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 (for fall 2020 events will be virtual). You can reach out to any peer advisor, even if you don't live in their assigned dorm. Students studying remotely this fall can also reach out to the peer advisors.

Your Peer Advisors

Peer advisor Academic areas of interest
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Aditya

aditya.santoki@duke.edu

I serve students in Blackwell.

  • Pre-Health
  • Global Health
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Alex

alex.chao@duke.edu

I am interested in exploring how thinking about AAAS as a framework informs a more intentional use and critical awareness of computer science and tech. I am involved in several music related groups on campus and would love to discuss involvement with the arts.

I serve students in Pegram.

  • Computer Science
  • African and African American Studies
  • Human Rights
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Alexandra

alexandra.bennion@duke.edu

My academic interests center around biology and chemistry, with an emphasis on oncological research. I am also very interested in Global Health.

I serve students in Wilson.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Global Health
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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 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.mcmillan@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 Trinity and 300 Swift.

  • History
  • Political Science
  • Education
  • Documentary Studies
  • Journalism
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Ce'Ondra

ce.ondra.ellison@duke.edu

I serve students in Alspaugh.

  • Psychology
  • African and African American Studies
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Connor

connor.haughey@duke.edu

I am a sophomore intending to double major in neuroscience and psychology with a minor in chemistry on a pre-medical track. My current interests include the neurological pathologies that contribute to mental and physical challenges and the neuroscience of impulsivity. I'm passionate about spreading awareness and advocating for mental and sexual health.

I serve students in GA.

 

  • Chemistry
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
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Cydney

cydney.livingston@duke.edu

I am a junior double majoring in biology and history. Evolutionary and ecological biology, along with the history of science and global and comparative histories, are a few things that really intrigue me.

I serve students in Wannamaker, Edens and the Hollows.

  • Biology
  • History
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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
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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
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Margaret

margaret.gaw@duke.edu

I am a junior majoring in English and minoring in chemistry. I love learning at the interdisciplinary intersections of the humanities and medicine where I can explore questions about stories, experiences, and creeds as well as the scientific basis of life. My academic interests stem from a love of reading, writing, delving into good conversation, and learning through experience.

I serve students in Trinity and 300 Swift.

  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Pre-Health
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Sophie

sophie.almekinders@duke.edu

I'm a junior majoring in mathematics with an interest in statistics and data science. I would like to eventually work on applying my math and statistics skills in environmental and energy research.

I serve students in Giles.

  • Mathematics
  • Statistical Science
  • Environmental Science
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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.

  • 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 chemistry 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 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 Keohane, Edens and Crowell.

  • Neuroscience
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology
  • Pre-Med