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Meet the 2014-2015 CSI - Communication and Leadership Peer Educators

Andrew Hua

Andrew Hua

Informally known as Dat, is a first generation college student in his third year, in Revelle College. Double majoring in Critical Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies, he aspires to utilize his growing understanding of social justice to challenge the various social institutions that affect social equality and equity. Being a Peer Educator, he strives to learn communication and leadership skills necessary for him to foster the diversity and the educational and professional structures of UC San Diego. He hopes to communicate and develop long-lasting connections with faculty, staff, students, and community members. His other hobbies include painting, traveling, and watching television shows such as Doctor Who, How I Met Your Mother, and Switched at Birth.
Brian Chen

Brian Chen

Currently a second year structural engineering major with a business minor at the wonderful Sixth College. In the future, Brian sees himself pursuing a career in project management within the engineering field. He believes that communication and leadership are keys to success and productivity within any field of work and everyday interactions. Brian decided to become a peer educator in goals to develop personal and professional character, as well as obtain interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills. On his free time, he loves to enjoy the outdoors by going biking, hiking, camping, and snowboarding. He enjoys eating and being around people.
Carel Lee Tan

Carel Lee Tan

A first year international student from the Philippines majoring in Management Science and minorinf in business. After completing the iLEAD program and attending the GO M.A.D Leadership conference, I became inspired and motivated to be a Peer Educator in order to make an impact and a difference in the uCSD community. Carel also applies what she has gained from the program and conference in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) as a VP of Public Relations. Carel is passionate in music, softball, traveling, and community service.
Cynthia Kaui

Cynthia Kaui

A second year Communication major from Eleanor Roosevelt College. As a first year, she participated in Triton Community Leadership Institute, Public Speaking Seminars, and iLead. Due to her positive experiences, Cynthia wanted to become a resource to students and give back to the Center of Student Involvement. She also wanted to improve her public speaking skills and to help other students with their professional and personal development, communication, and leadership skills. Aside from maintaining her good grades, working her part-time job, and being heavily involved in her extra-curricular activities, Cynthia loves to surf, explore San Diego, and watch movies.
Elle Bass

Elle Bass

A 3rd year Psychology major, minoring in Business Management. She decided to become a Peer Educator after attending an iLead workshop in which she recognized the professional and personal value in the lessons the Peer Educator Program provides the UCSD community. Aspiring to become a professional in the Human Resources field, she is excited about her role as a Peer Educator to further not only her own but other's understanding of communication, leadership, teamwork, and networking. In her free-time Elle enjoys camping, watching crime shows, and crafting.
Evelyn Nash

Evelyn Nash - Lead Peer Educator

A third year majoring in Political Science with a minor in Business. After being a Peer Educator for the 2013-2014 school year Evelyn could not be more excited or honored to serve as the Lead Peer. For the 2014-2015 year she looks forward to share all of the fantastic opportunities Communication and Leadership has to offer and watch the program further flourish on the campus. Evelyn applies what she has learned from the CCL both in her sorority (Chi Omega) and in her other involvements around campus and in Warren College.
Hilary Wu

Hilary Wu

Currently a fourth year Communication major and Business minor representing Thurgood Marshall College. She has always dreamed to become a professional wedding planner to participate and assist people with planning one of the most unforgettable days in their lives. Growing up being a shy girl who doesn’t like to be around people, Hilary motivates herself to step out of her comfort zone and take on the challenge to make a change. After completing professional communication and public speaking seminar, Hilary was eager to explore different kinds of communication skills and decided to become a Peer Educator to help others to develop their confidence. Moreover, she is hoping to utilize what she learned to become a more professional communicator in her future career to provide better services to any clients that come to her as well. During leisure time, she enjoys watching movies, cooking, photography and drawing.
Iris Qiuting

Iris Qiuting

A second year from Marshall College majoring in Psychology also planning to minor in communication because she would like to learn more about the media world. After participating in the iLead program Iris learned a lot about communication and leadership and is hoping to learn more. Iris plans to utilize her time as a peer to get more practice with public speaking and helping others communicate efficiently. Even though she is still unsure about her career goals she is confident about finding them throughout this journey of personal development. Iris enjoys reading, watching TV and movies, getting involved in campus activities with friends, and traveling.
Julie Duong

Julie Duong

Currently a second year majoring in General Biology. Julie believes that it is extremely important to take advantage of all the opportunities available to communicate. After taking the Public Speaking and Professional Development Seminars, Julie has seen such an improvement in her own communication skills that she is excited to be a Peer Educator to see others improve as well. Alongside school, Julie enjoys spending her time with friends and family along with being actively involved here at UCSD.
Nia Blas

Nia Blas

A third year proudly representing ERC. She is a Human Development major and a Business minor with a concentration in Organizational Behavior. She has a passion to mentor children and any occupation that will be beneficial to kids will be personally fulfilling. Nia got involved with CSI- CL through the Professional Communication Seminar and as a result she could not wait to apply to be a Peer Educator. Now that she has humbly joined the team she is looking forward to working with such a fantastic group of leaders. She also happily serves on Associated Students staff and on Student Council ERC. In her free time she loves going to the beach and hanging out with her friends.
Samantha Liu

Samantha Liu

A senior from Muir College who is majoring in communications and s minor in sociology. After participating in the iLead program, she was inspired to make a difference in herself and to positively influence or motivate others. As an international student from Hong Kong, participating in the CSI- Communication and Leadership Peer Educator program has been a valuable and meaningful experience for her in college life. In the future, Samantha sees herself pursuing a career in journalism and public relations. She believes that being a peer educator is a good platform for her to improve her professional and planning skills. Besides school, Samantha likes to volunteer and learn different languages because she likes to meet friends from different countries.
Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy

A second year majoring in Electrical Engineering. After taking the Professional Communication and Public Speaking seminars his first quarter here at UCSD, he found his passion for communication and leadership. He enjoyed the seminars so much the first quarter; he decided to take the other seminars offered: Interpersonal Relationships and Leadership for Social Change. He applies what he has learned through teaching gymnastics and parkour with UCSD Recreation, and decided to become a Peer Educator because he loves to inspire others to improve their communication and leadership skills. Sean enjoys exploring new places, reading, and doing parkour as well as all kinds of other movement and acrobatics!
Sophia Tran

Sophia Tran

A fourth year majoring in Political Science and minoring in Education Studies. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in the Education field and fulfill her aspiration to travel all over the world. Currently, you'll most likely find her going on food adventures with her friends, randomly jamming out to music, enjoying the outdoors, and having humorous conversations with people. As a Peer Educator, she's excited to have the opportunity to help her peers gain the support and confidence they need in developing the leadership and communication skills that can be used for a lifetime.
Wenqi Lu

Wenqi Lu

Currently a third year student majoring in Pharmacological Chemistry at Revelle College. As an international student, Wenqi always enjoys communicating with people of different culture backgrounds. She is very active on campus and involves in different communication and leadership programs. Different from some of the science major students, Wenqi believes that communication is a significant part of her life. After she took the Public Speaking Seminar and iLead Program last quarter, Wenqi decided that she wants to become a peer educator in the CSI to improve her personal development and professional communication and leadership skills. During break, Wenqi loves to traveling and exploring different places and restaurants.
Yulin Liu

Yulin Liu

A fourth year majoring in psychology and minoring in theatre. Having started to participate in CSI-CCL's seminars since her first year, Yulin wants to make use of all the resources here to help her grow. It is Yulin's second year here as a peer educator, and she wants to motivate more UCSD students to be part of this program. Yulin is passionate about food as well as writing about food; Yulin enjoys watching drama shows and tries very hard to avoid spoilers of any kind. Her current goal is to become the first person to every great show so that no spoiler would ever get to her.

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