Peer Instructors (PIs) are chosen to teach a FIGS through a highly-selective interview process held in February and March. Each PI has the opportunity to develop a unique course and introduce first-year students to an exciting topical area, relevant academic tracks, and future career opportunities. PIs participate in training and design their courses during the spring and summer months. In the fall, they enroll in “Peer Instructor Education,” a three-credit course designed to help them improve their teaching and public speaking skills and reflect on their classroom experiences while they teach their FIGS course.

Each year, our PIs teach approximately seventy-five classes in thirty diverse topical areas.

Current Peer Instructors

Kusuma Ananth

Exploring Careers in the Sciences

Mihai Andrei

Exploring Computer Science

Aarohi Apte

Exploring Business

Shreyaas Aravindan

Exploring Health & Medicine

Liad Auslander

Exploring Exercise Science - Kinesiology and Health

Nathan Bishop

Exploring Music

Alya Bukhari

Exploring Mathematics

LaNaya Butler

Exploring Diversity & Social Justice

Alexandra Carcich

Exploring Art & Art History

Nicolas Cerezo

Exploring Economics

Rishab Chawla

Exploring Economics

Olivia Clifford

Exploring Creative Writing

Nicholas Cuppari

Exploring Health & Medicine

Adam D'Angelo

Exploring Plant & Agricultural Science

Zachary Dau

Exploring Foreign Language & Linguistics

Mannet Dhaliwal

Exploring Health & Medicine

Amanda Eider

Exploring Music

Emily Van Benthuysen

Exploring Education

Sara Ezzat

Exploring Dental Professions

Tiffany Fong

Exploring Business

Maggy Fread

Exploring Social Work

Maria Gomez

Exploring Careers in the Sciences

Amy Gong

Exploring Psychology

Srikar Gudipati

Exploring Computer Science

Gabrielle Guerriero

Exploring Latin American Culture

Shivani Gupta

Exploring Pharmacy

Bushra Hasan

Exploring Psychology

Sarah Hertz

Exploring Criminal Justice

Katelin Honer

Exploring Health & Medicine

Lindsey Ipson

Exploring English Literature

Husein Jauhari

Exploring Business

Priti Kantesaria

Exploring Engineering

Emily Kapr

Exploring Physics

Nikhit Kethidi

Exploring Health & Medicine

Fatimah Khan

Exploring Business

Anirudh Krishnan

Exploring Careers in the Sciences

Stephanie Lamerce

Exploring Africana Studies

Michael Langevin

Exploring Health & Medicine

Danielle Larkin

Exploring Management & Labor Relations

Amanda Leifer

Exploring Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design

Christopher Lind

Exploring Business

Evan Lutz

Exploring Science of the Environment

Michelle Martins

Exploring Health & Medicine

Rishi Mehta

Exploring Law & Leadership

Andrew Morace

Exploring Animal Science

Supraja Naresh Kumar

Exploring Engineering

Emily O'Leary

Exploring Political Science

Jenna Panek

Exploring Dental Professions

Priyanka Patel

Exploring Public Health

Hannah Posluszny

Exploring Nutrition

Vinay Ravinder

Exploring Philosophy

Jessica Resnick

Exploring Political Science

Flannery Rollins

Exploring Creative Writing

Hannah Rothstein

Exploring Education

Casie Salvadore

Exploring Law & Leadership

Priscilla Santana

Exploring Exercise Science - Kinesiology & Health

Jennifer Schneider

Exploring History

Alina Schulz

Exploring Geography & Global Studies

Danielle Segerholm

Exploring Business

Maya Sicherer

Exploring Exercise Science - Kinesiology & Health

Courtney Stevenson

Exploring Communication

Molly Stone

Exploring Management & Labor Relations

Riti Suresh

Exploring Music

Priyanka Tiwari

Exploring Health & Medicine

Dana Tsuchida

Exploring Veterinary Medicine

Marly Valiente

Exploring Communication

Jasmine Vazquez

Explorig Nutrition

Elena Wei

Exploring Careers in the Sciences

Kieran Williams

Exploring Business

Cameron Wolf

Exploring Psychology

Benjamin Yang

Exploring Computer Science

Maya Younker

Exploring Public Health

Gali Zaborowski

Exploring Psychology

Audrey Zhou

Exploring Health & Medicine