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Student Leadership

As a program dedicated to helping college students develop lifelong leadership skills, MCSP offers multiple positions for sophomores through seniors.  Expand the following sections to learn about ways to lead our learning community!

Resident Advisors (RAs) for the Michigan Community Scholars Program are juniors and seniors at U-M. These students live in hallways alongside their residents, serve as community-builders, crisis managers, listeners and friends. The RAs also facilitate small discussion sections of the ALA102 seminar and encourage communication between first-year students. If you have questions or concerns, please seek out one of the Resident Advisors. They are always here for you.

2019-2020 Resident Advisors (RAs)

Elise Ellsworth
Marita Ky
Samuel Maves
Catherine Mykolajtchuk
Aayush Patel
Nayef Taleb

Wendy Woods, Associate Director


Peer Advisors and Mentors

The Peer Advisors and Peer Mentors are sophomores and juniors at U-M. These students help the RA’s build a strong sense of community and serve as resources and role models for first year students. Having just transitioned into college a year or two ago, they can share personal experiences about life within MCSP and at U-M.


The Peer Advisors for Programming serve as co-chairs of the Programming Board (PB&U), a student-run organization providing social, cultural and community service events for MCSP students. Their weekly meetings encourage underclassmen to propose events, vote on new initiatives, and foster a vibrant atmosphere for their learning community.

2019-2020 Peer Advisors for Programming (PB&U)

Anuja Bagri
Emma Breukink (Health and Wellness)
Rahima Jamal
Mikayla Moon
Sage Paris
Zachary Winfrey 

TBD, Coordinator of Community-Building, Programming, & Social Justice


Peer Advisors for Community Service (PACS): The PACS act as Action Team Coordinators and Site Leaders for the service component of University Course 102.  With weekly meetings, they plan out individual initiatives and seek suggestions from first year students for new community service sites.

2019-2020 Peer Advisors for Community Service (PACS)

Schuyler Janzen
Summer Nguyen
Cole Pieroni
Tyler Sadama
Charlie Sinder
Emily Welch

William Alt, Coordinator for Community Engagement


Peer Advisors for Intergroup Relations (IRC): The IRC coordinates cultural events, and plans and leads dialogue-style conversations on a range of social identity and social justice issues, along with addressing climate-focused initiatives.  They welcome the MCSP community at their weekly meetings and dialogues, in which they bring awareness to current issues and events. 

2019-2020 Peer Advisors for Intergroup Relations (IRC)

Latifa Cheaito
Eniah Hill
Parnaz Hojjati
Maryam Sharif
Jill Stecker
Chauncey Thompson

Mya Haynes, Coordinator for Diversity Initiatives


Peer Mentors (PMs): The Peer Mentors help first-year students acclimate to campus during Welcome Week and transition into college throughout the year.  Each PM has a “family” of several students that meet regularly for group dinners, study-breaks and social events such as ice-skating at Yost Arena.

2019-2020 Peer Mentors (PMs)

Meredith Ainsworth, Aaron Arnold, Elizabeth Boman, Kelly Coghlan, Alex Curwin, Jade Ebels, Quinn Favret, Demetrius Ford, Lauren Foulks, Aidan Haase, Inga Hao, Afraz Hasan, Estella Hong, Megha Jain, Brandon Kirk, Robert Kress, Ashley Kuk, Gabrielle Lincoln, Osvaldo Lopez, Ian Mascarenhas, Lindsay Miles, Derek Miner, Quinn Nolan, Bella Pryor, Michal Ruprecht, Liam Russel, Emmanuel Servin, Kaia Tien, Sydney Williams, Spencer Wood, Jason Zhu


Program Associates

Program Associates serve a variety of roles for MCSP, performing duties that help with the program's operations and maintenance. From maintaining the website to the program's social media accounts, these students play vital roles in MCSP's operations.

2019-2020 Program Associates

Program Associate for Marketing

Kenneth Daniel