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ERC1: First Year Experience DLs

  • Grace Mertz

    Grace Mertz

    Hi everyone, my name is Grace Mertz and I am a 3rd year in ERC at UCSD. I am a history major with a psychology minor and an MMW writing tutor. I am also a student leader in Acts2Fellowship and I attend Grace Point Church.

    I plan on attending graduate school for a Ph.D. in German History after graduation and my dream is to be a college professor of history.

    Fun Facts:

    I am a Christian

    Huge Disney fan

    Favorite Author: C.S. Lewis

    I have memorized the books of James and Philippians from the Bible

    Love to dance and sing (though I can’t do either very well)

    Campus Involvement: Student Leader in Acts2Fellowship (Christian org), MMW Writing Tutor, MMW Serves Ambassador, Math Tutor at Preuss School, and HDH employee (OVT). Independent researcher in the humanities studying economics and women in Nigeria (ERC 92).

  • Samar Idlibi

    Samar Idlibi

    Hey everyone! My name is Samar Idlibi and I am so excited to be a discussion leader this fall for all of the incoming freshmen ERC students! I am a third year Communication major with a Business minor. I love going to the beach, drinking Starbucks, and I am a huge BTS fan (#army)! I am from Orange County so in my free time you will probably catch me at Disneyland! I have had so many profound and memorable experiences so far at UCSD. I truly believe this campus is a place where students can make mistakes, learn, grow, and most importantly have the tools and opportunities for success in both their social and academic life. My main goal as a discussion leader is to make all of the incoming ERC freshmen students feel welcome and proud of their ERC and UCSD community. I want to make sure that each student leaves FYE, knowledgeable of the many resources that UCSD has to offer in order to overall enhance their college experience and make it a memorable one!

    Campus Involvement: Women in Business Member, Academic Integrity Peer Educator, ERC Orientation Leader, SangamSD Culture Show Committee 2019, Rock N Roosevelt Member
  • Francheska Bautista

    Francheska Bautista

    Hello ERC Class of 2023! I go by Fran and my pronouns are she/they. I am a 3rd year Global Health major with a Human Rights minor. I participated in FYE in my first year and am excited to give back to this wonderful program. I’m a first-gen college student and LOVE boba so feel free to reach out whether it be for help in this big ol’ university or for the best boba (yes, I have a ranking list! Feel free to try and change my mind on it). I’m from the San Fernando Valley, but am proud to call ERC and UCSD my second homes. In my time as an FYE participant, I made such wonderful friends whom I am still close to now and hope that you all will be able to get to know your fellow ERC cohort and feel welcomed in ERC and UCSD.

    Campus Involvement: Pilipin@ Undergraduate Society for Health (PUSH) External Conference Coordinator, American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) Director of Finance and Sponsorship, ERC Peer Advisor, Student Administrative Assistant for University Development

  • Inga Romm

    Inga Romm

    Hello everyone, my name is Inga Romm, and I am your Discussion Leader for ERC1 this Fall quarter. I am a 4th-year transfer student, majoring in Political Science/ Public Law.  If you have any questions about law programs on campus/ thinking about going to law school, I will be happy to discuss it during my office hours. 

    Although I wasn’t a freshman at UCSD, I know how frightening it is to face new and unknown. Transferring to the new university wasn’t the biggest challenge for me — already four years ago (OMG!) I crossed the Atlantic Ocean and came to the United States, where my academic journey began. I was born and lived for seventeen years in the marine city of Odessa, located in Ukraine. My international background helps me to be aware of different cultures and mentalities, and that is why I decided that teaching this class is a perfect way to apply my knowledge and share my experience. 

    My responsibility is to introduce you to the majority (if not all) campus resources. However, it depends on you if you use all the learned information. Although ERC1 is easy in terms of workload, the benefit you are going to get (participating in college organizations, getting to know other transfers, working on your CCR, and using resources to ease the academic workload) is priceless.

    Campus Involvement (as for Spring 2019:) ILead certificate recipient, the Well-Being Leadership Award certificate recipient, Discover the Law Program certificate recipient, Public Speaking Seminar certificate recipient, member of Tau Sigma National Honor Society.

  • Katie Edwards

    Katie Edwards

    My name is Katie Edwards and I’ll be your FYE discussion leader this Fall! I’m super excited to get to know all of you and to try to help make your transition into college a little bit easier this quarter. I’m a 3rd year student from Muir college double majoring in neuroscience and physiology, and psychology. Outside of school, I work as a certified nursing assistant at a long-term care facility, and as a lab assistant at a cellular medicine lab through UCSD’s medical school. I am also involved in several pre-health clubs on campus… ask me how to get involved! I’m a big Warriors fan, being from Northern California, and used to play basketball in high school. I also love to run, and listen to Kanye while doing so! Feel free to reach out to me any time throughout this quarter if you have any questions, or just want to talk! I love to procrastinate, so feel free to give me any reason to! (lol)

ERC2: Transfer Year Experience DLs

  • Erin Rosales

    Erin Rosales

    Hello everyone! Welcome to your TYE Discussion Section, led by myself, Erin! My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a second-year transfer student from the Bay Area (yay area) majoring in Human Biology. Aside from being YOUR Discussion Leader, I am a a College Ambassador (Tour Guide), member of Greek Life on campus and the Transfer Representative of ERC, Eleanor Roosevelt College. I actually was in your spots 1 year ago, took this course and really enjoyed learning about the resources and navigating UC San Diego’s huge campus, and decided to share my experiences with you all :) 

    Off campus, you can probably find me on Convoy Street or drinking boba somewhere in San Diego. I’m a huge foodie so please feel free to reach out for boba, coffee, any food… ?

    Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant (Village), College Ambassador, Alpha Chi Omega (Panhellenic), Nikkei Student Union, HMP3

  • Anna Stuhlfire

    Anna Stuhlfire

    My name is Anna Stuhlfire, and I will be your ERC1 Discussion Leader for the Fall 2018 Quarter. I am very excited to work with each of you, and to be one of the first people to introduce you to UCSD. I am a third year ERC student majoring in Molecular Biology.

    When I was an out-of-state first year student, I was incredibly grateful for the First Year Experience class as it’s core purpose is to help students make the most of their college transition. Eleanor Roosevelt College at UCSD is a truely unique learning community that I have come to call home, and I am sure ERC will soon feel like home to you too!

    Campus Involvement: UCSD Taekwondo Team Board Member, I-House Community

  • Miheer Modi

    Miheer Modi

    Hello there! My name is Miheer and I am a returning Discussion Leader for the Transfer Year Experience Program. I decided to return as a Discussion Leader because I truly enjoy working with students and being able to channel my extroverted nature in a productive way wherein I can help new UCSD transfer students call this campus home for the next two years. In my downtime, I love to cook, look around San Diego, read about cars or play with my friend's two cats-  Akali and Oolong. My teaching philosophy mimics my mother's who has been a teacher for the past 20 years; I try to create a safe space where everyone's participation is valued and you can learn in a fun and collaborative space.

    On-campus involvement: Triton Community Programming Leader at Office of Parent and Family Program and Development of Biodegradable plastic using Botryococcene at Pomeroy Lab/ Algenesis