Major: Business Administration
Description: Hello everyone! Here are some facts about me: I’ve lived in Orange County my whole life. I love watching movies and I hate spoilers so I don’t even watch trailers. I really enjoy listening to podcasts and interviews. I’m not picky with music but some of my favorite artists/bands are Kendrick Lamar, Kanye, Michael Jackson, The Smiths, and The Internet. I’m also a big Dodgers, Lakers, Barcelona/Tottenham, and MMA fan. One of my biggest goals this year for AA is to bring a speaker to UCI that the school will never forget. I want our commission to be able to put on an event that students who didn’t go will be angry that they missed out on it. Leaving a legacy like that would be my ultimate goal. Another goal I have this year is to remove the glass barrier between the branch of AA and the UCI student body. This will require increased transparency and communication. The final goal I have is to bond with not just the Speakers commission, but the entirety of Academic Affairs.
Major: Public Health Sciences
Description: Hi my name is Francesca and I will be one of your Speakers commissioners this year! This will be my third year in ASUCI, with my previous two in Visions Leadership as a mentee and mentor. I’ve learned the importance of initiation, project development, and building strong communities through Visions and in turn, I hope to emulate at least a fraction of what my wonderful former commissioners and co-interns have taught me in the past! Outside of class, some of my hobbies include reading, writing, running, and watching Avatar reruns!! Wherever I am, I find myself gravitating toward stories that ultimately shape my perception of humanity and society as a whole, and because of this, I am especially grateful for the platform that Speakers has in initiating conversations on various types of adversity that occur within our student body everyday. This year, our commission aims to host 3 Zottalks events with particular focus on female empowerment, the LGBTQIA+ community, and minority representation. In addition, we also hope to create a student-led Speakers event, in which UCI students themselves will have a chance to share their own personal narratives and connect with others in the process. Feel free to contact us with any questions/comments/concerns – any input is welcome!