Peer Advisers and Advising Schedule

Advising Schedule Spring 2018

Location: 121 Gilman Hall

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Chemistry 3-4pm
Ashley
1-2pm
Franco


 

10-11am
Alex
1-2pm
Tahoe

10-11pm
Edward

11-12pm
Rodrigo (B.A)

Chemical Biology

10-11am
Emmy

11-12pm
Nick
 

1-2pm
Shirley
  12-1pm
Lisha
Chemical Engineering 10-11am
Jarad
3:30-4:30pm
Navid
12-1pm
Vishakh

Peer Advisers

Shirley Chen

Shirley Chen
Peer Adviser

Major: Chemical Biology
Major Classes: Chemistry Biology135, Physical Chemistry 120A/B, Inorganic Chemistry 103, Instrumental Methods in Analytical Chemistry 105, Special Topics 195, Chemistry 4A/4B, Organic Chemistry 112A/112B, Chemistry 96, Math 1A/1B, Math 53/54, Physics 7A/7B, Biology 1A/1AL
Fall 2018 Classes: MCB 110, Chemistry Fundamentals 200, French 2

Shirley is a senior from Vancouver, Canada. She currently works in Ke Xu’s lab on super-resolution microscopy. In her freshman year, she was part of the Women in Science and Engineering theme program. She joined the co-ed professional chemistry fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma in her sophomore year. Shirley likes jazz music, Taekwondo, skiing and exploring new restaurants. She also loves playing the piano and flute. If you have questions about classes, research or anything else, please stop by!


Franco Faucher

Franco Fuchener
Peer Adviser

Major Classes: Chem 4A/B. Chem 12A/B, Chem 104A/B, Chem 120A/B, Chem 135, Chem 146, Math 1A/B, Math 53/54, Physics 7A/B
Other Technical Classes: BIOE 124, BIOE 115, BIO 1A/1AL
Fall 2018 Classes:  Chem 200/260, BIOE 102, COMPSCI C8 (Data 8)

Franco is a senior from America's finest city, San Diego. He spent a year working in the Samorjai Lab working on nanoparticles synthesis for heterogenous catalysis. He is currently doing lipidomics research at the School of Optometry in the Gronert Lab.  Franco aims to attend graduate school and hopes to work for a major biotech in the future. Franco enjoys hanging out with friends in his free time but also loves to play video games. If you want to make a new friend at Berkeley, need help, or want to join a research group then come visit Franco for a world of possibility.


Tahoe Fiala

Tahoe Fiala
Peer Adviser

Major: Chemistry
Major Classes: Chem 4A/B, Chem 112A/B, Chem 120A Physics 7A/B, Math 53/54, Chem 104B and Chem 146
Fall 2018 Schedule: Chem H194, Chem 200, Chem 260

Tahoe is a Senior Chemistry Major from Fresno, CA. He has been a member of the Francis Lab since the fall of 2016 where he makes small molecules and large proteins. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, rock climbing, and getting those gains at the gym. He has helped in Chem 4A and 12A lab sections as a Teacher Scholar and has taught Chem 3AL and 3BL over summer. This year he is a Chem Scholar for the 12 series. He has taken Chem 4A/B, Chem 12A/B, Chem 120A/B, Chem 104A/B, Chem 135, and Chem 146. He is currently enrolled in Chem 200, Chem 260, and CS 61A. Visit Tahoe if you want to chat about chemistry, philosophy, or the great outdoors.


Peer Adviser Jarad Gonzales

Jarad Gonzales
Peer Adviser

Major: Chemical Engineering
Minors: Cal Teach, Energy and Resources
Major Classes: CBE 40, CBE 140, CBE 141, CBE 150A
Fall 2018 Classes: CBE 142, CBE 150B, ER C100, EDUC 131AC

Jarad Gonzales is a junior from Los Angeles, CA. He is also intending to pursue a Cal Teach minor and Energy and Resources minor because along with chemistry, education and conservation are some of his biggest passions. Chem E Car, the Chemistry Teachers Scholars Program, and the Filipino community at Cal are his main involvements on campus. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, beatboxing, and going on spontaneous adventures with friends. If you have any questions about CoC, Berkeley in general, or if you just want to chat, please feel free to come by!


Navid JawadNavid Jawad
Peer Adviser

Major: Chemical Engineering
Major Classes: 4A/B, Physics 7A/B, E7, Chem 112A, CBE 40/140, CBE 141, CBE 150A, Phys 137A, E45 (MSE 45)
Fall 2018 Classes: CBE 142, CBE 150B and IEOR 185 this semester (Fall 2018)..

Navid is an international student from Dhaka, Bangladesh and is currently a senior studying Chemical Engineering. He is also an undergraduate researcher for the Ting Xu Lab, synthesizing and characterizing cyclic polypeptides. Navid loves to take photos, workout and discover new places to eat! If you have questions about scheduling, research, being an international student ornything in general, feel free to say hi. Hope to see you soon:)


Peer Adviser Rodrigo MirandaRodrigo Miranda
Peer Adviser

Major: Chemistry B.A.
Minor: Ethnic Studies
Major Courses Completed: Chem 4A/B, Chem 112A/B, Chem 120A/B, Chem 115
Current Major Courses: Chem 103, Chem 135
Other CoC Courses: Chem 195, Chem C130, CBE 40, CBE 140

Rodrigo is going into his 9th and final semester at Cal. A Summer Bridge 2013 alumni, he began his journey as a Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering student before withdrawing for a year and discovering his passion for chemistry education. Today, Rodrigo is applying for Master’s in Education programs while finishing the Chemistry B.A. degree. He is also the founder of ChemUNITY and the current ChemUNITY Administrative Chair. Rodrigo can help you navigate the Chemistry B.A. requirements, L&S, and college/campus resources (EOP, CE3, Undergraduate Student Services, and much more).


Edward Mu

Edward Mu
Peer Adviser

Major: Chemistry 
Major Classes: Chem 4A/B, Chem 12A/B, Chem 104A/B, Physics 7A/B, Math 1B/53/54, MSE 45/L
Fall 2018 Classes: Chem 120B, Chem 113, Chem 108, Chem 201

Edward is a junior from Maple Grove, Minnesota. On campus, he is involved with AXΣ, the professional chemistry fraternity, and ACS at Berkeley. He does research in the Long Group on lanthanide single molecule magnets. His hobbies include table tennis and listening to Kpop. Please feel free to stop by with any questions about scheduling, utilizing the resources available to you in the CoC and at Berkeley, balancing your lifestyle, or if you just want to talk! 


Ashley NenselAshley Nensel
Peer Adviser

Major: Chemistry
Major Classes: Chem 1A, Chem 3A, Chem 12B, Math 1A/1B, Math 53/54, Physics 7A/7B, Chem H194
Fall 2018 Classes: NST 110, Chem 135, UGSI 82, Chem 104A, Chem H194

Ashley is a junior from Chicago, IL who transferred from the Colleges of Letters and Sciences to the College of Chemistry to pursue a Chemistry B.S degree last year. She is active in Alpha Chi Sigma, Wonderworks, Bay Area Scientists in Schools, and this semester you can find her in Chem 1A lab as a Teacher Scholar. At Berkeley, she also conducts synthetic organic research in the Miller Lab on voltage sensitive fluorescent indicators. Her hobbies include reading, photography, snowboarding, and soccer! Feel free to stop by and talk about transferring colleges at Berkeley, classes or life in general!


Alex Oanta

Alex Oanta
Peer Adviser

Major: Chemistry B.S.
Major Classes: Chem 4A/B, Chem 12A/B, Chem 104A/B, Chem 108, Chem 120A/B, Chem C150
Other Technical Classes: CBE 40, CBE 140, Math 53/54, Engineering 7, Physics 7B
Fall 2018 Classes: Chem 113, Chem 201, Chem 250A, Physics 141A

Alex is a senior from San Diego, where he has spent countless days surfing at the beach. He currently conducts synthetic inorganic chemistry research in the Arnold group on rhenium oxo systems. In his free time, Alex likes spontaneously travelling around the Bay Area, and wasting hours discussing personality types. Currently, Alex is involved in Klesis, although in the past he has been a part of ChemE Car, AIChE, CoC Teacher Scholars (Chem 4A, and Chem 12B), and Club Badminton. Please come by with any questions about CoC life, or anything in general! Also, please feel free to contact him with other questions!


Vishakh PillaiVishakh Pillai
Peer Adviser

Major: Chemical Engineering
Major Classes: CBE 40, 140, 141, 142, 150A/B, 185, 230
Fall 2018 Classes: CBE 162, 154

Vish is a Chemical Engineer minoring in EECS. He wants to eventually work in Technical Management disciplines. He has passions for exercise/yoga, photography, hiking, hip-hop/R&B music, and indie films. He is interested in the peer advising program because he loves helping students with personal/academic difficulties and wants to learn to listen and communicate better.            


Emmy Tian

Emmy Tian
Peer Adviser

Major: Chemical Biology
Major Classes: Chem 4A/4B, Chem 112A/B, Physics 7A/8B, Bio 1A, Chem 135, Chem 103, Chem 120A, Chem 105, MCB 110
Other Technical Classes: Math 53, Engineering 7, CBE 40, Stats 20
Fall 2018 Classes: Chem 120B, PH 162A/L, MCB 150

Emmy is a senior from Reno, Nevada. On campus, she is involved with Foresight, Grant a Wish, and AXΣ. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new food, making crafts, and volunteering with the Make-A-Wish foundation. She is interested in vision science and Optometry (and of course chemistry!), and plans on pursuing an Optometry Degree after her undergraduate education. If you have any questions about pre-health requirements, scheduling, study tips, or anything else, feel free to stop by! Hope to see you soon :)


Nicholas Yiv

Nicholas Yiv
Peer Adviser

Major: Chemical Biology
Major Classes: Chem 135, Chem 103, Chem 120A/B, Chem 112A/B, Chem 4A/B, MCB 110/110L
Fall 2018 Classes: MCB 135A, Chem 113, Chem C170L

Nick is a senior from Long Beach, California. He’s started his second year at the Wang Lab, which focuses on glucocorticoids and its receptors. He plans to attend grad school and become a researcher in the future. His hobbies are playing tennis, videogames, and cooking, especially baking.