Center for Student Success

Meet the Student Staff

Peer Advisors

Dom

Hi! My name is Dom (he/him/his), and I’m a sophomore majoring in Environmental Biology and a peer mentor for the Scholar’s Mentorship Program! I’m so excited to join the CSS as a Peer Advisor!  Meeting my peers and helping out where I can is a wonderful opportunity and I can’t wait to make the most of it! Spending time in nature, taking care of my houseplants, and playing basketball are a couple of things I love to do.

 

Charlotte

Hi! My name is Charlotte (she/her/hers) and I am a junior majoring in Art History and International Relations. I am a Peer Advisor at the CSS and look forward to start working with other students at New Paltz. I decided to join the Peer Advising team because it is a unique position that offers academic guidance between students on a one on one, and group level! I also believe in supporting my peers in a positive and inclusive environment, which is why the CSS is such a great resource! In my free time, I like to stay active and catch up on a good read.

 

Faiza

Hi! My name is Faiza (she/her/hers) and I am a junior majoring in International Relations with a minor in Sociology. Currently, I work as a writing consultant at the CSS and I am extremely excited to start peer advising, as well! I love working at the CSS because it allows me to meet and interact with so many of my peers. I thoroughly enjoy helping students navigate challenges and watching them overcome their obstacles. I think being a peer advisor is especially unique and beneficial because we have all been in each other’s shoes which makes it easier to relate to one another's situations. Outside of studying and working, I love to write and spend time with my friends. As such, I look forward to working as a peer advisor and cultivating meaningful relationships with all of you! 

 

Jade

Hey everyone! My name is Jade and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am currently a sociology major with a potential minor in communications! I am super excited to begin my journey as a peer advisor this fall! I love working with people and helping them realize their potential to achieve their goals. I’m someone who is ready to help and be willing to help anyone and everyone! If I’m not in class, I’m either listening to music, hanging with friends or studying! After graduating, I hope to one day be the fundraising manager for a non-profit organization regarding women’s reproductive rights.

 

Lizzie

Hi everyone! My name is Lizzie (she/her/hers), and I am a sophomore majoring in International Relations with a minor in History, and I am excited to start my position as a peer advisor in the CSS this fall. I wanted to join the CSS because I strongly value academics, however, I also love to help others. I look forward to assisting students in utilizing resources and skills to succeed. In my free time, I enjoy heading to local coffee shops or going outside for a walk or a run. In the future, I hope to study international law.  

 

Rob

Hey Everyone! My name is Rob (he/him/his) and I am currently a junior, majoring in Adolescent Education with a concentration in Social Studies. I am so excited to be joining the CSS Peer Advising team this fall, but I am even more excited to start working with other students here at New Paltz! I decided to become a peer advisor because I wanted to be able to interact with other students in a meaningful way and possibly make a difference in some of my peers lives. The CSS also gives students the unique opportunity to work with other students, making them feel a sense of comfort, and I am honored to be a part of that. In my spare time you may find me just hanging out with my friends, hiking, or enjoying a nice trip to the lake!

 

Sarah

Hi everyone! My name is Sarah (she/her/hers), and I am a senior majoring in English with a minor in political science. I am a peer advisor here at the Center for Student Success. I have enjoyed my time at the CSS because I strongly value academic success and I hope to offer support to those who seek help. I love to travel and talk politics— and during my free time I enjoy hiking, running, and spending time with friends. After graduating from SUNY New Paltz, I hope to go to law school. I look forward to meeting you all!

 

Peer Subject Tutors

Anastasia

Hi! My name is Anastasia (she/hers) and my nickname is Ana. I’m currently going into my senior year here at SUNY New Paltz majoring in Psychobiology. I’m a subject tutor for College Algebra. I chose to work at the CSS because I understand what it’s like to deal with the difficulties of challenging concepts and discovering your different learning styles. I’m not only hoping to help you through your courses, but to also help you find what studying and learning styles work best for you! Some of my hobbies include crocheting, taking care of my plants, and watching documentaries! My plans after graduation are still undecided, but I’m hoping to work within the medical field! I’m looking forward to meeting you and having a great semester!

 

 

Anika

Coucou!  I’m Anika (she/her/hers).  I’m a junior majoring in anthropology.  I am a huge language nerd and will be the peer subject tutor for French starting this fall.  I can’t wait to be able to help those also learning French, I know the grammar can be tricky so I am here to help you out ! I love language, music, and hula hooping. Can’t wait to meet you guys !!

 

Ava

Hi, I’m Ava (she/her/hers)! I’m a junior and deciding between a major in Environmental Biology or Mathematics. I’ll be subject tutoring at the CSS this fall. I’ve utilized their resources and look forward to helping others in the same way. In my free time I hang out with friends, play Catan and Chess, and enjoy the outdoors. I look forward to meeting and helping all of you!

 

Chelsi

Hey everyone! My name is Chelsi (she/her/hers) and I’m a subject tutor for Calc 2!! I’m an Early Childhood/Elementary Ed major with a concentration in Math and a minor in Deaf Studies with the goal set in mind to be a teacher for the deaf one day! Some of my favorite hobbies include hiking, jet skiing, or really anything outdoors especially by the water. I appreciate a good book, and also spend some time being active and practicing yoga often! I absolutely love the experience to learn or try something new, so with that in mind I’m looking forward to meeting everyone! I’m so stoked to be apart of the team of great people at CSS and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to get to know so many of you! Make sure to stop by!

 

Danielle

Hi! My name is Danielle, but you can also call me Rian (she/her/hers), and I am a tutor for Biology. This is my fifth year at SUNY New Paltz, and my last year in undergrad. My major is in Biology and Adolescent Education with a minor in Geology. I joined the CSS to better help students in ways I wished could have been done for me, and to foster the skills they need to succeed. Genetics has unique hurdles that can be difficult to overcome, so I hope to pass down strategies I found effective and continue using to this day. Outside of class, I am affiliated with the Biology Club, and a member of the Chemistry and Geology clubs! In my free time, I enjoy drawing, crocheting, and playing video games or DnD.

 

Emma

Hi! My name is Emma (She/Her/Hers) and I am a junior. My major is Early Childhood Education (B-6) with a concentration in Earth Science. I am a Peer Subject Tutor for Math for Elementary Teachers I (MAT140) and Physical Geology (GLG201). I joined the CSS because I have a passion for helping others and want to see everyone succeed, hence why I'm majoring in education. After graduating from college, I hope to become an elementary school teacher or a middle school science teacher. I look forward to meeting you all!

 

 

Fatima

Hi everyone! My name is Fatima and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am currently a junior at SUNY New Paltz and major in Biology. I am a peer subject tutor in Genetics. I chose to work in the Center for Student Success because as a student, I can understand what it is like to be in the learning process and know how helpful it can be to discuss concepts with your peers. I also love working with other people and want to help my fellow students succeed in their work. My hobbies include spending time with my family, listening to music, and traveling. I look forward to working with you!

 

John

Hello! My name is John (he/him/his) and I am a Peer Subject Tutor for Intro To Proof. I am a senior majoring in Mathematics, and  I wish to one day become a Software Engineer after graduation. I joined the Center for Student Success because I am familiar with how much of a struggle mathematics can be, and I wish to help my fellow students in having a clearer picture of the underlying concepts. It is tough to be stuck on a problem with no direction, and my hopes are that I can help students develop their own intuition as well as problem solving skills. Intro to Proof is critical for upper level mathematics classes, and my goal is to help make the transition into tougher courses as seamless as possible. I am eager to meet you all!

 

Liam

Hi! My name is Liam (he/him/his) and I'm a senior in Adolescent Ed: Physics. I am a subject tutor for General Chemistry and General Physics. I chose to work at CSS because I enjoy helping people understand science. My hobbies are reading and watching anime. When I graduate I want to become a physics teacher.

 

Mike

Hi, I'm Mike (he/him). I am a Senior majoring in Economics tutoring in Principles of Microeconomics and Financial Accounting. I wanted to join the CSS because I understand what it’s like to struggle academically and I’ve had experiences with plenty of tutors in the past. My goal is to make the aforementioned subjects more enjoyable so that there is more of a willingness to learn them. Since I love my field so much, I plan to become a teacher in Economics or become a Business Journalist. Some of the things that interest me are: basketball, bowling, reading economics literature, and watching anime. I look forward to working with you and hope to make the most of the experience!  

 

Moe

Hi! My name is Moe (He/Him/His) and I am a senior. My major is Mathematics with an interest in Statistics. I am a Peer Subject Tutor for Calc II. I joined the CSS because I enjoy helping people understand math, and I think it will be fun meeting new people. In my free time I enjoy playing chess and video games, and I love watching sports. After graduating from college, I hope to learn how to invest well enough so that I will have more control over my life. I look forward to meeting you all soon!

 

Navneet

Hello, my name is Navneet. I am a junior with major in anthropology and minor in chemistry. I will be tutoring for organic chemistry for the next academic year. I want to be a tutor so that I can share my mistakes and experiences experiences with the students. Tutoring would be a great experience for me to connect with people and get to know their experiences as well. I am not a person with a lot of hobbies ,as such, but I do like to spend a lot of my time with my cousins and just have fun with them. We all like to play indoor games and sometimes badminton too. I am really looking forward to working with and get to know new people!

 

Roy

Hi! My name is Roy (he/him/his) and I am a peer subject tutor for Physical Geology.  I’ve always wanted to be a peer tutor and I truly love this course, so I’m very excited to work with you!  Currently, I’m a senior majoring in Geology and Earth Science Education, and I hope to become an Earth Science teacher in the future.  In my free time, I like to be outside mountain biking and hiking on the beautiful trails our area has to offer.  I am looking forward to meeting you and helping out in any way I can!

 

Sim

Hello! My name is Sim (they/them/theirs)! I am a tutor for Psych Stats. I’m a sophomore majoring in Psychology and hope to work in psychological research after graduating. I am a member of the honors program, a student ambassador, as well as an orientation leader. I’m sure you’ll see me around! I joined the CSS because I love working with people and watching them witness their own potential. If I’m not in class or studying, I’m probably holed up in my room with my guitar/ukulele, listening to music, or scrolling aimlessly through tiktok. I look forward to meeting you all!

 

Varsha

Hi! My name is Varsha and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am currently a senior at SUNY New Paltz with a major in Biology. I am a peer-subject tutor in General Biology, General Chemistry, and Genetics. I chose to tutor at the Center for Student Success because students have a broad range of learning styles and I want to help students discover what works best for them in Biology and Chemistry. My hobbies include skateboarding, dancing on New Paltz's Nachle dance team, and traveling. I am looking forward to working with you!

 

Peer Writing Consultants

Adam

Hi! My name is Adam(he/his). I am a senior here at New Paltz, and I am double majoring in Geography with a concentration in Urban Planning as well as History. This is my second year at the Center for Student Success, and I will be working as a Peer Writing Consultant. Writing is a passion of mine, and one of the reasons I joined the Center was the vision that I could spark that passion in someone else as well. Writing is truly an all-encompassing discipline that is useful in all walks of life, from college and beyond. When I'm not working or in class, I like to ride my bike along the Rail Trail and catch all of the movies New Paltz Cinema has to offer. I am looking forward to working with everyone!

 

 

Alyssa

Hi! My name is Alyssa (she/her/hers) and I’m a senior majoring in Adolescent Education with a concentration in English, a minor in Creative Writing, and a member of the Honors Program at New Paltz! I chose to join the Writers’ Studio to share my passion for writing and helping others. As a future educator, I take pride in helping students strengthen their writing abilities so that they can succeed in any field of work they choose to enter. For me, writing has always been a form of self-expression, helping others speak their mind in unique ways. I look forward to meeting everyone and working alongside all the different writers at New Paltz! :)

 

Brina

Hi everyone! My name is Brina (she/her) and I am a junior history major, with a minor in creative writing. I joined the Writer's Studio because I think words are important. If used thoughtfully, our words can hold so much power, and I'm excited to help you harness that power. Academically, I am interested in Jewish diaspora, Soviet emigration, and multilingual writers. Outside of class, I love reading novels about emotionally distressed women, Shabbat dinners, and going on baby hikes with my friends. I look forward to meeting you!

 

Emily

Hello Everyone! My name is Emily (she/her/hers) and I am a senior majoring in Early Childhood & Childhood Education with a concentration in History, a minor in Psychology, and a member of the Honors Program here at SUNY New Paltz! Thanks to this wonderful opportunity getting to work at the CSS as a Peer Writing Consultant, I hope to be able to be a resource for my peers. I love to write and being able to help others create and build an appreciation and passion for writing is something I am really looking forward to. I am here to guide and empower you through your writing journey during your time at New Paltz! I can't wait to grow with you guys!

 

 

Evie

Hi there! My name is Evie (she/her/hers) and I am a sophomore majoring in Adolescent English Education. I am so excited to be starting as a peer writing consultant this fall! During my free time, I’m usually hanging out with friends, reading, or watching Netflix. I’ve always loved writing essays, along with helping friends improve their writing process and expand upon their style. I’m eager to bring out my peers’ confidence, which I believe is the key to a good paper! I’m really looking forward to learning from my peers. I hope to share my passion of writing with you all, and can’t wait to meet everyone!

 

Faiza

Hi! My name is Faiza (she/her/hers) and I am a senior majoring in International Relations. I have always had a passion for writing and truly believe that words have the ability to connect people in extraordinary ways. I joined the Writers’ Studio because of my love for English and for the opportunity to interact with more of my peers. I love to read and engage in genuine conversations with people. One of my long term goals is to work for the United Nations because of my passion for collaborating and working with different kinds of individuals. I look forward to teaching, learning, and growing with all of you!

 

Joñi

Hi New Paltz! My name is Joñi (she/her/hers) I’m a junior Theater Design/Technology major from Brooklyn, minoring in film studies and studio art! I love storytelling and art in all its many forms, whether it be a play or a painting. I aspire to work in entertainment telling stories that matter through my visual designs. In my free time, catch me cozying up to a movie or backstage in Mckenna Theater. I joined the Writer’s Studio because I love reading other student’s work and want to help my peers come up with creative solutions to write the best work they can! Excited to meet you all!

 

Kailas

Hello! My name is Kailas and my pronouns are she/they! I am a junior at SUNY New Paltz with a double major in International Relations and Asian Studies, as well as a member of the Honors Program. I will be working as a Peer Writing Consultant at the CSS for this semester due to my love of writing as a medium for anything you want it to be. I believe that writing is one of the greatest methods of communication, as it can bridge nearly every divide and is a pertinent tool you can use in college and beyond! In my spare time, you can catch me studying in Wooster or reading in warm, sunny places! I am always up to showing others pictures of my cat, and I look forward to seeing you at the CSS!

 

Kerri

Hello! My name is Kerri (she/her/hers). I am a senior majoring in Journalism with a minor in Creative Writing. I chose to become a Peer Writing Consultant because I wanted to share my love of writing with others. Writing is a wonderful form of self-expression and having strong writing skills can benefit students far beyond the classroom. I hope that I can help other students grow more confident in their writing abilities and develop their own unique voice in their work. When I’m not in class or working, I love to read, bake, listen to music, and explore the beautiful Hudson Valley with my friends. I look forward to working and learning with all of you!

 

Lauren

Hi! My name is Lauren (she/her/hers) and I’m a senior majoring in Digital Media Production and Journalism with a minor in Italian Studies. ​I chose to become a Peer Writing Consultant to share my passion for writing, while encouraging individuality and self-expression amongst students. Writing for me has always been the most empowering expression of self, and I cannot wait to learn from the unique voices of those who I work with. When I’m not studying or working, I love being outside, hanging out with friends, and reading. I’m looking forward to meeting you at the CSS!

 

Marianna

Hello! My name is Marianna and I am a senior with a double major in English and Theatre Technology & Design. I am a Peer Writing Consultant and decided to join the CSS to help my fellow students and to share my love for language. I look forward to another great year at the center and seeing new faces :).

 

Nyah

Hi! My name is Nyah (she/her/hers), and I am a junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in English. I am excited to work at the Center for Student Success as a Peer Writing Consultant this year! I have always loved to express myself through writing, whether that be through fictional stories or argumentative essays assigned in class. I aspire to utilize the skills I have acquired throughout the years to assist you with your own writing journey! Some fun facts about me are that I love to paint, and I'm really passionate about food justice. I look forward to meeting you!

 

Rachal

Hi! My name is Rachal and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a junior majoring in Early Childhood/Childhood Education with a concentration in English and a minor in Creative Writing. I work as a Peer Writing Consultant because I love to help others reach their goals and become the best writers that they can be by learning new writing strategies. I love to read and write in my free time, so I hope that others can begin to feel as passionate about reading and writing as I am. When I am not drafting a story or picking up a book, I am usually playing video games, rollerblading, listening to music, or watching/re-watching my favorite TV shows. I look forward to meeting you!




 

Raven

Hey! My name is Raven (she/her/hers). I am a junior majoring in Music with a concentration in Jazz Performance and a minor in Psychology. I joined the CSS as a Writing Consultant because I truly enjoy the power that words have. Written or spoken, in English or Sign Language, words carry a huge weight in our everyday lives and can change our perception of the world, as well as, change the world’s perception of us. I spend most of my free time reading, writing, making music or playing video games. I aspire to be a Music Therapist, and hope to use my voice and words to increase people’s quality of life. I am one of those people that enjoys helping others and I look forward to helping and growing with you!

 

Sydney

Hello! My name is Sydney (she/her/hers) and I am a senior studying sociology. I’m so excited to join the CSS as a Peer Writing Consultant because I want to share my passion for writing with others and help students gain more confidence in their writing abilities. Writing not only equips us with many useful skills, but it is also a great way to use our voices and express individuality. I can’t wait to hear and learn from you all!