Peer Advisors

The Peer Advisor program is a resource developed by students, for students. They offer advice on their respective majors, course combinations, course loads, and share their personal experiences through their journey to a career in engineering. Additionally, they provide support to their peers through workshops and outreach.

Come to the Student Development Center, 3124 Seamans Center, for assistance with your questions about majors, general education courses or policies and procedures. The Peer Advisors work closely with the professional academic advising staff.

Peer Advisor Office Hours - Spring 2016

Peer Advisor Workshops

In both the spring and fall semester, the Peer Advisors offer workshops to assist students in preparation for their academic advising appointments with their advisor. 

Spring 2016: EFA Workshops provide guidance to any students interested in learning more about filling out EFAs. This workshop is particularly helpful for sophomores and juniors. Each major has its own specifications and requirements which the Peer Advisor will go over in detail. Bring your questions, the Peer Advisors are ready to answer them. (Times and locations TBD)


Peer Advisor Bios


Peer Advisor, Biomedical Engineering
Major: Biomedical Engineering with Biomaterials EFA
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA
Experiences: Co-op at Boston Scientific, VP of the Society of Women Engineers, Engineering Ambassador, Burn Treatment Center Volunteer Mentor at UIHC, Orientation Guide, Campus Tour Guide
Personal Interests:  Sitting front row at Hawkeye Football games, eating crab rangoons at the Iowa City Farmers Market, and watching cheesy movies with my friends!


Peer Advisor, Mechanical Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering EFA: Tailored (Thermal and Fluid analysis)
Minor: Mathematics
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Experiences: Co-Op and Internship with Rockwell Collins, Internship with Cobham, Engineering Lead Tutor, TRiO Tutor, SWE, Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity, Transferred from Cal Poly Pomona, Sigma Kappa Sorority
Personal Interests: Health and Fitness, Cooking, Reading, Hanging out with Friends and Family




Peer Advisor, Chemical Engineering
Major: Chemical Engineering, Custom EFA (Pharmaceuticals and Polymers)
Hometown: Central City, IA
Experiences: Internship with RTP Company, faculty research labs, AIChE, SWE, WISE, OnIowa Leader
Personal Interests: Photography, animals, and trying new activites




Peer Advisor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Major: Electrical/Computer Engineering (Sofware Engineering EFA) & Music
Minor: Mathematics, Computer Science
Hometown: Burlington, IA
Experiences: honors; study abroad - San Sebastián, Spain; research - image processing; internship - MetaCommunications; student organizations - Dance Marathon, ski/snowboard club, triathlon team
Personal Interests: Music, exercise, skiing, filming, traveling, Spanish
Peer Advisor, Civil Engineering
Major: Civil Engineering, Structures Mechanics, and Materials EFA
Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Bloomington, IL
Experiences: Study Abroad in Swansea Wales, WISE, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Chi Epsilon, Hawkeye Marching Band
Personal Interests:  Music, reading, traveling