Jhovany Gonzalez

College Adviser

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
August 2017

What is your approach to advising?
Navigating the college landscape presents many challenges in and outside of the classroom. Thus, my goal as an advisor is to be a resource for students on a personal and academic level. To not only help guide students with academic requirements, but to also support students through their personal challenges and growth.

MA, Counseling, Saint Mary's College of CA
BS, Psychology, Saint Mary's College of CA

How did you get here?
I first started working with students as a work-study Registrar assistant at St. Mary's College. I quickly realized that I wanted to continue to help college students, but I wanted to move beyond just helping students understand policies and procedures. So, I enrolled in a graduate counseling program while simultaneously working at CSU, East Bay working as a graduation evaluator. In the midst of all that, I also completed a 9-month field placement as a Counseling Intern in the High Potential Program at St. Mary's College. Shortly after, I took this opportunity at UC Berkeley!

About me:
I am usually the person that friends and family can vent to. I once ran a 50-mile ultra-marathon. Hiking at Tilden Park is one of my favorite things to do – I think we should all spend more time with mother nature. Born and raised in the Bay-Area, but I am die-hard Lakers fan.

What advice do you have for L&S students in general?
To take advantage of the many opportunities on campus. I strongly believe that most of the learning occurs outside of the classroom. Study abroad, join student organizations, volunteer in the community, do research! These experiences will impact your life and perspective tremendously.