About our Student Staff

2019 Peer Advisors

The college experience is very different from the high school experience. The way you approach your academics and social life will need to change. EAC Peer Advisors have successfully made this transition, and are your best resource for your first year.

Peer advisors are upperclass students in a variety of engineering departments who have been trained to help first-year students choose courses, register for classes, and understand the policies and procedures of the College. More importantly, as students, peer advisors have a personal insight into life at the University of Michigan. They can answer questions about professors, majors, student organizations, and campus life in general. Peer advisors are a terrific resource for first year students. Along with academic advisors, they can assist you in making your transition to college as smooth as possible.

If you are interested in becoming a peer advisor, see the application information.

2019 Customer Service Specialists

Robbie Amori

My name is Robert Amori, and I am a junior from Saline, MI studying Chemical Engineering with a minor in Music. I am very involved around campus, being both a member of the Michigan Marching Band clarinet section and the Co-President of SWAM, Michigan's club swim team. I am also a member of M-Heal: The Initiative, a student project team dedicated to lowering the mortality rate of underweight newborns in third-world countries. I enjoy spending my free time playing with my cats, singing along to the Zac Brown Band in the shower, and taking long walks on the beach during a sunset. I am excited to work with the incoming engineering students to find their path here at the University of Michigan and discover themselves in the process.

Max LaCosse

Max is a rising senior, from Rapid River Michigan (in the UP). He is majoring in Civil Engineering and is thinking about pursuing a career in higher education. You may have seen him around the office last summer as an Orientation Leader or more recently meeting with Leonora as a member of the 1st Gen Engin student advisory board. Max is also an RA in Markley and has a lot of great experience helping students and parents navigate UM.

Nick Kim

Nick is a rising senior from Blue Bell, PA. He has worked in in the Office of Recruitment and Admissions in the College of Engineering as a Tour Guide and enjoys answering questions and helping guests. Nick participated in a Co-op at Johnson and Johnson in Fall 2018 and is a Industrial & Operations Engineering Major.

Kelly Kwan

Kelly is a rising sophomore, currently undeclared but interested in majors in IOE. Kelly is from Vancouver British Columbia and is really enjoying first year at UofM. Kelly has experience working in retail and has excellent customer service skills.

Madison Wahlsten

I am a rising junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from Camden, Delaware. On campus, I am the President of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and spent 2 years as a member and then Peer Advisor in the Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (MRADS). Outside of class and clubs, I love to see different performances happening around campus and explore the many amazing restaurants around Ann Arbor with my friends. I am preparing to go to graduate school (still deciding on pursuing a Masters or PhD!) and then work in the biotechnology industry, hopefully in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Michelle Yi

My name is Michelle and I am a junior from Sterling Heights, MI studying Electrical Engineering. On campus I'm a peer mentor to new students through MPAC. I'm also involved in research and peer tutoring. Outside of academics I enjoy hanging out with my friends and working out with UM's Taekwondo Club. After graduation I hope to eventually work in the biomedical industry on medical devices.