Our Peer Assistant Leaders (PALs) work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to support our new students as they become members of our campus community. PALs aim to create an inclusive environment integrating new students into the academic and social life of UNH Manchester by answering questions, serving as resources, developing programming, offering involvement opportunities and communicating with their peers.
Caroline is a junior in the Communication Arts program who graduated from Manchester Memorial High School in 2014. She plans to obtain a minor in Business and pursue a career in human resources after graduation. She divides her time between classes, tutoring for writing and business statistics in the Center for Academic Enrichment, serving as a Student Ambassador in the Admissions office, and volunteering in classrooms that teach English to new Americans. This is her first year as a Peer Assistant Leader, and she is excited to welcome new students and help them transition to college. When not in school, Caroline enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.
Jonathan Gonsalves is going into his senior year as a Biology major. He is pursuing a medical career with hopes of getting into medical school. Jonathan has had many different roles on this campus, from being an orientation leader to being a peer math tutor. This academic year, the roles he will be undertaking are: second year-returning Peer Assistant Leader, the new student athletics coordinator position on campus, and club leader of common ground. He is also the student liaison for the Wildcat Wellness partnership. He is very excited to be developing new initiatives that will help the campus grow. In his free time, Jon has been training to be a power lifter and hopes to compete in a major competition at some point in the future.
Tyler, known to his friends as T-Mac, is a senior in the Psychology program. Originally from Derry, New Hampshire, he graduated from Pinkerton Academy in 2013. As part of a desire to help new and incoming students at UNHM, Tyler became an Orientation Leader in 2015, and is now entering his second year as a Peer Assistant Leader. He is also the vice president of Be Involved, a community service club on campus. In his free time, Tyler likes to spend time with his friends and family. He also enjoys playing video games and watching various TV shows, and is a huge fan of comic books and superheroes.
Jenifer Nugent, "Jen" for short, is a sophomore pursuing a Nutritional Science degree with a concentration in Dietetics. She came to UNHM after attending Bedford High School. Her passions include cats, hiking, music, and volunteering. She made the goal as a first year student to be actively involved in her community. In addition to being a Peer Assistant Leader, she is an Office Assistant in the student services suite and Vice President of OurWorld. She also holds multiple jobs and volunteer activities outside of the university.
Olivia Regan, a graduate of Pelham High School, is a senior in the Psychology program. She normally goes by Olivia, but most of her peers call her "Liv" for short. Olivia has multiple positons on campus. Previously she served for two years as an Orientation Leader. This year will be her third year as Peer Assistant Leader and her second year as the Peer Associate Leader of the PAL team. She also works as an Office Assistant for the Academic Counseling Office in the Student Services Suite. When she’s not on campus you can find her taking a relaxing walk on Elm Street. In her last year of college, she looks forward to welcoming incoming first year and transfer students.
Natalie is currently a junior in the Psychology program. After graduation, she hopes to earn a Master’s in Social Work. Working with the elderly is one of her current passions and she hopes to work in the mental health field. As a student leader, Natalie loves to be a listening ear to all students. Her joy of life and helping people are guiding her through her well-loved academic and social journey at UNH Manchester.
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