Meet Our New Library Peer Coaches

Oct 01, 2012

By Carolyn Cunningham, User Experience Librarian

The UTSA Libraries are excited to announce our new six students in the Library Peer Coaches program this semester. The peer coaches are trained to help students with library research and finding library resources for school assignments.

You may see them at the information desk or helping students on the second and third floors of the John Peace Library. They will wear blue shirts that coordinate with the information desk staff clothing, identifying them as part of the team of people who can assist students.

>> Meet Bryce Hower, an electrical engineering senior (he is returning to the program for a third semester and worked at the AET Library last summer):



What do you want to do after you graduate? Work as a digital system design engineer.

What do you hope to accomplish as a peer coach? Help students better understand the resources that are available to them.

>> Meet Richard Braud, a kinesiology senior:

What do you want to do after you graduate? Provide children with the attitudes and knowledge to live a healthy lifestyle through physical education and sports, as a physical education teacher and/or coordinator of a youth league.

What do you hope to accomplish as a peer coach? Assist students with the library services they need to achieve their higher education goals in a simple and efficient manner.

>> Meet Montana Marshall, a marketing junior:

What do you want to do after you graduate? My goal is to work for a media company or corporation in their marketing department.

What do you hope to accomplish as a peer coach? I want to help students have a greater knowledge of the library and its resources.

>> Meet Yessenia Cervantes
, a nursing sophomore:

What do you want to do after you graduate? After I graduate, I want to be a great nurse working at a hospital.

What do you hope to accomplish as a peer coach? As a peer coach, I want to be able to help my fellow students when they need help at the library.

>> Meet Andie Thomas, an anthropology graduate student:

What do you want to do after you graduate? After I finish my master’s degree in South American archaeology, I will be going on for my Ph.D in South American archaeology at UTSA. Eventually, I will become a college professor in anthropology and teach a new generation of archaeologists.

What do you hope to accomplish as a peer coach? As a peer coach, I hope to help students learn to research more efficiently and learn how to become more connected with physical knowledge within texts. I want students to learn to love the library as I do!

>> Meet Luis Jasso, an architecture junior:

What do you want to do after you graduate? I want to go to graduate school on the East Coast, as well as get an internship with a renowned architect.

What do you hope to accomplish as a peer coach? I want to help my fellow college students become as comfortable as possible when doing research.