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


Zoe Espinosa

Honors Peer Advisor 

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Minor: Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

Student Activities/Organizations: FIRST Alumni and Mentors Network at Michigan, Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, M-STEM Academies, Engineering Learning Center tutor

Favorite place or activity in Ann Arbor: Bird Hills Nature Area because it has beautiful pine trees (and lots of dogs)

Advice for new students: Procrastination is not the answer. I’ve tried. Also, try something new. You’ll never know what you like until you do!

Favorite Quote: “Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.” – The Doctor


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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

 

GSIs & Instructional Aides  


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Corinne Beemer

Honors GSI

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