LS Advising

Morgan Johnson, Peer Adviser

Peer Adviser

Year and Major(s): 3rd, Political Science and Legal Studies

About Me: Hi! I'm Morgan Johnson, a third year student studying Political Science and Legal Studies from Arcata, California. I love hiking, dogs, painting and sunrises! After graduating from Cal, I want to work on education reform.

Hometown: Arcata, CA

Favorite Thing about Peer Advising: Meeting students I usually wouldn't cross paths with!

Favorite TV Show: Suits or Madam Secretary

Lindah Kinya Muturi, Peer Adviser

Peer Adviser

Year and Major(s): Sophomore and Economics and Global Studies

About Me: Hey! I'm Kinya from Kenya. I'm a second year hoping to double major in Economics and Global Studies. I'd like to get into the financial world and eventually move to working for the Ministry of Finance back in Kenya. I believe that college should be a wholesome experience - learning about yourself, making steps to better yourself and meeting and working with new people is what it is about. I'm excited to help y'all get the best of this experience!

Hometown: Kiambu, Kenya

Leana Frankul, Peer Adviser

Peer Adviser

Year and Major(s): 4th year, MCB major

About Me: Hello there! I am a fourth year Molecular and Cell Biology major with a
minor in Arabic. I enjoy studying Biology, particularly physiology and how the body
responds to external stressors.

I know at times you are inundated with academic stresses, but peer advisors are
here to help make the navigation process less daunting! If you ever find yourself
thinking an academic predicament is unassailable, stop by and ask questions!
Looking forward to meeting you.

Hometown: San Diego

Isaac Avila-Vargas, Peer Adviser

Peer Adviser

Year and Major(s): Junior, Public Health (Pre-Med)

About Me: Hi friends, my name is Isaac. I am currently a junior in the School of
Public Health. I love spending time volunteering at clinics and playing with puppies.

Hometown: Atwater, California

Favorite Thing about Peer Advising: I love having the opportunity to work my peers
and offering them accurate information to help them navigate their time here at Cal.

Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones!

Elizabeth Collazo, Peer Adviser

Peer Adviser

Year and Major(s): Sociology Major Education Minor - 2018

About Me: I was born in El Salvador, but I lived in Puerto Rico until the age of nine.
When I was nine, my family and I moved to Bakersfield, CA. I am currently pursuing
a bachelor's degree in sociology and I hope to get a master in Counseling.

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Favorite Thing about Peer Advising: That I get to help students be better informed
about the options available to them (sometimes by giving them information that
they might not have been aware of).

Karina Fong-Hirschfelder, Peer Adviser

Peer Adviser

Year and Major(s): Sophomore. Linguistics major and Music minor

About Me: Hello! My name is Karina and I am a sophomore majoring in Linguistics. I
hail from Mountain View (South Bay), though I was born in Switzerland and moved
here when I was 6 years old. In my free time, I love to bake, and I teach the Intro to
Baking DeCal! I play the flute, as well as the piccolo in Cal Band. This is my first year
as a Peer Adviser.

Hometown: Mountain View, CA

Mar 9, 2018 - Deadline to change graduation term to Spring 2018

March 7, 2018

The deadline for students to change their graduation term to Spring 2018 is Friday, March 9.

More information can be found on our graduation page.


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The Liberal Arts

As an L&S student, you can explore the almost limitless possibilities of a liberal arts education. Dean Steven Botterill discusses the benefits of the liberal arts in this video. You will also be expected to meet high standards of student responsibility essential for success at Berkeley.

After attending orientation, meet an L&S College Adviser who can provide assistance in forming a program plan that will help you get the most out of your education.

L&S Peer Advising

Peer Advising Hours 2017-2018 

AskLnS Peers is a program designed to provide drop-in advising for new students in the College of Letters & Science. We are conveniently located in the residence halls during evening hours each Fall and Spring semester. There is no appointment required, so feel free to drop-in any time!

L&S Advising Launches New Premed/Pre-health Advising Services

February 28, 2018

L&S Premed Advising Drop-in Wednesdays

Every Wednesday afternoon from 1-4 pm throughout the year, there is now limited premed/pre-health drop-in advising appointments available to students on a first-come, first-served basis at 206 Evans Hall.