Spring 2021 Peer Advisers

The schedule for peer advisers is available below.

Did you know that the Economics Department consists of a team of peer advisers ready to help anyone seeking to enhance their university experience? We encourage everyone to use this resource to ask questions, seek advice, and receive help to make informed, efficient decisions. 

Trained peer advisers are available to assist students with:

  • personal academic plans
  • general questions about the majors and courses
  • major declaration assistance
  • Study Abroad department approval forms

Peer advisers can be reached by email for appointments and advising at econpeer@ucsc.edu.

Our office is currently staffed by two undergraduate advisers and a team of peer advisers; our peer advisers are all economics majors who are here to assist with making your college journey a little smoother. We speak from our own personal experiences and are extremely happy to help out anyone who seeks it. 

Our team currently consists of four Lead Peer Advisers, Nicholas Korytko, Jacqueline Martinez, Alexis Tran, and Andre Yu. Along with them, our other peer advisers are enrolled in a two-unit course designed to fully capture the peer advising experience. If you are interested in peer advising and have the enthusiasm and aptitude to help others, we typically accept applications every quarter and encourage you to apply here!

Huslen Caicedo
Schedule: M 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., WF 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Hey everyone! My name is Huslen (Whoslen) and my pronouns are she/her. I'm a Cowell affiliated junior majoring in economics. Due to COVID-19 I'm not on campus but hopefully I'll return next year. I spend most of my free time roller skating and/or exploring new places. I try to squeeze in some baking and painting whenever I can. Studio Ghibli movies are my guilty pleasure. After I graduate, I'm hoping to work at the federal reserve bank. I love to talk so feel free to reach out to me.

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Angela Hong
Schedule: TTH 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Hey! My name is Angela Hong and I use she/her pronouns. I am a second-year global economics major affiliated with Cowell! I enjoy crocheting, skateboarding, reading and painting. I’ve got an insane love for Greek mythology too. I am excited to help you to the best of my abilities and answer your questions!

Nicholas Korytko (Lead)
Schedule: MW 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, TH 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., F 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Hey everyone! I am a third-year Cowell affiliate pursuing an economics major with a minor in technology information management. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends, exploring campus and the town, and I'm trying to learn how to code now. If you see me around, say hi!

Courtney Liang
Schedule: MW 9:00 a.m -12:00 noon
Hi, I'm Courtney and I am a fourth-year studying business management economics and technology information management. In my free time, I enjoy thrifting, sewing/knitting/crocheting, and journaling! You can also find me at a local park picnicing with my friends!
Jacqueline Martinez (Lead)
Schedule: M 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., TTHF 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Hi folks! I’m a fourth-year business management economics major with an emphasis in accounting. I also am an RA for the Porter Transfer community, so if you see me around feel free to come chat. This last summer I had an internship at Deloitte and really experienced what it’s like to be part of one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. In my spare time I like to make music, read, and hike. Hope to see you around!
Alexis Tran (Lead)
Schedule: MF 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, M 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., TTH 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.,
Hello. I am affiliated with College 10 and due to COVID-19, I’m now based back home in Los Angeles. I get to graduate (hopefully) in spring 2021 with my economics major and statistics minor. In the far future, I’ll be in medicine. Right now, I’m available to help you sort out whatever it is. Supply and demand, you know?

Jacqueline Yeh
Schedule: TTH 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., W 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Hi everyone! I am currently a fourth-year business management economics major and a technology information management minor. I’m affiliated with College 10 and my hometown is Walnut, California. Some of my hobbies are cooking, working out and watching Netflix. In the future, I hope to work in the management/consulting field!

Andre Yu (Lead)
Schedule: W 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon., W 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., F 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, F 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Hey everyone! My name is Andre Yu and I'm currently a third year Merrill College affiliate, majoring in business management economics with a concentration in accounting! Outside of school, I enjoy bodybuilding, spending time with friends, and being active in clubs such as Circle K International and Slug Fund Investment Group! During this summer, I will be interning for Deloitte, one of the big four accounting firms, so ask me any questions on how to apply!