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Advising Peers promote the Academic Advising Program through drop in support in Hardin and Steele as well as through programming and outreach efforts

Meet your 2019-2020 Peers

  • Name: Alexander
  • Major: Peace, War & Defense
  • Intended graduation date: 2022
  • Dream Job: Air Force Pilot
  • Hometown: Durham, NC
  • Bucket List item: Skydiving
  • One piece of advice for incoming students: Meet with your professors! Especially in your major. They can hook you up with cool jobs or internships and are, generally, cool people.
  • NAME: Andrew
  • MAJOR: Exercise and Sports Science / Hispanic Literature and Cultures
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2020
  • Dream Job: Infertility Specialist
  • HOMETOWN: Apex, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Go to the Olympics (to watch)
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS:Enjoy your time in college; it will go by much quicker than you think!
  • NAME: Dominecha
  • MAJOR: Sociology
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2021
  • WANTS TO BE: Clinical Social Worker
  • HOMETOWN: Warrenton, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Go skydiving
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: It can be overwhelming but do not feel like you have to be perfect just because you are here. Everybody here has a story to tell and all the stories have a few bumps in the road and that is okay.
  • NAME: Gabriella
  • MAJOR: Sociology
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2020
  • Dream Job: Dean of Admissions
  • HOMETOWN: Henderson, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Visit all 50 states!
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Don’t let yourself get caught up in comparisons. This is your college career and you can only control you!
  • NAME: George
  • MAJOR: Exercise and Sports Science
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2022
  • Dream Job:  Surgeon
  • HOMETOWN: Charlotte, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Travel Europe on a self-guided Vespa tour with my best friend
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Finding the courage to seek advice in any setting gets you one step close to self-satisfaction; don’t discourage the help that is designed to help you succeed!
  • NAME: Jay
  • MAJOR: Business Journalism/Statistics
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2022
  • Dream Job: International lawyer, working with refugees or immigrants. Other dream job is work for DOJ or FBI doing investigation work.
  • HOMETOWN: Shelby, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Backpack and camp in every U.S. national park.
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Be open to all people, meeting new people is hard but be open to all types of people. Take advantage of professors, doing research with distinguished professor is super interesting and transformative.
  • NAME: Jinna
  • MAJOR: Public Policy/ Women & Gender Studies
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2020
  • Dream Job: Professor
  • HOMETOWN: Raleigh, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Travel to all of the continents (including Antarctica!)
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: There are so many chances to grow during your time at Carolina, so make an effort to seek out those exploratory opportunities!
  • NAME: Kathryn
  • MAJOR: Business Administration
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2021
  • HOMETOWN: Summerfield, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Rush Franklin Street after a National Championship!
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Get involved on campus in things you’re passionate about and make an effort to learn outside of the classroom!
  • NAME: Katie R.
  • MAJOR: Neuroscience/ Pre- Public Health
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2022
  • DREAM JOB: Physician’s Assistant
  • HOMETOWN: Hopkinsville, KY
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Meet Adam Sandler!!
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: It is often the series of small wins that bring the most significant success, so be open to the unexpected, yet rewarding, experiences along your academic journey!
  • NAME: Marguerite
  • MAJOR: Communications and Global Studies, Minor in Women and Gender Studies
  • NTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2020
  • Dream Job: Reality TV show producer
  • HOMETOWN: Waynesville, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Visit every continent
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Take advantage every opportunity that comes your way! 
  • NAME: Ritika
  • MAJOR: Public Policy & Economics
  • Dream Job: Working for a non-profit
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2021
  • HOMETOWN: Cary, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Go to the Women’s world cup in 2023
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Talk to current Carolina students! We’re here as a resource for you, we’ve been through it all and love to help incoming students!
  • NAME: Savannah
  • MAJOR: Psychology/Exercise and Sport Science
  • DREAM JOB:Dog breeding…but really Physical Therapy
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2022
  • HOMETOWN: Blowing Rock, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Skydiving!
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: It’s okay to ask for help!
  • NAME: Vanessa
  • MAJOR: Psychology/ Latin American Studies
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2020
  • DREAM JOB: Psychiatrist working with Latinx youth
  • HOMETOWN: Sneads Ferry, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: travel abroad by myself
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Find what your passion is! It may take some time and that’s okay because once you find it, the wait will have been worth it.