About our Peer Advisors

2018 – 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.

Maddie Davis

Hi, I’m Maddie Davis from Rochester Hills, MI, and I’m a junior studying chemical engineering. I’m also pursuing the international minor for engineers and studied abroad in Spain last summer. I am involved in many groups around campus such as the Society for Women Engineers (SWE), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Michigan Quidditch team. In my downtime, I love to read and cheer on the Michigan men's basketball team as part of the Maize Raze student section. In the future, I hope to use my chemical engineering degree in a way that can positively impact the environment and how people work in and react to that environment.

Matteo Dristas

Hi! My name is Matteo Dristas and I am a sophomore studying Data Science from Arlington, Virginia (right outside D.C.). On campus I am involved on the Michigan Data Science Team (MDST). I have played the alto saxophone for over eight years, am a huge fan of strategy video games, and enjoy discussing current events. My current plans for the future are to pursue a Masters in Data Science and then enter the consulting industry.

Joseph Nwabueze

My name is Joseph Nwabueze, an I am a rising sophomore from Southfield, Michigan studying Computer Engineering. In my free time I enjoy doing programming and algorithmic challenges or playing video games on my PC. I also enjoy researching the latest advancements in commercial technology. On campus I’m involved in a Ross investment club as well as the Intelligent Ground Vehicle team. I hope to graduate with my degree and use it to develop IoT solutions and other types of smart embedded systems.

Rabi Osagie

Hi, I'm Rabi! I'm from Highland Township, MI, and will be a junior in the 2018/2019 school year studying Industrial Operations Engineering. Outside of my PA job I work as an RA in Helen Newberry Residence and am involved in New Life Church. My hobbies include reading and playing piano. My long-term goals include working in consulting and starting my own business in my family's home-country of Nigeria.

Maddie Topping

Hi! My name is Maddie Topping, and I am a sophomore from South Lyon, MI studying mechanical engineering. On campus, I am involved with the Barger Leadership Institute (BLI), SPARK racing, and the Michigan Neuroprosthetics team. I enjoy playing on intramural volleyball teams, discovering new music, and hammocking in my free time. I currently plan on pursuing a career focused on environmental sustainability.

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.

Mike Zheng

Peer Advisor

Hi! My name is Mike Zheng, junior, studying mechanical engineering. I hail from the land of the Buckeyes (don't worry, I bleed maize and blue). I am involved in research at the Auto Lab and was a Peer Mentor for the Michigan Research Community. In my free time, I love to draw and am a part of MDraw. Of course, I also love Netflix (Current favorite show: New Girl). Fun fact, my guilty pleasures are some JB songs circa 2012 and onward as well as Pokemon.

Returning Peer Advisors: 

Mia Aavik

Hi! I’m Mia Aavik, and I’m from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and I’m studying Industrial and Operations Engineering. On campus, I’m involved with New Life Church, I’m an RA in Mary Markley Hall, I mentor freshmen through the CoE Peer Mentor Program, I am involved in ergonomics research, and I enjoy playing IM sports with my friends! When I’m not at work or studying, you can find me hammocking, reading, drinking tea, or exploring outdoors. I’m not sure what I want to do with my future, but I know I’ll be finding new adventures along the way!

Bethany Demarco

I am a sophomore from Brighton, MI studying Material Science and Engineering. I am involved in several community service projects and I am also a member of the Michigan Marching and University Bands. I love hiking with my pet husky and discovering new indie music artists. I hope to pursue a career in which I will be able to apply my skills to help people across the globe.

Henry Huelskamp

My name is Henry Huelskamp and I am a sophomore studying Chemical Engineering who was raised in Lansing MI. In high school I played water polo and was a member of our concert and marching band. Currently I am a highly involved member of the Michigan Marching Band in which I play the Tuba. I am also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). In the future I hope to be able to earn a PhD and teach at Michigan.

Emma Mallon

My name is Emma Mallon and I hail from Hartland, Michigan. I am a senior studying mechanical engineering and pursuing a masters degree in biomedical engineering. On campus I am an instructional aide for Engineering 100, participate in design research through the mechanical engineering department, and coordinate the peer mentorship program through the EAC. In my free time I watch Michigan football and hockey and spend time with family and friends. In the future I hope to work in the biomedical industry or teach at a university.