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Peer Advisor Alumni

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Amber Tollefson

Year(s) as peer advisor:
I was a peer advisor from 2009-2011.

What she is doing now:
Currently, I am a full time live-out nanny for a family in Washington, D.C. In the spring, I will start classes toward a nursing degree.

How peer advisor role has impacted life after college:
Besides expanding my practical skills like office management, team work, and editorial techniques; my time as a peer advisor gave me perspective. It gave me time to teach and learn from other students, motivation to be the best student and advisor I could be, and opportunities to be a leader in the American University community. All of these skills have served me post-college by bolstering my confidence in the face of new challenges; everything from patience with the process of working with new people to changing my career path. My time taught me to trust my knowledge, instincts, and myself more.

Emma Morgan

Year(s) as peer advisor:
I was a Peer Advisor for the 2011-2012 academic year.

What she is doing now:
Since graduating in May 2012, I have worked as the Peer Advisor Program Assistant.

How peer advisor role has impacted life after college:
Being a Peer Advisor has impacted my life significantly. I have been employed by the program for the past year and a half. I love working with the advising office and contributing to further growth and development of the program. Additionally, my experiences have changed my plans for the future. I am currently in the process of applying to graduate school for a master’s in higher education administration with a plan to continue working with academic and student affairs at a university.

Sofie Friedman

Year(s) as peer advisor:
I was a peer advisor during the 2012-2013 academic year. 

What she is doing now:
I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in counseling psychology at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. I am also working as a writing center tutor on campus and with children with autism throughout the Baltimore area. 

How peer advisor role has impacted life after college:
Working as a peer advisor provided me with a plethora of applicable skills that I've used in both my professional and personal lives after college. Being able to work one on one with students, help plan events, manage a blog, and even have a hand in the interviewing process for the next peer advisors has been great real life practice that I have often had to draw upon. Gaining this type of experience has opened many doors in terms of employment and has made me confident in my abilities in so many areas.

Lindsay Inge

Year(s) as peer advisor:
I was a peer advisor from 2010-2012.

What she is doing now:
Now I am at University of Maryland working on my master’s in history and library science. I also have a graduate assistantship working as an undergraduate advisor at UMD's College of Journalism.

How peer advisor role has impacted life after college:
My experience as a peer advisor helped me get this graduate assistantship-- I definitely use the skills I learned from being a peer advisor every day in my new job. I've also drawn on my peer advising experience for my library classes, since reference work requires similar communication and research skills.