Peer Advisors


Name: Eliza Beam (they/them)

Eliza is a Critical Race and Ethnic Studies major with a minor in Education. They participated in the Writing 2 in Ireland Global Seminar after their first year. With a strong appreciation for the experience, they hope to help students know that global learning is an achievable opportunity that they deserve to have and to give honest guidance as a peer advisor. In their free time, you can catch Eliza slacklining at East Field, rewatching Naruto, biking around town, or finding some good grass to lay in.

Areas of Expertise: Global Seminars, summer study abroad, Ireland, being queer abroad, being black abroad.

colby-grey.pngName: Colby Grey

Colby is from Central California currently in his fourth year as a Philosophy major. He went on two back-to-back study abroad programs, one with CIEE in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the other with Semester at Sea, visiting twenty different countries in total. He is planning on continuing his education abroad and is passionate about eliminating financial barriers to studying abroad. In his free time, he enjoys biking, playing tennis, and travel writing.

Areas of Expertise: study abroad for philosophy majors, study abroad scholarships and financial aid, religion/spirituality abroad, independent programs.

esteban-rosales.pngName: Esteban Rosales

Esteban is a fourth-year Human Biology student from Sacramento, CA. From being born and raised in Guatemala to moving to the United States and having experienced traveling and adjusting to a new country, he has always had a passion and interest in exploring a new environment and diversifying themselves in different cultures. He decided to have a global learning experience in the summer of 2022 in Italy. Identifying as a first-generation, LatinX student, Esteban hopes to inspire and spread awareness to other students from underrepresented backgrounds and all UCSC students who have an interest in a global learning experience.

Areas of Expertise: scholarships and financial aid, UCEAP, Italy, summer study abroad, studying abroad as a first-generation LatinX student.