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Peer Advisors

Peer advisors pose for the camera in front of Lattimore Hall.

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.

Stop by the counter at 312 Lattimore Hall to meet with a peer advisor this fall!

For general questions about the peer advising program, or to be referred to a peer advisor, email peeradvising@rochester.edu.

Peer Advisors 2021-2022


Velma Anyona.

Velma Anyona

Class year: 2024
Majors: electrical and computer engineering
Minor (intended): French and cultural studies
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Involvement/interests: I am super excited about computer architecture and I look forward to working at a computer assembling farm one day. I love soccer and dancing. I am currently a member of the Royal Dance Club on campus. I am passionate about women empowerment and currently run a girls empowerment program back in my village in Kenya.

Fun Fact about me: I love food and eating in general but I am super picky on what I eat. It sometimes takes me about an hour to decide what I want to eat.


Hana Genana.

Hana Genana

Class year: 2024
Majors: computer science and studio arts
Pronouns: she/her

Involvement/interests: I am a housing coordinator for Douglas Leadership House on campus. Within the three years I have left, I want to engage in community service regarding education in nearby city schools.

Fun fact about me: I like painting portraits.


Noe Reyes Matos.

Noe Reyes Matos

Class year: 2023
Majors: financial economics and political science
Pronouns: he/him/his

Involvement/interests: I’m an Analyst Director at the Meliora Finance and Investment group, a mentee at the UR Investment Banking program, a member of SALSA, and I am passionate for soccer. In terms of career aspirations, “I only know that I know nothing,” and I guess that’s okay; I’m still figuring it out, but I’m looking for something challenging related to finance and the markets.

Fun fact about me: I played for the U-15 and U-17 Dominican national soccer team.


Sean Park.

Sean Park

Class year: 2023
Major: music and psychology
Pronouns: he/him/his

Involvement/interests:  I play the clarinet in the University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra and work as a Tutor at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. I am interested in the field of music cognition and wish to pursue research in how music afftects mind and behavior. I have also recently completed an internship that allowed me to delve deeper into this topic.

Fun fact about me:  I like to cook for my friends.


Damian Otsile Rantshabeng.

Damian Otsile Rantshabeng

Class year: 2024
Major (intended): mechanical engineering
Pronouns: he/him/his

Involvement/interests: I am on the U of R Swimming team, and I’ve been involved with the U of R Salseros club. Outside of U of R, I find time around my schedule to tutor children online, as far as Sweden and Botswana. In the future, I would like to get involved in research and a study abroad in Europe.

Fun fact about me: In 2013, I was one of two students selected to represent my country in the Chinese Bridge Competition, in Beijing China, after only four months of learning Mandarin. I knew nothing!


Theo Thompson.

Theo Thompson

Class year: 2023
Major:
chemical engineering
Pronouns: he/him/his

Involvement/interests: I am a project manager for Engineers for a Sustainable World, VP of Education for Beta Theta Pi, involved in multiple musical ensembles on trombone and euphonium, and also work for the Music Department.

Fun fact about me: I once ran a 5k with only one shoe.