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Peer Advising Center

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Peer Advising Center is here to help you with questions regarding degree requirements, course plans, transfer credits or any advising issue. If you are considering a major or minor in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or if you are majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry, please stop by the Peer Advising Center, located in room 174 Onyx Bridge.


The Peer Advising office hours for the SpringĀ 2015 term are:

  • Mondays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm & 3:00-5:00pm
  • Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm & 3:00-5:00pm
  • Fridays, 11:00- 3:00pm


~ Meet our 2014-15 Peer Advisors ~



Jonathan Picon

My name is Jonathan Picon and though I am originally from Los Angeles, CA, I have called Oregon my home for the past 5 years. I am currently a senior at the U of O and am a chemistry major. I would like to obtain a Master’s degree in forensic chemistry where my emphasis would consist mainly of trace evidence and ballistic analysis. My career interests lie mainly in the federal sector. I would like to work with the forensics department at the FBI Western Headquarters in San Diego(in reality, any FBI office on the East or West Coast would do!).


AprilOlesonApril Oleson

My name is April Oleson, and the O in my last name usually has a smiley face inside of it. I was born in Arizona but grew up in Southern Oregon. I am a Chemistry and Spanish major and basically I absolutely love any new way of expressing the world. I also love Leo Tostoy because he is master of expressing humanity, and Charles Dickens because he is master at making us laugh at humanity. To me, there is almost nothing better than laughter.

Most of my chemistry experience has been in organic chemistry, but I have a strong interest in the physical components of chemistry as well. I plan to pursue a PhD in Chemistry, followed by teaching high school science, preferably in Spanish-speaking communities. My ultimate dream is to one day open up my own school. One focuses on inspiring science and the scientific process in the beautiful, curious minds of children.