College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Peer Advisor Profiles

Name: Sohpia Lemmo

Hello! My name is Sophia Lemmo and I'm a sophomore double majoring in Forestry and Conservation and Resource Studies. After attending a very small high school where I was one of 300 students I was hesitant to come to CAL. The large school setting was foreign to me and I wasn't sure if I would be able to make meaningful connections and find the resources that I wanted. The welcoming and informative community at the College of Natural Resources, however, completely dispelled these fears. The school helped ease my transition by setting me up with supportive advisors and introductory events.

Getting more involved in CNR is important to me. I look forward to getting to know the staff and my peers better. As a second year I am still excited to take more in-depth classes in my field. I am freshly familiar with the transition to UC Berkeley. I have enjoyed finding interesting ways to fill my requirements and make my lower-division time as hands-on as possible. I think I can be helpful to those who would like to do the same.

Along with my schoolwork I enjoy backpacking, hiking, learning about trees, and listening to music. I am also a part of the Forestry Club and logging sports team and have done some work for Scott Stephen's lab. As a peer councilor I hope to meet more of my peers and help others utilize all the resources this college has to offer. Please come to chat about anything--from hiking to clubs to classes!

Favorite classes:

  • Integbi 95 (specific research in Bio1B)
  • Geography 31 (Justice, nature, and the geography of identities)
  • PantBio 24 (Encounters with Plants)

What I love about CNR:

CNR uniquely brings together the small school atmosphere within a larger university. It is a community pack full of helpful resources with a larger renowned research atmosphere. But what I really love are the people who make up the community: like-minded students and supportive advisors.


  • Backpacking, hiking, learning about trees, meeting new people, listening to music, and Fly Fishing

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