Basic Needs

Michel FernandoBasic Needs Policy Officer

Hello friends! My name is Mitchel Fernando, I’m a fourth year Human Biology major here at UCI. After graduating, I plan on taking a gap year then applying to medical school. This year I will hold the position of Basic Needs Security Officer. As the BNSO, I hope to make our basic needs resources on campus more cohesive, and accessible while working on introducing new resources for our students. I am extremely humbled to be in this position and look forward to serving my fellow anteaters! 

A little about myself: I am a Sri Lankan American student that moved to California when I was 5. I’ve been living in the San Fernando Valley ever since, so I’m not too far from home. On my free time, I enjoy anything competitive whether it be board games or sports. I enjoy watching anime, learning new things, and meeting new people so if you ever see me on campus feel free to say hi!

If you ever need anything at all, don’t hesitate to email me at

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