Paul Merage School of Business
Major(s): Business Administration
Hometown: Corona, CA
* Financial Wellness Commissioner at ASUCI (2022-2023)
* Human Resources Management Association (HRMA)
* Management Information Student Society (MAISS)
Why do you love UCI?
I really love UCI for a few reasons. One of the best parts is that it’s right in between San Diego and Los Angeles, so I get to try all sorts of incredible food from different places. This has been an awesome way for me to discover new flavors and get to know different cultures through their cuisine. Plus, it’s always fun to go out with friends and find new favorite spots to eat. Another thing I love about UCI is how friendly and inclusive the atmosphere is. The students and faculty here come from all kinds of backgrounds, and it’s great to be able to learn from their unique experiences. There are also tons of clubs and organizations to join, so it’s easy to find people who share your interests and make lasting connections. This supportive environment has really helped me grow as a person and feel like I belong.
How can you be a successful Anteater?
To be a successful Anteater, I am committed to making the most of the resources and opportunities available at UCI. This means pushing myself to achieve academic excellence and also actively seeking out extracurricular activities that resonate with my personal interests and career aspirations. By immersing myself in these experiences, I can continue to broaden my skills and knowledge, forge valuable relationships with fellow students, and play an active role in shaping the dynamic and thriving UCI community. In this way, I not only enrich my own college experience, but also contribute positively to the lives of those around me.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
One interesting thing about me is that I managed to juggle seven part-time positions during the pandemic, which gave me the chance to develop important soft skills like effective communication and self-confidence. By taking on so many roles, I was able to save up enough money to cover my college expenses and live independently. But beyond just the financial aspect, this experience taught me the importance of resilience and adaptability in the face of challenges. It made me realize that, when faced with difficult situations, we can find creative ways to not only survive but also thrive and grow as individuals.