Ana-Teresa Mendoza

[INSERT PHOTO] Peer Academic Advisor
School of Physical Sciences
Santa Ana, CA


  • Learning Assistant for General Chemistry Lab Series (2020 – 2023)
  • Research assistant in Penner’s research group (2021 – 2023)
  • UC Leads Scholar (2021 – 2023)

Personal Biography

Why do you love UCI?
UCI challenged me to become a better student and to show myself what I am truly capable of. Without UCI, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. UCI offers many opportunities to students and a beautiful campus. Professors truly care about students succeeding! I am grateful for all the connections and amazing friendships I have made.

How can you be a successful Anteater?
Everyone has a different meaning of success. Allow yourself to think about what success means to you, and find resources to help you achieve your goals ! No matter how you describe success, find a group of people who will support you along your journey. It is okay to ask for help when needed. Remember that UCI offers many opportunities and has a large faculty that is willing to support you.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
One fun fact about me is that I am trying to learn as many PI numbers as I can!