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.

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Aarthi Amarnath

My name is Aarthi Amarnath and I am an incoming junior majoring in Computer Engineering and minoring in Space Science and Engineering. I am currently a member of GEECS (Girls in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) here at the University of Michigan. Outside of school, I enjoy spending my time reading and going outside whenever I can. I look forward to helping students to feel their most confident during their time in college!

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Amelia Naperala

My name is Amelia Naperala and I am a rising sophomore from Traverse City, MI studying Chemical Engineering. On campus, I am a member of the UM solar car team, WISE RP alum, the National Organization for Business and Engineering, and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. When I am not in school, I enjoy spending time outside, hiking, skiing, swimming, and traveling. I am looking forward to meeting incoming first years and helping them transition into college.

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Ian Mahoney

My name is Ian Mahoney and I will be a sophomore during the 2024-2025 academic year. I am from Grand Rapids, MI and am majoring in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences with minors in Music and Physics. I am a member of the Michigan Marching Band as well as the Michigan Basketball Band. I enjoy anything with music, running, and hiking. I am very excited to meet many future engineers that have the joy of attending Michigan!

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Jack Lukasik

My name is Jack Lukasik, and I am a rising junior from Troy, Michigan. I am pursuing a dual major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. On campus, I am involved with and have danced for the Indian American Student Association and I enjoy attending other student-organized performances whenever I can. I’ve also had the opportunity to work on a variety of fun engineering projects with friends. There is so much that I wish I knew as a freshman so I’m especially excited to have this opportunity to share all that I have learned and make the transition easier!

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Kanij Nessa

My name is Kanij Nessa and I am a rising sophomore from Hamtramck, Michigan. As I delve into my Data Science major here at U-M, I’m also actively engaged with the campus community through my involvement with the Felicity Foundation and the Adelia Cheever Program. Outside of school, you might find me with a paintbrush or a book in hand, indulging in my love for painting and reading. As a peer advisor, I am eager to connect with each of you, share my experiences, and provide guidance to help navigate the exciting journey you’re about to embark on at the University of Michigan.

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Kome Otobo Egwebe

My name is Kome and I am a rising Junior from Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. I am a Chemical Engineering major with a minor in Economics. As for my commitments, I am actively involved in the African Students Association, National Society of Black Engineers as well as a project team called ChE Car. I also do research as a member of the Violations Against Indigenous Africa Research team. In my free time, I love to crochet, read and listen to music. As a peer advisor, I am so excited to share my experiences being a student here at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

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Layla Ibrahim

My name is Layla Ibrahim and I am a rising sophomore from Fairfax, Virginia studying Environmental Engineering and hoping to minor in Public Policy. I was a member of the Michigan Community Scholars Program this year and am actively involved in the Muslim Student Association on campus. Outside of school, I love to volunteer, listen to music, travel, try new foods, and read!

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Maisha Rahman

My name is Maisha Rahman, and I am an incoming junior majoring in Industrial and Operations Engineering. I grew up in Warren, MI and UofM has always been my dream college! On campus, I’m involved with Project MESA through M-Heal and the Society of Women Engineers. Other than that, in my free time I love hanging out with friends, reading, and going on walks around Ann Arbor. I’m super excited to meet all of the incoming freshmen and be a part of making the transition to Michigan smoother for them!

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Neha Rao

My name is Neha Rao and I am a sophomore from Canton, MI majoring in Chemical Engineering. On campus, I am involved with the Society of Women Engineers, MHEAL's The Initiative project team, and Alpha Chi Sigma, the professional chemistry fraternity. Outside of school, I love to cook/bake, watch new TV shows, and go on bike rides and walks

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Nicky Henry

My name is Nicky Henry and I'm a rising sophomore from Wilmington, Delaware studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in the Multidisciplinary Design Program! I'm currently on an MDP Faculty Research Team involving data acquisition and classification of solar weather activity. I'm also a member of BlueLab, an organization of project teams dedicated to sustainable engineering. My team, BlueLab Ease, focuses on adaptive devices for children with disabilities. I love choir/theater, and working on personal projects at the Center for Socially Engaged Design Lab! I can't wait to meet all the incoming students and help in any way I can with the transition to college!

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Nikye Nixon

My name is Nikye Nixon, and I am a rising junior from Southfield, MI. I am studying Computer Science, with a potential minor in Digital Studies. On campus, I am involved in Girls in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (GEECS), and the Society of Women in Engineering (SWE). Both of these programs have allowed me to meet so many wonderful people, as well as further cement my interest in CS. Over the course of the rest of my time here, I am also interested in getting involved in student sustainability groups! Outside of class I love to listen to music, spending way too much money on trying different foods, and enjoying time outside.

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Nina Murphy

My name is Nina Murphy and I am majoring in Chemical Engineering. At school, I'm involved in the Eco Data club as well as researching in Professor Sharon Glotzer's lab and the Global CO2 Initiative project team. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, painting, playing the piano, and dancing. This summer, I am looking forward to being a Peer Advisor and meeting incoming freshmen!

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Riley Lange

My name is Riley Lange and I'm a rising senior from Pinckney, MI studying Mechanical Engineering. On campus, I'm involved with Perot Jain Techlab Climate Change through the Center for Entrepreneurship, the feminist activism group Beyond the Book, and I'm currently an IA for ENGR 100. Outside of school I enjoy reading and working on projects whether it be woodworking or making jewelry. This will be my second summer working as an orientation peer advisor, I'm looking forward to meeting incoming freshmen and answering questions about UMich!

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Ryan Mark

My name is Ryan Mark, and I am a rising junior from Lake Zurich, IL, studying Chemical Engineering. Currently, I am involved with the Michigan Running Club and Michigan's chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Outside of school, I love all things nature and outdoors, with running and biking being some of my favorite activities! I am very much looking forward to getting to know this year's incoming class and helping them make their shift to college life easier and more successful!

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Shaun Dantas

My name is Shaun Dantas and I'm a sophomore from Troy, MI majoring in Computer Science Engineering. On campus, I'm a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Fraternity, IASA (Indian-American Student Association), and the Michigan Solar Car team. I'm passionate about Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, and I plan on working in Software or Data after college. Outside of school, I enjoy listening to music, watching sports (huge Manchester United fan), and spending time with friends. Looking forward to meeting new students and helping out with orientation!