Shannia (Trixie) De Jesus

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Lead Peer Educator


Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major(s)/Minor(s): Sociology

Campus Involvement: Undergraduate Accounting Society

Bio: Shannia (Trixie) is a junior transfer student from Cerritos College with an Associate’s Degree for Transfer in Business Administration. She is a first-generation student who wants to earn her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at UCSB and plans to become a CPA in the future. Her hobbies include baking, working out, traveling, cafe hopping, food trips, and binge-watching old movies or shows. At UCSB, Shannia (Trixie) continues to seek more opportunities that will make her college experience more fruitful and memorable. Some of her favorite spots on campus are the Labyrinth, the UCSB Lagoon, and the TSC.

Advice for Transfers: Never doubt your capabilities and unlock your true potential! Being a transfer student, there’s so much things going on campus and it’s easy to get lost or feeloverwhelmed throughout this process. Don’t be afraid to ask help and connect with more people on campus because these will be great ways for you to get started. Sometimes, you may even feel burntout or feel no sense of belonging in this community, but always remember that you are worthy of being here in the first place! The school has great opportunities to offer you and it’s just a matter of patience, hardwork, and determination to get through everything. There may be some minor bumps in the road, but never give up!