Big 7 Scholars Panel featuring Gregoria Barazandeh, Margaret Farrell, Woojin “Janet” Song | Tuesday, October 22nd , 2019, 4:00 pm

Location: Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication, 193 Science Library, First Floor
Flyer can be found here.

The UCI Scholarship Opportunities Program (SOP) is pleased to host a panel event that brings together UCI faculty to talk about their experiences as prestigious scholarships winners.

This uniquely beneficial event will give students the opportunity to engage one-on-one with the faculty panelists as they share their stories and answer questions about how their prestigious scholarship wins have impacted their careers from both a short- and long-term perspective.

Light refreshments will be served.

The guest scholars for this event include:

  1. Gregoria Barazandeh
    • Gregoria, a UCI summa cum laude alumna, has long been committed to promoting students’ academic and future successes—including helping them strive to stand out in the crowd of new graduates by applying for prestigious scholarships, participating in the Capital Internship Program, becoming campus leaders, and engaging in research.  During her years at UCI, Gregoria took on a great deal of responsibilities and leadership roles in campus, local, national, and international activities.  She was also awarded numerous research grants, prestigious scholarships, honors, and awards, including a Rotary International Scholarship, the Donald A. Strauss Scholarship, the President’s Washington Scholarship, the Coalition of Higher Education Scholarship, and the ASUCI Outstanding Student Scholarship, to name a few.  Gregoria is also a Harry S. Truman Scholarship Finalist, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and was on the Chancellor’s List. She also served as a member of the highly competitive UC Maclise Intercampus Student Think Tank, designed to assist in developing student life programs for the UC Merced campus. Gregoria holds bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Political Science and a master’s degree in Social Sciences.  She is currently an Undergraduate Research Advisor at UCI.
  2. Margaret Farrell
    • Margaret Farrell is a PhD student in the Department of Logic & Philosophy of Science. Her research area is the history and philosophy of biology. She applied for the Beinecke Scholarship in 2017, during her junior year at the University of Pittsburgh.
  3. Woojin “Janet” Song
    • Janet is a junior majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. Janet won the Strauss Scholarship for her project implementing the Youth Participatory Action Research model to guide a team of Oakland’s high school juniors and seniors in researching the ways digital inequality has impacted their communities.

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