Meet Our Peer Advisors!

Our Peer Advising Team is here to help you with questions that you may have regarding scheduling an appointment with an advisor, academic policies, academic deadlines, finding campus resources, and navigating your student portal. They are a great resource to use and are available to answer your questions at the front desk.

For scheduling appointments with an advisor and general questions, feel free to email or call 831-459-5034.


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    Business Management Economics

    He, Him, His

    Hi! My name is Matthias and I am a second year student from Geneva Building, College Nine. Upon growing up and attending school in Frankfurt, Germany, I decided to move to California to pursue a degree in Business Management Economics. Being a peer advisor to me is taking responsibility to hand on crucial information to students. Additionally, it means adapting to their perspectives and understanding their individual needs and concerns. Working with my colleagues and learning about other students' college experience adds social aspects to my job, which makes my working shifts even more interesting and dynamic. As a peer advisor, I am hoping to contribute to a well organized Colleges Nine and Ten community by doing my best at academically and personally supporting incoming students.

    Fun Facts: I enjoy playing tennis; I want to travel to South East Asia; I have a fishing license but I don't like eating fish (not even sushi).

  • Sandra

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    Economics with a Minor in Education (possible East Asian Studies)

    She, Her, Hers

    Hey, I'm Sandra and I'm currently a 3rd year in UCSC. I was born in South Korea, so English is my second language. I understand how tough transitioning into new environment can be and I'm grateful that I can help other students in doing so as a peer advisor. I love getting to meet new people and having the ability to share my personal (current) student experiences as an advice to someone. We don't bite, so feel free to ask us any questions and we'll gladly be at your service!

    Fun Facts: I LOVE kids, children, and babies; I used to babysit for free because I love them so much; I can't snap my fingers.

  • Christina

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    Cognitive Science

    She, Her, Hers

    Hi! My name is Christina, and I’m a freshman majoring in cognitive science. I’m from San Francisco. Peer Advising is a great experience that allows you to make an excellent contribution to your school community while you develop leadership and communication skills. Moreover, it will also help you learn how to work with a team of other people working towards a common goal. I think peer advising is also being able to provide students with support and answer their questions. I believe that interaction between peer advisors and students makes the transition between high school and college smoother. I’m excited to gain new skills, friendships, and experiences so that I can create a meaningful impact on the UCSC College Nine/Ten community.

    Fun Facts: I love backpacking; My favorite food is lobster; I play the piano and cello.

  • Marisol

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    Proposed Human Biology and Spanish

    She, Her, Hers

    Hey y'all! I'm currently a second year student and really happy to be a part of the peer advising team. Peer advising is not just scheduling appointments and lots of filing, but a great opportunity to be able help out other students from the community and develop stronger communication and leadership skills!

    Fun Facts: I love food and I am not really picky as long as it isn't spicy; I am really passionate about dance and am part of Haluan and Sabrosura; My first car was a stick shift and I really like just driving around in it.

  • Bridget

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    Intensive Psychology

    She, Her, Hers

    Hello! My name is Bridget, and I’m an affiliate of College Ten. I’m passionate about helping people, which is why I became a peer advisor! I hope to be able to provide assistance to my fellow peers with any questions or worries. I want to share my knowledge and experience with other students to alleviate any concerns they may have. I look forward to becoming more involved with the UCSC community.

    Fun Facts: My dog and I have the same birthday; I could live off of Nutella; I’m on an Outrigger canoe team in Santa Cruz.

  • Esther

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    History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC)

    She, Her, Hers

    As a peer advisor, I find the whole experience of helping fellow students reach their academic success really rewarding. It's really hard to navigate through college and all of its crazy procedures, so I feel lucky to have this opportunity to be that helping hand to students who are in need.

    Fun Facts: I love to laugh; I love to make people laugh; I have a serious, long-term commitment with hot sauce. (I AM A SERIOUS DIPPING SAUCE CONNOISSEUR. Tabasco, Tapatio, Sriracha, Cholula... honey, you name it. I HAVE IT AND I LOVE IT.)

  • Judy

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    Environmental Studies with Biology

    She, Her, Hers

    Hello! My name is Judy and I am a third year Environmental Studies/Biology major. As a peer advisor, I love interacting and helping students through the struggles of college. School isn't always easy but I think talking it out and swapping experiences can really help. Can't wait to chat with you! :)

    Fun Facts: I loveeee anything matcha; I hope to be scuba certified by the time I graduate UCSC; Low-key obsessed with Caillou--the theme song is my ringtone.

  • Arlene

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    Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS), Legal Studies

    She, Her, Hers

    Hey y’all! I’m Arlene! I’m a fourth year, currently a LALS major and in the process of declaring Legal Studies as my second major. After three years, I can say college has been an interesting ride. At first, it was hard navigating in the new environment but with help from my advising offices, I have been able to find my way and get back on track. As a peer advisor I hope to help and give students the same support I received throughout all these years. I’m super excited to be a part of the C9/10 academic advising team!

    Fun Facts: I LOVE ice cream (all kinds); I want to travel all over the world especially to Spain; I love dancing and used to dance in a folklorico group.  

  • Cynthia

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    Psychology and Spanish Studies with a Minor in Education

    She, Her, Hers

    Hello everyone! I am currently a third year and excited to help in anyway possible. I know what it's like to be lost and confused and I'm eager to help you out! Peer advising is not just about giving you an appointment, but rather building connections with ya'll and share my experiences that will hopefully help you. I cant wait to see ya'll around!

    Fun Facts: I love seafood, especially shrimp and oysters; I can touch my nose with my tongue; I enjoy going on hikes.