Peer Leaders

Each participant in the Second-Year Success Series will be paired with a peer leader. Your peer leader will help you transition into the second year, help you design a plan unique to your goals, and host small group meetings with other second-year students. Meet the peer leaders for 2014-15!

Emily Zwirlein

Emily Zwirlein Portrait

Hey! My name is Emily Zwirlein and I am a junior majoring in psychology, minoring in Spanish, and pursuing a certificate in addiction studies. I'm originally from Nashotah, Wisconsin, a super-small town between Milwaukee and Madison. I've been involved in lots of activities and groups since I've been here including Admissions Ambassadors, Welcome Week, and Student Unions & Activities. In my free time I enjoy hanging with friends, playing intramural sports, watching Gopher games, and obsessively watching season after season of shows on Netflix.




Meghan Schmidt

Meghan Schmidt Portrait

My name is Meghan Schmidt. I'm a junior here at the University of Minnesota. I am studying biology, society, and the environment with the end goal of teaching life science to high school students. I am in the DirecTrack to Teaching program here so I've got my foot in the metaphorical education door. I am particularly interested in genetics, which is probably my favorite part about biology. In my free time I like to listen to podcasts (particularly comedy ones). Additionally, I really enjoy live music so I like to go to a lot of different concerts.




Keegan Leddy

Keegan Leddy

Hello! My name is Keegan Leddy and I’m a junior majoring in Journalism - Strategic Communication in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and my minor is in Asian Languages and Literatures. I’m from a suburb of Minneapolis and St. Paul called Eagan. On campus I am involved in Greek Life and I have a student job as a peer adviser for the College of Liberal Arts. I love to travel and I’ve studied abroad in London and Thailand which were my favorite college experiences so far!