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Current Student Leaders

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.

2020-21 Resident Advisors (RAs)

Sydney Williams

Aidan Haase

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.

2020-21 Peer Advisors for Programming (PB&U)

Mariah Evans
Lydia Goff  (Health and Wellness Lead)
Melissa Kurpiers
Mara Logan
Joel Mojica

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.

2020-21 Peer Advisors for Community Service (PACS)

Olivia Graham
Eliot Ferki
AJ Flannery
Leslie Igbo
Jordan Manley
Shoshana Weinstein


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. 

2020-21 Peer Advisors for Intergroup Relations (IRC)

Cora Galpern
David Hargitt
Angel Li  ( Arts and Culture Lead)
Trinity Pryor
Hugo Quintana
Lesley Tayagua Lua


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.

2020-21 Peer Mentors (PMs)

Gretchen Ascher
Noah Chatman
Vedant Iyer
Dilpreet Kaur
David Keller
John Kenny
Nadia Khan
Chelsea Li
Juan Pablo Angel Marcos
Jon Musai
Olivia Ortiz
Karen Pacheco
Malachi Pitts
Cameron Rifkin
Lesly Secundino-Rodriguez
Shiqi Sheng


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.

2020-21 Program Associates

Program Associate for Marketing

Gretchen Ascher