Peer Advisors

The Undergraduate Program in Biology and the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience have peer advisors available to answer student questions! 

Peer advisors are available on a walk-in basis in the Program in Biology office, 1140 USB, during the following times:

Monday:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Ben)

Tuesday:  10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Erin)

Wednesday:  10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Ben); 1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Chris)

Thursday:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Erin); 1:00 p.m. -3 p.m. (Chris) 


If you need help planning class schedules, finding courses that suit your goals, mapping a way to graduate on time, or have concerns about honors, graduate school, or research, please feel free to stop by!


Welcome! I am Erin Zettell and I am a senior majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I would like to become a dietitian so I can provide people with preventative medicine through human nutrition. I am currently doing research in the Department of Family Medicine. Health and wellness is also incorporated in my job as a direct care worker for a university student with muscular dystrophy. This past summer, I was a Residential Advisor at the University of Michigan Biological Station. Aside from school and work, I am a volunteer wellness instructor for Project Healthy Schools. This program allows me to teach sixth grade children the importance of balancing nutrition, exercise, and schoolwork every day. I teach for PHS once a week, and it is always an invigorating feeling to teach children! Please feel free to ask me questions about the various biology majors, pre-health requirements, research opportunities, scheduling advice, and extracurricular opportunities.


Hey there! My name is Ben Malamet. I am a junior majoring in Biology and minoring in Gender and Health. I intend to apply to medical school after graduating. On campus, I serve as the Vice-President of the American Red Cross Club, which helps organize blood drives, community service events, fundraisers, and trains students to be medical first responders. This past summer, I got the opportunity to do research with the Higgins Lab studying a new drug delivery method for Crohn’s Disease patients. Come drop by the biology office and ask me about biology majors, scheduling classes, research, getting involved on campus, or just to say hi!


My name is Chris Sesi, and I am a senior majoring in Neuroscience. I am currently a member of the Feldman lab, conducting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research using mouse models. Choosing the right major is definitely an important task as an undergraduate, but it is even more important to develop long-term goals and stay on track to accomplish them. Having received guidance throughout the past three years, I know how helpful advice from others can be. Whether you have questions about what courses to take, when to take them, research opportunities, etc., don’t hesitate to come in and ask. Having just applied to medical school, I also encourage any pre-med students to ask questions about being pre-med, including recommended coursework, shadowing and volunteer opportunities, and the application process in general. The undergraduate experience is an exciting one. Let us help make yours as successful and rewarding as possible.