Our awesome peer coaches are trained to actively listen and to ask thought-provoking questions, and they're ready to support you in reaching your goals! Interested in learning more about them? Check out their bios and then find an appointment time that works for your schedule.

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Andréa

Hi there, my name is Andréa! I’m currently studying Design Innovation and Management with a minor in Art History. One of my dreams is to do design work for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. I’m from Oregon and really love it here, even though I’m not much of an outdoorsy person. I split my time between Corvallis and the Portland area so I can visit with my family and see my two cats! I love to travel, go to the movies, paint, spend time with my friends, and I’ve also recently picked up embroidery. I’m super excited to be apart of the ASC team and can’t wait to meet you!

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!

Ellie

Hello! My name is Ellie Olivares, and I am studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with an option in Pre-Medicine and planning to add a minor in Chemistry and a certificate in Applied Ethics. Along with being an Academic Coach, I'm also one of the Philanthropy Co-Chairs for Sigma Delta Omega, the science interest-based sorority on campus, and an LA for BI22XH series. Outside of work and studying, I like to play guitar, craft while watching cartoons, and host a radio show with my best friend where we talk about cool music, pop culture, and other fun things. Please feel free to reach out, and I look forward to meeting you!

Emileni

Hello! My name is Emileni but feel free to call me Emily! I am a second year student majoring in Political Science as well as minoring in Social Justice. I am still on the hunt for what I want to do career wise, but I am loving the courses within my major and hope to one day do something in the realm of social justice. I enjoy cooking, listening to all kinds of music, and spending time with my friends and family! I look forward to meeting you and please do not hesitate to reach out!

Harnit

Hello! My name is Harnit (pronounced har-neet) Mahal, and I am a third year psychology major. I’m originally from Northern California but moved to Corvallis after graduation and since have been exploring coffee shops to feed my caffeine addiction. In my free time, I love to read, cook, and bake different things. I’m ecstatic to be a part of the Academic Coaching team, and I look forward to meeting 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!

Ulises

Hi! My name is Ulises Solis and I am a 4th year student majoring in Biohealth Sciences while minoring in Chemistry and Psychology. Studying this, I hope to attend Medical school and work in pediatrics in the future. One of my passions is eating; being from Portland, Oregon, one of my favorite places to eat there is Fire on the Mountain. Another one of my passions is social justice education and community development, so I am always actively looking for engaging conversations with people and hoping to learn from everyone's backgrounds and experiences. I am very excited for this year and I look forward to working with you!