Meet Our Peer Advisors

Meet Our Peer Advisors

Click on the countries below to see our Peer Advisors who studied abroad in that location!

Madison gold

• Senior Peer Advisor •
About

Currently in her last semester at UNC Charlotte, Madison has devoted an immense amount of time to studying abroad and remaining involved with the OEA. As a transfer student, Madison knew going abroad was something she wanted to take part in and went on to spend two exchange semesters in Milan, Italy and Sydney, Australia. The adventures she had while abroad inspired her to declare an International Management minor in addition to her degree in Marketing Analytics. Education abroad is one of Madison's favorite topics to discuss and she is always ready to share her experiences to help others throughout their journey in studying abroad!

  • Major: Marketing
  • Minor: International Management
  • Email: mgold8@uncc.edu
Program Information

*Madison participated in more than one program. See our "Italy" heading below to learn more about the other program she participated in!


Erin Rogers

• Senior Peer Advisor •

About

Erin was born and raised on Long Island, NY and came to Charlotte to attend UNCC in 2015. She is currently studying accounting and will be graduating with a B.S. in December. Erin studied abroad for a semester in Newcastle, Australia with TEAN, an affiliate provider. Her study abroad experience helped Erin gain and develop life-long skills and friends. She found a passion for appreciating other cultures and loves to help other students find the importance of studying abroad while sharing her personal experiences!

  • Major: Accounting
  • Email: eroger28@uncc.edu
Program Information

Maureen Sampson

Affiliate Provider Ambassador
 
About

Maureen Sampson is a Senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a Marketing major and just pursued a minor in International Management at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic. Maureen loves expanding her personal limits through climbing mountains, exploring white water, and venturing into new parts of the world.

  • Major: Marketing
  • Minor: International Management
  • Email: msamps12@uncc.edu
Program Information

Laura Miller

Peer Advisor

About

After growing up in Winston-Salem, Laura moved to Charlotte to pursue a double major in Political Science and French. She is currently a Junior after spending a semester abroad in Rennes, France at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Rennes through an ISEP program in Spring 2018. As a Peer Advisor, she spreads her passion for studying abroad and France to others.

  • Major: Political Science, French & Business Languages Undergraduate Certificate
  • Email: lmill100@uncc.edu
Program Information

Gracie Hood

Peer Advisor

About

From Birmingham, AL Gracie is currently in her junior year at UNCC. She is majoring in International Studies with a minor in Communication Studies. She is also working towards an undergraduate certificate in Leadership Studies. This past summer Gracie traveled to Athens, Greece in a faculty-led program. She wants to continue to travel and hopes to visit Morocco one day. Gracie believes studying abroad is something every college student should consider doing and is extremely excited to be a Peer Advisor this Fall.

  • Major: International Studies
  • Email: ghood4@uncc.edu
Program Information

Cameron Rosas Wuotto

Peer Advisor

About

Cameron is from Eden, North Carolina and is a current sophomore at UNC Charlotte majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. She studied abroad this past summer in Greece through a Faculty-Led program. She believes that studying abroad is about discovering who you are, getting out of your comfort zone, and trying something new that comes with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

  • Major: Pre-Kinesiology
  • Email: crosaswu@uncc.edu
Program Information

Program Name: Walk Across Greece
Program Type: Summer Faculty-Led Freestanding

Program Location: Various cities in Greece

 

Olivia Enscoe

Peer Advisor

About

After spending a semester in Florence, Italy and the summer traveling around Europe, Olivia returned to UNC Charlotte and joined OEA by becoming a peer advisor in August 2018. She is a senior majoring in Business Marketing expected to graduate in May 2019. After coming home she quickly realized her new love for traveling and exploration and wanted to incorporate that into her career.

  • Major: Pre-Business
  • Email: oenscoe@uncc.edu
  • Instagram: @Liv_Enscoe
Program Information

Program Name: ISA Florence, Italy: Business, Hospitality, Design & Liberal Arts
Program Type: Affiliate Provider

Program Location: Florence, Italy


Madison gold

Senior Peer Advisor

About

Currently in her last semester at UNC Charlotte, Madison has devoted an immense amount of time to studying abroad and remaining involved with the OEA. As a transfer student, Madison knew going abroad was something she wanted to take part in and went on to spend two exchange semesters in Milan, Italy and Sydney, Australia. The adventures she had while abroad inspired her to declare an International Management minor in addition to her degree in Marketing Analytics. Education abroad is one of Madison's favorite topics to discuss and she is always ready to share her experiences to help others throughout their journey in studying abroad!

  • Major: Marketing
  • Minor: International Management
  • Email: mgold8@uncc.edu
Program Information

*Madison particpated in more than one program. See our "Australia" heading to learn more about the other program she participated in!


Bryn Philiotis

Peer Advisor

About

A native Chicagoan, Bryn is a double major in Anthropology and Biology and minoring in Italian. Following her study abroad program in the Veneto region of Italy, she found her love for Italy and Italian culture and promptly enrolled in the minor program, then attended a school in Recanati to learn Italian the following summer. Most of all, she wants to encourage other students to study abroad in hopes that it might provide an experience as transformative for them as it has been for her.

  • Major: Biology & Anthropology
  • Minor: Italian
  • Email: bphiliot@uncc.edu
Program Information #1
Program Information #2

K.C. Kirchner

Peer Advisor

About

K.C. has been at UNC Charlotte since August 2015. She came from Greensboro, North Carolina where she lived her whole life until coming to Charlotte and is currently a senior working toward her B.A. in Spanish and Communication Studies. She is also completing the Undergraduate Business Languages Certificate in Spanish and the Epley Undergraduate Certificate in International Public Relations. K.C. spent the Spring 2018 semester studying abroad in Valencia, Spain and loved discovering herself while gaining an understanding of different cultures! She is happy to spend this school year sharing her love for study abroad with other students and looks forward to speaking about her international experience! 

  • Major: Spanish, Communication Studies, Business Languages Undergraduate Certificate & International Public Relations Undergraduate Certificate
  • Email: kkirchn1@uncc.edu
Program Information

Lauren Winnix

Peer Advisor

About

Lauren is a Senior double majoring in Spanish and Psychology who spent the Spring 2018 semester studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain. During her time abroad, Lauren took a variety of Spanish and Art courses, but some of her fondest memories came from spending time with her host family which helped her gain a more intimate experience of the Spanish culture. Lauren's semester abroad was her first time being outside of the United States, so she enjoyed being able to visit 10 different places, and enhance her Spanish speaking skills. As a Peer Advisor, she is excited to share these experiences with prospective study abroad students, with the hopes that by doing so, she will encourage them to take advantage of an opportunity that is sure to be one of the most unforgettable experiences of their lives!

  • Major: Psychology & Spanish
  • Minor: Italian
  • Email: lwinnix@uncc.edu
Program Information

Haley Wheeler

Peer Advisor

About

Haley is a junior Biology major and Spanish and Chemistry minor who comes from Summerville, South Carolina. Haley completed the Semester in Spain program, where she studied the Spanish language and culture in Santander, Spain for 3 months. While Spanish speaking countries hold priority for where she wants to travel, Haley also wants to travel to other places like Greece, Thailand, Germany, and many other places around the world. Haley believes that studying abroad is one of the most amazing experiences a student can have and is looking forward to sharing her study abroad story and helping other students find theirs.

  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Spanish
  • Email: hwheele8@uncc.edu
Program Information

Eric Ahn

Peer Advisor

About

Eric Ahn is currently a senior at UNCC who intends to major in International Business.  He was born & raised in Seoul, South Korea, and then he moved to Charlotte when he was 11 years old.  Eric studied abroad in London, England because visiting England has been his dream, and he feels truly lucky to accomplish one of his goals.  He enjoyed having the opportunities to travel around London, and some other European countries such as France, Ireland and Netherlands.  He sincerely believes that every student should consider studying abroad because it is simply a priceless opportunity where you can meet new people, boost your self-confidence, gain independence and experience new cultures.  

  • Major: International Business
  • Email: cahn4@uncc.edu
Program Information

 


Cameren Pryor

Peer Advisor

About

Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, Cameren is a rising senior studying Psychology with a minor in Communications. She has aspirations of being a Sports Psychologist one day. During this past summer, she studied abroad with the psychology department in Kingston upon Thames, UK. This experience has inspired her to encourage students on campus to step outside of their comfort zone and study abroad with the programs offered at UNCC. Outside of the classroom, Cameren is also a part of the Track and  Field team, 100 BW, and NSLS here at UNCC. During her free time, she enjoys helping out at the Botanical Gardens on campus as well as hanging out with friends. 

  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Communications
  • Email: cpryor3@uncc.edu
Program Information
  • Program Name: England: Psychology in the United Kingdom
  • Program Type:  Summer Faculty-Led Freestanding
  • Program Location: Kingston upon Thames, England

CONTACT A PEER ADVISOR

Study Abroad Peer Advisors are UNC Charlotte students who have studied abroad and want to be a resource for students who have questions about what life is like abroad. If you're a UNC Charlotte student who studied abroad and are interested in becoming a Study Abroad Peer Advisor, click here to learn more about the program.

You are more than encouraged to contact any of the Peer Advisors below to ask them questions about their experiences abroad or seek their advice. Peer Advisors' emails are listed below their photo - feel free to shoot them an email. If you hit it off, maybe you both can decide to meet in person!

Note that Peer Advisors can only talk generally regarding OEA or UNC Charlotte processes & policies. Peer Advisors cannot advise on behalf of a host university or program provider, immigration requirements, or any other specific matter that should be addressed by OEA Staff. Peer Advisors are here to share their own experiences; however, prospective students should understand that they may have a different experience than other UNC Charlotte students who have studied abroad (even if they are participating on the same program).