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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    Sociology Major Education Minor

    She, Her, Hers

    Hello everyone! I’m a third year (Senior status) Sociology major and education minor affiliated with College Ten. I live in the Los Angeles area, Montebello to be exact, but I am always by South Central LA. Peer advising is being able to share my own experiences and hopefully give you an insight on what you can do to help answer your questions/concerns. I am most excited about being able help students that need a little extra advice/help and also building new friendship and skills.

    Fun Facts: I have a very loud contagious laugh (according to many); I love watching the sunrise/sunset; I love being adventurous and trying out new things :)

  • Sara

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    She, Her, Hers

    Hey y'all! I'm a second year Linguistics major from West Hollywood, California. I'm stoked to be a part of the peer advising team! I've always enjoyed helping people out, so I hope to do that as a peer advisor. College can be really scary, so I want to help guide other students towards what they may be looking for. Hearing what other students have experienced can be more comfortable than talking to others.

    Fun Facts: I spend a lot of time in the dining halls; I love laughing and laughing at memes; I am oddly obsessed with eggs.

  • 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.




  • Justin

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    Business Management Economics

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    Hello! My name is Justin and I’m a third year from Santa Rosa, CA. Having worked several jobs before becoming a Peer Advisor, I’m excited to be a part of the Colleges Nine & Ten Peer Advisor Team and assist you in tackling any challenges you may encounter while at UCSC. I’ve learned the hard way regarding most issues new students will experience, and I hope my solutions will aid you in navigating college life.

    Fun Facts: I’m a diehard Ducks fan. You can find me in Honda Center during breaks; Revolutionary period history fascinates me. I read anything I get my hands on about the war for independence and how the oldest government in the world was formed; My favorites hobbies include camping, kayaking, grappling, and skeet shooting.

  • 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 use to dance in a folklorico group.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dana

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    Sociology & Legal Studies

    She, Her, Hers

    Hi everyone! I'm a third year double majoring in Sociology and Legal Studies affiliated with College Ten. I'm originally from the greater Los Angeles area, Carson to be exact. I'm super excited to be a peer advisor, and I'm also a tour guide on campus, so I'm decently knowledgeable on not only Colleges Nine and Ten, but also the greater campus as well as some majors! I used to think a Peer Advisor were just the people who gave you a new sticker for you ID every quarter, turns out there’s a lot more we do! Get to know your college resources, and come ask for any academic helps, tips, and tricks! I also do ok with life advice!

    Fun Facts: I am embarrassingly obsessed with all things Disney; I'm an unofficial coffee enthusiast; I appreciate vine references very much. (-:

  • 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.