PEER Leaders

PEER Leaders are a cadre of student leaders who are helping to improve the UW College of Engineering by creating positive change toward a more inclusive engineering environment.

PEER Leaders engage faculty, staff and fellow students through presentations that describe how the PEERs seminar, coupled with their own course work, prepare them for their future as engineering leaders.

The presentations highlight what the students have learned about diversity in science and engineering, the impact of unconscious bias, stereotypes, privilege, engaging the community and building allies to support all students succeeding in engineering.

Past presentations have ranged from brief introductory presentations to 90 minute workshops.

Bring PEER Leaders to Your Organization - PEER Leaders are available to present at student society meetings, faculty meetings, conferences, workshops, and a variety of other events. To schedule a PEER Leaders presentation, contact Joyce Yen at

Visit the PEERs Facebook page!
PEERs leaders created a Facebook page to encourage greater engagement with the PEERs program and dissemination of topics regarding diversity in science and engineering. Visit the page here!

View PEER Leader Presentations - Past PEER Leader presentations are available on-line.
Note: Presentations are offered in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view. If you require an alternate format, please e-mail us your request.

Become a PEER Leader - PEER Leaders must complete the Fall PEERs seminar to be eligible. If you are a student and are interested in becoming a PEER Leader, visit our course page to learn more about enrolling.

Our PEER Leaders program is modeled after Michigan's ADVANCE Science and Technology Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence, or STRIDE.

Watch the PEERs Leaders presentation about diversity and engineering from the 2012 Women in Science and Engineering Conference below.

This year the PEERs Leaders created a series of raps about engineering and diversity. Please listen to them below:

Introductory Rap

Fresh Prince of UNfair Rap

Unconscious Bias Rap



2016 PEER Leaders

  • Mayoore Jaiswal, Electrical Engineering
  • Kate Schultz, Chemical Engineering
  • Lily Berger, Materials Science & Engineering

Past PEER Leaders

  • Edison Amah, Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Shiri Azenkot, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Cezanne Camacho, Electrical Engineering
  • Leslie Cornaby, Bioengineering
  • Nuvala Fomban, Bioengineering
  • Anna Gillan, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Abdulkadir Idris, Pre-Engineering
  • Dale Jackson, Electrical Engineering
  • Jennifer Kang, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Ila Kuntum, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Serena Lam, Electrical Engineering
  • Ahlmahz Negash, Electrical Engineering
  • Elise Neroutsos, Pre-Engineering
  • Christina Paz, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Victoria Rodriguez, Bioengineering
  • Carmen Rodriguez, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Rachel Rosenzweig, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Kimberlee Sing, Chemical Engineering
  • Tanner Smith, Pre-engineering
  • Megan Torkildson, Human Centered Design & Engineering
  • Rafael Vertido, Pre-Engineering
  • Quoc-Anh Vu, Electrical Engineering

Recent PEER Leader Presentations

October 28, 2014
Exploring Engineering

October 22, 2014
Exploring Engineering

September 17, 2014
UW College of Engineering STARS Program

July 8, 2014
UW College of Engineering Math Academy

July 1, 2014
2014 WiSE UP Program

June 12, 2014
Roosevelt High School Robotics Club

June, 2014
High School Project Consultation

February 10, 2014
UW Empowerment Through Education

November 21, 2013

October 22, 2013

October 21, 2013
UW STEM Bridge

October 9, 2013
Engineering for Society course

September 6, 2013
S-STEM and WiSE-UP Bridge Program

July 19, 2013
NSF Research Experience & Mentoring Program

July 9, 2013
UW Math Academy

June 7, 2013
PEERs Capacity Building Institute

All presentations are in .pdf format, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you'd like to request an alternate format, please let us know.