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Peer Advising

Mathematics and Statistics Peer Advising

Peer advising is available to Math & Stat majors in room 1521E in the Lederle Graduate Research Tower, or remotely via Zoom. We invite undergraduates to meet with Peer Advisors who have experience in their potential areas of interest. The weekly schedule is below, as well as more info on the peer advisors.

All peer advisors can help with basic questions, for example, requirements of the different Math & Stat concentrations, using Spire, GenEds, etc. They can also discuss their particular experiences with courses, internships, applications, and other various activities. However, questions on more advanced courses in Math & Stat may be better directed to the advising office or a faculty advisor.

Appointments for virtual or in-person meetings with peer advisors can be made through Navigate. Walk-ins are accepted as long as there is no conflicting previously scheduled meeting.

Spring 2022 Schedule - 1521E LGRT, or remotely via Zoom

  Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
9 am          
    Maura
(9:30 am - 11 am)
Tom
(9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
   
10 am Jake
(10 am - 12:30 pm)
Anay
(10 am - 12 pm)
Maura
(10 am - 12:30 pm)
 
11 am  
  Anay
(11:30 am - 1:30 pm)
12 pm  
  Erica
(12:30 pm - 1:30 pm)
    Jake
(12:30 pm - 2 pm)
1 pm    
         
2 pm         Maekala
(2 pm - 4 pm)
        Erica
(2:30 pm - 4 pm)
3 pm      
  Erica
(3:30 pm - 5 pm)
   
4 pm Maekala
(4 pm - 5 pm)
Tom
(4 pm - 5 pm)
Maekala
(4 pm - 5 pm)
 
   

Peer Advisor Info

Anay Contractor

Anay Contractor

I'm Anay, a sophomore from Edison, NJ and Mumbai, India. I am concentrating in Applied Mathematics and I am considering pursuing a secondary major in Economics and/or a minor in a foreign language or additional social science. I decided to major in Applied Mathematics due to the multi-dimensional nature of my interests. I am fascinated by everything from economic theory to history, so I figured concentrating in Applied Math would serve my purpose best.

Post-college, pursuing a PhD in Economics or going down the entrepreneurial path seem to be my two main options right now; however, I am confused for the most part like any 20-something college kid. I hope my colleagues and I can be of help!

Jake Doolan

Jake Doolan

Hi! My name is Jake, and I'm a senior math major in the teaching concentration here at Umass. I have a minor in education and I'm applying to grad school here for one of the plus one programs. Those interested in grad school/teaching math/or education classes should feel free to stop by. The process can be a bit overwhelming at times, but with the right documents and people to talk to, it can be very straightforward and worthwhile!

Erica Guan

Erica Guan

My name is Erica Guan and I am a third-year Mathematics and Economics double major with a concentration in actuarial science. I am currently the Director of Operations for Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) at UMass which is also known as the actuarial club. I have passed SOA Exams P and FM and plan to sit for IFM in July. This summer, I will be interning at The Hartford and I’m excited to learn more about the insurance industry and actuarial career. I'm looking forward to being a peer advisor and hope to provide useful insight from my time at UMass; feel free to reach out with any questions!

Maura Hegarty

Maura Hegarty

Hi! My name is Maura, and I am a senior math major with concentrations in pure and applied math. I am the president and founder of the Integreated Math Majors. I have done research with Professor Leili Shahriyari in Breast and Colon Cancer modeling and with Professor Alejandro Morales in combinatorics. I am planning to go to graduate school for a Ph.D. in mathematics to pursue research in algorithms, combinatorics, graph theory, and/or optimization. If you have questions concerning research, REUs, Lee SIP, or grad school, I'd be happy to talk. I have switched my concentration several times and have considered almost all the possible paths a math major could take. I am also happy to talk through all the many possibilities. I look forward to meeting you and answering your questions!

Maekala Turner

Maekala Turner

Hi! My name is Maekala and I am a junior pursuing a dual degree in Mathematics and Operations & Information Management at Isenberg. I am a Statistics & Data Science and Information Systems concentrator, respectively, and I hope to eventually use these skills to apply to graduate school and pursue a career in the field of data. On-campus, I also work as a Student Learning Assistant for UMass Athletics, where I provide peer academic support to collegiate athletes. I am also an avid reader, basketball enthusiast, and mental health advocate.

Tom Williams

Tom Williams

Hi everyone, my name is Tom Williams. I’m a third-year student with my primary major as Computer Science and secondary major as Math with a concentration in Statistics and Data Science. I'm an aspiring data scientist, although I plan to take advantage of any opportunities that come my way so who knows where I’ll end up! I transferred into Umass Amherst beginning my second year after semesters at Colorado School of Mines and Umass Boston so I hope to offer guidance to fellow transfer students. My main hobbies include anything to do with basketball, I spend many evenings playing pickup at the rec center so feel free to say hello if you see me! Academically, my goal is to enroll in the computer science master’s program here at Umass Amherst and ideally begin after I graduate next spring. Professionally, I have experience as an undergraduate course assistant for COMPSCI 220 and will be doing a software engineering internship at Juniper Networks this coming summer.