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 10:00AM - 12:00 PM or 12:30 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.

PEER ADVISORS BIOS

 
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
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
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