Speakers Commission

 

EMAIL USspeakers@asuci.uci.edu

Commissioners

Kyle Kim
Kyle Kim3rd Year | Business Administration
OFFICE HOURS:
TBD
Francesca Querol
Francesca Querol4th Year | Public Health Sciences
OFFICE HOURS:
TBD

Mission Statement

The Speakers commission’s purpose is to bring speakers to campus that will promote and create dialogue among the student body on topics that are usually not talked about or highly stigmatized. We host a quarterly “Zot Talks” event beginning Winter Quarter, in which we aspire to bring a speaker from a diverse background that can lead and facilitate a discussion among our student body. Through our events, we hope that UCI students can feel inspired and empowered to approach their academic aspirations in a new light and perspective.

Coming Soon!

Kyle Kim

Year: 3rd

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.

Francesca Querol 

Year: 4th 

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!