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.
“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!”
“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!”
“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:
“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!”
Are you interested in becoming a Peer Advisor? It is a 3 semester commitment starting in Fall. Apply on Handshake (csel.ucf.edu) with your resume and completed Peer Advising Internship App form before the deadline the summer before with your degree audit and updated resume. Be prepared to interview and complete training soon after. UCF Career Services can help you with resume and interview tips!