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Peer Advisor Program

A peer advisor from each program is selected every year to serve as a mentor, tutor, and resource to undergraduates in the department.

Peer advisors are aware of the requirements of the department as well as other University resources. In addition to holding office hours to advise undergraduates and answer questions from prospective students, they plan events and workshops with the Student Services Specialist to promote greater interaction among students in the department.

Peer advisors solicit input from peers in order to represent student needs, priorities and concerns to the department. They represent Art and Art History undergraduates at Departmental Faculty meetings. We encourage you to share any questions, concerns, and feedback in the Art & Art History Feedback Form.

2020-21 Peer Advisors:   

Ariela Algaze, Art History

  • Office Hours: Thursday, 2:00pm-4:00pm or by appointment
  • Location: Virtual Meeting
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  • Ariela (she/her) is a senior majoring in Art History with minors in Medieval Studies and Classics. Her research explores the interconnections among architecture, liturgy, and poetry in the Middle Ages, and she is currently writing an honors thesis on baptismal liturgy and imagery in thirteenth-century Florence. In the museum world, she has co-curated an exhibition at the Stanford University Archaeological Collections and has served as an education intern at the National Portrait Gallery and a curatorial intern at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is passionate about creating and sustaining an art historically-minded community at Stanford and would be delighted to talk to you about choosing courses, museum internships, developing research projects, and anything else you have in mind!

Joaquin Garcia Peraza, Art Practice

  • Office Hours: Friday, 3:00pm-5:00pm or by appointment
  • Location: Virtual Meeting
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  • Joaquin (he/him) is a senior majoring in Art Practice and minoring in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. His work often deals with intersecting identities, especially around mental health, gender, and sexuality. He loves exploring new mediums and working in a wide range of mediums. He believes in the power of art for self-expression, healing, and changing society and individual experiences. He'd love to talk to you about anything you're trying to express via art, majoring or minoring in Art Practice, being FLI (first-generation/low-income) and an Art Practice major, and questions about taking art classes remotely during Covid. He is here as a resource for you!

 Danika Lyle, Film & Media Studies

  • Office Hours: Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm or by appointment
  • Location: Virtual Meeting
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  • Danika (she/her) is a senior majoring in Film and Media Studies and minoring in AAAS. She is interested in screenwriting, the evolution of slapstick, and improving diverse representation in media. She is currently the Head Writer of Stanford's sketch group Robber Barons and an active member of Stanford Women in Comedy. For her senior capstone, she's working on a one-woman show and complementing television pilot on birth.