Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors Program Information

About the Program

The Peer Advisor is responsible for translating the overall philosophy and objectives of the George Mason University student experience into a practical and meaningful set of services, activities, and programs for Korea campus students. The Peer Advisor’s primary role is to serve as a helping or resource person, or both, for students, Mason Korea staff, and other University personnel. The Peer Advisor represents the Office of Student Affairs and is expected to promote an environment that fosters global-mindedness, educational achievement, and personal growth. The Peer Advisor will also provide help students so that they can be more engaged in the University’s various activities and events, such as special lectures and fostering cultural exchanges.

You are more than welcome to visit Peer Advisors and talk about issues or concerns you have. The Peer Advisor office is located in room G407, within the fourth floor’s Student Lounge in G408.

If you would like to find out more about being a Peer Advisor, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at mksa@gmu.edu.

Application Information

The Spring 2019 Peer Advisor Application is closed.

Meet Your Spring 2019 Peer Advisors

Courtney Brown-Douglas - A Sophomore in Marketing


Where is your hometown?
“New York City, New York, USA”

Why did you want to become a Peer Advisor?
“I wanted to become a peer advisor because it is a great opportunity to help students have the best college experience possible. I am really excited plan events to bring the Fairfax community and the GMUK community together!”

What are you looking forward to this semester?
“I’m looking forward to learning more about the korean culture and making lifelong friends.”

Jenny Kim - A Sophomore in Global Affairs

Where is your hometown?
“Seoul, South Korea”

Why did you want to become a Peer Advisor?
“I became a PA because I wanted to work closely with the students and be able to build a bridge between the student leaders and students so that everyone can feel comfortable to reach out to us.”

What are you looking forward to this semester?
“I am looking forward to working with professors and staffs to hear and report back any concerns that students may have and bring changes. I am also looking forward to creating events where both GMUK students as well as other schools can come together and participate!”

Would you like to add anything else?
“I was previously the RA for 2 semesters during my Sophomore year as well as Global Affairs major representative for 2018 Student Council. If you have any questions in regards to having issues within the dorms or within major, please feel free to come to me and ask me questions! I am more than happy to give help and answer all the questions you may have!”

Patricia Rios - A Junior in Business Management

Where is your hometown?
“Lecheria, Anzoategui (Venezuela)”

Why did you want to become a Peer Advisor?
“To work in building a closer relationship between the international and Korean students and also with the Korean community of the GMUK campus by designing activities in which they can network and learn new skills. In addition, I would like to help students by listening to their concerns and ideas and paying attention to what they wish to say. So please do not hesitate to visit me if you need help with personal and academic matters.”

What are you looking forward to this semester?
“To making new friendships, helping students adapt easily to the GMUK campus life, and planning fun and interesting events.”

Would you like to add anything else?
“I have previous experience as a psychology teacher assistant, which trained me in helping students during their experience of applying to university. In addition, my native language is Spanish and I am more than happy to help students practice their Spanish skills.”

Tana Nick - A Sophomore in Information Systems & Operations Management

Where is your hometown?
“Alexandria, VA, USA”

Why did you want to become a Peer Advisor?
“There are many reasons I became a PA, however, the most important to me is that I wanted to be more involved with the school and future activities that we’ll have on campus. It’s also a great way to meet people and since I already attended GMUK for a semester, I figured I could help any new students by being available for advice (& other info). I’m also a social butterfly and I believe I can produce the kind of lighthearted environment that will make it easier for international students to adjust.”

What are you looking forward to this semester?
“I’m excited to see all the things we’ll get done with the Chingu program. I hope we can expand our events to make it more inclusive of the other schools on our campus and also really fun for the Korean and International kids at GMUK.”

Would you like to add anything else?
Side note: I just recently switched to ISOM, but I was previously a GLOA major so if any students that are new to the GLOA program need advice, I’m around to help out.