Peer Advisors

Colin Zorij

  • Pronouns: He/Him
  • Major:Chemical Engineering degree on the biotechnology track, a minor in biological sciences, and Pre-Med
  • Clubs: I am in the AICHE organization
  • Hobbies:Reading, Baking, Video Games, and Shoes
  • How can you serve as a resource to fellow students? As a Chemical Engineering major and a pre-med student, I have a lot of experience with the science and engineering departments. I also understand the struggle of balancing your work/life schedule in order to be prepared for school but also still having time to socialize. I hope to use my experiences to help others have an easier time with theirs.

Eesha Vasist

  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Major:Psychology major with a minor in Health, Wellness, and Aging. Pre-Physical therapy track
  • Clubs:Psychology writing fellow and peer mentor. Phi Mu, pre-physical therapy society
  • Hobbies:Baking, reading, writing, hiking, and eating ice cream (it’s my favorite!)
  • How can you serve as a resource to fellow students? I can help students get to the information they need by guiding them to the proper resources. I enjoy helping students with their academic pursuits and as a senior, I now know a lot about the ins and outs of being a student when it comes to advising and classes. I am also an allied health student and can provide help for students pursuing similar pathways. If I ever do not know the answer to something, I am always able to find the answers needed for students to get them where they need to be.

Kimberly Phillips

  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Major:Economics major & Certificate in Accounting
  • Clubs:N/A
  • Hobbies:Reading, hiking, traveling, and interior design
  • How can you serve as a resource to fellow students? I can serve as a resource for students by advising them on the right courses to register for that will set them up for success in their academic careers.

Lauren Ware

    • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Major: Music Performance (flute) , Social Work
  • Clubs & Organizations:Linehan Scholar, President of Council of Music Majors.
  • Hobbies: Reading, learning about true crime, Playing flute and piano, listening to music, advocating for youth with special health care needs, makeup, astrology
  • How can you serve as a resource to fellow students?:
    I can help students learn how to manage their classes and hobbies.

Maryamah Ndao

  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Major: Undecided. I am involved in the Honors College and am looking to get involved in some performing arts groups in the spring.
  • Clubs & Organizations: N/A
  • Hobbies: Singing, writing, and watching movies based on comics.
  • How can you serve as a resource to fellow students?I can serve as a resource for every student but especially those who feel unsure of their academic path. I know what it is like to feel overwhelmed by the variety of options at UMBC and how to work through the indecision that comes out of that to find one’s way.

Sam Kennedy

  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Major:Social Work major and Practical Policy and Politics minor
  • Clubs:Honors College and Social Work Student Association
  • Hobbies:Ultimate Frisbee, poetry, and volunteering
  • How can you serve as a resource to fellow students? I can help students by showing them the tips and tricks of managing college by getting involved on campus, learning about how to get ahead in classes and advising, and more. I started as a freshman at UMBC and have had a relatively enthusiastic experience thus far, so I hope I can help students get ahead in their academics and not make any mistakes I have made. While my major is less popular at UMBC, I can offer a unique perspective for CAHSS majors in regards to advising.

Tre Barr

  • Pronouns: He/Him
  • Major: Computer Engineering
  • Clubs & Organizations: Filmmakers Anonymous, IEEE
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, writing, and listening to music
  • How can you serve as a resource to fellow students? I am knowledgeable in the computer engineering department, and can answer questions about registration and the Meyerhoff scholars program.