EECS Department Peer Advising

From left to right: Paroma Varma, Patrick Killian, Hina Sakazaki

Our peer advisers are the first point of contact for students when visiting our offices. They provide advice, support, and motivation to students on a broad range of topics and issues including: student involvement, registration information, major requirements, research opportunities, internship searches, and much more. We believe that a student.s perspective is valuable in helping other students make decisions about life at Cal. Please visit our peer advisers during their office hours or contact them via email.


377 Soda Hall

Hina Sakazaki

Hina joins us after becoming CSUA President and brings a wealth of knowledge as an Economics and CS double major, and is particularly adept at complicated academic program planning as a result. She also gave a great presentation at last year's faculty retreat. She enjoys playing trombone and co-facilitating the Video Games Decal.

Monday: 12-2pm
Wednesday: 12-2:30pm
Friday: 12-5pm

Patrick Killian

Patrick is an L&S CS major with an eclectic background. As an out-of-state student with over four years of internships already under his belt, he offers a unique view of what life after the degree can hold. He is also a self-proclaimed scheduling wizard who may have suggestions to get that next great semester. When not advising Patrick can be found playing soccer on Maxwell or Underhill fields, or cheering on his team at Pappy's.

Tuesday: 10am-3pm
Thursday: 12-4pm


205 Cory Hall

Paroma Varma

Paroma is currently a Junior majoring in EECS and considering a minor in IEOR. She's been involved in many clubs across campus, and is currently active in SWE and HKN. She has also been working in a neuroscience lab for about a year, and was an intern at Intel this summer. Her future plans have varied from going into industry, joining a startup, and preparing to go to graduate school.

Monday: 1-3pm, 4-5pm
Tuesday: 2-4pm
Friday: 10am-12pm, 1-3pm