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About the USP Student Representative Program

USP Student Representatives act as liaisons between students and faculty/staff, and act as resources to the USP undergrad community. 


Student Reps Peer Advising


Hours and Locations

Student Rep Spotlights

Faculty Spotlights

USP has a wonderful group of faculty, many of whom are deeply involved on campus, have won distinguished teaching awards, and work on some amazing research projects. The USP Student Representatives interview the USP faculty to learn more about them and their research.

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Student Spotlights

Our students are leaders both on and off campus and the USP Student Representatives have started interviewing our students to learn more about the work they are doing both in and out of the classroom. Learn more about their internships, senior projects, as well as their involvement in student and professional organizations.

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Join the Student Representatives!

Are you interested in being a student leader in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning? Are you interested in mentorship and peer advising? Join the USP Student Reps! Recruitment for the 2019-2020 year is now closed. Look out for recruitment e-mails in Spring of 2020!

Recruitment is currently closed

Meet the Student Reps!

Meet the Student Reps!

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Greg Boscaiu

Major: Economics

Minor: Urban Studies and Planning

Favorite USP Course: USP 1 w/ Professor Kwak

Fun Fact: “I was on the tv show ‘Jeopardy’!”








Celia Sanchez Zelaya

Major(s): Urban Studies and Planning & Political Science - American Politics

Favorite USP Course: USP 100

Fun Fact: “I am classically trained on the clarinet!”


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Samaya Elder

Major: Urban Studies and Planning

Minor: Speculative Design

Favorite USP Course: USP 124

Fun Fact: “I love to cook!”







Sable Beltran

Major: Urban Studies and Planning

Favorite USP Course: USP 179 Urban Design, Theory, and Practice

Fun Fact: “I love getting outdoors and rock climbing, hiking, and surfing!”


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Derek Van

Major: Urban Studies & Planning

Minor: Environmental Studies

Favorite USP Course: USP 124

Fun Fact: "I enjoy collecting cassettes and creating digital art"







Anna Dan

Major: Urban Studies and Planning

Minor: Environmental Studies

Favorite USP Course: USP 144 or USP 3

Fun Fact: “I recently picked up boxing as a hobby!”


Sofia Nelson Ferezi







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Sofia Nelson-Ferezi

Majors: Urban Studies & International Studies

Favorite USP Course: USP 131

Fun Fact: "I can eat two Domino's pizzas by myself"







Harry Liner

Major: Urban Studies and Planning

Minor(s): Chinese Studies & Speculative Design

Favorite USP Course: USP 1

Fun Fact: “My favorite Real Housewives franchise is New York City!”










Elizabeth Owen

Majors: Urban Studies & Planning and Environmental Systems

Favorite USP Course: USP 191

Fun Fact: "My first trip abroad was studying abroad this past summer in Germany!"







Erik Mumm

Majors: Urban Studies and Planning & Data Science

Favorite USP course: USP 191

Fun Fact: “The highlight of my career so far was driving the UCSD shuttles.”




Daisy Pineda

Major: Urban Studies & Planning

Minors: Environmental Systems and Spanish Literature

Favorite USP course: USP 2

Fun Fact: I'm certified fluent in Spanish!