Student Advisors

Meet our resourceful peer advisors

Amina Ibrahim

Amina
Amina Ibrahim

Year in School: Sophomore
Studying: Undeclared
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Involvement on campus:

  • CLA Peer Advisor
  • Black Student Association 
  • Looking for more!! 

Why are you excited to be a Peer Advisor?
I am excited to work on gaining new skills and experiences while getting to work with a positive and welcoming staff.                                          

What is your favorite thing about UMD?
I enjoy the location. I really love waking up every morning and seeing the outdoors. It's a big relief from the bustling city. 

Bella Bermas

Bella, CLA Peer Advisor
Bella Bermas

Year in School: Sophomore
Studying: Graphic Design + Marketing & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) & Multilingual Education minor 
Hometown: Eagan, MN (from Seattle) 

Involvement on campus:

  • CLA Peer Advisor
  • PR for Asian Pacific American Association
  • An active member of Black Student Association, UMD Student Association, Latinx/Chicanx Student Association, Hmong Living in Unity and Balance, and more!

Fun facts about you:

  • I speak Tagalog, Chinese, French, and English fluently (some better than others). 
  • I am a huge art nerd and nerd in general.

Why are you excited to be a Peer Advisor?
I love helping others and making sure they get the help they need. I'm also excited to gain the work experience and work with such great and welcoming staff.

What is your favorite thing about UMD? 
I love the aesthetics of Duluth and going to school here opens up so much opportunity for art projects and even making connections with others that enjoy the same subjects!

Eliza Woods

Eliza
Eliza Woods

Year in School: Junior
Studying: Anthropology major, Hispanic Studies & International Studies minors
Hometown:  Belleville, WI

Involvement on campus:

  • CLA Peer Advisor
  • General Representative for Black Student Association- Football/Basketball Cheerleader 
  • Attitudes Dance Association

Fun facts about you:

  • I am an amateur plant mother
  • I have three siblings
  • My favorite brand/flavor of kombucha is Kevita Master Brew in pineapple peach! 

Why are you excited to be a Peer Advisor?
I had such good experiences in the CLA advising office before I became a Peer Advisor, so I'm looking forward to helping make another student's experience a good one! 

What is your favorite thing about UMD?
First, it is so easy to find a community that you can feel comfortable in. Whether it is a certain club, organization, or association, there's something here for you! Second, I love the amount of nature that surrounds the campus. It's gorgeous, and the view from Lake Superior Hall is a sight to see! 

Emma Wiessenberger

Emma Peer Advisor
Emma Wiessenberger

Year in School: Sophomore
Studying: Undeclared
Hometown: Rosemount, MN

Involvement on campus:
CLA Peer Advisor

Fun facts about you: 

  • I was on the dance team all four years of high school.
  • I have two older siblings, a puppy named Sadie and two cats, Milo and Marlee. 

Why are you excited to be a Peer Advisor? 
I'm excited to be a peer advisor because it gives me an opportunity to help other students! I'm also able to learn a lot about UMD and all of the unique activities being offered. 

What is your favorite thing about UMD?
The location. Lake Superior is one of my favorite sights! Also, our involvement in outdoor activities is something I look forward too.

Michaela Stram

Michaela
Michaela Stram

Year in School: Sophomore
Studying: Communication & International Studies
Hometown: Coleraine, MN

Involvement on campus:

  • CLA Peer Advisor
  • Yoga Club
  • Plan to join more.

Fun fact about you:
I enjoy hiking.

Why are you excited to be a Peer Advisor?
I am excited to be a peer advisor because it will be a great way to meet/talk with advisors around me. I am looking forward to have a nice work environment and experience(insight) to this type of field. I am definitely excited for this school year and working this job!

What is your favorite thing about UMD?
My favorite thing about UMD is the atmosphere on campus!