Peer Advising

GS Peer Advisors are students who wish to provide support and advice about the opportunities and challenges at Columbia. Peer Advisors are available to discuss academics, campus resources, personal concerns, and the transition to the School of General Studies.

Peer Advisors are available to meet with students by appointment, and they also hold weekly walk-in hours in the GS Lounge.


Undergraduate Peer Advisors

Fall 2019 | Walk-In Hours

*All walk-ins will be held in the GS Lounge


  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • 5 – 7 p.m.


  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • 2 – 3 p.m.
  • 6 – 7 p.m.


  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • 3 – 7 p.m.


  • 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • 5 – 6 p.m.


  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Jason Walker

Jason Walker was raised in Rockland County, NY. After working in construction for over 15 years, he went back to school and graduated from Rockland Community College in the spring of 2016. He’s looking forward to completing the neuroscience and behavior major at GS, and intends to apply to medical schools shortly after graduation. In addition to peer advising, Jason still works part-time in the construction industry.

Melody Gomez

Melody Gomez is a native New Yorker, and a member of the Class of 2020 majoring in neuroscience and behavior. She also works for the PEN Prison Writing Program and serves as a member of the JED Foundation Columbia committee that seeks to improve the approach to mental health on campus. 

Stephanie Rocco

Stephanie Rocco is an international student from São Paulo, Brazil. She started her studies in Orlando, FL at Valencia Community College and graduated with her associate in arts degree. She transferred to GS to finish her major in biology with a pre-medical track with the intention of applying for medical school next year.  Stephanie love being outdoors, hanging out with friends, cooking, working out, and learning about the human body and psychological behavior.

Lori Paulson

Lori Paulson is a born-and-bred Seattleite who transferred to GS from North Seattle College to study psychology. Before returning to school, she worked in retail management and operations for nearly 12 years and plans to pursue her interest in organizational psychology after graduating. She’d love to chat about mental health or your next favorite album!

Matthew Linsky

Matthew Linsky was born and raised in Florida, transferred to GS from Santa Monica College after nearly a decade in the music industry, and plans to attend law school. A political science major, he is involved with GSSC, the Food Pantry at Columbia, the GS Peer Mentorship Program, and the JED Foundation. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys memes, cheese, and yelling at the sportsball person on the television.

Je Seung You

Je Seung You was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Before he started his GS journey, he worked for his social enterprise startup in education few years, and then he served two years for the Second Infantry Division of the United States Army as the part of Korean Augmentation of the United States Army Program. He is a member of the Class of 2021 majoring in computer science with a mathematics concentration. Along with peer advising, he is serving as Martial Arts Representative of Columbia Club Sports Governing Board.

Ceon White

Ceon White was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica W.I before immigrating to Brooklyn, New York. After working in various industries and attending various schools, he transferred to GS from Northampton Community College in the fall of 2017. He is a political science major and plans to attend law school.