Peer Academic Coaching

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Living in the Residence Halls? The Center for Learning is conveniently located for you.

That’s right. Part of the SPU Living Experience program in the residence halls, Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) are trained and ready to help you succeed. And just think--you don’t have to change out of your pajamas to find them!

Located in the First Year (Arnett and Ashton) or Second Year (Emerson or Hill) residence halls, the PACs are coordinating weekly study halls, offering academic coaching on topics like time management and study strategies, and creating programs around topics you want to learn more about. Look for news about the residential PAC program at the front desk of your hall.

Meet the Center for Learning’s Peer Academic Coaches for 2021-2022:

Lay Paw

Lay Paw (She/Her)

Ashton Hall

Major: Cellular & Molecular Biology
Hometown: Kennewick, WA
Hobbies: I like to play tennis, read, and go hiking.

Jack Goodman

Jack Goodman (He/Him)

Ashton Hall

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Windsor, CA
Hobbies: I like to play video games, go long-boarding, read, spend time with friends and loved ones, and go see movies.

Yu-Jin Youn

Yu-Jin Youn (She/Her)

Arnett Hall

Major: Physiology
Hometown: Everett, WA
Hobbies: I love to read, watch movies, and watercolor. I also like exploring the city and finding cute cafes.

Jashley Terrado

Jashley Terrado (She/Her)

Emerson/Arnett Hall

Major: Applied Human Biology
Hometown: Renton, WA
Hobbies: I like to paint, go long-boarding or ride scooters around Alki beach, and build legos.

Esal Shakil

Esal Shakil (She/Her)

Emerson/Hill Hall

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Bellevue, WA
Hobbies: I like to bullet journal, make beaded jewelry, and am a huge Marvel fan.

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