Graduate and Peer Advisors

Connecting with our Graduate Advisors and Peer Advisors is a great way to build community and get another student’s perspective. Have a quick question and want to connect with a Peer Advisor? Drop into BCLA’s Virtual Office Hours to say hello! Check out these great resources created by our Peer Advisors to help you in your LMU journey: 

Skyla Santacruz, Graduate Advisor


Skyla Santacruz completed her B.A. in Literary Studies from California State Polytechnic University Pomona and is currently pursuing her M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition at LMU. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, drawing, and playing with her cat. 

Damian Aguilar, Graduate Advisor


Damian Aguilar received his Bachelor's degree in English, Creative Writing from Channel Islands and is currently in the English program to complete his Masters degree. He enjoys quality time with his family, reading, writing, and working on cars. 

Citlalli Luna, Graduate Advisor


Citlalli Luna received her Bachelors degree at California State University, Bakersfield in English Literature with

Kate Burckle, Peer Advisor


Kate Burckle is a Philosophy major from Salt Lake City, UT. She is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, the Honors Program, and Alpha Chi Omega. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach and painting.

Hailey-Jean Tustison , Peer Advisor

Hailey-Jean is a Senior Political Science major from Orange County, California. Christian, future lawyer, and dancer, Hailey-Jean plans to go to law school and achieve her J.D. In her free time, being with family and cherished moments by the sea are some are her favorite things to do. 

Olivia Lamb, Peer Advisor


Olivia Lamb is a Political Science major from San Francisco, California, with a passion for social justice and advocacy. She is the Chair of Demonstrations and Protests for Women in Politics and loves spending time with family and friends, listening to music, reading, traveling, and exploring LA.  

Alexandra Pacheco-Santana, Peer Advisor


Alex Pacheco is a Political Science major with a Screenwriting minor. She loves to make dinner for her friends and family and dance. She is excited to meet new people through being a Peer Leader.

William Dickens, Peer Advisor


William Dickens is a political science major. He is from Beverly Hills, California. After his undergraduate William intends to go into law school with an emphasis on civil law and one day become a lawyer.

Xitlali Garcia, Peer Advisor


Xitlali Garcia is an Economics and Environmental Studies double major from Lancaster, CA.  She is also a part of the University's Honors Program and serves as an RA for the Honors LLC.  On her free time, Xitlali enjoys swimming laps at the pool and dancing alongside Grupo Folklorico de LMU.

Alexa Montonen, Peer Advisor


Alexa Montonen is a Political Science and Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies double major from Kansas City. She wishes to become an immigration attorney in the future and enjoys dancing, exploring parks, and reading in her free time.

Nicole Dritsas, Peer Advisor


Nicole Dritsas is a sophomore Urban Studies major with a minor in Sociology. She is from the Philippines and adores the beach. Her hobbies include playing video games and crocheting. 

Jonathan Wallace Myers, Peer Advisor


Jonathan Wallace Myers (He,Him,His) is in his 2nd undergrad (Sophomore) year pursuing a bachelor's in International Relations with a double minor in Global Economics and African American Studies. It's his pleasure to serve as a Peer Advisor for you all this year, and he hopes to serve you well. He is active in many organizations on campus in a variety of different roles such as ORNT 1000 TA for LMU CARES, Secretary of Black Student Union, and a member of the University Honors Program. His hometown is Silver Spring, Maryland, a talent of his is swordsmanship, and one of his many hobbies is writing poetry. He hopes to be of assistance to you in the near future.

Hayden Johnson, Peer Advisor

 Peer Advisor Hayden Johnson

Hayden Johnson is a Junior Political-Science and French double major with a focus on extremist political theory, from Madison, Wisconsin. He hopes to become an author and professor. In his free time, he likes to do calligraphy, skateboard, and write music reviews.

Booker McCann, Peer Advisor


Booker McCann is a junior year Film Production major and journalism minor from Silver Spring, Maryland. He is interested in pursuing a career in documentary and video journalism, focusing on stories about history, politics, and empathy. In his free time, he likes to play and watch basketball, read books, get involved in grass roots organizing, and see interesting movies.

Michael Tapia, Peer Advisor

 Michael Tapia

Michael Tapia is a sophomore Political Science major with a minor in Economics. He is from San Jose, California and loves to explore new places. His hobbies include working out, reading books, watching horror movies, and listening to music.