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The College of Liberal Arts currently employs nine intelligent, motivated, friendly, and funny Peer Advisors. These Peer Advisors will greet you in the College of Liberal Arts Advising Center, help you during New Student Orientation and/or Group Advising, provide suggestions and advice regarding course selection, and more. Feel free to visit the Advising Center to talk to the Peer Advisors to obtain information and feedback from someone who is trained in Liberal Arts curriculum but also possesses the knowledge that only a Temple student does!

Current Peer Advisors

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Name: Rhonda Daher

Major(s)/Minor(s): Criminal Justice / Sociology
In CLA Advising since: June 2013
Graduating in: May 2015
Bio: Rhonda grew up in the city of Allentown, but is happy to be spending time in the city of “brotherly love.” She has two sisters and comes from a Syrian background. She is a criminal justice major with a sociology minor, and has intentions of becoming a lawyer. In Rhonda’s free time, she also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity at Temple. Also, Rhonda likes to hang out with her friends and family, shop in the city, and watch superhero movies (Batman specifically). After graduating from Temple University, Rhonda hopes to continue on to law school in New York and eventually start her own firm.
Favorite Music: Biggie Smalls, J.Cole, Kanye West, Eminem, Nas, & many more
Favorite Animal: Lion

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Name: Kadija Diallo

Major(s)/Minor(s): Political Science / English
In CLA Advising since: June 2013
Graduating in: May 2016
Bio: Kadija grew up in Queens, New York and hopes to return back to her beloved city after graduation. In addition to being a Peer Advisor, she also volunteers with LIFT-Philadelphia,helping connect low-income residents to various public resources. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the city, listening to music and writing. Originally majoring in International Relations, she switched over to Political Science once she transferred to Temple. She hopes to attend law school where she plans on studying international criminal and human rights law.
Favorite Music: Florence and the Machine, The Killers, Death Cab For Cutie, Gnarls Barkley, Linkin Park and Coldplay
Favorite Animal: Cheetah

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Name: Rachel Ginsberg

Major(s)/Minor(s): Psychology
In CLA Advising since: June 2013
Graduating in: May 2016
Bio: Rachel grew up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, but is glad to be spending some time getting to know Philadelphia. She enjoys reading classic literature, baking, and late night excursions into Center City. In addition to working as a Peer Advisor for the College of Liberal Arts, Rachel spends her time volunteering as a Peer Educator at the Wellness Resource Center on campus. She is currently majoring in Psychology and aspires to attend graduate school in New York and become a Health Psychologist.
Favorite Music: Oscar Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Jason Mraz, Paolo Nutini, The Black Keys, Imagine Dragons, and Billy Joel.
Favorite Animal: Hummingbird

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Name: Courtney Wise

Major(s)/Min(s): Management Information Systems/Psychology
In CLA Advising since: June 2012
Graduating in: May 2015
Bio: Courtney grew up in small town named Atglen, PA, also known as Amish Country. Because of this, she wanted a radical change and chose Temple University. She first entered Temple as a Fox student, then switched her major to Psychology for a three semesters, and then changed her major a third time to MIS where she is planning to finish her college degree. She can relate to a typical student’s frustration with finding the right major and has utilized her psychology credits to complete a minor. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching TV/Neflix, crocheting, cooking, and working out at the gym.
Favorite Music: Maroon 5, Rise Against, One Republic, Fun.,The Killers, Lady Gaga, and Honor Bright.
Favorite Animal: Pig

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Name: Megan Zak

Major(s)/Minor(s): Political Science / History
In CLA Advising since: June 2013
Graduating in: May 2016
Bio: Megan grew up in a suburb bordering Philadelphia but has always loved everything about the city. She commutes daily to Temple by way of the train and (some days) the Broad Street Line. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, volunteering, going into the city, and much more. In addition to being a CLA Peer Advisor, Megan volunteers at Project HOME and is a Wild Cherry member (you will always find her cheering proudly for Temple at the football and basketball games!). With a major in Political Science and a minor in History, she hopes to attend Law School after graduating from Temple and get more involved in advocating for human rights and civil liberties.
Favorite Music: Train, Todd Carey, Sara Bareilles, Andy Grammer, Ingrid Michaelson, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Jake Bugg, Bruce Springsteen, Fun., Bon Jovi, and U2.
Favorite Animal: Penguin