Peer Mentor Match

Angela Glowacki (she/her)

Senior, Chinese and Community & Nonprofit Leadership (L&S)

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What I can share: I think I can be a great resource if someone has question regarding Chinese language courses or classes required for the Chinese major.

Fun fact about me: I was born in Jiangxi, China!

Ellie Scheirey (she/her)

Senior, Economics and Sociology Major, Chinese Professional Communication and Sports Communication Certificate (L&S)

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Languages studied: Chinese

What I can share: I feel I can give students guidance in choosing classes, balancing their schedules, and finding what they’re passionate about. I am going into my junior year still undecided and to many people this can be very stressful, so I would love to be able to listen to others and give advice. I keep a busy schedule, with two jobs and 3+ volunteer opportunities on top of my classes, so I believe I can share how I balance my schoolwork with my outside activities. I also have helpful tips on how to succeed in a language class, and how to study for challenging classes.

Fun fact about me: I love to travel. I have traveled to 3 different countries, and visited over half of the states in the US.

Thekla Ketcher (she/her)

Senior, Chinese and Psychology Major, Digital Studies Certificate (BA, Honors in L&S)

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Languages studied: Chinese and Ancient Greek and Latin in High School

What I can share: Having studied languages for awhile and experiencing the PSEO program at UMN -Twin Cities (college in high school), I understand what it is like as a high schooler to adapt to a college environment. I can provide detailed information on the Chinese program at UW-Madison (and UMN!) and provide guidance or suggestions if anyone needs it! In addition, I can give personal experience and information on scholarships or Chinese programs during the summer if students are curious or want to learn more about it.

Fun fact about me: I have received a shoutout by Pewdiepie and met the Barstool President!

Emma Kempf (she/her)

Senior, Chinese and International Studies Major, Environmental Studies Certificate (BA, L&S)

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Languages studied: Spanish and Chinese. I studied in Beijing my senior year in high school.

What I can share: Anything about studying Chinese, the Chinese major, the ALC community, and IIP (International Internship Program).

Fun fact about me: I speak Spanish.

Ariana Zins (she/her)

Junior, International Studies (Global Security Emphasis) and Chinese Major (L&S)

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Languages studied: Chinese

What I can share: I am a driven student who always has a hectic schedule. With this chaos, though, comes the need of being able to balance life, school, and relationships. As a person who has struggled and grown through the challenges of balancing those aspects, I believe that I can give insight to students on study tips, scheduling tips, & a listening ear as the importance of relationship with yourself & others is just as important as grades; I’d like to say even more important than grades. Additionally, I am on the track to becoming an officer in the Air Force through ROTC. Although times management can be tough, I want to show others that you can be driven, have a lots of goals, challenge yourself, be in clubs, and still be able to learn a new language while maintaining a lifestyle. I would love to help others while they also help me in growing to be better people at UW-Madison!

Fun fact about me: I have traveled to China and lived there for a year. While there, I got to see a lot of cool cities (Shanghai, Shen Zhen, Beijing, Tokyo, etc.), eat new foods, experience the culture and gone to some of the greatest tourist attractions such as The Great Wall of China & Tiananmen Square. These experiences has given me the passion & interest for the Asian Culture as well as being a native from China.

Erika Kay-Tsumagari (she/her)

Junior, Biochemistry (pre- PharmTox) and Japanese Major (BS, L&S)

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Languages studied: Japanese and Spanish

What I can share: As a freshman, I learned how to navigate a pretty busy STEM schedule and still pursue my interests in Japanese language. I am also taking a summer language course over summer 2021 and have just completed my application to study abroad in Japan for spring 2022. These are experiences that I would love to share about and help other students participate in these programs.

Fun fact about me: I have a very cute dog named Archibald 🙂

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