Office: 2nd Floor SRB, EOP Suite
Hello! My name is Christine Choi and I serve as a Counselor for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Coordinator of the Asian Resource Center (ARC) located on the 1st floor of the Student Resource Building! I am from Northridge, CA and born to Korean immigrant parents. I identify as a proud first-generation college graduate and my passion lies within serving first-generation, income-eligible, and APIDA identified students.
I am also a proud UCSB alum (Go Gauchos!) and graduated with my Bachelor’s in Asian American Studies. During my time as a student at UCSB, I was heavily involved on-campus as a Campus Tour Guide, in the Department of Asian American Studies, a Resident Assistant, in the Residential Housing Association, the National Residence Hall Honorary, a co-leader for ED 20 & ED 118, a NUFP fellow, and more.
I received my Master’s from Michigan State University in Student Affairs Administration and most recently came from working at UC Davis as a Resident Director, specifically serving our Asian & Pacific Islander Living Learning Community.
I’m so excited to be back at UCSB, working alongside amazing staff and mentors who have helped shape me as a student affairs professional, and hope to continue to support, empower, and celebrate the APIDA & EOP community at UCSB. I’m always open to connect with and hope to collaborate with folks in the division in the future!
About Me & Fun Facts:
Hello! My name is Christine Choi (she/her). In EOP, I am a Counselor and Coordinator of the Asian Resource Center (ARC). I am a proud UCSB alum and first-generation graduate! During my time at UCSB in undergrad I was heavily involved as an RA, Campus Tour Guide, Peer Advisor for the Department of Asian American Studies, and serving as a co-leader/student TA in ED 20 and ED 118.
Fun facts about me include: I love collecting Been There Series Mugs from Starbucks, I’m a huge baseball fan (Go Dodgers!), I love doing DIY/crafty projects, and I’m an avid concert-goer!
Hometown: Northridge, CA (San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles)
Languages: English, Korean, and Spanish
● B.A. Asian American Studies with minors in Educational Studies & Applied Psychology from UC Santa Barbara
● M.A. Students Affairs Administration with certificate in Teaching & Learning in Postsecondary Education from Michigan State University
Interests & Specialties:
APIDA student needs, transfer students, food security & basic needs, teaching, first-generation student experience, first-year transition, resources on campus, holistic student counseling approach, continuing education and research
Approach to Working With Students:
My approach to working with students starts with being student-centered and viewing students holistically. I really value and follow Yosso’s Community Cultural Wealth model in seeing students in a strengths & asset based view, rather than framing in deficits. I love getting to know students personally, listening to their stories, and truly seeing how I can best support them in my role and beyond.
Why Do You Love Working at EOP?:
I love working at EOP because of the community and working with EOP
students! As a UCSB EOP alum, it’s such a privilege to be able to serve such
driven, resilient, and inspiring students alongside such warm,
What I Can Do For Students!:
I am here to provide a welcoming, inclusive environment to assist students with any challenges or concerns such as their academics, career/postgraduate, or personal lives. I can also connect you with our student leaders in EOP and the ARC, as well other on-campus resources.