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Current Peer Educators

Meet the Center for Student Involvement's current Communication and Leadership Peer Educators.

Christina Chen

Christina Chen

Hello Everybody! This is Christina Chen, I am a junior year student at UCSD with Economics major and Business minor. More importantly, I am a new peer educator for the 2016-2017 academic year, Yeah! I love playing tennis and swimming, as well as watching almost any sport games. And of course, I am a FOODIE! What do you do when you are sad? Just have some delicious cheesecake, and then everything will be ok. With my enthusiastic and passionate characteristics, I will be your best friend and let’s have more fun together to lead your way to success.
Riley Zhang

Riley Zhang

Currently a second year Nano Engineering student in Warren College, Riley has always enjoyed helping her community and hopes to live a life towards balance. After completing the Interpersonal Relationship Seminar and Public Speaking Seminar during her first year, Riley wanted to use the leadership skills she learned to help others develop these skills as well. She is also a member of Alternative Breaks at UCSD. She currently has a part-time job on campus and enjoys being a part of the Warren College Student Council and the UCSD Badminton Club. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with friends.
Daniel Kim

Daniel Kim

My name is Daniel Kim. I am from San Diego and currently studying math-Computer Science (CS) and Biology. Despite partially being a CS major, I really don’t like spending time inside the lab. This does not mean I don’t like coding, I just don’t like how confined I feel inside the Computer Science Lab. Thus, I decided to be a Peer Educator, so that I can not only work with diverse people with different majors and background but also help out fellow students to excel in communication and social skills. In my free time, I enjoy playing lots and lots of chess and solving thoughtful problems. Now, as a Peer Educator, I am intending to add to my free time socializing and learning to be a leader. Wish me luck!
Jojo Zhou

JoJo Zhou

JoJo is currently a second year Math-Computer Science major at Eleanor Roosevelt College. If you meet her for the first time, she might be shy, but she is easygoing and enjoys helping others. In her freshman year, she participated in CSI-CL through public speaking seminar and iLead workshops. Though her major is science and technology related, she still realizes the importance of interpersonal and communication skills. By becoming a Peer Educator, she would like to step out of her comfort zone and get more involved on campus. In her free time, she likes to read, play the piano and watch anime.
Alice Xu

Congwen 'Alice' Xu

Congwen is a third year Muir college student studying biochemistry – cell biology and minoring psychology. You can also call her Alice. She loves to talk with people and make friends. After participating in the CSI – ilead program in winter quarter, she found it is a great place to help others and improve herself, so she applied to be a Peer Educator after she finished the program. She believes college is not only a place to study and learn new knowledge but also a great chance to meet more people and look for things that people really passion about. She loves science fiction, and her favorite movies are the Matrix. She’s interested in psychology and philosophy now and feel free to talk with her! She loves it. 
Brian Chen

Brian Chen

Currently a fourth 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.
Danielle Davis

Danielle Davis - Lead Peer Educator

Danielle Davis is a fourth year, Global Health major with a minor in ethnic studies at Thurgood Marshall College. She aspires to be a Physician Assistant with a specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology while furthering her education in ethnic studies reaching for a masters and or doctorates degree. Being a Lead Peer Educator she hopes to gain confidence in public speaking, cultivate her leadership and interpersonal skills while building professional character. She became interested in joining the CSI team after attending an Ilead workshop on professional development. There she saw the benefits of becoming a Peer Educator and how it could push her growth as a student and a leader. On her free time she enjoys spending time with people who mean the most to her, watching a good movie, and exercising.
Zhaoyue

Zhaoyue 'Emmy' Peng - Lead Peer Educator 

You can also call her “Emmy”. A third year international student majoring in Management Science from Muir College. After staying in UCSD for 2 quarters without taking part in any student organization, Emmy decided to step out of her comfort zone and join the ilead program. What ilead has brought her is not only the literal principles of communication and leadership, but also the courage to communicate and the confidence to share experiences with different people. Recently, she is co-facilitating I-Lead workshops and attending the Public Speaking Seminar provided by Center for Student Involvement. Hopefully, she can further build her confidence in public speaking this quarter and facilitate On Demand in the upcoming quarter. Currently, she can’t wait to be a Peer Educator to get herself more involved in the UCSD community and to help others who are truly in need. Emmy is a fan of reality shows such as Running Man. Also, she enjoys traveling in her free time.
Iris Tso

Iris Tso

Iris is currently a fourth year majoring in Physiology and Neuroscience and minoring in Business who plans to pursue a career in medicine. Understanding the importance of open and effective communication, Iris hopes to foster these necessary skills in the student body as a Peer Educator. She was involved with CSI through iLead, Professional Communication and Leadership for Social Change seminar programs, and as a result she cannot wait to share her knowledge with others! Besides her academics, she is involved with multiple pre-medical related organizations so if you see her around campus, feel free to say hi!
Marissa Barber

Marissa Barber

Marissa is currently a third year Communication major in Thurgood Marshall College. She has always enjoyed helping her community and hopes to find a career in advocating for social justice issues. After completing the iLead program during her first year, Marissa wanted to use the leadership skills she learned to help others develop these skills as well. She is also a member of the TMC Honors Program. She currently has a part-time job on campus and enjoys being a part of the Triton Twirl Flag Team and the UCSD Undergraduate Communication Society. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and spending time with friends. 
Nideesh Terapalli

Nideesh Terapalli

A fourth year studying Computer Engineering. He likes working with people on a team and tackling challenges. Nideesh got involved with CSI-CL through the Professional Communication Seminar. After joining the Peer Educator program he wants to learn new skills and give his best efforts to the responsibilities that come with the position. In his free time Nideesh likes to watch comedy/ improvisation, go kayaking, and reading books on various topics.
Tracy Ta

Tracy Ta

Tracy Ta is a fifth year studying Chemistry and Biochemistry. She is originally from Rosemead, California, which is a city in Los Angeles County. During her time at UCSD she has been involved with CSI – Communication and Leadership and many other on-campus activities. Her favorite hobby is listening to music and watching movies. One interesting fact about Tracy is that she likes over-seasoned food and is interested in one day going to law school.

Alice Lam

Alice Lam

Alice is a senior from Sixth College, double majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and Management Science. Alice aspires to become a pharmacist after graduation and is currently working as a pharmacy technician. She believes that good communication and leadership skills are crucial in all areas. As a peer educator, she would like to apply what she learns to help other to step out of their comfort zones and communicate effectively. She would also like to improve on her professional and personal development as well as public speaking and leadership skills. In her free time, Alice enjoys traveling, going on food adventures and watching dramas.
Tammy Luu

Tammy Luu

Tammy is a senior from ERC majoring in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, with a minor in Education Studies. She hopes to become a clinical neuropsychologist and instructor at the community college level.Having worked with a social justice organization throughout high school, she found a love for cultivating communication and leadership skills in herself and others, and has attended a number of CSI’s workshops and seminars. She is excited to take her turn in encouraging other students to become confident of their abilities and of their presence in group situations. She also loves everything DIY.