Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors are Psychology majors who complement the SSO advising services by sharing their knowledge of and experience with lower division requirements and upper division classes, experience with student groups on campus, preparation for life beyond the bachelor's degree, and use of various campus resources.


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Peer Advisors are available during Fall and Spring semesters Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm, and 1-4pm.

The Peer Advisors can also be contacted via email at


Fall 2020 Peer Advisors

Andrea Ma

My name is Andie and I am a senior double majoring in Psychology and Economics. I am originally from Canada, but I currently live in New York City. I am primarily interested in Social and Clinical Psychology because I am interested in understanding the role of psychology in our everyday lives. This past summer, I started working as a research assistant on a study that seeks to incorporate concepts of psychology into economic models, in order to determine how people’s identity can affect their decision-making. In addition, I am also really passionate about music, and I enjoy exploring the city and trying new food.

Bryan Reynoso

Hey, my name is Bryan and I'm a fourth year transfer student studying psychology. Brentwood California is my home town and I transferred from Los Medanos College, go mustangs! I'm absolutely passionate about learning, working out, and personal development; but in those rare moments of free time I enjoy spending it with friends and family, playing video games, or watching a good movie. I absolutely love psychology and I've had an amazing journey with the Berkeley psych department thus far. I've learned so much from the interesting classes and through various research opportunities. I'm looking forward to learning from my peers experiences and supporting them along the way.

Caitlyn Ng

Hi! My name is Caitlyn and I'm currently a fourth year majoring in Psychology and minoring in Data Science. I'm originally from LA but have grown to love the bay area, especially Berkeley and SF! I'm involved in research with the Emotion & Emotion Regulation Lab and am part of the Cal Alumni Student Association as the Marketing & Communications Director. Outside of school, you can probably find me at Ucha (hands down the best boba shop in Berkeley) or exploring the bay area! I also love watching basketball (Lakers all the way) and will often spend my free nights binging YouTube or Avatar the Last Airbender. If you have any questions about Psychology, Data Science, research, boba shops, TV shows/YouTubers, the best hiking spots, or literally anything, please drop by and say hi!

Nida Ahmed

Hello! My name is Nida, and I am a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Public Policy. Born and raised in Dubai, I moved to the Bay Area in 2016 and transferred from Diablo Valley College to Cal this past fall. I am interested in Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology, as well as learning about how cultural orientation can influence decision making in South Asian adolescents and young adults. After graduation, I plan on going to grad school and eventually pursuing a career in either counseling or teaching. In my free time, I enjoy reading fiction, trying out new foods, and watching crime dramas!