Peer Mentor Program

The Campuswide Honors Program (CHP) Peer Mentor Program pairs each incoming honors freshman with a continuing honors student, who serves as a mentor.  Mentors help connect new freshmen to the Campuswide Honors Program and the UCI campus by answering questions about student life and referring freshmen to on campus resources.  Freshmen interact with their mentors both informally and through planned events like mixers, potlucks and movie nights.  Participation in the Peer Mentor Program often leads to lasting friendships and is a fun way for continuing students to take on leadership roles.
Isabella Mendoza Isabella Mendoza
Peer Mentor Coordinator

Hey there! My name is Isabella and I’m a fourth year Art and Education double major (yep, I want to be an art teacher). I’ve been a CHPeer Mentor for three years now and I’m so excited to be one of your CHP Peer Mentor Coordinators this year. I’m from the city of trees (aka, Claremont, CA, about an hour north of UCI) and I love CHP! I also love playing tennis with the Tennis Club at UCI, discussing educational experiences and opportunities with Teachers of Tomorrow Club, hanging out at the beach, playing video games, watching funny movies; and baking yummy cupcakes. I enjoy my volunteer fieldwork with art students in classrooms and in out-of-school settings in Irvine and Santa Ana. I’m currently researching how arts curricula may support cognitive development, in preparation for my thesis. I am looking forward in applying to a Master of Arts in Teaching/Credential Program later this year. I am also looking forward to planning and attending mentor-mentee events with you lovely CHPeople. One last fact about me: I’ll laugh at all your CHPuns.

Lucy Zhuang Lucy Zhuang
Peer Mentor Coordinator

Hi! My name is Lucy Zhuang, and I am one of your CHPeer Mentor Coordinators for the 2016-2017 school year. I am a third year Biomedical Engineering major from Irvine. I have been involved in CHP/CHSC since freshman year, and have loved every bit of it. As Peer Mentor Coordinator this year, I am excited to meet and work with all of the wonderful mentors and mentees. Besides CHP, I am also involved in research and volunteering. In my free time, I like to work out, bake, and watch Game of Thrones/read A Song of Ice and Fire. I also love puzzles/board games and cats, so if you have either one or both, hit me up! Although I am quiet and have terrible eye sight, I am truly excited to meet all of you, so don’t hesitate to contact me or say “hi” anytime!

Arashpreet Gill Arashpreet Gill
Transfer Peer Mentor Coordinator

Hi! My name is Arashpreet Gill and I am the CHP Transfer Peer Mentor Coordinator. I am a senior majoring in Psychology and Social Behavior. I am currently conducting research on cultural competence in interviewing techniques for child abuse victims. I hope to apply this research in the future as a pediatrician. On campus, I’m a member of the UCI Free Clinic Project so I volunteer as a patient educator in Garden Grove. I am also involved in Dumbledore’s Anteaters (the Harry Potter club on campus) and am the secretary of the Sikh Student Association. I love playing and watching all sports, especially Quidditch and football. In my free time, I enjoy listening to Maroon 5, watching Netflix, and reading just about anything. I look forward to meeting all of you soon!