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Peer Advising

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 Fall and Winter semesters.  (Please note that our Peer Advisors are not on staff over the summer.)

Fall 2017 Term Availability:

Monday:  12:00 pm-2:00 pm (Jack), 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Diego)
Tuesday:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Prathusha), 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Megan)
Wednesday:  9:00 am - 11:00 am (Jack), 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Taylor)
Thursday:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Prathusha), 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Taylor)
Friday:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Diego)

Or email anytime:  lsa-biology-peers@umich.edu

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!

Meet Our Peer Advisors...

Hello! My name is Jack Gatti. I am a senior majoring in Cellular/Molecular Biology and minoring in both Medical Anthropology and Music. I hope to attend medical school after I graduate.

Around campus, I serve as Vice President of Motely Crew, a student volunteer organization that focuses efforts on patient care facilities in the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas. I am also an Organic Chemistry structured study group leader. I am currently a member of the Wang lab in the Department of Neurology conducting research on the molecular mechanisms underlying CADASIL, a type of vascular dementia. When I'm not in class or in the lab, I also play trombone in the Michigan Marching Band.

Please feel free to stop by and ask me any questions you have about scheduling, exploring majors, getting involved in research, pre-health requirements, or extracurricular opportunities!

Hey! Hey! Hey! My name is Diego Garcia. I am currently a senior studying biology. I am currently on a Pre-Dental track and plan to teach abroad during a gap year before entering dental school.

Here at uMich, I mentor students on a Pre-Med route. I also serve as president of CERP, an organization focused on editing college entrance essays for students from underrepresented backgrounds and participate as a model for various fashion shows around campus.

Some of my favorite things to do are reading, being outdoors, exploring new music.

Come stop by for cheesy-dentist jokes, exploring post-graduation options, or any other question regarding the Program in Biology that you may have!

Hello! my name is Taylor Hudson and I am a senior majoring in Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity and minoring in Environment. After graduating this upcoming spring I hope to further my education and participate in field research.

I also work on campus in Student Life for Recreational Sports under Club Sports and Adventure Leadership. Over the summer I lead First Ascent trips and look forward to leading more Adventure Leadership trips for my fellow students this year. I am a co-founder of the Marine Biology Club here at the University. I also serve as the Political Action Co-Chair for the University of Michigan NAACP chapter. In my freetime I enjoy backpacking, camping, and playing with my dog, Oliver. I have recently joined Tibbetts Lab researching the behavioral ecology of wasps, which is SUPER interesting. 


Please feel free to stop in for a chat. I can give advice, insight, or assistance on many things within the Program in Biology. Come say hello! 

Hi! I'm Prathusha, I'm a senior double majoring in Microbiology and Sociology. After undergrad, I hope to attend medical school. 

Apart from Peer Advisor, I'm a Standardized Patient for the Michigan Medical School and a tutor for the Athletic Center. I also do research at the ECMO Lab, working on a project to develop an Artificial Placenta to extend the cusp of viability and quality of life for extremely premature newborns. On campus, I'm the Pen Pal Director for K-grams and VP of Project RISHI, a service organization that works to benefit rural areas of India.

Stop by and ask me questions about the many bio majors, pre-health and research opportunities, or anything else on your mind!