2018-2019 College of Arts and Sciences Peer Advisors Boone Cabin Orientation Training Event LaBethany BradfordMajor: AnthropologyMinor: American StudiesHometown: Phenix City, Alabama;I chose to be a peer advisor because I wanted to be the person incoming freshman can lean and depend upon. I would advise students to have fun and not to let the experience of starting college overwhelm you! Sydney BurkhartMajor: Communicative DisordersMinor: Communication StudiesHonorsHometown: Dublin, Ohio;I chose to be a peer advisor to try and make the college transition process as smooth as possible for incoming students. I would advise students not to be afraid to try new things and meet new people. Sarah FieldsMajor: Arts (Digital Media)Minor: Art HistoryHonorsHometown: Bethalto, Illinois;I chose to be a peer advisor because I enjoyed my time at orientation last year as an Avanti and I wanted to be involved in a part of that experience for incoming students again. I would advise students to make sure you take the time to get to know yourself. College may be a big transition, but change can be a good thing as long as you use it positively. Aaron FoxMajor: Political Science, Philosophy, Economics, FinanceMinor: Public Policy StudiesHonors, Pre-LawHometown: Montgomery, Alabama;I chose to be a peer advisor because the process of preparing for college is tough and becoming a peer advisor is a way for me to give back to the university and pass the knowledge I’ve gained onto incoming students. I would advise students not to stress and to branch out. You’ll find that you enjoy a lot of things or are interested in things that you never expected. Catherine HallerMajor: English, ArtMinor: Blount Undergrad InitiativeHonorsHometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana;I chose to be a peer advisor to help incoming freshmen have a Bama Bound experience as great as mine was. I would advise students to have fun and stay on top of your classes. Kaitlin HoltMajor: English, Spanish Minor: International StudiesHonorsHometown: Scottsboro, Alabama;I chose to be a peer advisor because it provides a great opportunity to work with students. I would advise students to go to office hours and get to know your professors. Jocelyn HurstMajor: PsychologyMinor: Criminal JusticeHometown: Northport, Alabama;I chose to be a peer advisor to help incoming transfer students understand campus and help everyone prepare for the fall semester. I would advise students to study as hard as you can and get involved on campus. Jake SeilerMajor: Political ScienceMinor: PsychologyPre-LawHometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ;I chose to be a peer advisor to be there for students who are coming from out of state and to help them feel at home on campus. I would advise students to go out and meet people. This university is filled with great personalities and opportunities. Khloe StarlingMajor: PsychologyMinor: Blount Scholars Program/ General BusinessHonors Pre-MedHometown: Atlanta, Georgia;I chose to be a peer advisor because I know a lot about DegreeWorks and I thought it would be fun to help incoming freshmen learn. I would advise students to enjoy the present, but also make sure you are planning for the future.. Allie ThatcherMajor: History and Political ScienceHonors Pre-LawHometown: Spanish Fort, AlabamaI chose to be a peer advisor because I needed the help during my orientation and I want to be that person for incoming students. I would advise students to make sure you keep up with your readings in your classes. Vinchelle VersherMajor: Political ScienceMinor: News MediaPrelawHometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina;I chose to be a peer advisor because I want to help first-year students start off on the right track with classes and get mentoring before coming to UA in the fall. I would advise students to stay focused and do all your work before going to have fun. Mikayla WyattMajor: English, American StudiesMinor: Political ScienceHonors Pre-LawHometown: Atlanta, Georgia;I chose to be a peer advisor because of the impact my peer advisor had on me during Bama Bound and I would love to impact students in the same way. I would advise students to come to college with an open mind. Alexis YoungMajor: PsychologyMinor: Human DevelopmentHometown: Baltimore, Maryland;I chose to be a peer advisor because I love to help people and I want to make incoming students feel comfortable in their new home. I would advise students to manage your time wisely and learn the basics of college life before you get too involved. Xavier McCoyMinor: Cyber Criminology, PsychologyHometown: Accokeek MDI chose to be a peer advisor because the help and advice I got from upperclassmen coming into my freshmen year really helped and shaped my experiences for the better. I want to be able to help new students in the same manner.