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

Drop-in visits are welcome!

Can't stop by?  Feel free to contact us via email or telephone!



Peer Advisor Hours Win '20

Meet Our Peer Advisors...

Hi! My name is Sanjna and I’m a senior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Business. My plan is to pursue medical school and hopefully become a physician.  Outside of classes, I’ve been working in the Hume lab on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and as a project manager in the Capital Consulting Group on projects such as Perch and March of Dimes. I volunteer at the Glacier Hills Senior Living Center and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Aside from that, I love to read and cook!  Feel free to stop by to talk about being pre-med, majors and minors, choosing classes, extracurricular opportunities, research or anything at all!

Hello! My name is Soverno (Sereno) and I am a senior majoring in Microbiology. I plan to pursue a degree in Public Health after graduating since my current undergraduate major sparked an interest in my future career/educational goals.  On campus, I am involved in a research lab dealing with the interactions between bone cells and extracellular matrix during skeletal growth/development. I also volunteer in Michigan's hospital and facilitate conversational speaking sessions for secondary English language speakers. During the summer of my freshman year, I took classes at the Biological Station. In the summer of my sophomore year, I studied abroad in the field of Public Health in the Dominican Republic. In my free time, I like to take a jog through the Arb if the weather is nice and go around downtown Ann Arbor trying new restaurants.  Feel free to stop by my office hours anytime you want advice, need help choosing classes, or anything else!

Hi! My name is Krithika, and I'm a senior double majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science. On campus, I am involved in Michigan Sahana, an Indian Classical Music and Dance organization, the Society of Women Engineers, and I am also one of the project leads for M-HEAL:Solar Fridge, a team working to build a sustainable vaccine storage solution for areas without reliable electricity. I have been involved in research for three years at Michigan, and currently I am working as a member of the Aguilar Lab studying reprogramming in muscle cells. In my spare time, I love read and explore different coffee shops in Ann Arbor.   Stop by during my office hours to chat about majors/minors, course planning, CMB, research, extracurriculars, the intersection of engineering

Hi! My name is Nico, and I am a junior majoring in Biology with the intention of attending medical school after graduation. I am also minoring in Medical Anthropology due to my interest in learning about different cultures and societies from around the globe. On campus, I am a penpal through K-Grams and am also involved in oSTEM. During my spare time, I can be found drawing or doing Zumba!  Please do not hesitate to come and visit me during my office hours to talk about the different Biology majors, course planning, the pre-health track, or to just have some tea and chitchat.

Hello! My name is Benjamin, and I am a senior majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) and minoring in Music. After graduating, I hope to attend medical school.  On campus, I serve as President of the LSA Student Honor Council, an organization that works closely with the Office of the Assistant Dean to promote academic integrity on campus. As a member of the Nandakumar Lab, I research telomeres and the shelterin protein complex in hopes of finding relevant therapeutic applications. I also volunteer at Arbor Hospice. In my spare time, I study organ and voice at the School of Music.  Please feel free to stop by peer advising hours. I would be delighted to talk with you about course planning, extracurricular opportunities, the pre-med track, research, or whatever you find interesting!

Hello! My name is Maxwell, and I’m a senior majoring in Biology, Health, and Society and minoring in International Studies. I’m interested in the cellular and molecular causes of chronic diseases and its burden on global health. I’ve been involved in a lab studying the molecular genetics of the retrovirus HIV-1 in addition to a community health research program overseas. On campus, I volunteer at the University Hospital and I’m a member of the African Student Association. Off campus, I provide HIV test/prevention counseling and enjoy cooking. Feel free to visit me during my peer advising hours to talk about research, course planning, or majors in the biology program; I would be happy to meet with you!

Hello! My name is Yoav, and I am a senior majoring in Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity and minoring in the Environment. I am passionate about understanding ecosystems and have interest in meshing sustainability with human health.  On campus, I do research in a lab studying agricultural weeds and other related plants in an evolutionary and ecoogical genomics lab. I have also taught a few of the introductory biology courses. I volunteer at the U of M Campus farm and know the local Arboretum and Botanical Gardens well! Off campus, I work part-time as an EMT-B at a local ambulance service.  Please feel free to stop by my peer advising hours. I would be delighted to talk with you about course planning, extracurricular opportunities, the pre-health track, research, or anything biology!