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Harpur Peer Advisors

What are “peer advisors? They are students like you who work in the Harpur Advising office. They have a deep knowledge of the campus, including the resources and academic support systems that can help you be successful. They can provide information on how to read your degree audit, answer question about your general education and Harpur requirements and help you understand academic policies and processes. 

2017-2018 Peer Advisors

Peer Advisor Allison  
Allison Ishibashi
Major: English
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Crafts, drawing, sewing,
Favorite Movies/TV Shows: (movie) Charade (the one with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn of course)/(TV show) Outlander
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald or The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Favorite Quote: "A grapefruit is only a lemon that saw an opportunity and took advantage of it." -Oscar Wilde
Campus Involvements: Binghamton University Japanese Association Publicity chair as well as a part of the SSS community
Peer Advisor Melissa  
Melissa Libertino
Majors: 1. English with concentration in Rhetoric 2. Art and Design with concentration in Painting
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mahopac (Westchester)
Aspirations: Career in teaching art K-12
Hobbies & Interests: Hiking, Cooking, Photography
Favorite Movies/TV Shows: TV- Friends, West World, Keeping up with the Kardashians. Movies: Titanic, Interstellar.
Favorite Book: The Temple of Gold by William Goldman
Favorite Quote: "A person is a person, no matter how small" - Dr. Seuss
Campus Involvements: Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority, Student Ambassador Program, Helping Chintsa (club), Education Research Scholars
Peer Advisor Bridget  
Bridget McCusker
Majors: English and Human Development
Year: Junior
Hometown: Thornwood, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Hiking, listening to music
Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Movie: Napoleon Dynamite, Shows: The Office, SNL
Favorite Book: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Favorite Quote: Take it easy, but take it.
Campus Involvements: Pipe Dream
Peer Advisor Amanda  
Amanda Nussbaum
Major: Economics
Year: Senior
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
Aspirations: Career with AXA Equitable
Hobbies & Interests: Gymnastics, reading, swimming, soccer
Favorite Movies/TV Shows: FRIENDS, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Favorite Book: The Paris Architect
Favorite Quote: "The only time you should look back is to see how far you've come."
Campus Involvements: Member of Alpha Epsilon Phi, Economics club member, club gymnastics, teaching assistant position.
Peer Advisor Anne  
Anne Quirk
Major: Actuarial Science
Minor: Education
Year: Senior
Hometown: Westmoreland, NY
Aspirations: To become an actuary and to travel
Hobbies & Interests: reading, hanging out with friends
Favorite Movies/TV Shows: The Office, Grey's Anatomy, Parks and Recreation
Favorite Quote: Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself – Harvey Fierstein.
Campus Involvements: Circle K
Peer Advisor Julia  
Julia Rosenfeld
Major: Neuroscience (minor in music)
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mount Sinai, New York
Aspirations: To become an immunologist and help people who have allergies and allow them to lead healthier and happier lives.
Hobbies & Interests: I love music. I have played the piano and clarinet for most of my life. I also love dancing, running and swimming.
Favorite Book: I have always been a huge fan of Harry Potter, and I've read each of the books more than once.
Favorite Quote: "I believe in miracles" –Audrey Hepburn
Campus Involvements: Ballroom Dance Team & Club Association, Hinman Production Company
Peer Advisor Jordan  
Jordan Sarf
Majors: Cinema and PPL
Year: Senior
Hometown: Roslyn
Aspirations: Producer
Hobbies & Interests: Writing and Eating Pizza
Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Goodfellas and Space Jam
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
Favorite Quote: "What Mama don't know won't hurt her"
Campus Involvements: Tau Alpha Upsilon fraternity, IFC Judicial Board, 20:1 video maker
Peer Advisor Hannah  
Hannah Wild

Major: Psychology
Year: Junior
Hometown: Melville, NY
Aspirations: To help people, in a school or hospital setting
Hobbies & Interests: Art, exercise, hanging with friends, reading
Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Back to the Future, She's the Man, Friends, Revenge
Favorite Book: Unbroken
Favorite Quote: "If you will it, it is no dream." – Theodore Herzl
Campus Involvements: Chabad, Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority, Colleges Against Cancer, Relay for Life



Last Updated: 9/7/17