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

Briyana Carter

peeradvisor@uni.edu
Major: Biochemistry
Year: Junior

Q. Favorite hobbies?  

A. Running, biking, doing makeup, personal finance

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

A. Find at least one organization you'd like to join.

 

Natalee Hart

Natalee Hart

peeradvisor@uni.edu
Major: Family Services
Year: Junior

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

Sydney Schmidt

peeradvisor@uni.edu
Major: Marketing 
Year: Sophomore

Q. Favorite junk food?

A. Oreos

Q. Advice to new students?

A. Don't be afraid to venture out and try new things!

 

Nathan Parker

Spencer Navara

peeradvisor@uni.edu
Major: Global Studies
Year: Senior

Q. Fun Fact?  

A. I lived in South Korea for a year.

Q. Advice to new students?

A. Know what you are capable of - don't overbook yourself.

 

Amanda Bruns

Amanda Bruns

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

Q. Favorite place on Campus to eat?  

A. Chats for the coffee

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

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

 

Rebecca Bartolo

Montesha Carter

peeradvisor@uni.edu
Major: Social Work
Year: Senior

Q. Fun Fact?  

A. I did Slam Poetry all 4 years of high school.

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

A. Get involved!

 

Lauren Wiley

Lauren Wiley

peeradvisor@uni.edu
Major: Math Education
Year: Junior

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.

Bailey

Bailey Bartels

peeradvisor@uni.edu
Major: Business Management
Year: Senior

Q. Favorite Food?  

A. Donuts

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

A. Step out of your comfort zone and get involved on campus.