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UC Merced Admissions, Undergraduate:

Contact a Transfer Admissions Advisor

Emily Heng

South Central Valley: Merced, Madera, Fresno, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare, Lemoore, Coalinga, Firebaugh

Emily HengHometown: Long Beach, CA

Major in college: Psychology

Fun fact about me: I own a donut shop!

Why I love UC Merced: UC Merced has given me an endless amount of opportunities to explore different fields of education and for that, I am grateful to give back to my alma mater. Not only did I meet the greatest people on campus, I gained great mentors who have helped me build my career and supported me professionally.

Phone: (209) 205-0933


Sheila Xiong

Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma

Sheila XiongHometown: Merced, CA

Major in college: Psychology

Fun fact about me: I love stand up paddle boarding (SUP)!

Why I love UC Merced: UC Merced is a place with tremendous heart; our staff, faculty and students are some of the most compassionate and hardworking individuals. The amount of support and resources available to help individuals grow, dream, succeed and pursue the unknown is just incredible. You can feel it the moment you step on campus that UC Merced is the start of something new, something extraordinary— and that’s what I love the most.

Phone: (209) 201-5583
Instagram: uc_tip
Twitter: uc_tip


Carolina Valero

North Central Valley: Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced

Hometown: Dinuba, CA

Major in college: Literature and Cultures

Fun fact about me: I graduated as part of the first graduating class at UC Merced in 2009. Away from Admissions I’ve been dancing Zumba Fitness® for almost 10 years and I enjoy playing Ukulele, singing and backpacking.

Why I love UC Merced: What I love about UC Merced is that students, faculty and staff have a choice and chance to create and make a difference at UC Merced instead of “just being another face in the crowd.

Phone: (209) 500-9580


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