Peer Advisor Profiles

Hannah Jones

Our beloved Hannah is now on her fourth study abroad program, in Orléans, and has passed the torch of Head Peer Advisor & Class/Organization Visits Chair to Skye Gravenstuk. This could be you, come see us in the Office of International Programs, International Center, Room 401.

Study abroad experience:

  • The Abbey Program; internship in France; The Compass Program

Email: hannah.l.jones@eagles.usm.edu


Bio/facts: 

  • Senior, French major
  • I was the captain of the bowling team in high school.
  • I like to try out random hobbies/interests including roller derby, Russian, karate, etc.

 

 Introducing the 2013 - 2014 Peer Advisor Team


Skye GravenstukSkye Gravenstuk

Head Peer Advisor & Class/Organization Visits & Special Events Chair

Study abroad experience:

  • The Abbey Program

Email: elizabeth.gravenstuk@eagles.usm.edu

 


Bio/facts: 

  • Junior, communication studies & French language double major
  • I completed my goal of visiting 9 countries before the time I was 19.
  • My Dutch ancestors were royalty in the Netherlands that emigrated to the United States to avoid being drafted into the Borr Wars because they believed the war was immoral.

 

Coral Pogue

Social & Campus Media Co-Chair

Study abroad experience:

  • The British Studies Program

Email: coral.pogue@eagles.usm.edu



Bio/facts: 

  • Senior, economics major with a religions minor
  • I have been lost in every country I've set foot in.
  • At Wimbledon this past summer, I was just oblivious enough to walk right in between the Bryan brothers before entering their match.

 
 James SmithJames Smith

Informational Sessions Co-Chair

Study abroad experience:

  • The Abbey and Compass Programs

Email: j.cory.smith@eagles.usm.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio/facts: 

  • Senior, Nursing major with minors in Psychology and French
  • In high school, I participated in a Madrigal Choir. We would dress up in resnaissance attire and sing a capella. It was kind of like Pitch Perfect, except real and actually awesome.
  • The first time I studied abroad I did so on a whim. My friend was telling me about her travel plans one evening in her dorm. In a moment's time, I made the decision that changed my life. I have never looked back. I'm hooked!

 
Erin CurleyErin Curley

Informational Sessions Co-Chair

Study abroad experience:

  • The Compass Program

Email: catherine.curley@eagles.usm.edu

 

 

 

 

Bio/facts: 

  • Senior, graphic design major with a minor in English
  • I started my college career at the University of Motevallo as a painting/drawing BFA; there I joined and fell in love with my sorority. I absolutely love art & people!
  • Due to my old job at Blockbuster, I have seen an alarming amount of movies. From Spun to Mean Girls, I love any and all movies. Between Netflix and Huluplus, I keep my film knowledge shockingly vast.

 

Kiara BrelandKiara Breland

Study abroad experience:

  • the Spanish in Spain program

Email: kiara.breland@eagles.usm.edu

 

 

 

Bio/facts: 

  • Junior, international business major with minors in Spanish & music
  • I am currently taking piano lessons for the first time.
  • I have previously taken courses in Spanish, Italian, and Arabic. I hope that this has prepared me to be a future U. S. Ambassador.


Caroline ClarkCaroline Clark

Study abroad experience:

  • The Abbey Program and Religions of India program

Email: caroline.clark@eagles.usm.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio/facts: 

  • Senior, history & religion double major
  • I was the only student of the Religions of India 2013 program to get Delhi belly.
  • I have a serious phobia of birds. Going to major European cities and India, where there are a lot of pigeons, was horrifying.


Annalise HaysAnnalise Hays

Study abroad experience:

  • The Abbey Program

Email: annalise.hays@eagles.usm.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio/facts: 

  • Junior, pre-med psychology
  • I have studied four different languages.
  • I have been to four Taylor Swift concerts.


Courtney McMullanCourtney McMullan

Study abroad experience:

  • The Abbey Program and the British Studies Program

Email: courtney.mcmullan@eagles.usm.edu

 

 

 

 

 Bio/facts: 

  • Junior, communication studies major with minors in math & French
  • I live with four girls that I met at The Abbey and didn't know before. My friends I met abroad have definitely become my best friends.
  • I play the ukulele.

 

Meredith Moody

Study abroad experience:

  • Canada

Email: meredith.moody@eagles.usm.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio/facts: 

  • Sophomore, forensic science major with an emphasis in polymers
  • I am a HUGE Once Upon A Time fan, yet I have never seen the pilot episode.
  • I like to drink unsweet tea inste of sweet.

 

Travis Ulrich


Study abroad experience: the British Studies Program

Email: travis.ulrich@eagles.usm.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio/facts:

  • Senior, marketing major
  • I can write legibly with both hands.
  • I HATE the sound of someone scratching their nails on the material that changes images depending on what direction you tilt the image.  It gives me goosebumps EVERY TIME I HEAR IT.