School of Social Sciences

Meet the School of Social Sciences peers and learn about the different issues concerning society, the economy, and politics that affect humans worldwide. Visit the peers to learn more about the different majors, minors, and opportunities for you to gain experience and better our communities!

Yiting (Vessa) Shi

Major(s): Psychology
Minor(s): Biological Sciences
Hometown: Shanghai, China

* Campuswide Honors Student Council (CHSC) member (2023-present)
* Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab research assistant (2023-present)
* TRPG and board game enthusiast

Why do you love UCI?

UCI is a multicultural and inclusive community where the students can meet people from all over the world and freely exchange opinions on both academic and cultural stuff, which I enjoy the most. Also, being a research university, UCI provides lots of chances to help everyone in the university to find out their own way to enjoy their school life and gain success, enabling Anteaters to build connections with elites of different professions, get helpful information from experienced peers, and engage in meaningful research of various areas.

How can you be a successful Anteater?

The definition of “successful” may vary for different Anteaters since they may have different goals and dreams. However, the most important thing is having the dream and the courage to overcome all sorts of challenges and strive for it.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

Since I love watching anime, I studied Japanese completely through watching anime and listening to Japanese songs and got a Japanese language N2 certificate. Therefore, I believe that interest is always the best teacher.