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REV1: First Year Experience DLs

  • Piper Stevens

    Piper Stevens

    Hey Y’all! My name is Piper Stevens and I am a senior psychology major with a sub-specialization in clinical psychology on the pre-med track while minoring in Health Care - Social Issues. I also am working on a thesis in the psychology senior honors thesis. On campus I am a member of the Triton Community Leadership Institute, the LDSSA, HMP3, and Hope Scholars.

    A little about me personally: I grew up in Arizona, so I understand the struggles of being an out-of-state student. However, one of my most defining qualities is that I was a foster kid, and that does not define me in that I was a victim, but that I am a loud and proud survivor. I even have a blog about it, in case you’d like to check it out! In between working as a DL, tutor, EMT, and nanny and usually balancing 19 credits, I enjoy spending time with my friends and sneaking in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, or Supernatural.

    I took FYE as a freshman myself, and initially found it tough to stay, but eventually I found my groove and had a wonderful opportunity to establish a relationship with my DL. FYE is an excellent notch to your college belt in that it not only expands your knowledge on how to be a college student, allows you to meet other Revellians, or even meet people who have been where you are now, but it provides a way for you to be better acquainted with UCSD itself. I am so excited for this year and to be a DL for you wonderful Revellians. I just want you to know that I am always open to discuss anything, whether it be questions about myself, UCSD, or college in general. I am here to be a resource to you! Let’s have some fun!

  • Kelly Hua

    Kelly Hua

    Hi everyone, my name is Kelly Hua and I’m a 4th year Revelle student. I’m an Education studies major and HDS minor, looking into academic counseling. I was an FYE student my first year and the program helped introduce me to many helpful programs that are available and the program made transitioning into college a bit easier for me. I want to be an FYE discussion leader to help out incoming students feel more comfortable in a new environment, especially one as big as UCSD.

    I love hanging out with my friends and exploring new places with them. You never know what crazy adventures you’ll go through with them on campus. I also love to travel, my recent venture was Vietnam back in 2019 where it was my first time going to Asia. I was supposed to study abroad in Scotland during the summer but due to covid it became a virtual abroad experience instead. If you guys have any questions about studying abroad or studying during the summer in general you can always contact me. I went through the whole application process so I can help plan your next adventure!

    I'm the oldest in my family and I’m often looked up to by my younger cousins so I know what it's like to be the guinea pig and going through many new experiences without much guidance. Once I go through such milestones, I’m often the one to help them out with their milestones. I hope to offer some guidance if anyone needs it to the best of my ability. I hope through this course you guys will be able to learn more about yourself and how you can best adapt to this new setting. Can’t wait to meet you guys in the Fall!

  • Elanor Sievers

    Elanor Sievers

    Hello! My name is Elanor, and I am a third-year Biochemistry/Chemistry student at Marshall College. For the past year I have been working as an intern in the Debelouchina Lab, where I am learning the skills I need to succeed as a chemist. In my free time I draw to get my stress out. I dabble in video games and creative writing. I also love food dearly and go out to eat far too often, which is why I took a financial management class! My idea of a perfect afternoon is being curled up in a chair with my cat and reading a book while it is pouring rain outside. 

    When I first started at UCSD, the FYE program helped me adjust from high school to college and gave me the confidence and support system I needed to embrace the resources and opportunities on campus. For example, FYE encouraged me to seek out the Teaching and Learning Commons, and the tutors there greatly helped me shift my writing to college level rapidly. I plan to return the favor and help y’all gain the tools you need to achieve your goals for college and beyond! FYE also let me make friends and establish connections on campus within the context of a smaller, welcoming group, which is less intimidating than trying to greet someone new in a giant lecture hall. 

    I am super excited to be your discussion leader, and my goal is for you to end your first fall quarter here knowledgeable of the campus’s resources and organizations. Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself: this is a time for personal growth

  • Hailie Hou

    Hailie Hou

REV2: Transfer Year Experience DLs

  • Elanor Sievers

    Elanor Sievers

    Hello! My name is Elanor, and I am a third-year Biochemistry/Chemistry student at Marshall College. For the past year I have been working as an intern in the Debelouchina Lab, where I am learning the skills I need to succeed as a chemist. In my free time I draw to get my stress out. I dabble in video games and creative writing. I also love food dearly and go out to eat far too often, which is why I took a financial management class! My idea of a perfect afternoon is being curled up in a chair with my cat and reading a book while it is pouring rain outside. 

    When I first started at UCSD, the FYE program helped me adjust from high school to college and gave me the confidence and support system I needed to embrace the resources and opportunities on campus. For example, FYE encouraged me to seek out the Teaching and Learning Commons, and the tutors there greatly helped me shift my writing to college level rapidly. I plan to return the favor and help y’all gain the tools you need to achieve your goals for college and beyond! FYE also let me make friends and establish connections on campus within the context of a smaller, welcoming group, which is less intimidating than trying to greet someone new in a giant lecture hall. 

    I am super excited to be your discussion leader, and my goal is for you to end your first fall quarter here knowledgeable of the campus’s resources and organizations. Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself: this is a time for personal growth!

  • YanZhe Liu

    YanZhe Liu

    Hi! My name is Leo (or YanZhe) Liu, and I am an incoming Junior studying Bioengineering: Biotechnology. I grew up in Pasadena, Los Angeles but was originally from TianJin, China. Because of this, I am fluent in Mandarin so feel free to reach out if you miss the feeling of speaking Mandarin! I love exploring new areas and trying out new things. From eating new (and sometimes weird) food to exploring trails and great scenery spots, I love activities that really connect me to a place. In my free time, I love collecting coins, binge-watching Youtube, and gaming with my friends. Additionally, I also love investing (especially in stocks) and going to the range. I always love meeting people and making new friends so please don't hesitate to hit me up for a chat or coffee!