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Admissions Ambassadors

UCI School of Law takes immense pride in our community and the collegial environment they developed. Our students play a large role, if not the biggest role, in this reality. Our Admissions Ambassadors dedicate time out of their busy schedules to serve as a resource to prospective students. Below, you will find short bios of this year's current Ambassadors. 

If you are interested in learning more about a student’s journey to law school, their experience so far, or need assistance with the application process, please email ambassadors@law.uci.edu and your message will be routed to that specific Ambassador. If you have any other questions, please email admissions@law.uci.edu.

  • Alyx Bogus, '23

    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Undergrad: Point Loma Nazarene University
    Student Involvement: Christian Legal Society, First Generation Professionals Program, Public Interest Law Fund, Women in Tech Law

    “Applying for law school was a wild, stressful, and exciting time for me, so I hope I can be a good resource for others as they embark on the same journey.”

  • Samantha Costa, ‘22

    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Undergrad: University of Washington
    Student Involvement: First Generation Professionals Program, Community Fellow, BARBRI Ambassador

    “UCI became my number one choice after I spoke to the Admissions team when I was a prospective student myself. I want to be that person for other prospective/admitted students now.”

  • Alice Doyle, ‘22

    Hometown: Sebastopol, CA
    Undergrad: Scripps College
    Student Involvement: In Vino Veritas, Law Review Journal, Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

    “With on campus activities paused for the time being, it is more important than ever to reach out to prospective students to help them envision a future in which they are part of the UCI community, so that they will be better equipped to decide whether UCI is the right fit for them.”

  • Brittany Emsais, ‘23

    Hometown: Buena Park, CA   
    Undergrad: University of Southern California  

    “UCI Law is such a great school and I would love to help students in making their decision to apply to attend and become a future Anteater!! As a first generation law student I know I relied on the help and advice of a lot of other people to get here and I want to use what I’ve learned to help others as well!"

     

  • Kelsey Goldman, ‘21

    Hometown: Woodland, CA
    Undergrad: San Diego State University
    Student Involvement: Mental Health in Law Society, National Disabled Law Student Association, Students for Sensible Drug Policy

    “I became an ambassador because I have unique insights that I can share with potential students, such what it is like to be a disabled law student.”

  • Emily Goldstein, ‘21

    Hometown: Tustin, CA
    Undergrad: Scripps College, Rice University
    Student Involvement: Public Interest Law Fund

    “I want to help prospective students who are interested in pursuing a career in public interest law (especially criminal law) to understand more about the path and process than I did as an incoming 1L.”

  • Ariel Greenwood, ‘22

    Hometown: Moreno Valley/Riverside, CA
    Undergrad: UC Riverside
    Student Involvement: First Generation Professionals Program, Public Interest Law Fund, Law Review

    “Professors and classmates are incredibly supportive, and I feel like I'm part of a tight-knit community here at UCI Law."

  • Kevin Hamilton, ‘22

    Hometown: Long Beach, CA
    Undergrad: UC Los Angeles
    Student Involvement: Community Fellow, Public Interest Law Fund, Law Review, Moot Court

    “I got out of the Army two weeks before beginning 1L, and the UCI Law community has been an amazing help and resource as I adjusted to several major life changes.  I wanted to be an Admissions Ambassador to make sure prospective students have the same welcoming experience I had, and to show how unique UCI Law really is."

  • Margaret Hinson, '22

    Hometown: Dundee, OR
    Undergrad: Macalester College
    Student Involvement: If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, National Lawyers Guild

    “UCI is a community, and now it's my community. I want to help others who share the values of this community figure out if UCI is the best fit for them."

  • Rachel Iida, ‘23

    Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
    Undergrad: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    Student Involvement: If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, Labor & Employment Law Society, Public Interest Law Fund

    “I wanted to become an ambassador to share my experiences, many of which have confirmed what initially drew me to UCI Law - amazing coursework and faculty, dedication to pro bono and public interest work, and diversity amongst the student body. So far my 1L year, while not the traditional law school experience, has confirmed that I've found a wonderful place in UCI!"

  • Kristine Kazangyan, ‘22

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    Undergrad: UC Santa Barbara
    Student Involvement: Community Fellow, Land Use and Real Estate Society, Law Review 

    “I [want] to help students learn about our campus culture and all the unique programs our school has to offer!"

  • Amanda Lapato, ‘21

    Hometown: Portland, OR
    Undergrad: Portland State University
    Student Involvement: Business Law Society, Labor & Employment Law Society, Women's Law Society, Law Review 

    “I enjoy telling interested students about why UCI Law is so special and how this law school truly values and supports its student.”

  • Esther Lim, ‘22

    Hometown: San Francisco/Bay Area, CA
    Undergrad: New York University
    Student Involvement: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, First Generation Professionals Program, Intellectual Property Law Society, Women in Tech Law, Law Review 

    “During my application process, I was able to confidently commit to UCI Law after speaking with current law students. I received a lot of reassuring insider tips and learned firsthand what the experience was like at UCI, so I wanted to pay it forward."

  • Roxanne Markus, ‘23

    Hometown: Orange County, CA
    Undergrad: UC Los Angeles
    Student Involvement: First Generation Professionals Program, Pet Protection Project Pro Bono

    “Having gone through the admissions process as a first-generation college student, I understand how stressful and intimidating it can be. I wanted to become an Admissions Ambassador to serve as an open resource for prospective students to count on for guidance and support during this exciting chapter in their lives!”

  • Sydney Martin, ‘22

    Hometown: South Central Los Angeles, CA
    Undergrad: UC Santa Barbara
    Student Involvement: Law Students for Educational Equity, Black Law Students Association, First Generation Professionals Program, Moot Court, Law, Society, and Culture Emphasis, Student Bar Association

    “My goal as an admissions ambassador is to give prospective students all of the information necessary to make informed decisions in their law school process. As a first-generation, low-income, woman of color I want all prospective students within my affinities to know that I'm here for them as a resource, whether they choose to come to UCI or not!" 

  • Laila Naraghi, ‘22

    Hometown: Agoura Hills, CA
    Undergrad: University of Southern California
    Student Involvement: If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, Latinx Law Students Association, Middle Eastern and South Asian Law Student Association, OutLaw

    “Applying for law school is stressful and overwhelming, especially if you are the first in your family to pursue a legal career. I hope to be a resource to prospective students and hopefully be a familiar face on campus during their 1L year."

  • Michelle Nelson, '21

    Hometown: San Bernardino, CA
    Undergrad: UC Berkeley
    Student Involvement: Public Interest Law Fund, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Women's Law Society

    “I became an ambassador to provide potential students with all the information they need to choose the best law school for them."

  • Julienne Pasichow, ‘21

    Hometown: Marin County, CA
    Undergrad: Oberlin College
    Student Involvement: Law Review, Mock Trial, Criminal Justice Clinic, Transgender Legal Assistance Clinic

    “UCI Law is an incredibly unique school, from the ways in which the administration goes above and beyond to eliminate unnecessary stresses for students, to the guaranteed clinical opportunities, to the myriad options to become involved in pro bono work. I'm excited to help prospective students explore the groups and activities within the UCI Law community where they may find themselves most at home."

  • Katie Raitz, '21

    Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
    Undergrad: University of Colorado, Boulder
    Student Involvement: Law Review, Mental Health in Law Society, Plastic Free UCI Law, Student Bar Association

    “I have found such a beautiful home, community, and learning environment at UCI Law, and I want to help other future legal professionals find their place in our community, too!"

  • Jose Rosales, ‘22

    Hometown: Oxnard, CA
    Undergrad: UC San Diego
    Student Involvement: First Generation Professionals Program, Latinx Law Students Association, Moot Court

    “I wanted to become an ambassador because I want to be part of the team that helps bring in the next great class into the UCI Law family.”

  • Katie Rosoff, ‘21

    Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
    Undergrad: University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Student Involvement: Community Fellow, Law Review 

    “This community is filled with kindness, generosity, brilliance, and down-to-earth people. These words are not always the adjectives used to describe the legal community, and I have enjoyed reminding prospective students that UCI Law is different from other institutions because of the uniqueness of the people that make up the community."

  • Jonathan Routson, ’22

    Hometown: Reno, NV
    Undergrad: United States Naval Academy
    Student Involvement: Business Law Society, Intellectual Property Law Society, Moot Court, Public Interest Law Fund

    “The Admissions Office was extremely helpful to me when I was trying to figure out where to go and so I would just like to help do the same for others."

  • Elizabeth Schatz Cordero, ‘23

    Hometown: Milwaukee, WI/Chicago, IL area
    Undergrad: University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Student Involvement: Environmental Law Society, Latinx Law Students Association, Law Students for Immigrant Justice, Law Students for Educational Equity, First Generation Professionals Program

    “I want to be a student ambassador to provide guidance to prospective students just as previous UCI students did for me. As a first-gen Latina law student, I know first-hand how daunting this experience is and recognize how valuable peer-support can be during this process."

  • Katherine Seto, ‘23

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    Undergrad: Northeastern University
    Student Involvement: Women's Law Society, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, Law Students for Educational Equity

    “The UCI Law community welcomes everyone with open arms, and I’m grateful that I chose a school that supports my academics, my interests, and my well-being. As an admissions ambassador, I strive to help prospective students discover why UCI Law is uniquely empowered to cultivate passion into meaningful and benevolent work."

  • Anna Setyaeva, ‘23

    Hometown: Yekaterinburg, RUS
    Undergrad: Long Island University 
    Student Involvement: Environmental Law Society, Law Students for Immigrant Justice

    “I would like to help other first generation students, immigrants, and international students navigate complicated paths of law school admissions."

  • Nicole Stemet, ‘22

    Hometown: Wichita, KS
    Undergrad: University of Central Florida
    Student Involvement: Community Fellow, Law Students for Educational Equity, Women's Law Society

    “I am an admissions ambassador to show prospective Legal Anteaters what UCI Law's incredible community and opportunities can mean to them."

  • Emily Tsai, '21

    Hometown: Baldwin Park, CA
    Undergrad: UC Los Angeles
    Student Involvement: Consumer Law Clinic

    “I wanted to be an admissions ambassador to help people make informed decisions when they choose which law school to attend. UCI Law was the perfect fit for me and I want to help prospective students find their perfect fit too. "

  • Tatum Wheeler, '21

    Hometown: East Bay, CA
    Undergrad: UC Berkeley
    Student Involvement: First Generation Professionals Program, Student Bar Association

    “I became an ambassador because I know that choosing a law school is a big decision, especially as a first-generation student. I want to shed some light on why UC Irvine Law is a great choice for learning practical skills, getting involved in pro bono and student organizations, and having supportive classmates, and help prospects be confident in their decision, no matter where they end up."

  • Jamison Whiting, ‘21

    Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
    Undergrad: The University of Northern Iowa
    Student Involvement: Black Law Student Association, Student Bar Association

    “UCI has been a home away from home for me, so I want to help make UCI a home for you too!"

  • Jonathan Widjaja, ‘22

    Hometown: Redlands, CA
    Undergrad: UC Los Angeles
    Student Involvement: Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Community Fellow, Student Bar Association, Law Review 

    “Picking a law school was a difficult decision for me. I am proud to share how I ultimately chose UCI Law and why I have never looked back.”

  • Jordin Wilcher, ‘21

    Hometown: Buckhannon, WV
    Undergrad: West Virginia University
    Student Involvement: Intellectual Property Law Society, Public Interest Law Fund, Student Bar Association, Women in Tech Law, Women's Law Society

    “UCI Law is very community oriented, which is what I wanted from a law school. I want to help others find their home here.” 

  • Yiwen Zhang, ‘22

    Hometown: Jiangsu, CN
    Undergrad: 
    UC Berkeley
    Student Involvement: 
    Law Review, Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

    “I hope more international students can join the UCI Law community!"