ISEP staff 2022-2023

Student Staff Bios

IPG Coordinators 

Coordinators (Coords) play an administrative role in helping to train, supervise, and motivate IPG Mentors. They act as liaisons between Mentors and professional staff and are often called upon to help guide IPG Scholars.

Vivian Chong

Senior, Biological Sciences
Temple City, California

Navdha Jindal
Senior, Informatics
Pune, India

Jee Yoon Kim
Senior, Sociology, Social Policy & Public Service
Seoul, South Korea

 

My "Selena" Nguyen
Junior, Psychological Sciences
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

IPG Mentors 2022-2023

Mentors help IPG Scholars identify and utilize the campus and community resources necessary for academic and social success at UCI. In addition, they build strong relationships with their first-year mentees through small group activities and one-on-one meetings. Mentors collaborate with fellow ISEP student leaders on various activities throughout the year to create an educational and welcoming environment.

 

Abdullah Alhussain
Engineering
Sophomore

Yi-Shiuan "Grace" Chen
Economics
Junior
Taiwan

Chih Hsien" Teresa" Chu
Business Administration
Sophomore
Taiwan

Ananya Jajoo
Sophomore
Information and Computer Sciences
India

Suyeon "Ally" Ju
Data Science
Junior
Seoul, South Korea

Learn more about Ally.

Sungju "Cindy" Kim
Psychology                                    Junior
Seoul, South Korea

Learn more about Sungju.

Anushuree Konwar
Engineering
Sophomore
India

 

Hee Jean "Jean" Kwon
Computer Engineering
Sophomore
Seoul, South Korea

Rachel Nellis
Junior
Irvine, CA

 

Yuxin "Selena" Pan
Sophomore
Psychological Sciences
China
Nghi "Ella" Phung
Business
Sophomore
Vietnam

Kornrat "Mew" Rojkanok
Sophomore
Computer Science & Engineering
Thailand

Soleil Saavedra
UU
Junior
US

Keane Setiawan
Sophomore
Business
Indonesia

 

Jingjing Wang
Biological Sciences,
Chemistry
Junior

 

Siyang "Steven" Wang
Biological Sciences,
Chemistry
Junior
Shanghai, China

Learn more about Steven.

Sera Xu

Business Administration

Senior

Xuefei "Melody" Zhou
Psychological Sciences
Senior
China

Learn more about Melody.

 

Global Leaders Peer Research Advisors 2022-2023

Peer Research Advisors (PRAs) will guide their scholars through the research process on student-selected research topics and provide ongoing mentorship and expert knowledge.

 

Yu-Chen "Angel" Lai
Sophomore
Biological Sciences

Zhuoyang "Oceanus" Zhang
Sophomore
Biological Sciences

Dengxin "Bonnie" Yu
Sophomore
Biological Sciences

Sara Alshehabi
Junior
Biological Sciences

 

ISEP Administrative Staff

Crysta SSI

Crysta Hu, M.Ed., PPS

Program Coordinator

International Peer Group (IPG) Scholars Program

Crysta has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Cal Poly Pomona and a Masters of Education in School Counseling from the University of Southern California. She has experience working with and counseling the K-12th population, and has always been passionate about working with students. She believes in empowering students and helping to promote their emotional, academic, and professional success. She also has experience working at a non-profit in Orange County, serving the AAPI community and individuals with mild to severe mental health struggles. Being born in another country and being a daughter of immigrant parents, Crysta understands the challenges and barriers immigrants and international students face, which drives her passion to work within the International Excellence Student Programs (ISEP). She is excited to serve as the International Peer Group (IPG) Coordinator under Student Success Initiatives (SSI) at UCI. In her free time, Crysta loves to eat, listen to music, watch TV shows and movies, travel to national parks, and spend time with family and friends.

Sei Young Lee, Ph.D.
Program Director
International Student Excellence Program (ISEP)

Sei graduated from Claremont Graduate University and earned her PhD in Higher Education. She has previously taught in the Program in Academic English and Composition Program at UCI for the past five years. She is interested in and very passionate about helping multilingual students with all aspects of their experience in the US. As a bilingual herself, she hopes to make each student included and engaged in the campus community irrespective of their language and cultural backgrounds.  Sei enjoys cooking, spending time with her family including two furry animals, being outdoors and doing Californian activities, and eating Asian food.

Scheduling an appointment

Sei offers academic counseling and personal guidance to international undergraduates via phone and Zoom. To schedule an appointment, please email seiyl@uci.edu

OR

visit Sei's appointment system-https://appointments.web.uci.edu/ and follow these steps.

  1. Use the drop-down menu to find 'Student Success Initiatives
  2. Find 'Sei Lee'
  3. Click on the appointment time available
  4. Describe the concern in the text box when prompted
  5. Use this zoom meeting ID on the day of the appointment:  591 702 5005

ISEP is part of Student Success Initiatives in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE). Meet other SSI’s staff!