Peer Coaches

First-year students will select their peer coach when they register for their Advising & Orientation session. Peer Coaches support students based on their meta-major.

How to schedule a meeting

E-mail your peer coach and they’ll send you a personal link to book with them! Choose the date and time that work best for you.

Meet your Peer Coach

Read about the peer coaches who work in UW Bothell’s Coaching Program. They are here to help you succeed! Find one you connect with, schedule a time to chat, and work together to achieve goals throughout your college career and beyond.

Allison

Pronouns: she/they 

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Lynnwood, Washington 

Major: Business Administration
Intended Minor: Ecological Restoration

About me:

Hello! My name is Allison (she/they) and I’m a second year pursuing strategic management. Just a year ago, I was a Running Start student at Edmonds College! 

Interests and Organizations

I hold passion for photography and anything involving enjoying the world around us! You’ll likely catch me staring at bees by the Truly House or sitting at the campus farm. 

Arsh  

Pronouns: She/her  

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Everett, WA 

Intended Major: Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) 

 

About Me:  

Hi! My name is Arsh (she/her) pronouns. I am currently a junior majoring in Computer Science and Software Engineering with a concentration in cybersecurity.  

Interests and Organizations

I am currently in the South Asian Student Association (SASA) at UWB. I like spending time with my friends, studying in Innovation Hall, and playing pool in the Commons on campus. 

Amina

Pronouns: She/her 

Year: Sophomore 

Hometown: Lynnwood, Washington 

Intended Major: Global Studies

About Me:

Hello! My name is Amina (she/her). I am in my second year and am interested in international relations and global affairs. 

Interests and Organizations:

I am currently part of the 2024-2025 Global Scholars cohort here at UWB. Outside of school, I like going to different restaurants and trying out new cuisines. 

Atticus

Pronouns: He/Him 

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Intended Major: Biology

About Me:

Hello! My name is Atticus (He/Him) and I am a sophomore here at UWB. I am currently pursuing a career in radiology through a major in biology. 

Interests and Organizations

I enjoy using the Collaboratory. Some days you can find me their 3D printing or in the library studying. Outside of school I like to fish and attend my Bible study group.

Dish

Pronouns: She/Her 

Year: Senior

Hometown: Redmond, Washington 

Intended Major: Psychology 

Intended Minor: Neuroscience

About Me:

Hi! My name is Dish, and I am a senior majoring in psychology with an intended minor in neuroscience. I am also an officer of the Psychology Club here on campus! 

Interests and Organizations:

Lately, I’ve been really into taking care of my plants and love relaxing with shows like Avatar the Last Airbender. Drawing is another hobby of mine, so you might find me on campus sketching on the UW1 study nook whiteboards!

Bella  

Pronouns: she/they 

Year: Sophomore 

Hometown: Bellevue, WA 

Intended Major: Psychology

About Me:

I chose UWB because I enjoy the calm and quiet atmosphere on our campus more than the feel of a traditional campus. 

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?  

I love meeting new people and having great conversations, but I also really love to give back to our wonderful campus and helping new students get situated! 

Clubs/Orgs: Pre-Vet Club, Husky Hooks and Needles 

Ethan Park 

Pronouns: He/Him 

Year: Sophomore 

Hometown: Sammamish, WA 

Intended Major: Chemistry and Biology 

Email: peercoach20@uw.edu

 

About Me:

I chose UWB due to the smaller class sizes and smaller campus. The location also made it so that I was far enough from home to be independent but not too far to lose that connection. 

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?  

I enjoy meeting new students and people on campus. 

Clubs/Orgs: Biology Club and Husky Hooks and Needles 

Jiwan Kaur Tib 

Pronouns: She/Her 

Year: Junior 

Hometown: Issaquah, WA 

Intended Major: Biology 

Intended Minor: Neuroscience 

Email: peercoach25@uw.edu

About Me:

I chose UWB because of it’s proximity to home and calm campus! I also loved the diverse student body. 

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?  

I enjoy meeting new people and building my leadership skills! I also love working with the fun OTP team.

Clubs/Orgs: Biology Club, Premed Club 

Julia Nguyen 

Pronouns: she/her 

Year: Sophomore 

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Major: Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) 

Email: peercoach26@uw.edu

About Me:

I chose UWB because of the small class sizes. This makes it easier for me to connect with classmates and professors. 

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?  

I enjoy helping new students to be more prepared for a new environment since I have been through all of that. 

Clubs/Orgs: Bothell Women in Science and Engineering (BWiSE) 

Kyle Lai 

Pronouns: He/Him 

Year: Junior 

Hometown: Lynnwood, WA 

Major: Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) 

Minor: Business Administration 

Email: peercoach27@uw.edu

About Me:

The real reason I fell in love with UWB is the combination of its amazing courses, unparalleled diversity, and the unforgettable friendships I’ve made along the way. 

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?  

I enjoy having a campus position that allows me to stay interconnected with UWB. 

Clubs/Orgs: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) 

Merna Makramalla 

Pronouns: She/Her  

Year: Junior 

Hometown: Lynnwood, WA 

Major: Law, Economics & Public Policy (LEPP) 

Email: Peercoach29@uw.edu

About Me:

I chose UWB because it’s a smaller campus, therefore I am able to connect with my peers and professors more. 

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?  

I enjoy meeting new students and helping them with their transition to college. I know transitioning could be hard but having someone that I can talk to made it easier for me. So, I enjoy being there for new students and helping them have a smooth transition.  

Nick Sykes   

Pronouns: He/Him 

Year: Junior 

Hometown: Woodinville, WA 

Major: Computer Science and Software Engineering 

Email: peercoach30@uw.edu

About Me:

I chose to attend UWB because it’s close to home and is a small school with a smaller instructor to student ratio than the typical university. 

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach? 

I enjoy being able to connect with and meet new people, as well as helping new students find their path! 

Ryan Ohl 

Pronouns: He/Him 

Year: Senior 

Hometown: Singapore 

Transferred from: Everett Community College 

Major: Law, Economics, & Public Policy (LEPP) 

Email: peercoach31@uw.edu

About Me:

I chose UWB because of how connected its community feels. UWB offers its students a supportive network in which they may find ways to thrive within and outside the classroom! 

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach? 

I’ve always loved working with students, especially those who are new to the college process. Being able to act as one of UWB’s many support resources for those who are just beginning their college journeys is an absolute pleasure! 

Seth Van Hee 

Pronouns: He/Him 

Year: Senior 

Hometown: Gold Bar, WA 

Transferred from: Anglo-American University & Cascadia College 

Major: Global Studies & Business 

Email: peercoach32@uw.edu

About Me:

Staying close to home meant being able to live at home and comute to campus. However, the smaller class sizes and availability of resources to students really meant that I was picking the best option for me, not just the closest one. 

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?  

Peer coaching gives me the opportunity to help students explore their passions. I love getting to know about my students’ dream jobs and how I can help them get there by starting off their first year at UWB right. 

Clubs/Orgs: Bothell Consulting Association, Electric Motorsports Club & Car Club 

Subhash Saravanan  

Pronouns: he/him 

Year: Sophomore 

Hometown: Bellevue, WA 

Major: Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) 

Minor: Business Management 

Email: peercoach34@uw.edu

About Me:

The close-knit community at UWB and the wealth of accessible resources available to people from diverse backgrounds made UWB a very easy choice. 

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

I find great pleasure in engaging in one-on-one sessions with my peers, getting to know them personally, and providing assistance with challenges that I’ve encountered and overcome myself. 

Trey Hansen  

Pronouns: he/him 

Year: Sophomore 

Hometown: Lynnwood, WA 

Intended major: Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) 

Email: peercoach35@uw.edu

About Me:

I really liked the idea of smaller classes, one of my biggest concerns about college was the lectures. I also knew I was going to commute to campus, and UWB is close to my house. 

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?  

I really enjoy being able to help students with their concerns. At my previous jobs I never got that opportunity since we were just selling things, so helping being the express purpose is a good change of pace.  

Tushar Ganta  

Pronouns: He/Him 

Year: Junior 

Hometown: Bothell, WA 

Major: Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) 

Email: peercoach36@uw.edu

About Me:

I chose UWB because it was really close to home and I had a lot of friends going to UWB. I also wanted to get to know my professors better in a classroom setting, which ultimately aided my decision.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

My favorite thing about being a peer coach is being able to talk about my interests with my students. A lot of them like to watch One Piece, and it is something we all like to bond over. Everyone is super cool to talk to, and my colleagues make it even better!