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My name is Christine Choi and I am a 3rd-year Asian American Studies Major, double minoring in Educational Studies and English from Northridge, California. I am a first-generation and Korean-American student and I am beyond excited to be working with the Asian American Studies Department as an Undergraduate Peer Advisor.
On-campus I am a Resident Assistant (RA) and will be again next year for a pre-dominantly freshmen residence hall, Santa Cruz Hall, and also serve as a Campus Tour Guide and the Vice President of Recruitment and Training through the Gaucho Tour Association within the Office of Admissions. I also am involved as a Peer Mentor and Research Assistant within the UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education’s Koegel Autism Center. I am also an elementary school instructor for an organization SproutUp and currently a Teaching Assistant (TA) for the UCSB Education Department’s course, Introduction to the University, ED 20 for freshmen, and for ED 118 for transfer students. I am also the Administrative Vice President of the National Residence Hall Honorary Chapter here on campus. I have also experience working in different departments such as UCSB Health & Wellness, UCSB Residential Housing Association, UCSB Disabled Students Program, and more.
I am very passionate about education and specifically ethnic studies being accessible to students as taking my first Asian American class here at UCSB changed my life and really allowed myself to further develop my own identity as an Asian American Student.
I am so excited to work as a Peer Advisor within the department and would love to talk to you more about why I chose to pursue the Asian American Studies major and more. Please feel free to email me whenever and I would love to chat!
- HSSB 5044
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.
Hi! I am a third year Asian American Studies major double with Financial Math and Statistics. I spend my free time learning to cook and trying out new things. My hobbies include photography, learning classical instruments like the violin and piano, and painting. Normally you will see me in Asian American Studies classes so if you see me, come say hi! Of course, you are always welcome to come to my office hours.
I adore Asian American Studies courses because they are highly applicable in daily life. In our classes, we examine multiple intercultural perspectives in literature and history. I learned many useful 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.
If you have questions and can’t come to my office hours, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll respond to you as soon as possible.
- Mondays 12:30 – 3:30 in the main office (HSSB 5044) or if you can’t find me there I’ll be in the Reading Room (HSSB 5026) or by Appointment