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


Serena Chuang

Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics

Areas of interest in economics: TBA

Interests outside of school: TBA

Postgraduate Plans: Pursuing CPA license



Felicia Irawan

Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics

Areas of interest in economics: Behavioral Economics

Interests outside of school: Listening to music, reading, playing Lego, and hanging out with friends!

Postgraduate Plans: Returning back to Deloitte after graduation as a full-time Risk and Financial Advisory Analyst.

Thi Nguyen

Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics & Data Science, Minor in Statistics

Areas of interest in economics: Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Development Economics

Interests outside of school: Digital art, games, and crocheting

Postgraduate Plans: Working as a financial analyst


Nita Sabouri

Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics, Minors in Philosophy & German

Areas of interest in economics: Intersection of law and economics

Interests outside of school: TBA

Postgraduate Plans: Applying to Law school and after pursuing work at a governmental economic institution such as the Federal Reserve or the World Bank.

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  


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


Meet with Felicia!

Meet with Serena!

Meet with Sophie!

Meet with Nita!

Meet with Thi!

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: