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Peer Advisors & Grad Intern

Peer Advisors and Grad Intern

Meet with a Peer Advisor during Drop in Advising Hours:
Mon-Thurs, 10:00-11:00 am & 2:00-4:00 pm in Bldg 52, E-32

Charlie Dunlap
Major: Anthropology & Geography
Study Abroad Program: USAC Ghana, Summer 2016
Winter Quarter 2018 Office Hours: Tu: 10-11 & 2-4, Th: 2-4

My name is Charles Dunlap and I am a 4th year Anthropology and Geography major. I studied abroad through USAC in Ghana summer 2016. I saw studying abroad as an outlet to further my education through experience and chose to use my study abroad opportunity to engage with a culture less like our own. My education and experiences abroad have shown me the importance of worldly experiences, and I want to help others experience them too! 

Lexi Grillos PA

Major: Animal Science
Minor: Biotechnology
Study Abroad Program: USAC London, Summer 2016
Winter Quarter 2018 Office Hours: M: 2-4, W: 2-4

Hey everyone! My name is Lexi Grillos and I am a fourth-year Animal Science major who loves learning about all creatures great and small, and also travelling the world. In the summer of 2016 I had the amazing opportunity to visit London and spend time taking incredible classes, exploring the beautiful UK, and eating plenty of scones. I feel truly forever changed by my study abroad experience and hope to assist everyone who walks through our doors in also having an unforgettable journey anywhere around the globe. I look forward to meeting everyone!

Bradley Hostetler PA

Major: Materials Engineering
Study Abroad Program: USAC London, Summer 2016
Winter Quarter 2018 Office Hours: M: 10-11, T: 10-11 & 3-4, W: 10-11, Th: 10-11

My name is Bradley Hostetler and I am a 4th year materials engineer. I studied abroad through USAC in London summer 2016. Since I was a sophomore in high school, I have been passionate about traveling and have gone abroad at every available opportunity. One reason I love to travel so much is because I am a huge fan of European soccer and find it beautiful that a sport can unite so many people around the world. My two favorite countries that I have traveled to are Armenia and Austria and the country I next want to visit is Switzerland. I am excited to help my fellow mustangs find the perfect study abroad program so they too can live out a life-changing study abroad experience!

Claire Lorentz PA
Major: Business Administration
Concentration: Information Systems
Minor: Spanish
Study Abroad Program: Cal Poly Global Program: Business in Brazil, Spring Break 2016; Cal Poly Global Program in Thailand, Summer 2016; CEA Sevilla, Spain, Fall 2016
Winter Quarter 2018 Office Hours: M: 2-4, Tu: 2-4, W: 2-4,

Hi there! My name is Claire Lorentz and I am a fourth year business student. I grew up in the Bay Area, but consider myself a citizen of the world. After spending spring break in Brazil, the travel bug definitely got me. For this reason, programs through the Cal Poly International Center have taken me to 5 different continents and a variety of countries in 2016. The experiences I have had abroad shaped me and helped me grow as a person; that is why I work here. I want to provide similar experiences to you!
Jack Morton PA
Major: Business Administration
Concentration: Marketing Management
Study Abroad Program: CEA Florence, Italy, Fall 2016
Winter Quarter 2018 Office Hours: M: 10-11 & 2-4, Tu: 2-4, W: 10-11, Th: 2-4

Hey! My name is Jack Morton, and I am a fourth year Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing here at Cal Poly. I love to try new things and meet new people, so I thought what better way than to go abroad? I spent the fall of 2016 in Florence, Italy and have never looked back. I can't even begin to tell you how many important life lessons I learned and how much pasta I ate. Now my goal is to give my peers the same experience I had as well while seeing the rest of the world on my own time! 


Katia #2
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Study Abroad Program: CIEE Dublin, Ireland, Summer 2016
Winter Quarter 2018 Office Hours: W: 2-4, Th: 10-11 & 2-3

Hi, my name is Katia Panighetti and I am a senior studying Biomedical Engineering. In the Fall of 2016, I had the chance to study abroad in Dublin, Ireland. It is a gorgeous country steeped in history. I had such a great experience studying abroad that when I returned to Cal Poly I applied to be a study abroad peer advisor. I want to help people get the chance to have an equally, if not better experience than myself abroad. I look forward to working with everyone this year.

Emma Petersen PA
Major: Architecture
Study Abroad Program: Cal Poly Global Program: Nicaragua, Spring Break 2017, CIEE Dublin, Ireland, Summer 2017
Winter Quarter 2018 Office Hours: M: 10-11, Tu: 10-11, W: 10-11, Th: 10-11

Hi all! My name is Emma Petersen, and I am a third year architecture student with a knack for travel! I took part in a Cal Poly Global Program in Nicaragua during Spring Break 2017, and I studied abroad in Germany and Ireland during Summer 2017 through CIEE. My experiences abroad have enhanced my cultural awareness and have allowed me to become a well-rounded, versatile citizen of the world. I look forward to helping you all do the same while living the adventure of a lifetime!


Aracely Lozano, Grad Asst.
Graduate Student: Master of Arts in Education (Counseling and Guidance in Higher Education)
Winter Quarter 2018 Appointment Times: M: 1-2; Tu: 12-1; W: 11-1; Th: 12-1; F: 11-12
Hi everyone! I am a graduate student starting my first year in the Counseling and Guidance program. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Cal Poly, SLO and have spent the last five years working in the non-profit sector in San Luis Obispo County. I have a passion for community service, plants, and travel and usually plan my trips around outdoor excursions or food adventures. In my free time, you can find me thrift store shopping, on a mission to find the best street tacos, or baking desserts for the people I love. I feel lucky to be a part of the Study Abroad team and look forward to working with all students interested in pursuing travel abroad.