Speakers Commission

Tej Vuligonda
Tej VuligondaSpeakers Commissioner

Speakers Commission Interns

Daniel Chung
Daniel ChungAcademic Speakers Intern
My name is Daniel Chung, I am an incoming sophomore and currently in the process of switching into Biomedical Engineering as my major. I was born and raised in Southern California my whole life and I live in a small town called Claremont, an hour north of Irvine. When I am not studying, you can see me at the ARC playing basketball or hanging out with friends. Or taking naps during the day. I’m really glad that I was chosen for Speakers and hope that we can all work together to make this a great year!
Stephen Chhang
Stephen ChhangAcademic Speakers Intern
My name is Stephen Chhang and i am a Fourth year Business Economics major with a minor in Management. This will be my second year involved with ASUCI and my first year as a speakers intern. During my free time, I like to hang out with friends and try new and exciting places to eat and drink. Also, I am a netflix-aholic so if you have any shows that you watch, please feel free to inform me on it and hopefully we could talk about it. Because I am a commuter, I am always down to do stuff in Irvine. Looking forward to being a speakers intern.
Harley Buhay
Harley BuhayAcademic Speakers Intern
I’m Harley Buhay, and I’m a second year International Studies major from San Fernando Valley, CA, where I was born and raised. I think tater tots, donuts, and KBBQ are gifts to the world that I am not worthy of being in the presence of. If I were to be an animal, I would choose a sea otter because sea otters seem like such happy and excitable creatures. I can easily tell you that my all-time favorite song is “How Deep is Your Love” by The Bee Gees, but I have a hard time choosing an all-time favorite music genre/artist because there’s way too much good stuff out there in the world. Currently, however, I’m really into Chance the Rapper, SEVENTEEN (a kpop group), and the Hamilton: the Musical soundtrack. I love ’80s films, Parks and Recreation, How I Met Your Mother, and Gossip Girl. I love to draw but I hate coloring, and I believe that naps are what keep me sane on a day-to-day basis. Last but not least, I’m so excited to be a Speakers Intern for the upcoming school year!
Ashley Lee
Ashley LeeAcademic Speakers Intern
Hi everyone! My name is Ashley Lee and I am a third year Pharmaceutical Sciences major. I am super excited to be working as an intern in the Speakers Commission this year. As my first big involvement on campus, I’m looking forward to working with these amazing individuals to create experiences that embody the Anteater spirit.
When I’m not on campus, you’ll either find me studying at a coffee shop or re-watching Friends for the thousandth time. But no matter where I’m at, I’m always eager to meet new people so don’t be afraid to say hello!
Jasper Van
Jasper VanAcademic Speakers Intern
My name is Jasper Van, I am from San Jose, California. I am currently part of the Class of 2020 at UCI as a Biology major. Apart from studying, I enjoy playing basketball, going hiking, and having spontaneous adventures with friends. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in medicine.
Nasir Asad
Nasir AsadAcademic Speakers Intern
I’m Pretty bad at writing bios because I honestly don’t know what to say or what anybody would care to hear but I guess I’ll just tell you the basics. My name is Nasir Asad and I am first year Political Science major. I am a huge politics/ history nerd and I love school. My hobbies include, reading, running, photography, and basketball. I am usually described as a quiet and shy person and while that is true, I am only like that when I first meet people but I am quick to show my more excitable and energetic side. I’m looking forward to being a Speakers intern and being more involved at UCI in general and can’t wait to start!
Benjamin Hung
Benjamin HungAcademic Speakers Intern
My name is Benjamin Hung but I go by Ben since I’m too lazy to pronounce 3 syllabus and write 8 letters. I am currently a second year majoring in Psychology and minoring in Management. A few things that you should know about me is that I’m obsessed with dogs and dog videos. 90% of my Facebook feed are dog videos. My most prized possessions are dog socks I bought at a dog cafe. In addition to dogs, I also really like music; mainly R&B but I am open to explore all genres. My favorite artists are currently Chance the Rapper and Kanye West. Finally, the love of my life:food. Doesn’t matter what kind or type of food, I am down to give it a chance and try it out. I live for food adventures and I’ll always be down for food no matter what time it is. Since I’m an introvert, I can seem quiet, unenthusiastic, and unfriendly; but once you get to know me, you will realize that I can be loud and energetic so please don’t let that first initial awkward first impressions affect our future friendship. I am looking forward to working with the Speakers commission in hopes to develop myself as a person and gain more experience working in a diverse team. I am really excited to be part of Speakers and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone.
Nhi Lam
Nhi LamAcademic Speakers Intern
Hi! My name is Nhi Lam and I’m second year Software Engineering major. I would describe myself as relaxed, optimistic, and adventurous. I was born and raised in sunny San Diego, and I love to explore my city, finding new places to eat, hike, swim and take pictures! If I’m not coding in the computer lab, I’m probably watching Youtube. I love to gain beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and especially, travel inspiration through YT videos. I’m hoping to study abroad next year in Europe! This is my first year working with ASUCI and I am so grateful and excited to be a Speakers intern 🙂