DIRHA seminars are led by UCI faculty, staff, and community organizations based on set themes of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Seminars take place select Wednesdays from 4:00–7:30 PM at UCI (a total of 13 seminars).

Diversity & Inclusion

Race & Racism

Religious Diversity


Native American Culture

Gender & Sexuality


Racial Healing

Projects Methods



UCI undergraduate students are paired with each school to mentor during seminars and assist with projects. All mentors have had UCI diversity training or participated in diversity programs.


Current Mentors and High Schools 2022-2023





Past Mentors


Alliana Alcid

Nora Rajab Beik

Dayra Perez Bernal

Natali Berrios

Yara Boroquez

Ines Castillo

Michelle Cornelius

Bryanna Craig

Sage Cassidy Davis

Jagreet Dhaliwal

Daniela Fox

Cindy Garcia

Elian Guerrero

Elizabeth Anuhea Hafen

Roy Ho

Ta'Myrah Hudson

Jalen Jones

Catthi Ly

Katrya Ly

Sauntharya Manikandan

Sharen Monicqa

Ka-Leah Melanie Jones Mucthison

Noah Lumpkin-Nevarez

Andre Ngo

(Moon) Duc Minh Nguyet Nguyen

Valerie Orozco

Angel Leonardo Ramos

Alexis Rodriguez

Flor Tampan

Michelle Thomas

Dorilyn Toledo

Jacqui Torres

Mary Zheng

Esther Zhong




Field Trips

Students are provided with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge through field trips to sites of historic and contemporary importance. Students link seminar learning to the local context and experience networking opportunities. Past field trips include tours of Old Towne Orange and Heritage Museum in Orange County, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and Hollenbeck Community Police Station in Los Angeles, OC Indigenous Peoples (Acjachemen & Tongvan) - Blas Aguilar Adobe and Putudeim Village.


Community Projects

This is the capstone of the DIRHA program, where students apply their knowledge in their community. High School students design and implement projects in & for their communities and/or school campuses. These projects are based on the needs of their community and/or school, as determined by the DIRHA high school ambassadors and are intended to create more inclusive environments.



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