Meet the ELS Peer Leaders

Learn more about the 2023-2024 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 are currently open! Learn more and apply to serve as a Peer Leader for Spring 2024 – Fall 2024 at the link below!

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Ask Me About: Black Affairs Council, Football Ambassadors, African Student Union

Office Hours
Thursday, 8 AM – 11 AM

Hi, my name is Rayna! I am a second-year with majors in Biology, Psychology, and Sociology. I love how UGA allows students to carve out their unique path to success, and I’m excited to help you find yours! You can usually find me at the MLC heading to an event, or studying just before one!

Ask Me About: Honors College, Student Government Association; University Council; Georgia Daze; Undergraduate Research; Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Pamoja Dance Company, Multicultural Services and Programs

Office Hours
Monday, 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Friday, 11:30 AM – 1 PM

Hey everyone!! My name is Lorraine Djossou and I am a 3rd Year Regenerative Bioscience student from Jonesboro, Georgia on the Pre-Physician Assistant Track!! I love to listen to music, make friends, and getting coffee! I am passionate about helping others get more involved on campus, and I can not wait to help you find your family at UGA :)!!

Ask Me About: MSSA, IMPACT UGA, Pre-PA Club, Girls in Healthcare, TriO Support Services

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

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, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Friday, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Friday, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hi! I’m Stephany, a 3rd year majoring in Criminal Justice & Sociology, with a minor in PolSci! Being involved in one of the many student organizations on campus is such a fulfilling experience! In my free time, you’ll find me hanging out in Baldwin or in the Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden! 

Ask Me About: Latinos Invested in the Students of Tomorrow (LISTo), Hispanic Student Association, Criminal Justice Society, Former Intern at Project Safe

Office Hours
Monday, 10 AM – 11 AM
Monday, 2 PM – 3 PM
Thursday, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

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
Monday, 8 AM – 9 AM
Wednesday, 8 AM – 9 AM
Friday, 8 AM – 9 AM

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 AM – 9:30 AM
Friday, 8 AM – 9:30 AM

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, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Friday, 8 AM – 10 AM

Hi! I’m Tatum, a second-year student studying English Education! I’m originally from Snellville, GA, but have truly found a home here in Athens, and I’m so excited to help you find your home too. You can usually find me working the info desk at Tate, walking at Lake Herrick, or reading in the Founder’s Garden. See y’all around!

Ask Me About: Leadership UGA, Campus Ministries, Intermural Sports, Outdoor Recreation Center, Student Employment

Office Hours
Tuesday, 3 PM – 5 PM
Thursday, 3 PM – 4 PM

Hello! My name is Zoe Jordan from Barnesville, Georgia. I am a second year majoring in Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. I am currently a part of the Public Service Outreach Student Scholar Program and L.E.A.D.S Fellow. I would love the opportunity to help anyone be involved and get engaged here at UGA!!

Ask Me About: Morehead Honors College MathCounts Outreach, Georgia Daze, Leadership UGA, Georgia Ready Summer Institute Facilitator, Public Service Outreach Student Scholar Program, L.E.A.D.S. (Leaders Engaged in Affirming Diversity) Fellow

Office Hours
Monday, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Tuesday, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Thursday, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Hi! My name is Husna. I’m a third-year pre-med student, majoring in Health Promotion with an emphasis on behavioral medicine. I love riding horses, traveling, and going to different restaurants with friends.

Ask Me About: Chemistry Learning Assistant (CLA), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) volunteer, AU/UGA Medical Partnership free clinic volunteer, Undergraduate Research

Office Hours
Tuesday, 3 PM – 6 PM

What’s up y’all! I’m Mohnish Mistry and I’m a junior majoring in Biology and minoring in Sociology. My goal is to attend medical school and become a Sports Medicine Physician. In my spare time, I love to cook, listen to music, and build Legos.

Ask Me About: The Backpack Project of Athens, Georgia Saazish (Rising Captain of 2023-24 season), Franklin College Transfer Ambassador, Vibha, Stethoscope Magazine

Office Hours
Friday, 11:45 AM – 2:45 PM

Hey y’all!!! I’m Alexa, a 3rd year majoring in Biochemical Engineering! I’m so happy to be serving in the ELS Office and helping amazing students find their place at UGA! You can always find me at a coffee shop in Athens or studying in the Science Library 😉 So excited for an incredible year!

Ask Me About: Leadership UGA, UGA Housing, Theta Tau, Society of Women Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Office Hours
Monday, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

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
Tuesday, 8 AM – 9:30 AM
Thursday, 8 AM – 9:30 AM

Hi! My name is Mia and I’m a second year studying business management! Overall, I would love to someday work within administration at a major hospital! I love coffee, cooking, Guy Fieri, and watching Big Bang Theory. You can always find me either in Einstein’s with a bagel, or studying in the reading room in the Main Library! UGA truly has so much to offer, and you won’t know it if you don’t try! GO DAWGS!

Ask Me About: Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, UGArden, UGA Miracle, Business Management Society, Chick Fil A Business Management Intern

Office Hours
Wednesday, 11 AM – 2 PM

Hi! I’m Feben, a fourth-year student majoring in International Affairs, African Studies, and French. Having met wonderful people here, I would love the opportunity to help you get involved at UGA and find your niche. Let’s make the most of our UGA journey together, one friend at a time 🙂

Ask Me About: Security Leadership Program (SLP), SPIA majors and certificate programs, Internships on and off campus, opportunities for transfer students, study abroad, Cru, International Coffee Hour, Model African Union, EESA

Office Hours
Tuesday, 8 AM – 9 AM
Tuesday, 4 PM – 5 PM
Thursday, 4 PM – 5 PM