Hello! My name is Sauntharya Manikandan (pronouns: she/her/hers) and I will be serving as your Legal Clinic Officer for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. I am a fourth-year Psychological Sciences and Criminology major hoping to enter the legal field in the future. I hope to work towards the main goal of LEARN, by connecting UC Irvine students to legal services and providing information to underrepresented communities on campus through informational sessions and additional resources.
I am so excited to be working in this capacity to not only increase resources but also representation and advocacy for our UCI community. In my free time, I love catching up with friends over a cup of coffee or baking some sweet treats. Please know I am here to support my fellow anteaters and would love to work to address your concerns or ideas to improve student life at UCI.
Hi! My name is Mona (she/her) and I am a second-year political science student from Orange County, CA. This is also my second year as an intern for the LEARN commission, which I joined because of my passion for social justice and desire to create a more equitable campus environment. Connecting with people through ASUCI and providing access to legal resources has been an incredibly rewarding experience, especially when we are able to help marginalized communities. Apart from LEARN, my other involvements include being a Campuswide Honors Ambassador and staff member for Legislative Affairs under the Office of the External Vice President. Outside of campus, I enjoy working for political campaigns, procrastinating with the help of TikTok, reading, listening to and playing music, and of course eating Persian food. In the future, I hope to pursue a career at the intersection of law and politics using the skills and knowledge I’ve learned at UCI.
Hi everyone, my name is Amy Alavez. I am a third-year student double majoring in Urban Studies and Criminology. I applied to be an intern for the LEARN commission because I want to be able to help students and a way I could do that is by offering resources and making myself a source for students to reach out to when they do need help. As a first-year student, I did not know the number of legal resources that UCI can offer students therefore I want to bring more exposure to everything that UCI can do to help its students. As a criminology student, I noticed there was a lack of clubs, programs, resources for students that want to pursue law which is why one of my missions this year is to be able to put all the law related opportunities on the LEARN website so that students can easily access and take advantage of these opportunities. I am excited and happy to be in this commission so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about LEARN or if you need any legal resources.
Hi y’all! My name is Simrat Ubbhi (sim-RIT oo-BEE) and I am a fourth-year majoring in Criminology, Law & Society with a minor in Political Science. As a future lawyer, I joined LEARN to bring awareness to key legal issues surrounding students. As young adults, we can sometimes be unaware of the correct steps to take or resources to use. I wanted to help bridge this gap and support my peers in need! LEARN is here to help underserved students and communities of UCI. I hope we can help you in any way possible!
In my free time, you can usually catch me skateboarding around Aldrich Park or getting coffee with friends! I also enjoy traveling and attempting to be a photographer. My favorite color is orange and my favorite food is Indian food, of course. Zot zot zot!
Hello, Anteaters! My name is Tawab Nazari and I am a first-year student studying political science here at UC Irvine. My hobbies include volunteering through school, pitching in on electoral campaigns, running 5ks, and gardening.
I became an intern for LEARN because I wanted to educate myself about the plethora of various legal resources that we have available for students. I’ve had some experience in connecting folks to aid and I’d like to continue doing that. While I’m involved with this commission, my goal is to familiarize myself with ASUCI and succeed in achieving some good old student outreach.
As of now, I’m interested in pursuing a career in politics and hope to attend law school post-undergraduate. Please direct any questions you may have about LEARN to
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to just talk, my Instagram is @itstawab. See y’all around! Zot zot zot!