Mia Sasaki

Director of Student Development

B.A. in Psychology (specializing in Neuroscience)


Mia graduated from UCI with a degree in psychology, specializing in neuroscience.


Mia started as a basketball coach for Simi Valley Unified before moving to Irvine for college. She began working as an intern at a neuroscience research startup and paraprofessional while attending UCI. She eventually worked for a psychological research non-profit in Los Angeles as well as for the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation as a coach.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Played and continues to play basketball despite 4 ACL tears
  • Now likes to binge watch Netflix because of said knee injuries
  • Loves al pastor tacos with all her heart