About the Program
As the largest of Cornell's seven colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences offers a wide variety of possible majors. It is therefore very easy to feel overwhelmed. The peer advisor program was developed to help incoming first-year students become acquainted with all that the college has to offer. Although they do not provide academic advice, peer advisors are there to offer a student's perspective of life at Cornell, to answer questions, and to help make the transition to college life a bit smoother.
How to Become a Peer Advisor
Interested in getting involved on campus, developing leadership experience, and helping out incoming A&S freshmen? The A&S Peer Advisor Program is looking for motivated, charismatic, and responsible students to guide incoming first-years! Look out for emails early in the spring semester about the Peer Advisor application.
The 2019 Peer Advisor application is closed.
If you have questions, please contact Jayla Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is an A&S Peer Advisor?
A&S Peer Advisors facilitate the transition to college by providing new first-year students with an introduction to Cornell and the College of Arts and Sciences. A Peer Advisor is assigned a small number of advisees (no more than 12) and assists them while they prepare to come to Cornell and make a personal and social transition. A Peer Advisor is a good role model who values learning and the “life of the mind” and successfully balances academics and extracurricular activities.
What does an A&S Peer Advisor do?
- Attends two short training and professional development sessions (one in April, one during August orientation).
- Reaches out to their group of no more than 12 advisees via email in June, and begins answering questions about Cornell/the College of Arts and Sciences as necessary.
- Continues to be available for questions via email throughout the summer.
- Meets with their group of advisees during August orientation.
- Is available during the fall semester to meet with new students for two follow-up meetings (timing is flexible).
Will new students be assigned to me by major?
No. Your advisees may or may not be interested in the same fields of study as you are. Remember that many students change their minds about what they want to major in as they explore their academic interests and learn about majors they never knew existed.
Can I be both an Orientation Leader and an A&S Peer Advisor?
Yes – the two roles do not overlap.
Can I be both a Biology Student Advisor and an A&S Peer Advisor?
No – the timing of Orientation events does not allow students to serve in both roles.
Peer Advisor Profiles
Peer Advisor E-board Members
Shilpy Agarwal '21
Austin Haycox '20
Karen Jiang '21
Medina Keita '20
Jenny Della Santina '21
Shakhzoda Alimdjanova '20, Biological Sciences
Jaewon Baek '20, Philosophy
Juliana Bain '20, Computer Science & Math
Christian Baran '22, Science & Technology Studies
Kim Baum '20, Information Science
Catherine Cai '22, Biology
Jenny Cao '22, Economics
Marie Ceske '20, Government
David Chen '22, Computer Science & Psychology
Tracy Cheung '20, Biological Sciences
Alexander Chung '21, Biology & Society
Ashley Contreras '22, Linguistics & Asian Studies
Melodie Cuevas '12, Spanish & Psychology
Laura Cvetkovski '20, Chemistry
Angela Demaral '21, Psychology & Economics
Laura DeMassa '21, Government & English
Emma DiGiovanni '21, Government & College Scholar Program
Josh Eibelman '20, Biology & Psychology
Islam Elsaid '20, Chemistry/Chemical Biology
Izzie Fan '21, Biological Sciences
Sydney Flannigan '22, Biology
Sarah Frieman '21, Biology & Society
Annie Fu '21, Information Science & Comparative Literature
Jackie Fuentes '20, Chemistry & Spanish
Natalie Fung '20, Information Science
Rachel Gallagher '20, Religious Studies
Ishini Gammanpila '22, Mathematics
Mohini Gharpure '20, Biological Sciences
Tomas Greenberg '21, Spanish
Matthew Hillock '20, Philosophy
Alexia Howell '20, Near Eastern Studies
Virinca Jaipuriyar '21, Psychology
Madeline Johnson '20, Government
Lucas Jurgensen '19, Biology & Computer Science
Katerina Karaiskos '22, Undecided
Aine Keel '22, Psychology
Madison Keele '22, Government & German
Claire Ketchum '21, Sociology & French
Julia Kim '22, Information Science and Economics
Raksha Krishnan '22, Neurobiology & behavior
Miya Kuramoto '22, Undecided
Lisa LaBarbera '20, Information Science
Brooke Laskowsky '20, Anthropology & Archaeology
Solomon Lawrence '21, Africana Studies & Government
Haoshen Li '22, Computer Science
Duncan Lumia '22, Computer Science
Tyler Mandelbaum '21, Economics
Elica Marcellin '21, Psychology & English
Bryant Mendez '21, Government
Deogratious Munene '21, Economics
Sarah Murray '20, Neurobiology & behavior
Thomas Neumeyer '21, Information Science
Nicole Nudelman '20, Chemistry/Chemical Biology & Biological Sciences
Bree Parker '21, Statistical Science
Jin Park '22, Information Science
Sophie Partington '21, Sociology & French
Joshua Passell '21, Economics
Madeleine Peel '22, Biology
Clarice Pertel '22, Mathematics
Rudy Peterson '20, Physics & Computer Science
Annika Pinch '20, Psychology
Cristina Pinheiro 21, Economics & Statistical Science
Danny Proano '21, Biology
Judy Qian '22, Government & China & Asian Pacific Studies
Madalyn Redding '22, Computer Science
Isabella Rodoni '21, Economics
Cole Romero '22, Performing & Media Arts & English
Sarah Sachar '21, Spanish & College Scholar Program
Katie Sadoff '22, Computer Science & Music
Josue Sanchez '20, Economics
Sarah Shakeel '21, Economics & Government
Jillian Shapiro '20, Biological Sciences
Marie Sibomana '21, Government
Maria Siciliano '22, English
Kate Slinchenkova '22, Chemistry & Biology
Gayatri Somaiya '22, Government & Biology
Samanthan Spicka '21, Neurobiology & behavior
Justin Starks '20, Computational biology
Jiazhen Tan '20, Mathematics & Computer Science
Stephanie Tan '22, English & Sociology
Jose Maria Tapia '21, Economics & Statistics
Quinn Theobald '22, Undecided
Andrea Quezada Vargas '22, Biology & Society
Emily Walton '22, Biology & Society and Africana Studies
Victoria Watson '21, College Scholar Program
Isabella Woodward-Montes '21, Biology & Society
Millena Yohannes '22, Sociology
Lily Zelov '22, Economics
Ashley Zhao '22, Biological Sciences & Psychology
Linchen Zhang '21, Computer Science & Economics
Julia Zhu '22, Biology & Chemistry