PBK Director

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In addition to serving as director of UCI’s Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Dr. Jones is director of UCI’s Scholarship Opportunities Program, which encourages and supports high-achieving undergraduates and recent alumni in applying for 17 nationally and internationally prestigious, merit-based scholarships and awards. She holds a doctorate from UC Irvine, while her M.A. and B.A. both come from the University of Kansas. Before becoming an Anteater, she was a Research Fellow at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet in Heidelberg, Germany, through a DAAD Research Grant. A faculty member for nearly two decades, Dr. Jones has taught undergraduates in multiple departments—especially in the humanities and the social sciences—across the UCI campus.


PBK Coordinator

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Yousif graduated from UCI in June 2022, earning a B.A. in Economics. During his time as a student, he worked as a grammar tutor and SOP student advisor. Completing the Honors Program in Economics, he presented his research in the 2022 UROP Research Symposium and won the School of Social Sciences Honors Thesis Award of 2022. After graduating, Yousif worked in the private industry as an accountant. Returning to UCI as the SOP Administrative Coordinator, he now strives to uphold UCI’s traditional values and professionalism while working to ensure that SOP services reach his peers, the outstanding students of UCI!


Lead Marketing and Communications Development Intern

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Ariel is a third-year Business Economics major. She’s involved in Student Center Board of Advisors, ASUCI Student Experience Commission, Marketing Association, Indonesians Club at UCI, and Alumni Association. Ariel enjoys strategic marketing and marketing analytics, which is why she joins the team with the aim to make SOP/PBK programs more known in the student community. Outside work, Ariel loves to stay active, cook, and go to the beach with her friends.


Marketing and Communications Development Admin

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Jin is a third-year informatics Major. She is currently the Co-President of the Design at UCI club and Marketing Director before that. She hopes to pursue a career in UX/UI design. When she is not designing, she is busy working on her Figma projects and playing Life is Strange.


Lead Marketing and Communications Development Admin

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Jun is presently a third-year Criminology major. She’s involved in ASUCI EVP as a Communications Director and is the Design Lead for Keebs Club @ UCI. Jun enjoys design, streamlining systems and wants to make sure that information regarding scholarships and advising is accessible to every Anteater. When not in passionate rambles about the newest design trends, Jun is vying for her cat’s attention.