Student Coordinators

Student Coordinators

 

 Akanksha Kumar

Hello! My name is Akanksha, and I am one of your student coordinators this year. I am a third year studying human biology. I am very involved on campus and in the community. I usually also have a pun on me. I love to read in my free time and wander around antique malls. Also, if you show me an animal, chances are I am going to switch into baby talk. And the new Extra gum commercials sometimes make me cry. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you!

akumar37@ucmerced.edu

 Office Hours:

 By Appointment Only

 

 Carlos Canela

My name is Carlos Canela and I am a Fiat Lux Student Coordinator. I am a fourth year majoring in Psychology.  I came in as a first generation student with little knowledge on how to survive college but the Fiat Lux Program had great counselors who directed me to the necessary resources on campus.  I served as a Community Scholar during my second year, and I am now Student Coordinator for the program.  One of the things I liked about the program was engaging with the faculty during our Faculty Receptions.  That alone helped me build the courage to utitlize their office hours and because of that I was given the opportunity to conduct research with one of professors for this semester, and I am hoping to continue with it next semester as well.  Some of my favorite things include hiking, taking trips, and taking pictures of everywhere I go.

jcanelazamudio@ucmerced.edu

 Office Hours:

 By Appointment Only