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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.

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Summer Peer Advisors

Olivia Canavan
Olivia Canavan
Major: Audio and music engineering
Minor: Electrical and computer engineering
Research:Summer 2018: Xerox Engineering Research Fellow, worked in the 3D Audio Lab at UR under Professor Ming-Lun Lee. Developed methods for processing ambisonic and multidimensional audio. Presented work as a panelist at the 2018 NYC Audio Engineering Society convention. Summer 2019: Music Research Lab under Professor Mark Bocko, studying head related transfer functions (HRTF's) and the effect hearing aids have on perception and localization of sounds.
Internships: Capital Repertory Theatre Sound Engineering Intern, Albany NY (winter, 2017); Gavett Recording Studio Build Assistant, Rochester NY (summer 2019)
Activities: UR Audio Engineering Society chapter (AES) President; UR Pride; Rochester Center for Community Leadership (RCCL) Learning and Exploring at Play (LEAP) tutor (sophomore/ junior year,) team leader for senior year; Teaching Assistant for AME 140, AME 196; Patrick P. Lee Scholar
Tiffany Nicholas
Tiffany Nicholas
Major: Biomedical engineering
Minor: Music
Activities: Teaching Assistant for BME 101, BME 201, and BME 258; Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity; Meridian Society; orientation