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2015-2016 C&L Peer Educators

Alex Esguerra

Alex Esguerra

Alex Esguerra is currently a senior in Sixth College who transferred from community college with a major in Public Policy and a minor in Sociology. Alex was inspired to become a peer educator by the Professional Communication seminar and iLead programs that were offered at UCSD. He is interested in public speaking and has a desire to improve his leadership skills. He has a passion for teaching others and hopes to become a high school history teacher in the future. Alex is particularly fond of poetry and loves science fiction. If you're interested in giant robots or in prose, Alex is your go-to person!
Andrew Hua

Andrew Hua

Informally known as Dat, is a first generation college student in his fourth 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.
Bill Lieu

Bill Lieu

A second year bioengineering student who seeks to immerse himself in communication, leadership, and projects. As a first year, he participated in Center For Student Involvement seminars and seeks to challenge himself by applying what he has learned. When he learned about the Peer Educator program, he became excited that the opportunity. He decided to become a Peer Educator to apply what he has learn, as well as, improve his interpersonal and public speaking skills while doing something that excites him. Although he is uncertain of his passion, Bill is confident that doing what he loves currently would lead him to his long term goal. Bill enjoys eating a variety of foods, working on club projects, and visiting friends.
Brian Chen

Brian Chen

Currently a third 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

Danielle Davis is currently a second year, general biology 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 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

You can also call her “Emmy”. A second 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 OnDemand 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.
Haley Asturias

Haley Asturias

Haley Asturias is a first generation college student studying Communication. After graduating this upcoming June, Haley plans to pursue a career in marketing and advertising. Currently, she is the marketing director for the UCSD Guardian, a student run newspaper on campus. She began her studies at UCSD as a transfer student and quickly became involved with Triton Television, where she was able to write, film and report for the Triton News Network. This position requires a lot of community outreach and interviews so Haley took the Public Speaking Seminar in hopes to acquire the needed skills. It was through this seminar that Haley found passion in public speaking, which ultimately lead to her interest in joining the CL program. As a senior at Eleanor Roosevelt College she plans to make this her best year at UCSD
Iris Qiuting

Hilary Wu

Hilary is a Comm major, Business minor senior, and a second year Peer Educator returnee proudly from Thurgood Marshall College. 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 her return from study abroad in Fall quarter, she is hoping to see herself improves in her communication skills and brings back what she learned from the study abroad experiences to inspire and motivate others. Alongside school, Hilary loves cooking, traveling and taking photos. Be aware when her camera is pointed at you!
Iris Tso

Iris Tso

Iris is currently a third 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

Currently a second 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. 
Mike Griffin

Mike Griffin

A fifth year from Warren majoring in Computer Science. Through iLead workshops, the Interpersonal Relationships and Public Speaking seminars he was able to learn a lot and push his comfort zone. He hopes that as a Peer Educator he will inspire others at UCSD learn and grow in the same way. He also wants to continue to improve his communication skills as a Peer Educator, both for personal relationships and the professional field. He hopes to eventually move into leadership positions in the field of Computer Science, and has a dream of starting his own company someday. In his free time he likes to spend time outdoors doing activities like hiking, or going to the beach.

Nia Blas

Nia Blas - Lead Peer Educator

A fourth 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.

Nideesh Terapalli

Nideesh Terapalli

A third 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/improv, go kayaking, and reading books on various topics
Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy - Communication & Leadership Specialist

A third year majoring in Public Health. 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 has accepted the role as Communication and Leadership Specialist for the Center for Student Involvement because he loves to inspire others. Sean enjoys exploring new places, reading, and doing parkour as well as all kinds of other movement and acrobatics!
Tracy Ta

Tracy Ta

Tracy Ta is a fourth 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.

2014-2015 C&L 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 Tran

Carel Lee Tran

A second year bioengineering student who seeks to immerse himself in communication, leadership, and projects. As a first year, he participated in Center For Student Involvement seminars and seeks to challenge himself by applying what he has learned. When he learned about the Peer Educator program, he became excited that the opportunity. He decided to become a Peer Educator to apply what he has learn, as well as, improve his interpersonal and public speaking skills while doing something that excites him. Although he is uncertain of his passion, Bill is confident that doing what he loves currently would lead him to his long term goal. Bill enjoys eating a variety of foods, working on club projects, and visiting friends.

Cynthia Kaui

Cynthia Kuai

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 We

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 Quiting

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.

2013-2014 CCL Peer Educators

Eva HaEva Ha

Eva Ha is currently a fourth year Human Development major proudly representing Sixth College. She aspires to become a nurse practitioner after her time at UCSD and is currently doing hospice volunteer work. Eva believes that communication plays a vital role in our everyday interactions, and became a Peer Educator to advance her professional and personal development, communication, and leadership skills. When not dedicating her time to academics, Eva seeks amusement in outdoor activities, such as sports and hiking, or attempting to accomplish goals listed on her bucket-list. 

Evelyn NashEvelyn Nash

Evelyn Nash is a second year majoring in Political Science. After taking the Professional Communication seminar, Evelyn fell in love with the program and was inspired to become a Peer Educator in order to share all of the fantastic opportunities Communication and Leadership provides. Evelyn applies what she has learned from the program both in her sorority (Chi Omega) and Warren College Student Council. Evelyn enjoys the outdoors, traveling, baking, and exploring San Diego with friends.


Jane KangJane Kang

Jane Kang is a second year Political Science Major in Sixth College.She is excited to be working with the Peer Educator team this year and hopes to create a fun, hard-working, and rewarding environment for her peers. In the future, Jane sees herself pursuing a career in law, government, or the non-profit sector. In the mean time, she plans on sharing the time and experience she has with those around her. "A lot of people are putting such great work, time, and energy into the Center for Student Involvement, and I'm grateful to be a part of this team!" 


Rose PierRose Pier

Rose Pier is currently a fifth year chemical engineering student. After completing the Professional Communication seminar, Rose decided to participate in the CSI- Communication and Leadership Peer Educator program to gain more valuable skills and to encourage other students to seek out this program. Aside from school, Rose enjoys traveling and sightseeing.

Sophia ZhangSophia Zhang

Sophia Zhang is currently a third year Applied Math major at Revelle College. After finishing the iLead program last year, she decided to become a Peer Educator to further her leadership and communication skills and make more friends. Sophia is now working in the Math Department at UCSD as a grader. During leisure time, she enjoys doing volunteer work such as tutoring kids. She loves food, traveling with friends, and watching movies.


Vanessa MontesVanessa Montes

Vanessa Montes is currently a fourth year Communication major and Studio Art minor at Muir College. Vanessa’s participation in the Interpersonal Relationships seminar and ilead program have developed her professionalism and communication skills. Vanessa decided to become a Peer Educator to continue to build her level of professionalism and exercise her networking abilities. Vanessa is an active member in Hermanas Unidas, Muir Environmental Corps., and Color of Healing Art Therapy. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys engaging in community service as well as drawing, skimming through magazines, listening to music, and watching romantic comedies. Vanessa believes in hard work, perseverance, and helping others along the way.

Veronica LinVeronica Lin - Lead Peer Educator

Veronica Lin is a fourth year Chinese Studies/Sociology double major and Psychology minor at Muir College. Her involvement in CSI-Communication and Leadership began with the Triton Success Program and after two years as a Peer Educator, Veronica decided to take on the challenge of becoming Lead. She looks forward to working with the incredibly diverse and gifted group of Peers and hopes to give back, even if just a little, what she has received in the past three years. Although the future after UCSD remains unclear, Veronica hopes to continue in an occupation that is both personally fulfilling and beneficial to the greater community. In her free time she enjoys cooking, being in nature, practicing yoga, and photography. 

Yulin LiuYulin Liu

Yulin Liu is a third year student from Marshall college majoring in Psychology. As an international student from China, Yulin wants to get more involved on campus, and she hopes that more international students can take advantage of this program. Yulin loves watching all kinds of TV series, including Grey's Anatomy, and Friends. She is also looking forward to playing tennis with new people. Her experience of working in Pines Dining Hall and mentoring elementary school students motivated her to minor in business and math education. Not yet sure of her career goals, Yulin hopes that she can find her passion through all kinds of activities in the following two years in college.

2012-2013 CCL Peer Educators

Anterpreet Kaur

Anterpreet Kaur is currently a third year Biochemistry major hoping to pursue a career in medicine. CCL seminars and TLC has improved her professionalism and communication skills. She also attributes her ability to deal with day-to-day conflicts to the interpersonal and leadership seminars. She enjoys interacting with other students and volunteering to help those who are not as resourceful, particularly the homeless in need of medical services. Her hobbies include sunsets and sunrises, sewing, growing wheatgrass, spreading the joy of a vegetarian lifestyle and reading classical American literature.

BeckyBecky Phung

Becky is a fifth year Communication major at Muir College.  Becky completed two CCL seminars titled Public Speaking and Communication & Leadership after being inspired to seek out more potential for personal growth from CCL's drop in workshops.  Becky is involved on the ArtPower! marketing team to promote campus performing art events and to facilitate the student body's creative spirit.  Becky likes to watch Charger football games, photograph, and bake delicious goodies. Becky believes in: the power of creating a magical imprint to affect the world, the power of thoughtful creative thinking, the power of experiencing quality food and live music, the power of traveling to understand others, and the power of knowing how to laugh at yourself.

CarolineCaroline Cade

Caroline Cade is a fourth year Economics major and Business minor at Revelle College. Caroline joined the TLC program in winter quarter back in 2012 and decided to become a CSI- Communication and Leadership Peer Educator to help students who are interested in acquiring communication and leadership skills. Caroline is currently the publicity officer of the Chinese Union at UCSD. Caroline loves to travel because it’s amazing to experience different parts of the world and encounter the diversity of people and culture. 

CandaceCandace Chu

Candace Chu is a fourth year Environmental Systems (Ecology, Behavior, Evolution) major with a minor in Business from Thurgood Marshall College. Candace completed the Professional Communication seminar and the CommunicateUCSD! program. Candace enjoys dancing, snowboarding, and doing community service. Candace is a proud member of Circle K International, 4NO1 Dance Team, and TMC’s Each one Reach One Program. 

CherylCheryl Li

Cheryl is a fourth year Structural Engineering student. Upon finishing the Peer Educator internship program last year, Cheryl decides to return and be part of the new group to further develop her communication and leadership skills. Cheryl likes to travel and try new things. Cheryl is also part of Phi Sigma Rho, which is the women scientist and engineer sorority. 

DianaDiana Lam

Diana Lam is a third year General Biology Major from Muir College. Other than being a CCL Peer Educator, Diana is involved as a Student Health Advocate on campus, and was the Treasurer of the Vietnamese Student Association last year. In addition to volunteering weekly at the UCSD Medical Center, Diana is currently a lab assistant and stock keeper at the UCSD Drosophila Species Stock Center. Diana loves helping others and has a strong desire to impact the community in a positive way. Diana loves to make new friends and takes any opportunity to connect with people from different backgrounds. On her free time, Diana enjoys having spontaneous adventures, watching romantic comedies, and spending time with friends and family.

Favorite quote: "Every chance is like a picture so take it."

DuncanDuncan McClure

Duncan McClure is a 4rd year student at Revelle College pursuing a degree in nanoengineering. Duncan joined CSI-Communication and Leadership to improve his communication skills, loved the programs he was involved in, and decided to become a Peer Educator.  Outside of CSI-Communication and Leadership, Duncan has participated in a wide range of different rolls and activities throughout his time at UCSD and is involved in different campus organizations.  In his free time, Duncan enjoys any outdoor activity, spending time with friends, and photography, his creative hobby.  After graduation, Duncan plans to work in the exciting field of nanotechnology.

JesseJesus Perez

Jesus is a fourth year Sociology major out of Muir College. Originally from the bay area, Jesus' first residency in San Diego was the result of his service in the military. After participating in the CSI's Interpersonal Relationships seminar, Jesus became involved with the CCL to advance his leadership and communication skills, as well as help demonstrate the vital role communication plays in both our professional and personal lives. When not occupied by school work, Jesus enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities, good times with friends and family, music, and running.

KellyKelly Nguyen

Kelly Nguyen is a fourth-year student from Muir College majoring in Communication and with a minor in Business. After graduating from UCSD, Kelly wishes to pursue a Masters degree in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs. As the Lead Peer Educator this year, Kelly is very excited to spearhead a talented and diverse group of Peers, and she looks forward to teamwork, friendship, and creating positive change in the lives of others!

MaxMaximillian Chua

Maximillian Chua is a first year Management Science major, Philosophy and Mathematics minor at Warren College. He has completed several CCL seminars which allowed him to gain confidence in professional communication and also improve his interpersonal relationships. Upon graduation, he intends to work in the finance industry; specifically in the field of investment banking. That aside, Maximillian is open to any adventurous sports and loves going for evening runs. Some other hobbies of his include traveling, eating, and most certainly spending quality time with family and close friends.

RocioRocio Pena

Rocio Pena is a third year chemical engineering major at Marshall College. Rocio is currently Vice President Internal of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Secretary of the Society of Women Engineers. Rocio completed the Triton Leadership Certificate during her sophomore year where she gained a lot of confidence and inspiration to become more involved on campus. Rocio enjoys watching movies, working out, and is a major foodie.

RosaRosa Khou

Rosa Khou is a 4th year Communication student at Warren College. After completion of the Passport to Leadership / CommunicateUCSD! Program Rosa's 3rd year, Rosa decided to become a CCL Peer Educator. Rosa currently works as support for the Marketplace team with Procurement & Contracts at UCSD Business & Financial Services. Rosa enjoys watching suspenseful movies and TV series, chats over coffee, going on road trips, and dining out in search for tasty foods.

SadatSadat Nazrul

Sadat Nazrul is a second year Marshall student from Bangladesh and is doing a double major in Nanoengineering and Economics. Upon completion of the public speaking, professional communication and interpersonal relations seminars under the Triton Leadership Certificate program, Sadat decided to further his leadership and communication skills through the CCL Peer Educator program. Sadat is currently the Secretary/Technical Advisement of the Nanoengineering and Technology Student Society while being involved in AMSE's Human Submarine Project, the Muslim Student Association and Triton Consultancy Group. Sadat is also learning Shaolin Kung Fu and Boxing at UCSD and his diverse hobbies include learning about different cultures, traveling, spending time with friends and trying out new and random things. After graduation, Sadat plans to help expand the newly emerging nanotechnology industry.

VeronicaVeronica Lin

Veronica Lin is a third year Chinese Studies - Sociology double major and Psychology minor at Muir College. Her involvement in CSI-CL began with the Triton Success Program and she has continued as a Peer Educator ever since, enjoying the opportunity to interact with such a wide spectrum of students. Veronica works at the Muir College Writing Program as a student assistant and is involved in UCSD Photo Club and Muir Environmental Corps, both organizations that speak to her passions. In her free time she blogs, cooks, and dabbles in a myriad of artsy activities. Although the future after UCSD remains unclear, she hopes to continue in an occupation that is both personally fulfilling and beneficial to the greater community.

2011-2012 CCL Peer Educators

AlejandraAlejandra Calderas-Tan

Alejandra Calderas is a fourth year Biochemistry/Chemistry major and Economics minor at Sixth College. Alejandra completed the Trion Success Program her freshman year and also completed the CCL Interpersonal Communication Seminar. Alejandra loves spending time outdoors such as going hiking to the beach or simply out for a run. Alejandra also likes trying out new restaurants, cooking, baking, traveling, and spending time with her family. Alejandra is a member of Phi Sigma Rho Sorority.

CherylCheryl

Cheryl is a third year ERC student majoring in Structural Engineering. Upon completion of the CCL Interpersonal Relationship Seminar, Cheryl gained communication skills and decided to become a CCL Peer Educator to improve more. Cheryl is an easygoing and cheerful person. Besides the involvement in the CCL programs, Cheryl is also volunteering at the Office of Disability. Cheryl likes to travel around and see the world. After graduating from UCSD, Cheryl will be pursuing her dream career as an architect.

DeliaDelia Tung

Delia Tung is a third year international studies:economics and chinese studies major and accounting minor at Muir College. Delia has completed the CCL public speaking and professional communication seminars. Delia loves any activity outdoors including hiking, camping, and swimming. Delia is involved with two fashion magazines on campus, Fashion Quarterly Magazine and No 15 Magazine. Delia is active in Soli Deo, a Christian fellowship on campus. Delia is also involved with PROSPECT: journal of international affairs and the International Affairs Group.

EmilioEmilio Valeria

Emilio Valerio is a fourth year Sociology/Social Inequality and Structural Engineering major at Revelle College. Emilio took part in the 2009-2010 Triton Success program which began Emilio's involvement with CCL. Emilio enjoys watching moving during free time. Amongst Emilio's favorite activities are travelling and snowboarding. Emilio lived most of his life in Mexico City and still enjoys spending time there whenever possible and likes trying new things, and tries to find time to enjoy the little things.

DuncanDuncan McClure

Duncan McClure is a 3rd year nanoengineering major at Revelle College. Duncan joined CCL to improve his communication skills, participated in the Triton Success Program, loved it, and decided to become a CCL Peer Educator. In his free time, Duncan enjoys any outdoor activity, photography, exploring San Diego, and spending time with friends. After graduation, Duncan plans to work in the exciting field of nanotechnology. 

JaimeJaime Sykes

Jaime is a third year from Sixth College and is majoring in Communication. Jaime decided to become a CCL Peer Educator after taking the CCL Public Speaking Seminar, which has allowed Jaime to speak confidently when answering or posing questions in classes. One interesting Fact is that Jaime grew up on a farm in Oregon, Ca. Jaime loves listening to music, eating, and Jet Skiing. During spare time, Jaime loves to scrapbook and make cards.

Favorite quote: "Every chance is like a picture so take it."

KellyKelly

Kelly is a third-year student from Muir College studying Literature/Writing and Communication. After graduation, Kelly plans to pursue the field of education either by teaching elementary school or working in student affairs at a University. Kelly wishes to do some journalism or editing work on the side, such as writing for a women’s magazine. As a Campus Based Leader and Scholar Mentor, Kelly initiated the creation of the Gates Millennium Scholars Association at UCSD. Some of Kelly’s hobbies include singing, traveling, and rummaging through thrift stores and vintage shops to look for cheap and one of-a- kind items.

MartinaMartina

Martina is a fourth year warren College student from Palo Alto with a major in Chinese Studies and a minor in Visual Arts Media. Martina plans to pursue a career in interpretation, education, or art. Outside of schoolwork, Martina was the president of the Tzu Chi Collegiate Association at UCSD from 2010-2011, and she still volunteers actively every weekend. Martina joined the CCL Peer Educator program to further improve her connection with the student body. Some of Martina’s hobbies include swimming, creating art, singing, and learning American Sign Language.

TishaTisha Tuong

Tisha Tuong is a third year Literature-Cultural Studies major and Law & Society minor at Muir. Tisha completed the CCL professional and interpersonal communication seminars and benefits from the Chancellor’s Scholars Program.Tisha also donates time to Birch Aquarium and is the President of Voices for Planned Parenthood (VOX) and a facilitator/panelist for the LGBT Speakers Bureau. Tisha enjoys writing, learning and facilitating controversy. Tisha's other loves are films, anecdotes, long walks, tumblr, tea, spoken word, scifi and trying new thing.

VeronicaVeronica Lin

Veronica Lin is a second year Chinese Studies - Sociology double major at Muir College and she decided to become a Peer Educator after participating in the year-long Triton Success Program. Veronica is currently working in the Muir Writing Office as a student worker and is the Secretary for Muir Environmental Corps. She enjoys dabbling in art and photography and thinks it is interesting to analyze people and help them. Veronica loves soaking in nature, and blue skies, white clouds and green grass make her happy. She keeps a big book of quotes and practices Chinese Calligraphy in her spare time.

YelaineYelaine Wang

Yelaine Wang is a second year Management Science major and Accounting minor at Muir College that has completed the CCL Professional Communication Seminar. Yelaine is currently a Lab Assistant and Stock Keeper at the UCSD Drosophila Species Stock Center. Yelaine enjoys walks on the beach, reading, and watching romantic comedies. She also loves to hang out with her family and friends.

AngelaAngela (Yisi) Li

Yisi Li, aka Angela, is a second year Warren student currently majoring in Chemical Physics and minor in Management Science. Yisi works for OASIS as a math workshop facilitator. Yisi loves helping others and has a strong desire to contribute to the society in a positive way. Yisi loves to make new friends and often eagerly seek opportunities to connect with people from various backgrounds. Passionate about art, Yisi has also won several awards for her artworks, and would love to continue art as her hobby. At this moment, Yisi is looking forward to a career in the business field, to utilize and improve leadership and communication skills. At leisure time, Yisi loves to draw, swim, play badminton, share jokes with friends, and search for interesting videos on Youtube.

2010-2011 CCL Peer Educators

NathalieNathalie Becavin-Tan

Nathalie Becavin-Tan is a fifth year International Studies major with an emphasis on Economics and Chinese Studies at Muir College. Nathalie finished the Interpersonal Relationship seminar and Intergroup Relations dialogue, enjoyed the programs, and decided to become a peer educator. She wants to get into law school and plans to work on social justice. Nathalie is involved with many student organizations. Nathalie was the president of the Thai Culture Club in 2008-2009 and president of the Cambodian Student Association in 2009-2010. Nathalie loves traveling. When free, Nathalie spends time exploring San Diego or hanging out with friends.

JulieJulie Chao

Julie Chao is a fourth year general biology and psychology major at Revelle College. Julie completed the Professional Communication seminar and loved the program so much that Julie became a peer educator. Julie plans to go to medical school and become a cardiologist.
Julie is currently volunteering at Hillcrest and studied abroad in Korea this past summer. Julie loves music and art and enjoys spending free time planning social events or making birthday cards.

BettyBetty Chow

Betty Chow is a 5th year majoring in International Studies- Economics with a minor in Urban Studies in Planning. Betty studied abroad in Japan last summer and is waiting to study in Germany this coming spring. Betty enjoys exploring new places and different cuisines with her friends. Photography became a huge part of Betty's life and through photos you can see Betty's personality and perspective of the world. Betty takes pictures of everything especially food because Betty is a foodie and finds the world as a playground and welcomes adventures with open arms. Betty's passion is to learn and assist others in communication and leadership. 

MariaMaria Gaeta

Maria Gaeta is a fifth year statistics major and computer science minor at Eleanor Roosevelt College. Maria joined CCL to improve communication skills.  Maria completed the Triton Success Program and is now a peer educator. Maria enjoys playing and watching soccer, exercise, watching movies, visiting family in Mexico, and traveling in general.

KattieKattie (Mui) Ho

Katie Ho is a fourth year environmental systems major at Sixth College who completed the CCL interpersonal communication, CommunicateUCSD, and the Leadership in Intergroup Relations seminars. Katie’s past time includes movies, community service, music, live performances, and hiking. Katie is involved with Still Thoughts Association (STA) and a research project in Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO). 

Favorite quote: “Always do what you are afraid to do” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

RachelRachel Jang

Rachel Jang is currently a third year Human Biology Major and Global Health Minor from Revelle College.  In addition to being a CCL Peer Educator, she is also involved with Schools4Schools and volunteers weekly at Salk Laboratories.  She has participated in and co-facilitated the Interpersonal Relationship Seminar.  Rachel enjoys spontaneous adventures, deep conversations, the color purple, singing in the car, rhinos, the roar of the ocean, and the different textures of fabric.

AlisonAlison LeKander

Alison LeKander is a fourth year Sociology – International Studies major at ERC. She has been involved in CCL's Public Speaking and Intergroup Relations seminars and would participate in all of them if time allowed. Alison is a volunteer at the Women’s Center and a Conversation Leader for the UCSD Extension’s English Language Institute. Alison is passionate about many issues of social activism. For fun Alison enjoys watching foreign films, reading about social issues, and practicing yoga.

SarahSarah Munjal

Sarah Munjal is a fourth year student in Eleanor Roosevelt College, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Management Science. Sarah has taken the public speaking, interpersonal communication, and leadership in intergroup relations seminars. Sarah is very passionate about dancing, and has been on multiple competitive dance teams. Sarah also enjoys playing basketball and soccer, and loves watching the Golden State Warriors and San Jose Sharks play on television. Sarah is a very family-oriented person, and loves spending time with her family and friends.

ScottScott Natsuhara

Scott Natsuhara is a third year political science major at Eleanor Roosevelt College that has completed the Triton Success Program, the CommunicateUCSD program, and one full year of the Peer Educator internship.  Scott plans to attend law school in the near future that includes a joint graduate degree.  Scott is also a Resident Advisor for Eleanor Roosevelt college supervising freshmen in Africa Hall.  Scott is a huge sports fan that follows the Angels, Rams, and Lakers while he also enjoys hanging out with friends and family.

DeliaDelia Tung

Delia Tung is a third year international studies:economics and chinese studies major and accounting minor at Muir College. Delia has completed the CCL public speaking and professional communication seminars. Delia loves any activity outdoors including hiking, camping, and swimming. Delia is involved with two fashion magazines on campus, Fashion Quarterly Magazine and No 15 Magazine. Delia is active in Soli Deo, a Christian fellowship on campus. Delia is also involved with PROSPECT: journal of international affairs and the International Affairs Group.

TishaTisha Tuong

Tisha Tuong is a third year Literature-Cultural Studies major and Law & Society minor at Muir. Tisha completed the CCL professional and interpersonal communication seminars and benefits from the Chancellor’s Scholars Program.Tisha also donates time to Birch Aquarium and is the President of Voices for Planned Parenthood (VOX) and a facilitator/panelist for the LGBT Speakers Bureau. Tisha enjoys writing, learning and facilitating controversy. Tisha's other loves are films, anecdotes, long walks, tumblr, tea, spoken word, scifi and trying new things.

EmilioEmilio Valerio

Emilio Valerio is a fourth year Sociology/Social Inequality and Structural Engineering major at Revelle College. Emilio took part in the 2009-2010 Triton Success program which began Emilio's involvement with CCL. Emilio enjoys watching moving during free time. Amongst Emilio's favorite activities are travelling and snowboarding. Emilio lived most of his life in Mexico City and still enjoys spending time there whenever possible and likes trying new things, and tries to find time to enjoy the little things.

ShirleyShirley (Xili) Zhao

Shirley Zhao is currently a third year political science major at Muir College. Shirley completed the ETS public speaking and interpersonal communication seminars, and IRP intergroup relation seminar. Besides CCL, Shirley is also involved with Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, and PROSPECT, which is a UCSD online journal focus on international affairs. Shirley loves reading, swimming, movies, dramas, the beach, learning, smiling, sleeping, and meeting new people.

2009-2010 Express to Success (ETS) peer educators

Chris GauthierChris Gauthier is a third year cognitive science (neuroscience) major and critical gender studies minor at Revelle College. Chris plays rugby with the UCSD club team, learns about "trippy science-like" topics, plays with Cloe and Scooby Doo (miniature pinschers), works out, meditates, and writes.

Chris has been involved in ETS programs such as PRONTO, CommunicateUCSD!, and the public speaking seminar. Chris presented at CommunicateUCSD!, worked as a peer educator, and co-taught an interpersonal communication seminar. Chris is also involved in the Cognitive Science Student Association and the UCSD LGBT Resource Center. Health, balance, family, and education are important to Chris. Contact Chris.

Rachel ArmentRachel Arment is a second year international studies major at Muir College and has completed the ETS public speaking seminar. Friends say that Rachel is "chill but crazy" (Rachel hopes that's a good thing!), and Rachel gets along with a wide variety of people.

Rachel enjoys tennis, traveling, the beach, the mountains, music, knitting, catching up on favorite TV shows, and going on spontaneous adventures. Rachel has a passion for helping people who want to improve, and is part of the Community Law Project, Voices for Planned Parenthood (VOX), and the Triton Club Tennis Team. Having lived in Idaho, North Carolina, and now California, Rachel has special appreciation for snow and rain.Contact Rachel.

Michael ChanMichael Chan is a second year electrical engineering major at Sixth College who also works for UCSD Housing, Dining, and Hospitality. Michael thrived in the Triton Success Program and still made time to play basketball, hang out, listen to music, and exercise. He is a self-described workaholic.

Michael was born in New Jersey, but lived in Taiwan for 7 years. Family, friends, and working are important to Michael. Singing the blues always helps Michael feel better. Contact Michael.


Betty ChowBetty Chow is a fourth year international studies and economics major at Eleanor Roosevelt College. Betty has been involved with the ETS interpersonal communication and public speaking seminars. Betty finds family, smiling, and food important and also likes traveling, sleeping, and meeting new people. Purple is Betty's favorite color and Betty's favorite animal is a lion. Contact Betty.


Denise DeLeonDenice Louie Duque De Leon, aka Dee, is a second year applied mathematics major at Thurgood Marshall College who has completed the ETS interpersonal communication and the public speaking seminars.

Denice loves teddy bears, elephants, rainbows, music, food, and taking pictures. Other hobbies include learning to play the piano, learning to dance hip-hop, and writing poetry and short stories. Denice is a self-described "major math-geek-nerd-person-thing" so if you need help, you know where to go! Contact Denice.

Kevin DongKevin Mengjun Dong is a fourth year pharmacology chemistry major at Warren College, and has a passion for dancing and going out. Kevin loved the Triton Success Program and also loves being on UCSD Dancesport. Four symbols that are important to Kevin include the tiger, the monkey (intelligence), a bridge (connecting with others), and a dancer. Contact Kevin.


Deborah HaymenDeborah Hayman is a second year urban studies and planning major and environmental studies minor at Eleanor Roosevelt College. Deborah has completed the ETS interpersonal communication seminar.

Deborah's hobbies include hiking, camping, making collages, traveling, attempting to cook, acting, reading, being a pseudo-photographer, bike-riding, being classy, and trying new things. Four words that describe Deborah are energetic, adventurous, creative, and "loves learning." Contact Deborah.


Rachel JangRachel Jang is a second year human biology major at Revelle College. Rachel is also involved in the Revelle Hall Association and Welcome Week Committee, InterVarsity, and is an Admit Day Ambassador.

Rachel's hobbies include playing piano, exercising, dancing, yoga, cooking, shopping, volunteering, and hanging out with friends. Rachel has completed the ETS interpersonal communication seminar and says, "I am an optimistic and positive person. I'm a good listener and give good feedback. If I absolutely love something, I will give it my all. I love laughing and having a good time." Contact Rachel.

Kasey KippingKasey Kipping is a fourth-year international relations and Japanese studies major at Muir College. Kasey completed the ETS public speaking and interpersonal communication seminars.

Kasey loves kayaking, biking, reading, dancing, music, cooking, movies, the beach, learning, smiling, languages, being with friends and family, meeting new people, and being vegetarian. Kasey is involved with the Japanese Student Association (JSA), Passport to Leadership, and the Nikkei Student Union. Four symbols that represent Kasey include a dog, the Earth, a smiley face, and a heart. Contact Kasey.


Vashisht MadabhushiVashisht Madabhushi is a second year bioengineering (pre-med) major at Revelle College who has completed the ETS interpersonal communication and public speaking seminars. Vashisht's hobbies include running, reading novels, community service, spending time with family, meeting new people, and creating new bonds. Vashisht is also involved in the Revelle Semiformal, Welcome Week for Revelle, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Revelle Programming Board, Revelle Community Outreach, and UCSD Table Tennis. Contact Vashisht.

Scott NatsuharaScott Natsuhara is a second year political science major and economics minor at Eleanor Roosevelt College (ERC) and has completed CommunicateUCSD! and the Triton Success Program. Planning to attend law school and graduate school for public policy, Scott is also the professional development chair of Phi Alpha Delta — a pre-law fraternity at UCSD — and is the executive and policy representative for ERC's Student Council. Scott enjoys watching and playing sports (especially baseball), buffalo wings, and hanging out with friends and family. Contact Scott.


Alexis PammitAlexis Pammit is a second year human biology major and psychology minor at Revelle College. Alexis's hobbies include playing guitar, eating, and watching movies.

Alexis joined ETS to, "help people learn about the importance of communication," and has completed the Triton Success Program and CommunicateUCSD! Alexis is also a Preuss School tutor, a Biobridge mentor, a member of Pre-medical Association of Student for Service (PASS), Hughes Scholars Program (HSP), and Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD), and a lab assistant in Dr. DeMaio's lab in the School of Medicine. Contact Alexis.

2008-2009 Express to Success (ETS) peer educators

Martin CamposMartin Campos is a fourth year economics major at Muir College and is involved with Muir College Council, the Tribe of Muir Transfers, and Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). Martin participated in both the ETS Public Speaking Seminar and the ETS Interpersonal Communication seminar. Contact Martin.


Chris GauthierChris Gauthier is a cognitive science major at Revelle College. Chris participated in the ETS Public Speaking Seminar, the ETS Interpersonal Communication Seminar, and presented a workshop with the Communicate UCSD! program. Chris is originally from the California Bay Area and plans to pursue a career in education or health policy after an M.B.A. and Ph.D.Contact Chris.


Tiffany JayaTiffany Jaya is a third year computer science major at Warren College. She prefers face-to-face conversation and seeing someone's expressions over technological devices to communicate. In her spare time she enjoys drawing while snacking on Pocky, Japanese chocolate-covered biscuits.Contact Tiffany.


Jeff LeeJeff Lee graduated from Revelle College fall 2008. He plans to get a master's in nutritional science and become a dietitian. Jeff participated in the ETS Public Speaking Seminar, the ETS Interpersonal Communication Seminar, and attended many CommunicateUCSD! workshops. What Jeff enjoys the most about ETS is sharing valuable information and the opportunity to enrich himself. Contact Jeff.


Laura LouieLaura Louie is a fourth year double major in communications and economics at Marshall College. This is her second year as an ETS peer educator. She participated in the ETS Public Speaking Seminar, the ETS Interpersonal Communication Seminar, and Communicate UCSD! Laura is an officer in the FBLA-PBL, and performs on the Triton Twirl Flag team. Contact Laura.


Kelli MichelKelli Michel is a third year general biology major at Revelle College from Irvine, CA. During her freshman year she completed the Triton Success Program and became an ETS peer educator intern last year. In addition to her ETS duties, she is also junior representative on Revelle College Council and student co-coordinator for the Revelle Next Step program.Contact Kelli.


Brittany TibetBrittany Tibbet is a third year biochemistry major at Marshall College and plans to be a super senior. She loves running on the beach right before sunset, aspires to rap like Lil' Wayne, and enjoys doing whatever random thing catches her attention. Contact Brittany.

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