Our peer coaches represent a variety of majors. Select someone who matches your current program, or meet with any of our coaches that seem like a good fit for you! All coaches are trained to actively listen and to ask thought-provoking questions, so you can't go wrong no matter who you choose!

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Anika

Hi all, I’m Anika! I lived in Wisconsin most of my life and graduated from UW Madison with a BA in English and emphasis in creative writing. I’m currently working on my master’s in Adult & Higher Education, and learning how to navigate online classes. Since moving here, I’ve enjoyed exploring different parts of Oregon and hiking as much as I can. In my free time, I love to read, work on art, go for walks, hang out with my husband and cat, and look at every Little Free Library I can find. I really love coaching and helping people discover better ways to approach learning and balance. I look forward to working with you!

 
Catie

Hi, I'm Catie! I'm a southern California native, but Oregon is the perfect home for me. I'm majoring in Fisheries & Wildlife, and I am super interested in Wildlife Conservation! I'm a huge dog lover (no, seriously), a total bookworm, and I enjoy meditating and ballroom dancing. I love learning about new things, especially other cultures. I'm so excited to be part of the ASC team and I can't wait to meet you!

Nuha

Hullo, I'm Nuha Zarifah. I was born and raised in Malaysia where it's hot and humid all year round, so coming over to Oregon was a significant (yet interesting!) shift for me. My majors are Accounting and Sustainability, where I hope to work on the business side of things in efforts to resolve climate and environmental issues. I speak to plants more often than I do with people and write a lot more than I doodle. Most of my time is spent curled up in the dark watching anime or listening to indie bands, but you'll find me out and about, flitting from one place to another during the school year. I'm excited to be on the ASC team and I look forward to meeting you!

 
Ruta

Hey everybody! My name is Ruta Faifaiese and I am currently a 3rd-year undergraduate student studying Human Development and Family Sciences with the option of Human Services. I'm considering work in student affairs and hope to work in a position where I can empower and lead students of color with what it means to pursue higher education. I was born in Oceanside, California, but raised in Seattle, Washington. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing piano, and staying active. I'm excited to be a part of the Academic Coaching team and am looking forward to meeting you!

Theresa

Hello! My name is Theresa, and I come from Portland, Oregon. I was a community college engineering student, and in my first year at OSU, I was a research assistant in a human-computer interaction lab. I am now a Psychology major with a Computer Science minor. In the future, I aim to work, advocate, and research in areas that pertain to social mobility, especially for those who are underserved and not advocated for. Outside of school, I love to be active (run, hike), creative (dance, sing, violin), and more. I greatly enjoy supporting students, and I look forward to working with you!