Pauline Ho has been notified that she is one of 38 graduating seniors selected for UCI's 2017 Chancellor's Award of Distinction. Conferred for her commitment to cutting-edge research, leadership, and service to UCI, this honor comes with a certificate of recognition and a special shoulder cord to be worn at UCI's 2017 Commencement Ceremonies.
Pauline, who is graduating with a double major in Education Sciences and Social Policy & Public Service, has fulfilled a variety of leadership and research roles during her four years at UCI. These include UCI School of Education Peer Mentor, UCI Scholarship Opportunities Program Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Secretary, and Global Leaders Student Organization President.
Pauline also has amassed an impressive number of honors while an undergraduate: AERA 2017 Undergraduate Fellow, National Science Foundation GRFP Honorable Mention, Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship, Juan Francisco Lara Endowed Scholarship, Summer Undergraduate Research Program Fellowships, Los Angeles Chinese American Citizens Alliance Scholarship, and Best Undergraduate Poster at UCI's 2016 Data Mining Initiative Symposium.
Pauline's senior honors thesis, "Investigating Teaching Practices in Writing 29A Classrooms: An Examination of English Language Learners", reflects her interest in language learners and how their social relationship and psychological well-being affect their academic outcomes.
This fall Pauline will be traveling to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue a PhD in Educational Psychology. Her long-term goal is to become a tenured professor conducting research and collaborating with community organizations to provide research-based services to ELL students.