GPS Peer Mentors & TAs

Alexis Bauer

Hi, I’m Lexi! I am going to be the Peer Mentor for Professor Ham’s “Education in Literature and Film” course. I am a sophomore majoring in Democracy and Justice Studies with an emphasis in Women and Gender Studies. After graduation, I plan to go to Law School. I also work in the University Union on campus. I love taking pictures, playing with puppies, and my favorite color is blue. I’m super excited to work in the GPS program, as it was so beneficial to me in my first year and I can’t wait to help others get those valuable experiences as well.


Hallie Bocek

I was born and raised in Wisconsin, living in Racine for most of my life. I attended South Milwaukee High School and graduated in 2016. In high school I played softball for 2 years and swam on varsity for 4 years. Swimming has always been a big part of my life, I've been swimming competitively since I was 6 years old up until my senior year of high school. I currently work at a doggie daycare, boarding, and training facility during breaks. I have service dog named Mhysa which allows her to stay on campus with me. Like many students on campus she has to transition into a new lifestyle which could take her a while so I ask you to please be respectful of her space when she is with me. I am planning on majoring in Human Biology with an emphasis in Health Sciences and possible minoring in Chemistry. After I complete my 4 years at UWGB I plan on going to medical school to receive my Doctorate in Pathology.


Abigail Engelbert

I am Abigail Englebert, a senior here at UW-Green Bay studying Biology with and emphasis in Ecology and Conservation, along with minors in Environmental Science and Education. I'm originally from here in Green Bay, so I know the area pretty well. I love working with first year students to help get them connected as well as make sure they have all the necessary resources to be as successful as they can here at the University!


Anna Hoesley

Hello! My name is Anna and I am the Peer Mentor for the Calvin and Hobbes First Year Seminar (FYS) with Dr. Martin. I am a senior double majoring in Philosophy and Environmental Policy and Planning with an emphasis in Planning. In my free time, I love getting involved on campus, talking with friends, watching comedy (on the screen and in person), and participating in outdoor activities (biking, hiking, rollerblading, etc.). I was in the Calvin and Hobbes FYS as a first-year student. The class not only made me aware of the resources I had available to me to become a successful student, but also gave me a deeper understanding of myself and the world. My hope is to pass on this knowledge to the new students and to be a resource to them in their first year of college.


Madeline Jensen

Hi there! My name is Maddie, and I’m a junior here with majors in Democracy and Justice Studies and Political Science, with minors in German and Education. If you're taking We Need to Talk with Dr. Staudinger, I'll be your Peer Mentor! I'm so excited to work with you all this next year. GPS is fun!! In my free time, I’m probably hanging out in the Pride Center or rock climbing at the Kress or playing video games or knitting.


Heather Roberts

Hey, I’m Heather! I am a super-senior (5th year) from Florence, Wisconsin majoring in music with emphases in the Triple Licensure for Choral, Instrumental and General Music Education. I will be the peer mentor for Dr. Gaines’ Exploring the Jazz Loft, First Year Seminar. This is my first time as a peer mentor in the GPS program. I am the music director for UWGB Catholic Campus Ministry and piano accompanist at St. Mary's back home in Florence. In my free time, I enjoy being with my family, friends and Brittany-Spaniel, Ace, reading novels and ballroom dancing. My favorite color is purple.


Bao Nhia Xiong

Hello! My name is Bao Nhia Xiong and I will be the peer mentor for Dr. Meinhardt’s class, Art and Science. I am majoring in Human Biology with an emphasis in health science and minoring in both psychology and chemistry. I’m a little quirky and super clumsy so if you see me tripping in the hallway or dropping my silverware in the dining hall don’t mind me. I don’t have a lot of hobbies because I am always either working on homework, complaining about having to work on homework and studying, or napping. But trust me this is not all that there is to college life! There is more to it than napping so open your mind to the different doors you have yet to open!



Linnea Zintman

My name is Linnea Zintman and I am a junior here at UWGB. I have a double major in History and Democracy and Justice Studies with an emphasis in Law and Justice, and minor in Sociology. After I graduate, I hope to attend law school. On campus, I am involved with Student Government Association, Residence Hall and Apartment Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, and Habitat for Humanity. I was also a Resident Assistant for a year. I was in GPS my freshman year, and my favorite part was the support structure that was built within the program. The community feeling on this campus is rare and it fosters connections that really help students develop, and I am so grateful to be in this environment. I hope to be able to support incoming freshman the way my peer mentor, and this university, has supported me.


Azizeh Egerer

Hi everyone! My name is Azizeh Egerer and I am a sophomore here at UWGB. I am majoring in Biology with an Animal Emphasis, and a minor in Applied Human Biology, as well as a pre-veterinary medicine track. I am hoping to become a Veterinarian in the future and get to live out my dream of working with animals every day! I am originally from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and I came to the United States in August 2016 to study at UWGB. I have loved every minute of it and can gladly say that I chose a fantastic College to attend. I was a part of the GPS Program last year and it was an extremely valuable program to be involved in, and I look forward to being part of the GPS team this year. On another note, in my free time I enjoy hiking, listening to music, playing the violin, horse riding, and just being around friends! I love helping people, so please always feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about biology or college life in general!



Alison Klein

My name is Alison Klein. I am from the small rural town of Belmont Wisconsin, which is about four hours from Green Bay. I have two younger brothers which I love to death. I am a Psychology major, emphasis in mental health and counseling. I have a double minor in Human Biology and Human Development. I am very excited to be your Intro to Human Biology TA in the fall. Dr. Meinhardt was my GPS mentor last year and he's great!



Emelie Sullivan

My name is Emelie and I will be graduating December 2017 with a degree in Human Biology- Nutrition/Dietetics Emphasis. I hope to go on to graduate school for Public Health and pursue my RD credential with an official Internship next year, or work a year through the FoodCorps program planting school gardens. In my free time, I'm playing video games, reading, looking at pictures of dogs, or training in Weightlifting. I can't wait to meet everyone!


Allison Susnik

Hello everyone! My name is Allison Susnik, but most people call me Ally. I am a Junior here at UWGB. I am majoring in Education with a minor in Human Development. My aspiration is to become an elementary school teacher one day. On campus, I am a member of Phi Eta Sigma and Aspiring Educators. This will be my second year as a TOSS TA and third year in the GPS Program, for I was a part of the first-year seminar “That’s So Gay” my freshman year. I am excited to use this position to gain more experience working with a diverse group of students and expand my support for the GPS Program. On a personal note, I enjoy kayaking, working out, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family. If you have any questions about the program or anything in general, feel free to shoot me an email at I look forward to meeting you all!


Emily Bangen

I am a junior studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Human Resources and a minor in Political Science. I am the treasurer and social media chair for the Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority on campus. In my free time I enjoy playing intramurals and volunteering.


Jared Gagner

I am a non-traditional student double majoring in Political Science and Democracy and Justice Studies with a Philosophy minor. I enjoy engaging in healthy debates over all sorts of issues, and am constantly trying to expand my horizons. I am an avid gamer and escape room enthusiast who is always down for a good challenge.


Jenna Kust

Hi! My name is Jenna Kust, and I will be a TA for American government and politics class this fall. I am a junior at UWGB majoring in Political Science with a minor in Global studies. My future plans are to go to graduate school for international relations. I was born and raised in Green Bay. I am a huge Packers fan and I have two cats named Oreo and Ernie. Besides being a TA, I am also a supervisor at the Packers Pro Shop. In my free time, I enjoy going on outdoor adventures, reading and watching Netflix.


Kristen Woodard

Hi, I'm Kristen Woodard from Bloomington-Normal, Illinois and I am a TA for American Government and Politics! I am majoring in Political Science and Democracy and Justice Studies as well as minoring in History and Global Studies. In the summer time I am a cheer instructor at camps for high school cheerleaders and when I'm not doing that or studying I'm probably singing or dancing somewhere doing musical theatre. I'm so excited to be your TA this year and I can't wait to get to know all of you!