Meet our Peer Advising Team!

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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 Madeleine!

  • Madeleine is a third year intensive Psychology and Cognitive Science double major.

    Why I Became a Peer Advisor: I remember feeling overwhelmed and intimidated when trying to figure out how to navigate the psychology department, as well as the rest of the university, and I want to be a resource to help alleviate these worries. Please feel free to visit me to discuss classes, ways to get involved, helpful study strategies, or just to chat!  

    Outside of class you can find me working in my research labs, interning at Haven of Hope, reading, and spending time with friends!


  • Meet Ming!

  • Ming is a fourth year Psychology major.
    Why I became a Peer Advisor: As a transfer student, I was quickly overwhelmed by the incredible amount of information and resources pertaining to my academics during my first quarter. It was not until I met some amazing advisors that I began to feel comfortable and well-informed. Being a Peer Advisor presents me the opportunity to help students have a smooth academic experience as well as providing me with the experience of working in a higher education setting. 
    Outside of academics, I enjoy swimming, drawing, playing games, and walking/driving around to explore places. 

  • Meet Dani!

  • Dani is a 4th year Psychology major and a transfer student from De Anza College.

  • Meet Giorgi!

  • Giorgi (Gigi) is a fourth year Psychology major and transfer student from UC Merced.
    Why I became a Peer Advisor: I wanted to be more involved on campus! I also love helping students achieve their academic goals.
    Hobbies: I love dancing and hanging out with friends!

  • Meet Lesly!

  • Lesly is a fourth year general psychology major and transfer student from Monterey Peninsula College.
    Why I became a Peer Advisor: I believe it is very important to receive the best guidance when trying to navigate higher education. For me, it has always been very difficult navigating the college life and I really relied on my advisors for their assistance. This help inspired me to become a peer advisor and help students that may be going through a difficult time as I once did. 
    If I ever have free time I like to nap, binge watch shows, and go dancing!

  • Meet Kim!

  • Kimberly is a fourth year Psychology major and Legal Studies minor.
    Why I became a peer advisor: I became a peer advisor because I know from experience the feeling of blindness caused by thinking one has to navigate through the system on their own. I want to provide support to those who are experiencing confusion or anxiety about prospective planning. By advising fellow undergraduate psychology students, my hope is that more students can feel empowered, put their minds at ease, and spend their academic career feeling confident about being on track to graduate. 
    Hobbies: When I am not in school or working, I enjoy art, embodied expression such as dance, running, or hiking and spending time with loved ones.

  • Meet Amy!

  • Amy is a third year Psychology major. 

    Why I became a Peer Advisor: I became a peer advisor because I enjoy helping my peers with planning out their academic schedules and providing guidance about the psychology major. I know how stressful college may be, so I would love to relieve students’ stress on their academic planning. 

    In my free time, I enjoy playing board games with my friends and trying different restaurants in Santa Cruz.