Featured Ambassadors


Featured CNAS Ambassadors



Aaron Lai 2nd Year, Environmental Sciences



"Coming to UCR has provided me with a new and wide range of opportunities and people, from shooting

as a Highlander Newspaper photographer to engaging with professors in exciting classes (especially

Environmental Sciences) to getting my very first job. All these resources were always within reach and not

difficult to find, as the facilities, advisors, and faculty around me were easily accessible and

knowledgeable. As a CNAS Science Ambassador, I have been able to continue my progress as a

Highlander by being able to interact with and give back to the UCR community, such as being able to

provide tours to and talk with upcoming freshmen. The events have been wildly interesting and varied,

and I look forward to what we can do for CNAS and UCR next year."



What is your pet peeve?

Professors scheduling their office hours during your other classes’ lecture hours.


Do you like baths or showers and why?

Showers, because it uses less water! Baths use about 35-50 gallons, while a 10 minute shower would

use about 24 gallons.


What is your weirdest "quirk"?

All of my personal clocks are wired at about 13-16 minutes ahead, including my room clock, my watches,

my phone, and even my camera. At this point, I’m not sure which one is which, so it keeps me on my



If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

If I had only 40 years to live, I would want to spend my time traveling, after spending a bit of time earning

some money. I’d hike the Pacific Crest Trail, photograph as many national parks as I could, ride the

Southwest Chief across America, ride the trains across Europe, and traverse the world with companions

old and new. At the end of travels, I would like to set up a photo gallery somewhere obscure and share

about the tales, cultures, and truths I’ve seen to anybody interested.


If you were a geometric shape what would you like to be?

I would be a solid torus, just like the Stanford Torus! Or a doughnut, and that’s cool too.

Previous Featured Ambassadors:

Travis Hong3rd Year, Environmental Sciences

Jennifer Fairbrother- 4th Year, Applied Mathematic/Physics

Andrew Munoz-2nd Year, Biology 

Taryn Barsotti- 3rd Year, Microbiology

Jennifer An- 4th Year, Chemistry 





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