New Student Orientation 2014

What is an Honors Peer Advisor (HPA)?

Honors Peer Advisors (HPAs) are upperclassmen who assist with the academic aspects of orientation, guide students through the process of advisement and registration, and provide an introduction to the Honors community. You will meet the Honors Peer Advisors at NSO. If you have any questions email askhonors@udel.edu, which is answered by our HPAs and Honors staff all summer long!

Who are the Honors Peer Advisors?

Nora Crawford
Year: 2014
Major(s): Political Science, Economics
Minor(s): History
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Activities: Mock Trial, Writing Fellow, Allocation Board, GSS Community Service RSO, Geneva Econ Study Abroad, Winter '13 Equal Protection Clause Research with Prof. Magee Former Russell (Munson) Fellow, Senior Fellow, Freshman Fellow, UPenn Law '17
Nikki Gomes
Year: 2015
Major(s): Exercise Science
Minor(s): Coaching Science
Hometown: Framingham, MA
Activities: Women's Club Volleyball, New Zealand Study Abroad- Winter 2014 Spain Study Abroad- Winter 2013, Blue Hen Ambassador New Student Orientation Leader- Summer 2013, Undergraduate Research with Dr. Getchell- Motor Control Lab Former Freshmen Fellow, Senior Fellow, Munson Fellow 2013-2014. After graduation I will be attending Physical Therapy school
Brenda Savelski
Year: 2015
Major(s): Three Languages (French, Russian, and Japanese)
Minor(s): Spanish
Hometown: Washington Township, NJ
Activities: I studied abroad in Paris the fall semester of my sophomore year. I work as a Resident Assistant in the Christiana Towers and as a Writing Fellow for the Honors Program. I am a member of the Foreign Languages and Literatures Undergraduate Studies Committee, and I am also involved in the yoga club. After I graduate, I plan on teaching English abroad, either in a French-speaking area or in Japan.
Jessi Lafferty
Year: 2016
Major(s): Finance and Management
Hometown: Berwyn, PA
Activities: Alpha Kappa Psi Co-Community Service Chair, HenMUN Business Director, Blue Hen Marketing Club, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, UDaB (UD Alternative Breaks), Prospective Writing Fellow. After I graduate I hope to attain a job in the world of financial services and to attend graduate school to receive my masters.
Jared Wasilefsky
Year: 2016
Major(s): Economics MA/BS Political Science BA
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Activities: Men's Club Ultimate Frisbee, KOACH—Treasurer, Debate Team—President, Volunteer for Delaware State Senator Bryan Townsend.
Ellie Halfacre
Year: 2017
Major(s): International Relations and Public Policy
Minor(s): Economics and Islamic Studies
Hometown: Fair Haven, NJ
Activities: Resident Student Association, StUDent Government, UDaB (UD Alternative Breaks, HenMUN II, research on human rights treaties, triathlon training, and I will be starting an RSO next fall!
Matt Spicer
Year: 2017
Major(s): Computer Science (B.S.)
Hometown: Lewes, DE
Activities: Assistant to HAVEN's (UD's LGBT Resident Student Organization) director of Major Programming, Freshman Fellow, member of HENS (Honors Engaging in Neighborhood Service)
Kristen Danek
Year: 2016
Major(s): Environmental Engineering
Minor(s): Economics, Civil Engineering
Hometown: Bath, PA
Activities: Honors Program Senior Fellow, Blogger for UD Admissions, Volunteer at Northampton County Junior Conservation School, Winter 2015 Australia Study Abroad, UD Alternative Spring Breaks, Harrington Theater Arts Company Stage Crew, Environmental Engineering Student Association, Society of Women Engineers, Students for the Environment, Central Campus Green Team
Julian Baseman
Year: 2017
Major(s): Economics
Minor(s): Italian
Hometown: Jenkintown, PA
Activities: Blue Hen Leadership Program, Resident Assistant, Fall 2014, Freshman Fellows,UD Ultimate Frisbee, UD Men's Crew, Fall 2014 Outing Club
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