# Peer Advisors

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Autumn 2024-2025 Math Peer Advising

### Office Hours

Aaryan: Mondays 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Andrew: Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Christy: Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Iris: Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

### Location

Undergraduate Mathematics Student Workspace

Room 382T, Sloan Hall

Department of Mathematics

Building 380, Stanford, California 94305

## Meet our Advisors

### Christy Thompson

cthomps [at] stanford.edu (cthomps[at]stanford[dot]edu)

#### About Christy:

Christy Thompson is a junior majoring in math and minoring in feminist, gender, & sexuality studies. She loves abstract algebra and number theory. She has done a DRP in algebraic number theory and participated in the number theory REU at UVA. Christy also loves teaching and sharing math with others and works as a CTL math tutor. She is a member of SWIMM, and passionate about inclusivity and equity in math. Christy hopes to explore careers outside of academia before possibly returning to school for a Ph.D. in math.

#### Ask her about:

- having doubts about whether you can succeed as a math major (you can!)
- choosing classes and an advisor
- REUs (writing applications, choosing where to go, preparing, etc)
- SWIMM (Stanford Women in Math Mentoring) and the DRP (Directed Reading Program)
- feeling anxious or losing your confidence in hard math classes
- finding support, mentorship, and community as a mathematician
- and more!

### Andrew Lee

hkandrewlee [at] stanford.edu (hkandrewlee[at]stanford[dot]edu)

#### About Andrew:

Andrew Lee is a junior majoring in mathematics, planning to coterm in philosophy and attend grad school in mathematics. He is widely interested in many areas of mathematics, but his current interests lie mostly in geometry and topology (i.e., things you can draw). He has participated in the DRP numerous times, worked on research in mathematical biology, studied abroad at Oxford, been a financial officer for SUMO, and worked as a TA/RC for the Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC). He is currently the president of SUMO and a residential tutor for SLE, and is active in the campus arts scene as a cellist and dancer.

#### Ask him about:

- course selections and planning the math major/minor
- balancing mathematics and the humanities/arts
- summer and academic year research opportunities
- getting involved with math communities like SUMO
- what to do when you're struggling in your classes
- and more!

### Iris Zhou

iriszhou [at] stanford.edu (iriszhou[at]stanford[dot]edu)

### Aaryan Sukhadia

aaryan11 [at] stanford.edu (aaryan11[at]stanford[dot]edu)

**About Aaryan**:

Aaryan is a senior math major, hoping to co-term in CS and continue on to a math PhD after that. His interests cover a broad variety of fields but are primarily centered on number theory, algebraic geometry, and combinatorics; he’s done an REU in combinatorics algebraic geometry and is currently working on an honors thesis in number theory. Aaryan wants to be a professor someday and so is very invested in teaching: he's a counselor for the PROMYS and SUMaC math camps, he tutors math, and has run a “How to Give a Math Talk” class. He’s also the speaker series coordinator for SUMO.

**Ask Aaryan about:**

- deciding to go to grad school (or not!)
- deciding to take grad classes (or not!)
- getting involved in the Stanford math community
- pedagogical opportunities
- and more!