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Wendy Sanka

Peer Academic Advisor

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science




Huntington Beach, CA


* Pre-veterinary and Animal Wellness Association Member
* Cat Rescue Volunteer

Personal Biography

Why do you love UCI?

I love UCI because it is part of the community I grew up with and it is such an awesome location with so much to do around it. UCI also has a really cool culture in it and there are many things to get involved in here, even for more niche interests. I have also had great experiences with the professors and teaching staff here, who care about their students’ success and welfare.

How can you be a successful Anteater?

Overall, I think that a large part of being a successful Anteater is to make sure you are invested in your education and yourself. If you have that, success will most likely come naturally. The definition of a “successful Anteater” varies from person to person and it is essential to recognize that the process and steps to being “successful” may look different for different people. But something that can transcend these differences is finding people who are like-minded to you and have similar goals so that you can motivate and seek support from each other.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

A fun fact about myself is that I love Disney theme parks, especially Disneyland. I’ve been going to Disneyland consistently since I was a baby and have been a pass holder for as long as I can remember. I recently have been to Walt Disney World in Orlando and one of my dreams is to visit every Disney Resort in the world. I plan on going to Disneyland Paris next, hopefully.