Graduate Peer Coaches

Make an appointment with a McGraw Graduate Peer Coach by writing to Laura Murray. All meetings are confidential and conducted via Zoom, and you and your Coach can choose a time that's mutually convenient. We hope to see you soon!

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  • Mai Alkhamissi

      • Fifth-year graduate student
      • Anthropology

    I am an Egyptian fifth year PhD candidate in the Anthropology department.

  • River Emrys

      • Fourth-year graduate student
      • Classics

    I’m in the Classics department and (at least in non-pandemic times...) the head instructor for the BJJ club here on campus.

  • Sarah Camilli Geraghty

      • Third-year graduate Student
      • Quantitative and Computational Biology

    As a Graduate Peer Coach, I believe that my role is to help you cultivate a sense of well-being and thriving in graduate school, both in an...

  • Sooji Han

      • Eighth-year graduate student
      • East Asian Studies

    I am currently a 8th year in the East Asian Studies Department, and I joined the Graduate Peer Coach program at McGraw to contribute to our...

  • Suzie Herman

      • Sixth-year graduate student
      • Art and Archaeology

    As a Graduate Peer Coach my key values include integrity, compassion, growth, and appreciating cultural diversity. Graduate student life is full...

  • Shelby Lohr

      • Sixth-year graduate student
      • History

    I am a doctoral candidate in the History department.

  • Kumar (“Mito”) Mritunjay

      • Fourth-year graduate student
      • Electrical and Computer Engineering

    My research lies in the intersection of electronics and neuroscience, specifically in designing electrodes to detect neuronal signals.

  • Lindsay Ofrias

      • Eighth-year graduate student
      • Anthropology

    I am a Ph.D.

  • Crystal Rao

      • Fourth year graduate student
      • Geosciences

    I am excited to join the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning as a coach to help my fellow graduate students cultivate better experiences in...

  • Tanujay Saha

      • Fifth-year graduate student
      • Electrical and Computer Engineering

    I am a graduate student in ECE researching interesting applications of artificial intelligence.  I am also a Resident Grad Student (RGS) at Frist...

  • Adéráyọ̀ Sànúsí

      • Fifth-year graduate student
      • Anthropology

    I am excited to serve as a resource to first generation graduate students, particularly in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • John Schulz

      • Sixth-year graduate student
      • English

    I am sixth-year PhD Candidate in the English Department and have been working at the McGraw Center as a University Administrative Fellow since...

  • Gawoon Shim

      • Fourth-year graduate student
      • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    As a coach, I believe in the power of active listening and that speaking in the presence of someone who really listens can magically clarify...

  • Chloe Vetter

      • Eighth-year graduate student
      • French and Italian

    Although I cherish shame as a research object (it is my dissertation topic!), I want to help you “tame” it, as it tends to put many obstacles in ...

  • Ryan Zaluzec

      • Eighth-year graduate student
      • English


Graduate Peer Coaches Alumni

  • Branden Bio

    Branden Bio, graduate student
      • Psychology & Neuroscience
  • Makoto Lalwani

    Makoto Lalwani - McGraw Center Graduate Teaching Fellow
      • Chemical and Biological Engineering