Student Talent Commission

Connie Nguyen

Student Talent Co-Commissioner

Bio:

Hi everyone! My name is Connie, and I am a second year Pharmaceutical Sciences major. I like discovering new places, thrift shopping, watching kids’ shows, and making new friends. This is my second year in the Office of Student Services, and I can’t wait for this upcoming year and what’s to come!

Commission Goals:

Alongside my fellow commissioners, I am hoping to foster a welcoming atmosphere for new members in our commission, to collaborate with Soulstice League in a more cohesive manner, to adapt to the shifts of the online atmosphere, and to put on a great show for our 10th annual Soulstice – all while making lasting friendships and memories:)

Insiya Gunja

Student Talent Co-Commissioner

Bio:

Hey there! My name is Insiya and I’m a fourth year computer science major and philosophy minor here at UCI! I love solving puzzles, going to the beach, and the color blue. I enjoy doing things like baking, reading, hiking, painting, playing games, and listening to music. I also love teaching kids! I am passionate about being involved on campus, and so I’m super excited about being one of your Student Talent Commissioners this year. Can’t wait to meet you all!

Commission Goals:

My goal for our commission is to really take advantage of the virtual opportunities we have to highlight the talent that exists within the student body. I also have high hopes for making the 10th anniversary of Soulstice the most rockin’ event it can possibly be!

Joshua Ma

Student Talent Assistant Commissioner

Bio:

Hello Anteaters, my name is Josh and I will be your Student Talent Assistant Commissioner for the 2020-2021 school year. I am a third year double majoring in Chinese Studies and Political Science. Since quarantine started, if I’m not performing my basic needs of sleeping, eating, or studying; you’ll find practicing my new hobbies that I’ve accumulated to cure my boredom. They include cooking, gardening, reading, online shopping, and my favorite Chloe Ting. Beyond that, I’m a pretty normal college student who like many of you are ready to get out of this crazy dream. I’m always here, (literally in my house all day) so if your have any ideas or concerns, feel free to contact me. :)

Commission Goals:

The Vision for Soulstice 2021 is to provide students with a platform for original talent while also providing a diverse and inclusive programming that authentically reflects the unique voices that comprise UCI.
Mission Statement:
The Student Talent Commision will utilize various platforms to reach out to diverse talent.
The Student Talent Commision will engage in courageous conversations with prospective talent about the need to address unconscious bias and systemic bias as they create their content.
The Student Talent Commission will maintain ongoing communication with prospective talent in order to share timelines, deadlines, and sources of support.
The Student Talent Commission will utilize, and approve, the use of public funds to support programming delivered at Soulstice 2021 that honors and respects the unique voices and talents at UCI.

Contact Us!

  • studenttalent@asuci.uci.edu

  • Connie’s Office Hours: TBD

  • Insiya’s Office Hours: TBD

  • Joshua’s Office Hours: TBD