Fall 2022 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!

Dalton Cleary
Dalton Cleary
Schedule: MW 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Hello everyone! My name is Dalton Cleary and I am a third-year majoring in economics. I was born and raised in San Francisco. I am currently on the UC Santa Cruz men’s soccer team. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends, being active, playing video games, and watching tv shows. Once I graduate I plan on having a career in consulting. Please reach out if you have any questions and hopefully I’ll have answers for you.

Jairo Garcia
Jairo Garcia
Schedule: T 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Th 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., F 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
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: TTh 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, 1:00 - 3:00 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!

Ethan Kingery
Schedule: W 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., ThF 1:00-3:00 p.m.
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.
Belle Lin
Belle Lin
Schedule: M 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., TTh 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Hello everyone, my name is Belle (she/her). I am a third-year student affiliated with College Ten. I am a business management economics major and am minoring in Technology Information Management. I am an international student from Taiwan so I am bilingual, fluent in both Mandarin and English. I am experienced in both in person and online learning. My interests include reading, hiking, watching movies, and discovering new restaurants. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!

Adela Maciejewski
Adela Maciejewski
Schedule: MTW 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Hello! My name is Adela Maciejewski and I use she/her pronouns. I am a fourth-year College Ten affiliate majoring in business management economics with a minor in Technology Information Management. In my free time I like going on hikes and long walks along the beach. I am excited to help you to the best of my abilities and answer any questions that come up.

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Rose Svonkin
Schedule: MF 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

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.
Judy Yu

Schedule: MW 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Hi everyone! My name is Judy and I am a fourth-year business management economics and psychology double-major. I use she/her pronouns and I am affiliated with College Nine. During my free time, I enjoy taking walks on the beach, traveling, and spending time with my friends. I look forward to meeting some of y'all and please feel free to reach out if there are any questions!