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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 in our learning community!

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Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors (RAs) for the Michigan Community Scholars Program are sophomores,  juniors, and seniors at U-M. These students live in the halls 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.

2022-23 Resident Advisors (RAs)

Dhravid Kumar

Tess Carichner

Mya Richards

Noah Chatman

Razaq Anibaba

Zoe Hajratwala

Jon Musai



Peer Advisors and Mentors

Peer Advisors and 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.

Peer Advisors for Programming

The Peer Advisors for Programming lead the Programming Board (PB&U), a student-run organization providing social, cultural, and wellness events for MCSP students.

2022-23 Peer Advisors for Programming (PB&U)

Zainab Ahmad

My name is Zainab Ahmad, and I’m from Ypsilanti, MI. As a rising sophomore, I intend on majoring in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology with a minor in Asian languages and culture (Filipino concentration). A fun fact about me is that I’m both Filipino and Pakistani! I enjoy nature, taking pictures, fashion, and makeup. I’m also very excited to be part of PBnU!

Hannah Gorman

My name is Hannah Gorman and I am a sophomore in LSA currently majoring in political science and am looking into two other majors in history and American culture. My hobbies include making art, watching romantic comedies and hanging out with my puppy, Mendel. I am a staff member in PBnU and am looking forward to meeting all of you and connecting!


Megan Huber

Sana Simkani



Peer Advisors for Community Service (PACS)

Peer Advisors for Community Service (PACS) act as Action Team Coordinators and Site Leaders for the service component of the required fall membership course, ALA 102. They also help to connect first year students with other service organizations on campus and in the community.

2022-23 Peer Advisors for Community Service (PACS)

Ashleigh Richardson

Hello everyone! My name is Ashleigh Richardson and my pronouns are she/her/hers and my major is Psychology with a minor of Linguistics. I was born in Southfield, Michigan and stayed there until I started college. I’m excited to see the incoming freshmen! 


Christian Loredo-Duran

Jordan Orr

Sally Phan




Peer Advisors for Intergroup Relations (IRC)


Peer Advisors for Intergroup Relations (IRC) plans and leads dialogue-style conversations on a range of social identity and social justice issues, along with addressing climate-focused initiatives. They also sponsor cultural events that build understanding across differences.

2022-23 Peer Advisors for Intergroup Relations (IRC)

Ella Larsen

Ella is a sophomore on the Intergroup Relations Council. She is studying Sociology and plans to minor in Intergroup Relations Education and Education for Empowerment. Ella is from Frankfort, Michigan, and in her spare time she loves hiking, arts and crafts, and attending performances and concerts. If incoming MCSPers have any questions about MCSP, classes, or freshman year in general, she would love to help out, and can be reached at

Judy Dong

Hi everyone! I’m Judy Dong and I will be one of your MCSP student leaders this year. I was born in New York City, but currently living in Holland, Michigan. I was raised in China for the first 5 years of my life (fun fact :D)! I’m debating between majoring in Biology, Health, and Society or Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (I know very long and smart sounding, but I promise it isn’t crazy)! Right now, I am working towards being a Physician’s Assistant. We will see if that sticks. I love MCSP because it provided me with a community full of amazing individuals as well as gave me opportunities to grow my love for service and learning. I have a passion for traveling, music, and FOOD! I hope to travel the world and try all the different types of foods out there, with Asian cuisines being my favorite! I love listening to kpop, krnb, rnb, pop, and rap. I have great Spotify playlists, so if you need one I’ll hook you up. If you have any questions or just want to talk, just let me know :). I’m so excited to meet you all!

Aliya Spieske

Karis Rivers




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 managing the program's social media accounts, these students play vital roles in MCSP's operations.

2022-23 Program Associates

Program Associate for Marketing

Emma Kubitz

Hi everybody! My name is Emma Kubitz and I am the Social Media Marketing Assistant for MCSP 2022-23. I am currently a Sophomore at U of M majoring in the Environment with a minor in English, which if you can believe it, is much different from the intended major and minor I came into college with! Ever since I came to U of M, I’ve really gotten to know myself and I’ve discovered many new passions of mine. I have always enjoyed reading since I was a little kid, but I’ve recently gotten into gardening and thrifting! You’ll catch me nursing a lot of plants in my dorm room if you come around to Allen House and visit :) I’ve been a part of the MCSPhamily for a year now, and I can honestly say that it has changed my life. I’ve met so many people who I now consider friends and family, and I'm sure I’ll meet even more this next year. Can’t wait to meet you all!