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Meet our Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors are student leaders in our office who go through intensive training on career documents (resumes, cover letters, CVs, etc.), basic career skills, and resources and services offered by our office.

These campus career ambassadors also facilitate the office’s career skills workshops on Resumes & Cover Letters, Interviewing, and Internship Searching, throughout the year and are available to visit student organizations to present career programs. With first-hand knowledge of Career Services’ resources and connections, Peer Advisors are a great resource for students to learn from while on their own career development journey.



Name: Abdul Abiru, '24
Pronouns: He/Him
Areas of Study: Economics and PPEL
Campus Involvement: Career Services, RA
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Lake
First Job: The Cellar
Career Advice: Always try your best, even when unsure.


Name: Lorena Campos-Castro, '25
Pronouns: She/Her
Areas of Study: Business Administration, concentration in French
International Business; Russian Studies minor
Campus Involvement: UR Latina’s Affinity group, A&S Next Ambassador, Endeavor RSB, Scholar’s Latino Initiative mentor, Bollywood Jhatkas
Favorite Spot on Campus: Loro’s B3 Lounge
First Job: Organic Krush Cafe Assistant
Career Advice: Different paths can get to the same spot.


Name: Tolya Evdokimov, '25
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Areas of Study: Computer Science and Cognitive Science
Campus Involvement: Association for Computing Machinery, Scholars Leadership Council
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Gazebo (especially in the evening)
First Job: Python Tutor at my high school
Career Advice: Search for value in feedback and set realistic goals.


Name: Olivia Falck, '23
Pronouns: She/Her
Areas of Study: Economics and Health Studies; Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies minors
Campus Involvement: Women's Club Soccer, PAM, Southwood Learning Center
Favorite Spot on Campus: Study lounge in the Humanities Building
First Job: Dunkin Donuts
Career Advice: Let others be the ones to tell you no! Don't let yourself sabotage future opportunities by being too afraid to apply or ask difficult questions.


Name: Maddie (Madeline) Fellner, '25
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Areas of Study: Political Science and Psychology
Campus Involvement: Counterculture Magazine, Hillel, Pi Beta Phi (Greek Life), American Marketing Association
Favorite Spot on Campus: Thee Hanging Lounge in THC overlooking the lake
First Job: Political Campaign Intern
Career Advice: Be prepared for anything/prepare for everything


Name: Godfrella Jonat-George, ;23
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Areas of Study: Economics and Psychology
Campus Involvement: Spiders FLI
Favorite Spot on Campus: Westhampton Lake
First Job: I started a small-scale retail business selling mobile recharge cards to my family members and neighbors. I learned how to keep track of inventory and debtors.
Career Advice: The best candidate for any job is your most authentic self. Don’t be afraid to market the real you.


Name: Addy Hailu, '23
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Areas of Study: Political Science and Health Studies
Campus Involvement: RA, Bonner
Favorite Spot on Campus: Westhampton Lake
First Job: Babysitter
Career Advice: Remember to always advocate for yourself.


Name: Michael Kyle, '23
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Areas of Study: Leadership studies major, Business administration minor
Campus Involvement: International Business Student Association
Favorite Spot on Campus: Jepson Quad or the Music Library
First Job: Working at a summer camp at age 15
Career Advice: You don't have to do what everyone else is doing. Always be curious and try new things.


Name: Andrea Valderrama, '25
Pronouns: She/Her
Areas of Study: Economics, French, & Music
Campus Involvement: Business Endeavor, Alpha Kappa Psi, Ritmo Latino
Favorite Spot on Campus: Dhall
First Job: UR Reunion Student Ambassador
Career Advice: Enthusiasm, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn will go a long way.

Stop by and see them!

Peer advisors are available during our drop-in hours listed below, where they are on-call to work with students on developing and editing resumes and cover letters, as well as answering general questions about the office:

  • Monday - Friday from 2 - 4 p.m. in Tyler Haynes Commons, Suite 306

Apply to be a peer advisor

If you are interested in becoming a peer advisor, check Student Employment after spring break when applications will go live. Feel free to contact Career Services in order to learn more!