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 2016:

Kofi Addo
Kofi Addo
Public Health

Sonal Agarwal
Sonal Agarwal
Food Science

Maria Alba
Maria Alba
Psychology

Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson
Journalism

Sami Brandspiegel
Sami Brandspiegel
Public Health

Bella Bulsara
Bella Bulsara
Exercise Science & Sports Psychology

Nick Choman
Nick Choman
Health & Medicine

Amy Clark
Amy Clark
Community Activism & Civic Engagement

Steven Coco
Steven Coco
English Literature

Clare Cutri-French
Clare Cutri-French
Health & Medicine

Marissa DelRocini
Marissa DelRocini
Careers in the Sciences

Aaron Fawzy
Aaron Fawzy
Business

Amanda Gallagher
Amanda Gallagher
Health & Medicine

Neha Gehlot
Neha Gehlot
Business

Shannon Gilbert
Shannon Gilbert
History

Katie Godfrey
Katie Godfrey
Psychology

Matt Gooden
Matt Gooden
Health & Medicine

Evan Gottesman
Evan Gottesman
International Relations

Ankita Gupta
Ankita Gupta
Animal Science

Darius Hunt
Darius Hunt
Health & Medicine

Malikka Hutchins
Malikka Hutchins
Communication

Olivia Kan
Olivia Kan
Health & Medicine

Dan Kats
Dan Kats
Health & Medicine

Sarah Kempf
Sarah Kempf
Education

Ambika Kumaran
Ambika Kumaran
Dental Professions

Daisy Lee
Daisy Lee
Philosophy

Daniel Levin
Daniel Levin
Political Science

Sarah Lin
Sarah Lin
Community Service & Public Policy

Justin Liu
Justin Liu
Business

Alexus Lizardi
Alexus Lizardi
Environmental Policy & Awareness

Ronni Luftig
Ronni Luftig
Mathematics

Erica Mahnkopf
Erica Mahnkopf
Business

Zoe Makropoulos
Zoe Makropoulos
Business

Dana Manson
Dana Manson
Psychology

Kathryn Mantele
Kathryn Mantele
Asian American Studies

Katie Mehr
Katie Mehr
Economics

Charlie Melman
Charlie Melman
Law & Leadership

Julia Mendes
Julia Mendes
Music

Julissa Mercado
Julissa Mercado
Women's & Gender Studies

Tommy Monaghan
Tommy Monaghan
Economics

Jeevan Nagpal
Jeevan Nagpal
Exercise Science & Sport Psychology

Laura Ng
Laura Ng
Education

Jen Noji
Jen Noji
Creative Writing

Joseph Olsen
Joseph Olsen
Mathematics

Aashini Patel
Aashini Patel
Careers in the Sciences

Will Pauwels
Will Pauwels
Education

Rachel Portnoy
Rachel Portnoy
Political Science

 

Nicole Ramos
Nicole Ramos
Nutrition

Emily Reineke
Emily Reineke
Music

Elijah Reiss
Elijah Reiss
American Studies & Pop Culture

Christina Rogado
Christina Rogado
Business

Alexa Sacchi
Alexa Sacchi
Psychology

Rush Sanghrajka
Rush Sanghrajka
Computer Science

Vyom Sawhney
Vyom Sawhney
Health & Medicine

Pratik Shah
Pratik Shah
Health & Medicine

Zina Shah
Zina Shah
Health & Medicine

Vineet Shenoy
Vineet Shenoy
Engineering

Christine Staton
Christine Staton
Art & Art History

Noel Su
Noel Su
Nursing

Monica Sung
Monica Sung
Business

Ifrah Tariq
Ifrah Tariq
Careers in the Sciences

Rahma Tayyab
Rahma Tayyab
Careers in the Sciences

Harleigh Thornton
Harleigh Thornton
Food Science

Rosy Tucker
Rosy Tucker
Ecology, Evolution, & Natural Resources

Anna Tyryllo
Anna Tyryllo
Animal Science

Vishnu Venkatesh
Vishnu Venkatesh
Health & Medicine

Ankita Veta
Ankita Veta
Psychology

Hina Walajahi
Hina Walajahi
Careers in the Sciences

Aleksandra Wec
Aleksandra Wec
Sociology

Jamie Wooding
Jamie Wooding
Engineering

Cynthia Zheng
Cynthia Zheng
Health & Medicine