Academic Peer Advising

This webpage provides details about the Academic Peer Advisor Program, including background and contact information for academic peer advisor assigned to assist incoming students this year. In the following paragraphs, you will learn more about:

What is an Academic Peer Advisor?                    

Academic peer advisors work under the direction of The Office of Academic Advising to assist faculty advisors in their efforts to help incoming students (first-year and transfer students) successfully transition to the academic rigor of college life. These junior or senior Loggers are highly organized paraprofessionals who actively support a unique caseload of advisees (approximately 50 advisees per PA) on important issues such as: 

  • Registering for classes
  • Navigating college-level academic expectations and demands 
  • Effectively communicating with professors
  • Navigating the ins and outs of registration
  • Assisting with short- and long-term academic planning including exploring and/or planning a major/minor
  • Encouraging incoming students to be their own best advocates 
  • Connecting to academic support services (i.e. The Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching for subject tutors, college-level writing support, etc.)
  • Dealing with periods of academic difficulty

First-year students, faculty advisors, and other constituents across campus attest to how peer advisors are respected and highly successful student employees who help foster academic success at Puget Sound. 

To provide these services, our peer advisors are knowledgeable about and experienced with academic policies and regulations, dependable in the performance of their specific duties, proactive in reaching out to their advisees, supportive of academic advisors, and sensitive to the needs and feelings of their advisees. They are trained paraprofessional employees of the university who are committed to protecting the confidentiality of each student while developing strong working relationships with them, their faculty advisors, and university staff.

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Meet your 2019-2020 Academic Peer Advisors

The table below includes the name of your academic peer advisor and the first-year faculty advisor they are assisting this year. You can also use this table to find your PA's official OFFICE HOURS (office located in Howarth Hall 114 E; inside the Office of Academic Advising), their drop-in appointment hours, and a few fun facts about them in their personal biography. 

Your peer advisor is an endless resource for you here at Puget Sound. They love to help and as upper-class students, they really know the secret to academic success. A recent survey of first-year students and faculty advisors indicated that PAs are seen as authentic, caring, and informed peers, highly knowledgeable about the ins and outs of university policies and procedures, a great resource when selecting courses and exploring possible majors, invaluable for navigating the registration, and someone to reach out to if you need additional academic coaching or information about important campus resources

 

Peer Advisor Coordinator 2019-2020

 

Name: Nia Henderson

[Psychology/Neuro & AFAM, Senior]

Email: nhenderson@pugetsound.edu

Office Hour - TBD

 

 

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Transfer Peer Advisor 2019-2020

 

Name: Quentin Hubbard

[Biology/Neuro & Bioethics, Junior]

Email: qhubbard@pugetsound.edu

Office Hour - TBD

 

 

 

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PEER ADVISOR NAME/FACULTY ADVISORS

Fall 2019 HOURS

Office: Howarth Hall 114

Cafe: Diversion (Divs) or Oppenheimer (Opp)

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Name: Amanda Foster

[Natural Sci: Geology/History, Senior]

Email: afoster@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Bristow, Johnson, Rogers, Valentine

 

 

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TBD

Name: Annamarie Wright

[Music/Education, Junior]

Email: aewright@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Brown, Gibson, Hutchinson, Krughoff

 

 

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TBD

Name: Ashley Brauning

[MCB/Neuro & Math, Junior]

Email: abrauning@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Gessel, Lee, Weiss

 

 

 

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TBD

Name: Bridget Myers

[BLP & Studio Art, Senior]

Email: bmyers@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Krause, Richman

 

 

 

 

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TBD

Name: Declan Peloso

[BLP/Econ & German, Junior]

Email: dpeloso@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Liao, Milam, Nunn

 

 

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TBD

Name: Ellis Collison

[Computer Sci & Econ/Math, Senior]

Email: ecollison@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Beezer, Price, Sullivan

 

 

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TBD

Name: Erin Budrow

[History/French, Senior]

Email: ebudrow@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Freeman, Leuchtenberger, Perry, Soumare

 

 

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TBD

Name: Greta Dunn

[BLP/Spanish, Senior]

Email: grdunn@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Dillman, Evans, Jasinski, Paradise

 

 

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TBD

Name: Jordan Taylor

[P&G/Business, Senior]

Email: jalfredtaylor@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Kendall, Sousa, Tracy-Hale

 

 

 

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TBD
Name: Mia Stombler-Levine

[Natural Sci: CHEM/English & Biology, Senior]

Email: mstomblerlevine@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Boisvert, Hanson, Neshyba, Pickard

 

 

 

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TBD

Name: Olivia Perotti

[MCB/P&G & Math, Senior]

Email: operotti@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Martin, Melchior, Wimberger

 

 

 

 

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TBD
Name: Samantha Reed

[Exercise Science, Junior]

Email: skreed@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Andresen, Pepper, Utrata

 

 

 

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TBD

Name: Sophie Gil

[IPE/Education, Senior]

Email: sgil@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Anderson-Connolly, Gardner, Hoyos-Galvis

 

 

 

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TBD
Name: Veronica Lewis

[Exercise Sci/Neuro & Spanish, Senior]

Email: vlewis@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Beyer, Joshi, Tomlin, Wilbur

 

 

 

 

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TBD