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.

For more information, visit http://oaa.rice.edu/.

Jones Peer Academic Advisors 2017-2018

Name Fellowing Email Year
Austin Bae COMP akb5@rice.edu Senior
Justin Bernard MATH 212, MECH 211 jkb9@rice.edu Senior
Anna Cowan MATH 211 acc15@rice.edu Junior
Amber Dai PSYC 101 asd2@rice.edu Junior
Naomi Eigbe MATH 101, FREN 141 nee1@rice.edu Junior
Mikey Foster EBIO 202, 213, 325, 334 mjf10@rice.edu Senior
Jovany Franco BIOC 201, 301 jjf4@rice.edu Senior
YaeJee Hong LING 200, NEUR 380, PSYC 203, ARAB 141 yaejee@rice.edu Senior
Alex Hwang PHYS 101, 102 ayh5@rice.edu Junior
Laurel Kim Writing lkk1@rice.edu Junior
Hendrik Lintel ECON 100, 200 hal8@rice.edu Senior
Alex Lu CAAM 210, BIOE 252 ayl4@rice.edu Junior
Shaian Mohammadian Technical/Scientific Writing, Research, Head Fellow sm78@rice.edu Senior
Minh Nguyen CHBE 303 mn31@rice.edu Senior
Madeleine O'Brien KINE 300, 301 mao3@rice.edu Junior
Rohan Palanki CHEM 121, 122, BIOE 252 rb43@rice.edu Junior
Jenny Ren BIOC 301 jlr9@rice.edu Senior
Dhanatcha Sadetaporn CHEM Classes/labs, BIOC 301 ds46@rice.edu Senior
Ameesh Shah COMP, SPAN up to 322 ars7@rice.edu Junior
Sreesh Shenoy BUSI 305, Head Fellow sss9@rice.edu Junior
Evan Toler STAT 280, STAT 310 eht2@rice.edu Senior
Bailey Tulloch Writing, Head Fellow bct4@rice.edu Senior
Julianne Wey Writing, jsw7@rice.edu Senior
Alexis Williams MATH 102 akw7@rice.edu Junior
Teddy Zhang CHEM 211, 212 tsz1@rice.edu 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 asj2@rice.edu Senior
Caroline Lee Cognitive Sciences, Policy Studies, Biochemistry and Cell Biology minor, Pre-Health chl1@rice.edu Junior
Evan Toler Statistics, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Pre-Graduate eht2@rice.edu Senior
Naomi Eigbe Computer Sicence, Psychology, Pre-Graduate nee1@rice.edu Senior
Kristen Hickey Anthropology, English klh9@rice.edu Sophomore
Shami Mosley English, Computer Science, Business minor, Pre-Law, Pre-Business smm25@rice.edu Sophomore
Justin Bernard Mechanical Engineering, Visual and Dramatic Arts jkb9@rice.edu Senior
Alex Hwang Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics minor, Pre-Graduate ayh5@rice.edu Junior
Zoe Levert Psychology, Business minor, Pre-Graduate zml1@rice.edu Junior
Tianyang Liang Bioengineering, Business minor, Pre-Med tl42@rice.edu Sophomore
Andrew Ligeralde Chemistry, Pre-Graduate adl4@rice.edu Senior
Sean Liu Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Business minor, Pre-Med sml12@rice.edu Senior
Alfonso Morera Electrical and Computer Engineering, Business minor am108@rice.edu Junior
Minh Nguyen Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Business minor mpn3@rice.edu Senior
Jose Pacheco Electrical and Computer Engineering jmp11@rice.edu Sophomore
Tipwarin Phongmekhin Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Neuroscience minor, Pre-Health tp26@rice.edu Sophomore
Jenny Ren Economics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Pre-med jlr9@rice.edu Senior
Ameesh Shah Computer Science, Statistics, Pre-Graduate ars7@rice.edu Junior
Sreesh Shenoy Mathematical Economic Analysis, Business minor, Pre-Business sss9@rice.edu Junior
Annie Turney Cognitive Science, Biochemistry and Cell Biology minor, Pre-Med sss9@rice.edu

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 rrb5@rice.edu Off Campus
Sarah Asson 847-770-3570 sja3@rice.edu 4S Singles Suite
Grant Chambers 870-377-3084 hgc1@rice.edu Off Campus
Josh Perez 210-240-9328 jap14@rice.edu 222 T/Th 2-4 PM
Chiderz Ezuma-Igwe 919-627-0627 coe1@rice.edu 428
Kristen Hickey 484-788-5037 klh9@rice.edu 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 drg4@rice.edu 919-800-8282 Junior
Alexis Williams 322 akw7@rice.edu 703-901-5573 Junior
Name Major Email Year
Deepika Narayanan Cognitive Science, Biochemistry (minor), Neuroscience (minor) dn19@rice.edu Junior
Manuel Pacheco Electrical engineering jmp11@rice.edu Sophomore