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!

Michelle Tran

★ Lead Peer Academic Advisor

Major(s): Chemistry

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

CalTeach Program (2020 – Present)

Why do you love UCI?

I love the environment at UCI. Everyone I’ve met, from professors to TAs to peers, has been super friendly and passionate about what they do. Their passion drives me to become a better student. I also love Aldrich Park. Taking strolls through it or studying at a table that overlooks it is always so calming.

How can you be a successful Anteater?

To be a successful anteater, it is important to reach out for help when you need it. In my experience, professors and TAs have been very welcoming in office hours, and I was able to enhance my learning by asking them questions there. Helping my friends and asking them for help in our classes improved my learning experience greatly as well. College is tough, but there’s no need to struggle alone!

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I love traveling, especially going on road trips. I really enjoy seeing nature and visiting national parks. My favorite national park I’ve been to is Yellowstone. It’s absolutely beautiful there!