"My experience at UCR so far has been challenging, but also inspiring to say the least. Over the past 3 years, I’ve had the privilege of being involved on campus in some of the best ways possible—with the Science Ambassador program being one of those ways. I never knew what it fully meant to be a leader, or rather someone who fearlessly takes the initiative to be involved in causes greater than himself, until I became an ambassador. As a representative for CNAS, I’ve been given multiple opportunities to collaborate alongside like-minded individuals who want nothing more than to give back to the community. I’ve also had the privilege of interacting with faculty on campus and younger students through outreach programs, such as Delta SIFY. I hope that by being an ambassador, I have inspired others to be as authentic and altruistic as I am. Just recently, I joined the Not So Sharp A Capella team here on campus, and I must say that I am so thankful to be a part of a group that enjoys serenading audiences just as much as I do. The life-long friendships that I have developed with the people whom I am so glad to call my second family is something that I will forever cherish for years to come. Being an undergraduate at UCR is truly a blessing in disguise and I am so honored to be a part of such a revolutionary institution."
What's your favorite thing to do at UCR?
You’ll most likely find me at the HUB eating my life away or at a capella practice.
Favorite hangout area on campus?
That’s easy. Given the fact that I commute daily and don’t have the luxury of a dorm to chill in, anywhere with a couch that I can nap on will suffice.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
I’m a very indecisive person, so I can’t be too sure about where I’ll be in 5 years. However, I know one thing’s for sure; I’ll own a corgi by then.
If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
I’d like to think that I’m naturally spontaneous and adventurous. So if the human life span was a mere 40 years, I would probably be doing the things I already do on the spur of the moment.
Favorite place in Riverside?
Most definitely, hands down, The Mission Inn in Downtown Riverside. This location has so much history and I am drawn to the architecture of the building.
Of all time? That would be CBNS 106: Intro to Neuroscience. I’m all for things pertaining to the brain. I mean, I am a neuroscience major for a reason right?
How are you feeling right now?
On a scale of 1-10? Ecstatic! Because everyday is a beautiful day!