Students attending the Students of Color event.

Peer-to-Peer Advocate Program

The Peer-to-Peer Advocate Program is a new initiative by the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), designed to foster structured and purposeful relationships between new students and upper-level students.

Our student advocates will provide acceptance, support, encouragement, and guidance to promote healthy development and student success.

The goal of this program is to:

  • Help students confidently navigate their first year of law school and answer student-based questions.
  • Support new students by facilitating their success and wellbeing.
  • Provide new students an informal opportunity to network within the law school.
  • Foster a welcoming environment.
  • Assist students in creating a healthy work-life balance.

If you are a new student at UB School of Law and have questions on this program OR if you are an upper-level student and wish to be one of our advocates, contact Amy Hayes Atkinson, Director of Student Lfe at

This Year's Advocates

Alexa Archambault ‘21.

Alexa Archambault  ‘21

Jenna Bauer ‘21.

Jenna Bauer  ‘21

Jennifer Bigelow-Carlson ‘22.

Jennifer Bigelow-Carlson  ‘22

Dan Caves ‘21.

Dan Caves  ‘21

Jake Cercone ‘21.

Jake Cercone  ‘21

Christina Cottone ‘21.

Christina Cottone  ‘21

Jaynie Doe ‘21.

Jaynie Doe ‘21

Peter Farruggia ‘21.

Peter Farruggia ‘21

Abbi Fuhrken ‘21.

Abbi Fuhrken  ‘21

Evan Gestwick ‘22.

Evan Gestwick   ‘22

Gregory Goujon ‘22.

Gregory Goujon  ‘22

Rina Hernandez ‘21.

Rina Hernandez  ‘21

Andrew Kij ‘21.

Andrew Kij  ‘21

Kaitlyn Lauber ‘21.

Kaitlyn Lauber ‘21

Emily Liao ‘21.

Emily Liao  ‘21

Cecilia Meyer ‘21.

Cecilia Meyer  ‘21

Frank Mirolo ‘21.

Frank Mirolo ‘21

Tyler O’Neill ‘21.

Tyler O’Neill  ‘21

Shakierah Smith ‘22.

Shakierah Smith  ‘22

Stephanie (Stephi) Verhage ‘21.

Stephanie (Stephi) Verhage ‘21

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Vinal ‘22.

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Vinal  ‘22

Melissa Whyman ‘21.

Melissa Whyman  ‘21

Khalil Williams ‘21.

Khalil Williams  ‘21