||Psychology Peer Advisors
WHO are the Peer Advisors?
The Psychology Peer Advisors are Junior and Senior undergraduate Psychology concentrators who are well-informed about the Psychology concentrations and have received training in peer helping skills.
WHAT do Peer Advisors do?
Peer Advisors help students analyze and assess their progress in fulfilling their Psychology course requirements, aid students in planning their class schedules, help students declare Psychology as a major, discuss graduate school and career options, and go over research opportunities and options for Independent Study in the department. Additionally, the Peers also plan and organize Focus Groups and Forums throughout the year.
WHERE are the Peer Advisors located?
The Peer Advising office is located in 1343 East Hall.
WHEN will Peer Advisors advise?
Peer Advisors take walk-in appointments Monday through Thursday, from 10:00am-5:00pm. Please note that peer advisors are only available during Fall and Winter terms (until the last day of classes).
A specific schedule of when each concentration is represented by a Peer Advisor can be found here, on the Peer Schedule.
Would you like to apply to become a Peer Advisor?
More information can be found on the Become a Peer Advisor webpage.
Winter 2013 Peer Advisors
Nancy is a senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a returning peer from Fall, 2012. She is pursuing a double major in Neuroscience and Psychology. Nancy is currently conducting research through the School of Social Work and School of Medicine investigating a possible causes of negative birth outcome in women. Nancy currently serves as the Academic Chair for the Undergraduate Psychology Society (UPS) and volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor. After graduation, Nancy hopes to continue to be involved in health-related research and eventually attend medical school. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys reading, playing tennis, and listening to music.
Katherine is a Senior Psychology concentrator, with interests in developmental psychology and aspirations to attend medical school in the near future. She is originally from the East Coast, but now calls Kalamazoo, Michigan home. As a transfer student and (until recently) a commuter, Katherine has experience in adjusting to university-level coursework and adapting to the demands of commuting to and from campus. She was an internationally ranked ice dancer from 2006-2009, and in her spare time enjoys dancing, working on craft projects, and volunteering with the elderly.
Amani is a senior from Dearborn, Michigan with a major in psychology. This is her second semester as a peer advisor. She plans to pursue a master’s in forensic psychology, hopefully at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In her spare time, Amani enjoys reading, playing the piano, watching/ playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Melissa is a senior from New Canaan, Connecticut majoring in Psychology and Spanish. She spent a semester abroad in Salamanca, Spain and also spent four years living in Tokyo, Japan. She hopes to continue to live overseas in the future. For the past three summers, she has worked in sports marketing and advertising. In her spare time she enjoys coffee dates with friends, lazy days at home with her family, adventures and traveling, hiking, and staying active. She especially loves dessert and her golden retriever, Comet.
Kamille is a junior from Grosse Pointe, Michigan majoring in Psychology, with a particular interest in Health, Development, and Aging. She plans to pursue a master’s in Occupational Therapy, and wants to ultimately end up working in a hospital or home care setting with senior citizens. This past summer, she mentored high-risk children in a local Ann Arbor elementary school. She currently volunteers at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor and likes to play basketball for the IM leagues on campus with her friends.
Kalynn is a junior from Detroit, Michigan, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Writing. She is particularly interested in Developmental and Personality Psychology and plans to attend graduate school to further her educational studies in Psychology and Marriage & Family Therapy. She is heavily involved in leadership positions on campus, community service within the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area, and promoting sexual assault and prevention awareness. She masks her free time in personal reading, writing, and artistically painting canvasses. Outside from peer advising, she can be found giving tours of Michigan’s campus to prospective students, alumni, and parents.
Anise is a transfer senior from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She is majoring in Psychology with a minor in African American Studies. While at Michigan she has competed for the Women’s Varsity Track and Field team, served as a Transfer Mentor, and Volunteered at the C.S. Mott’s Children’s Hospital. She has a strong interest in Positive Psychology and the psychological determinants of health. After graduation she plans to pursue opportunities in the health field and apply to Physician Assistant School. When allotted the time, she enjoys dancing, watching musicals, spending time with family, running and yoga.
Elyssa is a senior from Woodbury, New York, double majoring in Psychology and Linguistics. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in Speech- Language Pathology post graduation. During the school year, she is involved with interning at the Hearing Rehabilitation Center and Brick Elementary School where she works with language impaired children. On campus, she has been involved in many activities including UROP, Sigma Delta Tau sorority, research opportunities, and University of Michigan Speech and Hearing Sciences Club. Last semester, she studied abroad in Prague and traveled to many other cities all over Europe.
Ezra is a junior from West Bloomfield, Michigan, dual majoring in Psychology and Honors Mathematics as well as a minor in music. He has a growing interest in Social and Cognitive Psychology, and is hoping to blend everything into an exciting career, post-graduation. Ezra has spent many summers and semesters as a lifeguard, and this semester is pursuing a position as a grader for a math class. In his spare time Ezra spends a lot of time as a member of the Michigan Marching Band and Michigan Hockey Band as well as being an active member and Captain for DoRAK. In addition to those musical exploits Ezra also enjoys playing Clarinet, Piano, and Guitar in his spare time. He also enjoys cooking, especially on camping trips, spending time at the Hillel on Friday nights, participating in various IM sports including Broomball, Basketball, and Inner Tube Water Polo, and shaving books off his reading list.
Lauren is a junior from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, majoring in Psychology, and a returning Peer from Fall, 2012. She is particularly interested in organizational and social psychology. Lauren hopes to utilize these skills to obtain her master’s degree in Public Health and pursue a career in Healthcare Administration. Lauren is currently working with a few Pediatricians at Mott Children’s Hospital on several quality improvement studies. Outside of school, Lauren judges high school varsity gymnastics across the state of Michigan and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Karen is a junior double majoring in neuroscience and evolutionary anthropology. After graduation, she hopes to go to medical school. Last summer she volunteered in clinics in Costa Rica. She is currently the American red cross club community service chair and the ritual chair for her sorority, Phi Rho Alpha. She has also worked as a certified nurse’s assistant over the summer. In her free time, she watches copious amounts of television and loves working at her job at David’s Bridal.
Leonora is a senior from Highland, MI majoring in Psychology with a minor in History. Throughout her undergraduate career, Leonora has focused on developmental psychology through various different experiences working in schools and with children. She also has taken many classes that she enjoyed, such as Psych 305 (the Michigan Mentorship Program), Positive Psychology, and the Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence. Last summer, Leonora spent time in Barcelona, Spain as a volunteer for a YMCA day camp. Currently, Leonora works for America Reads as a Team Leader and travels to Detroit twice a week to tutor. She also is conducting her own research study that focuses on the experiences of young adults who have immigrant parents. In her free time, Leonora likes reading, playing soccer, running, and spending time with her friends and family.
Rabia Mahmood is a senior Psychology concentrator from Farmington Hills, Michigan, and a returning Peer from Fall, 2012. She is interested in Organizational Psychology and hoping to study Public Health after graduation. She has worked on research involving self-preparation and its effects on stress before and after a task, as well as research on health policy on HIV/AIDS, and research on the effects of morality on politics, wisdom, and empathy. As a transfer student to The University of Michigan, Rabia has had a unique experience in adjusting to the school and serves to offer any advice she can as a Peer Advisor in the Psychology Department.
Cyril is a senior who was born and raised from Cleveland, OH, and a returning Peer from Fall, 2012. He is majoring in Neuroscience. During the year off he is taking before enrolling in medical school, he plans to go to Nairobi, Kenya to do volunteer work for one month and for the remainder of the year work as a research assistant at the Cleveland Clinic and coach grade school basketball. At Michigan, he is part of Michigan’s premier Bollywood dance team, Michigan Manzil, and a volunteer at the Mots Children’s hospital. This year, Cyril is one of the Bollywood Choreographers for the annual Indian American Student Association Cultural Show. In his spare time, he enjoys watching the Lakers, most sports, movies and spending time with friends and family.
Ashley is a senior from Troy, MI, majoring in Economics and Psychology and pursuing the Program in Entrepreneurship. Last year, she worked as a Research Assistant in both the Psychology Department and the Marketing Department in the Ross School of Business. Currently, she works as the Social Media Intern for the Center for Entrepreneurship along with being a Resident Advisor at Bursley Hall. Her other interests include ballroom dancing, euchre, and racquetball.
Emily is a senior from Northville, Michigan, double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. She hopes to work in higher education administration or student affairs in the future, perhaps as an academic advisor. She is also interested in working for a nonprofit organization that provides resources to marginalized populations, such as low-income families or the homeless. Emily is actively involved in Do Random Acts of Kindness and the Undergraduate Sociology Association on campus. She is also a Student Ambassador for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. She enjoys photography, playing volleyball, and spending time with close friends and family.
Camille is a junior from Brighton, Michigan, majoring in psychology and minoring in gender & heath. She has finally decided (after much debate) to pursue graduate study in higher education to potentially become an advisor or counselor of some kind. This decision was facilitated by her experience as a Resident Advisor and her favorite class Psych 476: Intro to Positive Psychology. She also plans to get involved with research and complete a Senior Thesis.
Carly is a senior from Los Angeles, California, majoring in Psychology. She is primarily interested in developmental and organizational psychology. For the past three summers, Carly has interned at advertising agencies in Los Angeles and New York. She plans on pursuing a career in advertising in media planning or account management. Carly studied abroad in Florence, Italy during her second semester junior year. In her spare time, Carly enjoys doing yoga, exercising, cooking, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
Diego is a junior from Las Vegas, NV, majoring in Psychology and International Studies. He is interested in working with non-profit organizations after graduation, preferably dealing with the more technical side of things. Diego is also interested in the overlap between psychology and social media. He is a Resident Advisor at Northwood III and enjoys working out, watching movies, playing video games, and going on impromptu adventures.
Rayyan is a senior BCN concentrator from Fort Wayne, IN. Currently, he is applying to medical schools—with the hopes of becoming a radiologist or anesthesiologist. In terms of research, he has studied iron-deficient anemia in rats. Aside from peer advising, Rayyan is also a Northwood RA. In his free time, he enjoys playing/watching sports, drawing, politics, playing guitar, and working out.
Jamie is a senior, and a returning peer from Fall, 2012. She is double majoring in Psychology and Communications with a strong interest in developmental psychology and public relations. She currently enjoys her work with gifted and talented children at a local elementary school as an after school program staff member. In the past, she worked alongside an Applied Behavior Analyst to improve an autistic child’s handwriting, social skills, and anger management. Last yeah she studied abroad at the University of Sydney and interned for IMG’s designer relations department to assist with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Janya is a junior BCN concentrator from New Jersey, and a returning Peer from Fall, 2012. She plans on pursuing a masters in public health after graduating from Michigan. In preparation for this, Janya is a research assistant at the Center for Managing Chronic Disease. She is currently working on a project called Women of Color and Asthma Control. This will be her third year as a member of Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan (DMUM). Janya enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family, watching TV, listening to music, and reading.
Beatrice is a junior from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, majoring in Psychology. After she graduates, she plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career as a psychologist, specializing in adolescents and children. Beatrice is involved in research in the Personality, Cognition, and Emotion lab, and is also the President of the International Psychology Honor Society, Psi Chi. In her free time, she enjoys participating in her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, as well as spending time with friends and family.
Brittany is a senior from Woodmere, New York pursuing a major in both Psychology and Communications. She has focused her interests in psychology on Social and Organizational Psychology and hopes to bring what she has learned in her concentration to her desired career in the business world. Brittany spent her last semester studying abroad in Florence and has spent past summers interning in Public Relations and Fashion. Outside of school, Brittany enjoys playing with her puppy, spending time with family and friends, keeping up with her TV shows, traveling, shopping, cooking, and music/theater.
Nicole is a senior psychology and communication studies double major from Atlanta, Georgia. She is particularly interested in social psychology and plans to go into marketing or sales after graduating this May. Last winter term, Nicole studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic and travelled to several other countries in Europe. In addition to travelling, she enjoys spending time with her dog, friends, and family, playing tennis, and rooting for Michigan sports.
Tara is a junior from Houston, TX studying psychology with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies. She is particularly interested in sports and positive psychology and this past summer, she interned with an entertainment attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After graduation, Tara plans on getting involved in the sports industry and eventually attend graduate school for sports psychology and/or business. Outside of class, she enjoys belly dance, Zumba, sports and watching movies.