Baskin Engineering Undergraduate Peer Advisors
The Peer Advisor Program is an integral part of the Baskin School of Engineering Undergraduate Student Affairs Unit. Peer Advisors are indispensable in providing front-line support services and information, answering major-related questions, and making referrals to campus services and resources.
Google Chat With a Baskin Engineering Peer Advisor
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
HOW TO CHAT: Add (+) email@example.com to your Google Hangouts, using your UCSC email (chat function is on the bottom left of your Gmail screen)
Hours are subject to change and will be updated on this page as needed. The Undergraduate Advising office will be closed on University holidays.
What Can I Speak to a Peer Advisor About?
- Academic plans
- Schedule adjustments
- Questions about major qualification criteria
- Enrollment troubleshooting
- Questions about petitions such as: course substitution petitions or waiver or exception to policy
- Change of major concentration or curriculum catalog year
Meet our Peer Advisors!
Major: Computer Science: Computer Game Design B.S.
Hello! My name is Aditya Bali (he/him), and I am a third-year computer science: game design major from San Jose, California. I decided to become a peer advisor because I know that navigating through college is a complex and in-depth process, from beginning to end, and I thought that I can help ease this process for my peers. I love listening to music, playing video games, as well as watching classic Hollywood movies.
Major: Technology and Information Management B.S. – Economics minor
Hello! My name is Penelope Campos (they/she), and I’m from Santa Clarita. I’m in my third year here at UCSC majoring in technology and information management and economics! Last year, I made use of the peer advisors and found it to be super helpful, and I found myself here in order to carry on the advice and information to any students who need it. In my free time, I like to sit and try finding new music, making a new playlist every month.
Major: Robotics Engineering B.S. – Electrical Engineering minor
Hello! My name is Ashwin, and I am a fifth-year robotics engineering major with an electrical engineering minor from Palm Springs, California. I am looking forward to working on the peer advising team and helping other students through the processes of enrollment and major qualification, which I know from personal experience can be pretty confusing. When I'm not working or studying, I like to hang out with my friends, read, or cook.
Major: Electrical Engineering B.S.
Hi! My name is Hannah (she/her)! I’m a third-year electrical engineering major from the Bay Area. I decided to become a peer advisor to provide support to other students while they navigate their way through Baskin. I also hope my past experience will be helpful in making others' plans more organized. I enjoy staying active and spending time outdoors.
Major: Bioengineering B.S. (Assistive Technology: Motor concentration) – Electrical Engineering minor
Hi! My name is Susan (she/her/hers), and I’m a fifth-year bioengineering major from Oakland, California. When I’m not in school, you can catch me staying up-to-date with current world affairs, playing video games with friends, or simply relaxing. Navigating college is an overwhelming process from start to finish and no one should have to go through it alone. So I hope you swing by and visit the peer advisors here at Jack Baskin Engineering as we are all here to support you in your academic pursuits.
Major: Computer Engineering B.S. (Robotics and Control concentration) – Computer Science minor
My name is Kenny Kim! I go by he/him/his pronouns and my major is computer engineering with a concentration in robotics.I’m a fourth-year from Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA. I became a peer advisor to help others find their passion and way in Baskin Engineering. I enjoy listening to music and boxing.
Major: Applied Mathematics B.S.
Hi! My name is Laasya (she/her), and I’m a third-year applied mathematics major! I am from the Bay Area. I wanted to be a peer advisor to alleviate stress associated with the college experience. I hope to assist you in making a smoother transition to college. My hobbies include listening to music, baking, and watching movies. Looking forward to supporting you as a peer advisor this year!
Major: Computer Science B.S.
Hi! My name is Soren (he/him), and I am a fourth-year computer science major. I am from San Diego, CA. I love the outdoors! My hobbies include surfing, skateboarding, and rock climbing. I am very excited to return as a peer advisor. Being a peer advisor is very important to me because I want to be there for students to navigate the complicated and complex university environment.
Major: Computer Science B.S.
Hi, my name is Fariha Lateef (she/her), and I am a fourth-year computer science major! I am from the Bay area, and I chose to be a peer advisor to support underclassmen as they begin their educational journey through Baskin Engineering! I'm part of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Girls Who Code, and Baskin Day!
Major: Computer Science B.S.
Hello, my name is Maxx Muscat (he/him), and I am a fourth-year computer science major from Sacramento, California. My college affiliation is Crown. It's nice to meet you all! I decided to become a peer advisor because, coming here as a freshman, I knew what it was like to be overwhelmed by the new and exciting environment that is college, as well as all the stress that comes with it. My hope is to help alleviate some of that stress by providing the best and most accurate information possible! Some hobbies of mine include playing basketball, playing video games, watching anime, and drinking boba! I look forward to being your peer advisor this year!
Major: Computer Engineering B.S. (Systems Programming concentration)
Hello, my name is Kevin Parikh (he/him), and I am a fourth-year computer engineering major here at UCSC. I am from Temecula, CA but have lived in several places throughout my life. I decided to become a peer advisor because I love helping people craft plans that work for them and their interests. I love hiking on our beautiful campus, watching football, and hanging out with friends. I am always looking to meet new people so feel free to reach out!
Major: Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics B.S. (Biomolecular Engineering concentration)
Hello everyone! My name is Sarah and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I'm a fourth-year biomolecular engineering student from the East Bay Area. I started peer advising as a way to connect and support students during the remote school year, but hope to continue fostering an encouraging environment to help others succeed in college. I'm a researcher and DEI committee member for the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute and also a member of the UCSC dance team. A fun fact about me is that my lab grows 3D brain models in a petri dish!
Major: Computer Science B.S. - Technology and Information Management minor
Hi everyone! My name is Saki and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am affiliated with Stevenson, and I am a fourth-year computer science major from Dublin, California. In my free time, I love reading, playing the piano, and watching movies. As a peer advisor, I look forward to supporting you through your college experience and assisting you in making a smooth transition to college.