Peer Advisors

  • Camille Cheng

    Camille Cheng
    Study Abroad Peer Advisor

    Camille is a fourth year undergrad student double majoring in Legal Studies and Feminist Studies. She has studied abroad for three consecutive summers in Paris, Hong Kong and London. As a Peer Advisor, she hopes to spread awareness of the study abroad programs and opportunities that UCSC has to offer as well as guide her peers through the study abroad process. Outside of being a Study Abroad Peer Advisor, you can find Camille working at the production desk for City on a Hill Press, interning at AA/PIRC and watching travel vlogs. 


  • Megan SpitzerMegan Spitzer
    Study Abroad Peer Advisor

    Megan is a fourth year double majoring in Marine Biology and Politics. With having already traveled to 15 countries, she knew that studying abroad was the next adventure. She participated in the Australian Universities Spring 2019 program at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. While taking environmental politics and ethics courses, she also participated in science courses that incorporated field research in the Great Barrier Reef. This, along with strong friendships and a new love for city living is what makes her passionate in helping other undergraduates take on equally as amazing study abroad experiences. You can find Megan planning her next trip, at the beach, trying a new Thai restaurant, or watching Disney movies with her best friend.

  • Sam Knobel

    Sam Knobel
    Study Abroad Peer Advisor

    Sam is a Bay Area native who is studying History during his fourth year. He studied German History and Philology in Berlin at Freie Universität through UCEAP for his third year. After returning to California he applied to be a peer adviser in order to give honest and helpful advice and assistance to students seeking to study abroad as an undergraduate. Sam spent an entire year in Europe, learning and traveling. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing games, watching movies, and exploring nature. 

  • Ava Kristy

    Ava Kristy
    Study Abroad Peer Advisor

    Ava is a double major in History of Art and Visual Culture and Legal Studies. She studied European architectural history abroad in Fall 2018 at Trinity College Dublin. In addition to the Republic of Ireland Ava has traveled to France, UK, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Belgium, Malta, and Germany. Outside of class and work, Ava enjoys making art, playing volleyball, cooking and reading.