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!

Katrina Pagdayunan

Major(s): Psychological Science; Education Sciences

Hometown: Hemet, CA

* American Red Cross Club (2022-current)
* UCI Summer Scholars Transfer Institute RTA (Residential Teaching Assistant) (Summer 2023)
* UCI California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) RA (Summer 2022)
* Student Assistant at the Division of Continuing Education (2022-2023)

Why do you love UCI?

I love UCI’s location and campus! I originally come from a small desert town, so I love UCI’s proximity to places like Newport, Laguna, and Disneyland. I also love trying new foods, and Orange County has so many good eats to explore. What really drew me to UCI is our beautiful campus; I love walking around and studying at the libraries here and taking in all the nature and greenery!

How can you be a successful Anteater?

As college students, our mental and physical well-being is sometimes the last thing on our minds. But for me personally, taking care of my body and mind has made all the difference when it comes to keeping up with my motivation and drive for school! I’ve made it a higher priority to eat well, catch up on sleep, keep my body active, and catch up with friends and family whenever I have the time.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I love going to concerts, journaling, thrifting, reading books, and cooking.