My name is Christine Choi and I am a 3rd-year Asian American Studies & Global Studies double major, double minoring in Educational Studies and English from Northridge, California. I am a first-generation and Korean-American student and I am beyond excited to be working with the Asian American Studies Department as an Undergraduate Peer Advisor.
On-campus I am a Returning Resident Assistant (RA) for a pre-dominantly freshmen residence hall, Santa Cruz Hall, and also serve as a Campus Tour Guide and the Vice President of Recruitment and Training through the Gaucho Tour Association within the Office of Admissions. I also am involved as a Peer Mentor and Research Assistant within the UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education’s Koegel Autism Center. I was a Teaching Assistant (TA) for the UCSB Education Department’s course, Introduction to the University, ED 20 for freshmen, and currently one for ED 118 for transfer students. I am also the Administrative Vice President of the National Residence Hall Honorary Chapter here on-campus. I also have experience working in different departments such as UCSB Health & Wellness, UCSB Residential Housing Association, UCSB Disabled Students Program, and more.
I am very passionate about education and specifically ethnic studies being accessible to all students before higher education as taking my first Asian American class here at UCSB changed my life and really allowed myself to further develop my own identity as an Asian American Student.
I am so excited to work as a Peer Advisor within the department and would love to talk to you more about why I chose to pursue the Asian American Studies major and more. Please feel free to email me whenever and I would love to chat!
My office hours are in HSSB 5044 (main office) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM !