Sociology Peer Advisors


Sociology Peer Advisors are trained to answer general questions regarding the Sociology major requirements, declaring the major, Sociology courses, course registration, and events in the department.  If you have an interest in gaining valuable advising skills while helping other Sociology students, please consider applying for the Sociology Peer Advisor position. Recruitment and training of Sociology Peer Advisors is done annually. We require a 2 semester commitment to the program (excluding the summer and winter breaks).  Students may choose to receive either a department award/stipend or academic credit for their participation.    


Virtual Peer Advising Schedule:

Meeting ID: 910 6461 4661


Amber – Tuesdays 10 - 1 PM

Casey – Thursdays 1-2 PM & Fridays 9-11 AM

Daniel – Mondays 9-11 AM & Tuesdays 9-10 AM

Julieanna – Mondays 2-3 PM & Tuesdays 1-3 PM

Sammie H. –  Wednesdays 10-12 PM & Thursdays 11-12 PM

Sammy T. – Mondays 11-2 PM





Major: Sociology & Minor: Journalism

SOC Courses Completed: SOC: 1, 5, 101, 140, 145, 160 (In Progress: SOC 102, 113, 149P, 190)

Hi everyone! My name's Amber and I'm currently a fourth year Sociology major pursuing the Research Methods Concentration with a minor in Journalism. I am originally from San Diego, CA and have a passion for educational research and equity. As a first-generation student of mixed heritage, I hope to be a resource to anyone who needs help navigating their academic career at Cal. In my free time, I can be found listening to music, crocheting, petting animals, and playing video games. Go Bears! 



Major: Sociology

SOC Courses Completed: SOC: 1, 5, 101, 111AC, 117, 130AC, 136, 150  (In Progress: SOC 102)

Hi everyone! My name is Casey Leung and I am a third-year student double majoring in Sociology and Psychology. I am from San Francisco and some of my hobbies include thrifting, sports, and going to concerts. I am super excited to be a Sociology Peer Advisor for the 2022-2023 school year. Using my personal experience as a Cal student, I hope I can offer support and guidance with the goal of making your journey at UC Berkeley the best it can possibly be! 



Major: Sociology & Minor: Race and Law

SOC Courses Completed: SOC: 1, 3AC, 5, 131AC, 139F, 140, 160 (In Progress: SOC 101)

"Hello everyone! My name is Daniel Ortega-Mendez, and I am a third year student intended to major in Sociology with a minor in Race & Law. I am originally from Riverside, California and am on the Pre-Law track. I'm interested in immigration law in particular. When I'm not studying or doing work for my classes, I enjoy going on runs, playing basketball, playing video games, and listening to music. I also recently started practicing the piano again! Anyways, please feel free to drop by my office hours if you have any questions about the Sociology department or have any other concerns in general. Go Bears! "



Major: Sociology and Music & Minor: Asian American Diaspora Studies

SOC Courses Completed: SOC: 1, 5, 101, 102, 106, 150, 160, 166, 169C, 190 (In Progress:  NA)

Hi everyone! My name is Julieanna Guo (she/her). I'm a fourth-year Sociology and Music double major with a minor in Asian American Diaspora Studies. I'm from Alhambra, California but I tend to say Pasadena since it's more well-known and generally in the same area. I'm part of the Wind Ensemble group on campus, and I recently joined the Chinese Music Ensemble (Phoenix Symphony). I'm also rebuilding the Berkeley Undergrad Sociology Alliance (BUSA) with a couple of friends, so let me know if you're interested in joining! 



Major: Sociology and Global Studies

SOC Courses Completed: SOC: 3AC, 5, 117, C146M, 150, 160, (180C) (In Progress: SOC 101, 136, 140)

Hi! I am from Chicago and am a fourth year on the Women's Rowing team. I love to travel, read, cook and go to museums. I found that majoring in Sociology allows me to think outside of the box when considering how our everyday lives are conducted within society. My special interests are culture and global development. I am excited to be a Sociology Peer Adviser to help fellow or intended sociology majors map out the best Sociology degree path possible. 



Major: Sociology

SOC Courses Completed: SOC: 1, 5, 101, 102, 130AC, 140, 169C, 190 (In Progress: SOC 127, 136)

Hello everyone! My name is Sammy Trefry and I am a fourth-year Sociology major. I am originally Oakland, CA and transferred to UC Berkeley from Santa Rosa Junior College. In my spare time I like to hike, kayak and travel the California Coast. As a transfer student and senior I bring a unique perspective to the peer advisor team. Please don't hesitate if you need anything, I am available for any sociological questions or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you! 
-Go Bears 




The 2022-2023 Sociology Peer Advising Application is now CLOSED. 

The application for 2023-2024 will be available in  August 2023. 

For questions, please email

Peer Advisor Application

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