Do you want helpful hints on how to do well in class, manage your time, avoid gaining the freshmen 15 and not get lost on the Boulder bus system? Then the ENVD Peer Mentor program is for you! Use this opportunity to get paired with an ENVD student who will be your guide and resource to the university, the ENVD program and your design classes. Get a Peer Mentor! 

This is a two-semester program for freshmen and transfer students where mentors develop one-on-one relationships with their mentees to help guide them through the challenges and obstacles of transitioning into college, tackling the ENVD curriculum and learning how to navigate university life.

The ENVD Peer Mentor program is a certified international mentor training program through the College Reading & Learning Association where mentors can earn professional certification by completing 15 hours of training and 50 hours of mentoring experience.


Contact
Dylan West
Academic Advising Coordinator
303.735.1115

Winter Roybal
Peer Mentor Program Student Coordinator


Meet our Peer Mentors

Winter RoybalWinter Marie Roybal

Hometown: Pueblo, CO

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: ENVD - Planning

Favorite part about CU/major: All of the fun opportunities ie. speeches, etc.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: shopping, reading, sewing, dancing, eating, watching Netflix

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Musicals, alternative/pop (Justin Bieber, Weezer, Phoenix, Mowglier, Florence and the Machine, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Lana del Rey, Ingrid Michaelson, Ben Folds)

Movie/TV show? Carrie Diaries, Gilmore Girls, Parks & Rec, Glee, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Book? Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

What you want to do when you graduate: work in DC for Department of Interior


Kyle BurdsKyle Burds

Hometown: Thornton, CO

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: ENVD, Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: The community is great.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: drawing, piano, yoga, SALA, AIAS

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? indie

Movie/TV show? Good Will Hunting

Book? Catcher in the Rye

What you want to do when you graduate: Travel, but I’ll probably work...

 


Madison CastelloMadison Castello

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: I love the studio culture, my friends, and the staff. I also love how beautiful the campus is!

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: hiking, running, Netflix, eating, baking, traveling (especially to Germany), DWB, EDSG, art, and watching scary movies.

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Any music (my favorite band is Twenty One Pilots and Fort Minor)

Movie/TV show? Sooo many! Scrubs, Smallville, Parks & Rec, New Girl

Book? I’m not sure about favorite book, but favorite author is Nicholas Sparks (mushy love stories are the best! I just read The Book Thief and it was pretty good.)


Dean ChrisafisConstantine Chrisafis

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Grade level: Second-year

Major/Specialization: Urban Planning

Favorite part about CU/major: The community

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: Drawing, running, working out

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Musical theater

Movie/TV show? Avatar the Last Airbender

What you want to do when you graduate: Research urban issues in other countries and how the US can learn from other countries

 


Tori CivitelloTori Civitello

Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ

Grade level: Second-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: My favorite part is studio, being able to build, draw and work with my hands.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: I am a member of the Colorado Crew team, and I work at Starbucks. I also enjoy running and hiking and reading.

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Classic rock. My favorite band would be Journey.

Movie/TV show? The Devil Wears Prada

Book? Catcher in the Rye

What you want to do when you graduate: I would like to work for a firm or travel for a year.


Ann DangAnn Dang

Hometown: Thornton, CO

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: The studio culture and supportive staff and faculty

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: AIAS, SALA, DWB, swing dancing, painting, playing the piano/violin

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Any type of music besides country

Movie/TV show? A Walk to Remember, Room

Book? The Paris Architect, One Plus One

What you want to do when you graduate: Become an architect


Nicholas DefariaNicholas Thibaudier Koehler De Faria

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Grade level: Junior/Third year

Major/Specialization: Landscape Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: The opportunity to think outside of the box while allowing my creative talent to take me anywhere. Surprising my professors in every project while taking on their knowledge and translating it into my own work. And, MODEL MAKING, it’s the coolest!

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: Traveling, traveling, traveling did I say TRAVELING? Attempting to spend all my free time developing my personal skills in the trade of ART and HAPPINESS. Along with spending most of my spare time outdoors. Photography, camping, hiking, snowboarding, surfing.

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? blues/electronic Artist: Shaky Graves

Movie/Tv Show? Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, How Much Does Your Building Weigh Mr. Foster, My Eyes Won’t Dry: by Brian Conley

Book: Thoreau: I to MYSELF by Yale, Thai Stick by Maguire & Ritter, How to win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

What you want to do when you graduate: I Would like the opportunity to build my own firm, with the help of a few KEY individuals that I have studied with in ENVD. TRAVEL the world and attempt to spend the rest of my life enjoying my life and smiling.


Megan DeliaMegan D’Elia

Hometown: Chester, NJ

Grade level: Second-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: The close ENVD community.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: running, hiking

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Dave Matthews

Movie/TV show? The Office

Book? Magnolia Story

What you want to do when you graduate: Design my own buildings and homes

 


Grant MathewGrant Harrop

Hometown: Boulder, CO

Grade level: Second-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: The individuality of the program — everyone has their own way and it's important to understand that.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: Hiking, traveling the world, and meeting new people.

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? I love all music!!

Movie/TV show? Game of Thrones

Book? Crime and Punishment

What you want to do when you graduate: Find a job that allows me to travel the world and design.


Bradleigh JenkinsBradleigh Jenkins

Hometown: Lafayette, CO

Grade level: Second-year

Major/Specialization: Planning

Favorite part about CU/major: People are really passionate, and I’m always meeting funny, interesting people.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: Running, knitting, painting, camping, napping

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Anything new… except country or death metal

Movie/TV show? Parks & Rec

Book? Little Bee by Chris Cleave

What you want to do when you graduate: I’d love to work in some field related to sustainable food/agriculture - very interested in the public health sector.


Alexa LehrerAlexa Lehrer

Hometown: Centennial, Colorado

Grade level: Second-year

Major/Specialization: Environmental Design (Architecture)

Favorite part about CU/major: Studio projects and amazing ENVD peers

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: Alpha Phi sorority, model at Donna Baldwin Agency, runner, dancer, love hanging out with my friends!

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? The Beatles, Macklemore, anything Indie Rock

Movie/TV show? Mean Girls, Spongebob, Friends, New Girl

Book? The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices

What you want to do when you graduate: I want to work for an architecture firm and then eventually start my own.


Dan LiuDan Liu

Hometown: China

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: people

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: sing, food, pets, chilling, cooking, friends, movies, comics

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Pop music - The Weeknd

Movie/TV show? I like Marvel. Maybe Skins

Book? Novels

What you want to do when you graduate: Grad school/travel

 


Zoe PetersZoë Peters

Hometown: Parker, CO

Grade level: Second-year

Major/Specialization: ENVD/Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: I like Boulder. The ENVD projects are fun.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: running, skiing, hiking, drawing

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Rap, alternative

Movie/TV show? Step Brothers, The Office

Book? The Great Gatsby

What you want to do when you graduate: grad school

 


Rebecca RandolphBecca Randolph

Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (and South Fork, Colorado)

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: Environmental Design (probably landscape architecture)

Favorite part about CU/major: I love the community that ENVD has. It’s a smaller college than others, and I love seeing familiar faces in classes and having friends in my program.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: hiking, camping, backpacking, playing soccer, camping, being outside and hanging out with my family and friends! (Also--spending money on good food :))

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Country music is my jam

Movie/TV show? Recently I was introduced to Lord of the Rings and fell in love. TV show-- probably Friends! I don’t watch a lot of TV though.

Book? I sadly haven’t read in a while, but I love the Harry Potter Series.

What you want to do when you graduate: Not exactly sure yet, but something with design, environment, and teaching. We will see! I am planning a trip to Europe for right after graduation though since I am not studying abroad.


Kate SectorKate Sector

Hometown: Huntington, Massachusetts

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: friends, staff, and studio culture!Hobbies/Extracurriculars: AIAS, DWB, SALA, photography, ceramics, ultimate frisbee, hiking, running, eating, and sleeping

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Anything except screamo and country

Movie/TV show? New Girl, Labyrinth with David Bowie, Fast and Furious movies

Book? The Paris Architect

What you want to do when you graduate: travel!


Emily ShermanEmily Sherman

Hometown: San Diego, Chula Vista, CA

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture (ENVD)

Favorite part about CU/major: The Flatirons/hiking

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: running, soccer, hiking, netflix

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Alternative

Movie/TV show? Game of Thrones, Friends, Parks & Rec, Westworld, Bob’s Burgers

Book? Gone Girl, Girl on the Train, The Collector, thrillers

What you want to do when you graduate: go to grad school


Erick SherwoodErick Gudvangen-Sherwood

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: I really like collaborating with staff and students.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: Running, hiking, pretending to be a photographer, netflix

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? No comment. I like all genres.

Movie/TV show? The West Wing and House of Cards

What you want to do when you graduate: grad school and/or law school

 


Elyse SkinnerElyse Skinner

Hometown: Littleton, CO

Grade level: Fourth-year

Major/Specialization: Design Studies

Favorite part about CU/major: I love the ENVD community, students, staff, and family! They are all so wonderful and supportive.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: singing, dancing, theater, the sound of cold chocolate breaking, eating, sleeping, being bad at sports, art

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Indie! Oh Hello’s

Movie/TV show? The Office, When Harry Met Sally

Book? The Little Prince (best children/adult book ever)

What you want to do when you graduate: My dream is to be Dylan West. And then work designing museums, zoos, theme parks, etc!


Sara TaketatsuSara Taketatsu

Hometown: Antonito, CO

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: The community!

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: Backpacking, reading, fitness, cooking

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? uhhh..

Movie/TV show? The Princess Bride

Book? The Alchemist

What you want to do when you graduate: I want to work for a few years and then go to graduate school for architecture.


Cody ThurstonCody Thurston

Hometown: Eagle, Colorado

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: ENVD- Design Studies

Favorite part about CU/major: My favorite part about my major is the combination of artistic and critical thinking. It is very unique!

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: On campus, I am in art clubs and dance clubs. Most weekends though, I like to camp and slackline in the mountains. 

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Secretly wish I in Blink 182.

Movie/TV show? Good Will Hunting/The Office

Book? The Sun Also Rises

What you want to do when you graduate: Work for Google ;)