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Meet the Coaches

Our peer coaches offer one-to-one academic coaching personalized to each student's needs. Meet the team below.

Anne Hardy

Anne Hardy

MEAS, Class of 2021

What I wish I'd known as a first year: Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Favorite thing about NU: Fall in Evanston

Fun Fact: I taught guitar lessons in high school

Best piece of advice you've ever received: Don’t procrastinate!

Jennifer Kilmer

Jennifer Kilmer

WCAS, Class of 2020

What I wish I'd known as a first year: That everyone on this campus struggles in their classes, especially in pre-med. A lot of students pretend the classes are easy, but are struggling internally. Knowing I wasn't the only one feeling the way I did would have helped immensely.

Favorite thing about NU: Everyone you meet comes from vastly different backgrounds, and it’s so fun to learn about what makes everyone at NU so unique.

Favorite Sweet/Savory Treat: Any type of non-chocolate candy/cheese fries!!

Best piece of advice you've ever received: Anytime my dad is saying goodbye to me, he always reminds me to “be somebody” – it motivates me to be the best person I can possibly be.

Nikol Kralimarkova

Nikol Kralimarkova

WCAS, Class of 2021

What I wish I'd known as a first year: That there are SO many resources that are there to help me, be it academically, psychologically or financially. And that it’s so easy to get in touch with them.

Favorite thing about NU: Northwestern is so diverse in terms of people, ideas, opportunities! I love the freedom it gives us to pursue what we want and explore while also staying on track.

Fun Fact: I’m from Bulgaria and I love traveling!

Best piece of advice you've ever received: Be patient with yourself and give yourself time to rest and recover because you’re the only person in the position to do that.

Maxwell Lee

Maxwell Lee

WCAS, Class of 2021

What I wish I'd known as a first year: I wish I had known that not everyone is perfect. Everyone is going through the same struggles, academically and socially, despite it often feeling like you’re alone in your hardship. I wish that I had known that other people were in the same boat as me, as it may have emboldened me to reach out more, and go forward with more confidence.

Favorite restaurant in Evanston: 10Q Chicken

Fun Fact: I cut hair as a side hobby/job

Best piece of advice you've ever received: “This too shall pass”. Passed onto me by my preschool teacher and since reiterated by my mom. Got me through a lot of really hard times at Northwestern. It is so easy to be overwhelmed by the pervasive pressure to succeed, but remembering that life goes on is crucial to good mental health. Everything will work out!

Manal Mohiuddin

Manal Mohiuddin

WCAS, Class of 2021

What I wish I'd known as a first year: I wish I knew that being premed does not mean that I cannot explore my interests and find what I'm passionate about learning. The possibilities are virtually endless!

Favorite place to study on campus: Mudd!

Favorite show right now: Modern Family

Best piece of advice you've ever received: Comparison is the thief of joy.

Emamoke Oshobe

Emamoke Oshobe

WCAS, Class of 2021

What I wish I'd known as a first year: Not everyone has everything together. A lot of people pretend that they're just acing their classes and life is going great but that's not actually the case. It's okay if you feel like you're struggling because a lot of your peers are as well. The only thing that matters is getting the help you need whether it be academic, mental, or physical.

Fun Fact: I like to sing!

Favorite show right now: How to Get Away with Murder

Best piece of advice you've ever received: Stop comparing yourself to other people because we all have different paths.

Trent Steelman

Trent Steelman

WCAS, Class of 2020

What I wish I'd known as a first year: I wish I'd known that there are a ton of resources on campus to help with virtually any problem I might have, and people are happy to help almost all of the time.

My biggest academic challenge: I struggled greatly with keeping up with the material in my math class the first quarter. I stayed with it and tried several different strategies until I was able to feel successful.

Fun Fact: I am a trumpet player.

Best piece of advice I've ever received: If you don't have passion, you have nothing at all.

Michael Zhou

Michael Zhou

Medill/WCAS, Class of 2021

What I wish I'd known as a first year: How to be alone. It’s tough to sit yourself down and study/do work by yourself when everyone else is out having fun, but it’s absolutely necessary for academic success.

Favorite thing about NU: The quarter system allows us to take a lot more classes than other schools, which helps us take a bunch of classes in different areas to find what we’re really interested in.

Fun Fact: I was born in Canada.

Favorite restaurant in Evanston: Joy Yees or Mumbai Indian Grill