Recognizing the Fantastic Talent in UCI BioSci

Our students in the UCI School of Biological Sciences are what make this School great! Learn more about their achievements, goals, and inspiring stories at UCI BioSci. If you know a BioSci student who should be highlighted in our Student Spotlight, please email Elizabeth Meredith at

July 2021 Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight – Kaitlyn Sapida
July 26, 2021

Meet Kaitlyn Sapida (she, her, hers), a 2021 BioSci graduate with a minor in medical humanities! Kaitlin’s passion for health care work and her love for the anteater family has been seen in many ways throughout...

Previous Spotlights

Pedro Fernandes – student spotlight – square
June 21, 2021

Why did you choose to major in biology?
In my life, I’ve had family members get diagnosed with genetic disorders/diseases and seen them go through transplant treatments. Being a part of their journeys inspired me to…

July 28, 2020

Why did you choose to major in biology?
I chose to major in Biology because I’ve always been drawn to understanding how the natural world works. It was a field I wanted to dig deeper into and…

June 1, 2020

Why did you choose UCI for your undergraduate education?

When choosing which college to attend, it was clear to me that UCI would put me in the best position to grow as a student and as…

Brian Wood
June 1, 2020

Why did you choose to major in biology?

I chose to major in biology because science has always fascinated me! From learning about plants and photosynthesis in elementary/middle school to taking upper-division Bio labs and courses…