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Peer Advisors

Peer advisors help students declare majors and make connections with faculty, review research opportunities, and explore study abroad and options for independent and interdisciplinary study.

For general questions about the program or to be referred to a peer advisor, please email peeradvising@rochester.edu.

Meet our Peer Advisors

Exploratory

Arts and Sciences

Engineering and Applied Sciences

Education Abroad

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Arts and Sciences

Anthropology
angela-benson
Major: Anthropology; Health Behavior and Society
Study abroad: Stockholm, Sweden.
Research:
Independent Research Project (Summer 2018): Exploring Dalit theology in granting Dalit-Christian people agency and authority within the the constructs of the Church.
Ladakh Project (Also Summer 2018): Exploring social vulnerability, community resilience, and adaptation to disaster — particularly the disaster of climate change.
Internships
GROW(Grassroots On-site Work) Internship (Summer 2016)
GROW Internship (Summer 2017): This year I came back as a GROW Coordinator. 
Activities:
President of Rotaract, Vice President of the Undergraduate Anthropology Council, Publicity Chair of the Community Service Network, and member of MERT.
Biology
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Major: Cell and Developmental Biology
Research:
NSF REU Recipient and De Kiewiet Fellow. Conducts research in the Dr.Dragony Fu Lab on tRNA modification enzymes using modern molecular biology and biochemistry techniques.
Activities:
President of Korean Percussion Group, TA for Organic Chemistry Labs I & II, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology, HELP Volunteer at Highland Hospital.
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Major: Biology
Minor: Journalism
Research:
Since fall of sophomore year: aging and cancer research in the Gorbunova/Seluanov lab at UR. 
Summer 2018: SURF program at Rockefeller University doing DNA damage repair research in Agata Smogorzewska's lab
Summer 2017: Funded by DISCOVER grant to pursue epigenetic sex dimorphism research in Richard Festenstein's lab at Imperial College London
Study abroad:
Research at Imperial College London, Summer 2017
Internships:
Summer 2016: American Bird Conservancy writing and communications intern
Activities:
TA for Principles of Genetics, Biochemistry Honors, Biology of Aging, and Eukaryotic Gene Regulation
Tutoring in the local community
Writing and editing for Campus Times
UR Ultimate Frisbee
UR varsity volleyball for 2 years
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Major: Biochemistry
Minor: Studio Arts
Study abroad
Uppsala, Sweden during the Spring of 2018
Research:
Researcher in the Ghaemmaghami lab as an REU Summer Intern/Independent Researcher to investigate the relationship between protein homeostasis and the longevity of a species.
Internships
Summer 2016: Co-develop a Partnership Action Framework with a local NGO
Summer 2017: Global Education Partnership-- teach English in Yunnan Province, China.
Activities:
Varsity Cross Country/Track & Field, Society of Undergraduate Biology Students (SUBS) Executive Board, was a TA for Chemistry 131
john-martinez
Major: Biology, Art History
Minor: History
Research:
Butler Lab (Microbiology) at the Med Center since December 2016.
Activities:
Society of Undergraduate Biology Students, Undergraduate Council of Art and Art History, Teaching assistant for BIO 110 (twice), BIO 113 and BIO 198P (twice).
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Andrew Soborowski
asoborow@u.rochester.edu
Major: Biological Sciences - Computational Biology
Activities:
Previously a Math 162 TA, President of PCC, Secretary/Treasurer of CIF, SUBS member
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Jacob Squicciarini
jsquicci@u.rochester.edu
Major: Biology with a specialty in