Meet the members of the Math Department Undergraduate Advising Team!

Staff Advisors

Thomas Brown
Undergraduate Advisor (Last Name "A-L" students, and also temporarily advising Last Name "M-Z" students until that advising position is filled.)

965 Evans Hall
thomasbrown [at] berkeley [dot] edu
+1 (510) 643-9292
Drop-In Advising:  Mon – Fri 10 AM-Noon & 1-5 PM

Jennifer Sixt 

Curriculum Analyst & Honors Program Advisor

966 Evans Hall
jensixt [at] berkeley [dot] edu
+1 (510) 642-2479
Drop-In Advising:  Mon – Fri 9:30-Noon & 1-4 PM
Contact Jennifer for questions about enrolling in Math classes or planned Math Department course offerings, the Honors Program for Math/Applied Math, and the Putnam Competition.

*Please use e-mail only for quick questions and not for in-depth advising. (For in-depth advising, please make an appointment.)

Information on declaration procedures and eligibility to declare the major can be found here. The Staff Advisors in 964 and 965 Evans Hall also provide information on requirements, policies, procedures, resources, opportunities, untying bureaucratic knots, developing study plans, attending commencement, certifying degrees and minors. The student is strongly encouraged to see one of the Undergraduate Advisors as soon as problems arise. 


Faculty Advisors


Students are assigned a faculty advisor when they see a staff advisor to declare the major in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Mathematics with a Concentration in Teaching.


The current Faculty advisor office hour list


The faculty advisor counsels students on the academic content of the Math or Applied Math major programs. The Faculty Advisor's signature is required to confirming approval of courses that are not already pre-approved to be used for the major electives. Appropriate questions for the faculty advisor include selection of electives and preparation for graduate-level courses in a specific mathematical area. Be sure and let him/her know if you are considering graduate work in or related to mathematics, and solicit help in how best to prepare.


Peer Advisors


All peer advising office hours are held in 961 Evans Hall.   The Peer Advisors also have a blog, which can be found at


Fall 2019 Office Hour Schedule (chronological order) *Office hours will begin September 9th and end December 6th, 2019*

Mondays: 2-3 PM (Tianyu), 4-5 PM (Emma)
Tuesdays: None
Wednesdays: 12-1 PM (Nick), 1-2 PM (Grace)
Thursdays: 11-Noon (Andrew), 1-2 PM (Antara)
Fridays: 10-11 AM (Isabella), 11-Noon (Jonas)


Andrew Chen
Peer Advisor

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Thursdays 11-Noon
Email Address:   white55kai [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Completed Math Courses:  53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 128A, 185
Other Technical Courses:  Physics 89 & 105, Mech Eng 131, 132, 229; CS 61A-B
In Progress Courses:  Astronomy C162, Mech Eng 211
Message from Andrew:  "Hi! I am a senior majoring in Applied Math and Astrophysics. I am actively involved in research in the Mechanical Engineering department.  I plan to pursue a graduate degree in ME as well.  I am very happy to be a math peer advisor.  If you have any questions, feel free to stop by my office hours!"


Antara Jha
Peer Advisor

Fall 2019 Office Hours:  Thursdays 1-2 PM
Completed Math Courses:   1B, 53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 185
Other Technical Courses:  Stat 133, Data Science 8
In Progress Courses:  ESPM 6, Stat 140, Data 100, Econ 134
Message from Antara:  "Hey! I'm Antara, a Junior studying Applied Math with a concentration in Economics. I've taken a bunch of classes in both fields, so I'm a good person to ask about the relationship between Economics and Math. I would also love to discuss what Math classes mean to me, and how they can add value to your life. Of course, I would also love to help you structure your schedule of classes over your four years, and discuss any other questions you may have! I enjoy playing soccer (well, I call it football), and I'm involved in numerous student organizations on campus, so you can come to me to discuss how to balance different activities while studying Math. I've also done internships in the fields of marketing and data science. Feel free to email me or drop into my office hours to chat!"


Emma Davies-Hogg
Peer Advisor

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Mondays 4-5 PM
Completed Math Courses:  53, 54, 55, 113, 128A, 110, 170
Other Technical Courses:   Data 8; Econ 2; Stat 134, 135 and 154; Data 100
In Progress Courses:  Math 104, GWS 102, Stat 153
Message from Emma:   "Hi! I am a senior majoring in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. Aside from math, I am involved in greek life and I love music and discovering interesting local restaurants in my free time. After graduation I hope to pursue a career in data science. I look forward to seeing you in office hours!"


Grace Weisbrod
Peer Advisor

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Wednesdays 1-2 PM  
Completed Math Courses:  1B, 53, 54, 55, 110, 113, 128A
Other Technical Courses:  Data 8, CS 61A, Stat 134
In Progress Courses:  Math 104, Stat 135
Message from Grace:  “Hi there! I am a junior majoring in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Actuarial Science. When I’m not in Evans or grinding in Kresge, I’m doing research on stochastic processes and directing the Berkeley Math Tournament. Despite the stresses of Berkeley, I am still able to find free time, which I love spending baking, cooking, and feeding my friends! I’m looking forward to being a peer advisor, so please stop by my office hours or email me with any questions you may have, or to hang out!”


Isabella Arreola
Peer Advisor

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Fridays 10-11 AM
Completed Math Courses:   1A, 1B, W53, 54, 55, 110, 113, 115, 125A, 135, 301
Other Technical Courses:  Data 8; Stat 88, 28, 133, and 134
In Progress Courses:   Math 104, IEOR 166, Econ C110, UGBA 104 & 88
Message from Isabella:  "Hello! I am a senior majoring in Pure Math. I’m interested in logic, data science, and decision analysis. I love teaching math and have experience tutoring at Cal. Aside from math and tutoring, in my free time I enjoy overanalyzing movies and TV shows. If you have any questions or need any help, stop by!"


Jonas Katona
Peer Advisor

Fall 2019 Office Hours:   Fridays 11-Noon
Completed Math Courses:  53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 126, 128A, H185, 228A, 228B
Other Technical Courses:  Physics 5A, 5B, 5BL, 5C, 5CL, 105, 110A, 205A, 205B; CS C8 (Data 8); CE 88B; MSE 45
In Progress Courses: Math 202A, 222A; EE 126
Message from Jonas: "Hello everybody! My name is Jonas Katona, and I am a senior majoring in Applied Mathematics, where my interests include dynamical systems, computational modeling, and optimization. My other, non-mathematical interests include music (listening, writing, and playing music), linguistics, history, hiking, food, and just exploring, among countless other things. I have had multiple research experiences on and off campus, as well participated in a number of mentoring, volunteering, and musical organizations on campus, so feel free to come and talk to me about any of these things or others in person, via email, or on Facebook. See you around!"


Nicholas Park
Peer Advisor

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Wednesdays 12-1 PM
Completed Math Courses:  53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 185, 142, 202A, 202B, 214
Other Technical Courses: Stat 134, CS 170, CS 188
In Progress Courses:  Math 208, Math C218A, CS 189, social science breadth
Message from Nicholas:  "Hi! I’m Nick, and I am a senior majoring in Mathematics. Outside of class, I like online chess, playing piano, and learning stuff on YouTube. After graduation I’m either going to grad school or doing data science...we shall see. I’d love to meet you, so come by if you wanna talk or hang out!"


Tianyu Zhao
Peer Advisor

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Mondays 2-3 PM
Completed Math Courses:  W53, 54, 104, 110, 185.
Other Technical Courses: CS61A, CS61B
In Progress Courses:  Math 128A, Math 113, CS70.
Message from Tianyu: "
Hi! I am a sophomore majoring in pure math. Apart from exploring different courses in the department, I also plan to get involved in research to find what areas of math I'm passionate about. In my free time, I love doing martial arts, playing badminton, and watching movies. As an international student from China, I also love to talk to you about my experience of studying and living in different countries. If you want to discuss math, talk about Bruce Lee, or anything, come see me during my office hours!"