Current Peer Instructors

Peer Instructors (PIs) are chosen to teach a FIGS through a highly-selective interview process held in February and March. Each PI has the opportunity to develop a unique course and introduce first-year students to an exciting topical area, relevant academic tracks, and future career opportunities. PIs participate in training and design their courses during the spring and summer months. In the fall, they enroll in “Peer Instructor Education,” a three-credit course designed to help them improve their teaching and public speaking skills and reflect on their classroom experiences while they teach their FIGS course.

Each year, our PIs teach approximately seventy-five classes in thirty diverse topical areas.

 

Peer Instructors for Fall 2017:

David Abayev
David Abayev
Dental Professions

Loretta Adams-Licklider
Loretta Adams-Licklider
Theater

Raheel Ahmad
Raheel Ahmad
Chemistry

Michael Antzoulis
Michael Antzoulis
Careers in the Sciences

Alexandria Arbeitel
Alexandria Arbeitel
Creative Writing

Michelle Arias
Michelle Arias
Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources

Akari Armatas
Akari Armatas
Foreign Language & Linguistics

Natasha Awari
Natasha Awari
International Relations

Anna Baker
Anna Baker
Careers in the Sciences

Benjamin Bass
Benjamin Bass
Economics

Jenna Berger
Jenna Berger
Health & Medicine

Caitlin Brady
Caitlin Brady
Management & Labor Relations

Shawnee Chaudhury
Shawnee Chaudhury
Health Administration

Jayshree Chauhan
Jayshree Chauhan
Health & Medicine

Katharine Dale
Katharine Dale
Criminal Justice

Christiana Dalton
Christiana Dalton
Economics

Jamila Daniel
Jamila Daniel
Anthropology

Ritika Desai
Ritika Desai
Business

Gianna Distasio
Gianna Distasio
Psychology

Amulya Dravida
Amulya Dravida
Health & Medicine

Rebecca Eisenberg
Rebecca Eisenberg
Exercise Science & Sports Psychology

Sanjita Ekhelikar
Sanjita Ekhelikar
Health & Medicine

Dana Elsabeh
Dana Elsabeh
Business

Susan Franco
Susan Franco
American Studies & Pop Culture

Sharon Friederwitzer
Sharon Friederwitzer
Business

Georgette Galeana
Georgette Galeana
Business

Arielle Marie Gamboa
Arielle Marie Gamboa
Engineering

Avinash Garlapati
Avinash Garlapati
Health & Medicine

Kelsey Gesner
Kelsey Gesner
Animal Science

Sanjana Goyal
Sanjana Goyal
Business

Elisabeth Graham
Elisabeth Graham
Creative Writing

Kacey Griffin
Kacey Griffin
Health & Medicine

Aysenur Guc
Aysenur Guc
Philosophy

Steven Haverlock
Steven Haverlock
Diversity & Social Justice

Adesuwa Igbinovia
Adesuwa Igbinovia
Sociology

Sakib Jalal
Sakib Jalal
Computer Science

Deep Kotadia
Deep Kotadia
Computer Science

Olivia Le Warn
Olivia Le Warn
Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources

Nidhi Limbachia
Nidhi Limbachia
Business

Stephanie Lin
Stephanie Lin
Health & Medicine

Suzanne Link
Suzanne Link
Law & Leadership

Austin Losada
Austin Losada
Art & Art History

Ioannis Lovoulos
Ioannis Lovoulos
Political Science

Juilee Malavade
Juilee Malavade
Careers in the Sciences

Charlene Manalaysay
Charlene Manalaysay
Public Health

Isaiah C. Mason
Isaiah C. Mason
Music

Erika Mehta
Erika Mehta
Health & Medicine

Danielle Merichko
Danielle Merichko
Veterinary Medicine

Gillian Morello
Gillian Morello
Women's & Gender Studies

Ruchir Nanavati
Ruchir Nanavati
Health & Medicine

April Nicklaus
April Nicklaus
Community Activism & Civic Engagement

Sophie Noone
Sophie Noone
Careers in the Sciences

Riora Ohi
Riora Ohi
Business

Erin O'Neill
Erin O'Neill
Meteorology: Weather & Climate

Madeline Padner
Madeline Padner
English Literature

Keshav Pandya
Keshav Pandya
Journalism

Adam Panish
Adam Panish
History

Naimi Patel
Naimi Patel
Religion

Anjani Patel
Anjani Patel
Psychology

Veer Patel
Veer Patel
Health & Medicine

Francesca Petrucci
Francesca Petrucci
Journalism

Rohit Purma
Rohit Purma
Business

Janelle Raymundo
Janelle Raymundo
Psychology

Rebecca Risman
Rebecca Risman
Engineering

Christopher Rubi
Christopher Rubi
Political Science

Kayla Samson
Kayla Samson
Nutrition

Sujaan Sanghvi
Sujaan Sanghvi
Health & Medicine

Emily Sayer
Emily Sayer
Education

Taylor Schad
Taylor Schad
Food Science

Kyra Seeley
Kyra Seeley
Education

Natasha Shah
Natasha Shah
Business

Shilvi Shah
Shilvi Shah
Careers in the Sciences

Danyal Siddiqui
Danyal Siddiqui
Information Technology & Informatics

Nicolas Simmonds
Nicolas Simmonds
Exercise Science & Sports Psychology

Fady Soliman
Fady Soliman
Health & Medicine

Alexandra Spitzer
Alexandra Spitzer
Engineering

Genevieve Tarino
Genevieve Tarino
Environmental Policy & Awareness

Nicole Tomasso
Nicole Tomasso
Animal Science

Kristen Tse
Kristen Tse
Business

Kaitlin Van Benthuysen
Kaitlin Van Benthuysen
Criminal Justice

Parissa Venouss
Parissa Venouss
Psychology

Gloria Wowolo
Gloria Wowolo
Public Health

Nitika Yadlapalli
Nitika Yadlapalli
Physics

Elise Zhou
Elise Zhou
Law & Leadership