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Note: Appointments are typically not offered during Welcome Week, Finals Week, or school breaks.

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10am-12pm to 1pm-3pm

Our office is located in the 5th floor of the Science Library.

544 Science Library
Irvine, CA 92697-5695

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(949) 824-3853

Full-Time Staff

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Scholarship Advisor & Writing Specialist
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Scholarship Advisor & Writing Specialist
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Administrative Coordinator
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Rose oversees the activities of UCI’s Scholarship Opportunities Program, which encourages and supports high-achieving undergraduates and recent alumni in applying for 21 nationally and internationally prestigious, merit-based scholarships. She holds a doctorate from UC Irvine, while her M.A. and B.A. both come from the University of Kansas. Before becoming an Anteater, she was a Research Fellow at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet in Heidelberg, Germany, through a DAAD Research Grant. A strong proponent of higher education, she has taught in multiple departments across the UCI campus. She is also Director of UCI’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society.

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Nisreen has been in the field of education and advising for over 15 years. She taught English in Jordan and Palestine, as well as counseled students there, ultimately leading to their acceptance into numerous prestigious universities. Nisreen received her B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University wherein she completed an internship at ABC Radio in Chicago. She also earned her M.A. in Linguistics TESOL from the University of Illinois in Chicago where she was involved in the writing center and student-taught an ESL class at the University of Purdue-Calumet.  Before UCI, Nisreen was the Academic Director at the ELS Language Center in the University of La Verne where she taught classes, counseled ESL students, and trained ESL teachers.  In addition to spending time with her family and singing, Nisreen enjoys nature walks, playing volleyball, and dancing the Palestinian Dabke.  She is excited to join the Anteater family and eager to help students attain their professional and educational goals

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David has been involved with the fellowship world since his reception of the Fulbright award as a Ph.D student in 2016 where he traveled to Göttingen, Germany, along with his family. David holds a doctorate from Florida State University in Religions of Western Antiquity, an M.A. and M.Div from Abilene Christian University, and a B.A. from Harding University where his primary areas of research included ancient Hebrew manuscripts, wisdom literature, and religion in comics. Before UCI, he served as the Assistant Director of Nationally Competitive Programs at the University of Southern Mississippi where he helped several students apply for and win a variety of national fellowships. Alongside spending time with his family and dog hiking, boogie boarding, or watching Star Trek, David plays blues and jazz guitar, sings, reads comics, and cheers on either Bayern or the Oklahoma City Thunder 

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Yousif graduated from UCI in June 2022, earning a B.A. in Economics. During his time as a student, he worked as a grammar tutor and SOP student advisor. Completing the Honors Program in Economics, he presented his research in the 2022 UROP Research Symposium and won the School of Social Sciences Honors Thesis Award of 2022. After graduating, Yousif worked in the private industry as an accountant. Returning to UCI as the SOP Administrative Coordinator, he now strives to uphold UCI’s traditional values and professionalism while working to ensure that SOP services reach his peers, the outstanding students of UCI!

Student Advisors

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Lead Student Advisor
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Student Advisor
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Jessica is a 3rd year double majoring in Cognitive Science and English. On campus she is a member of Pi Beta Phi and the Cognitive Science Association. In her free time she enjoys creative activities like sewing and dance, as well as reading.

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Caleb is a second-year computer science major who enjoys collaborating with the SOP team to support it’s driven, bright advisees. Outside of work, he enjoys playing music, trying new foods, and playing spikeball! He is always ready to have an exciting conversation about any of his random passions.

Media Interns

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Lead Marketing and Communications Development Intern
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Marketing and Communications Development Intern
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Ariel is a senior majoring in Economics and minoring in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Outside school and work, she likes trying new foods with friends, going to the beach, and playing soccer!

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Jin-Kim is a third-year informatics Major. She is currently the Co-President of the Design at UCI club and Marketing Director before that. She hopes to pursue a career in UX/UI design. When she is not designing, she is busy working on her Figma projects and playing Life is Strange.