Peer Career Advisors

Allie Doyle '18

Concentration: Political Science and Economics
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Favorite Ice Cream: Butter Pecan
Activities at Brown: Safehouse: Students Against Domestic Violence, Project LETS, Shakespeare on the Green, Brown Mock Trial

 "Applying for internships and writing resumes can be scary at first, but it can also be really fun and rewarding. I'm looking forward to helping make the process as enjoyable and stress-free as possible for my peers and learning about their unique experiences!"

Maxwell Simeon '17

Concentration: Chemical engineering
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Favorite Ice Cream:Cookies & Cream
Activities at Brown: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Black in Business at Brown (BIBB), Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), African Student Association (AfriSA)


"Brown students are phenomenal people with fantastic goals. I look forward to offering advice and support in their quest to achieve their dreams."

Evelyn Santos '19

Concentration: Public Policy
Hometown:  New York City
Favorite Ice Cream: Coffee
Activities at Brown: Brown Political Review, Financial Aid Advisory Board, Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere, First-Gens at Brown, Writers' Group

"The CareerLAB functions as a great apparatus for students to develop awesome career-development and self-advocacy skills. I'm glad to be a part of this supportive community.

Christina Chu '18

Concentration: Health and Human Biology
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Favorite Ice Cream: Sherbert
Activities at Brown:  Connect for Health, First-Gens@Brown, QuestBridge Scholars at Brown, Meiklejohn Peer Advisor, Vietnamese Students Association (VSA) 
I want to encourage students, who may have never used resources such as those provided by the CareerLAB before coming to Brown, to stop by during our open hours and learn more about what we can do to help! I always find great support within the CareerLAB and I want to share this resource with my peers who will benefit regardless of class year or concentration."

Abby Draper '18

Concentration: Art History
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate
Activities at Brown: Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE), Orchestra, Stand Up! 
“The CareerLAB is such a friendly, useful tool! Come learn about the rad resources we have for you, and let us learn about the fascinating ventures you’ve been up to!”

Cameron Keegan '18

Concentration: Business, Entrepreneurship & Organizations
Hometown: Rohnert Park, CA
Favorite Ice Cream: Espresso
Activities at Brown: SEEED@Brown, The Bruin Club

"As a Peer Career Advisor, I positively love feeding off the excitement that Brown students bring to the table in order to help my peers realize their aspirations."

Yuzuka Akasaka '18

Concentration: Economics and Ethnic Studies
Hometown: Allen, TX
Favorite Ice Cream: Some sort of chocolate, but it depends on the day
Activities at Brown: Undergraduate Council of Students, Minority Peer Counselor, Stand Up!, Bruin Club

" I've been supported by the Brown community through advice and resources, and I'm excited to assist my peers similarly as a PCA." 

Josiah Jordan '18

Concentration: Philosophy
Hometown: Pennsauken, New Jersey
Favorite Ice Cream: Forbidden Fudge Brownie Chocolate
Activities at Brown: Cornerstone Magazine, The Jabberwocks, Men’s Club Volleyball, Residential Peer Leader, The Branch Christian Fellowship

"If you have no idea what you want to do with your life or have an idea but don’t necessarily know what the means are for getting there, you’ve come to the right place! As a PCA, I’m excited to provide the resources, information, and encouragement my peers need in order to find exactly what they're looking for."

Mara Donadio '19

Concentration: Political Science
Hometown: New York, NY
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Activities at Brown: Brown Students for Hillary, The Critical Review

 "I'm excited to be able to meet and work with my incredible peers and to help them to achieve their goals beyond Brown."

Ghazal Aghagoli '19

Concentration: Neuroscience
Hometown:  Vancouver, BC., Canada
Favorite Ice Cream: Anything involving peanut butter and/or cookie dough
Activities at Brown: Independent Research Study, Best Buddies, MAPS, Research Assistant at Women & Infants Hospital, ARRR!!! (Brown Pirate Acapella)

"I have benefited immensely from the resources and support provided by CareerLAB and past PCAs, and I am thrilled in doing the same for my inspirational and driven peers. I want to support them to link their passions and interests with the appropriate tools in order to find important connections and opportunities, which can help them discover a pathway they will excel on."

Justin Willis '18

Concentration: Economics
Hometown: Snellville, GA
Favorite Ice Cream: Birthday Cake
Activities at Brown: Shades of Brown A cappella, Residential Peer Leader, Black in Business at Brown

"Having used CareerLAB resources in the past (and still to this day), I'm super excited to now be able to share the knowledge I've gained with other students and help them land the internships, jobs, and other opportunities they desire!

Tristan MacAneney '18

Concentration: Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations, ECON track
Hometown: Rockville Centre, NY
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chip 
Activities at Brown: Brown Sailing Team, Financial Accounting Teaching Assistant, Kappa Delta

"I have benefited so much from the resources and opportunities at Brown Careerlab and I am excited to share these with my peers.  Serving as a PCA allows me to give back to the Brown community and to help others achieve their post-graduate goals.  Come by and tell us your story!"

Abel Girma 

Concentration: Economics and Philosophy
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Favorite Ice Cream: Triple Chocolate
Activities at Brown: American Civil Liberties Union, Philosophy DUG, Black in Business at Brown

"I believe that all my peers at Brown are capable of launching the career of their dreams. As a PCA, my job is to help ease and facilitate that process…and I love that!"

Devon Halliday '18

Concentration: Comparative Literature and German Studies
Hometown: Athens, OH
Favorite Ice Cream: Salted Caramel
Activities at Brown: MET Family Literacy, The Critical Review

"I've gained a lot from the resources that CareerLAB offers, and I want to help give back so that my peers can enjoy the same benefits."

Myacah Sampson '17 

Concentration: Public Policy
Hometown: Farmington, NM
Favorite Ice Cream: Butter Pecan
Activities at Brown: Peer Counselo, Natives at Brown, Ivy Native Council, Bluestockings Magazine

"Brown's collaborative atmostphere applies to CareerLAB, too. I'm eager to learn from the successes of my peers and alleivate some of the anxieties we all have about life after Brown!"

Safiya Walker '17

Concentration: Economics and Political Science
Hometown: Hanover, NH
Favorite Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry's Half Baked
Activities at Brown: Varsity Track and Fields, ECON 0110 Tutor, Brown Women in Business, Panhellenic Council, Intercollegiate Finance Journal, Black in Business at Brown, Community Advisor 

"Being a PCA gives me an opportunity to give back to the community that has supported and helped me reach my career goals. I'm glad I can use my experiences to advise others and help them do the same!"

Taylor Viggiano '17

Concentration: Biology
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Favorite Ice Cream: Peanut Butter Cup
Activities at Brown: Bon'App Campus Ambassador, Changemaker Sunday Coordinator, UCS General Body Member, Marketshares Shift Leader/Volunteer

"I am delighted to help support my peers by linking their interests and passions at Brown with the tools to find connections and opportunities to excel off campus as well."