Academic Fellows

Each residential college has an academic fellows or mentors society—an honorary service organization dedicated to the promotion of intellectual and scholastic endeavors. Jones Fellows are juniors and seniors who have proven academic achievement, college citizenship, an interest in academic life of Jones college, and a willingness to help fellow students. Perhaps most importantly, they are a group of students who have excelled in their respective disciplines and who are willing to offer aid to whoever should need it.

The Jones Academic Fellows:

  • Serve as tutors, peer editors, and mentors for fellow Jonesians
  • Provide academic assistance through review sessions and individual tutoring sessions
  • Provide information about post-graduation opportunities by connecting students to knowledgable community members within a particular field
  • Host talks from faculty members or associates concerning a current event or a topic of interest to the Jones community

Unlike the PAAs, Fellows do not specialize in academic advising, meaning they are not generally experts on class selection or scheduling. Rather, the Academic Fellows are people who have taken and aced that difficult introductory course which keeps you up late on a Saturday night, and they want to help you succeed in it as well. Feel free to contact any of your Fellows whenever you may need them!

Jones Academic Fellows 2017-2018

Peer Academic Advisors (PAAs)

Serving as liaisons for the Office of Academic Advising, PAAs are students at each college that have been broadly trained in numerous areas of academics here at Rice.  Generally speaking, your college PAA team coordinates numerous group and individual activities that attempt to strengthen the academic vitality of your residential college. You may find yourself seeking the advice of a PAA about:

  • General graduation requirements
  • Specific classes
  • Research opportunities
  • Studying abroad
  • Professional school requirements
  • Or any topic as it relates to academics

Remember, even if a particular PAA cannot answer each and every one of your detailed questions, they can at least serve as a helpful resource to point you in the right direction of someone else that can.  As you become more familiar with academics here at Rice, we hope you begin to understand that academics, learning, and especially advising are all ongoing dynamic conversations that involve multiple perspectives and not just a prescription for registrations.

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Jones Peer Academic Advisors 2017-2018

Name Fellowing Email Year
Austin Bae COMP Senior
Justin Bernard MATH 212, MECH 211 Senior
Anna Cowan MATH 211 Junior
Amber Dai PSYC 101 Junior
Naomi Eigbe MATH 101, FREN 141 Junior
Mikey Foster EBIO 202, 213, 325, 334 Senior
Jovany Franco BIOC 201, 301 Senior
YaeJee Hong LING 200, NEUR 380, PSYC 203, ARAB 141 Senior
Alex Hwang PHYS 101, 102 Junior
Laurel Kim Writing Junior
Hendrik Lintel ECON 100, 200 Senior
Alex Lu CAAM 210, BIOE 252 Junior
Shaian Mohammadian Technical/Scientific Writing, Research, Head Fellow Senior
Minh Nguyen CHBE 303 Senior
Madeleine O'Brien KINE 300, 301 Junior
Rohan Palanki CHEM 121, 122, BIOE 252 Junior
Jenny Ren BIOC 301 Senior
Dhanatcha Sadetaporn CHEM Classes/labs, BIOC 301 Senior
Ameesh Shah COMP, SPAN up to 322 Junior
Sreesh Shenoy BUSI 305, Head Fellow Junior
Evan Toler STAT 280, STAT 310 Senior
Bailey Tulloch Writing, Head Fellow Senior
Julianne Wey Writing, Senior
Alexis Williams MATH 102 Junior
Teddy Zhang CHEM 211, 212 Junior

Rice Health Advisors (RHAs)

Hey Jones! We are your Rice Health Advisors, a peer resource trained to assist you with wellbeing needs in college. We’ve all participated  in a semester-long class at Rice to  receive training  and receive on-going training throughout the year on the following topics:  

  • Mental Health
  • Drugs & Addiction
  • Body Image & Wellness
  • Nutritional Wellness & Exercise
  • Sexual Wellness & Healthy Sexuality
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Time Management
  • Stress & Self-Care
  • Roommate Relationships
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Active Bystander Training
  • Ally Training

We work closely with the Rice Counseling and Wellness Centers (and our A-Team!) in order to provide direct support to our college through year-long programming, one-on-one support, and office hours concerning anything and everything related to your wellbeing! Although we have designated office hour times, you can reach out to us individually at any time. Our intention with office hours is to provide clear opportunities for students to come to us if they are hesitant about reaching out to us at a random time. But seriously, reach out whenever!

We are well trained, but we are not experts. So, if there’s something we don’t know about, we’ll know who to refer you to instead and support you through the process. We handle all conversations with confidentiality unless we see a peer in a situation of immediate danger.

RHAs are also stocked with: bandages, pain relievers, ear plugs, condoms, cough drops, tampons, pads, cool packs, heating pads, antacids, and thermometers. These resources are available at anytime, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Feel free to text us or message us on Facebook when you need anything, we are here for you

Jones Rice Health Advisors 2017-2018

Name Major Email Year
Anveet Janwandar Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Business Minor, Pre-med Senior
Caroline Lee Cognitive Sciences, Policy Studies, Biochemistry and Cell Biology minor, Pre-Health Junior
Evan Toler Statistics, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Pre-Graduate Senior
Naomi Eigbe Computer Sicence, Psychology, Pre-Graduate Senior
Kristen Hickey Anthropology, English Sophomore
Shami Mosley English, Computer Science, Business minor, Pre-Law, Pre-Business Sophomore
Justin Bernard Mechanical Engineering, Visual and Dramatic Arts Senior
Alex Hwang Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics minor, Pre-Graduate Junior
Zoe Levert Psychology, Business minor, Pre-Graduate Junior
Tianyang Liang Bioengineering, Business minor, Pre-Med Sophomore
Andrew Ligeralde Chemistry, Pre-Graduate Senior
Sean Liu Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Business minor, Pre-Med Senior
Alfonso Morera Electrical and Computer Engineering, Business minor Junior
Minh Nguyen Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Business minor Senior
Jose Pacheco Electrical and Computer Engineering Sophomore
Tipwarin Phongmekhin Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Neuroscience minor, Pre-Health Sophomore
Jenny Ren Economics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Pre-med Senior
Ameesh Shah Computer Science, Statistics, Pre-Graduate Junior
Sreesh Shenoy Mathematical Economic Analysis, Business minor, Pre-Business Junior
Annie Turney Cognitive Science, Biochemistry and Cell Biology minor, Pre-Med

STRIVE Liaisons

STRIVE Coalition is a dedicated group of students who have come together to address sexual and domestic violence on campus. We envision a world that is free from inequality and violence, where every person experiences sexuality and relationships in healthy and positive ways. Liaisons are specially trained students who host prevention activities and seek to support students by providing information about resources available on and off campus.

Jones STRIVE Liaisons 2017-2018

Name Phone Number Email Room Office Hours
Reilly Brooks 817-313-7422 Off Campus
Sarah Asson 847-770-3570 4S Singles Suite
Grant Chambers 870-377-3084 Off Campus
Josh Perez 210-240-9328 222 T/Th 2-4 PM
Chiderz Ezuma-Igwe 919-627-0627 428
Kristen Hickey 484-788-5037 220

Peer Career Advisors

Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are a group of student volunteers who are selected through an application and interview process. They serve as ambassadors to undergraduates and play a valuable role in supporting the Center for Career Development. PCAs reinforce the knowledge, skills, and resources offered through the CCD. PCAs are specially trained to assist you with the following topics:

  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Job and internship basics
  • Using our online resources including RICElink and Vault
  • Understanding CCD services

Jones PCAs 2017-2018

Name Room Number Email Phone number Year
Daisy Gray 422 919-800-8282 Junior
Alexis Williams 322 703-901-5573 Junior
Name Major Email Year
Deepika Narayanan Cognitive Science, Biochemistry (minor), Neuroscience (minor) Junior
Manuel Pacheco Electrical engineering Sophomore