Peer advisors

What are peer advisors?

They're engineering and computer science students just like you.

Peer advisers are typically stationed at the front desk as you enter Watson College Advising Office.

These students have received special training to help you work through the experience of being a Watson College student. They have a deep knowledge of the campus, including our academic support systems, registration processes and policies, and how to navigate academic departments. They also know where to go for answers and will save you time and effort by pointing you in the right direction and making knowledgeable referrals.

From filling out forms to filling up a meal card, they've experienced Watson College from the inside. And if you need to complete a form, they're also helpful in directing you to the correct one to fill your need.

Peer advisers are usually rising juniors or seniors who have already experienced much of what you will go through as a student.

They are selected for their strong communications skills, capacity for discretion, diplomacy and resourcefulness. 

Current Peer Advisors

 Justin Glickman

Justin is one of our lead peers and a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering. Justin is currently enrolled in the 4+1 program, where he will get his masters in EE, focusing on DSP & Communication or Information Assurance. Outside of class and advising, he is a member of the Power Distribution team for the Binghamton University Mars Rover project. 

To relax, Justin enjoys reading thrillers and watching and playing different sports. He has two dogs — Nellie, a Chiweenie, and Wiley, a Pekingese-Beagle — both of which he is slightly (very) obsessed with and will not hesitate to show pictures of them in costume. Justin is also an avid collector of glasses, currently owning 11 pairs of glasses that he rotates wearing throughout the year. 

Jackson Hawk

Jackson is a Junior majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Sustainability Engineering. He hopes to apply his degree to complex systems in the field of agriculture in order to work toward a more just food system. In his free time he enjoys being outside and hanging out with friends.

Outside of the office, Jackson is involved in VINES and intramural soccer. He also enjoys playing with his cat named Banjo.

Daniel Iacobacci

Danny is a Junior computer engineering major and sustainability engineering minor — he is also a lead peer! Outside of the office, Danny is an RA in Dickinson Community, and the Chief Engineer for the Binghamton University Mars Rover team. In his role as Chief Engineer he works with a team of engineers from all different disciplines to build a competitive mars rover prototype. Keeping with his passion for robotics, Danny co-founded and is chairperson of the Watson Combat Robotics League, a small scale battle-bots-style competition in which 3D printed robots battle head to head. 

Outside of classes and projects, Danny enjoys exploring different cities and going on hikes (basic hikes, nothing too outdoorsy).

Joel Faynshmidt

Joel is a Junior currently studying Electrical Engineering and Economics here at Binghamton, but he has broad interests in less traditional fields like statistics, consulting, and even commodity and equity trading. During the summer of 2020 he had an amazing time interning at a Big Oil company and the previous summer he interned with a Big Pharma company.

Outside of the office Joel was in the Binghamton Scholars Program and the First-year Research Immersion Program. He is also an active Finance Society and BU Data Science & Analytics. He will also gladly eat the sushi at Buffet Star (wild I know) and his favorite movie is  the Grand Budapest Hotel.

Britania Rose

Rose is a senior double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics! Rose loves to watch TV shows and movies from different countries as she believes it is a great way to learn the culture of another country.

A quick fun fact about Rose is that she edited and directed a video for the United Nation Turns 70 video competition and won first place! So trust me, you are in great hands for any academic issues you may have.

Eduardo Gomez

Eduardo, a senior majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Outside of the office Eduardo is the president of SHPE, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. SHPE is an awesome student organization that focuses on the professional, academic, and technical development of students. We would highly recommend checking out SHPE if you’re interested — it's a great organization (and we’re not just saying that because the president is super cool). 

Professionally Eduardo is interested in working with Mainframes after graduation, after a super exciting internship with IBM as a technical solutions specialist this past summer. Outside of the office, Eduardo is either training for a half marathon, or bumming it out watching his favorite movie: Iron Man (An office favorite).

Ashley Ramos

Ashley is a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a pre-med concentration and minor in Spanish. In Ashley’s free time she enjoys going to the gym, hanging out with friends, skiing, and traveling. On campus Ashley is also the Internal Outreach Chair for SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) which is a social and professional club. Outside of classes, Ashley is also a barista at Starbucks! 

Hunter Williams

Hunter is a junior studying Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). After graduating undergrad, Hunter plans to get a master’s degree in Business Management and wants to use both of his degrees to work for an innovative company that focuses on improving human’s relationship with the environment.  

Outside of the office, Hunter is the community service chair for Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity at Binghamton. Hunter also works as a property manager for 4C Properties, a student housing company started by Binghamton Alumni. 

Kathleen Starr

Kathleen is junior studying mechanical engineering with a minor in sustainabilty engineering. Outside of classes Kathleen enjoys skiing, hiking, and traveling. Her dream job is to be designing skis for professional athletes. 

Outside of the office, Kathleen recently has been offered a summer internship position with Lockheed Martin! Kathleen is also involved with Women’s Club Lacrosse & the Society of Women Engineers .

Interested in becoming a Peer Advisor? Keep your eye out for the application on Handshake in the spring semester!