Peer Advisor Biographies
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Gabriel BaczkowskiMajor: Antrhopology
Please email me about anything you may have questions about! Gmbacz01@louisville.edu
Welcome to the University of Louisville! We are so excited to have you join the Cardinal family. My name is Chelsea Brossart and I am a junior Biology major with a minor in Business Administration. After graduation, I plan on attending University of Louisville's School of Dentistry and hopefully specializing to become a Pediatric Dentist.
Welcome to the University of Louisville!! Congratulations on continuing your education at one of the best universities out there! You are going to absolutely love your time here! My name is Elizabeth Chaddic. I was born and raised here in Louisville and knew that UofL would be a perfect fit! I am a junior majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology, minoring in Psychology. I am also a Cardinal Covenant Scholar which has given me more opportunities than I could have ever imagined. During my time here I have learned that getting involved on campus is the key to fully experiencing the Cardinal Life. Freshman year can be really scary for some people but there are TONS of organizations on campus full of people that are interested in the same things as you! Get out there and make the most of your time here because UofL will be the best experience of your life!
Hey Cardinals! Congratulations on deciding to to become a part of the best University. I know deciding to become a University of Louisville Cardinal was definitely one of the best decisions of my life. My name is Peyton Davis, and I am Chemistry major with a minor in Community Health. I am from here in Louisville, so obviously I love this city, UofL, and the amazing people I have met because of it. My best advice for you is to not be scared of all of the amazing opportunities and resources that UofL has to offer and use them! There are so many programs, clubs, organizations, classes, and people here in the Cardinal family that want to help you make your time at the University of Louisville great. The best part is, most of the resources are free! So, you can receive tutoring from REACH, or help on a paper from the Writing Center, as well as take free SRC classes! Just don't be afraid to ask questions and get involved, because, trust me, UofL won't disappoint.
I can't wait to meet you! Please contact me if you have any questions at all! email@example.com
Major: Sports Administration
Calling all new Cardinals! I hope you're enjoying your time here at the best university on the planet! I'm Jazlyn, a Junior here at UofL studying Sport Administration and still deciding on minor. I was born and raised here in Louisville, but before coming to UofL I didn't really know much about it other than we have some awesome sports teams! UofL has so much to offer you right now and in the years to come! Never be afraid to break out and try new things because you will be surprised by the things you learn about yourself. Transitioning from high school to college or a small town to a big city can be hard but there are so many ways to get involved to make that transition easier. You are about to start the best years of your life so I hope you enjoy it.I'm proud to be a Louisville Cardinal and for the next four years I hope you figure out why you're proud to be one too!
Hello fellow students, and welcome to the cardinal family! My name is Blake Gerstner, and I am a junior Psychology and Sociology double major with a minor in Political Science. Before coming to UofL, I lived just outside of Louisville my whole life in the small town of Crestwood, Kentucky, about 30 minutes northeast of our wonderful school. You have just embarked on the journey of a lifetime! College is a place where you will make life long friends, find out what and be completely in control of what you want to learn, and be immersed into a community of faculty, staff, and students with TONS of different opportunities. Luckily for you, there is no better place to do all of these things than UofL! Having said that, it is my job to help ensure that your transition into college life goes as smoothly as possible. The city and university of Louisville are wonderful places to live and learn, which makes my ability to help you that much easier! I know you will love your new home away from home just as much as I do.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to meeting and working with you and GO CARDS!
Welcome to the University of Louisville! Congratulations on deciding to come to one of the best universities out there, I know that you have got to be just as excited as I was to join the Cardinal Life!
I'm so excited to welcome you all to the Cardinal Family!! There's so much to experience here at the University of Louisville and you've only just begun your journey! My name is Salena Hernandez and I'm a junior nursing major with a minor in psychology. I'm on my way to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, but until then I'm enjoying my time here at UofL by taking advantage of the different opportunities available on campus! I graduated high school with 74 other students, so needless to say my transition to Louisville was a little out of my comfort zone. But that's what life is all about! And now I couldn't imagine myself anywhere but here! The people I've met and the opportunities I've engaged in have made me ever so grateful of my decision to uproot and experience a whole new life in this beautiful city!
Hello, everyone! Welcome to the University of Louisville and congrats on becoming a Cardinal! I assure you, you have made the absolute best decision. UofL is a wonderful university with SO many opportunities.
My name is Cody McConnell and I'm a Finance major going into my last year here at UofL. I was born and raised here in Kentucky, and come from a small town named Ashland. Moving three hours away from home to a big city was very much a culture shock, but I have loved every minute of it. Over my time here at the university I have been involved in Greek Life and employed in the UPS Metro-College program. These last three years have taught me so much and I have grown immensely. I encourage all of you to take advantage of all the resources this great university has to offer and find something outside of the classroom you are passionate about. I wish you all the best of luck as you embark on your own personal journey here at the University of Louisville!
If you have any questions I would love to answer them. Feel free to contact me at @email@example.com
Hello Cards! My name is Caroline Pirtle and I am an Exercise Science Major. I am from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, but love living in Louisville more than anything. Originally, I went to Bellarmine University just right down the road, but transferred to U of L for my second year of college and there has been no looking back. I have been overjoyed with all the support I have received here at this university. The best advice I can give you is DO NOT wait to be involved. Take advantage of all the opportunities U of L has to offer you and become immersed in this university. I'm here to help you in any way that I can and can't wait to meet each of you! GO CARDS!
Hello everyone! Welcome to the home of the Cardinals! I'm so happy that you chose to spend the greatest four years here at the University of Louisville.
If you have any questions or just need someone to talk to, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be more than happy to help!
Hello!! Welcome to the University of Louisville. You have made a decision you won't regret and I cannot wait to help welcome you into our Cardinal family. I am a junior here at UofL, majoring in Mathematics to become a Secondary Mathematics teacher. I am originally from Paducah, KY, a small town in western Kentucky. The city of Louisville has only been a home to me for the past two years, but the city and university have done so much more than provide me with a home. Within these two years I have had the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and grow as a person; before moving here I was scared, just as many of you all probably are, I was unsure and somewhat lost in the mix of it all. I had no idea what I wanted to get involved in, but I knew that I wanted to do something. This was where my journey began, I started to become more involved on and off campus, I started by joining different on campus organizations which eventually introduced me to volunteering opportunities throughout the entire city. The organizations I am involved in throughout Louisville are opportunities I could have never found on my own. Never forget to use your resources to your advantage!! Throughout your personal journey you will see yourself grow, as well as making new friends along the way. It might be intimidating at first for some of you, but you'll soon find your niche! After all, that IS what college is all about. I've never met a more diverse yet welcoming group of people as I have here at UofL, and there's no doubt in my mind that you're experience will be the same. Louisville first, Cards forever!
Hello, congratulations on selecting the University of Louisville! It's a scary decision - coming to college, but it will be the start of an outstanding experience of personal, professional, and academic growth.
Just a little about me, I am a Senior majoring in Accounting born an raised here in the city of Louisville. I am a recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, Porter Scholarship, and a Cardinal Covenant Scholar. I aim to participate in a variety of campus organizations to widen my campus connection and to make the most of my collegiate experience. That being said, some of the organizations I am involved in are NRHH (National Residence Hall Honorary), founder of my own Recognized Student Organization (Cardinal Hip-Hop Club), Bonner Leaders Program through the Kent School, currently in pursuit of a certification in Peace & Conflict Justice Transformation, Greek life, and Housing as a Resident Assistant. As you can see, I love being involved! It allows me to expand my comfort zone and grow as an individual while building genuine connections with new people.
Finally, I completely understand that transitioning to college can come with a variety of personal struggles. One piece of advice that I would like to give incoming students would be to ask for any help that is needed. The University of Louisville is full of amazing faculty, staff, and advisors that genuinely care about the well being of students.
I am always proud to myself a Louisville Cardinal! I am here to be a helping hand. As such, I will be welcoming with an open heart and listening with an open mind. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me with questions! My email address is email@example.com