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.

  • Sarah Bernstein (she/her/hers) - Lead APA

    2024: Government, Economics, CEAS

    Liaison Groups: Class of 2027, Peer Programs & Support Offices, Graduate Students

    Schedule a meeting with Sarah Bernstein!

    Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Bernstein (she/her) and I am in the Class of 2024. I am from Cedar Knolls, NJ and I am a Government and Economics double major with a minor in the College of East Asian Studies (CEAS). I have taken a plethora of classes in Economics, Government, and CEAS and I would love to chat about any of them. As a former athlete, I understand the unique challenges student-athletes face and welcome any that are struggling with balancing academics and athletics to reach out. In addition to Peer Advising, I also work as a Lifeguard and as a research assistant on two government-related projects. I have also participated in the QAC Summer Apprenticeship program. When I’m not in class, I love to work out, go on walks or have movie nights with friends, and explore Middletown or other cities nearby. I know the lack of structure of an open curriculum can be daunting at first, but I believe that the open curriculum is an integral part of the Wesleyan experience, and utilizing it to its fullest is how you get the most out of your time here. I am more than happy to answer any questions about Wes, classes, social life, or anything else, so please feel free to reach out to me any time!

  • Greta Alexandra-Parker (she/her/hers)

    2025: Religion, Anthropology (Indigenous Studies)

    Liaison Groups: Class of 2027, Accessibility, Student Athletes

    Email me ( to schedule an appointment!

    Hi Everyone, my name is Greta Alexandra-Parker and I'm a rising junior here at Wesleyan. I use she/her pronouns and I'm from Burlington, Vermont. I'm a Religion and Anthropology double major with a concentration in Indigenous Studies. Outside of my major I enjoy taking classes in African American Studies and English. During my time at Wesleyan I’ve taken advantage of the open curriculum, which has given me the opportunity to explore many different areas of study. I highly recommend using your first year to explore new and exciting classes, you never know what you might become passionate about! Along with Peer Advising I also work in the Athletic Training Room in the Freeman Athletic Center as a student assistant, and as a course assistant for the Religion Department. This summer I conducted an Independent Research Project with funding provided by the Wesleyan Summer Grants where I had the opportunity to travel to Oklahoma. I am also a member of the Women's Basketball Program at Wesleyan. As a student athlete it can be difficult to balance athletics, classes, and other activities. I encourage student athletes and all students to use the many resources on campus to find a balanced schedule that works best for them. During my spare time I enjoy dancing, cooking, working out, and gardening. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions, I look forward to meeting you this fall!

  • Hazel Allison-Way (they/them/theirs)

    2024: College of Social Studies, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies

    Liaison Groups: Class of 2024, Accessibility, Study Abroad

    Email me ( to schedule an appointment!

    Hi everyone! My name is Hazel Allison-Way (they/them/theirs), and I'm from South Orange, NJ. I'm a senior double-majoring in the College of Social Studies and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Outside of being a peer advisor, I am the Chief of Staff on the Wesleyan Student Assembly and I also work in the Office of Advancement. I'm excited to work with students navigating accessibility services here at Wes, something I've done myself all 4 years. I'm also happy to chat about time management and study skills/strategies. This year, I'm working on a senior thesis and am conducting most of my research through the University of Amsterdam, where I studied abroad in the fall of my junior year. Please reach out if you have questions about study abroad in general or concerns about accessibility services abroad.

  • Zuha Anjum (she/her/hers)

    2025: Psychology, Chemistry, South Asian Studies

    Liaison Groups: Class of 2027, Equity & Inclusion, International Students

    Hi everyone! My name is Zuha Anjum (she/her) and I am a rising junior from Green Brook, New Jersey. I am a Psychology major, Chemistry minor, and a South Asian Studies minor on the pre-dental track. I have taken many of the pre-health STEM classes required for both dentistry and medicine so feel free to reach out if you have any questions about pre-requisites. Outside of academic peer advising, you can find me working at Olin library, peer tutoring for the Individual Peer Tutoring Program, or planning events for the Pre-Dental Society. I am also a member of Wesleyan’s MSA and a Research Assistant for the Reasoning and Decision Making Lab. During my free time you can find me walking around campus, reading, or watching a movie. If you have any questions or even if you just want to talk, feel free to reach out! I look forward to getting to know you all!

  • Celia Blaszkowsky (she/her/hers)

    2024: Biology, Chemistry

    Liaison Groups: Class of 2026, Equity & Inclusion, Transfer Students

    Schedule a meeting with Celia!

    Hello! My name is Celia and I am a rising senior. I use she/her pronouns and am from Needham, Massachusetts. I am a biology major and chemistry minor on the pre-med track. Although the majority of my classes have been in the sciences, I have taken a wide range of other amazing classes in other departments such as spanish, history, and music. On campus, I am a member of Vicious Circles (Wesleyan’s non-male identifying ultimate frisbee team), a bass clarinet player in WesWinds and the Cardinal Pep Band, a member of Wesleyan’s club hockey team, and a volunteer with The Foster Connection. A fun fact about me is that I am a transfer student from The University of Chicago, and this will be my third year at Wes. During my summers, I have engaged in biology research. Last summer, I spent ten weeks in Mexico conducting COVID-19 research. This summer, I will be at Penn State College of Medicine performing cancer research. In my free time, I enjoy being outside, going to the gym, and hanging with friends. I am always happy and excited to answer any questions. Please reach out!

  • Adam Cyzner (he/him/his)

    2025: Film, Psychology

    Liaison Groups: Class of 2027, Equity & Inclusion, Student Athletes

    Hi everybody! My name is Adam Cyzner (he/him), and I am a rising junior at Wesleyan. I am from Charlotte, North Carolina, and I am double majoring in film and psychology. Outside of advising and academics, I am a choreographer and financial manager for Collective Motion, a dance group for all levels. I have danced since middle school in nearly all styles, but my choreography tends to be a fusion of contemporary and jazz. I also participate as a photographer and board member for WesPhoto, the photography club on campus that creates a magazine with different themes every semester. Off campus, I am a Literary Manager Assistant at Corvisiero Literary Agency, representing writers in both book publishing and screenwriting. I am also a certified Registered Behavior Technician, meaning I have a certification in Applied Behavior Analysis, a best practice for teaching functional life and academic skills to children on the autism spectrum. I love watching horror movies in the dark, and my current favorite movie is Coraline! I’m an avid reader, and I especially enjoy queer stories like We Are the Ants and books about twisted motherhood like The Push. I love meeting new people, so please feel free to email me if you have any questions about registration, academics, or general student life at Wes!

  • Sophia Greisner (she/her/hers)

    2025: Neuroscience and Behavior, Science in Society

    Liaison Groups: Class of 2026, Peer Programs / Support Offices, Transfer Students

    Hi! My name is Sophia Greisner and I am a rising junior from Hingham, MA. I am a Neuroscience and Behavior and Science in Society double major. I love studying the social determinants of health and how certain determinants can affect mental health. After Wesleyan, my plan is to attend medical school, so if anyone has any question on some of the core medical school required course (i.e. Intro Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, etc) I would love to share my experiences with you and chat about them! I know how difficult balancing all the required classes for pre-medicine and all the other classes you want to take can be. This summer, I am training to become an EMT. I would love to become an emergency medicine physician and when I come back to Wes I plan on volunteering with a local volunteer EMT force. I love that emergency medicine is a very community focused style of medicine and I look forward to connecting with a local community and addressing their health needs. I also work in the Cohan lab where we are researching the use of bacteria as bioremediation agents in agricultural plots. Besides my courses and laboratory work, I play on the Women‘s Club soccer team and serve as the financial manager. I also work in the athletic training room in Freeman as a Sports Medicine Assistant. In my free time, I love to get chai lattes from Perk on Main, watch a good scary movie, or play spikeball!

    As a peer advisor, I am here to help you navigate Wesleyan and be a resource for you to talk to about any of your concerns! I am always free to chat and there is nothing too small to talk about! As a student at Wes you have a team of people looking out for you and ready to answer any of your questions! I am looking forward to meeting you!!

  • Mikoto Nakamura (she/her/hers)

    2024: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Science in Society

    Liaison Groups: Class of 2025, Equity & Inclusion, International Students

    Schedule a meeting with Miko!

    Hi everyone! My name is Miko (she/her) and I am a rising senior. I’m from Japan and the U.S., but I grew up in seven different countries from Cyprus, Egypt, to Kazakhstan. On campus, I’m involved in various community-based programs in STEM such as Wesleyan Mathematics and Science Scholars (WesMaSS) and Wesleyan Women in Science (WesWIS) as a steering committee member, where we organize and coordinate events such as faculty lunches, lab tours, career information sessions, and various social events. I am also a member of the Mitchel Lab in the Biology Department where I study how cells proliferate, migrate, and behave using cell and molecular biology techniques, as well as approaches utilizing principles of engineering. I also TA and am a peer tutor for various STEM courses such as General Chemistry, Principles of Biology, and Biochemistry. As a first-generation American and college student, I can relate to the struggles and fear that come with moving to a new country and into a very academic and unique environment like Wesleyan. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or simply to chat! I look forward to meeting you all in the fall!

  • Daniel Tung (he/him/his)

    2026: (prospective) Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Science in Society

    Liaison Groups: Class of 2025, Peer Programs / Support Offices, Study Abroad

    Schedule a meeting with Daniel!

    Hi everyone! My name is Daniel Tung (he/him) and I’m from Brooklyn, NY. I am a rising sophomore and a prospective Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Science in Society double major on the pre-med track with a potential Chemistry minor. While I am a STEM major, I look forward to exploring the open curriculum and learning more about other interests, such as philosophy. Aside from being an Academic Peer Advisor, I am a member of the Wesleyan Ethics Bowl and American Medical Student Association. Additionally, I have been involved with the Major Groove’s Traverse Square Science Outreach. Off campus, I have been an intern for the past couple of summers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. In my free time I enjoy hiking, gardening, and lounging in the sun. Don’t be afraid to reach out with any questions you may have!