Peer Advisors

Peer advisors are student academic leaders on campus who work closely with academic deans, college advisors and directors of academic engagement to create programming that helps expose you to all that Duke offers. Peer advisors can share how they formed meaningful mentoring relationships with faculty, help you navigate online registration, and help you learn to distinguish what is merely popular from what is individually meaningful to you. They are available via email, Facebook and for individual meetings, and they regularly sponsor events in East Campus dorms and neighborhoods.

Your Peer Advisors

Peer advisor Academic areas of interest
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Aditya

aditya.santoki@duke.edu

I serve students housed in Blackwell.

  • Pre-Health
  • Global Health
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Amanda

amanda.mccawley@duke.edu

I am a senior studying Computer Science and Psychology.

I serve students in Trinity.

  • Computer Science
  • Psychology
Anna

Anna

ss797@duke.edu

I serve students housed in Wilson.

  • Biology
  • Pre-Health
  • Pharmacology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Global Health
  • Chemistry
  • Creative Writing
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Anu

anu.sharma@duke.edu

I serve students housed in Giles.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Spanish
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Carlee

carlee.goldberg@duke.edu

I am planning on double majoring in Political Science and Classical Civilizations. I am also pursuing a certificate in Child Research Policy, with a focus on the cross-over between juvenile justice and the foster care system.

I serve students housed in Bell Tower.

  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
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Caroline

caroline.maloney@duke.edu

Right now, I am interested in pursuing a major in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Russian Language and Culture.

I serve students in Southgate.

  • Biology
  • Pre-Med
  • Chemistry
  • Russian Language and Culture
  • Computer Science
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Catherine

catherine.mcmillian@duke.edu

I am a sophomore at Duke. Currently I am undecided on my major, but I intend on pursing something in the field of social sciences and/or humanities. I am passionate about writing, so whichever field I dive into, I want to fine tune my critical thinking and analytical skills.

I serve students in Blackwell.

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
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Ce'Ondra

ce.ondra.ellison@duke.edu

I serve students housed in Randolph.

  • Psychology
  • African and African American Studies
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Cydney

cydney.livingston@duke.edu

I am interested in double majoring in biology (with a concentration in evolutionary biology or animal behavior) and cultural anthropology. Conservation, ecology and biological diversity, as well as story telling and the power of people's narratives, are several things that really intrigue me.

I serve students in Trinity.

  • Biology
  • Cultural Anthropology
Daniel

Daniel

don6@duke.edu

I am a senior pursuing a major in public policy. My interests lie in community health and wellness in colleges, universities and other communities. I am also interested in French language and Francophone countries and cultures.

I serve students housed in Jarvis.

  • Public Policy
  • French
  • Pre-Med
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Gabi

gabrielle.lyons@duke.edu

As of right  now I'm planning on double majoring in biology with a concentration in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, and evolutionary anthropology with a concentration in anatomy and paleoanthropology. I am an undergraduate assistant to the Duke football athletic trainers, which combines my passion for anatomy and my love for both watching and playing sports.

I serve students in Randolph.

  • Biology
Gabriella

Gabriella

gma17@duke.edu

I am studying psychology with a minor in neuroscience. Within my concentrations, I hope to understand how the brain and the mind interact to produce neurological disorders.

I serve students housed in Alspaugh.

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
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Jonathan

jonathan.mengistu@duke.edu

I serve students housed in Bell Tower.

  • Chemistry
  • Pre-Health
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Linda

linda.y.tang@duke.edu

I am interested in majoring in biology and I am on the premed track. As of now, I also want to pursue a minor in computer science and statistics. I am passionate about social justice and global health disparities.

I serve students in Bassett.

  • Biology
  • Pre-Med
  • Computer Science
  • Statistical Science
Michael

Michael

mo116@duke.edu

I'm pursuing a major in environmental chemistry with minors in environmental science and biology. With these interests, I'm studying the health effects caused by our surroundings, such as consumer products and air quality.

  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Health
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Sahil

sahil.sandhu@duke.edu

I am a junior who designed my own degree in "Health Innovation: Evidence to Impact", through Program II. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, I study how to use evidence based practice to design, implement and evaluate new health innovations.

I serve students housed in Pegram.

  • Program II
  • Pre-Health
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Tatayana

tatayanarichardson@duke.edu

I am an African/ African American Studies and Religion double major, on a pre-med track. Within my majors, I hope to study how blackness informs one's religious experiences. I am also interested in how both religion and race affect one's experiences with healthcare, particularly as it relates to Sickle Cell disease.

I serve students housed in GA.

  • African and African American Studies
  • Religious History
  • Pre-Med
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Tommy

kailai.lin@duke.edu

I am a junior double majoring in chemisty and computer science. My interest lies in computational chemistry, especially the application of physical chemistry to NMR spectroscopy. I love to help freshmen and sophomores who are interested in chemistry or related subjects, to explore these areas and plan the academics. My experience of research at Duke and my involvement in Bass Connections and DukeEngage are something that I'd like to share with other students as well.

I serve students housed in Brown.

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
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Ziyi

ziyi.yan@duke.edu

I am interested in pursuing a major in neuroscience or computer science with a minor in psychology. I would love to study the biological and neurological basis of mental illness, and apply computational knowledge into practicing problem-solving approaches.

I serve students in Southgate.

  • Neuroscience
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology
  • Pre-Med