Peer Advising Drop-in Advising Hours

M-Th 10am-4pm

Peer Advising is available from Weeks 2 through 14 each term. Peer Advising is not available in the summer.

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  1. If you selected an in-person session, make sure you are at 459 Evans.
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Data Science Peer Enrollment Advising Night (for Spring 2022 Classes)
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Data Science Peer Advisors (DSPA's) complement the Data Science Advising services by sharing their diverse knowledge of and experiences with major courses, different Data Science Major domain emphases, extracurriculars and student groups on campus, research opportunities, and various campus resources.  

FALL 2022: DSPA's are available for drop-in advising beginning in week two of the semester.  Their last day of advising for the Fall 2022 semester will be Thursday, December 1st.

Peer Advisors Fall 2022 Schedule 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

10-11

Katie
Aishwarya

Alexandra
Katie
Rachel

Aishwarya
Katie

Katie
Rachel

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11 - 12

Ankita
Richard

Alexandra
Nicole
Rachel

Richard
Jonathan

Nicole
Rachel

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12 - 1

Ankita
Alexandra

Zachary

Jonathan
Nicole

Zachary

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1 - 2

Jonathan
Nicole

Natasha
Terry

Alexandra
Zachary

Michelle
Terry

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2 - 3

Jonathan
Natasha

Natasha
Terry

Michelle
Zachary

Michelle
Terry

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3 - 4

Richard
Natasha

Ankita
Richard

Aishwarya
Michelle

Aishwarya
Ankita

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Meet the Peer Advisors

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Aishwarya

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science and Economics
Domain Emphasis: Economics
Activities/Extracurriculars: Opportunity Through Data, Berkeley Investment Group, Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology 
Post Graduate Plans: Pursuing a career in industry (finance/fintech) and potentially go to grad school!
Major Courses Completed: DATA 8, UGBA 88, CS88, CS 61B, DATA 100, DATA C104, DATA 140, DATA 144, ECON 2, ECON 100A
Current Courses: ECON 136, ECON 138, ENVECON C118, CS 195

Hello! My name is Aishwarya and I am a junior studying Data Science and Economics with a concentration in Economics. I am also pursuing SCET’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology. Prior to joining Berkeley I wasn’t sure about my confidence in programming and statistics, but DATA 8 and a connector course solidified my interest in Data Science because of their approachability and interdisciplinary nature. In my free time I like to cook, watch all things Disney, exercise, and explore the Bay! I am happy to answer questions related to class planning, major related questions, career planning, or any other questions you’re interested in having answered.

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Alexandra (Alex)

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science and Ethnic Studies
Domain Emphasis: Business and Industrial Analytics
Activities/Extracurriculars: Hispanic Engineers and Scientists (SHPE), Lime Connect, Sigma Pi Alpha, Berkeley Humane, WITI (Research): UC Berkeley Disability Lab, Data Science Discovery Program
Post Graduate Plans: PhD and Industry
Major Courses Completed: CS 61A, Data 8, Data 100, Math 16A, Math 1B, Math 54, Info 188
Current Courses: CS 61B, Data C140, Indeng135

My name is Alexandra and I am a senior studying Data Science & Ethnic Studies. This is my second semester as a Peer Advisor and I am excited to help students. I aim to create an inclusive environment in Data Science where students from all backgrounds feel welcome. I grew up in Orange County, CA and love warm weather. In my free time I love to travel, cook, and work out.

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Ankita Peer Advisor

Ankita

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science & Cognitive Science
Domain Emphasis: Cognition
Activities/Extracurriculars: Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP), Fung Fellowship, FEMTech, Computer Science Mentors (CSM)
Post Graduate Plans: Work in industry and attend graduate school
Major Courses Completed: DATA 8, COMPSCI 61A, COMPSCI 61B, MATH 54, DATA C104, COMPSCI 70, DATA 100, DATA C140, COMPSCI 170, COMPSCI 186, CogSci 1, CogSci 100, CogSci C142
Current Courses: DATA C102, DATA 144
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Hi! I’m Ankita, a senior double-majoring in Data Science and Cognitive Science. I originally came to Berkeley as an intended Cognitive Science major, and after taking Data 8 my freshman year, I decided to add Data Science as a second major. I am super passionate about innovation, research, and the intersection between health and technology. I also love grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s, coffee, hiking, and reading. Looking forward to meeting you all!

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Jonathan Peer Advisor

Jonathan

Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
Majors: Data Science and Economics
Domain Emphasis: Business & Industrial Analytics
Activities/Extracurriculars: 
Post Graduate Plans: I plan on working in a similar industry as well as pursuing an MBA in the future.
Major Courses Completed: DATA C8, DATA C100, COMPSCI 61A, COMPSCI 61B, MATH 1B, MATH 54, ECON 1, ECON 100A, ECON 140
Current Courses: DATA/STAT C140, DATA 104, DATA 144, ECON 110

Hi! I'm Jonathan, and I'm a junior studying Data Science and Economics. I've always been interested in data science and I enjoy using data to analyze problems and come up with solutions. I hope to use my data science skills to help find solutions to problems. When I'm free, I like to play basketball and cook. If you have any questions about the major or just want to chat, feel free to come by my advising hours and I'll do my best to help!

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Katie Peer Advisor

Katie

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science & Applied Math
Domain Emphasis: Applied Mathematics & Modeling
Activities/Extracurriculars: Paws Up Founder
Post Graduate Plans: Full-time Software Engineering ​​​​​​​
Major Courses Completed: DATA C8, DATA C100, DATA C104, COMPSCI 61A, COMPSCI 61B, COMPSCI 10, MATH 1A, MATH 1B, MATH 53, MATH 54, MATH 55, MATH 104, MATH 128A
Current Courses: MATH 113, MATH 110, MATH 185, INDENG 160

Hi! My name is Katie, I’m a senior studying Applied Mathematics and Data Science. I got interested in Data Science after taking Data 8 during my sophomore year. I love doing data analytics and math modeling using different libraries. In my free time, I love swapping postcards and writing letters to my long-term penpals. I also love running and I attended the 45th San Francisco Marathon this year. If you have any questions about the Data Science major, I’ll be happy to assist with you!

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Michelle

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Economics & Psychology
Minor: Data Science 
Activities/Extracurriculars: BCEC, Valley Consulting Group, Connect@Cal
Post Graduate Plans: Not too sure but currently planning to work in the industry and study for a MBA later
Minor Courses Completed: COMPSCI 88, DATA C8, DATA C100, XMATH 1B, MATH 54, STAT 88, ECON 100B, XMCB 32, PSYCH 101, PSYCH 134, ECON 100A, UGBA 102A
Current Courses: UGBA 100, UGBA 103, UGBA 107, PSYCH 130, SOCIOL 106

Hi! I’m Michelle, a third-year from Houston majoring in Business and Psychology, minoring in Data Science. As a freshman, I never imagined that I would study Data Science, but my DS classes had super welcoming communities and supportive staff! I hope to help other students see how accessible Data Science is. In my free time, you can find me catching up on Netflix shows (always looking for recs), reading, or finding the best food spots with friends. Please feel free to reach out if you need second opinions, class advice, or have any Data Science related questions!

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Rachel

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science, Minor: Education
Domain Emphasis: Geospatial Information and Technology
Activities/Extracurriculars: Tri Delta, Club Water Polo, Sports Analytics Club, Data Science Discovery Research: UC Berkeley Urban Displacement Project, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Data Science Discovery
Post Graduate Plans: I would love to work in industry out of college, preferably in education or sports!
Major Courses Completed: Data 8, CIVENG 88, CS 88, CS 61B, Math 1B, Math 53, Math 54, UGBA 88, Data 100, Data 140
Current Courses: Info 159, EDUC 131AC, ISF 100J, Geog 183 

Hi! My name is Rachel and I am a junior studying Data Science and Education! I came into college never having taken computer science or statistics or even knowing what Data Science was. I am so happy I got introduced to this subject and am passionate about the program here at Cal. I absolutely love applying data science to different fields. In my free time, I like to play water polo, go to the beach, read, and embroider! If you have any questions or just want to talk, I would love to speak to you during advising hours!

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Natasha Peer Advisor

Natasha

Preferred Pronouns: she/her,
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science and MCB
Domain Emphasis: Molecular Biology and Genomics
Activities/Extracurriculars: MCB Peer Advisor, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology, former SMART Village Movement Team Member, (Research): former DNA Data Analytics at the Landry Lab, and former dashboard development research at BIDS+UCSF,
Post Graduate Plans: Healthcare Consulting
Major Courses Completed: Data 8, Data 100, CS 61A, CS 61B, Math 1B, Math 54, Stat 140, Bio 1A, MCB 140, MCB 102,
Current Courses: Data 101, Data 144, INFO 188

Hi, I'm Natasha, a senior double majoring in Data Science and MCB. I came into Cal as an MCB major intending to become a lab scientist until I took Data 8. I fell in love with the content as I realized that data has the potential to explore information in so many different domains including healthcare and the life sciences. I have done several analytics projects in public health and the life sciences, and hope to use data to impact the global healthcare space in the future! In my free time, I enjoy doing yoga, watching Modern Family, and more recently, reading! Feel free to come to my advising hours with your questions about the major, courses, or even if you'd just like to chat!

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Nicole Peer Advisor

Nicole

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science and Computer Science
Domain Emphasis: Business and Industrial Analytics
Activities/Extracurriculars: DATA 8 AI
Post Graduate Plans: Going into industry or pursuing a master's degree in DS/CS Major Courses Completed: DATA8, MATH N54, COMPSCI 61A, COMPSCI 61BL, ECON 1, DATA 100, DATA 140, UGBA 104
Current Courses: STAT 135, EECS 127

Hi, my name is Nicole and I'm a junior majoring in data science and computer science. Before coming to Berkeley I had no coding experience, but Data 8 and CS61A have set a good foundation for me. So far I've had great experiences in all of my data science classes and I'd be happy to answer any questions about class planning and data science in general! I enjoy movies/cartoons, language learning, and grocery shopping in my free time.

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Richard Peer Advisor

Richard

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him.
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science
Domain Emphasis: Business/Industrial Analytics
Activities/Extracurriculars: Pool Billiards
Post Graduate Plans: I plan on working in a Data Science related job for a year, and while doing so, prepare for my masters degree. However, if I can get into a good masters program immediately after college, I'll just go to grad school post-graduate
Major Courses Completed: DATA C8, MATH 54, COMPSCI 61A, COMPSCI 61BL, DATA C100, STAT 134, COMPSCI 189, ECON 1
Current Courses: DATA101, DATA144, ENGIN 120, PSYCH 1

Hey guys I'm Richard! I'm a junior studying Data Science. Before studying at Cal, I had no clue what Data Science was, and I only knew I liked to code. After taking Data 100 and CS 189, I know modeling and AI is what I want to do in the future. The idea of a program that learns on its own fascinates me! In my free time, I love to play pool. I am a pool enthusiast and have attended several pool tournaments in SF. I even have a pool table in my apartment lol. If you have questions about majoring in Data Science, whether to choose between CS and DS, a master's degree in DS, or even just want to learn about playing pool, I'm happy to help!
 

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Terry Peer Advisor

Terry

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science and Business Administration
Domain Emphasis: Business Analytics
Activities/Extracurriculars: Ascend Berkeley Chapter, Chinese Finance Club, Decode Entrepreneurship Conference, Data 8 tutor
Post Graduate Plans: I plan on working in the finance industry for a few years and then pursuing grad school
Major Courses Completed: DATA 8, DATA 100, DATA 102, COMPSCI 61B, COMPSCI 88, STAT 140, STAT 20, MATH 1B, MATH 54, UGBA 10, UGBA 102a, UGBA 102b, UGBA 103
Current Courses: DATA 144, DATA 104, UGBA 106, UGBA 133, MATH 53

My name is Terry, and I am a senior double majoring in Business and Data Science. I am super interested in the data science space and have tutored Data 8 before. I also worked as an investment banking summer analyst this past summer. I like to play tennis and soccer in my free time, and I am a huge soccer fan! If you have any questions on majors, careers, or just advice in general, please feel free to reach out to me.

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Zach Peer Advisor

Zach

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science
Domain Emphasis: Applied Math and Modeling
Activities/Extracurriculars: CalTeach Math Tutor
Post Graduate Plans: I plan on working for a bit, then possibly attending grad school.
Major Courses Completed: MATH 53, MATH 54, MATH 55, MATH 74, MATH 110, COMPSCI 61A, COMPSCI 61B, STAT 134, DATA 8, DATA C100
Current Courses: DATA 101, DATA C104, INDENG 162

Hi! I'm Zach, a third-year majoring in Data Science. I started college intending to be an Applied Math major, but after taking some CS classes and Data 8, I found that I enjoyed the content from these classes a lot more. This eventually led me to declare my major as Data Science with a concentration in math. In my free time, I like playing basketball, gaming, and trying out new recipes. Feel free to visit me during advising hours if you have any questions about data science, need course advice, or just want to talk!