College Center for Advising Services

Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors help students declare majors and make connections with faculty, review research opportunities, and explore study abroad and options for independent and interdisciplinary study.

For general questions about the program or to be referred to a Peer Advisor, please email peeradvising@rochester.edu.

Meet our Peer Advisors

Exploratory

Arts and Sciences

Engineering and Applied Sciences

Education Abroad

Exploratory

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Mandy Forti
aforti@u.rochester.edu

Mandy Forti is a peer advisor for the Exploratory Peer Advisor department for 2017-2018. Mandy currently majors in Chemical Engineering. Outside of academics, Mandy is part of Chi Omega, a Volunteer with Friends of Strong, and part of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. 

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Nick Foti
nicholas.foti@rochester.edu

Nick Foti is an exploratory peer advisor for 2017-2018. Nick currently majors in Economics and Political Science. Nick also has a minor in History. Nick conducts research with Prof. Henk Goemans in the Political Science Department investigating various international leaders (past and present) and their prior governmental experience prior to taking executive office. Nick currently interns with the Department of Communications. Outside of academics, Nick is an SA Government Senator, Vice President of SigEp NY Xi, and a TA for ECO 108.

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Michelle Hollenberg
mhollenb@u.rochester.edu

Michelle Hollenberg is an exploratory peer advisor for 2017-2018. Michelle currently majors in Business and is on the pre-med track. Outside of academics, Michelle is going to be an organic chemistry TA. She is also part of the e-board for both Chabad and her sorority.

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Julianne Kapner
jkapner@u.rochester.edu

Julianne Kapner is an exploratory peer advisor for 2017-2018. Julianne currently majors in Linguistics and Classical Civilizations. Additionally, Julianne studied abroad in Greece in winter of 2017. Julianne currently works in Dr. Scott Grimm's Quantitative Semantics Lab, and did research in sociolinguistics with Dr. Maya Ravindranath Abtahian. Outside of academics, Julianne has been a TA and workshop leader for several classes in the Linguistics Department. She is also active in several on-campus groups, including the Linguistics Undergraduate Council, Grassroots, and the Music Interest Floor.

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Noah Leibowitz
nleibowi@u.rochester.edu 

Noah Leibowitz is an exploratory peer advisor for 2017-2018. Noah currently majors in Mechanical Engineering. Outside of academics, Noah is part of Off Broadway On Campus, AEPi, and No Jackets Required.

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Sam Roth
sroth8@u.rochester.edu

Sam Roth is an exploratory peer advisor for 2017-2018. Sam currently majors in History and minors in Legal Studies. Sam was a Legal Practice intern at Cunningham, Machanic, Cetlin, Johnson, Harney, & Tenney in Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Sam is part of Varsity Track & Field, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and SAA.

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Paul Steve
paulwsteve@rochester.edu 

Paul Steve is an exploratory peer advisor for 2017-2018. Paul currently majors in Chemical Engineering and is minoring in Mathematics. Paul has been conducting research at the U of R since Spring 2016. Outside of academics, Paul is part of both the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Student Alumni Ambassadors, and works as a TA for CHE 243: Fluid Dynamics.

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Hannah Tompkins
htompkin@u.rochester.edu

Hannah Tompkins is a peer advisor for the Exploratory department for 2017-2018. Hannah currently majors in Geological Sciences. Hannah underwent a field expedition to South Africa/Botswana in Summer 2016, and currently researches stable isotope ratios. Outside of academics, Hannah is a Geology TA, Business Manager of Sihir Bellydance Ensemble, and makes fudge at Wilson Commons. 

Arts and Sciences

ART HISTORY

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Macey Tam
macey.tam@rochester.edu

Macey Tam is a peer advisor for the Art History department for 2017-2018. Macey currently majors in Art History and minors in Studio Arts. Additionally, Macey studied abroad in Paris, Madrid, and Rome in Summer 2017 for Museum Studies. Outside of academics, Macey is the Campus Coordinator for Eye to Eye (national organization). She is also part of the Delta Gamma Fraternity and Women's Leadership Alliance. 

ANTHROPOLOGY

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Perry Demarche
p.demarche@rochester.edu

Perry DeMarche is a peer advisor for the Anthropology department for 2017-2018. Perry currently majors in Anthropology. Perry also has minors in French, as well as Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Additionally, Perry studied abroad in Rennes, France in Summer 2015, Malawi in Summer 2016, and Rabat, Morocco in Spring 2017. Perry did Anthropology research during the Malawi Immersion Seminar and worked as an Internal Development Intern at the African Community Center in Summer 2016 . Outside of academics, Perry is a Meridian, part of the Undergraduate Anthropology Council, and a member of the Refugee Student Alliance. 

BIOLOGY

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Erica Cornell
ecornel2@u.rochester.edu

Erica Cornell is a peer advisor for the Biology department for 2017-2018. Erica currently majors in Biochemistry and minors in Spanish and Chemistry. Additionally, Erica studied abroad in Granada, Spain in Summer 2016. Erica worked in the Biochemistry Department at the UR Medical Center-Ermolenko Lab and does research in mRNA end-to-end distance.. Erica spoke at a sports medicine symposium about patellar instability and recovery after medial patellofemoral (MPFL) reconstructive surgery. Outside of academics, Erica was a BIO110 workshop leader, Journal of Undergraduate Research content editor, and volunteered at Friends of Strong in the Wilmot Cancer Center. 

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Laura DiRienzo
ldirienz@u.rochester.edu

Laura DiRienzo is a peer advisor for the Biology department for 2017-2018. Laura currently majors in Molecular Genetics and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. Laura currently conducts research at Wei Hsu Labs in the Department of Dentistry at URMC. Laura was an Orthopedic Research Intern at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis. Outside of academics, Laura is part of UR Women's Rugby and the Relay For Life Committee for Colleges Against Cancer and was a TA for Introductory Biology (BIO 110). 

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Ryan Grimes
rgrimes@u.rochester.edu

Ryan Grimes is a peer advisor for the Biology department for 2017-2018. Ryan currently majors in Molecular Genetics and minors in Chemistry. Additionally, Ryan studied abroad in England, UK during 2016-2017 academic year. Ryan did research in neuroscience and the gut-brain connection at University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital. Outside of academics, Ryan was a TA (BIO112 and BIO110), and is part of the Meridian Society and Student Alumni Ambassadors. 

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Clara Wolfe
cwolfe4@u.rochester.edu

Clara Wolfe is a peer advisor for the Biology department for 2017-2018. Clara currently majors in Biochemistry. Additionally, Clara studied abroad in Germany for summer research. Clara is a researcher in the Ghaemmaghami Lab and conducted research at Yale University in Summer 2015. Outside of academics, Clara is part of Varsity Cross Country and Track, and a TA for both Genetics (BIO 198) and Biochemistry (BIO 252). 

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David Yang
dyang20@u.rochester.edu

David Yang is a peer advisor for the Biology department for 2017-2018. David currently majors in Neuroscience. David is currently working at the Gorbunova Lab and was at the the Friedman Lab during the Summer of 2015. Outside of academics, David is the Philanthropy chairman for Sigma Alpha Mu and also sponsored a downhill skateboarder for Bustin Boards Co.

BRAIN & COGNITIVE SCIENCES

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Crystal Lee
crystal.lee@rochester.edu

Crystal Lee is a peer advisor for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department for 2017-2018. Crystal currently majors in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Linguistics. Crystal conducts research in the Kinder Lab and was at the Johns Hopkins Lab for Child Development in Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Crystal is a TA for BCS 152, and President of Liberty in North Korea. 

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Jill Schwartz
gillianschwartz@rochester.edu

Jill Schwartz is a peer advisor for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department for 2017-2018. Jill currently majors in Brain and Cognitive Science, and Psychology. Jill is part of the Kid NeuroLab at the Concepts, Actions, and Objects Lab at U of R, and was a Summer Intern at Language and Cognitive Development Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of academics, Jill is both a Volunteer Coordinator for STEM Initiative and a TA for Chemistry 132 Lab, and is on the Varsity Women's Rowing Team.

BUSINESS

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Brian Caputo
bcaputo@u.rochester.edu

Brian Caputo is a peer advisor for the Business department for 2017-2018. Brian currently majors in Business and Statistics. Brian also has a minor in Epidemiology. Brian was a Data Analytics & Marketing Intern at The Echo Group in the summers of 2015 and 2016. Outside of academics, Brian is part of NCAA Varsity Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field, WRUR: Campus Radio, and is a Staff Photographer for The Campus Times. 

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Rachel Kaplan
rkaplan6@u.rochester.edu

Rachel Kaplan is a peer advisor for the Business department for 2017-2018. Rachel currently majors in Business on the Finance/Accounting track. Rachel also has a minor in Public Health-Health Policy. Rachel was a Healthcare Management Intern at Northwell Health in the summers of 2016 and 2017. Outside of academics, Rachel is a MTH 141 TA, Writing Fellow, Peer Career Advisor, Campus Times writer, and part of Meliora Capital Management. 

CHEMISTRY

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Hayden Carder
hcarder@u.rochester.edu

Hayden Carder is a peer advisor for the Chemistry department for 2017-2018. Hayden currently majors in Chemistry. Hayden has worked in the Benjamin Miller Lab in the U of R Medical Center since 2015. Outside of academics, Hayden is part of the Undergraduate Chemistry Council, and also works as a workshop leader for both Organic Chemistry and Quantum Chemistry. 

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Rachel Clune
rclune@u.rochester.edu

Rachel Clune is a peer advisor for the Chemistry department for 2017-2018. Rachel currently majors in Chemistry and Applied Math. Rachel conducted research at the University of Pennsylvania in Summer 2016, and currently researches at the U of R. Outside of academics, Rachel is part of the University of Rochester Wind Symphony, works as a Workshop Leader for Freshman Organic Chemistry, and is the Vice President of the Undergraduate Chemistry Council. 

CLASSICS

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John Cole
jcole8@u.rochester.edu

John Cole is a peer advisor for the Classics department for 2017-2018. John currently majors in Classics and minors in Mathematics. Additionally, John studied abroad in Greece in the winter of 2017. John also conducted research at Syracuse University in the summer of 2014 and 2016. Outside of academics, John is part of the Undergraduate Religion and Classics Council, Running Club, and Trombone Choir (Stingers). 

DANCE

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Sophie Aroesty
saroesty@u.rochester.edu

Sophie Aroesty is a peer advisor for the Dance department for 2017-2018. Sophie currently majors in Psychology and English. Sophie also has a minor in Dance. Additionally, Sophie studied abroad in London in Fall 2016. Sophie did research in the Psychology Department at the U of R. Sophie interned with the video production company, Upbeat Productions, in Fall 2016. Outside of academics, Sophie is part of Alpha Phi and the Ballet Performance Group, and is a TA for Psych 181.

DATA SCIENCE AND COMPUTATION

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Anya Khalid
akhalid@u.rochester.edu

Anya Khalid is a peer advisor for the Data Science department for 2017-2018. Anya currently majors in Economics and Data Science. Additionally, Anya studied abroad in Paris, France in Spring 2017. Anya was a Web Production Intern at World Wildlife Fund in Summer 2015, an IT Intern at Liberty Mutual Insurance in Summer 2016, and a Technical Consulting Intern at Ernst & Young in Summer 2017. Outside of academics, Anya is the President of the Computer Science Undergraduate Council (CSUG), TA'd for ECO 108, and was a Workshop Leader for CSC 171. 

EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

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Allison Laubach
alaubach@u.rochester.edu

Allison Laubach is a peer advisor for the EES department for 2017-2018. Allison currently majors in Environmental Science. Allison was a research intern at NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory's Chemical Sciences Division in Summer 2017. Allison was an intern at Mohonk Preserve in Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Allison TA'd for EES103, is a Manager of Dining Team Green, and is a member of the club tennis team. 

ECONOMICS

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CJ Van Huben
c.vanhuben@rochester.edu

CJ Van Huben is a peer advisor for the Economics department for 2017-2018. CJ currently majors in Financial Economics. CJ also has a minor in Computer Science. Additionally, CJ studied abroad in Los Angeles with SpaceX in Spring 2017. CJ was at BASF in the summer of 2016, and was at EY in the summer of 2017. Outside of academics, CJ was an Econ TA, leads an Econ Study Group, and is part of SAAC.

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Carrie Taschman
caroline.taschman@rochester.edu

Carrie Taschman is a peer advisor for the Economics department for 2017-2018. Carrie currently majors in Economics and English (Language, Media, Communications). Carrie also has a minor in Business. Additionally, Carrie studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark in Fall 2016. Outside of academics, Carrie TA'd for ECO 108, is a DJ for WRUR, and is part of both the Student Alumni Ambassadors and Meridian Society.

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Xuemeng Zhou
xzhou@u.rochester.edu

Xuemeng Zhou is a peer advisor for the Economics department for 2017-2018. Xuemeng currently majors in Financial Economics. Additionally, Xuemeng studied abroad in Rennes, France in Summer 2016. Xuemeng conducted research at Taiyuan University of Technology in Summer 2016. Xuemeng was a Marketing Intern at Leike Signs & Models Manufacturing Company. Outside of academics, Xuemeng is the Economics Chair in the Undergraduate Finance and Economics Council (FEC), as well as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Economics. 

ENGLISH


TBD
tbd@u.rochester.edu 

FILM & MEDIA STUDIES


TBD
tbd@u.rochester.edu

 

GEOLOGY

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Garrett Gay
ggay@u.rochester.edu

Garrett Gay is a peer advisor for the Geology department for 2017-2018. Garrett currently majors in Geology and History. Additionally, Garrett studied abroad in Poland in Summer 2015 and Scotland in Summer 2017. Garrett was part of the Trail Lab in the Geology Department. Outside of academics, Garrett is an RA, Workshop leader for EES 101, and Supervisor for Event and Classroom Management. 

HEALTH PROFESSIONS

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Ari Teicher
ateiche2@u.rochester.edu

Ari Teicher is a peer advisor for the Heath Professions department for 2017-2018. Ari currently majors in Neuroscience. Ari also has minors in Music and Audio & Music Engineering. Ari was an Audio Production Intern at HeardCity in Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Ari is part of Symphony Orchestra, AEPi, and WRUR. 

LINGUISTICS

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Oleaser Johnson
ojohnso4@u.rochester.edu

Oleaser Johnson is a peer advisor for the Linguistics department for 2017-2018. Oleaser currently majors in Linguistics and French. Additionally, Oleaser studied abroad in Rennes, France with the Modern Languages and Cultures Department during Summer 2017. Oleaser did summer research at The Ohio State University, is a research assistant in the Linguistics department, and volunteers in the Brain & Cognitive Science Department. Outside of academics, Oleaser was a Workshop Leader for LIN 210 (Introduction to Sound Systems) and is currently a Resident Advisor. She is also a member of the Linguistics Undergraduate Council. 

MATHEMATICS

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Joe Buckley
jbuckle3@u.rochester.edu

Joe Buckley is a peer advisor for the Mathematics department for 2017-2018. Joe currently majors in Applied Math and Financial Economics. Joe interned at a hedge fund in MA this summer. Outside of academics, Joe was a calculus TA for 4 semester, part of E-Board for Men's Club Soccer, and part of Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

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Jackie Meyer
j.meyer@rochester.edu

Jackie Meyer is a peer advisor for the Mathematics department for 2017-2018. Jackie currently majors in Mathematics and French. Additionally, Jackie studied abroad in Paris, France in Spring 2017. Jackie was a Supplier Quality Statistical Analyst Intern at Pratt & Whitney in Summer 2016, and an Actuarial Intern at Cigna in Summer 2017. Outside of academics, Jackie is part of the UofR Chamber Orchestra, Orientation, Kappa Alpha Theta, and RecSnow (Recreational Ski and Snowboard Club).

PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY

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Cecile Skoryna Kline
cskoryna@u.rochester.edu

Cecile Skoryna is a peer advisor for the Physics and Astronomy department for 2017-2018. Cecile currently majors in Physics. Cecile also has a minor in Mathematics. Additionally, Cecile studied abroad in Bristol, United Kingdom in 2017. Cecile did applied THz research at Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, and cosmic and gamma ray research with Prof. Segev BenZvi at the U of R. Outside of academics, Cecile is a Physics TA, a member of Newman Catholic Community, and a member of SPS. 

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Joshua Rosser
j.rosser@rochester.edu

Josh Rosser is a peer advisor for the Physics and Astronomy department for 2017-2018. Josh currently majors in Physics and Astronomy. Josh currently does research at the University of Rochester as well as at the Caltec Jet Propulsion Laboratory since Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Josh is part of SAE BAJA, and was an Astronomy TA. 

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Ryan Rubenzahl
rrubenza@u.rochester.edu

Ryan Rubenzahl is a peer advisor for the Department of Physics and Astronomy department for 2017-2018. Ryan currently majors in Physics and Astronomy and minors in Mathematics. He also researches gamma-ray astrophysics. Ryan was a Tour Guide at C.E.K Mees Observatory in the summers of 2015 and 2016. Outside of academics, Ryan is part of Astronomy Club and the Society of Physics Students. He is also a TA for Physics and Astronomy. 

POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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Luke Meyerson
lmeyerso@u.rochester.edu

Luke Meyerson is a Peer Advisor for the Political Science/International Relations department for 2017-2018. Luke currently majors in Political Science, and is minoring in Legal Studies. Luke is a two-semester teaching assistant for Professor Gamm. He is also a research assistant for the Political Science department. Luke was elected to the Keidaeans Society at the end of his junior year. He also served on the Political Science and International Relations Curriculum Reform Committee, which was responsible for shaping the new majors. Outside of academics, Luke is a member of the University’s Varsity Baseball team. 

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Boguang Yang
byang11@u.rochester.edu

Boguang Yang is a peer advisor for Political Science & International Relations for 2017-2018. Boguang is currently pursuing a double major study in International Relations and Financial Economics. Boguang has been working as a undergraduate research assistant at Political Science department on civil war and terrorism related issues. Additionally, Boguang TA’ed for two classes in economics. Outside of academics, Boguang is part of University Debate Union and competed at US Universities Debate Championships last April. He will also work as chapter President for Dobro Slovo, the National Slavic Honor Society throughout the 2017-18 academic year. 

PSYCHOLOGY

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Poonam Brar
pbrar@u.rochester.edu

Poonam Brar is a peer advisor for the Psychology department for 2017-2018. Poonam currently majors in Business and Psychology. She also did research in Professor Niemiec's Lab. Outside of academics, Poonam was a TA, and part of both Rochester Bhangra and Psi Chi. 

 

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Julia Weisman
jweisma2@u.rochester.edu

Julia Weisman is a peer advisor for the Psychology department for 2017-2018. Julia currently majors in Psychology and has a minor in both Business and Journalism. Additionally, Julia studied abroad in Rome, Italy in Spring 2017. She was also part of Project PACE at the University of Rochester Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology. Julia was at the NYU Child Study Center Summer Program for Kids in the summers of Summer 2016 and 2017. Outside of academics, Julia is part of PATHS at Mt. Hope Family Center, a TA for Psychology 101, and part of Psi Chi.

PUBLIC HEALTH-RELATED PROGRAMS

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Nicole Kase
nkase@u.rochester.edu

Nicole Kase is a peer advisor for the Health, Behavior and Society department for 2017-2018. Nicole currently majors in Health, Behavior, and Society and minors in Psychology. Additionally, Nicole studied abroad in Italy for a summer program with Dr. Chin, and will be in London for a UCL program in Fall 2017. Nicole conducted research in Borca di Cadore, Italy with Dr. Chin in 2015, did Independent Study in 2016, and is currently doing research at URMC with Dr. Cerulli. Nicole interned for Trillium Health and Regional Primary Care Network in Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Nicole was a TA for Public Health 101 and 102, and is currently a TA for PH Anthropology. She is also a Bhangra member and Public Relations Chair of SUPHS. 

STUDIO ARTS

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Emma Baker
ebaker12@u.rochester.edu

Emma Baker is a peer advisor for the Studio Art department for 2017-2018. Emma currently majors in Studio Art and minors in International Relations. Emma Interned with Seedfolk City Farms in Summer 2016 for course development, and worked as a studio assistant to Allen Topolski in Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Emma was a TA for SA 252 Advanced Digital Art and is President of the Music Interest Floor. She will be an Urban Fellow this summer. 

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Engineering and Applied Sciences

AUDIO & MUSIC ENGINEERING

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Jillian Donahue
jdonahu2@u.rochester.edu

Jillian Donahue is a peer advisor for the Audio and Music Engineering department for 2017-2018. Jillian currently majors in Audio and Music Engineering. Additionally, Jillian studied abroad in Birmingham, UK in Spring 2017. Jillian worked in Professor Bocko's Research Lab in Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Jillian is part of Women's Club Volleyball, Secretary of Audio Engineering Society, part of WRUR, and a TA. 

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

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MaryAnne Achieng
m.achieng@rochester.edu 

MaryAnne Achieng is a peer advisor for the Biomedical Engineering department for 2017-2018. MaryAnne currently majors in Biomedical Engineering. MaryAnne is working in Waugh Lab and will be a research fellow at the Mayo Clinic. Outside of academics, MaryAnne is a CETL tutor, and is a member of Cru, UR, EWB and BMES. 

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Renee Brigham
renee.brigham@rochester.edu 

Renee Brigham is a peer advisor for the Biomedical Engineering department for 2017-2018. Renee currently majors in Biomedical Engineering. Renee also has a minor in Classical Civilizations. Additionally, Renee studied abroad in Greece in Winter 2017. Renee is an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the lab of Dr. Catherine Kuo. Outside of academics, Renee is the President and charter class member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She is also a CETL Study Group Leader and part of the Yoga Club.

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Harshita Narang
harshita.narang@rochester.edu

Harshita Narang is a peer advisor for the Biomedical Engineering department for 2017-2018. Harshita currently majors in Biomedical Engineering. Harshita is currently a research assistant at Kuo Lab. Outside of academics, Harshita is part of Shotokan Karate and was a TA for BME 201P (MATLAB programming).

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

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Mohammad AlMagweshi
m.almagweshi@rochester.edu

Mohammad AlMagweshi is a peer advisor for the Chemical Engineering department for 2017-2018. Mohammad currently majors in Chemical Engineering. Mohammad also has a minor in Materials Science. Additionally, he studied abroad in Beijing, China in Summer 2015. Mohammad was a Process Technology Intern at SABIC Technology Center in Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Mohammad was a TA for CHM 131, a Freshmen Fellow, and is Publicity Chair for AIChE. 

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Callum Breene
callum.breene@rochester.edu

Callum Breene is a peer advisor for the Chemical Engineering department for 2017-2018. Callum currently majors in Chemical Engineering and minors in Health and Sociology. Callum currently conducts research in the Mukaibo Lab. Callum was a Portfolio and Decision Analysis Intern at Pfizer in Summer 2016 and a Summer Intern at PurePoint Energy in Summer 2015. Outside of academics, Callum is a Tour Guide and Analyst Director for Meliora Capital Management. 

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Haberly Kahn
h.kahn@rochester.edu

Haberly Kahn is a peer advisor for the Chemical Engineering department for 2017-2018. Haberly currently majors in Chemical Engineering. Additionally, Haberly studied abroad in Hamburg, Germany in Summer 2016 and conducted research through the NASA SARP Program in Summer 2017. Outside of academics, Haberly is part of Varsity Softball and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. She also TA'd for Orgo, Fluid Dynamics, and Heat and Mass Transfer. 

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Anna Kopp
akopp@u.rochester.edu

Anna Kopp is a peer advisor for the Chemical Engineering department for 2017-2018. Anna currently majors in Chemical Engineering. Additionally, Anna studied abroad in Auckland in Fall 2016. Anna currently does research at the U of R. Outside of academics, Anna was a Teaching Assistant for CHE 150 Green Energy and is currently a TA for CHE 243 Fluid Dynamics. She is also part of the Student Alumni Ambassadors and She's the First.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Nina Bose
ninabose@rochester.edu

Nina Bose is a peer advisor for the Computer Science department for 2017-2018. Nina currently majors in Computer Science. Nina was an Engineering Practicum Intern at Google in Summer 2016, and was a Software Development Intern and Research Intern at Palo Alto Research Center. Outside of academics, Nina is a TA/Workshop Leader, WiC Event Coordinator, and part of Women's Squash team.

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Juan Pablo Castano
juan.castanomoreno@rochester.edu

Juan Pablo Castano is a peer advisor for the Computer Science department for 2017-2018. Juan Pablo currently majors in Computer Science and has a minor in Business. Additionally, Juan Pablo studied abroad in Bristol, UK in Spring 2017. Outside of academics, Juan Pablo is a Computer Science TA, and is part of the 2018 Class Council and Sigma Phi Epsilon.

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Jordy Guntur
jordy.guntur@rochester.edu

Jordy Guntur is a Computer Science peer advisor for 2017-2018. Jordy currently majors in Computer Science and Economics. Jordy also has a minor in English. Outside of academics, Jordy is a TA for CSC 171 and CSC 172 TA, is the SA Web Admin, and works at IT HelpDesk and IT ResNet. 

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Hunter Johnston
hjohnsto@u.rochester.edu

Hunter Johnston is a peer advisor for the Computer Science department for 2017-2018. Hunter currently majors in Computer Science. Outside of academics, Hunter is part of Chess Club, a 171 Workshop Leader, a TA for 173 and 252, and a CSUG tutor. 

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Tarin Rickett
tarinrickett@rochester.edu

Tarin Rickett is a peer advisor for the Computer Science department for 2017-2018. Tarin currently majors in Computer Science, and Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Tarin also has minors in Psychology and French. Additionally, Tarin studied abroad in Nantes, France in Spring 2017. Tarin took BCS 206 and 207 research courses with Dr. Ralf Haefner. Tarin was a Web Development Intern at L.L. Bean in Summer 2016 and a UI Engineer Intern at LinkedIn in Summer 2017. Outside of academics, Tarin is part of URFOOT, WIC, and was a TA. 

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

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Reem Mislati
rmislati@u.rochester.edu

Reem Mislati is a peer advisor for the Electrical and Computer Engineering department for 2017-2018. Reem currently majors in Electrical Engineering. Reem has conducted research in the ECE department during the summers of 2016 and 2017. Outside of academics, Reem is a Workshop leader for ECE 111 and a TA for ECE 112. 

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Astra Zhang
rzhang19@u.rochester.edu

Astra Zhang is a peer advisor for the ECE department for 2017-2018. Astra currently majors in Electrical Engineering and Studio Arts. Astra was a Product Engineering Department Intern at Emerson InSinkErator in Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Astra is part of UR Equestrian Club, a PHY 121 & 122 Study Group Leader, and a TA for SA 190. 

ENGINEERING SCIENCE

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Sidney Duquette
sduquet2@u.rochester.edu

Sidney Duquette is a peer advisor for the Interdepartmental Engineering department for 2017-2018. Sidney currently majors in Biomolecular Engineering. Additionally, Sidney studied abroad in Sydney, Australia in Spring 2016. Sidney conducted research at the Benoit Research Laboratory. Outside of academics, Sidney was a Director of External Relations for Jackson Court Hall Council, and is part of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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Jake Erichson
jerichso@u.rochester.edu

Jake Erichson is a peer advisor for the Mechanical Engineering department for 2017-2018. Jake currently majors in Mechanical Engineering. Jake also has a minor in Economics. Jake was a Business Technology Summer Analyst at Deloitte Consulting in Summer 2017 and a Digital Media Analytics Intern at Nielsen in Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Jake is part of Club Tennis, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, and is a Mechanical Engineering TA. 

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Meghan Patrick
mpatric3@u.rochester.edu

Meghan Patrick is a peer advisor for the Mechanical Engineering department for 2017-2018. Meghan currently majors in Mechanical Engineering and minors in Computer Science. Additionally, Meghan studied abroad in Madrid, Spain in Spring 2017. Meghan is a Xerox Research Fellow for Professor Kelley's Mixing Lab. Meghan was a Structural Analysis Intern at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Meghan is the President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), performer in the musical theater group Off Broadway, On Campus (OBOC), and a member of the Community Service Co-Ed Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega (APO). 

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Rebecca Walton
rebecca.walton@rochester.edu

Rebecca Walton is a peer advisor for the Mechanical Engineering department for 2017-2018. Rebecca currently majors in Mechanical Engineering and minors in Mathematics. Rebecca was a Manufacturing Engineering Intern at U.S. Axle, Inc in Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Rebecca is part of Tau Beta Pi, Society of Women Engineers, and UR Women's Rowing. 

OPTICS

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Sze Wah Lee
slee185@u.rochester.edu

Sze is a peer advisor for the Optics department for 2017-2018. Additionally, Sze studied abroad in Russia during the Summer of 2015 and interned at Lockheed Martin during the summer of 2016.  Outside of academics, she is President of Hong Kong Student Association Club, and previously Business Manager of Optical Society of America.

DM
Diego Martinez
dmarti20@u.rochester.edu

Diego Martinez is a peer advisor for the Optics department for 2017-2018. Diego currently majors in Optical Engineering. Diego worked on a scatterometer for a local company and is part of Sydor Optics under Professor Knox. Diego was also a Metrology Consultant for OLAF Optical Testing. Outside of academics, Diego is part of Mariachi Meliora, Optical Society of America, and is a Workshop Leader for both OPT101 and OPT241.

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Education Abroad

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Ryder Eaton
reaton2@u.rochester.edu

Ryder Eaton is a peer advisor for the Center for Education Abroad for 2017-2018. Ryder currently majors in Jazz Bass Performance. Additionally, Ryder studied abroad in Beijing, China in Summer 2011, Hong Kong in Summer 2015, and Paris, France in Spring 2016. Ryder was a Stringed Instrument Luthier Intern at David Gage Stringed Instruments NYC in Summer 2015. Ryder is also a Take 5 student.

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Emily Grey
egrey@u.rochester.edu 

Emily Grey is a peer advisor for the Center for Education Abroad for 2017-2018. Emily currently majors in Biomedical Engineering. Additionally, Emily studied abroad in Sydney, Australia in Spring 2016. Emily conducted research at the Heart Research Institute during her time abroad. Outside of academics, Emily is a member of women's rugby team and women's club soccer. 

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Sarah Jahnige
sjahnige@u.rochester.edu

Sarah Jahnige is a peer advisor for the Center for Education Abroad department for 2017-2018. Sarah currently majors in Brain and Cognitive Science. Sarah also has a minor in Psychology. Additionally, Sarah studied abroad in Arezzo, Italy in Fall 2016. Sarah was a research intern for Anne Arundel Medical Center designing a project on the risk factors for high resource utilization following the surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Outside of academics, Sarah is a member of the varsity women's lacrosse team and the Delta Gamma sorority.  She is also a TA for the mathematics department.

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Lauren Raue
lraue@u.rochester.edu 

Lauren Raue is a peer advisor for the Center for Education Abroad for 2017-2018. Lauren currently majors in Health, Behavior and Society. Lauren also has a minor in Philosophy. Additionally, Lauren studied abroad in Khon Kaen, Thailand in Fall 2016. Lauren was an intern at the American Lung Association of the Northeast Summer 2016. Outside of academics, Lauren is a SWARM trainer for the Health Promotion Office, worker at Information Technology Services, and is involved in Greek life. 

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Orin Troyer
orin.troyer@rochester.edu

Orin Troyer is a peer advisor for the Center for Education Abroad for 2017-2018. Orin currently majors in International Relations. Orin also has a minor in Philosophy. Additionally, Orin studied abroad in Australia in Spring 2016. Orin was a Program Assistant at the University of Rochester. Outside of academics, Orin is part of the Minority Students Advisory Board, Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness and One Community, as well as a Program Assistant and Peer Mentor the for ECO/ESP Program.