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.

2021-22 Peer Advisors

Ekalan Hou, Art History

  • Office Hours: Mondays, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: McMurtry Building and Zoom
  • Email: ekalan [at]
  • Ekalan (she/they) is a senior majoring in Art History and English with a minor in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. They are writing an honors​thesis on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Chinese diasporic photography. They look forward to speaking with you about courses you are interested in, internship and grant applications, exhibitions in the Bay area, or any and everything on your mind!

​Gunner Dongieux, Art Practice

  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Location: McMurtry Building and Zoom
  • Email: gunner98 [at]
  • Gunner (he/him) is a current Art Practice major and Computer Science minor. Finishing his super-senior year in the Honors program, Gunner is painting his thesis show with a focus on Absurdism and Iconography.

​ Sofia Monroy, Film & Media Studies

  • Office Hours: Wednesdays, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: McMurtry Building and Zoom
  • Email: sofiam [at]
  • Sofia (she/her) is a senior double majoring in Film and Media Studies and English. You can find her screenwriting at CoHo or directing around campus. As a lover of world building, literary adaptation, historical fiction, animation, old photography, art museums, and medieval lit, she likes to think about the blending of genres, time periods, and artistic mediums within her scripts. She also started Stanford’s film production club Golden Spike Studios. Her mission is to create a better sense of community between students interested in entertainment and make opportunities in the industry more accessible.