Meet the PAAs

Quynh Theresa Do

Peer Academic Advisor Coordinator

Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Psychological Sciences

San Jose, CA


  1. Morning Sign-Out at UCI (2018 – 2021)
  2. UTeach Program (2020-2021)
  3. UCI Math CEO (2020-2021)


Why do you love UCI?
I love UCI because of the diverse community, both in the academic community and student life community. I was able to meet so many people from different backgrounds that not only inspire me but also provide me with valuable insights. There are a plethora of campus organizations that each have their own niche as well. Being at a campus with great diversity has been essential in nurturing my learning and my experience.

How can you be a successful Anteater?
I had to learn the hard way that in order to be successful in anything, you must know your limits. It is vital to know when you are doing too much. This may become detrimental and affect your health as well as relationships. Furthermore, it can lead to student burnout. Student burnout is a common problem and often overlooked. Knowing where you are, what your limits are, and taking care of yourself serve as preventions to burning out.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love eating curry of all kinds. Not only is it a wonderfully hearty and warm meal in the winter, it has so many variations throughout different countries (Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese… and so much more!).