Peer Educators

  • Aaron Apte

    Aaron Apte

    Computer Science | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Spring 2018 - Spring 2020

    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 | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Winter 2018- Spring 2020

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

  • An Nguyen

    An Nguyen

    Biochemistry and Cell Biology | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2018 - Spring 2020

    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. 

  • Andrea

    Andrea

    Applied Mathematics | Class of 2016

    Peer Since: Spring 2015 - Spring 2016

    I love being a peer educator because I love discussing ethics and integrity with others! I think that everyone can benefit from learning more about their own personal ethics and values!
  • Annie Hocking

    Annie Hocking

    Political Science | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Spring 2016 - Spring 2018

    I decided to become a peer educator after taking a class on ethical decision making and learning how to use this information to help my peers and improve the Academic Integrity culture at UCSD.
  • Annie Jia

    Annie Jia

    Communication | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

    The reason I joined the office is that it was such a good organization to get involved, to elevate personal values and help people. It’s also a great chance to make new friends and meet with communities in this vast university.
  • Aneesh

    Aneesh

    Bioengineering: Bioinformatics | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Winter 2015 - Spring 2017

    I love being a peer educator because I enjoy working with and helping other students!
  • Angelica

    Angelica

    Political Science & Ethnic Studies; Education Studies minor | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Spring 2013 - Spring 2017

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to help educate our campus on the importance of integrity in both academics and professionalism. I wanted to be part of something that encouraged students and faculty to discover their core values and role on our campus by excelling with integrity. The best part of being a peer educator has been having the opportunity to help students learn about academic integrity and help them navigate through their college career by being a resource to them. Interacting with different students that come through our office really has helped me learn how to reach out and help different communities throughout campus.
  • Arina Wang

    Arina Wang

    International Business; Accounting Minor | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Spring 2019 - Spring 2020

    Being a peer educator is a way for me to be engaged in the UCSD community by always upholding the values including collaboration, optimism, dedication, innovation, and integrity. I feel honored as a way of promoting integrity and helping others in a peer-to-peer basis while meeting new people and making new friends.

  • Arthur

    Arthur

    Computer Science | Class 2017

    Peer Since: Spring 2015 - Spring 2017

    I became a peer educator to help students understand academic integrity and, for those who violated our policy, take what they have learned and become successful students.
  • Belen Robles

    Belen Robles

    Psychology; Spanish Literature Minor | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2017 - Spring 2020

    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.

  • Betty

    Betty

    Biochemistry and Cell Biology | Class 2018

    Peer Since: Winter 2017 - Spring 2018

    I became a peer educator because I would like to support others when they are distressed and be one of the guiding lights in their lives. I want to make a difference in other people's lives as well as in mine.
  • Brian

    Brian

    Math-Computer Science | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Winter 2017 - Spring 2018

    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.
  • Caitlin

    Caitlin

    Molecular Biology | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

    I wanted to be a peer educator to have the opportunity to assist students that need help figuring out the process and policies, while also helping students move on from a mistake in their life.
  • Chan Khimji

    Chan Khimji

    Physiology & Neuroscience | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Summer 2019- Spring 2020

    The primary reason I became a peer educator was to provide guidance and assistance to students in need. I felt confident enough to not only promote and instill academic integrity across the campus, but do so in a warm, welcoming fashion. I have learnt so many valuable skills since becoming a peer educator, and continue to learn new, exciting things every week! 

  • Dorsa Gohardoust

    Dorsa Gohardoust

    Human Biology & International Business Double Major | Class of 2021

    Peer Since: Spring 2019 - Spring 2020

    I love working in the academic integrity Office because it allows me to explore the sense of justice and ethics. Also, I have the opportunity to meet and connect with many students and faculties while working with a great team of peers.

  • Elaine

    Elaine

    Public Health; Education Studies & Psychology Minors | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

    I became a peer educator because I aim to help my fellow students complete their college experience with integrity and become better decision makers!
  • Elise Anthenien

    Elise Anthenien

    Molecular Biology | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2018 - Summer 2020


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

  • Emma Lou

    Emma Lou

    International Studies - Economics | Class of 2022

    Peer Since: Spring 2019 - Spring 2020

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to help other people and to gain leadership experience. My favorite part of being a peer educator is to receive sweet feedbacks from my students. These feedbacks encourage me to work hard and to see my value as a member of UCSD.

  • Eric

    Eric

    Management Science | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Winter 2016 - Spring 2018

    I wanted to help others who have faced the same case as me and wanted them to learn from their mistakes.
  • Eva Tang

    Eva Tang

    Political Science | Class of 2021

    Peer Since: Summer 2019- Spring 2020

    My favorite part of being a peer is AIO's friendly community. I learn a lot from other peer educators as well as coordinators.

  • Gray Hanson

    Gray Hanson

    Global Health; Bioethics & History Double Minor | Class of 2021

    Peer Since: Winter 2019 - Fall 2020

    I decided to become a peer educator to help students realize that their original work is valuable and worthwhile to invest in. Your ideas have value.

  • Guneet

    Guneet

    Economics | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Spring 2017 - Fall 2018

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to help people stray away from bad decisions. I want to help people succeed on their own. And help them realize the amazing feeling of accomplishing a goal on their own without making any unethical decisions.
  • Hamzah

    Hamzah

    Applied Math | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Spring 2016 - Spring 2017

    I thought it was a chance to learn about academic integrity which can be a pretty unique/grey area. I also thought it would be an interesting way to interact with students and to become more connected at UCSD.
  • Henry Wang

    Henry Wang

    Applied Mathematics & Economics Double Major; Business Minor | Class of 2021

    Peer Since: Winter 2019 - Spring 2020

    Before the completion of AI Seminar, Academic Integrity was very vague to me. However, after I went through the process of how to deal with ethical dilemmas not only academically, but also life struggles. I realize this program will have a significant influence throughout my life. With my personal experience, I want to help and guide other students to realize the importance of integrity, like the Peer Educators who helped me. Being an Integrity Peer Educator will also enhance my skills and understandings on other ethical dilemmas.

  • Holly

    Holly

    Math & Econ, Clinical Psychology | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Spring 2017 - Spring 2018

    I want to help students and support them to get success on Integrity since it is really important to our daily lives, and this team is so lovely and I would like to join them and become a part of this team.
  • Inki

    Inki

    Cognitive Science HCI | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Spring 2015 - Spring 2017

    The reason why I wanted to become a peer educator was to get involved with students as well as my campus. I want to help students realize that mistakes can happen and the best way to move on from them is to learn and grow. Working with other students gives me a chance to talk and reach out to them. Also, working with such a great team is a lot of fun!
  • Janice Ma

    Janice Ma

    Bioengineering: Bioinformatics | Class of 2022

    Peer Since: Fall 2019 - Summer 2020

    I became a peer educator because I want to strengthen my cooperative and communicative skills. Also, academic integrity means a lot to me. I had witnessed other students in my class cheating during exams when I was in high school. They got good grades by doing so and I think it’s unfair to the other students who didn't’t cheat. I am looking forward to promoting academic integrity together with other peer educators and creating a good academic atmosphere on campus.

  • Jigar

    Jigar

    Biology: Bioinformatics | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Winter 2017 - Spring 2018

    I became a peer educator because of how much this office had an impact on my friend's life. One of my friends, who had an academic violation, went through the program and it has shaped their views of success and integrity. From that friend, I learned about how small scale cheating can lead to bigger acts of dishonesty. Being an AI Peer Educator gives me the opportunity to help students avoid from making these mistakes, or help others to make it into something they can learn from.

  • Joey

    Joey

    Ethnic Studies & Sociology-Social Inequality; Education Studies Minor | Class of 2018

    Peer Spring 2014 - Spring 2018

    I decided to become a Peer Educator for a few reasons: I wanted to get involved my first year, I thought Academic Integrity was important and it gave me an opportunity to gain experience (I was a Psychology major). Even though I decided to change my major, I stayed in the office because spreading a culture of integrity and values became much more important to me than when I had started. I have also met amazing people throughout my time in the Academic Integrity Office. Most of all, I can say that being an Academic Integrity Peer Educator has helped me reflect on my own values and ethics in life to become a better person within the academic, professional, and personal spheres.

  • Julia

    Julia

    Literature & Writing | Class of 2016

    Peer Since: Spring 2014 - Spring 2016

    I love being a peer educator because I adore being able to work with UCSD students in a way that turns their violation into a positive learning experience and allows me to get to know more about my students on an individual level.
  • Karrin Huang

    Karrin Huang

    General Biology | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2017 - Summeer 2020

    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.

  • Katerina

    Katerina

    Public Health | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Fall 2015 - Spring 2017

    I wanted to be involved with something on campus that helps educate my fellow students on something that affects us all.
  • Kevin

    Kevin

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Spring 2016

    I decided to become a peer educator because I love being able to be a resource for advice and wanted to direct my passion for Academic Integrity towards helping my peers who are surrounded by temptations to do otherwise. 

  • Louis Li

    Louis Li

    Biochemistry: Chemistry | Class of 2021

    Peer Since: Spring 2019 - Fall 2020

    I want to help others who are also involved in academic integrity violence to get rid of the worry, and I also want to bring them integrity and confidence.

  • Lucy Chan

    Lucy Chan

    Business Psychology | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Spring 2019 - Summer 2020

    As a member of UCSD, I want to help student to better understand the importance of integrity, and how it affects shaping of their development.

  • Mai

    Mai

    Pharm D.

    Peer Since: Fall 2016

    I chose to be a Peer Educator because it mimics the Board of Pharmacy in the real world. There will come a time when one pharmacist out there will slip up (be it he stole drugs/he was lax in his security/or other unlawful things like falsify documents/insurance fraud) and then be sent to the Board of Pharmacy where a panel of Judge which consist of other pharmacists/colleagues who will review his case and determine his sanction including the possibility of losing their license. Basically there is much similarity between Board of Pharmacy and reviewing pharmacists case vs AIRB and peer education vs student cheating. This analogous experience will be useful in dealing with these kinds of situations and to gain self awareness.
  • Maria Manzo

    Maria Manzo

    Interdisciplinary Computing and Arts Major; Business Minor | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Winter 2018- Summer 2020

    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.

  • Marissa Loa

    Marissa Loa

    Psychology: HUman Health; Education Studies Minor | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Winter 2019 - Summer 2020 

    I wanted to become a peer educator to achieve my goal of being a resource for students. Being an Academic Integrity Peer Educator, allows me to provide students the tools necessary to be successful in their journey at UCSD.

  • Molly (Lin) Zhan

    Molly (Lin) Zhan

    Math & Economics | Class of 2021

    Peer Since: Summer 2019 - Summer 2020

    I became a peer educator because I learned a lot from my first violation when I was a freshman and I realized that there are a lot of students who are not aware of academic integrity like me at that time. I want to provide help to those students as much as I can.

  • Mustafa

    Mustafa

    General Biology | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Fall 2015 - Spring 2018

    I love helping students have positive experiences with academic integrity and am lucky to be surrounded by the love and support of the Peer Educator community.
  • Nathan

    Nathan

    Biochemistry and Cell Biology | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Winter 2016 - Fall 2017

    I became a peer educator in order to assist others better understand how to thrive in an academic environment with integrity.
  • Nicole Tran

    Nicole Tran

    Cognitive Science: Design and Interaction | Class of 2021

    Peer Since: Spring 2019 - Summer 2020

    I would like to guide those who are struggling with school and promote appropriate educational aids. Furthermore, I enjoy being at UCSD and would not only like to get more involved but help strengthen the community. I believe hard work is an important aspect of life, and I would like to help motivate others to improve upon their own work opposed to cheating.

  • Oyu Amarbayar

    Oyu Amarbayar

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

    Peer Since: Fall 2018 - Summer 2020


    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!

  • Patrick Pei

    Patrick Pei

    Computer Science | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Fall 2019 - Summer 2020

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to give back to the community and promote a culture of integrity. I wanted to have an impact on student life by creating an environment where we can truly learn and grow from our mistakes.

  • Payal

    Payal

    Molecular Biology | Class 2018

    Peer Since: Fall 2015 - Spring 2017

    I became a peer educator because it gives me an opportunity to help students make their violation a positive learning experience!
  • Rachel

    Rachel

    Political Science | Class 2017

    Peer Since: Winter 2017 - Spring 2017

    I wanted to be resource for students who need help when going through the academic integrity process .
  • Rebeca Lopez

    Rebeca Lopez

    Biochemistry: Chemistry | Class of 2022

    Peer Since: Spring 2019 - Summer 2020

    I wanted to become a peer educator to further develop myself professionally. I also wanted to have an impact on campus and in my community.

  • Sagar

    Sagar

    Economics | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Spring 2016

    I love being a peer educator because I'm able to help others move on from their mistakes. Most importantly, I love being a part of an amazing organization that helps students understand our core values: honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. 

  • Samar Idlibi

    Samar Idlibi

    Communication Major; Business Minor | Class of 2021

    Peer Since: Winter 2019 - Spring 2020

    I think being a peer educator is a wonderful way for me to create new friendships and connect with people while making an important impact on the UCSD community by fostering honesty and respect for academic integrity. I think this position is a great way to help out my school and fellow students in any way that I can!

  • Salomon Gallo

    Salomon Gallo

    Philosophy | Class of 2022

    Peer Since: Fall 2019 - Summer 2020

    I decided to become a peer educator at the Academic Integrity Office because I was looking for an on-campus opportunity that both developed my professional skills and fulfilled my interests. I am very much interested in ethics, policy, and administration, and being a peer educator allows me to engage in what I enjoy and actually make a difference on campus.

  • Sero

    Sero

    Human Biology | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Fall 2015 - Spring 2017

    It's a lot easier to connect with people who are in a good mood, but I wanted to work on being able to talk about a difficult, often uncomfortable, subject with students. My career goal is to work in medicine and healthcare, where I may even be speaking to people on the worst days of their lives. The students that I speak to who have violated academic integrity may be having these same negative thoughts coursing through their heads. My goal is to prevent students from being haunted by their academic integrity violations but rather use their situation as a valuable learning experience. I listen intently and educate my students, so that they see the value and importance of acting with integrity even when it is difficult. The process is often daunting for students, but I aim to provide a friendly face to truly make sure students get the most out of it. I have grown tremendously both professionally and personally through becoming a peer educator, and these are lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
  • Sherry Xu

    Sherry Xu

    Visual Arts Media | Class of 2021

    Peer Since: Winter 2019 - Fall 2020

    To be honest, I have experienced academic violation and got warned by the AI office. Then I attended the AI seminar as a sanction. This experience helped me to learn a lot about making good decisions and the meaning of being an honest person. I feel a lot of regret about getting involved in academic integrity violation, so I want to get involved in AI peer education to help more people to understand the meaning and methods of making honest decisions so that we can promote UCSD as an integrated community.

  • Stacy

    Stacy

    Biochemistry and Cell Biology | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Summer 2015 - Spring 2018

    I joined the Academic Integrity Peer Educator team because I went through seminar and it made me think seriously about all the ethical decisions we make every day. I liked how I was constantly challenging myself to make the right decision for me, and being a peer educator reminds me of that.

  • Tiffany Liao

    Tiffany Liao

    International Studies: Business & Psychology Double Major | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Spring 2018 - Summer 2020

    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.

  • Trina

    Trina

    Economics | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Fall 2015 - Spring 2017

    The thing that I love the most about being a peer educator is that while helping other students on campus I'm also able to constantly remind myself of my values and gain new perspectives.

  • Valentina

    Valentina

  • Vivian

    Vivian

    Psychology and Economics | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Spring 2016 - Spring 2018

    I was introduced and encouraged to join the AI Office through a friend. I wanted to become a peer so I can help spread integrity awareness around campus and to help students that have academic violations to overcome their problems.

Mentors

  •  Aaron Apte

    Aaron Apte

  • Belen Robles

    Belen Robles

  • Chan Khimji

    Chan Khimji

  • Elise Anthenien

    Elise Anthenien

  • Karrin Huang

    Karrin Huang

  • Maria Manzo

    Maria Manzo

  • Samar Idlibi

    Samar Idlibi

  • Salomon Gallo

    Salomon Gallo

  • Tiffany Liao

    Tiffany Liao

  • Tushita Tandon

    Tushita Tandon