About our Student Staff

2020 Orientation 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.

Robbie Amori

My name is Robert Amori, and I am a senior from Ann Arbor studying Chemical Engineering with a minor in Music. I am very involved around campus, being a member of the Michigan Marching Band, the Michigan Triathlon Club and a former president of Michigan Club Swimming. I have been a peer advisor with the Engineering Advising Center for over a year now, and I will be a Career Peer Advisor in the fall with the Engineering Career Resource Center. I enjoy spending my free time cooking with my housemates, competing in several The Bachelor fantasy leagues, and going for long runs around campus. I am excited to continue working with incoming engineering students to find their path here at the University of Michigan and discover themselves in the process.  

Dharivi Bansal

I am a rising sophomore from India, planning to major in Computer Engineering. On campus, I am involved with clubs like Michigan Neuroprosthetics, which focuses on building affordable muscle-controlled prosthesis for children. I am also part of MPowered, serving as the co-director of Makeathon. Apart from clubs, I enjoy playing the drums and exploring new places. I like to help people and am enthusiastic to meet incoming students.

Caleb Bloodworth

Caleb is a rising junior from Lorton, Virginia. Caleb is majoring in Materials Science & Engineering, with minors in Mathematics and Physics. He is a member of MagnUM (Michigan’s Ultimate Frisbee club) and MRun (Michigan’s running/track club). In his free time, Caleb can often be found rock climbing at the local climbing gym or playing guitar. He enjoys giving advice to people and is looking forward to helping incoming students succeed at U of M.

Christian George

Christian is a rising sophomore from Macomb, Michigan. He is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Spanish. He spends his time participating in university activities such as intramural sports and Orthodox Christian Fellowship. He enjoys helping other students and is excited to welcome the incoming class of engineers!

Alex Li

Alex is a rising sophomore from Los Angeles, CA, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He is a member of Beta Mu Epsilon, UM's premier Biomedical Engineering Fraternity, and M-HEAL: The Initiative, a project team dedicated to lowering infant mortality rates in underserved communities. Alex enjoys playing and watching soccer, playing video games, hanging out with friends, and drinking water. He is very excited to advise incoming freshmen on their way to engineering excellence.

Yvonne Lin

I am a rising junior from Mountain View, CA. I’m studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science and the International Minor for Engineers. On campus, I’m involved in research, the Engineering Honors Program with a specialization in Engineering Global Leadership (EGL), and Secretary for the Honors Student Advisory Board. I am also the Mechanical Sub-Team Coordinator for Michigan Neuroprosthetics, the Recruitment Chair for Phi Sigma Rho, an Engineering Sorority, and a mentor for the CoE Peer Mentor Program. After graduating, I hope to go to grad school and then work in the biomedical industry on medical devices. I’m excited to work with incoming engineering students to find their place at Michigan!

Judy Liu

My name is Judy, and I am a rising sophomore from Long Island, NY, studying in Industrial and Operations Engineering. I am also interested in the International Minor for Engineers. On campus I'm involved in consulting projects and peer advising. Outside of academics, I enjoy playing tennis and exploring amazing restaurants and shops around Ann Arbor with my friends. I am excited to work with the incoming engineering students to discover their interests at the University of Michigan.

Alejandro Newberry

My name is Alex Newberry, I’m from Holland, MI and I’m a rising junior studying chemical engineering. I enjoy running and am currently heavily involved with the Michigan Running Club. After graduating, I plan to continue school to get a masters degree. I look forward to helping out the incoming freshman class in any way I can.

Amelia Smith

I am a rising junior in the College of Engineering majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I conduct research at the UM Transportation Research Institute, am a member of a M- Heal Design team and an executive board member of the Biomedical Engineering fraternity. When I'm not studying, I like to play sports and spend time with friends. I look forward to helping the incoming freshmen class with any questions and concerns they may have during orientation. Go blue!!

Kiersten White

My name is Kiersten and I'm a rising junior from Hopkins, Michigan studying Environmental Engineering. I am a part of the 11th M-STEM cohort and the 1st Gen Engin community. I am an active member of my student design team, BLUElab Bangladesh and I have studied abroad in Ireland, as well as participated in the M-Engin Global Launch program.