Personal Academic Community Coaches

Personal Academic Community Coaches

Meet your Peer Coach

Read about the peer coaches who work in UW Bothell’s Coaching Program. They are here to help you succeed! Find one you connect with, schedule a time to chat, and work together to achieve goals throughout your college career and beyond!

How to schedule a meeting

E-mail your peer coach and they’ll send you a personal link to book with them!  Choose the date and time that work best for you.


Andrzej Dawiec - he/himAndrzej Dawiec

  • Email: peercoach4@uw.edu
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Clubs/Orgs: Car Club, Aviation Club, Husky Gaming Club
  • Hometown: Redmond, WA

Why did you choose UW Bothell?

I chose UW Bothell because of the tight-knit community which empowered me to explore many of my interests as well as having smaller class sizes which allowed me to have a more personal connection with my peers and professors alike.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

I enjoy being a peer coach because of the amazing connections I get to make. I also love helping other people just as my own peer coach helped me transition into the UW Bothell environment.


​Lina Dith - she/herLina Dith.jpg

  • Email: peercoach5@uw.edu
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Intended major: Biology
  • Clubs/Orgs: Pre-Med Club, Bothell Women in Science and Engineering (BWiSE) Club, Womxn in STEM Network
  • Hometown: Lynnwood, WA

Why did you choose UW Bothell?

I chose UW Bothell because it was the perfect school for me to transition into, both because of the smaller community and the opportunities to explore all my interests. In addition, I knew I would be able to make genuine connections with my professors and peers in the inclusive environment UW Bothell offers.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

I enjoy being a peer coach because it opens the doors for me to develop relationships with my team members and coachees that revolve around fostering a supportive and inclusive environment.


Humail Fatima - she/herHumail Fatima

  • Email: peercoach6@uw.edu
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Intended major: Math or Community Psychology
  • Clubs/Orgs: Muslim Student Association, Math Society, and BWiSE
  • Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan

Why did you choose UW Bothell?

UW Bothell was the perfect option for me because it was so close to home and I heard a lot of good things about it being a tight-knit community with a warm and welcoming environment.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

I really love being able to have a conversation with someone and connect with them on a deeper level.


Helen Fita - she/herHelen Fita

  • Email: peercoach14@uw.edu
  • Year: Junior
  • Double Major: Biology and Environmental Studies
  • Minor: Educational Studies
  • Clubs/Orgs: Biology Club, Running Club, UWB Speech and Debate Team, Undergraduate Research, Womxn in STEM network
  • Hometown: Mill Creek, WA

Why did you choose UWB?

UWB was close to home and I wouldn’t need to spend additional money on housing/dorms.I also enjoy the small campus and class sizes allowing me to create deep, meaningful, and long-lasting friendships and connections.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

As a peer coach I absolutely love being able to work with such a dynamic team and group of students with diverse backgrounds and many areas of interests!There’s never a dull moment. It fills me with gratitude and joy knowing that my coachees are able to make the most out of their UW experience because of my support as a peer coach.


Maliya Jackson - she/her                                 

  • Email: peercoach24@uw.edu
  • Year:  Sophomore
  • Major: Educational Studies with a minor in Policy
  • Clubs/Orgs Peer Coaching
  • Hometown: Everett, WA

Why did you choose UWB? 

I chose UWB for the community it has to offer, as well as the small classes.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

What I enjoy most about being a peer coach is being able to provide the best help for new students.


Furqan Kassa - he/himFurqan Kassa

  • Email: peercoach25@uw.edu
  • Year: Senior
  • Intended major: Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Clubs/Orgs: Peer Coaching, Students of Color New Student Network
  • Hometown: Mountlake Terrace, WA
  • Transferred from: Edmonds Community College

Why did you choose UWB?

I chose UWB because the class sizes are pretty small and allow students to have an easier time interacting with the professor. These interactions have helped shape my passion. It’s also very inclusive and has a sense of community which I appreciate very much.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

My favorite part about being a peer coach is having the opportunity to explore the various backgrounds of new people I meet. Meeting new people has taught me valuable lessons in how to overcome the challenges I have yet to face in the future.


Kira Lemke - she/herKira Lemke

  • Email: peercoach16@uw.edu
  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Biology
  • Clubs/Orgs: National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), CRU
  • Hometown: Bothell, WA

Why did you choose UWB?

I chose UWB to get hands-on research experience as an undergraduate student.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

I love getting to connect with other students and helping them find their home on campus.


Alex Martinez - he/himAlex Martinez

  • Email: peercoach29@uw.edu
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Double major: Global Studies and Educational Studies
  • Clubs/Orgs: Husky Gaming Club, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Students of Color New Student Network
  • Hometown: Rialto, CA

Why did you choose UWB?

I chose UWB because it was the perfect size for me! I really wanted that close relationship between my professors and classmates. It’s a very safe and welcoming community that I’m glad to be a part of!

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

What I enjoy most as a Peer Coach is not only am I more involved with campus, I also get to meet and work with upcoming students! I enjoy being able to see all the various perspectives new students bring to the university. Getting to support students is one of my favorite aspects of being a Peer Coach!


Bastien Orbigo - he/himBastien Orbigo

  • Email: peercoach32@uw.edu
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Intended major: Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Clubs/Orgs: Filipino American Student Association (FASA) and First-Gen New Student Network
  • Hometown: Mill Creek, WA

Why did you choose UWB?

Between being close to home and the idea of a smaller campus having the resources of a big campus, UWB surprisingly became the perfect fit for me. I found myself learning better when getting more close-up engagement with the material, which with UWB's small class sizes, was something I could do. Additionally the close-knit community, much like a family, led me to choose UW Bothell.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

Getting to know people, while sharing knowledge and getting to be a helping hand in such a stressful and intimidating environment.


Dennis Pham - he/himDennis Pham

  • Email: peercoach34@uw.edu
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major: Business Administration
  • Clubs/Orgs: International Students
  • Hometown: Redmond, WA

Why did you choose UWB?

I chose UWB because it is one of the best places to get an education in-state. The professors are the best and the community is very kind. UWB is the greatest step I could take in advancing my career and I am sure the same is true for many others.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

I get to talk to new students and have fun!


Max Rimando - he/himMax Rimando

  • Email: peercoach35@uw.edu
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Clubs/Orgs: Students with Dependants Network
  • Hometown: Lynnwood, WA
  • Transferred from: Western Washington University

Why did you choose UWB?

I wanted more diversity and to be close to home.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

I like meeting tons of new people and helping them navigate college.


Maria Trujillo-Alvarado - she/herMaria Trujillo-Alvarado

  • Email: peercoach37@uw.edu
  • Year: Junior
  • Intended major: Community Psychology
  • Clubs/Orgs: Biology Club, Psychology Club, Pre-med club, The Chemistry Club, First-Fen Network
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA

Why did you choose UWB?

I chose to attend UWB due to its small class sizes and the diversity. The small class size allows me to facilitate meaningful connections with my peers and professors. The diverse campus offers new cultures and experiences to learn from.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

I enjoy working with new people and helping them accomplish their goals.


Emily Tuy - she/herEmily Tuy

  • Email: peercoach38@uw.edu
  • Year: Senior
  • Double major: Health Studies and Community Psychology
  • Clubs/Orgs: Co-President of Health Studies Student Association (HSSA), President of UWB Active Minds, Research Assistant, First-Gen Network
  • Hometown: Bellevue, WA

Why did you choose UWB?

It was a spontaneous choice, but the ability to closely connect with professors and other students has been a rewarding experience for personal learning and growth.

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

I genuinely love working with people and seeing others grow, find their passions, and become the best version of themselves. So, being a peer coach has allowed me to be a part of their amazing journey, and for that I’m super grateful and awe-inspired myself.


Monica Vorn - she/herMonica Vorn

  • Email: peercoach39@uw.edu
  • Year: Senior
  • Double major: Health Studies and Biology
  • Clubs/Orgs: ASUWB- Student Advisory Council (ASAC), Biology Club, Pre-Health Society, HSSA, Students with Low-Income Network
  • Hometown: Everett, WA

Why did you choose UWB?

I chose UW Bothell because of its tight-knit community. It has helped me develop a close relationship with my professors and peers. The campus is very inclusive and has been an exciting place for me to discover my passions!

What do you enjoy most about being a peer coach?

My favorite part is meeting new people and learning about their backgrounds. I get the chance to hear about their experiences and share my own!