School of Humanities

Meet the School of Humanities peers and discuss with them your interests in history, languages, philosophy, literature, and film and media studies as well as different cultures and much more! Learn about the different opportunities offered to YOU as a Humanities major!

Elaina Martin

Major(s): Literary Journalism; Gender and Sexuality Studies

Hometown: San Diego, CA

* Murder Mystery Book Club (2022-Present)
* San Diego Humane Society volunteer (2020-Present)
* Amateur roller skater

Why do you love UCI?

The biggest reason I love UCI is the campus itself. Our circular campus is so walkable and green! I love exploring to find new study areas in the Student Center and Langson Library. I also love how central Aldrich Park is to campus life here — it’s beautiful and one of my favorite places to hang out.

How can you be a successful Anteater?

Never be afraid to ask for help! I think the best way you can be a successful Anteater is to access all of the different avenues for help and support that exist on campus. For instance, the Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication and school advising offices have been super impactful on my success here at UCI. There are tons of options for support here on campus and they are always good resources to lean on!

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I love reading classic novels, new and old! You can always catch me hanging out with Joan Didion or Nathaniel Hawthorne during my free time.