Honors Peer Mentors are experienced honors students who have been involved with the program in leadership roles. Using their expertise, they will point you to classes and opportunities to enrich your academic experience while meeting the requirements to graduate with University Honors. These students share the conviction that University Honors is not just an achievement, but a community which fosters growth, connections, and self-discovery.

Visit the BHC during drop-in hours, email a question to one of the peer mentors profiled below or click here to schedule a virtual appointment, where available. Honors professional staff also offer advising. See the People Directory on this website for bios and contact information.

Click here to review the honors program curriculum before your appointment. 

Your Honors Peer Mentors

Individualize your honors education! Peer mentors can help. You can visit the BHC during drop-in hours, email your advising questions directly to the peer mentor of your choice or schedule a Zoom or in-person appointment. Already have a plan for your complete 24 University Honors credits (coursework 12 + experiential 12)? Email your details to a peer mentor for review!

Honors students are required to secure peer mentoring once per academic year until they complete the 12 s.h. coursework requirement and are strongly encouraged to seek honors advising/mentoring as needed until completion of the full required 24 University Honors credits. Honors professional staff are also available and can be scheduled via MyUI or reached for advising by email at any time.

Emma Carlson

Emma Carlson 

she/her/hers

  • Majors/minors/certificates: B.A. Interdepartmental Studies - Health Sciences and B.B.A. Management - Leadership (Pre-medicine) 

  • 4th year from Waukee, Iowa  

  • Ask me about the healthcare and business fields, internships, volunteering opportunities, undergraduate research, and the Honors Program. 

  • In person drop in hours - Tuesdays 9.30 AM - 12 PM (Optional zoom)

  • Schedule an appointment with Emma here or email emma-carlson@uiowa.edu

 

 

 

 

 


 

Delaney McDowell

Delaney McDowell

she/her/hers

  • Major(s): Human Physiology with a minor in Chemistry (Pre-Medicine) 
  • 4th Year Student from Mount Pleasant, Iowa 

  • Ask me about student organizations on campus, undergraduate research, study abroad, and TV show recommendations (How I Met Your Mother is the best, always)! 

  • In person drop in hours - Mondays 2 PM - 5 PM (Optional zoom)

  • Schedule an appointment with Delaney here or email delaney-mcdowell@uiowa.edu

 

 

 

 

 


 

Allison Beckner

Allison Beckner

she/her/hers

  • Majors: Political Science and Ethics & Public Policy with a History minor on the Pre-Law track. 

  • Second year from Cedar Falls, Iowa 

  • Ask me about on-campus employment, student organizations, or to see photos of my dog! 

  • In person drop in hours - Tuesdays 8.30 AM - 10.30 AM, Wednesdays 3.30 PM - 5.30 PM (Optional zoom)
  • Schedule an appointment with Allison here or email allison-beckner@uiowa.edu

 

 

 

 

 


 

    Mishma

    Mishma Nixon

    she/her/hers

    • Major(s): English and Creative Writing with a minor in Social Justice
    • Involvement: ICRU fellow, Honors Writing Fellow, Campus Activities Board, South Asian Student Alliance, International Student Advisory Board.
    • Ask me about Honors in the Major, Honors contract, research in humanities, Writing fellows, and my favourite books, movies and TV shows.
    • In person drop in hours - Wednesdays 12 PM - 3 PM (Optional zoom)
    • Schedule an appointment with Mishma here or email mishmastefni-nixon@uiowa.edu

      Izzy Greenlee

      Izzy Greenlee

      she/her/hers

      My name is Izzy Greenlee and I am a junior from San Diego, California. My major is Nursing with a minor in psychology. Ask me about FSL, getting involved on campus, contracting a class for Honors, or the best study spots on campus!   

       

       

       

       

       

       


       

      Hayley Peters

      Hayley Peters

      she/her/hers

      • Major(s): Biology, Pre-Veterinary 

      • 3rd year from North Liberty, IA 

      • Ask me about service learning, finding internships, things to do in Iowa City, and gardening! 

      • In person drop in hours - Thursdays 8.30 AM - 11.30 AM (Optional zoom)

      • Schedule an appointment with Hayley here or email hayley-peters@uiowa.edu

       

       

       

       

       

       


       

      David Kim

      David Kim

      he/him/his

      • Majors/Minors/Certificates: Neuroscience major, Psychology minor on pre-medical track 

      • Sophomore from Ames, Iowa 

      • Ask me about undergraduate research, finding funding opportunities and any question about settling into University of Iowa!

      • In person drop in hours - Tuesdays 11 AM - 1.30 PM, Wednesdays 2.30 PM - 4 PM (Optional zoom

      • Schedule an appointment with David here or email david-kim@uiowa.edu

       

       

       

       

       

       


       

      Siau-Tong Ding

      Siau-Tong Ding

      she/her/hers

      • Majors: Environmental policy & planning, Anthropology 

      • Minor: Geography 

      • Year and hometown: 3rd year from Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 

      • Ask me about honors contract courses, undergraduate research in archaeology and environmental studies, interning with the Office of Sustainability, volunteering at the Office of the State Archaeologists, and being an international student in the Honors Program. 

      • In person drop in hours - Fridays 9.30 AM - 12.30 PM (Optional zoom)

      • Schedule an appointment with Siau-Tong here or email siau-tong-ding@uiowa.edu

       

       

       

       


       

      Rylie Tu

      Rylie Tu 

      she/her/hers

      • Major: Mechanical engineering 
      • Minor: mathematics 

      • Certificates: Naval Science and Technology, Sustainability 

      • Third year from West Des Moines, Iowa 

      • Ask me about engineering, getting involved on campus, and balancing life and school! 

      • In person drop in hours - Thursdays 12.30 PM - 4.30 PM (Optional zoom)

      • Schedule an appointment with Rylie here or email rylie-tu@uiowa.edu

       

       

       

       

       

       


       

      Honors students and pre-law advisor Martha Kirby discuss preparing for law school and connecting Pre-Law to Honors Experiential Learning. (Presentation starts at about 1:45.)