School of Social Ecology

Meet the School of Social Ecology peers and learn how humans develop and interact with their environment, learn about different social issues, and what YOU can do to help our communities! Visit the peers to learn about the different majors and opportunities offered for you at UCI!

Katelyn Aoki

★ Lead Peer Academic Advisor

Major(s): Psychological Science; Education Sciences

Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

* Career Education Admin Assistant for the UCI Division of Career Pathways (2020 – present)
* Psychology Student Association (2020 – 2022)
* Chinese Student Association (2021 – 2022)

Why do you love UCI?

I love UCI because of its welcoming environment and friendly faculty/staff! The professors, counselors, and staff at this school are some of the most encouraging mentors I have ever met. They truly care about their students’ wellbeing and future and are dedicated to cultivating their students’ growth. Additionally, I love the variety of places to go hang out with friends, whether it’s walking across the street to get boba at UTC, taking a drive over to Disneyland, or even de-stressing with a walk around Aldrich Park!

How can you be a successful Anteater?

To be a successful Anteater, I think utilizing and taking advantage of all the campus resources UCI has to offer would make a huge impact. There are so many services provided by the school that can provide a helping hand towards ensuring we are putting our best work forward and that we take care of our own mental and physical health. There are also numerous opportunities to get involved in campus life and research and to gain valuable experience to help us prepare for our professional future.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

A fun fact about myself is that I am a huge Marvel/MCU fan! My favorite movies are Captain America: Civil War and Shang-Chi, and my favorite characters are probably Scarlet Witch and Bucky Barnes!