Meet the members of the Math Department Undergraduate Advising Team!


Staff Advisors

 

Thomas Brown
Undergraduate Advisor, Last Names A-L*
965 Evans Hall
thomasbrown [at] berkeley [dot] edu
+1 (510) 643-9292
Drop-In Advising:  Mon – Fri 10 AM-Noon & 1-3 PM
Advising Appointments:  Mon - Fri 3-5 PM.  To book an appointment:  https://thomasbrown.youcanbook.me/

 

Ana Renteria
Undergraduate Advisor, Last Names M-Z*
964 Evans Hall
ana [dot] renteria26 [at] berkeley [dot] edu
+1 (510) 643-4148
Drop-In Advising: Mon – Fri 9 AM-Noon & 3-4 PM
Advising Appointments: Mon - Fri 1-3 PM.  To book an appointment:  https://anarenteria.youcanbook.me/

 

*For questions about your progress in the major, what courses you are using for major requirements, and/or your major GPA please contact Thomas if your last name begins with A-L or Ana if your last name begins with M-Z.  For general advising you may see either Ana or Thomas.   Please use e-mail only for quick questions and not for in-depth advising.   (For in-depth advising, please make an appointment with Ana or Thomas.)

 

Students should see a Staff Advisor in 964 or 965 Evans Hall when they are ready to declare the major in Math, Applied Mathematics, or Mathematics with a Concentration in Teaching.  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 959 Evans Hall.   The Peer Advisors also have a blog, which can be found at https://guide.math.berkeley.edu/

 

Spring 2017 Office Hour Schedule (chronological order)

Mondays: 9:30-10:30 AM (Loek), 2-3 PM (Fahad)
Tuesdays: 1-2 PM (Lilian), 3-4 PM (Freddy)
Wednesdays: 11 AM-1 PM (Katya), 1-2 PM (Rose), 2-3 PM (Fahad) 
Thursdays: 1-2 PM (Lilian), 3-4 PM (Freddy)
Fridays: 9:30-10:30 AM (Loek), 1-2 PM (Rose)

 

Lilian Gao
Peer Advisor

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-2 PM in 959 Evans
Completed Math Courses: 1A, 1B, 10B, 53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 128A
Other Major Related Courses: Stats 20, 133, 134, 135
Other Technical Courses: UGBA 101A, 103; Econ 141
In Progress Courses: Math 185
Message from Lilian: "I am a fourth year Applied Math major with a focus in Actuarial Science. I’m an international student from China and I have also been working in library since junior year. Currently I’m preparing myself for Grad school and planning to further my study in stats/finance-related areas. In my spare time, I enjoy dancing (and I’ve been in dance teams on campus), listening to music, watching movies and traveling around with family and friends."

 

Fahad Kamran
Peer Advisor

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-3 PM in 959 Evans
Completed Math Courses: 53, 54, 104, 110, 113, 185
Other Technical Courses: CS 61A/B/C, 70, 170, 188, 189; Stat 134, 135, 155
In Progress Courses: Math 115, Math 142, CS 186, Stat 153
Message from Fahad: "Hey everyone! I am a Junior majoring in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics. I have taken a variety of courses across all three departments and have enjoyed my time in all of them! This semester, I am president of Computer Science Mentors and a TA for Data 8. Away from school, I am a huge soccer fan and support Real Madrid, and I also enjoy playing video games and working out."

 

Frederick Law
Peer Advisor

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4 PM in 959 Evans
Completed Math Courses: 1B, 53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 126, 202A; Stat 134
Other Technical Courses: Physics H7A-C, 137A, Stat 135, 155
In Progress Courses: Math 170 and 214, Stat 133
Message from Freddy: "I'm a third year Applied Math and Statistics major with an interest in probability. After graduation, I plan on going to graduate school and pursuing an interest in both applied probability and analysis. In my free time I'm a huge fan of baseball, watching movies and plays, and cooking new things."

 

Katya Stukalova
Peer Advisor

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Wednesdays from 11 AM to 1 PM in 959 Evans
Completed Math Courses: 104, 110, 113, 185, 128A, 130
Other Major Related Courses: Berkeley Connect
Other Technical Courses: CS 61A, CS 61C, CS 70, CS 170, CS 160, CS 164, CS 162, CS 168
In Progress Courses: CS 186, MATH 142, 115
Message from Katya: "Hello! I am a Senior, almost done with my degrees in Computer Science and Math. I came into college as a Biology major but eventually fell in love with the puzzles in cs and math. I’m a TA for CS61A this semester, helping teach CS370, and am involved with Computer Science Mentors. When I’m not in classes or teaching I’m doing yoga or catching up on some books."

 

R. Loek Van Heyningen
Peer Advisor

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Mondays and Fridays 9:30-10:30 AM in 959 Evans
Completed Math Courses: 53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 126, 128A/B, 185, 221, 228A, 224A
Other Technical Courses: CS61A, MechE 106
In Progress Courses: Math 118, 228B, CS C267
Message from Loek: "I'm a fourth year Applied Math major with a concentration in Numerical Analysis. Some of my most memorable academic experiences have been in Sweden last spring and at UCLA's RIPS program last summer. Most of my free time is spent on music, either listening to it or playing it in the University Wind Ensemble, but I also enjoy reading, watching movies, and traveling. I look forward to helping my peers get the most out of their time here at Berkeley. "

 

Rose Zhang
Peer Advisor

Spring 2017 Office Hours:  Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-2 PM in 959 Evans 
Completed Math Courses: 53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 114, 135, 141, 160, 172, 185, 191, 202A
In Progress Courses: Math 115, 136, 142, 202B
Message from Rose: "I am a third year student majoring in Mathematics. I spend much time dealing with math, but I also enjoy reading, cooking, calligraphing, and learning new languages (especially natural ones). After graduation, I plan to continue my study in maths; and that's partly why I have some experience in standardized test preparation. I look forward to being a peer advisor, so please feel free to come by if you have any question or concern, or just want to talk."