Meet our Peer Advising Team!

Our peer advisors are available for drop-in advising and over email to provide one-on-one advising for undergraduate majors. All peer advisors are experienced students in the Psychology or Cognitive Science major and are trained to answer general questions regarding the Psychology undergraduate program. You can find the Drop-In Advising Schedule and links to Zoom meetings for Spring 2020 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 Stephen!

  • Hello! I am a currently a 4th year student! My pronouns are he/him/his.
    "Why did you want to become a Peer Advisor?"
    I want to be able to provide support and reassurance to those who are uncertain about their future!
    "Outside of your studies, what do you do for fun or to find balance?"
    I like to spend time with friends, play basketball, eat delicious food, and listen to relaxing music!
    "Is there an opportunity you've taken advantage of while at UCSC you recommend?" 
    I’ve been a part of a campus ministry as a student leader helping and organizing weekly events.

  • Meet Ming!

  • Hello! I am a Lead Peer Advisor, I have been at UCSC for over a year now and I'm in my Senior year. I transferred from Skyline College. My pronouns are he/him/his.
    "Why did you want to become a Peer Advisor?"
    I wanted to become a Peer Advisor because I believe every student should know how they can go about creating an academic path that caters to their interests. However, this process can be quite stressful and overwhelming, and so I want to contribute in helping students make the most out of their undergraduate career.
    "Outside of your studies, what do you do for fun or to find balance?"
    Outside of my studies, I like learning how to cook recipes and I enjoy taking long walks to explore areas I have never been to before.
    "Is there an opportunity you've taken advantage of while at UCSC you recommend?" 
    Field study is an opportunity I have taken advantage of at UCSC that I would recommend because I think you learn a lot by being interactive and involved in an area of study. It can also provide some experience and a feeling of fulfillment.

  • Meet Vivian!

  • Hello! This is my fourth year at UCSC! My pronouns are she/her/hers.
    "Why did you want to become a Peer Advisor?"
    I'm generally interested in higher education and student affairs as a future career path and I think being a peer advisor is a step in that direction! I also am very interested in helping fellow undergraduates succeed in their obtaining their psychology degrees!
    "Outside of your studies, what do you do for fun or to find balance?"
    Outside of my studies, I like to travel and go on adventures all around the world!
    "Is there an opportunity you've taken advantage of while at UCSC you recommend?" 
    Definitely. I've studied abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea in the summer of 2018. I am also currently in my second year of being a leadership member for the Korean American Student Association on campus. Lastly, I am also a Leadership Training Peer Advisor for SOAR, the office of student organizations and advising resources on campus! I totally recommend study abroad because there are so many opportunities abroad that you may not be able to find here, in the States. I also recommend to join an org on campus! There are hundreds of orgs on campus and it'll be impossible to not find one that fits you!

  • Meet Rachelle!

  • Hello! I am a transfer from Skyline College and I am in my second year at UCSC. My pronouns are they/them/their or she/her/hers.
    "Why did you want to become a Peer Advisor?"
    I thought it would be a great experience to learn more about the Psychology Department and how I can use their resources that to help cognitive science and psychology students.
    "Outside of your studies, what do you do for fun or to find balance?"
    I enjoy going to music festivals and learning new artists or genres.
    "Is there an opportunity you've taken advantage of while at UCSC you recommend?" 
    I have used the Disability Resource Center for a lot of my needs as they helped me with my school work and personal affairs.