Peer mentoring

Have a question? Need advice? Our physics peer mentors are here to help. Peer mentors can answer questions like how to survive your intro physics sequence, finding research opportunities, and much much more. Send an email to and we’ll put you in touch with one of our mentors.

2020 – 2021 Peer Mentors

Joice Caliendo
Joyce Caliendo

My name is Joyce, I am a 5th-year undergraduate, and I am the president of the Women in Physics club. I will be getting Astrophysics and Materials Science and Engineering minors. I currently do research in galaxy evolution and outside of academia I like anime, traveling, and outdoor activities with friends. Feel free to contact me at any time!








Berkley Delmonico

Hello, my name is Berkley Delmonico, and I am a junior who is a Physics and Chemistry major. I am the treasurer of the Triathlon club and love to be outside and to go on hikes. My favorite place is the beach. I am excited to see where this semester takes us.









Stephen Duncanson
Stephen Duncanson

My name is Stephen, I’m a junior who transferred to UConn last year. While at UConn I conducted research in Elena Dormidontova’s Computational Soft Matter lab, as well as analyzing experimental data in Nora Berrah’s Atomic & Molecular lab group. Away from school, I enjoy programming, hiking, camping, running, and spending time with my dog, Nemo.








Kaylee Grace

Hi! I’m Kaylee Grace, I’m a junior double majoring in Physics and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies with a minor in Astrophysics. I currently do research with Professor Trump and am the vice president of the Women in Physics club. I’m super excited to meet you all and can’t wait to hang out in GS117 someday!








Hannah Koziol

My name is Hannah Koziol and I am currently a junior Physics major and Astro minor. I do research with Professor Battersby and I am the treasurer of the Women in Physics club. I would love to help answer any questions and to make some new friends!









Chenrui Liu

Hi everyone, this is Chenrui here, you could call me Alan if you like. I am from a small town on the east coast of China. I am a junior. My interests include Physics, Games, Drone Photography, Music, Movie. Hope to see you soon and stay healthy!








Michael Rainville

I’m a fourth-year Physics major and Mathematics minor, interested in laser cooling and data analysis. Outside academics, my interests include piano, strategy games, and competitive social distancing. Ask me about joining the Physics students’ Discord server!









Jasmine Ramirez

I am a Physics major, pursuing a minor in Astrophysics. I am currently doing research on black hole accretion with Professor Trump. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking.









Megan Sturm

I am a senior Physics major and Spanish and Chemistry minor, and I am involved in Astro and Nuclear research. I am also the secretary for the Women in Physics club here. In my free time, I enjoy surfing, hiking, and (as of recently) snowboarding.