Meet the Mathematics Undergraduate Advising Community!

Staff Advisors (ug-advising [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu

The Math Undergraduate Major Advisors advise students on major requirements, department policies and procedures, campus resources, academic and professional opportunities, research opportunities, developing study plans, and more. They manage the major declaration process and can assist with untying bureaucratic knots. They plan and participate in special events such as Cal Day, Golden Bear Advising, Golden Bear Orientation, Launch Day, and Commencement. They also maintain students' Academic Progress Reports (APRs) and certify degrees and minors. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with one of the Undergraduate Major Advisors to become familiarized with the program, and to seek assistance and support as soon as problems arise. 

 

To reach the Mathematics Undergraduate Advising team, please email ug-advising [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu. Importantly, please use email for quick questions only and not for in-depth advising. For in-depth advising, please either make an appointment with an advisor or drop-in for a meeting. While advising assignments are administratively split up by alphabet below, students are welcome to seek assistance and support from any of our Undergraduate Major Advisors. 

 

Students interested in declaring a major in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics can find more information here


Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors counsel students on the academic content of the undergraduate Math and Applied Math programs. Appropriate questions for the faculty advisor include selection of electives, how to best prepare for graduate-level courses, advice on how to self-study in a specific mathematical area, and how to get involved in research opportunities. Be sure to let them know if you are considering graduate school in order to gain insight on how to best prepare for the application process. 

 

A Faculty Advisor's approval is also required if you would like to use a course that is not already on the pre-approved list of courses to satisfy an elective requirement.

 

Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors are current Math and Applied Math majors who provide valuable peer-to-peer advice on how to thrive as a major in the Math Department. They can provide guidance on course selection and preparation, schedule building and course progression, study tips, how to navigate the department and university, and more. 

 

Enrollment Questions

Students with questions on our enrollment policies and guidelines should first review our Enrollment Guidelines. This page includes tips on how to get into our impacted courses, managing your own discussion section switches, information on waitlists, petitions for independent study courses, and more. Enrollment questions not answered by our website can be directed to enrollment [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu

 

Please note that the department does not perform manual discussion section switches for students, will not override time conflicts, and does not manually process waitlists through the end of week 3. Email requests of this nature will not be prioritized for a response. 

 

Staff Advisors 

** Please use email for quick questions only and not for in-depth advising. For in-depth advising, please either make an appointment with an advisor or drop-in for a meeting. While advising assignments are administratively split up by alphabet below, students are welcome to seek assistance and support from any of our Undergraduate Major Advisors. **

 

Fall 2022 Advising Information 

 

Thomas Brown 

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

 

965 Evans Hall

ug-advising [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu | (510) 643-9292

In Office: Alternating Wednesdays*, Thursdays and Fridays

Working Remotely: Mondays and Tuesdays 

Advising Appointments & Drop-ins: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 

Stop by to see me in 965 Evans or book an appointment via CalCentral > My Academics 

 

I will be working from home on Mondays, Tuesdays, and every other Wednesday. I will be in the office every other Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays. In-person 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 CalCentral's "My Academics" tab to schedule an appointment; Prospective students should email Thomas directly at thomasbrown [at] berkeley [dot] edu. Appointments may be scheduled Monday through Friday from 10 AM-Noon & 1-4 PM.

 

* Fall 2022 In-office Wednesday schedule, subject to change: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/30, 12/14


Hanh Tran

Undergraduate Programs Manager & Advisor (Last Name "L-N" students)

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962 Evans Hall

ug-advising [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu

In Office: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Working Remotely: Mondays and Fridays

Advising Appointments & Drop-ins: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Stop by to see me in 962 Evans or book an appointment via CalCentral > My Academics


I will be working from home on Mondays and Fridays, and will be in the office Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. In-person 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, current UC Berkeley students should use CalCentral's "My Academics" tab to schedule an appointment; Prospective students should email Hanh directly at hanhmtran [at] berkeley [dot] edu. Appointments may be scheduled Monday through Friday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

 

Marsha Snow

Undergraduate Advisor (Last Name "O-Z" students)


964 Evans Hall

ug-advising [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu | (510) 643-4148 

In Office: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays

Working Remotely: Thursdays and Fridays

Advising Appointments & Drop-ins: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 

Stop by to see me in 964 Evans or book an appointment via CalCentral > My Academics  

 

I will be working in 964 Evans Hall Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I will be working remotely Thursdays and Fridays. In-person 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 Marsha directly at snow [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu.

 

Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors are available to students declared in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematics with a Concentration in Teaching.

 

You can review the current Faculty Advisor contact list here.

 

Peer Advisors

The Peer Advising Program has officially started for the academic school year 2022-2023. Please scroll down to meet the new Peer Advisors team and learn about their backgrounds. The Peer Advisors' drop-ins for the Spring 2023 TBA soon. All office hours will be held either in-person in Evans Hall 947 or Zoom . You can contact the peer advisors directly at peeradvisors [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu.  


 

 

 

Rhea Kommerell

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I am a third-year student interested in algebra and category theory. I love Berkeley and I hope by being a peer advisor, I can help more people make the most of their time here. In my free time, you'll find me cooking, hanging out with MUSA, and having friendly debates.
Classes I'm familiar with: H110, H113, 104, 250A, 250B, 125A, 142.
Office Hours: Monday 2-3pm.

 

Sudhanva Kulkarni

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Hi! I’m Sudhanva V Kulkarni, a sophomore studying Math and Computer Science. Currently, I’m interested in studying functional analysis and FEM. I’m also pretty interested in CS Theory. Outside my classes, I like to spend my time watching chess and learning about/ building rockets (join STAR if you're interested!). I look forward to meeting you and listening to your story!
Office Hours: Tuesday 3-4 pm.

 

Druv Punjabi

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Hi, I’m Druv! I’m a senior majoring in (pure) math and physics. I’m broadly interested in analysis, differential geometry, algebraic geometry, and their ties to physics, particularly general relativity and particle physics. After graduating I hope to pursue a physics PhD; my research experience lies within supernova cosmology and gravitational waves. I’m also super excited about space exploration and our first trip to Mars, so deciding between staying in research within academia and pursuing a role in aerospace is something I’ll eventually have to do.
When I’m not confusing myself on problem sets or research, I enjoy chess, tennis (still a beginner), playing the drums and guitar, making music videos, and movie nights. Looking forward to meeting you!
Relevant classes taken:<>/p

  • Math: 1B, 53, 54, N55, 104, 110, 113, 123, 128A, 140, 143, 185
  • Physics: 5A, 5B/BL, 5C/CL, 105, 110A, 111A, 111B, 112, 129, 137A, 137B, C161
  • Astrophysics: C10, 7A, 7B

Office Hours: Thursday 10-11 am.

 

Daniel Tsan

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Hi everyone! My name is Daniel and I'm a second year at Berkeley studying mathematics and computer science. Outside of school, you'll catch me rooting for the Warriors, watching kdramas, or vibing to music. I love having conversations about math (or anything technical), so I'm always open to questions! Let's have a great semester!
Math courses I've taken at Berkeley: Math 1B, Math 54, Math 110.
Office Hours: Wednesday 1-2 pm.

 

Leo Villani

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Hi! I'm Leo, a Pure Math, and Data Science major and this is my first year as a peer advisor. In my free time, I like playing soccer, chess, rock climbing, working out, and walking. I've taken Math 53, 54, 55, and 128A, and I am currently taking Math 110 and Math 113. Let me know if I can be of any help!
Office Hours: Monday 3-4 pm.

 

Enrollment Questions

Students with questions on our enrollment policies and guidelines should first review our Enrollment Guidelines. This page includes tips on how to get into our impacted courses, managing your own discussion section switches, information on waitlists, petitions for independent study courses, and more. Enrollment questions not answered by our website can be directed to enrollment [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu

 

Please note that the department does not perform manual discussion section switches for students, will not override time conflicts, and does not manually process waitlists through the end of week 3, and as such email requests of this nature are not prioritized for a response.