Meet the ELS Peer Leaders

Learn more about the 2022-2023 ELS Peer Leaders! If you’d like to book an Engagement Coaching session with an ELS Peer Leader, be sure to click their name to view their office hours so you know when they are available for coaching sessions.

Interested in becoming an ELS Peer Leader? Applications will open in Spring of 2023! Follow us on Instagram at @UGAengagement to stay up to date on the application timeline.

Hi ! I’m Zac, a 3rd year student studying Social Work!! I love how this university has allowed me to meet all my best friends! I’m super passionate about getting people connected here at UGA. I really believe everyone has a family on campus and I can’t wait for you to find yours (:

Ask Me About: Arch Society, Dawg Camp, SGA First-Year Programs, UGA Theatre, the Office of Special Events

Office Hours
Monday, 2pm – 3pm
Thursday, 10am – 11am
Friday, 10am – 11am

Hey! My name is Saumya, I’m a second-year animal health major! I’m from Lilburn, GA and I’m hoping to get into vet school and become a veterinary researcher or pathologist. In my free time, I love to read, do crafts, do gardening, and bake! Can’t wait to meet you! 🙂

Ask Me About:
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club, One Health Club, RBC Fellows Program, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Honors College

Office Hours
Monday, 8:15am – 9:45am
Wednesday, 8:15am – 9:45am

Hi! I’m a second year political science and international affairs double major, planning to pursue agriculture policy. I’m excited to help students find their home on campus, especially in places they wouldn’t think to look! You can usually catch me working out at Ramsey in the mornings, getting my third coffee of the day, or talking about how much I love Dolly Parton.

Ask Me About: Leadership UGA, SPIA majors, campaigning, Dairy Science Club

Office Hours
Thursday, 3pm – 6pm

My name is Reese Helfrich and I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I am a third year marketing major at UGA. I am currently involved in the American Marketing Association, the Rally Foundation, and Miracle. Outside of school, I love traveling, photography, and hanging out with my friends.

Ask Me About: American Marketing Association, The Rally Foundation, UGA Miracle

Office Hours
Monday, 8:30am – 10am
Wednesday, 8:30am – 10am

Hello!! My name is Ava! I am a third year majoring in Marketing and Intended International Business and Minoring in French. I transferred to UGA last year, and would love the opportunity to help anyone be involved and get engaged here at UGA!!!

Ask Me About: International Student Life, Leadership UGA, American Marketing Association, International Business Society

Office Hours
Wednesday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Hi, I’m Miral Lakhani, and I’m originally from India, but chose to move to Athens to attend a top public university, the University of Georgia, that has a great business school, great community, and of course a great football team. GO DAWGS!! I am currently a sophomore double-majoring in Finance and Management Information Systems in hopes of pursuing a career in investment banking.

Ask Me About: Women in Finance, Kennedy Program, CodeHub, Beckham Workforce Diversity Certificate – Terry College of Business, Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate – UGA Career Center, interning at Dineshchandra R. Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd as a Business Analyst in Ahmedabad, India

Office Hours
Monday, 3pm – 3:30pm
Wednesday, 3pm – 5:30pm

I am a second-year student from Cleveland, Ohio studying Biochemistry with a minor in Biomedical Physiology. I love working out, reading, and hanging out with friends!

Ask Me About: Sigma Kappa, Shop With A Bulldawg

Office Hours
Tuesday, 5pm – 8pm

Hi! I am a fourth-year Political Science and Criminal Justice major on the Pre-Law track. I’m hoping to make Athens my home for a little longer and would love to attend law school here! In my spare time you can find me hiking at Sandy Creek park, reading a good romance book, or trying a new restaurant (I’m determined to try all of the Athens cuisine). Looking forward to our session!

Ask Me About: Leadership UGA, Chi Zeta, Campus Scouts, SWAB, Intramural Softball, UGA Center for Continuing Education 

Office Hours
Wednesday, 5pm – 8pm

Hey everybody! My name is Alexa and I’m a second-year majoring in Biochemical Engineering! If you ever want to find me, I’m most likely in a coffee shop studying (no caffeine addiction I promise..:) I’m so excited to meet you all and for another amazing year!

Ask Me About: Leadership UGA, Society of Women Engineers, UGA Housing

Office Hours
Friday, 10am – 1pm

Bio and office hours coming soon!

Hi! I’m Vivia and I’m from India! I’m currently majoring in Psychology and Cognitive Science. Outside my courses, I’m an avid creator and also maintain an art account on Instagram for my journals! You might find me sitting at the Law Library reading, journaling, or just simply scrolling through Pinterest with my coffee!

Ask Me About: Leadership UGA, Leadership UGA Peer Facilitation, International Street Fest, Starbucks in Tate

Office Hours
Thursday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Hi! My name is Emma Yarbrough and I am a fourth-year, International Affairs major with minors in Spanish, Design&Media, and Geography. I am from Carrollton, GA and I love traveling and doing volunteer work in Athens + beyond. You can typically find me on North Campus enjoying a picnic or doing homework in Jittery Joe’s.

Ask Me About: Honors College, Study Abroad, off-campus faith organizations, ServiceSquad, Freshley, Breaking the Shackles, Dawg Camp, ServeUGA, IM tennis

Office Hours
Tuesday, 8:15am – 9:15am
Tuesday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Thursday, 8:15am – 9:15am