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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 Dan Cabral! I am a junior History student, also majoring in Political Science and pursuing an International Relations certificate. I’ve been in the UMass concert band and have spent time studying Italian, on top of my History endeavors. I’ve studied many different eras of history, covering a variety of geographical locations, such as Latin America, South Asia, China and United States. Outside of history I like to read, write, hike, run and watch soccer. I’m very excited to use my experiences at UMass to help my fellow history majors with any questions that you guys can come up with! Or if you just feel like saying “hi,” feel free to stop by!  Office hours will be Monday/Wednesdays 12:30-2 this fall 2014.





Hi! My name is Victoria Burns and I study History, Art History, and Film. I’m especially interested in Modern European and American History, 20th Century art, and documentaries. I’m writing my thesis on American scientific extremity throughout World War II. Last spring, I studied in Heidelberg, Germany and traveled to Spain, France, Austria, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands. I work at Rao’s Coffee in downtown Amherst and I am an intern for UMass Film Studies. I love to write and edit works and would love to help students with their papers and projects. I’m really looking forward to helping in any way that I can!  Office hours will be Wednesdays 10:30-12:30 and Thursdays 2:30-3:30 this fall 2014.







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!