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  • Peer Advisor

Hey everyone, I’m Navpreet. I am a fourth year majoring in Asian American Studies and Environmental Studies while pursuing a certificate in the Technology Management Program. During my time at UCSB, I was extensively involved in our student government through Associated Students and residential life. Since I have an interest in social entrepreneurship and community organizing, I interned at local community organizations and start-ups.  While I am still exploring my career options, I want to work to help underserved communities and provide more resources for those who need it. In my free time, I highly enjoy watching anime, spending time with family, exploring local cultural sites, and taking strolls in the wonderful outdoors.


As an Asian American American Studies major, I found my niche on campus in the department through our wonderful students, faculty, and staff. Everyone is welcoming inside and outside the classroom. The intellectually engaging content of the Asian American courses have carried over to various aspects of my life. I have gained critical thinking skills which I utilize on a daily basis. The conversation never ends in the classroom for any student taking an Asian American studies course.  Students grapple and develop new perspectives within courses ranging from arts, public policy, history, writing, and much more. Many Asian American majors and minors including myself  have come from our courses but these courses would benefit any student.


You are always welcome to come into my office hours to talk about anything from getting involved on campus, navigating academic challenges, or deciding to major or minor in Asian American Studies.



  • Student Staff

I am a second year student minoring in Asian American Studies. I look forward to a year of learning, building friendships, and experiencing and trying out new things. I am currently undeclared, but I am looking into majoring into psychology or sociology. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer and hanging out with friends at the beach.

  • M 10-1 , T 1:15 - 3:15, F 9-1
  • Peer Advisor

Hi! I am an Asian American Studies major double with Financial Math and Statistics. I spend my free time learning to cook, eating those food, and trying new things. My hobbies include phone photography, trying out classical instruments, and sleeping. I’m taking a couple of Asian American Studies classes this quarter so if you see me, come say hi! Or, you are always welcome to come to my office hours.

I really like Asian American Studies courses because they highlight and examine multiple intercultural perspectives in literature, history, and life. I learned many things that aren’t available in STEM classes. In Asian American Studies courses, you get the chance to work closely with the professors to develop your communication, writing, and analytical skills. In these classes, students are given the chance to express themselves and grow as individuals. I started off as a minor and became a major because I realize each of the interdisciplinary topics gives me invaluable knowledge, background, and experience. Regardless of becoming a major/minor, taking an AsAm class will change your outlook on mechanisms of the world and yourself.

Feel free to come chat with me. Or if you have questions and can’t come to my office hours, email me and I’ll respond to you as soon as possible.

  • TUESDAYS 9:00 - 12:00 in HSSB 5026 Reading Room or by Appointment