Meet the members of the Math Department Undergraduate Advising Team!

All Mathematics Advising Services have been moved to virtual platforms until further notice. No in-person services will be available. Please see below for instructions on how to connect with staff, faculty, and peer advisors remotely.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. You can find the latest information on UC Berkeley’s prevention and response efforts related to COVID-19 at https://news.berkeley.edu/coronavirus/


Staff Advisors

Thomas Brown

Undergraduate Advisor (Last Name "A-L" students)

965 Evans Hall
thomasbrown [at] berkeley [dot] edu
+1 (510) 643-9292
Drop-In Advising is temporarily suspended. For a remote advising appointment via Google Hangouts, current UC Berkeley students should use Cal Central's "My Academics" tab to schedule an appointment; Prospective students should email Thomas directly. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 10 AM-Noon & 1-4 PM.

 

Marsha Snow
Undergraduate Advisor (Last Name "M-Z" students)


964 Evans Hall
snow [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu
+1 (510) 643-4148
Drop-In Advising is temporarily suspended. For a remote advising appointment via Google Hangouts, students should email Marsha directly. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9 AM-Noon & 1-3 PM.

 

Jennifer Sixt 

Curriculum Analyst & Honors Program Advisor

966 Evans Hall
jensixt [at] berkeley [dot] edu
+1 (510) 642-2479
Drop-In Advising is temporarily suspended. For a remote advising appointment via Google Hangouts. Current UC Berkeley students should use Cal Central's "My Academics" tab to schedule an appointment. Prospective students should email Jennifer directly. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9 AM-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

 

Faculty advisors are available to students declared in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and 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 them know if you are considering graduate work in or related to mathematics, and solicit help in how best to prepare.

 

Peer Advisors

 

Effective March 9th, 2020 All peer advising office hours are held via Google Hangouts.  Click on the following link while logged into your bMail account to access the Google Hangout URLs. 

The Peer Advisors also have a blog, which can be found at https://guide.math.berkeley.edu/

 

Spring 2020 Office Hour Schedule (chronological order) *Office hours will begin February 10th and end April 30th*

Mondays: 11-Noon (Jonas), 1-2 PM (Nick), 2:30-3:30 PM (Isabella) 
Tuesdays: 1-2 PM (Grace)
Wednesdays: 1-2 PM (Antara), 3-4 PM (Andrew)
Thursdays: 10-11 AM (Tianyu), 2-3 PM (Emma)
Fridays: None

Click on the following link while logged into your bMail account to access the URLs to join the Google Hangouts office hours.


Andrew Chen

Peer Advisor

Spring 2020 Office Hours: Wednesdays 3-4 PM
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 C85, 131, 132, 229, 211; CS 61A-B, Astronomy C162
In Progress Courses:  Astronomy C161, Astronomy 128
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

Spring 2020 Office Hours:  Wednesdays 1-2 PM
Completed Math Courses:   1B, 53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 185
Other Technical Courses:  Stat 133, 140; Data Science 8, 100; Econ 1, 101A, 101B, 134
In Progress Courses:  Math 113, Stat 135, Econ 121 and 141
Message from Antara:  "Hey! I'm Antara, a Junior studying Applied Math with a concentration in Data Science. I've taken a bunch of classes in the fields of Math, Statistics, Economics and Data Science.  I would 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've been 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

Spring 2020 Office Hours: Thursdays 2-3 PM
Completed Math Courses:  53, 54, 55, 104, 113, 128A, 110, 170
Other Technical Courses:   Data 8; Econ 2; Stat 134, 135, 154; Data 100
In Progress Courses:  Math 185, Stat 155
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

Spring 2020 Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-2 PM  
Completed Math Courses:  1B, 53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 128A
Other Technical Courses:  Data 8, CS 61A, Stat 134 & 135
In Progress Courses:  Math 185, CS C100, UGBA 103
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

Spring 2020 Office Hours: Mondays 2:30-3:30 
Completed Math Courses:   1A, 1B, W53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 115, 125A, 135, 301
Other Technical Courses:  Data 8; Stat 88, 28, 133, and 134; IEOR 166; ECON C110
In Progress Courses:   Math 130 and 185
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

Spring 2020 Office Hours:   Mondays 11-Noon
Completed Math Courses:  53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 126, 128A, H185, 202A, 222A, 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 113 & 222B 
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

Spring 2020 Office Hours: Mondays 1-2 PM
Completed Math Courses:  53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 185, 142, 202A, 202B, 208, 214, C218A
Other Technical Courses: Stat 134, CS 170, CS 188, CS 189
In Progress Courses:  Math 118, Stat C205B
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

Spring 2020 Office Hours: Thursdays 10-11 AM
Completed Math Courses:  W53, 54, 104, 110, 113, 128A, 185.
Other Technical Courses: CS61A, CS61B, CS70
In Progress Courses:  Math 105, 140, 205
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!"