Meet our Peer Advising Team!

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Our Peer Advisors are available for drop-in advising and over email to provide one-on-one advising for students. All Peer Advisors are trained to answer general questions regarding the Cognitive Science and Psychology undergraduate majors. You can find the Drop-In Advising schedule on the Undergraduate Advising webpage.

Peer advisors are trained to assist with: personal academic plans, graduation checks, general questions about the majors, major declaration questions, and much more! For questions, please email psypeer@ucsc.edu!


    Meet Alexis!

  • I am a 4th year transfer student majoring in Intensive Psychology and Cognitive Science. I have been at UCSC for one year after transferring from Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, CA. My pronouns are she/her/hers.

    "Why did you want to become a Peer Advisor?"

    I wanted to become Peer Advisor to help other students achieve their goals. I really relied on my peer advisors to learn about resources and how to plan out my goals. I would not be in the position I am today without the help of several advisors so I am very happy I can help others in a similar way!

    "Outside of your studies, what do you do for fun or to find balance?"

    Outside of my studies, I enjoy running, reading and spending quality time with my family. Running, Reading and Recreation! My 3 R's!

    "Is there an opportunity you've taken advantage of while at UCSC you recommend?" 

    As a transfer student, I really utilized STARS! They were a great place to mingle with other transfer students and learn about all the amazing resources here at UCSC such as Underground Scholars and Parenting Students. CAPS is also an amazing resource to utilize to check in with our mental health.

  • Meet Krizia!

  • My name is Krizia (pronounced krit-see-ya) and I am a transfer and re-entry student majoring in Intensive Psychology. I have been at UCSC since Fall 2021, and I transferred from College of Marin.

    "Why did you want to become a Peer Advisor?"

    Considering the transition between high school or community college to a university is difficult, I wanted to become a Peer Advisor to be able to assist other students. I believe it is important that we create a community where we support each other in reaching our goals.

    "Outside of your studies, what do you do for fun or to find balance?"

    I enjoy practicing yoga and pilates, and going on hikes with my boyfriend and dog.

    "Is there an opportunity you've taken advantage of while at UCSC you recommend?" 

    I am a member of Psi Chi, and I recommend joining this honor society if you are interested in meeting others interested in Psychology, as well as learning about applying to graduate programs.

  • Meet Leanne!

  • I am a 4th-year student affiliated with Cowell College and am majoring in General Psychology.

    "Why did you want to become a Peer Advisor?"

    I love helping others succeed! I want to support those who may be facing academic difficulties or simply give advice to those who need it.

    "Outside of your studies, what do you do for fun or to find balance?"

    I like watching movies and cartoons, listening to music, and shopping!

    "Is there an opportunity you've taken advantage of while at UCSC you recommend?" 

    I found CAPS (Counseling and Psychology Services) to be pretty helpful during the pandemic and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to utilize the university's mental health services.

  • Meet Rebecca!

  • Hello! I am a fourth-year Psychology major and Theater Arts minor, as well as a proud John R. Lewis College affiliate that is committed to diversity and inclusion. I use she/her pronouns and I am an Aries.

    "Why did you want to become a Peer Advisor?"

    I wanted to learn how I could better serve and connect more with the wonderful people that are working and learning in the Psychology department.

    "Outside of your studies, what do you do for fun or to find balance?"

    I enjoy putting together jigsaw puzzles, hanging out with my loved ones, and appreciating the world around me for fun. :)

    "Is there an opportunity you've taken advantage of while at UCSC you recommend?" 

    I am with the Cultural Arts and Diversity Resource Center, which is a wonderful organization that uplifts voices of color and celebrates diverse cultures! I found a home in this group, and would encourage anyone who is passionate about cultivating community to join. <3