Peer Advisors

Introducing CogSci Peer Advising! 


We are thrilled to launch the CogSci Peer Advising Program; If you'd like to chat with a fellow CogSci student about their experiences getting through the major, please see below


Come see our peers if you are interested in...

  • What is Cognitive Science?
  • Which classes for the distribution requirements should I take?
  • Should I take this class at a community college?
  • What can I do with a Cognitive Science major?
  • How do I get into undergraduate research?
  • How do I declare Cognitive Science?
  • How do I apply for admission to the Honors Program?
  • How do I get academic credit for my internship or research?
  • Clubs/Internships

                   Community service
                   Mental health
                   Sexual Health Internship (Tang Center)
                   Speech Pathology Internship

Meet our Peer Advisors

Hey! I’m Melissa, I’m a fourth year Cognitive Science and Psychology major and first generation college student. I was admitted as a Spring admit in 2015.  I’m from SoCal and  took a few classes at Cypress College before coming to Berkeley.  After graduation I plan to take a year off before applying to clinical psychology graduate programs, so I can spend more time doing research.  I want to study treatments for depression and bipolar disorders. My favorite Cogsci classes have been Cognitive Neuroscience with Professor Ivry and Cultural Psychology with Professor Gorchoff. In my free time I enjoy playing video games, doing puzzles and binging shows on Netflix. Please feel free to stop by and ask me about managing a double major, being a research assistant in a psychology lab or anything else. :)

  • Major Courses Taken: MCB c61 (Presti), CS61A (DeNero), Cogsci 1N (GSI), Ling 108 (Gahl), Cogsci C100 (Thiem), Ling c105 (GSI), CS70 (Walrand and Rao), Philos 25B (Ginsborg), Psych 131 (Zhou), Psych 166AC (Gorchoff), Cogsci C127 (Ivry), Psych 117 (Bengson), Psych 134 (Fisher), Psych 150 (John), Anthro 107 (Deacon), Psych 130 (Johnson)
  •  Major Courses In Progress: Cogsci c126 (Whitney), Cogsci 131 (Collins), Psych 114 (Wilbrecht), Psych 140 (Gopnik)


Hi! I’m Julie, a fourth year Cognitive Science major concentrating in psychology and linguistics. I’m originally from Queens, New York (Go NYC!) and say a lot of words with a New York accent. After graduation, I plan to take some time off and then go to graduate school for speech language pathology. I hope to work with children of all ages and help them develop their speech and language skills! My favorite classes so far have been Developmental Psychology (Psych 131) with Professor Hinshaw and Cognitive Neuroscience (Cogsci c127) with Professor Ivry. I am passionate about mental health and reducing the stigma around it. In my free time, I enjoy photography, baking, and watching Jeopardy! If you have any questions about cognitive science, linguistics, Cal, or anything else - please don’t hesitate to stop by and chat! 

  • Major Courses Taken: MCB c61 (Presti), CS61A (DeNero), Cogsci 1 (Li), Ling 100 (Gahl), Cogsci c100 (Thiem), Ling 130 (Garrett), Math 55 (Stankova), Philos 3 (Campbell), Psych 131 (Hinshaw), Psych 160 (Mauss), Cogsci c127 (Ivry), Ling 108 (Gahl), Ling 150 (Smith)
  • Major Courses In Progress: Cogsci c126 (Whitney), Cogsci 131 (Collins), Ling 109 (Gahl), Info 103 (Nunberg/Duguid)


Cog Sci Peer Advising, every Monday from 2-4PM in 140 Stephens!