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Meet our Fellows

Emily Hagen

 

 

 

Position:  Lead TRV Fellow

Major: Public Health

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Emily Hagen is a transfer student from Santa Cruz California. She graduated from Cabrillo College with a double Associates Degree in the fields of Sociology and Health Science. She moved to Merced to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Public Health. She is a Regent’s Scholar and is currently on the Chancellor's Honor List. Growing up in Santa Cruz she took great pride in the local community by volunteering with Hospice, the soup kitchen and the emotionally handicapped. Above all she believes in treating people with dignity and respect. Her future goals include working with underserved and marginalized populations and volunteering for the Peace Corps. Her hobbies include traveling, weightlifting, spending time with loved ones and hanging out with her corgi Jasmine.

 

 

Kareena Karki

 

 

 

Position: TRV Fellow

Major: Public Health

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Kareena is from the Bay Area and she started UC Merced Fall of 2016. She plans to graduate with a degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Pre-Health. Kareena's goal is to help people and make a difference in the community. After graduation, she is planning to apply for a Medical or a PA program. Her hobbies are traveling, fitness, dining and taking trips with her friends. A place she would like to travel to is Japan because of the rich history, modern food, entertainment, advanced innovations, and art. 

 

Christopher Ingle

 

 

 

Position: TRV Fellow

Major: English and Global Arts

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Chris is from Merced, but lives in Winton. He is a transfer student from Merced College with an AAT in English. He is a double major in English and Global Art Studies (GASP). His hobbies include archery, video games, and local theater. His goal is to eventually become a High School English and Theater teacher.

 

Ernest (E.J.) Garcia

 

 

 

Position: TRV Fellow

Major: Psychology with Chemistry and Natural Sciences Education Minor

 

Ernest (E.J.) Garcia is a Psychology transfer student from Merced Junior College. He was born in Merced, CA and after moving around a bit, returned to Merced to finish high school at Golden Valley High followed by a stay at Merced Junior College. His hobbies include classical singing, music of any kind, specifically piano. He also enjoys cooking, and has competed in several competitions for cooking. He is also an avid cyclist and hiker. In terms of goals for the future, E.J. plans to graduate from UC Merced with a degree in Psychology and work in the Department of the Interior and National Park Service.

 

Shaun Flannigan

 

 

 

Position: TRV Fellow

Major: Mechanical Engineering

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Shaun Flannigan is a transfer student from Mariposa, CA. He is a Mechanical Engineering student. Shaun transferred from multiple colleges being Grossmont College, Clovis Community College, Fresno City College, and Merced College. His hobbies include working on cars, hiking, fishing, playing video games, exercising and programming. After graduation, Shaun’s future goal is to work in the car industry as a Mechanical Engineer.

 

Erika Ramsey 

 

 

 

Position: TRV Veteran Fellow

Major: Public Health

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Clarissa Siler

 

 

 

Position: TRV Veteran Fellow

Major: Sociology

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Clarissa Siler is a traditional fourth year student with a major in Sociology and a possible minor in Anthropology. She is a Veteran Dependent. Her hometown is Escondido, California but has moved around a lot because her mom was in the military. Her involvement on campus includes working as Veteran Fellow with the TRV program and as a Study Tables Supervisor for Recreation and Athletics. She is also a member of Lambda Alliance the LGBTQ+ club on campus. When she graduates, she plans to go into the field of Law Enforcement by going into California Highway Patrol. Some of her hobbies include going to the gym, singing, playing with her cats and doing homework.

 

Richard Munoz

 

 

 

Position: TRV Fellow

Major: Psychology

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Richard is a fourth year transfer student from Los Banos, California. He majors in Psychology and transferred from Merced College in Spring 2018. He is involved with the Young Artist Movement on campus and runs his own clothing line on the side. On his free time he enjoys playing guitar, writing songs, graphic design and going to concerts. He plans to get more involved with graphic design and marketing in the future

 

Sarah Lee

 

 

 

Position: TRV Fellow

Major: History

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Sarah Lee (she/her/hers) is a fourth year transfer student from Fresno, California. She transferred to UC Merced in Spring 2018 from Fresno City College and is now a History major and American Studies minor. On campus, Sarah is involved with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center as a UROC-H Fellow, and is the Chief Editor of the Undergraduate Historical Journal at UC Merced. Outside of class, she loves to read at Coffee Bandits or playing games with family. She plans to graduate in Spring 2020 and pursue a PhD in History, studying the 19th Century American West.

 

Ediel Lopez

 

 

 

Position: TRV Fellow

Major: Computer Science and Engineering

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Ediel is a fourth-year returning student from Del Rey, California. During his time away from UC Merced, he attended and graduated from Reedley College with an A.S. in Computer Science. Since his return, Ediel has been working diligently to obtain a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Outside the classroom, he is an active member of Ingenieros Unidos – a student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Other hobbies of his include reading, coffee, investing and going on walks with his dog. After graduation, Ediel plans on pursuing a career in software development.

 

Nancy Ventura Martinez

 

 

 

Position: TRV Fellow

Major: Human Biology

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Nancy Ventura Martínez is a new transfer student from Clovis Community College and is here at UC Merced to major in Human Biology and minor in Cognitive Science. Nancy was a Vice President of her college’s Pre-Professional Health Club and volunteered with various organizations in her hometown of Fresno, California. She enjoys running and spending time with friends and family. After graduation, she plans to be involved in health care in some way but for now she’s very excited to be at UC Merced and become a bobcat!

 

Harriet Torres

 

 

 

Position: TRV Fellow

Major: Political Science and Sociology

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Harriet Torres is a fourth year, traditional student from South Central, Los Angeles. She is a double major in Political Science and Sociology and is involved with Hermanos Unidos de UCM, UC Merced Law Clinic, the External Office of ASUCM, and the Political Science Lab. Some of her hobbies include binge-watching Netflix and Hulu, eating junk food, and coffee. Her plans after graduation are to eventually apply for law school and to have her own firm in LA that offers services to underrepresented communities.