My name is Kim Ames. I am a double major in kinesiology and psychology and a member of the Commonwealth Honors College. I am a senior and will be graduating in the spring of 2018. I am interested in being an occupational therapist and am applying for graduate school in 2018. I am the president of the kinesiology club and I work as a research assistant in the Physical Activity and Health Lab, where I am doing my honors thesis. I am excited to start my third semester as a peer advisor! My hours are Tuesdays 11:30-12:30, 4-5 and Thursdays 11:30-12:30.
I’m Luke Arieta a senior kinesiology major on the pre-med track interested primarily in cardiology. Along with being a peer advisor, I’m involved in research in Dr. Kent’s Muscle Physiology Lab and a TA for Kin 100 and Kin 270 lab. I’m more than happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have.
My name is Sami Auriemma and I am a third year kinesiology student here at UMass with a minor in military science. I am a member of the Army ROTC program on campus, hoping to commission as a second lieutenant after my senior year of college. My ultimate career goal is to become a physical therapist while serving in the army reserves. Along with ROTC I am also involved with the sorority Sigma Delta Tau on campus. My office hours are Tuesday from 1:00-2:00, and Thursday from 1:00-3:00. I am excited to be a kin advisor this year, and can’t wait to help you all out!
My name is Amanda Backstrom and I am a member of the class of 2018. I am completing classes that will allow me to apply for a Master’s degree in athletic training. I want to be an athletic trainer in the military (specifically Army). I am also an intern at the sports medicine office on campus. I transferred twice before attending to UMass. Right now, my hours are only on Fridays from 12pm- 1pm.
Hi my name is Amy Barton and I am a senior kinesiology major. I’m currently working part time for a running gear company and would like to use my kinesiology knowledge to one day help in the clothing and shoe design. I was a transfer from the University of Maryland and through that learned a lot about picking classes and making schedules in kinesiology. I'm excited to help with schedules and advice in any way I can this semester so please don't hesitate to stop by!
Hi my name is Jessica Crimi. I am a senior and I am graduating this spring with a bachelor degree in kinesiology. I am on track to apply for physician’s assistant and nurse practitioner school. I am a TA for Kin394AI. I also worked in a research lab for accuracy of pedometers, and I am a member of the premed society and neuroscience club. I love my 20lb cat and I drink 3 coffees before 5pm. I look forward to helping new kinesiology students and guiding students through the major.
My name is Emilia Fusco and I am a kinesiology major here at UMass. I am currently a senior and graduating in the spring of 2018. I am on the physician's assistant track and plan on applying to graduate school next fall. In addition to peer advising, I am also a TA for Kin 110 and an employee at the campus recreation center! I'm super excited to see new faces and have a great year! My office hours are 12-1 pm on Mondays!
Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Gemelli and I am a sophomore from Framingham, Massachusetts. I am currently on the physical therapy (PT) track in hopes to get my doctorate in PT. I am a member of the women's club lacrosse team and kinesiology club and I plan on studying abroad next fall! My peer advising hours are Mondays 11-12, Wednesdays 4-5, and Fridays 10-11. I am excited to help support and guide students' academic successes and I'm looking forward to meeting you!
I'm Kendra Iller a junior kinesiology major and psychology minor on the physical therapy track. I hope to graduate UMass and go to grad school for physical therapy, ultimately getting a job where I can help people in a hospital setting (hopefully with athletes or children). I am the president of UMass Students of Recreation, an resident assistant and a building supervisor at the rec center. I am excited to be a peer advisor so I can help students find a path that best suits them through college. My hours are 12:30-3:30 on Mondays!
My name is Kim Le and I am a senior Kinesiology and Nutrition dual degree student with a minor in psychology. I am currently on a combined pre-med/PT track and hope to go to medical school. While at UMass, I have been a member of club swimming, a Sports Medicine/Athletic Training intern, and the service vice president of Red Cross Club. In the past, I have taken a summer abroad in Australia and has volunteered at multiple sites in state. My office hours are Mondays 10-11am and Wednesdays 10am-12pm.
My name is Rachelle Liou and I am a kinesiology major. I am a junior and will be graduating in 2019 spring semester. I am on the chiropractic track and am interested in the spine and nervous system. I am also part of the Asian American Student Association as well as Epic Movement. I will be working Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30 and Fridays from 1:00-1:30 and look forward to work with everyone!
My name is Jack Richard and I am a junior kinesiology major. I am currently on the physician’s assistant track; however, I have spent time on both the physical therapist and medical school tracks as well. On campus, I have multiple jobs including working at the rec center, running Exsel classes for Bio 151, and peer tutoring for the Learning Resource Center. My peer advisor hours are 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Fridays. I have two pet goats, my favorite color is purple, I love bears, and I am very excited to be a peer advisor for the Kin department!
My name is Kali Shamaly and I am junior kinesiology major with a minor in Russian. I will be graduating in the spring of 2019 and will hopefully apply my kinesiology degree to working in the sports field or continue on to medical school. Here on campus I apart of a sorority called Tri Sigma and we raise money for our philanthropy March of Dimes throughout the year. My hours in the peer advising office will be on Monday from 4-5 and Thursday from 3-5.