Peer Advisor Bios

Peer Advisors 2014-2015

Adam Ansari

Adam Ansari

Engineering

Jackson Barrett

Jackson Barrett

Engineering

Amanda Bennett

                 Amanda Bennett

               College of Health

 

 

Resources

I Will Survive!  The Ultimate Freshman Handbook

Meetings

Peer Advisor Handbook

Peer Advisor Bios

Trevor Bonn 

Trevor Bonn

Living & Learning

Ellen Brigance 

Ellen Brigance

Engineering

    Molly Clarke

Molly Clarke

Business

 

 

LEAP Peer Advisor Position

Information about the LEAP Peer Advisor position:

Students who complete the LEAP Seminar (both semesters in the academic year) are eligible to apply for the position of LEAP Peer Advisor.  As a Peer Advisor, you will be assigned to one freshman seminar and will work with that class for both semesters.

 Peer Advisors receive $1100/ semester, fall and spring semesters of the 2015-16 academic year, and are expected to serve ten hours/week.

Mandatory Peer Advisor commitments include:

  • Completion of LEAP 2002, a training class carrying one credit that you will complete largely in the summer, online, and partly during the fall semester during the regularly scheduled PA meetings.  May be taken for one hour credit in the Spring semester.
  • Attending the LEAP PA training workshop [part of LEAP 2002] on Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21th, 8:00am - 12:30pm.
  • Attending your seminar class every time it meets.
  • Attending two PA meetings a month, held on Tuesdays of every month at 12:15 p.m. for approximately one hour.
  • Meeting regularly with your instructor.
  • Accepting and fulfilling a specific LEAP committee assignment

 

These are non-negotiable responsibilities for both fall and spring semesters.

You should not apply if you are unable to fulfill any of them.

Additional responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • helping LEAP students with their transition to the University
  • being available to LEAP students outside the classroom setting
  • organizing and leading study groups
  • assisting the professor in workshops and discussions, reading and
  • commenting on student papers in draft stage, and perhaps presenting class material
  • assisting LEAP students in learning how to use the databases for library assignments
  • assisting in planning LEAP projects and activities
  • participating in LEAP projects and activities outside of class

 

The kinds of criteria that the selection committee will consider include:

  • Student with a 3.3 GPA or higher
  • Full time student (12 credit hourrs or more) who will be at least a sophomore by the fall of the year the student will serve as Peer Advisor
  • Strong writer
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Student willing to network with college faculty and advisors
  • Student who has demonstrated willingness to participate in class discussions and ability to facilitate group work
  • Student able to model good student behavior [regular class attendance, being on time, staying for the entire class period, respect for professor and other students]
  • Student whose other employment and extracurricular responsibilities will not prevent him/her from devoting a full 10 hours/week to being a Peer Advisor
  • Responsible student who has shown him/herself able to meet commitments and deadlines
  • Student who can reasonably commit to being a PA for the entire year

LEAP Peer Advisors must be full-time students (enrolled for at least 12 credits each semester) during their period of employment.  Renewal for Spring Semester is dependent on satisfactory performance during Fall Semester.

Students can obtain more information, or additional application forms, from

 

Dr. Carolan Ownby
Assistant Director, LEAP Program
156 Sill Center
Phone: 581-3447
Email:  c.ownby@leap.utah.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mitch Conti

Mitch Conti

Engineering

 Patrick Cunningham

Patrick Cunningham

Science

 Kenley Cutrubus

 Kenley Cutrubus

Business

 

Related Websites

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CESA

Honors

International Center

Undergraduate Studies

UROP

 

 Tyler Davies

Tyler Davies

Arts

Eno Etokidem

Eno Etokidem

Health Science

 David Fullmer

David Fullmer

College of Health

 

 

 Kayla Grimm

Kayla Grimm

College of Health

 

 Morgan Guymon

Morgan Guymon

Living & Learning

 

Madison Hayes 

Madison Hayes

Business

 
 

 

Landon Henriksen 

Landon Henricksen

College of Health

 

 Zach Herbert

Zach Herbert

Engineering

 

 Lea Hunter

Lea Hunter

Transfer

Senior Peer Advisor

 

 

 

 Ezzy Khaosanga

Ezzy Khaosanga

Pre-Law

Enzo Krensky-Hart

Enzo Krensky-Hart

Service Learning

 

Minerva Martinez Lopez

Minvera Martinez Lopez

Pre-Nursing

 

 

 

Wogai Mohmand 

Wogai Mohmand

Transfer

 

 Soa Mulitalo

Soa Mulitalo

College of Health



 Mickey Navidomskis

Mickey Navidomskis

Engineering



 

 

Alyssa Quist 

Alyssa Quist

Exploration

Sarah Rivera 

Sarah Rivera

Exploration

Meher Samineni

Meher Samineni

Engineering

Senior Peer Advisor

 

 

Browne Sebright

Browne Sebright

Urban Ecology

Nikki Sithivong

Nikki Sithvong

Arts

Rachel Sittler

Rachel Sittler

Architecture

 

 

Karlee Stokes

Karlee Stokes

Service Learning

Susan Wojtalewicz

Susan Wojtalewicz

Engineering

     
 
Last Updated: 12/1/14