Spring 2023 Peer Advisers

The schedule for peer advisers is available below.

Did you know that the Economics Department hosts a team of trained student 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 student peers 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 or directly by Zoom via our advising calendar. (Zoom meetings are limited to UCSC students).

Our trained peer advisers are economics majors who strive to make 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 two lead peer advisers, Nicholas Korytko, and Andre Yu, and eight peer advisers 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!

Jairo Garcia
Jairo Garcia (Lead)
Schedule: MF 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, W 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Th 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Hey everyone! My name’s Jairo (High-row) and I’m a third-year Crown affiliate. I’m majoring in business management economics with a concentration in accounting. In my free time I enjoy playing tennis, weightlifting, and hanging out with my friends. Feel free to ask me any questions!

Jordan Herz
Jordan Herz (Lead)
Schedule: M 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., T 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, W 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, F 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Hey y'all! I'm a senior studying economics and legal studies. I'm a College 9 affiliate and currently live on campus. Outside of school I love playing video games, primarily FPS first person shooter games. I also watch a lot of anime, some of my favorites being Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan, and Naruto. In the future, I plan to attend law school and become an attorney. Excited to help with whatever advising you need!
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Emily Kamalnathan
Schedule: WF 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Hey everyone! My name is Emily (she/her) and I am a second-year Stevenson affiliate. I am majoring in business management economics, psychology, and anthropology. Some of my hobbies include: hiking, reading, singing, and photography. I also love going to the beach. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have!

Ethan Kingery (Lead)
Schedule: M 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., T 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., F 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Hey everyone! My name is Ethan and I am a fourth-year Cowell affiliate pursuing a double major in business management economics and environmental studies. I am a member of the UC Santa Cruz men's soccer team and enjoy hanging out with my friends, playing the guitar, surfing, traveling, and exploring Santa Cruz. My plans for after college include traveling and attending graduate school. I'm super excited to join the peer advising team this spring! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.
Jerrod Reboredo
Schedule: MW 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., T 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Hello everyone, my name is Jerrod. I am a junior economics major and am affiliated with John R. Lewis College. I am from the East Bay area and have two pet chinchillas. I previously declared my major in global economics and before that, business management economics, so I can speak on these experiences as well as the French language program here at UC Santa Cruz. My interests include cooking, sports, and traveling. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!
dylan reisig
Dylan Reisig
Schedule: M 9:00 - 11:15 a.m., 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., W 9:00 - 11:15 a.m.
My name is Dylan Reisig and I’m a fourth-year Porter affiliate pursuing an economics degree. I lead a student organization called Eco-Capitalists where we talk about climate change and solutions to solve it. When I’m not doing stuff with my club or school, I love checking out other clubs, surfing, playing intramural sports, and going to the beach. After I graduate my goal is to work in the desalination or carbon capture business. I’m super excited to be a part of the peer advising team so please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Talia Romo-Kikuchi
Schedule: M 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., TTh 2:00 - 4:00 p.m
., W 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Hello! My name is Talia (she/her) and I am a third-year Rachel Carson College affiliate. I am majoring in business management economics. When I have free time I love going on hikes, doing yoga, or going to the beach. I am excited to help with any questions you may have, so don't hesitate to reach out!
marlon soria
Marlon Soria
Schedule: F 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Hey everyone! My name is Marlon Soria and I'm currently a senior studying business management economics with a concentration in accounting. I'm affiliated with Stevenson College and my pronouns are he/him/his. I love playing video games such as League of Legends, watching horror movies and American football. GO NINERS! Feel free to ask me any questions regarding accounting courses, applying to the Big4, or ecterea. Happy to help!
Jennifer Sotelo
Jennifer Sotelo
Schedule: T 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., W 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Th 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Hello! My name is Jennifer and I’m a third-year economics major. I go by she/her/hers and I’m affiliated with Kresge college. I spend my time knitting, going on adventures, practicing my Spanish and self-help. I’m from San Diego, CA and all of my family and pets live there. Feel free to reach out for advice and lean on me if you need to be heard!

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Rose Svonkin
Schedule: M 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, W 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Th 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

My name is Rose Svonkin and I am a fourth-year combined economics/mathematics major with a minor in legal studies. I am a Kresge affiliate living off campus and I work as a writing tutor for the school. When I am not stressing over my GPA and my future I enjoy being in all types of nature, reading, working out, being a nerd, and most importantly laughing with my friends. I try not to take myself too seriously and hope to create a welcoming environment for all students who need a little extra help getting on the right path.
nabeeha tanvir
Nabeeha Tanvir
Schedule: T 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Th 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Hi! My name is Nabeeha and I use she/her pronouns. I’m a third-year economics major affiliated with College Nine. I’m an international student from Bangladesh, but I move countries a lot! My family lives in Serbia right now. I’m also bilingual in English and Bengali. I love traveling, reading, podcasts and coloring books. I am really excited to join the peer advising team, so please don’t hesitate to reach out!