Discussion Leaders

Discussion Leaders (DLs) are upper-division undergraduates who serve as teaching assistants for University Studies 1: The Freshman Experience.

Each year 20-30 DLs, as part of the University Studies 1 teaching team, facilitate their own weekly 50-minute discussion section with up to 17 first-year students. They are trained to facilitate discussions and lead activities on important topics like major exploration, academic resources, student support services, and student involvement. DLs are a crucial part of first-years' peer support system as they transition from high school to UCI.

Discussion Leader Coordinators are experienced DLs that take on additional responsibilities including mentoring, training, and supporting the DLs.


Ashley London

Hometown: Burbank, CA
Major: Business Economics

Martha Qin

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Major: Business Economics

Wendy Wu

Hometown: Alhambra, CA
Majors: Education Sciences and Psychological Science