Meet the Campuswide Honors Ambassadors


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

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Pronouns: she/her/hers
Leadership Role: Honors Ambassador
Other Campus Involvements: Dean’s Ambassador Council, Accounting Association member

Hi, my name is Ellie (she/her), and I am one of the Campuswide Honors Collegium Ambassadors! When I first joined UCI, I was afraid that I would not be able to meet other students and make friends easily at a such a large university. However, being in the Campuswide Honors Collegium gave me the chance to sit in discussions with a smaller group of people, and even provided me with other opportunities to meet friends on campus. I joined the ASUCI as a campuswide honors representative and also in the Campuswide Honors Collegium as an Academic Chair. The small class size and collaborative space as well as the various opportunities being in CHC brings gave me the opportunity to meet some of my closest friends in college. I’m grateful for the Honors community for providing me with the opportunities to thrive in college both academically and socially.


Pronouns: He/Him/His
Leadership Role: Honors Ambassador
Other Campus Involvements: President of Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at UCI, Lead Undergraduate Researcher at the Villalta Lab

Hello, my name is Archis (he/him), and I am one of the Honors Ambassadors for the Campuswide Honors Collegium. I commute, but I spend most of my time at the Villalta Lab. If I am not there, you can find me at the ARC throwing a frisbee around! I am originally from Washington state, but I moved down to California during high school. I am a fourth year student studying Human Biology with aspirations of becoming a doctor. I decided to work as an honors ambassador to give back to a community that accepted me with open arms. In my free time I enjoy going to the gym, going on hikes and surfing sessions, watching Netflix, and eating food! Don’t hesitate to send me an email if you have questions about the honors community or would like to get to know the ambassadors better! I am excited to meet you all, here’s to a great year!

Jena Erin

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Leadership Role: Honors Ambassador
Other Campus Involvements: CHSC Collaboration Chair, Campuswide Honors Peer Mentor, WICS Club member

Hello! My name is Jena (she/her/hers) and I am a third-year undergraduate student studying computer science. Within the Campuswide Honors Collegium, I serve as an Honors Ambassador, Collaboration Chair on the CHSC, and Honors Peer Mentor. Being in the honors program has given me the opportunity to be part of a close-knit community of like-minded individuals. Through honors classes and events, I have been able to meet and form bonds with people who are also similarly driven in their academic pursuits. More importantly, without the CHC, I would not have the friends I have today! I’m grateful to honors for providing me with a supportive community that I can both rely on and be involved in. Outside of school, I enjoy making baked goods in my kitchen, taking care of my house plants, and finding new places to eat. I’d be more than happy to share my experiences within the honors program and UCI, so if you have any questions, feel free to send me an email anytime. I look forward to meeting you all!


Pronouns: he/him
Leadership Role: Honors Ambassador
Other Campus Involvements: CHSC Vice President, NAR Event Coordinator, UCI Health Patient Experience Intern, Medlife @ UCI Fundraising Chair, SAMS @ UCI Secretary

Hello everybody! My name is Samy (he/him) and I am a third-year Human Biology major and Health Informatics minor. Being a part of the CHC has been one of the most enjoyable and meaningful aspects of my time at UCI, and I currently have the privilege of representing the Honors community as an Honors ambassador, serving as Campuswide Honors Student Council (CHSC) Vice President, and working with NAR, honors’ creative works journal, as their Event Coordinator. Throughout my involvement with CHC, I have had a great time setting up events with CHSC, competing with other students in Battle of the Brains against the faculty, and enjoying countless incredible experiences with my peers who have helped make the Honors environment so wonderful. Outside of CHC, I participate in the Patient Experience Internship at UCI Medical Center, and I am also involved with Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS @ UCI) and Medlife @ UCI, two organizations that serve to help others through the pathway of medicine. In my spare time, I have fun playing basketball, watching sports highlights, and playing (and oftentimes losing in) Rocket League and Fortnite. I’m extremely excited to continue my involvement with Honors and further connect with all the amazing people in the CHCommunity and beyond!