Engineering Peer Advising Leaders (EPALS)

The Engineering Peer Advising Leaders (EPALS) are a cohort of upper-class College of Engineering students who offer technical and advising support to first- and second-year students who are exploring majors within the College of Engineering. EPALs strive to promote academic excellence and student success by contributing to the intellectual and personal growth of students and by encouraging students to develop self-advocacy skills.

EPALs can provide peer assistance within the LionPATH, Canvas, and Starfish systems and can support students in understanding and utilizing these university platforms. The EPALs can answer general questions regarding university and college level resources and in general, life as a Penn State engineering student.

EPALs will start Fall 2021 in-person drop-in hours on Aug. 23 in 208 Hammond. Please see each EPAL below for their individual schedule.

There are also limited Zoom drop-ins for several EPALs. Refer to each EPAL if there are Zoom hours available. Click the zoom EPAL drop-in link below to join during the posted hours and you will be placed in the waiting room. When you are next in line, an EPAL will admit you to the Zoom meeting.

click here to join the epal drop in


Laura Aparicio

Laura Aparicio

Chemical Engineering
Email: lma5474@psu.edu
Fun Fact: The first time I saw snow was my freshman year of college.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 3:30-4:30pm In-Person: 12:30-1:30pm
Andrew Bachik

Andrew Bachik

Mechanical Engineering
Email: asb5777@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I like to go kayaking.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 10:30am-12:30pm
Levi Baokbah

Levi Baokbah

Electrical Engineering
Email: lsb5292@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I don't like chocolate.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Zoom:10:30-11:30am; In-Person: 11:30am-12:30pm
Wesley Barnes

Wesley Barnes

Industrial Engineering
Email: wfb5124@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I am passionate about African Studies and love Hip Hop and R&B music.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 2:30-4:30pm
Ryan Biskowitz

Ryan Biskowitz

Biomedical Engineering
Email: rfb5380@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I built an acoustic guitar by hand.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 8:30-10:00am; Zoom: 10:00-10:30am
Julia Cusatis

Julia Cusatis

Computer Science
Email: jec5945@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I LOVE crafts!  Crocheting and making friendship bracelets are my favorite crafts.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 10:00-11:30am; Zoom: 11:30am-12:00pm
Austin Gaydos

Austin Gaydos

Biological Engineering
Email: agg5261@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I transferred to Penn State from the University of Arizona.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 2:00-3:30pm Zoom: 1:00-1:30pm
Faith Hansotte

Faith Hansotte

Chemical Engineering
Email: fmh5113@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I love baking bread and got into it during Covid.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 1:30-2:30pm Zoom: 2:30-3:30pm
Rishabh Karekatte

Rishabh Karekatte

Mechanical Engineering
Email: rsk5270@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I have visited eleven countries.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 10:00-11:30am Zoom: 11:30-12:00pm
Michelle Kizhakekara

Michelle Kizhakekara

Computer Science
Email: mvk5936@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I’ve never stayed in the same house for more than four years.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 12:30-2:00pm; Zoom: 2:00-2:30pm
Rochelle Kwang

Rochelle Kwang

Computer Science
Email: rvk5408@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I am terrified of heights but really enjoy rollercoasters.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Zoom: 1:00-2:00pm; In-Person: 2:00-3:00pm
Jordyn Lampich

Jordyn Lampich

Industrial Engineering
Email: jol5394@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I love to travel and have visited six different countries.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 8:30-10:30am
Kiernan Lavelle

Kiernan Lavelle

Computer Science
Email: kzl5508@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I’ve gone cliff jumping in Hawaii.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 10:30am-12:30pm
Brendon Little

Brendon Little

Architectural Engineering
Email: bcl5234@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I love fishing and kayaking in my free time.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 2:30-4:30pm
Autumn Majchrzak

Autumn Majchrzak

Architectural Engineering
Email: arm6279@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I did competitive cheerleading for 10 years.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 8:30-10:00am; Zoom: 12:30-1:00pm
Jamila Noguera-Devers

Jamila Noguera-Devers

Mechanical Engineering
Email: jan5592@psu.edu
Fun Fact: There was a point in time where I used to travel to a new country every year.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Zoom: 12:00-12:30pm; In-Person: 12:30-2:00pm
Krina Patel

Krina Patel

Engineering Science
Email: kkp5332@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I have lived in four countries.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 2:30-4:30pm
Trisha Poorbaugh

Trisha Poorbaugh

Biological Engineering
Email: tup147@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I have traveled to 36 different states.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm
Morgan Prichard

Morgan Prichard

Architectural Engineering
Email: mkp5607@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I have a green thumb and love growing plants.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 12:30-2:30pm
Jackson Schwarz

Jackson Schwarz

Engineering Science
Email: jas8102@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I have perfect pitch.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 12:30-1:30pm Zoom: 1:30-2:30pm
Ian Self

Ian Self

Architectural Engineering
Email: izs5144@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I am currently the DM for two separate D&D campaigns.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 11:30am-12:30pm In-Person: 11:30am-12:30pm
Navya Suri

Navya Suri – LEAD EPAL

Industrial Engineering
Email: nqs5458@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I am minoring in Environmental Engineering

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Ethan Trachtman

Ethan Trachtman

Biomedical Engineering
Email: est5098@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I like to bake bread!

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 8:30-10:30am
Chase Walter

Chase Walter

Architectural Engineering
Email: cww5297@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I’m always looking to try new foods. If there is something unique on the menu, I’ll order it.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
In-Person: 8:30-10:30am
Jiuqing Yu

Jiuqing Yu – LEAD EPAL

Mechanical Engineering
Email: jvy5366@psu.edu
Fun Fact: I was attacked by 30+ bugs at the same time in Mongolia.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 
 

About

The Engineering Advising Center (EAC) serves as the academic advising resource for students in pre-major status (ENGR) at University Park. Once students have been admitted to a College of Engineering major, they will be assigned to a faculty adviser in that major.

Engineering Advising Center

208 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-1033