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Ana-Teresa Mendoza

Peer Academic Advisor

School of Physical Sciences




Santa Ana


Learning Assistant for general chemistry lab series (2020-2023)

Research assistant in Penner’s research group (2021-2023)

UC Leads Scholar (2021-2023)

Personal Biography

Why do you love UCI?

UCI challenged me to become a better student and to show myself what I am truly capable of. Without UCI, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. UCI offers many opportunities to students and a beautiful campus. Professors truly care about students succeeding! I am grateful for all the connections and amazing friendships I have made.

How can you be a successful Anteater?

Everyone has a different meaning of success. Allow yourself to think about what success means to you, and find resources to help you achieve your goals! No matter how you describe success, find a group of people who will support you along your journey. It is okay to ask for help when needed. Remember that UCI offers many opportunities and has a large faculty that is willing to support you.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

A fun fact about me is I love to spend my time outdoors!