Merrill Peer Advisors

Merrill Peer Advisors are here to support you!

Feel free to stop by the Merrill office during Peer Advising drop-in hours.

You can also Google Chat with a Peer Advisor to ask quick questions!

  • When: Peer Advising chat hours are generally 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday
  • How: Add (+) to your Google Hangouts, using your UCSC email (chat function is on the bottom left of your gmail screen)

You can also email Peer Advisors questions at

Peer Course Endorsements:

See our Merrill Peer Advisor Course Endorsements here!

Meet the Merrill Peer Advisors:

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    Jasmine Jones

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Major and Minor: Human Biology and Dance

    I love helping and making realistic plans so why not become a peer advisor at the best college on campus?!

    Fun facts:

    I am pursuing a career in modeling and acting
    I love puppies
    I am from Georgia

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    June Duarte

    Pronouns: She/They

    Majors: Psychology and Cognitive Science

    am very grateful that I was able to become a peer advisor because my academic career has highly benefited from the opportunities and insight advising offers and I want to do the same for others. I find it valuable and important to help students navigate the challenges of college by providing them with support and information about campus resources.

    Interesting Facts:

    I love painting and being around nature.
    I am interested in pursuing a career in UX Design.
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    Olivia LaBarbera

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Major: Sociology

    I’m excited to be a Peer Advisor because I am passionate about helping fellow UCSC students achieve their academic goals. I also am an advocate for mental health awareness and want to help my peers find the resources they need to thrive at UCSC. 

    Interesting Facts:
    I have a 4 year old German Shepherd Dog named Poppy
    I love making homemade pasta
    I have a lot of family in Italy