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Meet You House Advisors

Find your house and learn a little bit about your House Advisor!

Arkham House

Kylie

My name is Kylie Etter and I am going to be one of the House Advisor for Arkham House this year! I hail from Torrance, California in Los Angeles County. I'm a third year General Biology major with an Environmental Studies minor. I love playing Intramural sports on campus, and inner tube waterpolo and dodgeball are by far my favorite intramural sports. I also enjoy running, hiking, and exploring around San Diego. One of my favorite things to do on campus is go to The Loft for concerts, because I'm a huge music fan and a lot of great artists perform there! My future aspirations are either to be come a veterinarian, do something with wildlife conservation or something else entirely, still trying to figure that out!

I have 5 cats at home, and I named one of them Robin because of my immense love for Batman (hence also the name of my house).

Brian

Hello! My name is Brian Andrew Hanst, and I am a fourth-year Physiology and Neuroscience Major. This will be my second year as a House Advisor for John Muir College, and I am immensely excited to return and continue being a part of a community that I truly care about. My residential area is A House, which consists of the first and second floors of Tenaya Hall. My time as a first year student helped me realize how important our connections with people are, specifically how they can inspire us to continue pursuing our dreams, or how they can support us through trying times. Because of those experiences, I have worked to contribute to this community and give back wherever possible. I hope to be a physician, and in doing so promote health education while providing quality healthcare. My hobbies outside of Residential Life and schooling are listening to new music, strength sports, basketball, and learning more about exercise science. I look forward to meeting everyone!

Bob's Burgers House

Megan

Hello! My name is Megan Boelter, and I’m from San Diego, California! I’m a Structural Engineering major, and I’m a third year here at UCSD. I’m a lover of Italian food, so my favorite food is pasta. But I am also a potato lover; nothing goes wrong with potatoes. I love every shade of purple, and the beach is one of my favorite places in the world. I try to hike and backpack as much as I can, and I absolutely love camping.

Spending time with friends adventuring around or eating is always nice, and spending time with family too! I’m hoping to get my focus sequence in Aerospace Structural engineering and am thinking about joining the air force. I used to play soccer up until college, and love going on runs or being outdoors.

Christine

Hello everyone! My name is Christine Kim, and I am from a small island called Guam. I am a third year majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and minoring in Bioethics. I love hiking, going to the beach, stargazing, playing/ listening to music and exploring coffee shops and restaurants. Also, I am a huge dog lover (I own three dogs), but other animals are cool too :D Although I am not the best player, I enjoy playing an array of sports such as basketball and volleyball and being active with my friends. I aspire to be a dentist with a specialization in oral surgery, and I hope that one day I will be able to go on mission trips to help various communities that need dental/ health care.

A fun fact about me is that I do not know how to swim even though I spent my whole life living on an island! I am super excited to meet y’all and to be one of the House Advisors in Bob’s Burgers House this year! 

Cosmo and Wanda House

Maria Sol 

Hello and welcome! My name is Maria Sol and I am a 3rd year applied math major with a minor in mechanical engineering. I come from Winnetka, California in the San Fernando Valley where it is usually pretty warm. I enjoy spending time with friends, singing, dancing, crafting, and being outdoors. My absolute favorite food is pasta with A LOT of melted cheese on top! I am super excited to meet you all.

Sonia

Hello everyone! I’m Sonia, a 3rd year Physiology and Neuroscience major. I was born and raised in Santa Clara, California in the Bae Area ;) I enjoy drawing and painting during my free time! I also love hiking, being outdoors, going on jogs, exploring and hanging out with friends. My favorite TV shows at the moment are Game of Thrones (Valar Morghulis), Friends (I’ll be there for you), and Prison Break (just have a little faith). Feel free to approach me and say hi; I am super excited for this upcoming year!

Dory House

Ilana

Hello! I'm Ilana and I'm thrilled to be on the HA staff for this year! I'm a 3rd year Human Biology major with a minor in Art History and Criticism. I'm pre-med with hopes of one day becoming a pediatrician. Working with kids is one of my passions and I've been a camp counselor for nearly five years. I was born and raised in Mexico City but I moved to sunny San Diego for high school and I haven't left this beautiful city ever since. I loooooove food of any kind, so hit me up if you wanna go out and grab a bite. Random fun fact: some of the worlds loudest noises are a whale's call, a lion's roar, volcanic eruptions, the shampoo hitting the shower floor and above all else my voice. I have a loud and energetic voice and I'm always open to talking and singing so there's no such a thing as an awkward silence when you're with me. I'm excited to meet you all! Just keep swimming!

Priya

Hello! My name is Priya and I am one of the House Advisors for D House (Dory House!!!) this year! I am from Cerritos, CA and am a 3rd year Public Health major.  I hope to eventually work for the WHO once I have fulfilled my need to travel the world.

I love reading, going to the beach, hanging out with friends, doing artsy things, dancing, exploring San Diego, and  taking Buzzfeed personality quizzes. I especially enjoy puns and chocolate.  Some of my favorites shows include Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Mr. Robot and Food Network cooking shows!  My favorite color is orange and I love turtles and elephants! I currently don’t have pets, but I grew up with lots of fish…hence the name of this house :).

I am thrilled to be your HAs this year and am looking forward to meeting you and helping you make D House your home away from home. :) Pun 1: How many tickles does it take to make a squid laugh?

Ten-tickles.

Emperor's New Groove House

Josh

Hello! My name is Joshua Asiaban. I am a third year Molecular Biology Major with a Minor in Psychology. I'm from the San Fernando Valley. Call me your foundation because you can find me on the first floor of Tioga. Apart from making bad puns, I really like going on adventures as simple as coffee shops or hikes to as grand as road trips! Some of my favorite hiking places include Three Sister's Waterfall and Torrey Pines. My favorite book is Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (at least at the moment). I also enjoy doing improv with my Troop called FOOSH, we always have shows during the school year to laugh away midterms. If you don't see me blasting alternative music in my room, you can find me working and fundraising for Camp Kesem, an organization focused on helping children affected by their parent's cancer. And if I'm not doing any of that, I work at a lab at the School of Medicine doing ALS research. I may seem busy, but I can't wait to hang out and meet all of you in E-House. Feel free to ask any questions or grab some good food or a coffee! 

Kneka

Hello everyone! My name is Kneka (the K is silent so its pronounced nee-ka). I'm a fourth year Human Bio major and will hopefully be getting a minor in psychology. With that I aspire to work in pediatrics someday. I'm from Redlands but I’ve lived all over Southern California. You can find me on the second floor of Tioga and can always come hang out or come talk about anything your heart desires. Aside from being your HA next year I also work as a gymnastics instructor here at Main Gym. I love going to the beach, reading, and watching Greys Anatomy. I'm also just slightly addicted to coffee and chocolate. And I love all things Disney! I am so excited to get to know all of you, and I know we're going to have an amazing year! 

Finn House

Gabe

Born and raised in LA, I'm studying both Public Policy and Urban Studies/Planning. I love both eating and cooking food -- food trucks are always on my mind. I'm interested in journalism/writing, student activism, enjoying my Spotify student discount, improv, and hiking. Zero tolerance meme policy in my daily life. 

Karla

My name is Karla Benitez. I’m a 3rd year Public Health major from Riverside, California. I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and I moved to California when I was six years old. I love to go to the beach, read random novels, and go to the gym. I'll try all different types of foods but I love Mexican food especially tacos. I listen to all types of music from classical to pop to rock. I really enjoy dancing and I love to have random dance study breaks. I am planning to go to graduate school. I am very interested in public health and I want to focus in epidemiology. Fun fact: I eat muffins with a spoon.

Goofy Goober House

Taylor

Hello! My name is Taylor Raymundo and I'll be one of the house advisors for Goofy Goober House! I'm a third year pharmacological chemistry major from Diamond Bar, California. I love hiking, surfing, swimming, and basically anything outdoors (especially beach related)! Also I'm always down for new food adventures because San Diego has some amazingly delicious food. I must admit that my favorite food is probably Mexican food so San Diego is definitely the place for me. When I'm not in classes or chilling in the the house lounge, I'm probably out at the beach, grabbing some grub or hitting up the courts. I love playing basketball and volleyball even though I'm pretty terrible at both. But hey it's all in good fun! Sometimes you win sometimes you learn am I right?
Fun Fact? I've been dancing since I was three years old so I'm definitely always down for some random dance parties. I'm also available for dance lessons if you ever want to improve the moves. *No improvement guaranteed but fun times definitely are.* Feel free to come hang out on the 6th floor of Tioga! I'd love to meet you all and talk about movies, music, sports, food or anything else that tickles your fancy. 

Isaac

Hi! My name is Isaac Raymundo and I’m from Brentwood, the one up in northern California. I am a third year psychology major with a specialization in social psychology, and I plan to minor in music. Some of my favorite foods include california burritos, tacos, burgers, ice cream, and bananas. If you don’t see me giving tours of the campus, you’ll probably find me playing intramural sports, going on a hike, going to the beach, playing music, or eating food. My plans after I graduate include going to grad school for either a Masters or PhD in psychology and becoming either a forensic psychologist or an industral/organizational psychologist. My favorite color is blue, favorite sport is soccer (Go Chelsea FC!) and as far as music goes some of my favorite bands include Vampire weekend, The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, the Smiths, and Hall and Oates. Wooo go G HAUS.

Hogwarts House

Uma

Hello! My name is Uma Mahto and I am currently a third year from Muir College here at UCSD. I am a Bioengineering: Bioinformatics major with a Cognitive Science minor. I hope I can pursue a career that combines my passion for education, people, and service. My hometown is Santa Clara, California and I have also lived in India for 5 years. I really love food and I am always down to go grab a bite or try something new! My favorite animals are dogs because they are the most playful, lovable, and caring creatures (I have a cute Jack Russell Terrier mutt named Oliver back home).

When I'm not in class or busy with work, I love to go on adventures and explore San Diego. I enjoy being outdoors and love to hike and camp! In fact, my favorite place to camp with my family is Yosemite. This summer I taught for Girls Who Code, ran my first half marathon, and watched the Olympics and Stranger Things. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and I'm very excited to be the HA for Hogwarts House this year!

Claudia

Hello! My name is Claudia Cheng and I'm from Irvine, California. I am currently a third year majoring in International Studies who is working very hard to figure out what I want to do with my life. For now, I love listening to music, watching Netflix, spending time with friends and family, and going on adventures around San Diego. As the HA for Hogwarts House, I am a proud Hufflepuff whose favorite courses include charms, transfiguration, and potions.

An unrelated fun fact is that I was once bitten by a camel.

Jack-Jack House

Rachel

Hello! My name is Rachel Morales. I am an Environmental Systems/Earth Science major with a minor in Cognitive Science from Chino Hills, California who loves puppies, lemonade, and trying new things. My favorite foods include pizza, Thai food, soup, and pizza. I love to be outdoors whether I'm hiking, running, or just playing spikeball in Muir Quad between classes. I also enjoy hanging out with friends, star gazing, and chasing after every corgi that I see. If you can't find me in my room or in the house, I am probably out playing dodgeball with my intramural team, The Underdoges, or at the cliffs watching the sunset. I don't have a clear plan for my future, but I think I would like to work at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography to put my degree to good use and help preserve the earth and all the creatures on it.

Vylana

My name is Vylana Trang and I am a third year Math/Computer Science student from Carlsbad, CA. I am one of the co-captains for the UCSD Club Swim Team, I love surfing, and I'm also a lifeguard! I will take any chance to hit up the beach when I can. When I'm not in the water, I also love road trips, long spontaneous conversations at odd hours of the night, and Netflix. My favorite shows are Orphan Black, Doctor Who, How I Met Your Mother, and Grey's Anatomy and if you talk to me about any of them, I will probably get really loud and excited. I also play guitar, ukulele, and piano so I'm always down for a jam sesh! I'm excited to be an HA for Jack-Jack House this year and spend it with the most INCREDIBLE family

O.W.C.A. House (organization without a cool acronym)

Liz

Hey friends! I’m Liz Duran, and I am a 3rd year Environmental Systems: Earth Science Major. I’m from Cypress, California, but I love my second home here in San Diego. I enjoy eating food all the time, singing really loudly, and finding all the cute puppies on campus. I hope to one day work as an Environmental Engineer with alternative energy. I enjoy camping, hiking, hanging with friends and playing all sorts of sports such as basketball, dodgeball (Go Underdoges!) and spikeball on the beach! Whenever you have a chance, drop by and say hello! I can’t wait to meet all of y’all! 

Pixar House

Tahiez

Hey what's up hello!  My name is Tahiez and I’m a 5th year Visual Arts, Media and Spanish Literature double major.  I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California (Go Dodgers and Lakers!), but San Diego is my second home.  Like LA, San Diego is the perfect place for the activities that I

love: eating, doing outdoor activities, listening to music, watching sports, chillin’ with friends, and everything else in between.  Elephants are my favorite animal.  I love horror/thriller flicks.  After graduation I want to work in the media industry as a cinematographer and/or editor.

My 3rd year I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and traveled across Europe every weekend.  If you plan on traveling abroad.  I love music and am a huge concert goer.  I listen to a little of everything - Chance the Rapper, Oh Wonder, Yeezy, BØRNS, Champagnepapi, Strokes, Lil Wayne (don’t judge me), etc.  I’m also pretty beast at Mortal Kombat, so I’m up for a few rounds if you’re down.  I can’t wait to meet all of you and your awesome personalities!

Ishaaon

Hello, my name is Ishaaon Sivansh. I am a second year Biochemistry and Cell Biology major from Phoenix, Arizona. I dream of becoming a physician and doing as much as I can to support everyone in my community. My favorite food is a toss-up between lasagna and mac and cheese and my favorite book series is Harry Potter. I enjoy watching TV shows and movies (my favorite TV show is Avatar the Last Airbender and my favorite Pixar movie is Ratatouille). I love watching sports and am a huge Suns, Cardinals, and Tottenham Hotspur fan. I also love hiking and playing sports, so let me know if you want to play basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, or anything else! Please come by Tuolumne and say hi whenever you can!

Snoopy House

Michael

Hello, I am Michael Vallejo and I am a third year Muir Biochemistry major. I first lived in Whittier, Ca then moved to Downey, Ca in Los Angeles County. My favorite home cooked meal is Sopes, but my favorite food would be sushi. I love to watch and play sports but I also like to watch movies, talk about life, and sleep. My career goals aren't set in stone but I know I want to do something that will allow me to help low-income communities. A fun fact about me is that I was bit by a shark.

Andrea

Hello, my name is Andrea Farias Gonzalez. I am a 4th year Human Biology major with hopes and dreams of becoming a doctor and working with underrepresented communities. I am a returning HA and I am so excited to be the HA for S House. I was born in Monterrey, Mexico and moved to San Marcos, CA when I was 9. I love laughing, swimming, watching TV, hanging out with friends, eating fro-yo, eating tacos and obsessing over my dog, Kya. I love watching Football (Go Niners!). I will be living in Tamarack 405 so feel from to drop by anytime whether you have any questions or if you have any particularly funny stories to share. I can't wait to meet you all and I wish you the best of luck this year. 

Tom and Jerry House

Divya

Hi everyone! My name is Divya Raman (you can call me Div) and I’m a third year double major in Public Health and Clinical Psychology. My hometown is in Simi Valley, California where I was born and raised, but I have definitely found a second home in San Diego after moving here for college. I love exploring the surrounding areas and taking spontaneous trips to the beach, as I truly enjoy living so close to the ocean. I am always down to go hiking, watch a sunset, or even combine the two activities and go hiking at sunset! One can usually find me drinking unreasonable amounts of coffee, having my own dance party, or eating breakfast foods at inappropriate times. If y’all ever want to join me in any of these activities or simply want a place to chill, feel free to come hang out with me in T-House!

Shady

My name is Shady Soliman! I’m a third year Biochemistry/Cell Biology major. I was born in Egypt and moved to Pasadena, California as a child. Some of my interests are sports, music, and binge watching Netflix. I love looking for new places to eat around San Diego but am always down to eat sushi. I’m a Pre-Med student and have aspirations of going into Emergency Medicine. A fun fact about myself is that I love meeting new people and have the eyes of a husky. 

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