Hanszen Peer Academic Advisors


The Peer Academic Advisors (PAAs) consist of your fellow Hanszenites who have been trained by the Office of Academic Advising (OAA) to help you choose classes, clarify academic rules and regulations, assist in finding research opportunities and study abroad information, and anything else academically related. In addition, the PAAs also facilitate a number of academic events at Hanszen, usually in the form of academic planning sessions, where Hanszenites come together and help each other choose classes for the next term. During O-Week, four Hanszen PAAs will be present to help the incoming students narrow down which courses they want to take and create their fall schedule. Once the school year starts, about twenty Hanszen PAAs will be available to answer questions about deadlines, registration, rules, and any other academic questions. They really are here to help you, so if you have any questions or just need solid academic advice, feel free to knock on their doors or send them an email. If they can't find an answer for you, they'll find someone who can.



Head PAAs:

Name Major(s)/Minor(s) Year Email
Serena Brandler Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience minor, Pre-Graduate 2018 smb13@
Meera Devarajan Cognitive Sciences, Pre-Med 2018 md31@
Akash Dhawan Bioengineering, Pre-Med 2019 asd3@

O-Week PAAs:

Name Major(s)/Minor(s) Year Email
Meera Devarajan Cognitive Sciences, Pre-Med 2018 md31@
Akash Dhawan Bioengineering, Pre-Med 2019 asd3@
Valerie Du Chemistry, Neeuroscience minor, Pre-Med 2019 vxd1@
Leya Mohsin Mathematical Economic Analysis, Policy Studies 2019 lrm6@

Year-long PAAs:

Name Major(s)/Minor(s) Year Email
Elizabeth Anderson Linguistics, Cognitive Science 2018 eja4@
Serena Brandler Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience minor, Pre-Graduate 2018 smb13@
Meera Devarajan Cognitive Sciences, Pre-Med 2018 md31@
Akash Dhawan Bioengineering, Pre-Med 2019 asd3@
Valerie Du Chemistry, Neuroscience minor, Pre-Med 2019 vxd1@
Madison Grimes Latin American Studies, Policy Studies, Pre-Law 2020 mpg3@
Jeremy Hu Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Pre-Grad 2018 jih4@
Courtney Klashman Computational and Applied Mathematics, Engish 2019 cek3@
Leya Moshin Mathematical Economic Analysis, Policy Studies 2019 lrm6@
Michelle Nguyen Cignitive Science, Biochemistry minor, Pre-Med 2020 mmn9@
Sonal Pai Bioengineering, Neuroscience minor, Pre-Graduate 2019 sp48@
Amber Song Biological Sciences, Pre-Med 2018 ys31@
Maggie Webb Mechanical Engineering 2019 mew6@
Avery Whitaker Computer Science, Mathematics, RCEL 2019 ajw6@
Taylor Williams Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Buisness minor 2019 trw7@
David Yang Policy Studies, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Gbl health Tech, Pre-Health 2020 dcy1@