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Peer Academic Advisors

Brianne Miller

From: Rock Springs, Wyoming 
Major: Biology 
Advises: Sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.) and Honors 
Activities: PPHS, ACS, swing dancing, book club, Alphabet Soup, and volunteering everywhere

I chose Westminster for a lot of reasons.  First of  all, they made me feel extremely wanted considering they stuffed my mailbox almost weekly during my junior/senior years.  Secondly, it's only two and half hours away from home and family, which is very important to me.  Thirdly, when I finally had the chance to visit, I saw how beautiful the campus is.  Finally, talking to the science advisors reinforced that  Westminster cares and want to help you on your journey, not only in colege, but in life.

I wanted to be a peer advisor mainly because I wanted to ensure that I could make as many people feel the way I felt walking into Westminster.  I wanted to help clear up as many questions as I could and I wanted to make people fee welcome as they started their college journey.

One piece of advice . . .
I wish someone had informed me more about how much out of class time is needed for pre-med students.  However, it worked out fine because I love volunteering.

Favorite Quote . . .
One day your life will flash before your eyes, make sure it's worth watching. ~ Anonymous

zoe cohn

From: Salt Lake City, UT 
Major: Nursing 
Advises: Nursing & Public Health
I love travleing and exploring new places, rollercoasters, hiking, kayaking and singing in the shower.

I loved the enviornment at Westminster College.  I have grown up near the campus and decided I should try it out.  Once I looked into Westminster I really appreciated the one on one contact from all of the staff and faculty.  I love the community and it was a perfect fit!

I have a passion of working with people and I have always loved science.  Nursing was such as good option and the program at Westminster College is excellent!

I am very people oriented and I love meeting and building relationships.  I wanted to be a Peer Advisor becuase I really enjoy being helpful. to  others and have others find comfort knowing I am able to assist them. 

One piece of advice . . . 
Get involved and find your place.  Get out of your comfort zone and take in every moment.

Favorite Quote . . .

The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. ~ Dennis S Brown

Out of clutter, find simpilicty.  From discord, find harmony.  In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~ Albert Einstein

Elizabeth Wintch 

From: Heriman, Utah 

Major: Psychology  Minor:  Music
Advises: Social Sciences (Environmental Studies (BA), Justice Studies, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Gender Studies)
Activities: Playing the violin, reading, being active, and spending time with my friends and family.

I chose to come to Westminster because I wanted to go to a small school with an inviting environment where I could get to know my classmates and professors better.  I love going to a school that has a beautiful and diverse community that also serves as a variety of support systems to give me the tools I need to achieve my goals.  I am currently working towards my bachelors in psychology and one day I would like to work as a clincian and help other in their needs. 

I wanted to become a peer advisors so that I could gain experience helping others and also because it is something I genuinely find joy in.  I want to be that person who helps students with their academic concerns and assists them while they make decisions regarding their future. 

One piece of advice. . .

Go for it.  Don't hold back and don't let fear keep you from trying new things and gaining new experiences.

Favorite Quotes:

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible"! ~ Audrey Hepburn

Office Assistant

Kelsie Fortner

From: Midvale, Utah 

Major: Psychology emphasis Brain & Behavior
Activities: Yoga, hiking, research, crafts, reading, writing, learning, boating, skiing, four-wheeling, aerial silks, being involved in communities, exploring the outdoors, laughing & spending time with my friends and family.

The atmosphere of Westminster drew my interest when I was searching for which college to attend.  My academics are very important to me, thus I wanted to find the perfect school that could provide the mentoring and education I was looking for -- and that is exactly what I found. At Westminster, I have mentor, professors, and advisors that truly care about me and my success. I have learned and continue to learn the skills and qualities that will help me to be successful ingraduate school and my future career. What I love about the Westminter community is that it offers support to each student's unique learning needs. I must not leave out the part about how fun, full of laughter, and inslpirational my education at Westminster has been. 

Now, I am an office assistant here in the START Center. I hope to help answer any questions and/or concerns a student may have. 

One piece of advice . . .

If you think you can, you will. If you think you can't, you won't. As long as you have a good attitude and stay committed to your work, even when you feel like giving up -- you will succeed. You may even surprise yourself along the way. Pursue your passion. 

Favorite Quote . . .

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.  He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead:  his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein