Sophia Avila is a junior Accounting and Information Systems major from South San Francisco, California. She is a member of the ACE Leadership Program in the Business School. Sophia is also a student assistant in the library and the accounting department during the school year and was a Start intern at Pricewaterhouse Coopers this past summer. She also participates in Alpha Kappa Psi, one of the professional business fraternities on campus.She enjoys running with the Triathlon Club and participates in intramurals. After her first year as a peer advisor, she knew she wanted to become more involved through the Executive Board. Sophia is looking forward to working with the class of 2018 and their peer advisors.
Nick Casaccia is a senior Accounting major from Los Gatos, CA. After serving as a Peer Advisor last year, he is excited to become more active in the program through serving on the Executive Board this year. Throughout his time at Santa Clara, Nick has been involved in a variety of extracurricular activities, including freshman rowing, summer OL for the class of 2017, Sigma Chi, VP of Alpha Sigma Nu, the University’s Jesuit Honor Society, and several intramural sports teams. In addition, Nick is a member of the University Honors Program, the Leavey Scholars Program, Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honors society, as well as holds a place on the Dean’s List for each year. Nick loves to play beach volleyball, surf, mountain bike, and play pick-up sports. He is super excited to be working with the entire LSB Peer Advising staff to make this year an awesome one!
Jenna is a senior, Economics major and Religious Studies minor, originally from Port Washington, NY. This is her second year as a Peer Advisor. Aside from being a member of the Peer Advising Executive Board, Jenna is a member of the Jewish Student Union, an Immersion Coordinator, a Student Ambassador, and an Executive Board member of Alpha Phi Sorority. During the fall of her junior year, Jenna was fortunate enough to study abroad in Delhi, India. Upon graduation Jenna hopes to seek out more international opportunities doing micro-finance work in developing countries. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer, hiking, eating Indian food and watching Game of Thrones. Jenna's really excited to meet the incoming freshman class and help continue to grow the Peer Advising program.
Walter Yu is a junior Accounting and Information Systems major. He is currently an Accounting Peer Advisor as well as part of the Executive Board for Peer Advising. On campus he is involved in various multicultural clubs and is part of the ACE leadership program. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball, soccer, and tennis. He is really excited to be on the executive board and hopes to make the program even more successful this year.