School of Physical Sciences

Meet the School of Physical Sciences peers and learn about the role that the Physical Sciences plays in our everyday lives. Discuss with them your interests in one of their majors and learn about the opportunities that are available for you!

Kelly Pham

Major(s): Chemistry
Minor(s): Statistics
Hometown: Orange, CA

* Learning Assistant (LA) for Gen Chem Labs (2022 – Present)
* Undergraduate Researcher in the Prescher group (2023 – Present)
* Chemistry Club at UCI Executive Board Member (2022 – Present)

Why do you love UCI?

What I value most about UCI is that the student body environment is generally very supportive and wholesome! Most of the people I meet on campus are eager to help each other succeed rather than trying to sabotage each other or create a stressful and toxic learning environment. I also love our adorable and unique anteater mascot!

How can you be a successful Anteater?

To be a successful anteater, you should keep an open mind about the people you meet and the opportunities you come across at UCI. College is the time to figure out who you are and what you enjoy doing. Even if you come into college with a good idea of what you want your experience to be like, that might change as you encounter different people and opportunities – so stay open to the idea of experiencing new things and changing your initial plans as you find your pathway through college!

What is one fun fact about yourself?

A fun fact about me is that I’m very fascinated by the Enneagram typing system! I’ve spent a lot of time learning about it and have correctly typed many of my friends 🙂