Peer Educators

  • The Peers are CCR Approved!

    The Peers are CCR Approved!

    The Academic Integrity Peer Educators are a part of the Co-curricular Record!

    Learn more about what the Peer Educator Program is here

  • Aaron Apte

    Aaron Apte

    Computer Science Major | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Spring 2018

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to give back to the UCSD community and make a positive difference in students' lives, and because I wanted to have the opportunity to meet many amazing people and find my own place on campus.
  • Alejandra Contreras

    Alejandra Contreras

    Business Psychology Major| Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Winter 2018

    I love being a peer educator because I get to help other students and spread awareness about integrity at UCSD.

  • Allen Koo

    Allen Koo

    Joint Mathematics-Computer Science Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Fall 2017

    I joined the AIO team because I wanted to establish my personal skills that I could only obtain from this team. I also wanted to join for another reason which was to remind myself daily what integrity is in academic fields. Meeting all the peer educators and staffs in the office really brought me to be more involved with the school for the first time in my three years of attending UCSD, so I really appreciate the people who are working with me.

  • An Nguyen

    An Nguyen

    Biochemistry and Cell Biology Major | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2018

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to improve my speaking and mentoring skills. I realized that students in a highly stress environment like UC San Diego can be tempted to violate academic integrity. Therefore, I want to be part of the campus resource that promote and support academic integrity. Becoming a peer educator helped me to open up more because I am in an environment where opening up facilitates a lot of great discussions. 

  • Annie Jia

    Annie Jia

    Communication Major | Class of 2022

    Peer Since: Fall 2017

    I joined peer educator program to broaden my network and more importantly, to experience university life and promote a culture of integrity. This program fits perfectly and gives me much more, including being a better communicator, a better peer and simply a better person.

  • Ashwin Ganesh

    Ashwin Ganesh

    Bioengineering: Biotechnology Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Fall 2018

    I wanted to be a peer educator as I want to help students get through what may be one of the most stressful points in their academic careers. I wish to be a resource that other students can draw on to learn and grow as people..

  • Belen Robles

    Belen Robles

    Psychology Major, Spanish Literature Minor | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2017

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to get involved on campus and I really liked what the AIO stood for. The offices values align with mine really well and that's a big reason I decided to join. I also really enjoy helping others and providing support, and our office does just that! It seemed like a great fit.
  • Brian Ly

    Brian Ly

    Joint Mathematics-Computer Science Major | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to assist students who have questions about the academic integrity process; it may be a stressful time for some students, and thus I would like them to know that we're there to help. In addition, another reason why I became a peer educator was to promote the importance of integrity on campus; integrity applies to more than just academia in school, as once we graduate, we also need to uphold our values of integrity in real-world ethical scenarios.

  • Cecilia Lorenzo

    Cecilia Lorenzo

    Molecular Biology Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Fall 2016

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to be an active leader and participant in the UCSD community. Another reason for becoming a peer educator was to teach other students of the importance of academic integrity. Thirdly, I really enjoy working with a diverse group of students and getting to hear their stories. I can relate to most of my students from a personal perspective.
  • David Dai

    David Dai

    Computer Science Major | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2017

    My favorite part is actually the short connection between the students and the peer educator. During this connection, the student puts the trust in the peer educator, myself, and at the same time, the peer educator is trying to help out the student with his best ability. This trusted connection and the usual satisfied results combined to be my favorite part of being a peer educator.

  • Deepak Lakshmipathy

    Deepak Lakshmipathy

    Nanoengineering Major, General Biology Minor | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Fall 2018

    I wanted to become an Integrity Peer Educator because I want to inform and educate fellow students about the importance of academic integrity, help those with alleged violations learn from their mistakes, and promote the excelling-with-integrity culture both on and off the UCSD campus. In addition to this, I myself had an academic integrity violation during my first quarter as a freshman at UCSD (Fall 2015) and remember how helpful the peer educators were in guiding me through the whole process. As a result, I really hope to be a peer educator so that I can carry on that tradition and provide that same caliber of guidance to younger students.

  • Elena Xu

    Elena Xu

    Economics Major | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Spring 2018

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to participate more in UCSD community, promote integrity in university, and develop my leadership and communication skill. Also, another reason of becoming a peer educator is that I love this warm atmosphere and kind people in this office.

  • Elise Anthenien

    Elise Anthenien

    Molecular Biology Major, Philosophy Minor | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2018

    I wanted to help those who are in vulnerable situations and to promote integrity on campus.

  • Frank Chiu

    Frank Chiu

    Computer Science and Engineering Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Spring 2018

    I learned to communicate with students to better understand their situation, and I also learned to lead and organize a seminar discussion.

  • Inderpal Dhillon

    Inderpal Dhillon

    Joint Mathematics-Computer Science Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    I became a Peer Educator because I knew it would help me build character and allow me to be more involved on campus.

  • Joanna Chen

    Joanna Chen

    Joint Mathematics-Computer Science Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    I wanted to get involved on campus and help other students in some way. As a peer educator, I can help students better understand what academic integrity is and why it's important now during our time at UCSD and later on in the future.

  • Judy Chen

    Judy Chen

    Joint Mathematics-Computer Science & Philosophy Double Major | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Spring 2017

    I decided to be a peer educator at this program because the core values of Academic Integrity are very important to me and I think to volunteer and provide service to students are also crucial parts of my self-identity. Being surrounded by a group of people who are so passionate and uphold these core values help me to grow into the best version of myself. 

  • Karla Mendez

    Karla Mendez

    Joint Mathematics-Economics Major, Accounting Minor | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Spring 2016

    At first, I decided to become a peer educator because I wanted to get more involved around campus. After doing some research, I liked what the Integrity Peer Educators were doing for other students and knew that I wanted to be a part of it. Helping others is something I've always enjoyed doing, and as a peer educator, I get to help fellow peers turn a mistake into a learning experience. Having integrity is not just about making sure you don’t get an academic integrity violation in college, it’s about being true to who you are as an individual and how you would like others to see you through your own work. Destroying that preconceived notion that “everyone does it” has been a huge motivating factor as to why I’m still a peer educator because everyone does not do it and I want to be proud of being a UC San Diego graduate.
  • Karrin Huang

    Karrin Huang

    Physiology and Neuroscience Major | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2017

    This may sound funny, but I learned how to ask questions as a peer educator. One of my greatest weaknesses is that I am afraid of asking for help. I always thought I was expected to know all the answers. While being a peer educator, I have gained the courage to ask questions whenever I don't understand policy or know how to approach a situation. 

  • Kathleen Ni

    Kathleen Ni

    Human Biology Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    I wanted to learn more about how to uphold integrity in my academic and professional career. I also wanted to be get involved and active on the the UCSD campus through helping and guiding fellow students.

  • Kelly Mayeda

    Kelly Mayeda

    Cognitive Science HCI & Psychology Double Major, Education Studies Minor| Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Fall 2016

    I joined the AI Peer Educator family because I wanted to become a resource to others and help promote a campus culture in which students place strong value in maintaining integrity in their everyday lives - academic, personal, and professional aspects. I also love the office atmosphere and the belief that good people make mistakes too, and we then try and grow from it!

  • Kelsey Guo

    Kelsey Guo

    Cognitive Science HCI Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Fall 2017

    I became a peer so I can let my fellow students know that mistakes don't define who you are, it's what you learn from them that matters.

  • Lauren Dung

    Lauren Dung

    Marine Biology Major | Class of 2021

    Peer Since: Fall 2017

    A friend at the Academic Integrity Office asked me if I was interested in being a peer educator and I liked the idea of being part of the UCSD community while helping students and promoting academic integrity. Since becoming a peer educator, I've also gained valuable leadership and professional skills. Overall, I'm glad that I'm part of an incredibly supportive environment!

  • Lilac Wu

    Lilac Wu

    Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    It is a nice experience to help others, and rule myself strictly as the same time. I enjoy being a part of AI family, and the office is as warm as another home to me.

  • Liliana Rodriguez

    Liliana Rodriguez

    Sociology Major, Global Health & Psychology Double Minor | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2018

    I became a Peer Educator because I wanted to be more involved on campus, one day walking home I saw a sign by the Academic Integrity Office asking for students to apply to be a peer educator. After a little research I found out that Peer Educators are a resource for students, they promote integrity within the UCSD community, in the classrooms, and in their daily life. I knew I wanted to be a Peer Educator once I realized the positive impact it has on the UCSD campus.

  • Lu Yu

    Lu Yu

    Joint Mathematics-Computer Science Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Fall 2017

    I enjoy meeting with people and spending time with them to complete tasks and chanllenges we might face, and I became a peer educator becaue I really want to help our peers be more educated on integrity.

  • Maria Manzo

    Maria Manzo

    Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2018

    I decided to become a Peer Educator because I thought the people from the office were very welcoming and kind. Now that I'm a peer educator, I've fallen in love with the family and supportive community that I've become a part of. I will establish what integrity means in my own life, and show people how cool it is to stick to one's values.

  • Mika Oyumergen

    Mika Oyumergen

    Physiology and Neurosceince & Sociocultural Anthropology Double Major | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2018

    I want everyone to be treated equally. It is important to me and the values of respect and integrity is the core of peer educators. I want to help students not to make mistakes that could lead to very bad consequences. I also want to meet new students and make long lasting friendships!

  • Mo Rahman

    Mo Rahman

    Computer Engineering Major, Art History Minor | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Summer 2016

    I became a peer educator to give back to the UCSD community as well as improve my understanding of academic policy so that I could be a resource of information for my peers.
  • Neelam Neelamraju

    Neelam Neelamraju

    Joint Mathematics-Computer Science Major, Music Minor | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2018

    I became good at talking to people in stress, and helping myself and friends look at the bigger perspective, and moving up from the downs in life.

  • Penelope Zhu

    Penelope Zhu

    Joint Mathematics-Computer Science Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    I joined the AIO family because as a student upholding integrity and helping students who made a mistake is one of the most effective and important way to maintain a healthy and encouraging campus environment.

  • Robin Fong

    Robin Fong

    Human Biology Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2018

    One of my favorite parts of being a peer educator is seeing the progress a student is able to make through our programs such as IMP or the seminar!

  • Roy Luo

    Roy Luo

    Joint Mathematics-Computer Science Major | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2017

    I love the fact that what we do may have a meaningful and long-term impact on someone else's life. I want to provide the same help I received from other peer educators before to someone else in need.

  • Tammy Tong

    Tammy Tong

    Management Science Major, Business Minor | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2018

    I like being a resource to students. Being able to help and make a connection with students is one of my favorite parts.

  • Tiffany Liao

    Tiffany Liao

    International Studies - Economics Major, Accounting Minor | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Spring 2018

    I was first an undergrad panel member of the Academic Integrity Review Board. As getting more and more involved with the Academic Integrity Office, I started to wonder what it is like for students after the review meeting. As a result, I joined as a Peer Educator and have been helping students through advising hours and seminars. I am grateful that I had past experience in review process, in that way, I can explain the whole picture of panel review to students effectively. To me, integrity is not just about school work, but also is about core values that matter to us the most and how we uphold those values.

  • Ting Yu

    Ting Yu

    Joint Mathematics-Computer Science Major | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2017

    I became a peer educator because promoting integrity is important but hard. It is avoided and repressed in our daily conversations. I wanted to take up this challenge and be part of the change.

  • Winnie Tran

    Winnie Tran

    Physiology and Neuroscience Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    Overall, being a peer educator gives me the opportunity to contribute in the promotion of academic integrity. Most importantly, it was the emotional aspect that appealed to me. I really want to be a part of a strong support system that helps my fellow peers.

  • Zi Yang

    Zi Yang

    Joint Mathematics-Computer Science & Psychology Double Major | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Summer 2018

    I became a peer educator because I realized it is not always easy to make ethical decisions and I want to encourage peers including myself to have the courage to uphold values that we hold. I also enjoy speaking with students and helping them to move forward from their AI violations.