Bronte Hawkinson

Peer Academic Advisor
Undergraduate/Undeclared Advising

Major:Education Sciences, Film and Media Studies
Hometown:Sacramento, CA

Pharmaceutical Sciences Student Affairs Office Intern (2016-2017)
U/U Mentorship Program Coordinator (2016)
U/U Advising Office Intern (2015-2016)
Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE) Mentor and Yearbook Editor (2015-2016)

Personal Biography

Why do you love UCI?
I love UCI because I have been able to grow in unexpected ways and discover who I am. I started out as an undeclared student and it was one of the greatest things to happen to me. It allowed me to test the water in other majors so I was able to learn more about myself and my passions. I love UCI because I have been given the opportunity to build strong and meaningful relationships with those who care about me personally and academically. I also love that I get to learn something valuable with each experience I have here at UCI. I love UCI because there are always possibilities as well as such a welcoming and encouraging community.

How can you be a successful Anteater?
I cannot stress this enough, please take advantage of the resources that are at your fingertips! During my first year especially, I wasn’t able to take advantage of and enjoy all the wonderful benefits of being a UCI student. I recently just discovered that the Anteater Recreation Center offers outdoor trips, which is something I wish I would’ve known about sooner because it allows for the exploration outside of Irvine.

Remember, your professors, advisors, counselors, coaches or anyone of the sort can be one of the most valuable tools you can have, if you allow them to be.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
Some fun facts about me. I love animals. I have changed my mind about what I want to major in more times than I can remember. In third grade, during the afternoon recess, I fell from the monkey bars and hurt my foot by landing on the playground gravel. Everyone thought it was just a sprain so I walked on it for the rest of the school day. Later that day, I found out I had 14 bone fractures in my foot.