NEWS: Peer Advisors are gearing up to help our newest Loggers register for spring 2021 classes

Learn more about how to use PeopleSoft to register and what classes you should take for that perfect schedule at our Spring 2021 Registration Support For New Loggers webpage

 


Read more to learn about our Academic Peer Advising Program and to meet this year's team


What is an Academic Peer Advisor?

The Role of 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) 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:

  • Navigating college-level academic expectations and demands 
  • Effectively communicating with professors
  • Navigating the ins and outs of registration
  • Short- and long-term academic planning including exploring and/or planning a major/minor
  • Encouraging incoming students to be their own best advocates 
  • Connecting students to academic support services (i.e. The Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching for subject tutors, college-level writing support, etc.)
  • Helping new students deal with periods of academic difficulty
  • Registering for classes- The host PeopleSoft Sessions to teach new students how to use the registration software AND schedule meetings with your faculty advisor (Registration Preparation Meetings-RPMs) to provide one-on-one attention to help you get registration ready! 

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.


Meet our 2020-2021 Peer Advisor Team

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 2020-2021

Name: Declan Peloso  

[BLP & Economics/German, Senior]

Email: dpeloso@pugetsound.edu

 

Click here to read my biography!

 

Transfer Peer Advisor 2020-2021

Name: Quentin Hubbard

[Biology/Neuro & Bioethics, Senior]

Email: qhubbard@pugetsound.edu  

Fall Virtual Office Hours (Google-meet or Zoom): Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.

 

Click here to read my biography!

 

PEER ADVISOR NAME/FACULTY ADVISORS

FALL VIRTUAL Office Hours: 

Google-meet or Zoom

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Name: Jake Brady

[BLP & Economics, Senior]

Email: jbrady@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Imbrigotta, Krause

 

 

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Virtual Office Hours:

Mondays 10-11 a.m.

Wednesdays 1-2 p.m.

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Name: Ashley Brauning

[MCB/Neuro & Math, Senior]

Email: abrauning@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Saucedo, Sosa, Johnson

 

 

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Virtual Office Hours: 

Mondays 12-1 p.m.

Wednesdays 11 a.m-12 p.m.

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Name: Hannah Bushing

[Undeclared, Junior]

Email: hbushing@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Goldstein, Kigar, Kupinse

 

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Virtual Office Hours:

Tuesdays 1-2 p.m.

Thursdays 3-4 p.m.

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Name: Lauren Finnigan

[BLP & JPN, Senior]

Email: lfinnigan@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: DeHart, Ludden, Paradise

 

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Virtual Office Hours:

Mondays 1-2 p.m.

Thursdays 1-2 p.m.

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Name: Matt Garcia

[Math/Chemistry, Junior]

Email: mgarcia@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Chambers, Melchior

 

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Virtual Office Hours:

Mondays 10-11 a.m.

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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Name: Maggie Hatt

[Economics/Math & French, Junior]

Email: mhatt@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Kelley, Tracy Hale, Monaco

 

Click here to read my biography!

Virtual Office Hours:

Mondays 12-1 p.m.

Tuesdays 9-10 a.m.

Link

Name: Sydnee Kokobun

[Psychology, Junior]

Email: skokobun@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Colbert-White, Reintz

 

Click here to read my biography!

Virtual Office Hours:

Tuesdays 1-2 p.m.

Thursdays 1-2 p.m.

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Name: Henry Loran

[P&G & AFAM, Senior]

Email: hloran@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Fields, Lanctot, Weinberger

 

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Virtual Office Hours:

Mondays 12-1 p.m.

Fridays 10-11 a.m.

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Name: Neomi Ngo

[Communication & Business BA/Chinese, Junior]

Email: nngo@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Dove, Li, Wolf

 

Click here to read my biography!

Virtual Office Hours:

Tuesdays 2-3 p.m.

Wednesdays 2-3 p.m.

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Name: Tina Nguyen

[Chemistry, Junior]

Email: thnguyen@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Hanson, Worland, Neshyba

 

Click here to read my biography!

Virtual Office Hours:

Tuesdays 10-11 a.m.

Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.

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Name: Samantha Reed

[Exercise Science, Senior]

Email: skreed@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Lewin, Tomlin, Wilbur, Tollefson

 

Click here to read my biography!

Virtual Office Hours: 

Mondays 10-11 a.m.

Thursdays 2-3 p.m.

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 Name: Lia Van Steeter

[IPE/Spanish, Senior]

Email: lvansteeter@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Dillman, Lago-Grana, Protasi, Peine

 

Click here to read my biography!

Virtual Office Hours:

Mondays 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wednesdays 3-4 p.m.

Link

 

 Name: Annamarie Wright

[Music Education/Education, Senior]

Email: aewright@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Brown, Hutchinson, Woods

 

Click here to read my biography!

 Virtual Office Hours:

Mondays 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Thursdays 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

 

Name: Erik Zdechlik

[BLP & Economics, Senior]

Email: ezdechlik@pugetsound.edu

Advisors: Hoyos Galvis, Jackson, Kotsis, Warning

 

Click here to read my biography!

Virtual Office Hours:

Mondays 9-10 a.m.

Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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