TMC1: First Year Experience DLs

  • Priscilla Nguyen

    Priscilla Nguyen

    I’m incredibly happy and pumped for a whole new quarter to start and all that you will be able to gain as an FYE student! Firstly, as a past FYE student myself, this class has given me immense and valuable insight into navigating UCSD and forming connections and relationships with others, including my own Discussion Leader. My goals as your DL are to make sure you leave the classroom knowledgeable about on and off-campus resources and encourage your confidence in being involved in extracurricular activities. An advice I always give is that college is a time for immense personal growth and challenges and learning to believe in your abilities. You’re going to push the boundaries of what you think you’re capable of and I’m here to support you along the way!

    Anyway, a little bit about myself: I’m a third-year Political Science major with a minor in Education Studies from Orange County. I go out of my way to eat the spicy version of everything and am incredibly passionate about education. I have various past and current leadership positions so don’t be afraid of asking how you can become involved! This year in addition to being your Discussion Leader, I am also a CASP Peer Leader, a Village RA, and part of a non-profit named Side by Side. Despite my busy schedule, don’t be afraid to reach out or go to my office hours if you are curious about anything at all or just want someone to chat with before your next class (you can also email or Facebook message me)!

    Campus involvement: RA at the Village (2018-19), Member of Alpha Omicron Pi, Past TMC Orientation Leader, Tutor at Reality Changers, PAL Tutor, Member of KP, Member of Alternative Breaks, Side by Side (non-profit), CASP Peer Leader

  • Amanda Lam

    Amanda Lam

    Hi Everyone!

    My name is Amanda, and I am a second-year Thurgood Marshall College student. I used to be a Psychology major with a specialization in Clinical Psychology, but I am an International Business major with a minor in accounting and a potential minor in visual arts. In the future, I plan to obtain my Certified Public Accountant license to work in an accounting firm and do film on the side.

    Academics aside, TMC and UCSD has many great opportunities to offer to students! Within TMC, I’ve been involved with the Annual Cultural Celebration committee and  Orientation Leaders. Next year, I will also be heavily involved in the Undergraduate Accounting Society and interning for the LGBT Resource Center. There are plenty more, like TMC’s Dean’s Internship and Marshall Student Council. If you want to learn more, feel free to reach out to me!

    I am also interested in dance and film. I am currently on the UCSD Dancesport team and participated as an intern for Triton Television. I love watching TV shows, like This is Us and Criminal Minds. If I’m not watching my shows, I’m out drinking boba and exploring the different foods on Convoy Street!

    Campus InvolvementIntern for LGBTRC, Marshall Culture Celebration Market and Vendor Committee member, OL for Marshall College, Vice President of Finance and Operations for Undergraduate Accounting Society, Member of Dancesport Team, Member of KASA Freshman Dance-Off Team, Intern at Triton Television

  • Megan Cheung

    Megan Cheung

    Hello fellow Marshall students! I’m Megan, your discussion leader for this Fall Quarter.

    I am a fourth year International Studies major with an emphasis in History and a Human Development minor. Thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of these two programs, I am very lucky to have been able to indulge in my diverse range of interests across the social sciences/arts & humanities, from communications to political science to education studies. So if you have any questions about these fields, ask away! If you’re in STEM, never fear! I still can help you navigate resources that will be super helpful to your time here. As your first year experience discussion leader, I want to help you make a fun and successful transition into life as a UCSD student.

    Campus involvement (Current and Previous)Member of International Studies Student Association, Preuss School volunteer

  • Baonghi Nguyen

    Baonghi Nguyen

    I’m a 3rd year pursuing a major in International Business and a minor in Russian Studies. When I was a senior in high school, I didn’t even know that UC San Diego existed, so you can imagine my shock arriving here for the first time and having no idea of anything happening around me. Being in the FYE course my freshman year not only helped to build my awareness of UC San Diego but also how to thrive in it.

    I enjoy avant-garde films, pomo lit, and licit vices.

    Campus Involvement: Member of Russian Club, Member of D&D Club

TMC2: Transfer Year Experience DLs

  • Bikram Sidhu

    Bikram Sidhu

    Hello! I am a first-year transfer student  currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. I plan on taking the LSATs after I graduate and attending law school. I took the Transfer Year Experience course my first quarter here at UCSD and without it, it would not have been as easy as it was to acclimate myself to this campus.

    A few things to know about me, I love to swim in my free time, I am a massive dog lover, and I love almost every genre of music that I have heard, feel free to suggest some more to me during the quarter I’ll be sure to give it a listen! During the summer of 2018, I’ll be studying abroad in the UK I am very excited and can not wait to share my experience with you all.

    On campus, I am currently the Officer of Public Relations of the All Campus Transfer Association (ACTA), a great resource for transfers by the way, and will be the President of ACTA during the 2018-2019 academic year.

    For those interested in pursuing law school, studying abroad, getting involved on campus, or just in need of a chat feel free to come and talk to me whenever. Looking forward to having a great first quarter with you all!

    Campus Involvement: Officer of Public Relations for the All Campus Transfer Association (ACTA)

  • Abigail Garcia

    Abigail Garcia

    Hi all,

    My name is Abigail Garcia and I am a 4th year student majoring in sociology and minoring in education. I am originally from Los Angeles, where I attended community college for 3 years. I transferred to UCSD in the fall of 2017 and am currently a senior (finally). After graduating, I plan on continuing my education and receiving a Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling and pursuing a career in college counseling, specifically at a community college.

    Besides from being passionate about school, some of my hobbies include working out and being lazy. Kind of contradicting right? I love working out so I can release some stress and ultimately feel better about myself but I also love being a homebody and staying in and watching some Netflix or YouTube videos. I also love being outdoors by the beach or anywhere where it’s sunny and I can explore nature.

    As far as campus involvement, this is my first time being involved in anything campus related. However, I am currently employed and work for Triton Mobility Services (TMS), our on campus service that provides rides throughout campus for disabled and handicapped students. Additionally, I was involved in research during the spring 2018 quarter and researched boxing in a working class community. I look forward to working with Marshall and being involved more across campus and meeting new people.

    My advice to new students is to not fret or panic. Everything takes some time to adjust and get used to. I know that things might seem rough at first but trust me, they will get better. When I first got to UCSD I had a hard time adjusting and wanted to go home every weekend but overtime all my worries slowly started fading away. Just give it time and let things flow. And if you ever need help or just someone to talk to, you can always email me or visit me at office hours. My goal is to make your transition to UCSD as smooth and easy as possible.

  • Jaclynn Navarro

    Jaclynn Navarro

    Welcome to TYE, I am so glad you have chosen to take this course!

    Being a Transfer student can be overwhelming, don’t worry you’re not alone! We have a Transfer community that is here to support you and I will be a resource for you along the way!

    My name is Jaclynn Navarro,  was also a transfer student just like you! For community college, I attended  American River College in Sacramento.  Yes, that is the Capital of California for a reference if you are unfamiliar with the area. I am a Communication major with a minor in Business, my emphasis is on marketing and organizational communication. I have a passion for health and nutrition.

    I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you!