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.

Ava Conway

My name is Ava Conway and I'm a junior from Northville, MI majoring in Industrial & Operations Engineering and minoring in Race, Gender, & Nation. On campus, I’m currently Outreach Chair for our UMich INFORMS chapter. Outside of school, I enjoy singing, writing, traveling, going to museums, and spending time with my roommates! I’m really excited to meet all of the incoming freshmen and hopefully ease any anxiety about coming to UMich.

Sergio Goodwin

My name is Sergio Goodwin and I am a senior studying Computer Engineering from St. Louis, MO. On campus I serve on the Diversity Equity Inclusion Student Advisory Board. Outside of school I enjoy playing video games, watching movies and going to sporting events.

Aurora Husic

My name is Aurora Husic, and I am a sophomore studying Industrial and Operations Engineering. I grew up in Michigan and always imagined myself coming here. I am involved in Elementary Engineering Partnerships (EEP) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Both organizations have given me the opportunity to help others, which is something I am very passionate about. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking and playing tennis.

Erik Radakovich

My name is Erik Radakovich, and I’m working with the EAC/ECRC for my third straight year! I am from Plainfield, IL and studying Electrical Engineering in my senior year here at U-M. Outside of class, I am a student leader on North Campus with Michigan Cru, and am also involved in the Multidisciplinary Design Program on a project team with Subaru. In my free time, I spend a lot of time with friends, watching Michigan and Chicago sports, and listening to metal and hip-hop music!

Matthew Weerakoon

My name is Matthew Weerakoon, and I am a junior from Beverly Hills, Michigan- not California unfortunately. I am studying mechanical engineering with a minor in philosophy. On campus I'm part of First Gen Engin, play rec sports, and hope to dance this year with IASA. I'm co-host for a youtube series where we have students compete in our own version of CBS' Survivor, which is a fun time! When I'm not out and about, I enjoy cooking, video games, and watching shows.

Elinoa de la Zerda

My name is Elinoa de la Zerda (she/her) and I'm a junior from Miami, Florida. I'm studying Industrial and Operations Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. I'm very involved with Phi Sigma Rho which is a social sorority for women in engineering, and I'm on the executive board of Elementary Engineering Partnership. Outside of school, I'm usually starting a new hobby every month, attempting to cook or bake, listening to alternative rock music, and getting to know new people!

Headshot of Peer Advisor Daniel Efunwa

Daniel Efunwa

My name is Daniel Efunwa and I am a junior 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.