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.

Abdullah Khaleel M Alhussain​
Junior, Mechanical Engineering
Mew Rojkanok
Junior, Business Info Management, Computer Science
Ananya Jajoo​
Junior, Computer`Science
Ken Chih
Senior, Chemical Engineering

IPG Mentors 2023-2024

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.

Yi-Chen (Ethan) Tai
Business Admin
Sophomore
Yuchen (Angel) Lai
Biological Sciences
Junior

Yang (Ryan) Ding
Undeclared
Junior

Miwa Sakamaki
Business Admin
Senior
Keane Setiawan
Business Admin
Junior
Wesley Laurence
Quantitative Economics
Senior
Nora Bukhamseen
Undeclared
Sophomore
Jeerada Satayapunt
Computer Science and Engineering
Senior

Nghi (Ella) Phung
Biological Sciences
Junior

Miki Kusaka
Sociology
Senior
Yin-Hsuan (Vincent) Chen
Undeclared
Sophomore

Vy Duong
Business Admin
Sophomore

Lu (Luke) Chung 
Computer Engineering
Sophomore
Livie Anastasya
Economics
Senior
Benita Raina Nugroho
International Studies
Senior
Hee Jean Kwon
Computer Engineering
Junior

ISEP Administrative Staff

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.

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