UCSB Student Panel

Recorded Friday, September 25 at 01:00 AM

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School information

University of California, Santa Barbara | UCSB

Santa Barbara, CA
Description

Ask current UCSB students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!

Meet the panelists: Lauren, Kelly, Andrew, Emma, Amrit

Lauren is a senior from San Francisco. She is pursuing a Bachelor's in Communication, a minor in Applied Psychology, and a certificate in Technology Management. Lauren is a branding intern at UCSB Intercollegiate Athletics and was previously a sports marketing intern. She is involved in organizations on campus and is currently serving as the secretary and gcp/risk management chair for her asian american interest sorority, Sigma Kappa Chi.

Kelly is a senior from West Covina, California attending the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is pursuing a Bachelor's in Financial Mathematics/Statistics and Dance. Kelly is an active member of her Business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, and serves as the Vice President of Finance. She also is apart of the UCSB dance company. Outside of school, she spends a lot of time with her friends, dancing and shopping.

Andrew is a third year transfer student from San Bernardino California. He is pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance/Choreography. He’s also an active member in Vietnamese Student Association, Groovin’ Street Dance, and UCSB’s Senior Dance Company. Outside of dance and school he enjoys playing at the park with his 4 month old Belgian Malinois, Rocky!

Emma is a fourth year English Major at UCSB. She is a class managing editor at the school’s literary arts magazine, the Catalyst. Outside of school, she enjoys making vegan soup, listening to talking heads, and being gay.

Amrit is a fourth year undergraduate studying as a Biology Major and applied psychology minor. She’s originally from Tracy, CA and has found her home at UCSB by joining undergraduate research, mentor ship programs like SciTrek and the UCSB Bhangra team. In her spare time, Amrit is a fan of watching sunsets on the beach, playing volleyball and watching lots of movies.

School information

University of California, Santa Barbara | UCSB

Santa Barbara, CA
Your host
Nikki Ratnapala

Undergrad College: San Diego State University '12

Major: Bioengineering

Graduate College: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MS; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, MD '23

Work Experience: I have worked as a research scientist in cardiology, including research developing models to study the heart using stem cells - one of which is going to the International Space Station in 2022! While not as exiting, I have also worked in the health insurance industry.

My Admissions Story: I found an advisor I trusted and used their advice and any help they offered. Only good things came from having an extra set of eyes to look at essays and complete applications. The key for me was to find that person early on, and build that advisor-advisee relationship.

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