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Honors Peer Advisement

All Honors College students (Major, Minor, and Designation) are required to use the Honors College Peer Advisement system, during which students receive Honors College program advisement. In order to maintain priority registration, freshmen must attend at least one advisement session per semester during their first year and more senior students must attend at least one session per year generally in spring semester.

The peer advising system is unique to the College. Peer advisors play a vital supporting role within the Honors community. They provide students with the individual attention they need to thrive in an invigorating, intellectual environment. As fellow students, they have experienced UNM from a student’s perspective, learned valuable lessons, and dealt with the various obstacles that accompany college life.

Peer advisors help students understand the requirements and benefits of participating in Honors. They provide guidance and support as mentors, and also as friends, helping to develop rewarding networks and relationships among students. They also act as a conduit connecting students, faculty, and staff of the Honors College.

Peer advisors connect to the daily lives of fellow students and they serve as a complement to general advisement by offering an empathetic and accommodating environment for peer-to-peer cooperation. By developing a supportive, enthusiastic Honors community, peer advisors encourage relationships and cultivate student engagement on a personal level.

Peer Advising Schedule || For questions please call: 505.277.7404 or email

Meet the Peer Advisors


Christine Anderson,  Peer Advisor & Data Entry Clerk

Christine Anderson is currently a Junior majoring in English and minoring in Interdisciplinary Studies. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she moved to Albuquerque in order to attend UNM. In addition to work and classes, Christine enjoys spending time with friends, baking, and participating in church events.


Shayla Brooks,  Peer Advisor

Shayla is a junior double majoring in Psychology and International Studies, and minoring in Interdisciplinary Honors. As a native New Mexican, her future goal is to be a social worker or counselor in Albuquerque to help her community. She loves reading books and comics, petting her dogs, and playing Minesweeper. 


Serena Mickens,  Peer Advisor & Data Entry Clerk

Serena is a Junior majoring in Languages (Russian and Italian) with minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Communication. She is a native New Mexican who loves to experience new things and dreams of traveling the world. While she is not in class or working, Serena enjoys music, baking, photography, and spending time with friends and family.


Samuel Shoemaker-Trejo, Peer Advisor

Samuel Shoemaker-Trejo is a junior at UNM, acting in the capacity of Peer Advisor for the Honors College. He majors in Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and minors in Theatre. He has worked with Albuquerque’s Fusion Theatre Company and owns a small theatre contract-work business entitled Cobbled Creations Theatre and Film. Alongside his diverse academic, creative, and professional interests, Samuel also enjoys spending time with his loving friends and family, playing the occasional game of Ultimate Frisbee, and protecting a well-earned position in the nearest Magic: The Gathering™ tournament.