Mentoring Staff

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Student Coordinators


Hi, My name is Courtney Coleman, and I am a sophomore in Chemical Engineering. When I was a freshman, I joined the program as a mentee, and I continued my involvement in the program as a mentor this past fall. I love this program, and I am very excited to be a coordinator for the upcoming year. I am also a member of SWE (Society of Women Engineers) and Phi Sigma Rho, a national engineering sorority. I cannot wait to work with the new group of mentors to help ensure that the next freshman class of engineers have an exciting and engaging first year of college at U of M. Feel free to reach out to me at with any questions or concerns.




Hello, my name is James Wich. I am originally from Lighthouse Point, Florida, but I gave up the nice warm weather to study Aerospace Engineering and pursue a minor in Computer Science at the University of Michigan. I am currently a sophomore and joined the COE Peer Mentorship Program during my Freshman year as a mentee, deciding to become a mentor the year after and eventually becoming one of the coordinators for the program at the end of my sophomore year. When I am not bustling between classes, I can be found working in the Wilson Center as the Design Lead for the Human Powered Submarine Team, in the Union/League acting as Secretary for Engineering Student Government, or in the McMahon Cosmology Lab doing research with deep space energy detection plates. I am very excited to take on this new role assisting mentors and planning events for the program as I believe that the program provides an invaluable resource for incoming students who are a part of the program. Please contact me at if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Live long and prosper…



Staff Coordinator
Briana Akani – Academic Advisor