Wesley Tat

Kate Stephensen

Position Title
2nd Year



Hometown: San Leandro, CA

Future Career: Data Scientist

Personal Interests: Tennis, listening to music, reading manga and Wikipedia articles.

Campus Involvement: Tennis club, anime club, work at the Dining Commons in Tercero.

How I can help you: As a peer mentor, I want to give advice on which classes that a freshman should take, a hangout/stress reliever buddy, give you advice on how to survive freshman year. I want to be able to make your transition to college easy and smooth while making it successful! I want to be able to support you and feel comfortable while going to UC Davis. A caring, supporting machine!

When I started at UC Davis: I was honestly nervous about starting over again. Most of my friends from high school did not come to UC Davis. They went to the other UCs and out of state. I was always shy and it was always hard for me to make friends. Also, it was nerve-racking going to classes with over 200 people, when I was used to classes of 30 people. I realized that I need to break out of my shell and talk to people if I ever wanted to be less nervous.

I was excited about the independence from my family. I was excited to become a college student, leaving my hometown, and going to Davis. I was excited about the food at the dining commons and enjoying the first year at the dorms. I was looking forward to going to the Arboretum and exploring Davis! I was excited about all the opportunities that Davis has to offer and meeting new people.

Advice for incoming first-year UHP students: Freshman year is the start of a new chapter in your life, so enjoy it as much as possible because it does not last long. Meet people, join clubs, and be involved with UC Davis (be social). Stay positive and try to enjoy all the school's events that Davis has to offer for first years. Additionally, you should attend all of your classes and go to office hours for your teachers! Remember that your mental health is more important than your grades, take time to self-care and relax!