Max Jiang

Peer Academic Advisor
Paul Merage School of Business

Business Administration, Political Science

San Diego, CA


  • Saturday Academy of Law (2019-present)
  • Crossroads Campus Ministries (2018-present)
  • Merage Undergraduate Student Association (2018-2020)
  • UCI Symphony Orchestra (2018-2019)

Personal Biography

Why do you love UCI?
UCI’s community is vibrant and welcoming. Students are eager to encourage each other towards success regardless of background and field of choice. Furthermore, the school provides many resources for proactive students. Beyond academics, UCI has a thriving extracurricular community, so whatever culture, religion, or hobby you identify with, there is probably a community just for you. Students at UCI are fortunate to have such a wonderful support system.

How can you be a successful Anteater?
No matter what stage you find yourself in, opting to make the most of your time in a balanced manner will be instrumental to succeeding. If you find yourself with too much time on hand, join more programs that you believe will teach you new skills and help you meet amazing people. If you feel too pressured, take a step back and invest your health or find a fun hobby. As long as you are spending time that productively contributes to your goals and values healthily, things will work out.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
An interesting fact about myself is that I was born in China and moved to America when I was two years old. My favorite food is savory meat mooncakes. I used to play water polo and swim in high school. I have a scar on my face from when I ran into a tree, and it looks like a tear trickling down my face.