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.

Zubaeer Akhtar

My name is Zubaeer Akhtar and I am a senior in the College of Engineering studying Civil Engineering. I am a lifelong Michigan resident and love being outdoors. I am involved in various ways on campus, and currently work with Michigan Housing. I look forward to serving the engineering community this year!

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Daniel Efunwa

My name is Daniel Efunwa and I am a rising sophomore from Woodstock, GA interested in studying Aerospace Engineering. At the University of Michigan, I'm involved with Cru, M-Fly, Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA), and Michigan Premier League (MPL). These clubs encompass a lot of my interests such as improving my faith, aerospace, and soccer. I also enjoy reading and playing video games which is how I pass the time. Lastly, I look forward to working with incoming freshmen and hopefully making their college transition easier.

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Akshaya Jagadeesh

My name is Akshaya Jagadeesh and I am a junior from Fair Lawn, New Jersey. I'm studying Computer Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I'm also an active member of the Society of Women Engineers, Rec Tennis Team, and Alpha Gamma Delta. In my free time, I love to spend time with friends, shop, cook, watch movies, and try new foods!

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Erik Radakovich

Hello – my name is Erik Radakovich, I’m from the south Chicago suburbs, and I’m a junior studying Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. Outside the EAC I am heavily involved in a campus ministry, Michigan Cru, and hold officer positions in Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, and Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical, computer, and computer science engineering honor society. Outside of class I love to follow my hometown Chicago sports, binge watch new TV shows, and play board games, video games, or sports with my roommates!

Gabriella Tringali

My name is Gabriella Tringali and I'm a senior from Long Island studying Industrial and Operations Engineering. On campus, I’m currently VP of Recruitment for MEG Consulting, a pro-bono student-led consulting club. Outside of school, I like to explore different places to eat in Ann Arbor, attend Michigan sports events, and stay active!

Matthew Weerakoon

My name is Matthew Weerakoon, and I am a rising sophomore from Beverly Hills, Michigan- not California unfortunately. I am studying mechanical engineering with a minor in philosophy. At Michigan I'm involved in SAPAC as a workshop facilitator, 1st Gen Engin, and the College of Engineering Peer Mentor program. I am really looking forward to playing beach volleyball and ultimate frisbee through rec sports this fall. I enjoy getting outside and getting active but also having a night in playing video games or watching a movie. I'm also excited to cook up a lot of new recipes I learnt how to make last year, but I am most excited about living this year to the fullest!