobbies: Dancing; Trying new foods; Hanging out with friends; Watching Netflix #guiltyprettylittleliarsfan

This year I am Vice President for the Campuswide Honors Program Student Council (CHSC). As a part of CHSC, I love planning fun events for honors students to come out to and meet new and old friends. We host events varying from Coffee Hour (free bagels, donuts, and coffee every Friday morning) to our largest event, Battle of the Brains, a student vs faculty trivia competition. The events are always so exciting, and, most importantly, they transform the CHP into a community that I love to call home!

Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Area of study: Drama; English; Digital Arts
Involvement at UCI: Campuswide Honors Program Student Council; Honors Humanities Program
Hobbies: Cosplay; Theatre; Film; Swimming; Visual art and design; Clothing design; Reading; Listening to EDM; Martial arts; Creative fiction

As a transfer student, I wholeheartedly recommend getting involved on campus as soon as you can. One way to do so is through CHP, which helps new students make meaningful connections through CHP orientation programs and many social events. Since my first year at UC Irvine, I have constantly had a strong network of staff, faculty, and friends to support me, no matter what difficulties came my way. I am a proud transfer CHPer!

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