Peer Mentor Program

Peer Mentors

What is the Peer Mentor Program?The Campuswide Honors Peer Mentor Program pairs each incoming student with a continuing honors student, who serves as a mentor. Mentors help connect new students to Campuswide Honors and the UCI campus by answering questions about student life and referring students to on-campus resources. Honors students interact with their mentors both informally and through planned events like mixers, potlucks and movie nights.

Why should I get involved?

Participation in the Peer Mentor Program often leads to lasting friendships and is a fun way for you to take on a leadership role.

As a peer mentor, you have the chance to share your personal experiences about classes/instructors, research, commuting or living on campus, and ideas for participation and involvement both on campus and in the Honors Program.

You have much to offer to others, so why not pay it forward and become a mentor!

How do I get involved?

Continuing students can apply to be a peer mentor during spring quarter (April/May) of the academic year. If you are interested in learning more about Peer Mentor Program and/or have additional questions, please email honorsmentorsatuci@gmail.com.

Ethan

Pronouns: He/Him
Leadership Role: Honors Peer Mentor
Other Campus Involvements: CHSC Social Chair, MEDLIFE at UCI Advertisement and Recruitment Officer

Hi! My name is Ethan (he/him) and I am one of the Campuswide Honors Student Council (CHSC) Social Chairs! I am a third year Public Health Sciences major and Medical Humanities Minor. In addition to being a part of CHSC I am also a Honors Peer Mentor and the Advertisement and Recruitment Officer for MEDLIFE at UCI. Coming to UCI from a small high school I was worried about finding my place at UCI. However, attending various social events, like Coffee Hour, helped me to find friends and make connections with so many amazing people. I was inspired by this experience to get involved and join CHSC as a Social Representative. Being a part of CHSC and the Social Committee specifically has been such a wonderful experience and I have enjoyed helping plan and host social events to help foster the amazing CHCommunity!


Sherry

Pronouns: she/her
Leadership Role: Honors Peer Mentor
Other Campus Involvements: CHSC Historian Chair, Beier Lab Undergraduate Assistant,

Hi, my name is Sherry (she/her), and I am the Historian Chair for CHSC this year. I’m currently a second year with a prospective major in Cognitive Science. Besides working with other CHSC officers to organize and publish events, I’m also a CHSC Peer Mentor and a lab assistant in Beier Lab, where we study neural circuits, drug addictions, and other diseases and disorders. I moved from China to the Bay Area when I was in high school, so Irvine is my third home! In my free time, I like to read fictions and binge watching Netflix. Transitioning from online to in-person classes can be challenging, so feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just to make friends! Let’s have a fun year together!


Amora

Pronouns: She/her
Leadership Role: Honors Peer Mentor
Other Campus Involvements: Honors Peer Academic Advisor, Bio Sci 2A TA, Human Bio LA, Human Bio Peer Mentor, Research, Alpha Epsilon Delta (current member, previous board member)

Hi, my name is Amora (she/her) and I am one of the Honors Peer Academic Advisors for the Campus Honors Collegium. I am a fourth year Human Biology major, and during my time at UCI, I’ve had the opportunity to get involved in many different ways on campus. In the past 4 years I have joined a prehealth organization on campus, joined mentorship groups as both a mentor and mentee, joined a research lab, become a TA. and an LA, and a PAA. Even though my day to day can be hectic, I make it a point to be intentional and present in the moment, and to look for the beautiful in everything. These involvements challenge me to do that in a new way every day. When I’m not working away I like to bake, check out new places to eat, read, and take pictures (especially of the sky). I am also a big fan of Marvel and Disney, so it is very common to catch me quoting these in conversation. I love getting to know new people, so feel free to email me or drop by my office hours if you’d like to chat about anything at all. I am looking forward to an amazing year spent making memories with you all!


Jena Erin

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Leadership Role: Honors Peer Mentor
Other Campus Involvements: Honors Ambassador, CHSC Collaboration Chair, 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!