Student Advisors

Meet our Student Advisors!

Peer advisors are available daily. Stop in to learn from them about the various advising tools to assist in your academic journey.

  • Advisement & Registration assistance
  • Assistance with advising tools and degree planning
  • APAS, Schedule Builder, and more
  • Add/Change Advisors within our collegiate unit
  • Scheduling appointments with a professional academic advisor
  • Connect students to campus tools and resources
  • Facilitate improved student understanding of major and degree requirements
  • Provide a unique leadership opportunity to current UMD students

Maya Gort

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Maya Gort

Year in School: Senior, spring 2024
Studying: Linguistics major, Art in the Media minor
Hometown: Apple Valley, MN

Involvement on campus:
Peer Advisor

Fun fact about you: 

  • I play six instruments (guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, flute, trumpet, and piano).  

Why are you excited to be a Peer Advisor? 
I’m really excited to help students create their own unique paths. There are so many majors and minors that I find it really interesting what combination students do and how that helps them with what they want to do in the future.

What is your favorite thing about UMD?
I love the city itself. The architecture and overall look of the city is so uniquely Duluth.

August Watson

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August Watson


Year in School: Freshman (Class of 2027) 
Studying: Teaching Social Studies and Political Science 
Hometown: Shakopee, MN

Involvement on campus: Peer advisor, EMAE secretary
Fun fact(s) about you: I was chosen as the diamond at a Bridgerton event.
Why are you excited to be a Peer Advisor?
I am really excited to help out where I can and hope to make CAHSS feel even more welcoming than it already is!
What is your favorite thing about UMD?
I love being near Lake Superior and all the history surrounding Duluth, and I love the Northern Shores coffee shop. It's a nice place to hangout or study.