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History Dept., Herter Hall
University of Massachusetts
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9312

Tel. 413.545.1330
Fax. 413.545.6137

History Department Peer Mentors


Have questions related to the History Major or the History Department? Stop by and meet with a peer mentor!


Meet your mentors!


Hello, I'm Natalie McClung! I am a senior studying political science and history. For the last three years I have worked for the UMass Outing Club Gear Locker, as well as the UMass Student Athletic Services, where I tutor in subjects ranging from history to biology. In addition, I work as a research assistant in the department of political science. I have always known that I would like to work in the international realm, with specific attention to the fields of diplomacy, human security, and development. However, it took quite a bit of academic exploration before I determined the best way to reach this goal. As a result, I will graduate with a dual degree in political science and history, as well as a minor in biology, and a certificate in international relations. I have had quite a bit of experience balancing competing course loads and majors, and would be happy to help anyone looking to add a major or simply balance an existing schedule and plan for upcoming semesters. I have focused my academic study in the History Department on Modern Middle Eastern History. I am very excited to answer any questions I can to the best of my ability and would be glad to help edit any papers, essays, resumes, or other documents that could use a second pair of eyes.





Hello, I'm Nelson Lewis! I am a senior History and Philosophy Double Major, and a member of the Commonwealth Honors College. I am in the process of writing a senior thesis on post-World War II British imperialism. My interests in history include 20th Century Europe, Modern China, and the history of modern political movements. I spent the previous summer at the UMass Oxford Summer Seminar studying British politics and creative writing. Outside the classroom I enjoy competitive ballroom dance, chess, and playing music. I am looking forward to making the most of my final year at UMass. I am also excited to be working with fellow history majors and using my experience to aid in any way that I can.







Hello, I'm Zachary Zuber! I'm a senior History Major with a BDIC in International Affairs. I am also pursuing the International Relations Certificate, and earning a Minor in Political Science and Classics. I spent my junior year abroad first in Argentina, and then on domestic exchange in Hawaii. My interests include international politics, ancient history, culture, and travelling. Say, "Hi," if you see me outside longboarding to class. I am eager to answer your history-related questions! Hope you stop by!