Peer Success Mentors' Biographies

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Get to know us! We look forward to working with you.

The Peer Success Mentors are available to guide their peers toward academic success through one-on-one appointments to discuss study habits, set academic goals and develop effective learning strategies. Appointments are made through the TLC appointment system. We are using Zoom video conferencing to connect mentors and mentees online.  


​Abdalah is an undergraduate transfer student majoring in Electrical Engineering and minoring in Mathematics. "I like to read some history articles in my free time and play some soccer if it's sunny out with family and friends. After I graduate, I hope to work in the industry either here in Seattle or elsewhere, possibly pursue a master’s if it is applicable. Fun fact: I mostly would get about 80% of any country’s flag in the world within 2-3 minutes. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!"

Click here to learn more about Abdalah from his video bio!


Click here to watch Abdalah's story in the National First Generation Celebration!



Avika was born and raised the first 10 years of her life on Guam (US Territory). She is a senior at the University of Washington Tacoma and is double majoring in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology. Avika enjoys traveling around the world. Her passion is helping people and giving back to the community. Avika will be pursuing a career in medicine and plans on becoming a doctor. A fun fact about Avika is that she is a huge fan of NASA.

Click here to watch Avika's video bio and learn more about her.




Komisi is an undergraduate Computer Science major. His expected graduation date is Spring 2022. He loves listening to different genres of music, helping out the community, and trying out different cultural dishes. In the future, he hopes to work for a big tech company. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with family and friends, playing video games, and having fun. You can always catch him around Tacoma or Lakewood traveling and eating at different places.

Click here to learn more about Komisi from his video bio!



Max is an Ethnic Gender and Labor Studies Major with a minor in American Indian Studies. They have a lifelong commitment to social justice action. They love art, superheroes, RPG’s, and podcasts of all genres. As someone who struggled with studying and organization for a long time, Max is super excited to help fellow students live their best academic lives.

Click here to watch Max's video bio to learn more about them!