Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors 2017-18

Making an impact in so many ways...

  • Provide walk-in and virtual academic advising to Revelle College students:  help students with course selection, enrollment questions, exploring majors, and accessing UCSD resources
  • Create, plan and implement advising programs and workshops
  • Share tips for students through The Peer Review
  • Communicate information through Facebook and Twitter
  • Serve as an ambassador
  • Assist with outreach efforts
  • Have fun!

We all look forward to meeting you and working with you toward your success throughout your experience here at Revelle!

Peer Advising: We're Here to Help!

Triton Day 2017: Revelle College

Peer Video: Finding Revelle College

  • Jack Albright

    Jack Albright

    Major: Chemical Engineering
    General Biology (Microbiology), Environmental Systems
    : Los Angeles, CA
    What I Like About Revelle

    My favorite GE requirement would certainly be the Humanities sequence. Although the workload can be challenging at times, I have found the classes to be enlightening. The discussion that each Humanities course generates coerces students to think about human nature and life itself in ways that may not be obvious. More so, seeing how human ideology adapts and changes as centuries pass is not only interesting on its own, but important to understand in a world where societies can change in the blink of an eye. Overall, this sequence has helped me become a better writer and a better thinker.

    The best part about Revelle is the students. Although we all have our own unique personalities, Revelle has a collective mindset of being the best person you can be. The students of Revelle are passionate, and the achievements and perseverance that they show motivate you to be an exceptional Renaissance person!


  • Ryan Lee

    Ryan Lee

    Major: Cognitive Science with Specialization in Human Cognition
    :  Stockton, CA
    What I Like About Revelle

    The social science requirement is my favorite Revelle GE because it allows you to take a course you would normally never consider, to add variety to your coursework. Also, since I believe each subject requires its own way of thinking; taking a social science class also influenced how I think and how I perceive the world. Further, it exposed me to views that I would never know existed, opening up the door to a whole new topic of conversation.

    My favorite thing about Revelle is the people and the tone they set for Revelle as a whole. There are so many people from so many different locations with so many different interests that all get along so well in Revelle. This makes Revelle feel so inviting and truly like a second home, to the point where I have gotten homesick from not being in Revelle enough.

  • Brody Patterson

    Brody Patterson

    Major: History
    :  Merced, CA
    What I Like About Revelle

    My favorite Revelle GE requirement is the Mathematics sequence. While rigorous, the Mathematics requirement has helped me immensely in both my academic and non-academic life here at UCSD. Calculus courses along with a statistics course have made me a more well-rounded student, encompassing Revelle’s mission of creating a Renaissance scholar. In my non-academic work, having knowledge of higher level mathematics has given me a distinct advantage over other students in my field, making me truly grateful that I am both a Renaissance scholar and a Revellian.

    One of my favorite things about my experience at Revelle has been the diverse group of people I have had the pleasure of crossing paths with every day. Although most other students at Revelle have completely different interests and backgrounds than I do, that is something I have come to appreciate during my time here. As a non-STEM student I have been exposed to many new ways of thinking during my time at Revelle, which is an experience I do not feel I would have had anywhere else. I am confident that the diversity in Revelle has not only made me a stronger and more determined person, but I am confident that it has also yielded many lifelong friendships.

  • Stephanie Pineda

    Stephanie Pineda

    Major: Human Biology
    :  Escondido, CA
    What I Like About Revelle

    My favorite Revelle GE is the Natural Science requirement, go biology! I believe this requirement truly reflects how well-rounded Revelle students are since it allows students to explore a broad range of environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, and physics throughout their time here at UCSD. The best part is that, as a Human Biology major, my major requirements and the Natural Science requirements overlap significantly to lighten my course work and allow me to explore other classes at UC San Diego.

    The sense of community Revelle has to offer is like no other. The pride of being a part of the “first and finest” college is shared among Revellians and reflects how passionate we all are about our home away from home. You constantly find yourself surrounded by some of the most inspirational and driven students that you cannot help but thrive off their energy as well! Revelle has not only helped me establish myself academically, but has also helped me find myself and shape myself into the person I am today-a Revellian.

  • Alexandra (Alex) Vargas

    Alexandra (Alex) Vargas

    Major: General Biology
    : Yorba Linda, CA
    What I Like About Revelle

    I love the fine arts requirement! I think that it is such an important component of the Renaissance scholar; it balances out the hard sciences and math by exercising the right brain. The versatility of the fine arts requirement is what I particularly adore. I love to paint and draw and have been doing dip pen and brush calligraphy since I was a kid, but for my fine arts requirement, I did Gospel Choir, which was a big step out of the box for me. My voice had been previously reserved for the shower and road trips, but it was such a fun way of exploring new mediums of art and new parts of myself!

    Honestly, it’s the people. I feel so grateful and honored to have worked with such genuine and talented individuals who have very honestly changed my life. Revellians have been my mentors, advisors and friends, guiding and teaching me how to be a stronger, kinder, and happier individual.

  • Cheryl Wang

    Cheryl Wang

    Major: Physiology & Neuroscience
     Psychology & Dance
    :  San Jose, CA
    What I Like About Revelle

    My favorite Revelle GE is the Natural Science requirement. Although they were difficult courses for me, I found the content very intriguing. Learning about the processes that occur in my body was fascinating and made me appreciate the complexity of the human body.

    My favorite thing about Revelle is the people. Along with making college feel like a home away from home, I am always inspired by everyone. They constantly push me to do better and motivate me to keep reaching for my goal.