Back to PAA list

Gabriel Garcia

Peer Academic Advisor

Campuswide Honors Collegium


Computer Science and Engineering


Pico Rivera, CA


* MAES General/Board Member (2021-Present)
* Campuswide Honors Ambassador (2022-Present)
* IM Sports Participant (2021- Present)

Personal Biography

Why do you love UCI?

I love UCI because of the welcoming and friendly environment here. I feel like where no matter where I go, I’m able to meet and connect with not only other students but also staff, faculty, and professors. There are also many different ways to connect with people, whether it be through class, office hours, clubs, or other extracurricular events. I also believe that UCI has one of the most beautiful campuses. I enjoy taking walks around campus just to destress and admire Aldrich Park.

How can you be a successful Anteater?

If you want to be successful Anteater, there are some important principles you can try to follow. The first is to build a routine. Even if its just four one quarter, planning out days and weeks can be extremally helpful for keeping yourself on track to do everything you want to do. The second is to try and explore as much as you can. Its important to try and explore new things even if you are unsure about them. College is a great time to find new interests and hobbies. Last, but not least, is to take care of your physical and mental health. Always make time to take care of yourself.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

One fun fact is that I am a huge baseball fan. I am really into advanced baseball statistics and sabermetrics. I just love to read about these things in my free time.