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ERC Orientation Team 2024


During Orientation, your Orientation Leader (OL) will be your go-to person for any questions and concerns. They will guide you through your transition into UCSD and assist you to make the most out of Orientation and your time at UCSD!

Meet your 2024 Orientation team beforehand here!

Student Coordinators of Orientation

  • Emily Louks

    Emily Louks

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Hometown: Yucaipa, CA

    "Hi everyone! My name is Emily and I’m a 4th year, Global Health major and Psychology minor here at ERC. I enjoy surfing, baking, and running in my free time, and I love coffee. I've been involved in study abroad, Partners in Health Engage at UCSD, and ERC's concert planning committee, Rock n' Roosevelt. I’m really looking forward to introducing new students and families to all of the exciting opportunities UCSD has to offer."

  • Megan Estanol

    Megan Estanol

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Hometown: San Diego, CA

    "Hi everyone! My name is Megan and I’m a third year majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology. I am a San Diego native that has spent lots of time at the beach, looking for the best places to eat, and shopping. So, if you need any recommendations of what to do around town, I’m happy to give you some! On campus I’m involved in a research lab and am also the Treasurer of the Vietnamese Student Association!"

  • Daniella Van Maele

    Daniella Van Maele

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

    "Hi everyone! I’m Daniella, and I’m a third year Biology- EBE major with a double minor in Global Health and Japanese studies! I’m originally from Los Angeles, and in my free time I work in a lab on campus. I also participate in the English in Action program, where I have the opportunity to speak with international students to help them improve their English, and studied abroad this past summer. Outside of school, I’m either at the beach, watching tv, reading, or crocheting! Looking forward to meeting all of you and welcoming you to campus!"

  • Karina Yu

    Karina Yu

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Hometown: Manila, Philippines

    "Hey everyone! My name is Karina, and I’m a third-year double majoring in Economics and Political Science. I’m originally from New Jersey, but I have also lived in China, Singapore, and the Philippines. I am involved with the Model United Nations club on campus, and run a biannual conference where we invite high schoolers from across the US to discuss historical and contemporary global issues. When I’m not on campus, you can catch me binging a new tv show, struggling to play a video game, or planning my next trip out of San Diego! I can’t wait to meet all of you at orientation!"

Senior Orientation Leaders

  • Kimmi Wang

    Kimmi Wang

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Hometown: Sacramento, CA

    "Hi everyone! My name is Kimmi and I'm a third year Sociology major with a double minor in Psychology and Educational Sciences. I enjoy journaling and making jewelry in my free time. I play on our Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, Berserk Coalition. I'm also involved in Nikkei Student Union (NSU), a Japanese-American student organization aimed to foster community through a shared cultural identity. When I'm not on campus, you can find me at a local coffee shop, if you need any recommendations I'd be more than happy to give some! I look forward to helping you navigate your transition to UCSD!"

  • Srusti Acharya

    Srusti Acharya

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Hometown: San Ramon, CA

    "Hi everyone! My name is Srusti Acharya and I am a second year Molecular and Cell Biology major and Global Health minor. My pronouns are she/her. I am originally from India but I grew up in San Ramon, California (near San Francisco). I have wet-lab research experience and am part of a couple free-clinic groups on campus. I'm interested in going to medical school and hopefully becoming an Obstetrician-Gynecologist. Outside of school, I enjoy watching Bollywood movies, trying to cook, and exploring San Diego with my friends. I am looking forward to meeting you all!"

  • Alex Janetos

    Alex Janetos

    Pronouns: they/them/theirs

    Hometown: San Francisco, CA

    "Hey everyone! My name is Alex and I am a third year History major considering a minor in religious studies. On campus I help run the Jugger club — a capture the flag-esque sport — as the publicity officer, and am a member of both the TTRPG Club and Triton Gaming. Off campus, you can usually find me teaching myself to draw, fence, or simply reading sci-fi and fantasy novels. I can't wait to welcome all of you to campus during orientation."

Orientation Leaders

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