Peer Advisor, 2022-23
My name is Ananya Bapat, and I am a 2nd year transfer majoring in Political Science. I transferred from De Anza Community College from Cupertino. Knowing that I will have only around 2 years here at Davis, I am constantly trying to get to get involved on campus, and really immerse myself. Knowing that I can help new or incoming transfers is why I joined the TRC.
Campus Involvement: Along with the TRC, I am involved in Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD) through the Office of the Transfer Student Representative (OTSR) as their Director of External and Government Relations.
Hobbies: I like to explore campus and recommend taking walks in the Arboretum! I frequent the CoHo, MU, and the TRC to study, grab food, and hang out with friends! Outside of school, I am a huge Star Wars and Marvel fan! Some hobbies are watching TV, doing digital drawings, and cooking + baking! :)
Advice for Transfer/Reentry Students: One piece of advice for new reentry and transfer students is that the more you ask questions, the better. When I transferred here, wherever I went and whoever I interacted with, I asked questions. By doing so I was able to get involved with all the organizations/programs that I am a part of now! Another piece of advice is to take things at your own pace. Everything is probably very overwhelming and the last thing is to add even more stress. Take your time and really experience Davis, not just the school aspect. Approach everything holistically!