Peer Advisor

Hannah Bailey

Major: Theater & Performance Studies
Pronouns: she/her

Email: hbailey@berkeley.edu

As a disabled transfer student, I know how overwhelming it can be to choose a school and figure out how to make the most of your limited time there. Funnily enough, I applied to Cal on a whim. The fantastic theater program here wasn't even on my radar when it came to prospective schools. After my acceptance, I attended a TDPS session during Cal week, planning to go to one session and cross Cal off of...

Vincent Chau

Major: Theater & Performance Studies
Pronouns: he/they
Email: vincent171@berkeley.edu

I'm from Vietnam, went to community college, then transferred to Cal. I love languages, stories, and making models. I got to know about theater when I started college and technical theater has been my focus since then, especially the scenic aspect. Being a transfer student was overwhelming since I don't have much time at Cal, but...

Luca Giles

Majors: Dance & Performance Studies / Psychology
Pronouns: they/them
Email: lucadeangiles@berkeley.edu

When I picked up the major, I was so excited to get out from my desk and dance again. It turns out I really like being in my desk. I fell in love with performance studies, especially as it relates to gender, sexuality, queer theory, and activism. The TDPS major has given me so much flexibility to study all the things I’m passionate about through the lens of performance...

Sonny Lopez

Major: Theater & Performance Studies
Pronouns: he/him
Email: sonnylopez@berkeley.edu

When I got my acceptance letter to Cal, I didn't exactly know what I would be getting myself into, and I didn't understand how big of a goal that was for people to be accepted. Honestly, I didn't think of how much my life would change when I came to Cal. I'm just a kid from LA with a desire to help others. It's one of the reasons why I am...

Fleurette Modica

Majors: Theater & Performance Studies / English
Email: fleurette@berkeley.edu

My focuses are acting and writing, but feel free to talk to me about any aspects of theater! I've gone through the entire acting sequence and I'd be happy to answer any questions about it or any other courses in the department. I'm also a double major, so I can help with planning out course requirements. UC Berkeley may be huge, but this is a small department and I'm here to help you find your place within...

Nica Poznanovich

Major: Dance & Performance Studies / Minor: Ethnic Studies
Pronouns: Queen/Goddess
Email: niawithnica@berkeley.edu

Dancing has always been one of my love languages, a way I could move through the world with joy and freedom. All human beings were born to speak the language of movement and my work is dedicated to cultivating a connection between the mind and body to develop new ways of...

Juztine Tuazon-Martin

Majors: Theater & Performance Studies / Gender & Women's Studies
Pronouns: they/them
Email: juztine@berkeley.edu

After almost two decades of working as a performer, I knew I wanted to broaden what I could do in the entertainment industry, and returning to finish my degree was the right way for me to achieve my goals. I am focused on directing for the stage; I chose Cal because of the Performance Studies...

Success Ufondu

Majors: Theater & Performance Studies / Cognitive Science
Pronouns: she/her
Email: sufondu@berkeley.edu

I came to Cal with the intention of being involved with theater, just not sure in which capacity. After a hiatus in freshman year, I missed what I loved and wanted to jump back in. I eventually solidified my double major. I am focusing on acting and currently going through the sequence. I’ve been in a couple productions on and off campus...

Arthur Weiss

Majors: Theater & Performance Studies / Economics
Email: arthurweiss@berkeley.edu

Originally from Brazil, I came to Berkeley with one dream: double major in economics and theater. When I first got here I was extremely confused. It was only when I asked people for help that the answers to my questions became clear. Slowly, I started to learn how to navigate this department and the university. When friends realized I was doing something differen, some of them even asked for help to...