Peer Advisors

The Center for Leadership and Involvement maintains a team of Peer Advisors.  This team of experienced student leaders will holds daily office hours in the Advising Center (RC 016) and advises the Orange RSOs.  You can contact the Peer Advisors at

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday

Meet the Peer Advisors

Megha Bhattacharya

3rd Year
Major: Political Science and South Asian Languages and Culture
Hours: T - 11-2pm; W - 430-6pm; Th - 11-230pm

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Megha is a third year in the College double majoring in Political Science and South Asian Languages and Culture. On campus, she’s involved with the Institute of Politics, Alpha Omicron Pi, and SASA. In her spare time, she likes to make snapchat filters and eat delicious food.

Simeon Daferede

3rd Year
Major: Political Science
Hours: M - 430-6pm; W - 1130-1pm; F - 3-5pm

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Simeon is a third year, Political Science major at the college from Winter Haven, Florida.  On campus, he is a part of the Major Activities Board, the Institute of Politics, and the Organization of Black Students.  Outside of campus, Simeon likes to produce and write music along with graphic designing.

Charlie Lovejoy

4th Year
Major: English Literature
Hours: M - 1230-330pm; W - 1-4pm; F - 130-5pm                     

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food Charlie is a fourth year English Literature major originally from Minneapolis, MN.  Outside of the CLI, they are heavily involved with the performing arts.  They are primarily a stage manager, both through University Theater and throughout Chicago; on campus, they are also the UT Committee Secretary, a Theater[24] Curator, and a staff member at the Logan Media Center.

Zoe Makoul

4th Year
Major: Political Science and Environmental Studies
Hours: M - 11-1pm; T - 130-430pm; Th - 230-430pm; F - 11-2pm

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Zoe is a third year Political Science and Environmental Studies major from Connecticut.  On campus, she is involved in the University Ballet of Chicago, Alpha Phi Omega, the Phoenix Sustainability Initiative, and the South Side Weekly.  In her free time, she likes to explore the different neighborhoods of Chicago, especially when there are good restaurants to visit.  

Preethi Raju

4th Year
Major: Biology and Economics
Hours: M - 3-430pm; T - 4-6pm; W - 330-430; Th - 4-6pm

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Preethi is a third year Biology and Economics double major from sunny Sacramento, CA. On campus, she is a part of Student Government and Smart Women Securities. In her free time, she enjoys running and exploring Chicago.