Meet our Peer Advising Team!

Our peer advisors are available during regular office hours to provide additional 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.

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


    Meet Ulyssa!

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    Ulyssa is a third year Psychology major.

    Why I became a Peer Advisor: I became a peer advisor because I wanted to gain more knowledge about the Psychology Department. I aim to use my experience at UCSC to help my peers with their future academic plans and questions about the field of psychology. I hope to provide resources and guidance to help them succeed. 


  • Meet Sarah!

  • Sarah is a third year Psychology major and Education Minor.

    Why I became a peer advisor: I came to the Psych Department my sophomore year because I was incredibly stressed out that I had messed up my academic plan and would have to continue for a fifth year, which I couldn't afford. I met with a psych peer advisor who helped calm me down and realize I was still on track, in fact I was ahead in units! I really valued how compassionate and nice they were. Being a psych peer advisor, I hope that I can help students in the same way they helped me during this exciting and exhilarating time of our lives.


  • Meet Jessica L.!

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    Jessica is a fourth year Psychology major. 

    Why I became a peer advisor: I became a peer advisor because I enjoy working with others and building connections. I remember the first time I came into the advising department, the peer advisor I was working with was knowledgable and helped me plan out my time here at UCSC. I want to do the same for others who come into advising and pass on my knowledge and experiences here.


  • Meet Elisa!

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    Elisa is a fourth year double major in Psychology and Sociology

    Why I became a peer advisor: I became a peer advisor because I really enjoy planning out my academic career and I figured I'd be good at helping other students through it as well. I wanted to be able to use my knowledge about the psychology program as well as my own personal input to help students along their way. As a peer advisor, I hope to gain experience in counseling and to make lasting connections with psychology students and faculty.


  • Meet Sherman!

  • Sherman is a third year Psychology major.

    Why I became a peer advisor: I became a peer advisor because of my experience with peer advisors that helped me with my academic planning. I came into the office stressed out and not sure what classes I needed to take, and a peer advisor helped explain and map out everything. I wanted to gain the experience to help others in the way I have been helped and help struggling students struggle less. 


  • Meet Emi!

  •  Emi is a fourth year Psychology and Sociology major.

    Why I became a peer advisor: I became a peer advisor because I wanted hands on experience working with students to help them navigate the Psychology Department and help them plan their academic career. I hope to strengthen my communication skills and help make students' life easier and less stressful. 


  • Meet Jacob!

  • Jacob is a fourth year Psychology major and Education minor.

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  • Meet Minji!

  • Minji is a fourth year Psychology major and Sociology minor.

    Why I became a peer advisor: I became a peer advisor because I know what it feels like to be overwhelmed and confused about one's major when they enter college. When I was a clueless freshmen, the peer advisors helped me, step by step, and guided me to the right paths. Peer advising helped me feel more confident about my major and I want to do the same for others. I will do my best so that students can walk out of the peer advising office with a smile on their face, feeling relieved.


  • Meet Madi!

  • Madi is a third year Psychology major.

    Why I became a peer advisor: I became a Peer Advisor because I love helping others and I was looking for a way to get more involved at UCSC. Choosing a major and creating an academic plan can sometimes seem overwhelming and I hope to help make the process as stress-free as possible. Also, I am excited to meet others from the Psychology Department and learn about all of the resources that the department has to offer.