from the DEAN
Over the past few years, we’ve been updating our messaging to match our attitude.
Bold. Mold breakers. Mavericks.
That feeling comes through not just in the research and teaching that we pursue, but in the students and alumni who come through.
Like our commencement speakers this year, Amy Hu – a first gen student graduating with triple majors and honors – and Iman Siddiqi who founded and raised more than $90,000 for the Refugee Student Scholarship Program.
And Stephanie Domzalski ’03 who, after 14 years as a school psychologist, is curating a pop up art show in LA. And Sashee Chandran ’07 who ditched her lucrative Silicon Valley career to follow her passion for tea. And Davin Phoenix, a first gen faculty member who mentors first gen students through their first years at UCI. And so many others.
These are our people – students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends – people who possess the UCI soc sci maverick spirit – people who haven’t been afraid to step outside their comfort zone and do something different. And we’re so excited to share their experiences with you in this, our third issue of Be Bold. Enjoy! ●
These are our people – people who possess the UCI soc sci maverick spirit, people who haven’t been afraid to step outside their comfort zone and do something different.