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Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 TCLI Update:

Due to the campus response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, TCLI transitioned to a hybrid program. Until November 1, 2021 all TCLI related events such as the TCLI weekly seminars, group coaching sessions, and mentor group gatherings will be virtual and/or held outdoors.

Current TCLI students in the 2021-2022 cohort are encouraged to reach out to their TCLI mentors for more information and continued support. Our goal is to ensure we are actively supporting our TCLI mentees and providing opportunities to build on the rich experience of the TCLI community.

Meet Your 2021-2022 TCLI Staff!

  • Akshat Muir

    Akshat Muir

    TCLI Mentor

    Pronouns: He/Him

    Year: 2nd Year

    College: Warren

    Major: Data Science

    Fun Fact: I like to read if it benefits me. 

    Campus Involvements: TCLI!

  • Alex Reyes

    Alex Reyes

    TCLI Mentor

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

    Year: 2nd Year

    College: Warren

    Major: History

    Fun Fact: Star Wars is my favorite franchise 

    Campus Involvements: TCLI!

  • Angela Park

    Angela Park

    TCLI Mentor

    Pronouns: She/Her

    Year: 2nd Year

    College: Sixth

    Major: Theatre

    Fun Fact: I can do the splits!

    Campus Involvements: MHI (Masked Heroes Initiative) Director of Operations, Company 157 Publicist, and TCLI!

  • Areen Lu

    TCLI Mentor

    Pronouns: She/They

    Year: 2nd Year

    College: Sixth

    Major: Cognitive Science

    Fun Fact: I'm double majoring in Cognitive Science and Business Econ. 

    Campus Involvements: Triton Robotics, Undergraduate Econ Society, and previous TCLI Mentee!

  • Beeta Zamani

    TCLI Mentor

  • Kirstin Dukleth

    Kirstin Dukleth

    TCLI Mentor

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Year: 4th Year

    College: John Muir

    Major: Human Biology 

    Fun Fact: During the summer, I love going on road trips with my family. Currently, I have traveled and visited 27 states in the USA!

    Campus Involvements: GlamourGals at UCSD, a community service organization on campus and TCLI!

  • Mikaeel Punja

    Mikaeel Punja

    TCLI Mentor

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

    Year: 2nd Year

    College: Warren

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

    Fun Fact: I love filmmaking. I make cinematic travel edits on YouTube.

    Campus Involvements: IDEA Scholar, TCLI, and African Student Association!

  • Saleha Ahmedi

    Saleha Ahmedi

    TCLI Mentor

    Pronouns: She/Her

    Year: 2nd Year

    College: Sixth

    Major: Undeclared, looking into Computer Science or Cog Sci Design + Interaction

    Fun Fact: I'm a huge foodie and avid photographer.

    Campus Involvements: Girls Who Code and TCLI!

  • Shane Johnson

    Shane Johnson

    TCLI Mentor

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

    Year: 3rd Year

    College: Sixth

    Major: Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

    Fun Fact: I can play the guitar, stand up bass, and piano.

    Campus Involvements: The Mustard Seed Project, the ADRC, and TCLI!

  • Sharai Barrera

    Sharai Barrera

    TCLI Mentor

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Year: 3rd Year

    College: Muir

    Major: Cognitive Science, Machine Learning

    Fun Fact: I Love EDM music <3

    Campus Involvements: I am a proud member of Sorority and Fraternity Life! I serve as president for the Multicultural Greek Council and for Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. TCLI!

  • Shelvie Mae Bumanglag

    Shelvie Mae Bumanglag

    TCLI Mentor

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Year: 3rd Year

    College: Marshall

    Major: Social Psychology w/ Double Minor in AAPI Studies and Healthcare- Social Issues

    Fun Fact: My family all has names that begin with S!

    Campus Involvements: Polynesian Dance Club, Library Student Advisory Council, The Women's Network, and TCLI!

  • Vanessa S Aguayo

    Vanessa S Aguayo

    TCLI Mentor

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Year: 3rd Year

    College: Marshall

    Major: Public Health w/specialization in Medical Sciences

    Fun Fact: I am the oldest out of 5, and I have a Husky named Rocky!

    Campus Involvements: I am a board member for Hermanas Unidas and TCLI!

  • Catherine Kuh

    Catherine Kuh

    TCLI Mentor Coordinator

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Year: 4th Year

    College: Revelle

    Major: Cognitive Psychology

    Fun Fact: I love capturing moments through disposable film cameras and have a wall filled with photos of my friends, family, and places I've visited!

    Campus Involvements: The Beat (co-ed A cappella), LIME Lab (Learning in Multimedia Environments), FBLA-PBL, and TCLI!

  • Stephanie Nguyen

    Stephanie Nguyen

    TCLI Mentor Coordinator

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Year: 4th Year

    College: Marshall

    Major: Molecular and Cell Biology; Minor: Business

    Fun Fact: In my free time, I like to stay connected with my creative side by doing paint-by-number canvas art!

    Campus Involvements: Historian/Secretary of Insight Pre-Optometry Club, Marshallpalooza/Cultural Celebration Executive Planning Committee Lead, Medical Educational Missions and Outreach (M.E.M.O.), and TCLI!

Fall Quarter 2020

  • Expand Your Leadership Skills

    Expand Your Leadership Skills

     

    1:1 Mentor Meetings:

    • 2-3 times per quarter
    • One-to-one meetings provide mentees with the opportunity to check-in with their Mentor on an individual basis.

     

    Mentee Group Gatherings:

    • 1 time per quarter
    • These gatherings offer mentees opportunities to gather in small groups with other mentees to engage in an activity, visit a campus resource, or attend an on-campus event.

     

    Group Coaching Sessions:

    • 1 time per year
    • These individual or group coaching sessions provide mentees to receive further guidance and support on navigating their first year at UC San Diego

    Group Coaching Session topics this quarter:

    1. Navigating Your Academics
    2. Stress Management & Wellness
    3. Finding Your Sense of Belonging
    4. Bringing UC San Diego Home
    5. Passion + Art: Artivism

    TCLI Fridays:
    • Attend 1 per quarter
    • The monthly events provide mentees the opportunity to connect with one another, learn about a campus resource, and engage in destressing activities.
    TCLI Friday themes this quarter:
    1. October: Freaky FridayNovember: Stress Management & Well Being
    2. December: Wrapping Up The Quarter

Winter Quarter 2021

  • Build Community

    Build Community

     

    1:1 Mentor Meetings:

    • 2-3 times per quarter
    • One-to-one meetings provide mentees with the opportunity to check-in with their Mentor on an individual basis.

    Mentee Group Gatherings:
    • Attend 1 time per quarter
    • These gatherings offer mentees opportunities to gather in small groups with other mentees to engage in an activity, visit a campus resource, or attend an on-campus event.

    Group Coaching Sessions:
    • 1 time per year
    • These individual or group coaching sessions provide mentees to receive further guidance and support on navigating their first year at UC San Diego.

    Group Coaching Session topics this quarter:

    1. Resumes & Cover Letters
    2. Study Abroad
    3. Empathy & Empathetic Communication
    4. Culture, Identity & Stigmas in Basic Needs

    TCLI Fridays:
    • 3-4 times per quarter
    • The monthly events provide mentees the opportunity to connect with one another, learn about a campus resource, and engage in destressing activities.
    TCLI Friday themes this quarter:
    1. January: Manifesting A New Year
    2. February: Building Relationship with Self
    3. March: Finding Community within Activism


    TCLI See San Diego:

    TCLI See San DIego is an opportunity for mentees to explore the greater San Diego community and engage in service. This year, TCLI hosted their first virtual TCLI See San Diego! We collaborated with GlamourGals to make cards for isolated seniors. To hear more about the event checkout Volunteer Story: GlamourGals at UCSD x Triton Community Leadership Institute!



Spring Quarter 2021

  • Make a Difference

    Make a Difference

     

    1:1 Mentor Meetings:

    • 2-3 times per quarter
    • One-to-one meetings provide mentees with the opportunity to check-in with their Mentor on an individual basis.

    Mentee Group Gatherings:
    • Attend 1 time per quarter
    • These gatherings offer mentees opportunities to gather in small groups with other mentees to engage in an activity, visit a campus resource, or attend an on-campus event.

    Group Coaching Sessions:
    • 1 time per year
    • These individual or group coaching sessions provide mentees to receive further guidance and support on navigating their first year at UC San Diego.
    Group Coaching Session topics this quarter:
    1. Strengths finder
    2. Communication & Leadership Coffee Talk
    3. Strengthsfinder
    4. Empathy & Empathetic Communication
    5. Strengthsfinder
    6. Preparing for Your 2nd Year
    7. Strengthsfinder


    TCLI Fridays:
    • 3-4 times per quarter
    • The monthly events provide mentees the opportunity to connect with one another, learn about a campus resource, and engage in destressing activities.
    • TCLI End of the Year Celebration!
    TCLI Friday themes this quarter:
    1. April: Spring Into Research
    2. May: TBD

 

Co-Curricular Record Approved - UC San Diego

Receive CCR Validation!

TCLI mentees who complete all the requirements below are eligible to receive validation of TCLI on their Co-Curricular Record:

  • Participate in the Summer Virtual Orientation (August, 31, 2021)
  • Participate in the Fall 2021 Weekly Seminars (Weeks 1-8; Tuesdays; 5-6:30 PM)
  • Complete the TCLI Pre and Post Assessment Surveys
  • Meet with Mentor at least 3 times per quarter
  • Participate in at least 1 TCLI Friday per quarter
  • Participate in at least 1 Group Coaching Session
  • Submit an end-of-the-year reflection project