My name is Christine Choi and I am a 2nd-year Asian American Studies Major and Educational Studies Minor 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 Resident Assistant (RA) and will be again next year for a pre-dominantly freshmen residence hall, Santa Cruz Hall, and also serve as a Campus Tour Guide 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 am also an elementary school instructor for an organization SproutUp and currently a Teaching Assistant (TA) for the UCSB Education Department’s course, Introduction to the University, ED 20. I have also 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 students 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. My office hours are on Mondays from 10:00-12:00 PM! If you have any other questions or would like to chat, feel free to visit me at my office hours or email me!