Peer Advisors

2014-2015 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.

Come to the Student Development Center, 3124 Seamans Center, between 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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.

Spring 2015 Peer Advisor Schedule



Kipp Caputo


    Peer Advisor, Mechanical Engineering
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Hometown: Ottawa, Illinois
    Experiences: Internship at Exelon Generation, Former Student Ambassador
    Personal Interests:


Jake Crome


    Peer Advisor, Chemical Engineering Major: Chemical Engineering with Energy and Environment EFA
    Hometown: Stockton, Illinois
    Experiences: Co-op with DuPont Industrial Biosciences in Cedar Rapids, active in ChemE Car Competition, AIChE, Omega Chi Epsilon and Engineers Without Borders
    Personal Interests: Camping, fishing, crossword puzzles


Michael Guajardo   MICHAEL GUAJARDO

   Peer Advisor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
   Major: Civil Engineering with Civil Practice EFA
   Hometown: Orland Park, Illinois
   Experiences: Internship at HBK Engineering in Iowa City, Member of Steel Bridge Team ASCE, Social Chair of USGBC, Co-Canning Chair Dance Marathon, Former ASCE Social Chair Assistance, Former Orientation Hawkeye Guide
   Personal Interests: Sports


Jessica Litchfield


   Peer Advisor, Biomedical Engineering
   Major: Biomedical Engineering with self tailored EFA musculoskeletal biomechanics
   Hometown: Boone, Iowa
   Experiences: Co-op at Boston Scientific, Study Abroad at Swansea Wales, Engineering Tutor, Engineering K-12 outreach Agent, SWE, WISE, S.T.A.T.
   Personal Interests: Sports watching & playing, Traveling, Hanging out with friends


Courtney Paulsen


   Peer Advisor, Industrial Engineering
   Major: Industrial Engineering with Management EFA, minor in Business and Major in Dance
   Hometown: Lakeville, Minnesota
   Experiences: Internships with General Mills Manufacturing Engineering Associate at Lodi, CA, General Mills MEA at Albuquerque, NM, Hon Company Manufacturing Engineer at Muscatine, IA, Analog Technologies Corp, Industrial
   Engineering Burnsville, MN; Institute of Industrial Engineers, WISE, SWE, Dance Marathon and Undergraduate Dance Organization
   Personal Interests: Dancing, Photography, trying new restaurants , traveling and watching Hawkeye Football


Hanbin Tao  HANBIN TAO

   Peer Advisor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
   Major: Electrical Engineering
   Hometown: Shanghai, China
   Experiences: Teaching Assistant for Fundamental Circuits and Electromagnetic Theory, Research Assistant at IIHR and Tau Beta Pi volunteer chair
   Personal Interests: Playing Chess, Watching NBA, Playing games like Pokemom & League of Legends