Meet Our Career Peer Advisors

Career Peer Advisors and Student Administrative Assistants serve a critical role in the Engineering Career Center.

Our student employees welcome and direct students, employers, and visitors to appropriate resources; offer an invaluable student perspective needed to create effective programming and services, provide resume & cover letter reviews, practice interviews, practice coding interviews, and so much more!

If you are interested in being a part of our team, email Helen Chandler ( We hire Career Peer Advisors on an as-needed basis. Students from all colleges are encouraged to apply.


Eliz Celik; College of Engineering ‘25

Eliz is a Junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She was born and raised in North Jersey so is only a 3.5 hour driving distance away. Over the summer her hobbies consisted of crocheting and travelling. She also loves to go on picnics which is what Ithaca and Cornell is perfect for!


Tristan Ryder

College of Arts & Sciences ‘24

Tristan is currently a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences planning to major in Government.  He is from Prospect Heights, Brooklyn but has lived and gone to school all over New York City.  Over the summer, Tristan traveled to Barcelona and went to Belize as a part of a service trip where he helped to build a house. In his free time, Tristan is an avid reader who enjoys Tennis, pickup Basketball and still life sketching.


Akiko Kelley; College of Architecture, Art, and Planning '24

Akiko is a senior in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, majoring in Urban and Regional Studies with a double minor in Business and Inequality Studies. She is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, and over the summer, she worked in commercial real estate lending. In her free time, she stays busy with a multitude of hobbies including rock climbing, volunteer youth soccer coaching, and cooking. This year, she plans to stay involved in Cornell Tradition events and intramural soccer.


Aminat Ibrahim

Aminat Ibrahim is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering studying how to reduce thrombosis on implantable cardiovascular devices. In Nigeria, she worked with AXA as a Business transformation analyst and BASF as a graduate intern. Quite recently, she co-founded a start-up that was among the first responders to the COVID-19 pandemic by developing face shields for health workers in Lagos, Nigeria. On-campus, she is the mentoring coordinator for BMEW. Aminat is big on advocating for underrepresented and minority groups; she enjoys hiking/site-seeing, volunteering, and meeting people.


Isabel Câmara, College of Engineering ‘25

Isabel is majoring in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Inequality Studies. She lives in Carmel, NY, where she visits lakes and hikes often. Over the summer, she interned at Boehringer Ingelheim as an Environmental Health & Safety Intern. On campus, Isabel is co-lead of the Domestic subteam of Engineers Without Borders project team and co-director of SWE's Career Development Committee. Outside of academics, she enjoys watching comedies, gardening, and swimming.


Sasha Ryder, School of Industrial and Labor Relations ’25

Sasha is a Junior studying at ILR. She is pursing minors in both Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Law & Society.  She is from Brooklyn, NY but has lived and gone to school all over New York City. While at Cornell, she was elected the ILR SGA transfer representative and became a member of The Women’s Leadership Initiative.


Kathy Le, College of Engineering ‘24

Kathy is a senior studying Biological Engineering with aspirations to work in biomaterials. She is from San Antonio, TX and is looking forward to experiencing the seasons at Cornell for the fourth time! Currently the President of the Cornell Vietnamese Association, Kathy is excited to meet new members and get the club running again after summer break. She loves to run and hike around Ithaca and her creative outlet involves singing karaoke and creating art.


Alondra Rosario, College of Engineering '25

Alondra Rosario is a junior from Allentown, PA pursuing a degree in Biological Engineering. This is her first year as Career Development Co-Director for the SWE and she intends to extend the resources and knowledge from the Career Center to the women. She also participates in CUSD's Soil Factory Project Team studying and working on biochar. Alondra fills her free time by socializing, watching the latest shows/movies, listening to music, and obsessing over coffee.


Sruthi Suresh

Sruthi Suresh is a junior studying Computer Science with a planned minor in Operations Research and Engineering in the College of Engineering. She is originally from New Jersey. On campus, she is a Cornell Anjali, Tamil Sangam, and ORIE Scheduling Team member. She enjoys reading, watching tv, or hanging out with friends in her free time!


Lillian Lau

Lillian Lau is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Environmental and Water Resource Systems program. Her work focuses on equitable, stable, and robust water resource systems management and infrastructure planning under highly-uncertain socioeconomic and climate scenarios. At school, she is an active member of the Malaysian students' community. She was also a teaching assistant, and hopes to apply her teaching experience as a peer advisor. In her free time, she enjoys learning to cook new types of food, and reading.


Jenifer Bustamante Moreno

Jenifer is a Colombian economist with a master's degree in Public Policy and in her second year as a candidate for a master's degree in public administration from Cornell University. During the last seven years, she worked in the Colombian government in the infrastructure sector, approving the structuring of projects developed under the Public-Private Partnership scheme and monitoring the risks of contract execution. In 2020, Jenifer co-founded Mind My Emotions, a startup which aims to develop practical and didactic tools to strengthen the socio-emotional skills of children and adolescents in Colombia. Through a methodology of emotional recognition, Jenifer seeks to contribute to solving the most profound social problems in her country. Jenifer has solid quantitative skills, experience designing, structuring, monitoring, and measuring large-scale projects, and knowledge of impact evaluation and programming in STATA. Likewise, Jenifer is passionate about sports like volleyball.


Allen Tang

Allen is a sophomore in the College of Human Ecology studying Human Biology, Health, and Society. He is from Potomac, Maryland, and is planning to apply to Dental School after his undergraduate degree. At Cornell, he is also involved in the project team DEBUT and enjoys volunteering via Ithaca Health Initiative. In his free time he likes swimming, playing basketball, and spending time with his dog at home.


Jariful Chowdhury

Jariful is currently a junior in the College of Engineering majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He is from Queens, New York but grew up in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh. On-campus, Jariful is the Vice-president of the South Asian Council, a member of CUSail and the Bengali Students Association. In his free time, Jariful is at the gym, watching F1 during the weekend or going on long drives with his friends.


Theertha Yalagiri

Theertha is a graduate student in Cornell’s Master of Engineering Management program. From the nostalgia of the Nokia 3110 Classic to the exciting realms of Cryptocurrency, Theertha's journey is fueled by boundless curiosity. As the creative mind behind the anthology "Road to the Lighthouse," Theertha weaves emotions and words into captivating poems. Simultaneously, she delves into Management Consulting, Automation, AI, and Blockchain, reflecting a strategic mindset deeply rooted in innovation. Beyond the dynamic ebb and flow of her pursuits, she's a champion of mental health awareness, while horse riding brings a symphony of joy to her days. Theertha's journey thrives on adaptability, innovation, and a knack for birthing new opportunities.


Srinica Hampi

Srinica is a first-year MBA student and the Johnson School of Business. She is from India and has worked in the Education and Employment space for the past five years. She is passionate about creating safe mentorship spaces for everyone. She is also an avid baker and loves testing out new recipes. She enjoys swimming and exploring new places.


Roopak Srinivasan

Roopak is a grad student in pursuit of a Master of Engineering in Computer Science. He hails from Bangalore, India, with a diverse background in software engineering roles. Most recently, he served as a Senior Engineer at Skylark Drones, pioneering commercial drone applications. Earlier, he co-founded a 3D printing startup, spearheading its engineering endeavors. Roopak's interests extend beyond engineering, encompassing motorcycle riding, fixed-wing piloting, and hiking. He is dedicated to assisting fellow engineers in realizing their potential and leaving an impactful imprint on the world through their careers.