Peer Advising

BMB Peer Advisors are upperclassmen majoring in Biochemistry who are able to answer and resolve general advising questions. They work particularly with students new to UMass and to the major.

Who are the BMB Peer Advisors?   

Headshot of Boula on a snowy day, smiling          Headshot of Anish in a nice suit, smiling          Headshot of Cece in a lab coat, smiling

               Boula Estafanous                                           Anish Shah                                                   CeCe Polak

Headshot of Nandini by the ocean, smiling          Headshot of Tiffany in a garden, smiling

                Nandini Kritam                                          Tiffany Nguyen

How can I meet with a BMB Peer Advisor?

Visit them in LGRT 912 during their drop-in hours, or email with your questions.

Ask them about:

  • Degree requirements for BMB
  • Course prerequisites
  • Advanced Electives
  • How to get into a research lab
  • Choices for Gen Ed classes
  • Use of SPIRE

Chart showing the Fall 2023 BMB Peer Advising Office Hours, also listed below

Fall 2023 Office Hours
Monday: 8:30AM - 10:30AM (Anish); 3:30PM - 5:30PM (Tiffany)
Tuesday: 8:30AM - 9:30AM (Tiffany); 11AM - 1PM (Boula); 4PM - 5PM (Tiffany)
Wednesday: 10AM - 12PM (Anish)
Thursday: 11AM - 1PM (Boula); 4PM - 6PM (Nandini)
Friday: 10AM - 12PM (Nandini); 12PM - 2PM (CeCe)