Peer Academic Advisors

Peer academic advisors are competitively selected members of Martel College who receive extensive training from the Office of Academic Advising to provide academic guidance and mentorship to their peers. The PAAs have personal experience as a Rice student and offer accurate advice regarding specific courses, co-curricular opportunities, degree programs, study habits, academic rules and procedures, and more. The Martel PAAs are friendly, fun and approachable! You’ll find us hosting open office hours, advising groups of new students, organizing meet & greets and academic planning events, or just hanging out in the Commons.

Below are the Names, Emails, Areas of Study, & Graduation Years of current Martel PAAs.

Head Peer Academic Advisors

Geli Kane gck3 Biochemistry & Cell Biology; Medical Humanities Minor; Pre-Med 2021
Kristen Rabbitt kmr7 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Environmental Studies Minor; Pre-Grad 2021
Peter Rizzi pmr3 Computer Science 2020

O-Week Peer Academic Advisors

Sukul Mittal sam27 Biochemistry & Cell Biology; Pre-Med 2022
Vallerie Vasquez-Torres vmv1 Neuroscience; Pre-Med 2022
Kendall Vining kav3 English, History or Political Science; Pre-Med; Pre-Grad 2022
Susanna Yau sey2 History; Biochemistry & Cell Biology Minor; Pre-Med; Pre-Grad 2020

Year-Long Peer Academic Advisors

Adam Beasley aab17 Mathematical Economic Analysis; Pre-Med 2020
Leona Chen lc72 Psychology; Sport Management; Business Minor; Pre-Health 2022
Anna Margaret Clyburn amc30  History; Political Science; French Certificate; Pre-Law 2021
Sajel Dutt srd7 Social Policy Analysis; Biochemistry & Cell Biology Minor; Global Health Technologies Minor; Pre-Med 2021
Paul Jiang sj49 Computer Science; Financial Computation and Modeling Minor; Pre-Med 2021
Sahana Prabhu sp65 Chemistry; Pre-Med 2021
Kate Ribordy kmr8 Mechanical Engineering 2022
Ethan Schweissing ejs7 Neuroscience; Anthropology Minor; Pre-Med 2021
Eric Shi els7 Sociology; Policy Studies; Business Minor; Politics, Law, & Social Thought Minor; Pre-Law; Pre-Business 2020
Justin Tang jet9 Bioengineering; Biochemistry & Cell Biology Minor; Pre-Med 2020
Su Chen Teh st53 Environmental Engineering; Economics; Energy & Water Sustainability Minor 2020
Hannah Towbin hmt1 Kinesiology; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Minor; Pre-Med 2021
Jenny Wang jw74 Kinesiology; Visual & Dramatic Arts; Pre-Grad 2020