Student Advisors

Anna Amberg

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Anna Amberg

Year in School: Freshman
Studying: Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Hometown: Mahtomedi, MN

Involvement on campus:
Exercise Science Cub
Phi Sigma Sigma - lota Zeta
Peer Advisor

Fun fact about you: 

  • I'm an Aquarius.
  • I have two yellow labs!  

Why are you excited to be a Peer Advisor? 
I'm excited to meet new people, grow connections, and learn more about what this college has to offer while helping other find their path.

What is your favorite thing about UMD?
All the new people I've met this year and those to come. I also love how I am challenged and given opportunities to learn more about myself and grow every day!

Maya Gort

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Maya Gort

Year in School: Freshman
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.

Leah Pieper

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Leah Pieper

Year in School: Sophomore
Studying: Environment, Sustainability, and Geography - Environment & Sustainability track B.A.
Hometown: Ellsworth, WI

Involvement on campus:

  • Yoga club
  • Women's Climbing
  • Peer Advisor

Fun facts about you:

  • I am a Gemini
  • I love to snowboard in the winter
  • Previously went to college in Durango, CO

Why are you excited to be a Peer Advisor?
I am excited to be more invested in my area of study and to help my peers who are trying to do the same. I am also excited to make connections with the women in our office. They make this environment so welcoming and lively! :)

What is your favorite thing about UMD?
The location and the people. It's one thing to be lucky enough to have a gorgeous view, but to have genuine people here as well, is something very unique. 

Michaela Stram

Michaela
Michaela Stram

Year in School: Senior
Studying: Communication major, Arts in the Media minor, Digital Writing, Literature, & Design minor, Museum Studies Certificate 
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MN

Involvement on campus:

  • Peer Advisor
  • CAHSS Technology Committee
  • Phi Sigma Sima - lola Zeta
  • Comm Club

Fun fact about you:

  • I'm a Scorpio
  • I'm want to get a master's in marketing after my undergrad.
  • I've done an 80-foot cliff jump with friends back home. 

Why are you excited to be a Peer Advisor?
Excited to be back in the office, I missed this job during distance learning last year. 

What is your favorite thing about UMD?
My favorite thing about UMD is the people! Roll Dogs 💞 🐾