Meet the peer advisers

Aditya ArunHello everyone, I am Aditya Arun, a junior Engineering physics and EECS major, from Bangalore, India. In the past two years, I have been I involved in research with the Crommie lab in the physics dept. As a freshman, I was also part of the Global Environment Theme Program (GETH). Apart from that, I have also been a lab tutor for EE16A/B for the past couple of semesters. In my free time, if I find any, I love to cook, sketch and read up on cool tech. Please feel free to hit me up if you have any questions.  

Emmanuel Akowuah BonsuHello! My name is Emmanuel Akowuah Bonsu, a senior year Mechanical Engineering major from Ghana, West Africa. I am currently a member of the Black Engineering and Science Students Association here at Cal and I'm looking forward to exploring other extracurricular organizations in the upcoming semesters. Apart from these, I've been involved in educational outreach in remote areas in Ghana where, I, together with four other students form Santa Clara University, organized and taught basic electronics to high school students and how to implement their own solar lamps. In my free time, I love going on trips with friends, playing basketball, trying out new things and meeting new people. I am really excited to be serving you as a peer adviser and I can't wait to meet you all. Feel free to stop by anytime and have a chat about anything from choosing classes to preventing squirrels from stealing your lunch.

Amber ChauHello! My name is Amber Chau and I am a third year Civil and Environmental Engineering student from San Diego, CA. I am currently part Cal Concrete Canoe, Zeta Tau Alpha, and American Society of Civil Engineers. I will be serving as the External Vice President this year in ASCE in order to help students build industry relationships and get the opportunity to be recruited!  During my free time I go to RSF exercise classes, go hiking at the fire trials or just go out and eat with friends! I also love traveling and exploring new places. I was abroad this summer in Iceland studying thermodynamics!  I am super excited to meet new students and I love talking about Cal! Feel free to come by and talk to me!

Gustavo De LeonHey there! I'm Gustavo De Leon, and I'm a senior studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science here at Berkeley. I was born in Mexico City, and moved to sunny San Diego (Chula Vista for those from the area) when I was 10 or so. Here at Berkeley I'm part of GamesCrafters, TA-ing for CS 168 (Internet Architecture and Protocols), working as a Peer Adviser, and used to be involved with Model UN. I recently started building puzzles with friends for fun, so if you know of any particularly fun/tricky/cool looking ones please do pass me a link! 

Tejal GalaHey there! My name is Tejal Gala, and I’m a pre-med junior studying Bioengineering. I’m from Southern California (more specifically, Orange County), and I really enjoy being out in the sun. I love learning random facts and taking classes from a wide variety of departments. Apart from Peer Advising, I’m involved in nanoparticle physics and MPI research, a wellness and technology fellowship, and the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. I also play tennis, bake cookies, and like to roam around SF! Come by and talk to me anytime! 

Alyse GonthierHey y'all! My name is Alyse Gonthier and I'm a senior BioE/MSE Joint major. In addition to that, I'm minoring in Theater with a concentration in acting. I'm a member and executive officer of the Bioengineering Honor Society, as well as a member of Phi Sigma Rho, the engineering sorority, which are two of me favorite communities here! I began research at Cal my freshman year, and my work has revolved around biomimetic materials, specifically nanocapsules and other uses of polydopamine. In my free time, I'm a member of Cal Club Gymnastics. I have been a gymnast my whole life, and doing gymnastics here has been a great outlet from the stress of academics and research! I'm super open to sharing my experiences with all of these things and would be happy to help you with a joint major, balancing life and school, or anything else you think I could help you with!

Amanda FazekasHello! I'm Amanda Fazekas, and I am a junior majoring in Bioengineering and intending to minor in Mechanical Engineering. I'm from San Diego but Berkeley has definitely become my second home. At school, I am a member of the Bioengineering Honor Society and the Cal Band, I do research in a biomechanics lab, and I work as a campus ambassador leading tours for visitors. I also studied abroad through the global internships program last summer in Toronto! In my free time I love to hang out with friends, explore San Francisco, practice ballet, and pet dogs. I'm always looking for new foods and activities to try, so come stop by to ask questions or just chat, and I'm really looking forward to meeting you! 

Charles LinHello! My name is Charles Lin and I'm a 4th-year Mechanical Engineering student from Irvine, southern California. Throughout my undergraduate career, I've been involved in Aerospace SAE, an RC aircraft student competition team. Additionally, I've had multiple internships in manufacturing engineering positions for United Launch Alliance (a rocket launch provider) and Avcorp Industries (a composite structures supplier). Aside from my engineering pursuits, I've found a home on campus through acts2fellowship (a2f), a Christian fellowship. I also enjoy playing volleyball and Settlers of Catan! If you have any questions or would like to chat about engineering, classes, life, etc. hit me up! :)

Kenny JohngHi!  My name is Kenny Johng and I'm a senior majoring in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research.  I was born and raised in Dallas, TX so naturally I'm a huge Cowboys fan.  These past couple years, I have been actively involved in my fraternity, Sigma Pi.  Before that, I was a member of Creative Marketing Group, a on-campus student consulting club.  Additionally, I was a member of the Berkeley Policy Debate team my freshman year.  In regards to professional experience, I've completed internships at DHL, Intel, and most recently, Walmart Labs.  Fun fact about myself: Dill pickles and popcorn is hands-down my favorite snack combination despite what some critics might think.