Peer Advisors

Students Helping Students

Peer advisors are majors in the College of Social Sciences with proven skills in research, writing, and statistical reasoning, who use their experience to help other students excel. Peer advisors provide coaching on time management and successful study habits, in addition to such academic skills as research methods, statistical analysis, and academic writing. They can also help with course registration, MySJSU issues, and questions about the General Education Program. Peer advisors can direct students to available resources, and where appropriate they can refer students to other sources of help on campus.

Greg Alsberg

Greg Alsberg

I am a senior in Economics Bachelor of Sciences program here at SJSU, and this is my first year working at ACCESS.  I enjoy teaching in a variety of settings and working with students to help them continuously improve.   If you need help with statistics, I would like the opportunity to help you improve in this area, as well.  Feel free to set up an appointment or drop in anytime during my posted hours when I am not helping other students.  I look forward to assisting you the best I can.

Kelly Glass

Kelly Glass

I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at San Jose State in 2010. I am currently a graduate student in the MA program for Communication Studies, with an emphasis in environmental communication. I am really enjoying my first year as a Peer Advisor and am also enjoying teaching Public Speaking as part of my experience in graduate school. In my spare time I like to dance, read, and enjoy traveling with my husband and family.

Mayuri Gupta

Mayuri Gupta

Hello! My name is Mayuri Gupta, and this is my first year as statistics advisor at ACCESS. I am an international graduate student at SJSU in the Quality Assurance Program. As a teenager, I was always fascinated with the world of numbers and their usage in every field. Learning with numbers and their statistics is always fun for me, and I hope to share the same experience with you. I would love to help you in adding happiness and subtracting problems! Just remember, the easiest way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics. So keep thinking math!

Jimei Lin

Jimei Lun

Hello, my name is Jimei Lun and I am very excited to be a Peer Advisor at ACCESS! I just finished my bachelors of arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and I am a graduate student in the Counselor Education Program at SJSU. Therefore, I am very familiar with being an undergraduate student and understand the feeling of being in such a diverse university. I want to provide as much advice and information to the students regarding any issues they have whether personal or academic. I would love to listen to all of your unique stories and needs. I enjoy learning about you and helping you with your individual situations. Please feel free to stop by the ACCESS center and talk with me. I’d love to meet you and look forward to helping you as best I can!

Dhruvi Mehta

Dhruvi Mehta

Hello! My name is Dhruvi Mehta. I'm an international student currently obtaining my M.A. in Counselor Education. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Community Design from the University of San Francisco. After graduation, I would like to assist college students, both local and international, in their academic development.

Ashley Serpa

Ashley Serpa

My name is Ashley Serpa, and I am currently pursuing a Masters in History, with an emphasis on the United States, at SJSU. I completed my undergraduate work in 2011 and received a BA in History of the Americas and Africa from UC Santa Cruz. I have always been interested in helping students achieve their academic goals and was lucky enough to tutor middle school in East Palo Alto for two years. I am a strong advocate of higher education as a path to a successful career and fulfilling life. Writing is one of my greatest passions, and I look forward to working with students and helping them improve on their writing skills. I hope to move into a doctoral program, in Fall of 2015 and eventually teach history at the university level.

Michael West

Michael West

My name is Michael West. I am currently a fourth year undergraduate student double majoring in Behavioral Sciences and Psychology. I am involved in the Academic Scholars Association as the Social-Cultural Tier, the ASPIRE program, and I am also apart of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars program. I have always wanted to become a peer advisor because throughout high school and college, I have always been blessed with the opportunity to have a peer-mentor to assist me when I was ever in doubt, specifically through the Link Crew program in high school and the ASPIRE program today. Being an advisor allows me to give back to other students and encourage academic success! My ultimate goal is to obtain my Doctoral degree in the field of Counseling Psychology and hopefully provide more information to the field/world and work as a counselor at either a university or any other private institution.