Academic Advising Peer Advisors

Peer Advisor Mission: Peer Advisors support the advisor-advisee relationship by preparing students to make informed decisions about their academic, career, and college experience.  

Peer Advisors are trained through the Office of Academic Advising to help students:

  • Explore majors, minors, and career options
  • Reflect on decision-making style 
  • Understand the Liberal Arts Core and make appropriate course selections
  • Understand how to use the registration system and tools within Student Center
  • Understand academic deadlines and policies
  • Connect to campus resources

Peer Advisors are available in the office of Academic Advising Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM, no appointment needed. 

If you have questions about the Peer Advising program, please contact heather.asmus@uni.edu.

Interested in becoming a Peer Advisor? Learn more here!

Meet the Peer Advisors

Hannah Black

Hannah Black

blackhab@uni.edu
Major: Psychology
Year: Senior

Q. Favorite place on Campus to eat?  

A. Maucker Union Rooftop

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. The best way to be successful is being yourself, but also don't be afraid to try new things!

 

Natalee Hart

Natalee Hart

hartnaa@uni.edu
Major: Family Services
Year: Sophomore

Q. Favorite place on Campus to eat/study?  

A. The lawn by the Campanile

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Utilize all of the resources at UNI!

 

Miranda Simon

Miranda Simon

simonmah@uni.edu
Major: Communication Sciences & Disorders and Spanish
Year: Senior

Q. Favorite activity on Campus?  

A. CAB Movie Nights

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Advocate for yourself, especially if you're an Exploratory student. Reach out to professors, explore your options, and find your path here at UNI!

 

Nathan Parker

Nathan Parker

nathanp@uni.edu
Major: Marketing
Year: Junior

Q. Favorite activity on Campus?  

A. Pickup Basketball

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Try everything at least once!

 

Amanda Bruns

Amanda Bruns

abruns@uni.edu
Major: Social Science Education
Year: Junior

Q. Favorite place on Campus to eat?  

A. Chats to get coffee

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

 

Rebecca Bartolo

Rebecca Bartolo

bartolor@uni.edu
Major: Global Marketing & MIS
Year: Senior

Q. Favorite place on Campus to study?  

A. Maucker Union - behind Chats

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Introduce yourself to your professors! It might be awkward at first but can provide a deeper connection than just being another face in class.

 

Lauren Wiley

Lauren Wiley

wileyl@uni.edu
Major: Math Education
Year: Sophomore

Q. Favorite activity on Campus?  

A. SALT Ministry

Q. Advice to new students on how to be successful?

A. Get a planner and write everything down.