Peer Advisors

The 2016-2017 BASC Peer Advisors

The BASC peer advisors are currently enrolled students in one of the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) Majors.

They can help students with questions regarding

  • courses and scheduling
  • filling out petitions
  • general education requirements
  • getting involved on-campus
  • on-campus resources

During the academic year, Peer Advisors are available daily for drop-in advising at the Biology Academic Success Center, located at 1023 Sciences Lab Building.  They are also available to meet with students in the Academic Advising Centers in the Residence Halls for drop-in advising.  Each quarter the BASC Peer Advisors also conduct informational presentations in the Residence Halls.

In addition to helping students in person, the BASC Peer Advisors are also blog authors. You can view and follow the Student to Student blog, which will feature blog posts by our very own peer advisors. Periodically it will be updated with information such as how to access campus resources, how to manage time and stress, and how to understand your degree requirements from a student perspective.

Meet the BASC Peer Advisors

The BASC Peer Advisors represent a variety of different CBS majors, have a wide range of personal and professional interests, and are all trained to answer your academic questions. Come by and meet them!

Shiela Angulo

Shiela is a 4th year Pharmaceutical Chemistry major. She is the president of the UNICEF club on campus and does research in the chemistry department under the Berben lab. She aspires to become a pharmacist and be actively involved with underserved communities. In her spare time, she enjoys watching concerts, traveling and going on random adventures with friends.

Amanda Dao

Amanda is a 3rd year Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior major with a minor in Art History. She is involved in Camp Adventure and is an intern in the Brain, Mind, and Behavior Unit at UC Davis. In the future, she hopes to enter the medical field and work with the military. She enjoys swimming and hiking.

Katie Galsterer

Katie is a 3rd year Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior Major. She interns at the UCD Medical Center and is the co-director of Vision Dance Troupe. Katie is passionate about working with kids and families and aspires to be a pediatrician or obstetrician. In her free time, she loves to ice skate, hike, and discover new restaurants in Davis.

Brenda Garibay

Brenda Garibay is a 5th year Biological Sciences Major with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and hopes to minor in Communication. She is a member of the Guardian Scholars Programs, an intern at Sutter Medical center in Sacramento, and a volunteer EMT.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and working out at the ARC. Her career goal is receive a Master of Nursing in Midwifery or Women's health.

Janis Kim

Janis is a 4th year Biological Sciences major with a minor in Art Studio. She is the president of Davis Ballroom Dance and volunteers with the MSO Street Medicine Program. She remains flexible in her plans after graduation, but hopes to pursue a career in medicine and/or education. Some of her favorite activities include long-distance running, oil painting and cooking.

Victoria Nugent

Victoria Nugent is a fourth-year Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior major with a minor in Sociology. She is the Clinical Affairs coordinator for the Bayanihan Clinic and a research assistant in the Sociology Department. Victoria plans to attend medical school after graduation and aspires to serve the community as a future pediatrician. In her spare time, she loves traveling, hiking, and rock climbing.

Rufa Pazyuk

Rufa is a 4th year Biological Sciences and Religious Studies double major. She is involved in Willow Clinic and a member of Slavic Association of Ambitious Youth (SAAY). Her goal after graduation is to go to medical school. Rufa advises her fellow students to study hard, stay positive, have fun, and make life long memories at Davis!