Staff Profiles

Meet the members of the Economics Undergraduate Student Services advising team!

 

UNDERGRADUATE ADVISORS

Antoine Davis
Professional Academic Advisor 
Education: Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from UC Berkeley; Master of Science in Higher Education from University of Pennsylvania.  
Started at Cal: I started advising on campus in 2013 and joined the Department of Economics in August 2014.
To make an appointment with Antoine:  SCHEDULE AN ECONOMICS ADVISING APPOINTMENT ON CAL CENTRAL
 
Sterling Kinnell
Professional Academic Advisor 
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Art from UC Santa Cruz.  
Started at Cal: I started working on campus in 1999 and have held various positions from program coordination to advising. I joined the Department of Economics in September 2015.
To make an appointment with Sterling:  SCHEDULE AN ECONOMICS ADVISING APPOINTMENT ON CAL CENTRAL
 
Khia Brunelle
Lead Undergraduate Advisor and Program Coordinator
Education: Bachelor or Arts in Psychology from UC San Diego; Master of Arts in College Counseling from University of San Diego.
Started at Cal:  I began advising at Berkeley in 2011 as a College Adviser in the College of Letters and Science. I joined the Economics advising team January 2015.
I am excited to be part of the Economics department and look forward to working with current and prospective students. Please feel free to schedule an appointment or contact us during business hours to ask us questions. It's best not to wait until the last minute if you have any concerns. We'll do our best to help. 
 
Patrick G. Allen
Director of Student Services and Professional Academic Advisor
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Iowa; Master of Arts in Applied Psychology and Master of Science in Human Resources from Golden Gate University.
Started at Cal: I started my employment at UC Berkeley and the Department of Economics in 2006. Originally working as the Graduate Advisor for Economics Ph.D. students, I am familiar with general practices in terms of graduate admissions.
With over 20 years of experience working in higher education as an advisor and administrator, I enjoy working with students as they pursue their academic and career goals.
 

PEER ADVISORS

Spring 2018 Peer Advisor Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-10am Kailin Islay (9:30am)   Yongbin (9:30am)  
10-11am Monica Islay   Yongbin Kailin
11-12pm Monica Islay Anthony Yongbin Kailin
12-1pm Jingyi Islay Seena Yongbin/Islay Yongbin
1-2pm Jingyi Islay  Seena Islay Yongbin
2-3pm Jeanine Kailin Belinda Yongbin Hassan
3-4pm Jeanine Kailin Belinda  

Hassan

4-5pm   Kailin     Anthony

*Shifts with two peer advisors listed are split in half. For example, on Tuesdays at 12pm Islay's shift ends at 12:30 and Yongbin's begins at 12:30pm.

Yongbin 
Peer Advisor 
Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics/Education
Current and completed courses in economics: Econ 1, Econ 100A, Econ 100B, Econ C110, Econ C175, Econ 140, Econ C171, Econ 119
Areas of interest in economics: Immigration & Economics, Microeconomics
Interests outside of school: Immigration, Student Leadership Development, Public Service, Education, Cooking, Cal Spirit, and Game of Thrones (really, all things fantasy)
Post graduate plans: Work in legal services for 1-2 years then attend law school
Advice for new and/or continuing students: We all learn differently - 90% of my growth and knowledge has come from outside the classroom. I encourage y'all to figure how you learn best and be passionate about what you do!
 
Hi folks! I'm a senior looking to delve into immigration law with a strong passion for mentorship and leadership development. Why law with economics? Great question - come by and let's have a chat! :) I'm also a first generation, undocumented student and am open to chat about my own experience through Cal! 
 
Monica 
Peer Advisor
Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics
Current and completed courses in economics: Econ 136, Econ 121, Econ 2, Econ 100A, Econ 100B, and Econ C171. 
Areas of interest in economics: foreign exchange, interest rates, the concept of pricing
Interests outside of school: Basketball, yo-yoing, playing guitar
Post graduate plans: Teach for America is an option, and another is getting my CPA... who knows?
Advice for new and/or continuing students: Go to office hours to work on your problem sets with the GSIs or professors. They help tremendously because they'll teach you how to answer problem sets according to how they would grade them. In office hours you learn how to answer questions, while in lectures you learn what the answers are. Both are equally as important.
 
Seena 
Peer Advisor
Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics
Current and Completed courses: Econ 1, Econ 100B, Econ 100A
Areas of Interest in economics: healthcare and biotech economics 
Interest outside of school: Surfing, skating, lifting weights 
Post graduate plans: Most likely working for some healthcare or biotech firm 
Advice for new and/or continue students: Always plan and organize what you want to accomplish way before you set out to do it. That way you can always see a problem arise before it hits you. Better to be proactive than reactive. 
 
Jeanine 
Peer Advisor
Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics
Current and completed courses in economics: Econ C110, Econ 174, Econ 182, Econ 100A, Econ 100B, Econ 133, Econ 140, and Econ 191. 
Areas of interest in economics: International Trade/Monetary Policy, Development Economics, Emerging Economies, Demographic Economics
Interests outside of school: learning languages, traveling, reading, eating
Post graduate plans: full-time work, graduate school
Advice for new and/or continuing students: Don't be afraid to study abroad - there are tons of great programs for economics majors that can really enhance your degree and career perspectives (and are lots of fun!). 
 
Islay 
Peer Advisor 
Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics
Current and Completed Courses: Econ 100A, Econ 100B, Econ 140, Econ 133, Econ 136, Econ 182, Econ H195A
Areas of interest in Economics: International Economics, Development Economics
Interests outside of school: Tennis, Traveling, Food
Post Graduate Plans: MBA
Advice for new and/or continuing students: College goes by way too quickly and Berkeley is an incredible place to explore. So take a study break and give yourself time to enjoy it!
 
Hassan 
Peer Advisor
Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics
Current and completed courses in economics: Econ 2, Econ 100A, Econ 100B, Econ 151, Legalst 147 II (Law & Economics), Econ 105 & Econ 136
Areas of interest in economics: Financial & Behavioral Economics
Interests outside of school: Soccer, Travelling, Hiking, Markets & Working out
Post graduate plans: Work for a couple of years before pursuing an MBA
Advice for new and/or continuing students: Always go to office hours for problem sets in advance and divide your work into pieces. Start early and make sure to make study groups for your assignments. It will be really beneficial. Always have friends to keep up with the work in your classes. Making a plan early on and discussing it with the advisors helps you stay on track towards achieving your degree. 
 

Hello. My name is Muhammad Hassan Ayub and I am a senior majoring in Economics. I am an international student from Pakistan and intend on graduating in Spring 2018. Outside of school I am interested in Consulting, financial markets, Model UN, soccer, gym and travelling. Feel free to hit me up with any concerns you have regarding economics or any of the above mentioned areas of interest. I am looking forward to be your peer advisor for this academic year and will try to be of as much help as I can. Go bears! 

 

Jingyi

Peer Advisor

Bio coming soon 

 

KAILIN

Peer Advisor

Bio coming soon

 

Belinda

Peer Advisor

Bio coming soon

 

Anthony

Peer Advisor

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