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!

Ashley Pagador

Major(s): Psychological Science

Hometown: Anaheim, CA

* Campuswide Honors Collegium (2022-Present)
* Social Ecology Honors Program (2023-Present)
* Technology and Mental Health Lab (2022- Present)

Why do you love UCI?

I love UCI because it has given me so many opportunities to thrive as a leader and a psychological science researcher. The faculty are truly supportive of supporting their students with their academic endeavors and the relationships built have created a network that has given me so many opportunities. I love how the buildings surround Aldrich Park, which gives me a nice place to stay grounded with nature between classes.

How can you be a successful Anteater?

To be a successful Anteater is to strive and take advantage of the opportunities around you. UCI has many services to support the different needs of students such as the Transfer Center and the International Center to name a few. If an Anteater ever feels lost, there are many peer academic advisors, professors, and faculty that can guide you in the right direction. Anteaters should bring up other Anteaters and understand that we are not all in competition with each other, but going on our journeys of success.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I have a large collection of earrings with over 20+ pairs. My favorite pair of earrings are my lock and key earrings I got for Christmas from my mom.