Biology Peer Advising

 

The Biology Peer Advisors are your go-to mentors for all-things related to BIOSC majors, courses, extra-curriculars, and work-life balance.  These third and fourth year students across most of the BIOSC majors are here to share their experiences: how they survived their first year on campus, how they chose their major, how to get on a waitlist, how to ask a professor for a letter of recommendation, but also important extracurricular questions such as which clubs they love, how to play quidditch without a flying broomstick, and which bathrooms to avoid.  Our Peer Advisors have weekly office hours for drop-in questions, but will also host events throughout the semester.
 

Meet your Spring 2020 Peer Advising Team!
 

Colton Brown
Senior BIOSC Major        
Pre-Dent

Kayla Downs
Junior MOLBIO Major
Pre-Genetic Counseling

Nicole Eng
Junior BIOSC Major
Pre-Med

Sarah Hartill
Junior  BIOSC Major
Pre-Genetic Counseling
 
Lauren Lotka
Senior MOLBIO Major
Pre-PhD
 
Hope Martin
Junior CMPBIO Major
Pre-Programming career
 

Amy McLaughlin
Senior BIOSC Major
Pre-PT

Cory Perry
Senior BIOSC Major
Pre-Law
Samhita Ravi
Senior MICRO Major
Pre-Med/PH

Sarah Reilly
Junior MICRO Major
Pre-research career

Luke Scherz
Junior BIOSC Major
Pre-Med
Julia Swarthout
Senior BIOSC Major
Pre-Med

 

Get to know your peer advisors better through our Bio Blog and office hours!

Spring Peer Advising Drop-in Hours:  PIC-HC (2nd floor of Langley Library) or A258 Langley starting January 20.
 

Day Time Location Peer Advisors
Tuesdays
1:00-2:00
PIC-HC   
 Luke (pre-med) & Nicole (pre-med)
Tuesdays 2:00-3:00
PIC-HC
Lauren (pre-PhD) & Sam (pre-med)
Wednesdays
11:00-12:00
PIC-HC
Colton (pre-dent) & Hope (pre-programming)
Wednesdays
6:00-7:00
A258
Kayla (pre-GC) & Julia (pre-med)
Thursdays
10:00-11:00 PIC-HC Amy (pre-PT) & Cory (pre-law)
Thursdays
2:30-3:30
PIC-HC
Sarah (pre-GC) & Sarah (research)

 

Spring 2020 Calendar of Events

Date Event Time & Location
Jan 6 Classes start!
First Gen in STEM Seminar


A219B Langley

January 14 MCATs, DATs, and GREs, oh my! A219B Langley
January 17 Add/Drop Ends PeopleSoft
January 20 MLK Day - no classes  
January 24 Extended Drop Ends 140 Thackeray
January 31 Grade Option Deadline (LG--> S/NC) 140 Thackeray
February 10 Summer term enrollment begins PeopleSoft
March 9-13 Spring Recess your couch
March 23 Fall term enrollment begins PeopleSoft
April 17 Last day of class  
 
 

 

Interested in signing up to be a Biology Peer Advisor in the future?

Thanks for your interest!  We recommend that you talk with the current Peer Advisors to find out what is in store and read up on the expectations on our overview.  Applications for the Fall of 2020 will be due April 6 in the Advising office.  Please reach out to Jessica with questions (jewandelt@pitt.edu)

Biology Peer Advisor Overview + Application.