Peer Advising

Peer advisors have their own drop-in hours. If you prefer to speak with one of our peer advisors, make sure to come in during their hours, which are listed below.

Peer Advisors

  • Sarah Poplack — Psychology A.B. and Pre-Health
  • Erika Malagon — Psyhchology A.B.
  • Annika Lin  Psychology B.S.
  • Karen Chan  Computer Science, Cognitive Science Computational Emphasis Double Major, PSC minor


They are available for drop-in advising in Young 101.

CONTACT:, 530-752-5104


DROP-IN HOURS for Winter 2017:

Monday 9 –12, 1–4 p.m.

Tuesday 9 –12, 1–4 p.m.

Wednesday 9-12, 1–4 p.m.

Thursday 9 –12, 1–4 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Please note: Peer advisors cannot sign forms. You must see a staff advisor for approval of academic plans, and anything that requires a signature. If you are graduating THIS quarter, please see a staff advisor for a graduation check.

** Becoming a Peer Advisor! **

We Will Be Hiring Next Winter 2018!!

Under the supervision and guidance of the Yellow Cluster staff advisors, peer advisors assist current students in a one-on-one setting. They help students with course scheduling and major related questions while providing support when students are stressed, discouraged, or unsure of college or major requirements. Peer advisors will also help conduct degree checks for seniors, go over GE requirements, and make academic plans. Other duties include handling paperwork, composing emails to the department listservs, and working on projects assigned by the staff advisors. Peers may be asked to answer phones or cover the office for short periods of time when the staff advisors are unavailable. Peer advisors are also expected to help out at recruitment events including both freshman and transfer Decision Days in April and May. This is an opportunity to further develop your advising/counseling, leadership, and office skills in a supportive and professional environment.