NOTE:   We are not yet ready to welcome visitors to the Law School. Team Admissions and Aid along with our student admissions ambassadors and other community members are finalizing the visitor schedule consistent with university guidelines for the upcoming spring semester.  Please do not come to campus until the opportunities are posted are posted on the Experience UCI Law page.

Updated: 1/10/2023

Admissions Ambassadors

UCI School of Law takes immense pride in the collegial environment our community has developed. Our students play a large role, if not the biggest role, in fostering that culture. Admissions Ambassadors are current UCI Law students who dedicate time out of their busy schedules to serve as a resource to prospective students.

Below, you will find short biographies of current Admissions Ambassadors. If you are interested in learning more about a student’s journey to law school and their experience so far, please email and your message will be routed to the specific Ambassador you request. 

Please keep in mind that conversations with Ambassadors have no bearing on your admissions decision. Rather, your conversations with them are an opportunity for you to gain insight into our student body and community. If you have any other questions regarding the admissions process, please email

Note: Admissions Ambassadors are unavailable at this time due to final exams. Any requests to speak with an ambassador will be forwarded to them the week of May 7th. 

  • Alicia Burrell, '24

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
    Undergrad: USC
    Professional Interests: Litigation, criminal law, family law
    Student Organizations: Black Law Student Association; Women in the Law, First Generation Professionals Program
    Pro Bono: Domestic Violence Declarations; Expungement Clinic; Children's Law Center
    UCI Law Clinic: Criminal Justice (CJC)

    “My favorite thing about UCI Law is the people. I chose to become an Admissions Ambassador because applying for law school is a difficult, joyous, and defining time. I would like to provide my help for any prospective student who needs it! The journey to law school is a long road and tough when you don't know anyone who has been through it. I hope to be that resource for future UCI Law Anteaters.”

  • Isaiah Crosby, '24

    Pronouns: He/Him/His
    Hometown: Bellflower, CA and Atlanta, GA
    Undergrad: UC Irvine
    Professional Interests: Civil litigation, prosecution
    Student Organizations: Co-President of the Black Law Student Association; First Generation Professionals Program
    Pro Bono: Afghan Scholars Project; Street Law Inc.

    “What I love most about UCI Law is having a community that supports me in all manners. When I was applying to law school, it felt like I asked 1000 people what I should do and where I should go. Those 1000 people helped me navigate through the daunting admission process that led me to where I am today. My primary hope is that I have the ability to be the 1000th person that helps someone to make their final decision.”

  • Kaiya Daniels, '25

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
    Undergrad: CSU Long Beach
    Professional Interests: Criminal defense. juvenile justice, public interest
    Student Organizations: Black Law Student Association; Public Interest Law Fund
    Pro Bono: Clean Slate Expungement Clinic

    “I chose UCI Law because the culture is everything I need to thrive in a very stressful time. I thought law school would be extremely competitive and intimidating, but my classmates have supported each other completely. The faculty and staff have also been extremely supportive and provide any resource I would need, and I really feel that everyone at UCI Law wants to see each other win. I understand how stressful the admissions process can be and I want to make the process smoother for prospective students!”

  • Esther Esho, '25

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Hometown: Highland, CA
    Undergraduate: UC Riverside
    Professional Interests: Environmental law, entertainment law, intellectual property
    Student Organizations: Black Law Student Association; Entertainment and Sports Law Society; Environmental Law Society; Intellectual Property Law Society
    Pro Bono: Street Law; Saturday Academy of Law; Homeboy Industries

    “My goal in becoming an Admissions Ambassador is to help prospective students like those that helped me. The conversations I had with current students were one of the reasons I decided to come to UCI Law. The people are my favorite aspect of this school. The community is so supportive and very down to earth. My on-campus study location of choice is the student lounge, but off-campus it is the MoonGoat Coffee Shop in Costa Mesa.”

  • Claire Foster, '25

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Hometown: Tustin, CA
    Undergrad: University of Puget Sound
    Professional Interests: Health law, in-house counsel
    Student Organizations: Labor & Employment Law Society; OutLaw; Public Interest Law Fund
    Pro Bono: Gifford's Law Center Research; Immigrant Screening Clinic; Mississippi Center for Legal Aid Spring Break; Reproductive Rights Media Project; Saturday Academy of Law; Street Law; Transgender Legal Assistant Clinic

    "I chose UCI because of its amazing Pro Bono Program. Even in my first semester, I have gotten to work on 5 different projects that span the spectrum of my legal interests. Being able to learn about the law first hand while getting to work with these organizations is truly invaluable to my law school education."

  • Carolina Garcia, '25

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Hometown: Rosemead, CA
    Undergrad: UC Santa Cruz
    Professional Interests: Health law
    Student Organizations: Entertainment and Sports Law Society; First Generation Professionals Program; Latinx Law Students Association; Law Students for Educational Equality; Law Students for Immigrant Justice; OutLaw; Public Interest Law Fund

    “My favorite class so far at UCI Law has been Lawyering Skills. I enjoy researching legal questions and reading about how different court opinions address the issue. My study location of choice is the Law Library and my beverage to fuel up for class is a cucumber and pineapple water during the semester and a cold brew during final exams. I chose to attend UCI Law because I had a wonderful experience during Admitted Students Weekend (ASW) and I learned that the community is the best aspect of UCI Law so far. I had a wonderful experience with the Admission Ambassadors from last year, which led me to ultimately choose UCI Law. Now, I would like to give back to the program and share my experience with prospective students.”

  • Alyssa Gonzaga, '25

    Pronouns: She/They
    Hometown: Quezon City, Philippines and San Diego, CA
    Undergrad: UC Berkeley
    Professional Interests: Labor and employment law, health law, education law
    Student Organizations: Asian Pacific American Law Student Association; First Generation Professionals Program; Labor and Work Law Society; Law Students for Educational Equality; OutLaw; Mental Health Law Society
    Pro Bono: Workers' Rights Clinic; Reproductive Health Legal Access Project

    "I know firsthand how intimidating the law school process can be, especially as a low-income and first generation college graduate. From submitting your applications to choosing where to attend, tackling everything on your own can get overwhelming. As an admissions ambassador, I hope to be a resource for all prospective students and cannot wait to share everything I love about UCI Law!" 

  • Andrew Hallak, '25

    Pronouns: He/Him/His
    Hometown: Lancaster, CA
    Undergrad: UC Irvine
    Professional Interests: Environmental law, international law, environmental and water resource governance, negotiations
    Student Organizations: Environmental Law Society; First Generation Professionals Program; Middle Eastern & South Asian Law Student Association; OutLaw; Public Interest Law Fund
    Pro Bono: Clean Slate

    “UCI has been my home for the last 10 years—first as an undergraduate student, then as professional staff, and now as a concurrent J.D. and Ph.D. student in the School of Law and the Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy program. As a first-generation, Arab-American college student, I am a product of UCI's commitment to uplifting students from marginalized backgrounds. I chose UCI Law because I strongly believe in experiential education and UCI Law's Pro Bono, Lawyering Skills and Clinic programs give you unmatched opportunities. And let’s be real, law school is expensive, but UCI Law makes things a little easier through programs like guaranteed housing, a second-hand textbook market, and professional clothing drives. Lastly, the campus community is so supportive. From its collaborative and interdisciplinary environment to its career development office and student-run affinity groups, you'll feel at home in no time. Ultimately, I hope that by being transparent about my overwhelmingly positive experiences at UCI, prospective students can make the most informed decision related to their admissions to UCI Law.”

  • Qinzhe Jin, '24

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Hometown: Henan, China
    Undergrad: UC San Diego
    Professional Interests: Tax law, business law
    Student Organizations: International Law Society; Mock Trial Program; Chinese Law Student Society; Mental Health in Law Society
    Pro Bono: HEART LA Pet Protection Project; Saturday Academy of Law; California Free Legal Answers Helpline; ICLS Small Business Legal Clinic
    UCI Law Clinic: Community Economic and Development (CED); California State Tax Clinic

    “My favorite parts of UCI Law are the wonderful and supporting faculty, the experiential learning opportunities, and the close and supportive community. This is my second year serving as an Admissions Ambassador and the experience has been so rewarding and exciting! I get to talk with many prospective students and helped with Admitted Students Weekend (ASW) and have made many friends even before they arrive at UCI Law! I was especially proud when a 1L student told me that she decided to join UCI Law after our conversation.”

  • Olivia Land, '25

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Hometown: Austin, TX
    Undergrad: University of Georgia
    Professional Interests: Civil litigation and transactions
    Student Organizations: Business Law Society; If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice; Women's Law Society
    Pro Bono: Saturday Academy of Law; ACLU of San Diego

    “I chose UCI Law for a number of reasons. But above all else, their approach to legal education was exciting and refreshing to me. Now that I'm enrolled, I can say with certainty that I made the right choice. My favorite aspect of UCI Law is their commitment to preparing its students for a career in law. From pro bono and clinic opportunities to a specialized curriculum, UCI Law prepares us for the practice (not just the study) of law. Lawyering Skills is my favorite class at UCI Law so far. I have really enjoyed developing the practical skills required to do well in this field - from research and writing to client interviews. I really appreciate the opportunity to learn by doing and feel like I've already made significant improvements in my writing ability. I was an ambassador for my undergraduate school and loved connecting with prospective students. Especially being out of state, I know first-hand how encounters with Ambassadors and school tours can really shape your opinion of a school.”

  • Lamia Mansur, '25

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Undergrad: UC Santa Cruz
    Professional Interests: Family law, juvenile justice, education law, environmental law
    Student Organizations: Environmental Law Society; Law Students for Educational Equality; Middle Eastern & South Asian Law Student Association; Public Interest Law Fund
    Pro Bono: Alliance for Children's Rights; Saturday Academy of Law

    “The best part of UCI Law so far is the community. I remember doing a UCI Law tour as a prospective student and the representative emphasized the community. When I enrolled, I realized how accurate she was. It feels like a genuine community and is not at all competitive. So far, my favorite class at UCI Law has been Torts because the cases are always really interesting and I really love the Pro Bono Program. It was a huge draw that first-year students get the opportunity to experience hands-on training. I chose to be an Admissions Ambassador because of experiences I had at my undergraduate university. I loved working with prospective students, talking with them, answering questions, and sharing my love of my university with them.”

  • Melanie McCorkle, '25

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
    Undergrad: UC Berkeley
    Professional Interests: Juvenile advocacy
    Student Organizations: Women's Law Society, Students for Educational Equity, Tax Law Society, Public Interest Law Fund
    Pro Bono: Family Law Access Project, Elder Law and Disability Rights Center, Saturday Academy of Law

    “So far my favorite aspect of UCI Law are my peers! They're very open, generous, and collaborative. I'm excited to engage more with the community at UCI Law and to share what I learn with incoming students. Legal Profession has become one of my favorite courses. It's fascinating to learn about different career paths in the law, and to hear from practicing attorneys. I also enjoy the lively class discussion about ethics in legal practice! Another great aspect I love about UCI Law is the student housing. The neighborhood provides a nice community setting to live in while you study here, with families from all different backgrounds. There are playgrounds and community gardens and neighborhood events like taco nights and ice cream socials!”

  • Tiffany Morris-Holm, '25

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    Undergrad: USC
    Professional Interests: Intellectual property
    Student Organizations: First Generation Professionals Program; If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice; Intellectual Property Law Society; Public Interest Law Fund; Women's Law Society

    “My favorite aspect of UCI Law is the welcoming culture that the school brings. All of the people at UCI Law, from the professors, staff, and my fellow students, want to see you succeed. It is a wonderful environment to learn in. As a first generation college student, I know how difficult it can be to navigate the law school admissions process. However, it was very helpful to be able to talk with a current student to see their first-hand experience with law school. I hope to provide that guidance to other prospective students.”

  • Logan Nantais, '25

    Pronouns: He/Him/His
    Hometown: Long Beach, CA
    Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
    Professional Interests: Human rights, international law, intellectual property
    Student Organizations: Student Bar Association; International Law Society; Jewish Law Society; Intellectual Property Law Society
    Pro Bono: Tijuana Border Rights Project; American Constitution Society – Federal Register Watchdog Project

    “I chose UCI Law for its robust experiential learning opportunities. My favorite aspect about UCI Law is the welcoming and tight knit community, and I really am impressed by the faculty as well. I wanted to be an Admissions Ambassador because I know how essential they were to my own decision in deciding to attend UCI Law. I take enjoyment from answering questions and helping prospective students navigate this exciting and often stressful journey.”

  • Adriana Perera, '24

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Hometown: Norwalk, CA
    Undergrad: UC Irvine
    Professional Interests: Public interest, contracts, special education
    Student Organizations: Christian Legal Society; First Generation Professionals Program; Law Students for Educational Equality; Middle Eastern & South Asian Law Student Association; Public Interest Law Fund; Student Bar Association; Law Students for Educational Equity; Mental Health Law Society; Labor and Work Law Society
    Pro Bono: Root and Rebound; Saturday Academy of Law; Pars Equity Center; Transactional Law Project at the Public Law Center; Street Law; Afghan Support Project; Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles Afghan Scholars Humanitarian Parole Project

    “It's hard to choose one, but one of my favorite aspects is the community-centered approach that UCI Law takes in academics, pro bono projects, professional development, and more. I became an Admissions Ambassador to share my experience and knowledge with others in the hopes that other individuals can pursue their goals at UCI Law.  As a first generation student and immigrant, I know the value of mentorship and support, and I hope that I can provide this help to future students. I am excited to show others how UCI Law can provide a great legal education and a supportive and interactive community.”

  • Jean Selep, '24

    Pronouns: They/Them
    Hometown: Folsom, CA
    Undergrad: Northwestern University
    Professional Interests: Intellectual property
    Student Organizations: Intellectual Property Law Society; OutLaw
    Pro Bono: Transgender Legal Assistance

    “I chose UCI Law because of their IP program and their focus on public service. The infusion of public interest in every class has made the process of becoming a lawyer a more rewarding experience. The best place to study at law school is the second floor of the library in front of a sunny window and my favorite way to fuel up for class is coffee with just a little bit of hazelnut creamer. The two classes I have enjoyed and learned the most from is Antitrust and Civil Procedure. Professor Leslie and Professor Talesh have been fantastic in teaching difficult material and were both very welcoming. I chose to be an Admissions Ambassador because I came into law school without a lot of knowledge about the experience and I'd like to help prospective students come in with a better understanding than I did.”

  • Joshua Teincuff, '25

    Pronouns: He/Him/His
    Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
    Undergrad: UC Davis
    Professional Interests: Civil litigation
    Student Organizations: Environmental Law Society; National Lawyers Guild; Public Interest Law Fund; Student Bar Association
    Pro Bono: Free to Thrive, Community Legal Aid SoCal

    “Having debated heavily over which law school to attend during my admissions process, I’m excited to share with prospective students the reasons why I chose UCI law and the incredible opportunities available at this school. The opportunities for student involvement both within the law school and the surrounding community are extraordinary. I love the community building at UCI Law and the focus on community outreach.”

  • Romina Zarbaf, '25

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Hometown: Irvine, CA
    Undergrad: UC Irvine
    Professional Interests: Business law
    Student Organizations: Business Law Society, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice; Middle Eastern & South Asian Law Student Association; Women's Law Society

    “UCI Law really wants its students to succeed. That is something you can really feel when you visit the campus, talk to faculty and staff, and speak with current students. Everyone does what they can to make sure you have the information you need to take the next step in the right direction, or direction that is meant for you. I’m thrilled to be a representative of UCI Law to show incoming students how diverse our school is and to help alleviate fears surrounding law school.”