Peer Advisers vs Assigned Academic Adviser
HDFS Peer Advisers are undergraduate student leaders who work closely with the Undergraduate Advising staff to help new students transition and connect to the department while also serving as HDFS ambassadors. Sharing their experiences and perspectives, Peer Advisers fulfill an important role in supporting current and prospective HDFS students with resources, people, and information to help them be successful, while also providing a friendly, peer perspective to help students feel comfortable and connected within the major.
Professional advisers are your assigned HDFS Adviser, professionals in student affairs and higher education who partner with you when you enter the major through graduation from HDFS. They’re with you as you explore and navigate your college experience. Professional advisers also teach HDFS 277, Introductory Seminar in HDFS, classes and facilitate programming and outreach within the department to support student success.
Hello everyone! My name is Lizbeth, and this upcoming year I will be a senior graduating in the spring. I transferred into the major during my sophomore year at CSU with a concentration in leadership and advocacy. I’m not quite sure what my future career looks like quite yet but have an interest in working with first-generation students seeking post-secondary education. I’m also interested in family law in minority communities. I am currently working on my internship with the City of Fort Collins and am involved with the Community for Excellence. Outside of school, I enjoy going to concerts, playing video games, and hanging out with my family. I’m excited to get to know everyone this year and look forward to helping my peers navigate through what can be a difficult and confusing adventure.
Hi, my name is Miles Liss. I’m an Intervention and Prevention Sciences Concentration in my senior year. I’m hoping to join the Marriage and Family Therapy program and eventually start a therapy practice. I’m involved with Campus Connections and research in the Anthropology department here at CSU. I also work as a Youth and Family Advocate at Crossroads, a domestic violence shelter. I love creating things, keeping a garden, and being in nature as much as possible.
My name is Clare, and I am senior in HDFS with a concentration in prevention and intervention sciences! After I finish my undergrad at CSU, I am hoping to attend a graduate school directly after and get my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in hopes of being an LMFT. Aside from my involvement in the HDFS department, I am also in a sorority on campus! Outside of school, I love being outside and doing stuff like hiking, swimming, and snowboarding. My all-time favorite thing to do is travel, and so far, my favorite place I’ve been to is Paris! I’m really looking forward to being a peer-advisor this year and I can’t wait for this experience!
Hello! My name is Diana Soto-Macias and I am currently in my third year with a concentration in Prevention and Intervention Sciences. I am hoping to work with at-risk youth, specifically within a high school setting. Outside of peer advising, I am a CDA at Laurel Village and I work with Teach for America. Fun fact I won most school spirit for my senior superlative!!