Peer Advising

Peer Advisors 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.

If you have a question or topic that you would like to get advising on that you believe would require a Peer Advisor's preparation in advance, please email it to us at ds-peer-advising@berkeley.edu. Please note that Peer Advisors are not available during the Summer, but they will try to monitor emails, so please expect a delay in response. 

Peer Advisors Spring 2019 Schedule

Peer Advising is not available during the Summer. Please come find us again next Fall :)! An updated Fall 2019 Peer Advisors' Schedule will be posted at the start of the Fall semester.

Please note that Peer Advisors will arrive at Berkeley Time

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11 - 12 Tanner
Timlan
Timlan Tanner Timlan
12 - 1 Ayesha Tanner Jhinuk Alekya
Azucena
1 - 2 Ayesha
Tanvi
Alekya
Prathyusha
Jhinuk Alekya
Aishwarya
Aishwarya
2 - 3 Tanvi

Josh
Prathyusha
Tanvi Azucena
Aishwarya
3 - 4 Josh Prathyusha
Jhinuk
Josh
Ayesha
Azucena

Meet the Peer Advisors:

Tanner

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science, Computer Science (Minor)
Domain Emphasis: Business Analytics
Activities/Extracurriculars: Data Science Society @ Berkeley(link is external)Business Careers in Entertainment Club(link is external), IM Soccer
Post Graduate Plans: Work in the Bay Area for a couple of years then pursue an MBA
Major Courses Completed: Data 8, Data 100, Math 1B, Math 54, CS 61A, CS 61B, CS 170, Stat 140
Current Courses: CS 186, IEOR 135, UGBA 134, History C184D 

Hello! I’m Tanner, and am currently a 3rd year studying Data Science with a minor in Computer Science. I really took an interest in Data Science after taking Data 8 my sophomore year, and expect that a lot of you reading this did as well. Since my completion of Data 8, I have became a part of DSS @ Berkeley and have really enjoyed my time in the club. My favorite courses so far have been Data 100 and Stat 140. When I’m not studying, I enjoy teaching, watching Twitch streams, playing soccer, and golfing. If you ever need recommendations on courses or assistance in planning your schedule, definitely swing by my advising hours and I’d be happy to help.


Alekya

Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science and Economics
Domain Emphasis: Economics
Activities/Extracurriculars:  Consult Your Community(link is external)Undergraduate Economics Association(link is external)
Research: one semester with BIDS
Post Graduate Plans: I’m interested in careers in either Data Science or Product Management specifically within the tech and fintech industries and then plan to go to grad school a few years after working.
Major Courses Completed: Data 8, Stat 134, Math 1B, Math 53, Math 54, CS 61A, Econ 100A, Econ 101B, CS 61B, Data 100, Econ 155
Current Courses: Econ 140, Hist C184D, Econ C125, UGBA 196

Hi! I’m Alekya and I’m currently a Junior majoring in Data Science and Economics. Data 8 was my first ever experience with programming when I took it my first semester Freshman year and I really loved the course and the community it fostered. Over the past two years I’ve been a part of many organizations on campus such as The Berkeley Project, ASUC, DSS, and some consulting clubs. In my free time, I love baking, hiking, and finding new food places around Berkeley or SF! Stop by advising to talk about course planning, internship or resume advice, or anything else!


Jhinuk

Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science
Domain Emphasis: Human Behavior and Psychology
Activities/Extracurriculars: Society of Women Engineers(link is external), AFX
Research: Mofrad Lab (Molecular Cell Biomechanics)(link is external)
Post Graduate Plans: data science industry and/or pursue grad school
Major courses completed: Data 8, CS 61A, CS 61B, Math 1B, Math 53 (Domain), Math 54, Data 100, CS 170, Stat 140, Hist C182C
Current Courses: CS 188, ESPM 174, Psych 110

Hi! I’m Jhinuk and I am a junior majoring in Data Science. I plan to become a data scientist in the biotech industry. After taking Data 8 and doing research in Computational Biology, I became interested in data science and bioinformatics. I am a member of the Society of Women Engineers where I organize networking events and promote the STEM field for females. In my free time you can find me dancing in AFX, baking or hiking. Come through my advising hours if you have any questions related courses, the major and more!


Azucena

Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science and Applied Mathematics
Domain Emphasis: Geospatial Information and Technology
Activities/Extracurriculars: Hispanic Engineers and Scientists(link is external)
Post Graduate Plans: I plan on working in industry as a data scientist.
Major courses completed: Math 1A, Math 1B, Math 53 (Domain), Math 54, Data 8, Data 100, CS 61A, CS 61B, Stat 134, ESPM C167 (HCE), Info 190 (Computational)
Current courses: Math 113, Stat 135, Geog 186

Hello, I’m Azucena! I’m a senior studying Data Science and Applied Math. My interest in data science started when I took Data 8 and Stat 133. I'm really involved with the Hispanic Engineers and Scientists organization on campus, where we happen to have a few prospective data science majors! If you have any questions regarding courses, scheduling, the major, or anything else, stop by advising hours! 


Tanvi

Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science and Applied Mathematics
Domain Emphasis: Economics 
Activities/Extracurriculars: Data Science Society @ Berkeley(link is external)Women in Mathematics at Berkeley
Research: Worked on data-related URAP projects in Spring 2017 and Spring 2018
Post Graduate Plans:
 
Undecided--I may go to grad school in a data science related field, or may try working for a bit.
Major Courses Completed: Data 8, CS61A, CS61B, Math 54, Math 55, Data 100, Stat 134, CS 188, Econ 1, Econ 100A, Econ 101B
Current Courses: CS 170, Math 104, Hist C184D, Econ 172

Hi! I’m Tanvi and I’m currently a junior majoring in Applied Math and Data Science. I came to Berkeley as an Applied Math major and got interested in data science after taking Data 8 my freshman year. Besides taking math and data science classes, I’ve been exploring classes in Econ, CS, and Stats, so if you have any questions about related domain areas, definitely reach out! I love the data science community here at Berkeley, and have explored many different ways to get involved. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the Berkeley/Oakland area, attempting to cook, and rewatching sitcoms on Netflix. If you have any questions related to the data science major, course selection, or anything else, come by my advising hours--I’m happy to help out.


Josh


Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science
Domain Emphasis: Applied Mathematics and Modeling
Activities/Extracurriculars: Data Science Curriculum Development, Sports Analytics Group at Berkeley(link is external)
Post Graduate Plans:
 My plan is to work in the field of data science or CS. Unsure what I’ll be doing specifically but we’ll see!
Major courses completed: Data 8, Data 100, CS 61A, CS 61B, Math 1B, Math 53 (Domain), Math 54, Math 110 (Domain), Stat 140
Current courses: CS 189, IEOR 162 (Domain), SEASIAN 10B

Hi everyone! I’m Josh and I’m a junior studying Data Science. I came into college with no programming or statistics background whatsoever — my first exposure was when I took Data 8 in the Spring of my freshman year and, well, the rest is history! I’m passionate in contributing to UC Berkeley’s burgeoning data science program, and I’m passionate in making data science more accessible just as it has been for me. Other interests include a love of sports (come chat with me about sports or about the club I’m in!), playing bass guitar and basketball, growing plants, Photoshopping my friends, and I’m part of a church fellowship that’s near to my heart. If you have any questions about the major, what courses to take, any opportunities within the program, or just want to talk about life, feel free to reach out or stop by!


Timlan

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major(s) and Minor(s): Applied Mathematics and Data Science
Domain Emphasis: Geospatial Information and Technology
Activities/Extracurriculars: IM Basketball, Data Science Curriculum Development Team Lead
Research: DLab, GoodlyLabs, Data Science Discovery
Post Graduate Plans: Work in data science industry
Major courses completed: Data 8, CS61A, CS61B, Math 53, Math 54, Math 55, Math 110, Math 104, Math 128A, Math 113, Stat 133, Stat 134, Stat 135 (Computational), Data 100, Info 188 (HCE) 
Current courses: Stat 154, Math 185

Hi! I’m Timlan, and I am a senior majoring in Applied Math and Data Science. My interest in Data Science began when I took my first programming class here (Stat 133). I really enjoyed the representations and models that can be generated from data. Ever since then, I wanted to use data science for good. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, going to concerts, and streaming anime. Feel free to talk to me about anything (good professors to take, difficulty of classes, or just life). I will be happy to chat with you!


Ayesha

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science
Domain Emphasis: Cognition
Activities/Extracurriculars: Financial Aid Director (Office of ASUC Senator Idalys Perez)
Research:  UC Berkeley Urban Displacement Project(link is external)
Post Graduate Plans: I plan on working in the industry for a few years, then pursue grad school.
Major courses completed: Data 8, Data 100, CS 61A, CS 61B, Math 1A, Math 1B, Math 54, CS 188, Stat 140, Hist C182C
Current courses: Cog Sci 1, Cog Sci 131, EE 16A

Hi! I’m Ayesha and I’m a third-year studying Data Science. I became interested in data science after taking Data 8 during my first semester at Cal and thoroughly enjoyed it! I hope to use my data science skills and knowledge in the future for social good, and am currently pursuing projects that emphasize this. In my free time, I like to watch Netflix and make memes. If you have any questions about the major, need course advice or anything else, come by my advising hours and I’ll be more than happy to help!


Leo

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major(s) and Minor(s): Statistics & Cognitive Science, Education (Minor)
Domain Emphasis: Industrial Analytics
Activities/Extracurriculars: Data Science Society at Berkeley (DSS)(link is external)Cognitive Science Student Association(link is external).
Research: 3 semesters with BIDS; Multi-Instance weakly supervised learning for Scene Classification (CV); Effectiveness in teaching of videos through EEG analysis (DLE); Alignment between contents and assessments in MOOCs (DLE)
Post Graduate Plans: Graduate School (area: EdTech)
Major courses completed: Math 1A-1B, Math 53-54, CS 61A, Data 8, Data 100, Stat 133, Stat 134, Stat 153, Stat 154, Stat 159, IND ENG 135, IND ENG 166, CS 188, CogSci C100, Astron 250, Sociol 101, Econ 101A, Info C260F
Current courses: Psych 160, Psych 114, Cog Sci 131, Stat 135

Hi there! This is Leo, who is a 4th year majoring in Statistics & Cognitive Science, minoring in Education. I was deeply attracted by the data-driven analyses even before I came to Cal, so I started my journey here with Film Studies interested in text/ content analysis in film and multimedia. Before I switched to Cognitive Science, I also explored other majors, such as Economics, Sociology, EEP/PE and IEOR, and therefore, became familiar with numbers of resources. Feel free to stop by if you think there’s anything I can help, and I’ll more than happy to do so. I assisted most students with course recommendation, schedule planning, internship interview prep, and on/off campus resources and opportunities during Fall 2018. Currently working on a paper and a thesis about MOOCs videos. Outside of school, I would enjoy watching films/animes involving social criticism, cyberpunk & anti-utopia.


Prathyusha

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science, Cognitive Science
Domain Emphasis: Cognition
Activities/Extracurriculars: Study Abroad, Society for Women Engineers
Research: Computational Representations in Education (CoRE), Smithsonian Institution
Post Graduate Plans: Work in Industry
Major courses completed: Data 8, Data 100, CS 188, Math 1B, Math 54, CS 70, CS 61A, CS 61B, INFO 190-1, IEOR 135, CogSci C127, Stats 140
Current courses: HIST C184D, Ling C146

Hi! My name is Prathyusha (or Prath) and I am a senior double majoring in Cognitive Science and Data Science (domain emphasis in Cognition). On campus, I am involved with Society for Women Engineers and was previously involved with Undergraduate Lab and ANova. I have just returned from studying abroad in Singapore at National University of Singapore (NUS) in the Spring 2018 semester. Feel free to stop by my advising hours and ask about courses recommendations, studying abroad, etc!


Aishwarya

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science, Computer Science (minor)
Domain Emphasis: Cognition
Activities/Extracurriculars: IEEE, Data Science Society @ Berkeley(link is external)
Post Graduate Plans: Work in industry before grad school
Major courses completed: Data8, CS61A, CS61B, Math 1B, Math 54, MCBW61, Data 100, CS 61B, Info 188
Current courses: Stat 140, CS 186, Cog Sci 131, GWS 130AC

Hi! I’m Aishwarya and I’m currently a junior majoring in Data Science (with emphasis in Cognition) and minoring in Computer Science. I am involved with IEEE as the Indrel Director and Data Science Society @ Berkeley as an advising team member. In my free time I love to watch tv/movies and play tennis. Feel free to stop by at my advising hours and talk to me about anything!