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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 fall and winter semesters.  


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 - Neurosci)

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:

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 Megan Sweeney. I am currently a senior studying Neuroscience. After graduating this December I am planning on taking a gap year before attending medical school.On campus I an very involved in Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan, an organization that raises both funds and awareness for pediatric rehabilitation programs and C.S Mott and Beaumont Children's Hospitals. I am also a member of the Feldman Lab in the Department of Neurology which focuses on the study of stem cells as treatment for neurodegenerative diseases. Additionally, I work at the UH Hospital as a Patient Services Assistant. In my free time I love exploring new music, movies, and enjoying the (usually) beautiful Michigan outdoors.Feel free to drop by and ask me questions about the neuroscience major, the pre-med track, research opportunities, or anything else about extracurriculars here on campus!

Hello! My name is Jack Gatti. I am a junior 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!

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!    

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!