Peer Advisors
What is a Peer Advisor???
Concordia's Peer Advisors are a group of upper-class students who help welcome new students to the CSP community. They are selected and trained to serve as an additional resource for all first-year and transfer students. You can contact a Peer Advisor or drop by the Academic Advising Center at any time for guidance!
Meet our 2014-2015 Peer Advisors!

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Ashley Hafdal
My name is Ashley Hafdal. I am from Prior Lake, MN. I am a junior this year at Concordia. I am majoring in early childhood education and elementary education. When I graduate I hope to become a first or second grade teacher. Currently I am an assistant teacher at a daycare in the toddler room. I have a passion for teaching. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, working out, and doing crafts. 

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Larisa Arnold
My name is Larisa Arnold, and I am from Minneapolis. I am a senior at Concordia studying Communication Studies. I would like to work in the Public Relations field, so hopefully in a PR firm. I am a cheerleader, a part of COM Club, and I work at the Guthrie Theater as an Usher!

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Andrea Timm
My name is Andrea Timm, and I am a junior this year at Concordia. I am currently majoring in biology and double minoring in psychology and gerontology (the study of aging). I hope to one day work in a nursing home or clinic providing medical or phsychological services to the elderly or adults with special needs. My hobbies include knitting, using Google calendar, working, watching Phantom of the Opera, and singing obnoxiously while driving in my mini van. Something you may not know about me is that I was born in Canada, aye, and I love cosmic brownies.


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Jordyn Joens
Hi! My name is Jordyn Joens. I am a Student Success Coach and this will be my second year in this position. I am a junior at Concordia who is working toward a marketing degree as well as a minor in finance and dance. I absolutely love to dance and have been performing for 18 years. I plan to continue dancing for the rest of my life even as I move into my desired career of working in public relations internationally. Some interesting facts about me are that I've never had a pet, I write down and rate all the movies I watch, and I like making collages. Let's make this a great year together!

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Christina Miller
My name is Christina Miller, and I am a senior this year. I am a Biology major, and my goal is to attend graduate school next fall for Genetic Counseling. I am a part of the Concordia dance department and love to dance! I have traveled to China and Australia so far, but I am aiming to visit as many places as possible in my life!

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Tori Schultz
My name is Tori Schultz, and I am a senior this year at Concordia. I am a Biology major with a Chemistry minor, and my goal is to become a dentist in rural Minnesota. I enjoy reading, watching Netflix, and cooking with my roommates. A fun fact about me is that I am obsessed with Disney.

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Carah Faggétt
My name is Carah Faggétt, and I am a sopohomore this year at Concordia. I am majoring in Sociology and double minoring in Criminal Justice and English. My ultimate career goal is to become a district attorney. Some hobbies of mine are piano, singing, and violin. 

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Bryan Elyea-Wheeler
My name is Bryan Elyea-Wheeler, and I am a junior this year at Concordia. I am majoring in Social Studies Education and minoring in History. My goal is to become a teacher and coach in the Twin Cities or to be a pro fisherman and stay at home dad. I am a track and field athlete, pole vaulter, and indoor school record holder. I enjoy camping, backpacking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, adventuring, rock climbing, and all foods, except if it's too hot because I'm a baby. I give campus tours. I like bike rides and exploring the Twin Cities. I have a fake tooth.

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Cody Gerres
My name is Cody Gerres, and I am a senior this year at Concordia. I am double majoring in mathematics and criminal justice, and I hope to combine the two and pursue a career in fincancial investigations or forensics (but who knows where I'll end up!). I enjoy biking, jogging, playing video games as well as playing board games. Some other hobbies include always being active I suppose, as I can be seen around campus representing multiple clubs and organizations. An interesting fact would have to be that I currently live in the apartment where John Dillinger had a shootout with the FBI and escaped in 1934, where he then fled to Chicago where he ultimately met his demise. An ironic historical aspect in regards to my criminal justice major, if I do say so myself!

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Asia Cartlidge
Hi, my name is Asia. I'm from Plymouth, MN and this year I am a senior. I am studying Education, and my area is 5-12 Communication Art Literature. With my degree I plan to become an English teacher. In the future I plan to teach at the college level. A few fun things that you all should know about me is that I love music, which is why I'm always wearing my headphones, I'm obsessed with coffee, and I'm a great listener. Finally, I would like all of  you to know that I am here to help, and I want to see you all succeed and achieve your dreams.

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Elisabeth Coats
My name is Elisabeth Coats, and I am a Student Success Coach and a senior at CSP this year. I am double majoring in Psychology and Political Science and minoring in Dance, and with all of that I hope to attend a prestigious graduate school and obtain my Master's Degree in Social Work. After that I would like to be a Social Worker and help to empower the lower class. I enjoy dancing, singing, playing saxophone, acting, performing, eating, blogging, drinking coffee, causing shenanigans with my friends and roommates, as well as engaging in political discussion. But don't worry, I'm a smart debater. Please talk to me. I love making new friends! I'm only a little strange, I promise.

Cydi Yang
Cydi Yang
Hello everyone! My name is Cydi Yang, and I am a sophomore at Concordia University. I am majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. I'm not too sure about the specific job I want in the future, but I know I want to help better people's lives, most likely in a hospital setting. I like to be active, go on adventures, draw write, and read. An interesting fact about me is that I use my fine motor skills with my left hand, but I use my right hand to throw and do active things.

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Wakpor Ighovojah
My name is Wakpor Ighovojah, and I am a sophomore at Concordia majoring in Kinesiology. My goal is to be an elite runner and run post-collegiately, but I truly aspire to become a physical therapist someday. My hobbies drawing, painting, and singing.

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Jordan Bruss
Hey, my name is Jordan Bruss, and I'm the Honors Peer Advisor this year. I'm from a farm outside of a small town north of Mankato. I'm a sophomore majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, and I plan on going to grad school/med school and hope to go into the medical field. In addition to being a PA, I'm also an officer for Tetra Delta, the science club on campus. I love watching movies, being outside, music, exploring fun thinks to do in the cities, and being involved in activities.

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Nae Mohamud
My name is Nae Mohamud. I'm originally from Somalia, which is located in the eastern region of Africa. I can speak both English and Somali fluently! I grew up not too far away from St. Paul in the suburbs of Hopkins, MN. I'm currently a sophomore here at Concordia University. I'm majoring in business marketing and minoring in international studies in hopes of becoming a marketing director one day! I enjoy attending any fun upbeat activities with family and friends. One of my top goals is to travel throughout Europe before the age of 30. Hopefully, it'll all work out.

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Allison Vang
My name is Allison Vang, and I am a junior this year at Concordia. I am majoring in Business Management and minoring in Hmong Studies. One day I hope to travel the world and work with international companies and help manage them. My hobbies include fishing, hiking, softball, walking, camping, reading, and work. An interesting fact about me is that I have a fraternal twin sister!

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My name is Kat and I am entering my senior year here at Concordia. I currently work at the University as a Peer Advisor, as well as in the Registrar as an office assistant. I am studying Business and Analytics and hope to land a job that pays the bills and that I don't completely despise. I would eventually like to pursue law or graduate school after graduation for Fraud Protection or Information Security. In my very limited spare time I enjoy picking up a few extra hours of sleep, rollerblading, eating raw cookie dough by the pound, and watching Phantom of the Opera with Andrea.

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Bailey House
My name is Bailey House, and I am from Red Wing, MN. I am a sophomore at Concordia majoring in communications and minoring in marketing. Working for a large corporation would be ideal, in public relations, human resources, or event coordinating. Meeting new people and orchestrating a large event is very energizing for me! I keep busy on campus with CAB, Peer Advising, and working in the Academic Advising Office. With my spare time, I love to spend time with my family and friends, work out, and look at fashion and beauty blogs.

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Hi, my name is Rachel Osterberg, and I am a transfer student here at Concordia! I transferred from Normandale Community College, and my major is Criminal Justice. I have a full-time job outside of school at a local bar in Plymouth. I really enjoy being outside and being with friends and family! Concordia has been such a positive experience for me and has really furthered my education! But enough about me!

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My name is Micah Niebuhm, and I'm from Walburg, TX. I'm a sophomore at Concordia majoring in Communications. In addition to being a Peer Advisor, I'm pretty awesome at throwing a giant spear on the Track and Field team. My goal is to either live in the woods with a dog and hunt, be a motivational speaker, or to become President of the United States. My hobbies include video games, animals, walking, and talking to strangers. An interesting fact about me is that I shampoo and condition my beard, and it takes me at least 45 minutes to take a shower. 





















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