Danna Ma

Peer Advisor

Office Location

Mondays 12:30 – 3:30 in the main office (HSSB 5044) or if you can’t find me there I’ll be in the Reading Room (HSSB 5026) or by Appointment


Hi! I am a third year Asian American Studies major double with Financial Math and Statistics. I spend my free time learning to cook and trying out new things. My hobbies include photography, learning classical instruments like the violin and piano, and painting. Normally you will see me in Asian American Studies classes so if you see me, come say hi! Of course, you are always welcome to come to my office hours.

I adore Asian American Studies courses because they are highly applicable in daily life. In our classes, we examine multiple intercultural perspectives in literature and history. I learned many useful things that aren’t available in STEM classes. In Asian American Studies courses, you get the chance to work closely with the professors to develop your communication, writing, and analytical skills. In these classes, students are given the chance to express themselves and grow as individuals. I started off as a minor and became a major because I realize each of the interdisciplinary topics gives me invaluable knowledge, background, and experience. Regardless of becoming a major/minor, taking an AsAm class will change your outlook on mechanisms of the world and yourself.

If you have questions and can’t come to my office hours, email me at dma7oze@umail.ucsb.edu and I’ll respond to you as soon as possible.