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 Sarah!

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    Sarah is a fourth year Psychology major.

    Why I became a Peer Advisor: I became a peer advisor so that I could help my fellow Banana Slugs in overcoming any obstacles or difficulties that might impede their path. I also wanted to be able to contribute to the Psychology Department and encourage others to pursue the wonderful field of psychology! Through my advising I aim to lend a listening ear and offer support to the fullest extent I can.


  • Meet Emma!

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    Emma is a fourth year Psychology major and Education minor.

    Why I became a peer advisor: I became a peer adviser because I wanted to help students out during what can be a confusing and exciting time in their life. Each and every UCSC student has a different and unique story and it always feels wonderful to be able to help a fellow student out. Education is key to many aspects of life and it is especially a success if we can help make it easier for anyone. 


  • 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 Jessica M.!

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    Jessica is a fourth year Psychology major.

    Why I became a peer advisor: I wanted to become a peer advisor because I am interested in working in the field of education, particularly in school counseling/college advising. I enjoy connecting with students one on one and helping them create a path towards a successful academic career. My goal is to learn more about the resources the Psychology Department has to offer and have a positive impact on students.


  • Meet Tracie!

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    Tracie is a fourth year Psychology major and Economics minor.

    Why I became a peer advisor: I became a peer advisor because I wanted that hands on experience of assisting students through their academic career. Through the trainings and lessons, I wanted to share my experience and knowledge of the psychology majors with students who are feeling overwhelmed and stressed and to have them leave peer advising feeling calm and relieved. I also hope to create meaningful and long lasting relationships with students and faculty members.  


  • Meet Jacob!

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

    Why I became a peer advisor: 


  • Meet Minji!

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

    Why I became a peer advisor: