What is Speakers?
The Speakers Commission invites speakers of academic relevance to UC Irvine to provoke productive dialogue around contemporary student issues or topics that are often not talked about. Through Speakers events such as our ZotTalks events, we aim to provide students with an enriching experience by engaging with educators and prominent speakers who authentically represent and appeal to the diverse undergraduate community.
MEET THE SPEAKERS COMMISSION STAFF!
Major(s): Political Science | Criminology, Law and Society
Hobbies/Interests: debate, activism
As someone whose beliefs have been largely shaped thanks to access to a variety of differing opinions and perspectives, I find discourse to be highly valuable and joined Speakers commission to help UCI students engage in it. Most students are innately curious, and I think that attending our events allows them to exercise this curiosity and learn about a multitude of topics.
Major(s): Music | Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Hobbies/Interests: music, fashion, dance, art, business, production, makeup
I wanted to join the Speakers Commission so I could make the most out of my UCI experience. As a transfer student, I wanted to connect with as many people as possible. I love producing events and this commission is a great way to do that while building a community!
Hobbies/Interests: boxing, cooking, sleeping
When I heard about the Speakers Commission, I was interested with what this program does and how impactful the work of the people involved have for UCI. Bringing in respected professionals and celebrities to speak on behalf of important subject matters is a phenomenal event that I found to be exciting to become a part of!
Major(s): Korean Studies
I want to join Speakers commission because I want to get involved on campus more. I think it’s a fun way to interact with students and get to know the school culture.
Hobbies/Interests: running, reading, swimming, traveling, baking
I joined the Speakers Commission because I wanted to be involved in creating conversation and dialogues across campus through hosting different speakers. I also wanted to get involved in ASUCI! What I love about ASUCI is how close everyone is and having the opportunity to host cool events.
Major(s): Business Administration
Hobbies/Interests: basketball, gym, video games, movies, friends, family
Public speaking is a skill that is essential for a leader, and it is something that I have always valued. I wanted to be involved in ASUCI and the Speakers commission seemed like a great opportunity. I really love how moving it can be for students to come to our events and be motivated by our speakers, that’s what makes me proud of our commission.
Major(s): English | Education Sciences | Minor in Creative Writing
Hobbies/Interests: listening to K-Pop, watching movies, trying out new food places in the area!
I wanted to join the Speakers Commission because I wanted to have a larger impact on our student population! Getting the chance to gauge student interests and bring in speakers that leave students inspired has been such a privilege and an honor, and I can’t imagine my last year here at UCI without this amazing opportunity!
Major(s): Quantitative Economics | Minor in Management
Hobbies/Interests: eat dessert, watch Marvel movies or Netflix!
I want to engage in ASUCI before I graduated and after researching different positions, the Speakers commission fits best for my interest! I enjoy introducing influential speakers to all UCI students and enjoy being part of this commission!
I love how the Speakers commission enlightens and educated the student body by hosting stimulating events that shine light on topics that deserve attention and recognition.