About our Student Staff

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 upper-class 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 a CoE student, and you would like to be added to a list of students interested in becoming a peer advisor, add your name to our Peer Advisor Interest Form.

Kyleigh Calvert

My name is Kyleigh Calvert and I am a rising sophomore from Philadelphia, PA studying Industrial and Operations Engineering. Here at Michigan, I am involved with the club running team, the Society of Women Engineers, and the National Organization of Business and Engineering. Outside of school, I love all things outdoors - from running and hiking to skiing and biking. I love traveling to new places and am always looking to connect with others and make new friends!

Arleen Cheema

My name is Arleen Cheema, and I am an incoming sophomore from Troy, MI majoring in Computer Science. Some of the things I am involved and interested in on campus include WISE (Women in Stem and Engineering), SWE (Society of Women Engineers), and I am currently interested in joining project teams this upcoming fall, including UMARV or M-Starx. Outside of school, some of the things I am interested in include watching TV shows as well as listening to rap and some R&B.

Eric Chen

My name is Eric Chen, and I am a sophomore from Lexington, Kentucky. I am planning to major in Robotics here at U-M. On campus, I'm involved with the UM Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project team and the light-performance group Photonix. Outside of school, I enjoy drawing, playing games, and cooking. I'm excited to talk to all the incoming freshmen and hope to make their transition easier!

Bailee Duke

My name is Bailee Duke, and I am an incoming junior studying Environmental Engineering with a minor in Energy Science and Policy. I am super passionate about sustainability and am involved with Student Life Sustainability on campus. I have worked as Planet Blue Student Leader, and I will be working with the U-M Sustainable Food Program. Outside of school, I love to read, make a ridiculous amount of Spotify playlists, and take my dog on nice, long walks (when Michigan weather permits).

Mary Fouani

My name is Mary Fouani and I am a sophomore from Vernon Hills, Illinois. I am studying Environmental Engineering with a potential minor in Food and the Environment. On campus, I am part of Girl Gains and CARE (Cost Assistance for Resilient Engineers). In my free time, I like to watch movies, read books, cook, and spend time with my friends. I'm excited to help the freshman through their transition to the College of Engineering!

Alexandra Jack

Hi! My name is Alexandra Jack and I am a rising sophomore from Dallas, Texas. I’m pursuing a Biomedical Engineering degree on a pre-med track. On campus, I am involved in the Women in Science and Engineering Residential Program (WISE RP), M-Heal’s Project Alivio, and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). In my free time, I enjoy volunteering, exploring Ann Arbor, exercising, going out to eat with friends, thrifting, reading, and creating social media content. I’m looking forward to meeting incoming first-year students and welcoming them to this wonderful school. Go Blue!

Aditi Jha

My name is Aditi Jha, and I'm a sophomore from Louisville, Kentucky. I am studying Biomedical Engineering and hope to attend dental school to become a pediatric dentist in the future. On campus, I'm involved in project teams like M-HEAL and Project Alivio; in my free time I enjoy rollerblading, making countless playlists, and organizing spreadsheets (yes, really). I'm excited to meet new students and answer any questions about UofM!

Riley Lange

My name is Riley Lange and I’m a junior studying Mechanical Engineering from Pinckney, Michigan. On campus I’ve been involved in the Common Reading Experience as a facilitator and member of the book selection committee, and I’ve been an instructional aide for the green energy section of ENGR 100 (I highly recommend taking section 450). Outside of school I spend most of my time reading, hiking, and exploring Ann Arbor.

Nina Murphy

Hello, my name is Nina Murphy. I am a rising sophomore in the College of Engineering. I am an intended chemical engineering major and a Spanish minor. On campus, you can find me at MoJo or Panera, but outside of school, I enjoy reading, playing the piano, dancing, and painting. This summer, I am so excited to be a peer advisor and to meet all of you!

Zamir North-Reeder

My name is Zamir North-Reeder, sophomore (rising junior) from Detroit, Michigan. I'm currently planning to study electrical engineering. I was/am a member of MSTEM as part the M14 cohort so feel free to ask me questions if you're also joining. I'm also a member of UM: Autonomy, a student organization that works to design and create an AI controlled boat. My personal interests are video games and anime/manga, so feel free to talk to me about either.

Sunny Pan

My name is Sunny Pan, and I'm a junior studying computer science at the College of Engineering. I've always been interested in technology and its potential to improve people's lives. I am involved in the Multidisciplinary Design Program on a project team, and UMTRI research. I'm also a big fan of surfing and love hitting the waves whenever I get the chance. As a peer advisor, I'm excited to share my experiences and help others navigate the challenges of college life!

Lindsey Shereda

My name is Lindsey Shereda and I am a senior studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Fundamentals of Public Health. On campus, I am involved in M-HEAL as a member and former team lead of Team Flow. In my free time, I enjoy painting, reading, listening to music, and playing video games. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about your college experience here at UM!