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

Staff Advisors


Please Note:  For Enrollment questions (questions about getting into Math classes, Math waiting lists, etc) please see our Availability Updates page and then email enrollment [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu with any remaining questions (rather than emailing one of the Staff Advisors directly). 

Thomas Brown

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

965 Evans Hall
thomasbrown [at] berkeley [dot] edu
+1 (510) 643-9292 (inactive while remote)
I will be working from home on Mondays, Tuesdays, and every other Wednesday. I will be working in 965 Evans Hall every other Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays. Live drop-in advising (and video appointments) are available while I am in the office. Video appointments are available while I am working from home. 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 may be scheduled 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 (inactive while remote)
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 Marsha directly. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9 AM-Noon & 1-4 PM.


*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

All peer advising office hours are held via virtual platforms for Spring 2021.  Click on the following link while logged into your bMail account to access the office hour URLs. 

The Peer Advisors also have a blog, which can be found at

Spring 2021 Office Hour Schedule (chronological order)

Peer Advisor Individual office hours will begin Monday 2/8 and end Friday 4/30.   

**The last week of Peer Advising (April 26th through 30th) has slightly adjusted hours to accommodate the Cal Week schedule for prospective students.   The adjusted hours are listed on this Math Department Cal Week Slide and have also been updated in the table below **

Mondays: 2-3 PM (Aidan)
Tuesdays: 4-5 PM (Chidera)
Wednesdays: 12-1 PM (Simarjeet), 4-5 PM (Emma)  
Thursdays: 11 AM-Noon (Maryo)
Fridays: 6-7 PM (Ashley)   

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

Emma Erickson

Peer Advisor

Spring 2021 Office Hours: Wednesdays 4-5 PM
Completed Math Courses:  53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 123, 128A
Other Courses:  IB C145, IB 164, MCB 102, Chem 1A/1AL, Chem 1B, Chem 3A/3AL, Chem 3B/3BL, Physics 7A+7B, Bio 1A/1AL, Bio 1B, IB 148, IB 173LF
In Progress Courses:  Math 124, Math 185, Stat 134
Message from Emma:  “Hello! I'm a senior doubling in Applied Math (Life and Physical Sciences emphasis) and Integrative Biology (Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology emphasis). I've been a grader for different math classes for about a year, and I work at a 24 hour small animal emergency hospital. In my free time I enjoy baking and caring for my praying mantis. After college I hope to go to vet school. If you want to talk about math, double majoring, or animals, come by my office hours or send me an email!”

Maryo Felfel
Peer Advisor

Spring 2021 Office Hours:  Thursdays 11 AM-Noon 
Completed Math Courses:   1A, 1B, 53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113
Other Courses:  CS 61A, Data 8, Stat 33A, Stat 133 
In Progress Courses:   Math 128A, Data 100
Message from Maryo: "Hi there! My name is Maryo and I am a senior at Cal majoring in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Data Science. Despite the stresses of Berkeley, I still manage to find pockets of time where I love to play board games with friends, eat, drink boba, hang out, and play volleyball. I also love talking about my experiences of studying and living in different countries. After graduation, I am hoping to become a data analyst. As I have had multiple mentoring and teaching experiences, I am really glad to be one of the peer advisors this semester, so feel free to stop by anytime if you need help to structure your schedule of classes over your four years, talk about math and any other major-related questions, or just come and say hi :) Feel free to email me as well!"

Simarjeet Kaur

Peer Advisor

Spring 2021 Office Hours: Wednesdays 3-4 PM (changed to Wednesday 12-1 for week of 4/26-4/30)
Completed Math Courses:  1B, 53, 54, 110; CS 70
Other Courses:   CS 61A, 61B, 170; Data 8, 100, 104; Legal Studies 123
In Progress Courses:  Math 104, 124
Message from Simarjeet:  “Hi! I'm Simarjeet, a third-year studying Applied Math with a concentration in Computer Science and minoring in Data Science.  I'm from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania originally, and am currently taking zoom classes from my home there as well!  I'm taking and have taken a lot of different Math, CS, and Data Science classes during my time at Berkeley.  I'd love to talk about what led me to choosing Applied Math as my major, help with picking classes, being an out of state student, and the intersections of politics and technology!  Outside of school, I love travelling, shopping, hanging out with friends, and trying new foods.” 


Chidera Peace Okenwa
Peer Advisor

Spring 2021 Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5 PM  
Completed Math Courses:   1B, 53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 115, 125A
Other Courses: 
Chem 1A, English R1A&B, French 2,3,4, Anthro 3AC, AFRICAM 4A, ESPM 15, Soc 131.
In Progress Courses:  Math 124, ISF 100C, IB 161
Message from Chidera:  “Hello! My name is Chidera, and I am a junior studying Pure Mathematics. I am from Nigeria, but I have lived in Tracy, CA with my family for a while. I love people, languages, teaching, learning, and listening. In my spare time I love to be active, watch basketball, read, write, and garden. If you ever want to talk, or just hang out, reach out to me :)”


Aidan Reilly
Peer Advisor

Spring 2021 Office Hours:  Mondays 3-4 PM  (Changed to Monday 2-3 for week of 4/26-4/30)
Completed Math Courses:   Math 104, H110, H113, 124, 126, 135, Phil 149, 185, 191(Givental), 202A, 225A, 250A
In Progress Courses:   CS 61B, EECS 126, Math 202B, Math 250B 
Message from Aidan:  “Hi! I am a sophomore majoring in Pure Math, and so far have found logic and abstract algebra very interesting. Outside of math I play unhealthy amounts of poker and chess and love to exercise, in particular running, lifting weights and rock climbing. Please feel free to email me or stop by during office hours to chat!”


Ashley Zhang
Peer Advisor

Spring 2021 Office Hours:   Fridays 6-7 PM
Completed Math Courses:  53, 54, 55, 110, 104, 113, 128A, 185
Other Courses:  Econ 139, 141; Stat 140, CS 61A-B, Data 100
In Progress Courses: CS 189, Data 88E, Econ C142 
Message from Ashley: “Hi everyone, I’m Ashley and I am a senior majoring in Applied Math and Data Science, concentrated in Economics. I have taken classes from Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, and Computer Science departments, exploring all fields to see how to apply what I have learned in class to real life. During this quarantine time, I have developed pretty good cooking skills, watching movies, and sometimes go hiking with friends. This semester is going to be especially challenging for all of us and if you have any questions related to mathematics, or just want to know more about me, please feel free to come to my office hour and we can talk virtually! Hope everyone is having a healthy and successful semester!”