Student Staff

Honors Peer Advisors 



Abby Chapin

Honors Peer Advisor 

Hometown: Schoolcraft, MI

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Minor: Art & Design, 3D specification

Student Activities/Organizations: BLUElab Woven Wind, Phalombe Initiative for Education, Society of Women Engineers, Honors Student Advisory Board, ENGR 110 Departmental Ambassador

Favorite place or activity in Ann Arbor: The Diag in nice weather because I see a lot of dogs

Advice for new students: Your mother/father/parent/guardian is always right. Give them a call, ask them questions about something on your mind and really listen to what they have to say.

Favorite Quote: “…We’re gonna believe in each other, we’re not gonna criticize each other, we’re not gonna talk about each other, we’re gonna encourage each other.” – Bo Schembechler


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Honors Peer Advisor 

Hometown: Wixom, MI

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Minor: International Minor for Engineers

Honors Focus Area: Global Business and Operations

Student Activities/Organizations: TEDxUofM, MRun (Michigan Club Running Team), MECC Consulting Club, Indian American Student Association, Detroit Partnership

Favorite place or activity in Ann Arbor: A snowball fight on the Diag

Advice for new students: Friendship. Also, play some IM sports.


Megan Liu

Honors Peer Advisor 

Hometown: Novi, MI

Major: Materials Science and Engineering

Minor: International Minor for Engineers

Honors Focus Area: Global Business and Operations

Student Activities/Organizations: MECC Consulting Group, Alpha Sigma Mu, Michigan Materials Society

Favorite place or activity in Ann Arbor: Panchero’s Mexican Grill

Advice for new students: Eat at Panchero’s

Favorite quote: What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.” – Isaac Newton


 

Robert Pakko

Honors Peer Advisor 

Hometown: Dearborn, MI

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Minor: International Minor for Engineers

Honors Focus Area: Global Business and Operations

Student Activities/Organizations: EGL Honor Society, Triangle Fraternity, volunteering

Favorite place or activity in Ann Arbor: Tubing down the Huron River in the summer

Advice for new students: Doing more planning will almost always save you time in the long run whether that’s scheduling courses, doing projects, or finding time for fun

Favorite Quote: “The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.” – Isaac Asimo


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Anna Schmeissing

Honors Peer Advisor 

Hometown: Wilmette, IL

Major: Civil Engineering

Minor: International Minor for Engineers

Honors Focus Area: Global Business and Operations

Student Activities/Organizations: Triathlon Team, Cru, BLUElab

Favorite place or activity in Ann Arbor: The Arb in the fall

Advice for new students: Put your name down for tons of clubs at Festifall. You may get a lot of emails, but it’s pretty easy to get off the lists (plus, they often give you free stuff for signing up!). You’ll have so many options for ways to get involved at Michigan. Go to lots of meetings and stretch your comfort zone! You won’t regret it.

Favorite quote: “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” -Dr. Seuss


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Josh Thariath

Honors Peer Advisor 

Hometown: Hawthorn Woods, IL

Major: Industrial and Operations Engineering

Minor: International Minor for Engineers

Honors Focus Area: Global Business and Operations

Student Activities/Organizations: Michigan Emissary Group, EGL Honors Society, Industrial Engineering student staff, volunteering

Favorite place or activity in Ann Arbor: Sitting in the Arb and playing guitar

Advice for new students: Try your best to find your niche. This school of 50,000 can actually be a very scary and lonely place without the steadying influence of a club you’re interested in and close friends who’ve got your back. Also, don’t be afraid to take some personal time–to do the things you love, to sleep, to eat. If you don’t, you’ll burn out very quickly.

Favorite quote: “I do not know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” -Ed Sheeran

 

GSIs & Instructional Aides  


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Corinne Beemer

Instructional Aide – Topics in Leadership

Hometown: Fenton, MI

Major: Industrial and Operations Engineering

Minor: International Minor for Engineers

Honors Focus Area: Global Business and Operations (EGL)

Student Activities/Organizations: EGL Honors Society, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, tutoring, volunteering

Favorite place or activity in Ann Arbor: The Big House on Football Saturdays

Advice for new students: Don’t feel intimidated by such a big, competitive school. Take advantage of the opportunities it provides – join organizations you’re passionate about, study abroad, go to football games, utilize the CoE resources, ask for help or advice, spend time with your friends in this incredible town. Don’t limit yourself; remember, you belong here, so make the most of it and have fun!

Favorite quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch


 

Hannah Schapiro

Honors GSI

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Major: Industrial and Operations Engineering

Minor: International Minor for Engineers

Honors Focus Area: Global Business and Operations 

Student Activities/Organizations: EGL 

Favorite place or activity in Ann Arbor: The Arb!

Advice for new students: Try to get involved with something you love that isn’t related to engineering Look for ways to enjoy and relax, whether its an art club, a sports or music group, or something else. You will thank yourself for those times when you can put the calculator down.

Favorite quote: “Make it a great day or not; the choice is yours” – Unknown