LS Advising

Leana Frankul, Peer Adviser

Year, Major: Senior, MCB major and Arabic minor

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, CA

David Giongco, Peer Adviser

Peer Adviser


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

Year, Major: Senior, Business Administration (Haas)

Karina Fong-Hirschfelder, Peer Adviser

Year, Major: 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

Isela Peña-Rager

College Adviser

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

What is your approach to advising?
Every interaction with a student is an opportunity to instill and build authentic hope and confidence. I aim to be as candid, respectful, and helpful as possible as you navigate the world within and beyond the classroom, this campus, and your communities. If I don't have the answers to all your questions, I promise to work tirelessly to connect you with the appropriate resources.

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.

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

Incomplete Grades

A grade of Incomplete (noted "I" on the transcript) may be assigned when a student has completed and passed a majority of the work required for a course but, for reasons beyond the student's control, cannot complete the entire course. Incomplete grades are contingent upon instructor approval, and instructors are under no obligation to grant them. In cases where an instructor agrees to assign an I grade, it is important to arrive at an agreement about exactly what is required in order to finish the course and what percentage of the grade will be based on the remaining work.

Unit Ceiling

Semesters are defined as fall and spring terms (quarters or semesters). Summer terms are not counted.

Silvia Guzman

Intake Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
February 2016


What is your approach to advising?
Actively listening to concerns and provide students with options that best addresses their own situation.


Education:
B.A. in History, minor in International Studies, University of the Pacific, Stockton. Go Tigers!

New eight-day Golden Bear Orientation starts Tuesday

August 9, 2017

Two years in the making, an ambitious program to introduce all 9,500 incoming students to UC Berkeley launches next Tuesday, Aug. 15. Golden Bear Orientation — eight jam-packed days of training sessions, ice breakers, tours and academic programming — is expected to be the largest orientation of its kind at a U.S. university, in terms of the number of students participating.

Golden Bear Orientation Welcomes New Bears to Berkeley

August 15, 2017

Supported in part by the College of Letters & Science Advisory Board and College Leadership Fund donors, an ambitious program to introduce all 9,500 incoming students to UC Berkeley launches Tuesday, Aug. 15. Golden Bear Orientation (GBO) — eight jam-packed days of training sessions, ice breakers, tours and academic programming — is expected to be the largest orientation of its kind at a U.S. university, in terms of the number of students participating.