Peer Advising

Each year the IS Program hires a diverse team of Peer Advisors to help guide fellow students through the many decisions and processes required to make your way into and through the IS Program. We encourage current and prospective students to reach out to the peer advisors for answers, advice and support -- they are terrific resources. 

Spring 2024 in-person peer advising hours (in Connolly House 202): 
  Mondays  11:00am - 2:45pm
  Tuesdays  1:30 - 4:30pm
  Wednesdays  1:00 - 3:00pm
  Thursdays  1:00 - 3:00pm
  Fridays  11:00am - 1:00pm

How to meet with a Peer Advisor: read about their experiences, skills, and interests in the list below or on their bio pages, then book an online appointment or come to their office hours.  To book a meeting with *any* Peer Advisor: send an email to with the subject line "Peer Advising," telling us about your situation and when you'd like to meet.

    Meet the 2023-24 Peer Advisors!

    • Senior ESJ major with minors in Global Public Health and French
    • From northeastern Ohio; has also lived in San Jose, Costa Rica; Heidelberg, Germany; and Epernay, France
    • Speaks French, German, and some Spanish
    • Studied abroad at Sciences Po in Paris in Spring of 2023
    • Editor in Chief of Gusto Magazine and head of the Activism committee for Eco-Pledge
    • Click to book online advising with Sophie, or meet with her at Connolly House during her Spring 2024 office hours (Tues 1:30-4:30pm and Thurs 1-2pm).

    Bradford Campbell '24        (Click for full bio)

    • Senior PEDS concentrator
    • Economics major and General Business minor
    • From Duxbury, Massachusetts
    • Proficient in Spanish
    • Studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland
    • Participated in CSOM’s Summer Business Catalyst Program
    • Click to book online peer advising with Bradford, or meet with him during his Spring 2024 Connolly House office hours (Mondays and Fridays 11am-1pm).

    Thalia Chaves '24       (Click for full bio)

    • Senior PEDS concentrator, minor in Managing for Social Impact
    • First-generation student from Saugus, Massachusetts 
    • Interned abroad in Ireland summer 2022
    • Fluent in Portuguese, studying Italian
    • McGillyCuddy-Logue Fellow
    • Represented BC at the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Egypt, November 2022
    • Involved in the Schiller Institute and UGBC; sings in the BC Opera Shop
    • TA for “Business Law” and “Law, Economics, and Public Policy” 
    • Click to book online advising with Thalia, or meet with her during her Spring 2024 Connolly House office hours (Mondays 11:45am-2:45pm).

    Maisie Li '25       (Click for full bio)                 

    • Junior Economics + IS major (Global Cultures concentrator); Finance minor
    • From Naperville, Illinois
    • First Generation college student; Questbridge Scholar
    • Speaks Mandarin and French
    • Studied abroad in Madrid Summer 2022; studying abroad in Paris Spring 2024
    • Involved in Women Innovator's Network and BC dance teams
    • Employment Assistant at BC Human Resources office
    • Maisie is studying abroad in Spring 2024, and not holding peer advising hours this semester.

    Sofia Limperis '24          (Click for full bio)

    • Senior Ethics and Social Justice concentrator
    • Minors in History and Philosophy
    • From Derry, New Hampshire
    • Studying French and Spanish
    • Studied abroad at King’s College, London
    • Deputy Secretary-General of EagleMUNCMember of Bystander, BCMUN, and College Democrats
    • Click to book online peer advising with Sofia, or meet with her during her Spring 2024 Connolly House office hours (Tuesdays 1:30-4:30pm).

    Moira Ujda '25            (Click for full bio)

    • Junior Ethics & Social Justice concentrator, minoring in French
    • From Atlanta, Georgia
    • Speaks French
    • Interned in Paris summer 2023; Studying abroad at Sciences Po (Paris) Spring 2024 
    • English Tutor through the BCNC; member of the University Chorale
    • Gabelli Presidential Scholar
    • Moira is studying abroad in Spring 2024, and not holding peer advising hours this semester.

    Rongwei Zhu            (Click for full bio)

    • Senior majoring in IS and History with a concentration in Cooperation & Conflict
    • From Beijing, China
    • Speaks Mandarin and Spanish
    • Sophomore Scholar (2022); Dean’s Scholar (2023); Phi Beta Kappa honor society (from junior year); Phi Alpha Theta honor society 
    • Studied abroad in Granada, Spain
    • Writing a Scholar of the College honors thesis
    • Click to book online peer advising with Rongwei, or meet with him during his Spring 2024 Connolly House office hours (Wednesdays and Thursdays  1-3pm). 
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    Each year the IS Program partners with the International Studies Student Association (ISSA) on a mentoring program that connects upperclass majors with new majors (sophomores) and prospective majors (freshmen) to help with advice, friendship, and solidarity. Apply by Sunday October 10, 2021 to be a part of this terrific program:

    Contact Caroline Melancon ( or Alex Pastrana ( with any questions.

    Boston College offers many resources for additional counseling, advising, and support, and we encourage students to reach out to the following programs: