Meet Your Peer Advisors & Office Staff

Your Peer Advisors are Junior and Senior level Psychology majors just like you! Since they have taken or are currently taking a lot of psychology courses, they know whatcourses go well together. They are great at helping you plan what courses you need to meet your Psych degree requirements! You can see a Peer Advisor by coming in during our office hours Monday through Thursday 9am to 4pm and Friday 9am to noon.

 

Becky

“Hi,  I am a Junior pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor i100_3220n Cognitive Science. After graduation I hope to move on to graduate school with the eventual goal of experimental research in neuroscience. I am currently working towards attaining a research mentor for Honors in the Major. In my downtime I enjoy reading, hiking in the woods behind my house and watch shows like Top Gear, Doctor Who and Sherlock.”

Tamara

“Hi everyone! I’m a Junior at UCF majoring in Psychology.  I hope to use my degree and experiences to get into graduate school.  I would like to become either a Marriage and Family Therapist or a School Counselor, or even both, if possible.  To tell you a little about myself, I absolutely love pandas, anime/manga, food, reading, and hanging out with my family and friends.  I plan to help all of you to the best of my abilities, so that none of you feel lost and unsure of yourselves while majoring in this field and to get you all the information you need to prevent any of those feelings.  I hope to see you in our office!”

Kira

“I came to UCF in Fall 2014 as a freshman. I have been interested in psychology since the eighth grade, however I was constantly in business programs during my high school years. In my senior year, I took a psychology course and learned about the vast specializations within the field of psychology. My teacher recommended that I go into Industrial Organizational Psychology due to my interests and experiences. Currently, I am a junior and still pursuing that field. I plan on finishing my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in business in Spring 2018. Then, I hope to attend graduate school to get a Master’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology. In the distant future, I would like a career in Leadership Development. I am an intern in this department because I genuinely enjoy helping people work towards their goals. Outside of academia, I am a relaxed person. My favorite things are food and Netflix. Anyway, I am excited to work with you and go knights!”

Taylor

“Hi!! I am a sophomore here at UCF working on getting my major in Psychology, and have goals to become a licensed mental health counselor. I love people and I love working with people, specifically with children, and I hope to be able to do this as a career in the future. I want to better the lives of others and enhance the quality of life in any way that I can, and that was my primary reason in choosing Psychology as my major coming into UCF. I am from Miami, Florida, and I love to go to the beach or do anything outdoors in my spare time. I love being adventurous and traveling to new places, but while I’m home in Miami or in Orlando, I go to the pool, the farmers market, shopping with my roommates or out to eat. I love this internship and coming into the office every day, and I am so thankful for all that it has given me. I cannot wait to see what the future brings, and I’d love to help you all as well! Come see us! “

Kate

“Hi everyone, I’m Kate and I’m so excited to be your Peer Advisor! I’m a senior Psychology major pursuing a certificate in Behavioral Forensics. After graduation, I hope to become an academic advisor and eventually get my master’s degree in the counseling field, possibly school counseling. In my spare time, I volunteer at a kennel for retired racing greyhounds. I’ve also volunteered at a children’s playground, a library, and a thrift shop and I’ve held many positions helping peers on campus as well. I’ve become a much more outgoing person since coming to UCF. 🙂 I love to cook healthy meals, travel to new cities, and take group exercise classes here at the RWC!”

Kameela

“Hi! My name’s Kameela, I’m a senior Psychology student here at UCF. After I graduate, I plan to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology and specialize in Bio-behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience where I hope to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate those with traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well as conduct research on neural deficits. In my free time, I enjoy napping, binge-watching TV, reading, and playing with animals. As a new Peer Advisor, I look forward to meeting with you all and helping you plan your future!”

Kellie

“Hi everyone! My name is Kellie, and I’m currently a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Biomedical Sciences. Upon graduation, I plan to attend medical school to pursue psychiatry with a focus on pediatrics. I currently work at Florida Hospital as an emergency room medical scribe and at ORMC. In my free time, I like to watch Netflix and spend time with my miniature schnauzer Charlie and my cat Luna. I also enjoy going to Disney with my annual pass and going to concerts whenever my favorite bands come to Florida. If you need any help or advise, come see us and I’ll be happy to help!”

Jacob

“Hi! My name’s Jacob and I am one of your peer advisors in the Psychology  Advising Center. I am a Psychology major currently in my junior year here at UCF. After I graduate I plan to get my master’s degree in counseling and use it to focus on working with LGBTQ+ youth and young adults, aspiring to work with the Zebra Coalition and the Center, as well as other local LGBTQ+ organizations. Other than being your peer advisor, I also intern with the Mental Health Association of Central Florida and work in Diagon Alley at Universal as a trainer. If I’m not working I am most definitely with friends, watching movies or TV, playing video games, eating, or doing makeup. I am so grateful to be able to help students plan for their future, and I hope I can make the most of your experience here. I look forward to meeting you all!”

Office Student Assistants:

Maria

“Hello everyone. My name is Maria Maza and I am a sophomore majoring in Health Sciences. My goal is to go to graduate school to become a physician. I am from Cuba and I love traveling. During my free time I love playing with my puppy Luna and going out with friends. You will see me often at the Information Desk in the Psychology building. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to come up and ask. I am always here to help. Looking forward to seeing you all. Go Knights!”

 

Gabriel

Are you interested in becoming a Peer Advisor? It is a 3 semester commitment starting in Fall. Turn in the Peer Advisor application (from the Psych Advising Center) before the deadline the summer before with your degree audit and updated resume. Be prepared to interview following after. UCF Career Services can help you with resume and interview tips!

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