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Samy Haidar

Peer Academic Advisor

Campuswide Honors Collegium


Human Biology


Cerritos, CA


Campuswide Honors Student Council (2020 – Present)

Patient Experience Intern at UCI Health (2021 – 2022)

Undergraduate Researcher in Abbott Lab (2022 – Present)

Personal Biography

Why do you love UCI?

I greatly appreciate the compassionate and inclusive environment at UCI. Whether it’s from fellow peers or the plethora of on-campus resources available, there is always a helping hand offering to provide guidance and support throughout the college journey. Additionally, I am very thankful for the countless experiences and connections that can be made at this university as a result of its welcoming climate, from meeting new friends to being involved in a variety of campus organizations and programs.

How can you be a successful Anteater?

I believe that to be a successful Anteater, it is important to be willing to accept new challenges and take advantage of the many opportunities available at UCI. By embracing the campus community and getting involved, you have the ability to interact with others that you may not otherwise be able to. This can lead to meaningful connections and valuable insight that can make your time at this university even more enjoyable while also further preparing you to achieve your goals in your academic and professional endeavors. Try something different and don’t forget to have fun!

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I am a huge sports fan, especially basketball (#Lakeshow), and I enjoy playing NBA 2K and fantasy basketball in my free time.