Meet the Academic Peer Advisors

Academic Peer advisors are available to meet individually with students to address specific questions about the course registration process and academic resources, as well as assist in the development of time management, study skills, and exam preparation strategies, and provide academic resources and referrals as needed.

Peer advisors are available during New Student Orientation to help students prepare for individual meetings with faculty advisors, and maintain a regular presence in the residence halls during the academic year. To schedule a meeting, email all of us at or browse through our bios below. Our liaison roles are included for reference, however you are not required to work any particular peer advisor, so email any of us directly!

Haley Brumberger 2020

Liaison to The Resource Center and the Class of 2023 (Dean Wood)

Haley Brumberger

Hi! My name is Haley Brumberger. As a member of the Class of 2020 here at Wesleyan, I am an English and Earth & Environmental Science (E&ES) double major – with a minor in the IDEAS (Integrated Design, Engineering, and Applied Science) program – and may be pursuing a fifth-year MA from Wesleyan in E&ES after I graduate. I am from a suburb outside of Philadelphia, PA, and am a huge Flyers fan (and a huge hockey fan in general). I am also – in addition to being an Academic Peer Advisor and the intern in the office of Student Academic Resources – a Brother of the Co-Ed fraternity on campus (Psi Upsilon), a co-captain of the Wesleyan Club Ice Hockey Team, a member of the Wesleyan Ski and Snowboard team, and a student researcher in the Varekamp Volcanology lab (in the E&ES department). Before coming to Wesleyan, I took a gap year, which was incredible (please feel free to ask me about it)! When I arrived at Wesleyan after my gap year, I was pretty committed to pursuing Physics as a major. However, Wesleyan’s flexible curriculum allowed me to explore all the different areas of study that I am interested in – Studio Art, English, Environmental Science, and Math, to name a few – leading me to realize that I am more excited and passionate about other subjects. I would love to answer any questions, address any concerns, and provide some advice on or insight into any problems you may have, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me at I look forward to meeting you in the fall! Welcome to Wes!

Allison Galante 2020

Liaison to WesMaSS and the Class of 2021 (Dean Leathers)

Allison Galante

Hi! I’m Allison Galante 2020. I'm a junior from Queens, New York, double-majoring in Neuroscience & Behavior and Science in Society. I look forward to working with many of you this year, and would love to answer any questions about academics, clubs, and study skills, or just chat about life at Wesleyan! Outside of my classes, I am a research assistant in the Eye Movement and Reading Lab where we run experiments to see how words are processed and organized in our minds. I am passionate about Rho Epsilon Pi, Wesleyan's only sorority, as well as volunteering at Middlesex Hospice. I am also a peer tutor on campus for intro biology and neuroscience classes. You can also find me watching Netflix, trying out new restaurants on Main Street, or sitting with friends on Foss! Contact me at

Joel Miller 2020

Liaison to the Posse Veterans and the Class of 2020 (Dean Phillips)

Joel Miller

Welcome to Wes! My name is Joel Miller 2020, and I’m from Phoenix, AZ. If anyone is concerned about the transition to college (especially coming from far away) please reach out! I am majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior (NS&B) and am on the pre-med track. I am interested in the field of neuroscience in general and love how new discoveries are constantly being made. On campus, I have worked as a tutor for the local middle school, been involved with several startups from Wes grads, and am on the Wesleyan Sailing Team. Outside of academics I love to solo travel and I have done trips to Greece, Italy, and Georgia. I also love to run and explore the surrounding areas of campus with friends - the Durham Dari Serve was one of my biggest discoveries this year! I am here as a resource, along with the other peer advisors, to help you in any way possible. If you have any questions about college life, academics, or simply want to chat, please feel free to email me at

Nick Richards 2020

Liaison to First Gen Students and the Class of 2022 (Dean Johnson-Thornton)

Nick Richards

My name is Nick Richards 2020, and I am a rising senior from Brooklyn, New York, where I attended Midwood HS. Now, I am a Biology major on the physician assistant track in hopes to pursue a career in sports medicine. In addition to peer advising, I work catering at Bon Appetit, and I am co-captain for the varsity football team where I play defensive tackle. One of the clubs on campus I am active in is the men of color collective called Invisible Men. Aside from science and medicine, I am quite interested in sports and fashion, so feel free to strike a conversation with me about either of these topics. Next semester I intend on volunteering in the emergency department in Middlesex Hospital. If you have any questions about the transition to Wes, in particular adjusting to academics after attending a public school, or generally any other questions or concerns feel free to reach out to me at

Elizabeth Vann (EV) 2020

Liaison to STEM Zone/Library and the Class of 2021 (Dean Leathers)

Elizabeth Vann, also known as E.V.

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Vann 2020 (I go by EV) and I’m a rising senior at Wesleyan. I grew up in London, England, but attended an American school there. I am a Physics and Economics double major, also completing the pre-med track, so I have taken a lot of classes across departments! This is my second year as a peer advisor, and it’s been one of my favorite parts of Wesleyan. Outside of peer advising, I also work with the SAR office as a peer tutor, where students can tutor other Wesleyan students in classes they’ve taken. I also tutor for Let’s Get Ready, which is a free SAT and college preparation program for local Middletown high school students. I’m a member of the Wesleyan women’s soccer team, and I’ve also worked as a research assistant in both a biology and a physics lab. If you have any questions about anything I’ve mentioned above, more general questions about Wes, or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out to me at I can’t wait to meet you in the fall!

Rachel Curran 2020

Liaison to Student Athletes and the Class of 2021 (Dean Leathers)

Rachel Curran

Hi! My name is Rachel Curran 2020, and I am a rising senior from Rhode Island, with a double major in Neuroscience and Behavior and Science in Society. I have a passion for health sciences, but I also like to explore sociology, English, and music courses here at Wes. When I entered Wesleyan, I had no idea which classes to take or what to major in, so if you’d like to hear about all the course options and resources Wesleyan has for you, feel free to reach out! On campus, I am a member of the Wesleyan Field Hockey Team, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and a Peer Tutor. As the liaison for Athletes at Wesleyan, I understand that time management and schedule anxiety may arise for all students, and I look forward to working with you in order to create a healthy and balanced schedule. In my free time, I enjoy going for hikes with my dog, playing softball, listening to music, and cooking. I am super excited to be working as a peer advisor and look forward to meeting you all in the fall! If you have any questions at all, or simply just want to chat about life at Wes, please feel free to reach out to me at

Jane Herz 2020

Liaison to Transfer Students and the Class of 2022 (Dean Johnson-Thornton

Jane Herz

Welcome to Wes! My name is Jane Herz 2020, and I’m from New York City. I transferred to Wesleyan when I was a sophomore from Wake Forest University, and it was the best decision I ever made! I’m a English major here at Wes, with a concentration in Theory and Literary Forms. On campus, I’m an assistant editor for the Arts and Culture section of the Wesleyan Argus, which is the campus newspaper, and I’m also the editorial director of our school’s chapter of Spoon University, which is a national publication about food. Last fall, I studied abroad in London, which was such a fun and cool experience! Outside of the classroom, I love to read and do Pilates. I’m super excited to be an academic peer advisor this school year, and I will be working closely with transfer students as a transfer liaison, as well as with the class of 2022. If you have any questions about being a transfer student and adjusting to Wesleyan, I’m more than happy to help! Although I’m an English major, I’ve taken many classes across all departments, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me at I can’t wait to meet all of you in the fall!

Sydney Taylor-Klaus 2020

Liaison to STEM Zone/Library and the Class of 2023 (Dean Wood)

Sydney Taylor-Klaus

Hey there! My name is Sydney Taylor-Klaus 2020, and I’m a rising senior from Atlanta, Georgia. I chose Wes because I wanted to be able to study hard sciences and still take art classes, so I'm a Chemistry Major with an unofficial concentration in Neuroscience and Behavior (NS&B) — and I’ve taken a lot of studio art classes as well. I am considering double majoring, but am keeping my options open, so we’ll see what happens. I have worked as a theater technician in the Center for the Arts (CFA) and have done tech and lighting for a number of shows through Second Stage (one of our student theater groups). I’m a captain of Vicious Circles, the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team here on campus, and also rowed with the Crew team for a semester because I wanted to try something new and different. If you have any questions about all the choices and options you’ll have here at Wes — the possible majors, classes, or activities to get involved with — I’m happy to help you figure out a schedule that keeps all of your options open to let you try different things. Feel free to email me anytime at Also, if you’re ever curious, I know some of the best trees on campus both to climb or to set up a hammock! Can’t wait to see you all around campus.