Peer Advising


Economics peer advisors are a valuable resource for prospective and current economics students.Our peer advisors are trained by the undergraduate advising staff on department policies and procedures. They are very knowledgeable about the economics department because they have completed the process of declaring the major, and have taken economics courses on-campus. We encourage students to consult with them about their experiences in the Economics major.


If your questions require the review of your academic records, please refer to an Academic Advisor. Visit our advising website to view your options for getting in touch with an Academic Advisor.


To connect with a Peer Advisor, feel free to use one of the following options:

Peers Front Desk


Peer Advising Appointments



Meet the Peer Advising Team


Ethan Hoffman

Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics; minor in Science, Technology, & Soceity

Areas of interest in economics: Macroeconomic policy and commodities, specifically relating tothe renewable energy transition in transportation

Interests outside of school: Play golf, rock climbing, and cooking exotic cuisines

Postgraduate Plans: I aspire to go into the electric vehicle industry and eventually earn my master's in economics



Emily Fan

Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics & Data Science

Areas of interest in economics: Game Theory, Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Interests outside of school: Traveling, Gaming

Postgraduate Plans: Business Analyst

Michelle Margiotta

Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics & Legal Studies

Areas of interest in economics: Environmental Economics, Financial Economics, and Monetary Law

Interests outside of school: Traveling, skiing, cooking

Postgraduate Plans: Traveling and pursuing a JD/MBA

Sophie Xue

Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics & Cognitive Science

Areas of interest in economics: Economic inequality, gender wage gap, game theory

Interests outside of school: Cooking, playing tennis, and reading

Postgraduate Plans: Applying to Law school with an emphasis in social justice


Connecting with an Economics Peer Advisor


Peer Advisor Appointments (Coming Soon in Spring 2024) 


We encourage new students pursuing an Economics major to seek out advice from our Peer Advisors. Our Peer Advisors are current Berkeley students majoring in Economics. They can help to answer your questions about the major and give you suggestions based on their experience as students.
All scheduled appointments are virtual.


Coming Soon in Spring 2024

Topics you can get help with through a Peer Advising Appointment:

  • Clarification on Economics major requirements and admission policies
  • Help with course selection and schedule planning for the Economics major
  • Support navigating campus and department resources 
  • Consult with peers about their experiences in the Economics major (This is especially great for new students!)





Email the Peer Advising Team


If you would like to discuss course plans, major requirements, ask for advice or hear about our Peer Advisor's experience as a Berkeley student and Economics major, feel free to contact our Peers via email and other options.


Peer advisors can also be contacted via email at: