Meet the Heavener Peer Advisors

  • Debbie Boakye-Donkor Heavener Peer Advisor 2021
    Debbie Boakye-Donkor

    Finance/MSISOM

    Hometown: Tampa, FL

    Major(s)/Minor(s)/Combination Degree: Finance, MSISOM

    My Top 5 Strengths are: Strategic, Developer, Communication, Achiever, Adaptability

    I love being an HPA because I can connect with students from many different backgrounds and develop strategies that will help them succeed.

    My advice to a First-Year Business Gator is to try out as many organizations as you can, both inside and outside of Heavener! You will discover your passion by connecting with different people and exploring different organizations.

  • Katherine Carlo Heavener Peer Advisor 2021
    Katherine Carlo

    Finance

    Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

    Major(s)/Minor(s)/Combination Degree: Finance

    My Top 5 Strengths are: Achiever, Harmony, Focus, Relator, Discipline

    I love being an HPA because I am able to empower first-year gators to follow their passions and find their home in Heavener.

    My advice to a First-Year Business Gator is to join student organizations and explore any interests through different classes. Try not to get caught up in ensuring your schedule or involvements are perfect and instead focus on connecting with peers and discovering all that Heavener has to offer. Everything will work out!

  • Griffin Conaty Heavener Peer Advisor 2021
    Griffin Conaty

    Information Systems

    Hometown: Huntington, WV

    Major(s)/Minor(s)/Combination Degree: Information Systems

    My Top 5 Strengths are: Woo, Adaptability, Communication, Input, Significance

    I love being an HPA because I love meeting students and giving them advice from my personal experience(s) at UF!

    My advice to a First-Year Business Gator is Get. Involved.

  • Alexis Errigo Heavener Peer Advisor 2021
    Lexie Errigo

    Finance Major, Economics Minor

    Hometown: Tysons Corner, Virginia

    Major(s)/Minor(s)/Combination Degree: Finance Major, Economics Minor

    My Top 5 Strengths are: Deliberative, Adaptability, Relator, Communication, Focus

    I love being an HPA because I love connecting with other like-minded students, both HPA’s and Freshman, and learning about their experiences and goals!

    My advice to a First-Year Business Gator is Take Warrington Welcome!!! The people I met in that class on the very first day of college ever I am still close friends with to this day. Not to mention the incredible curriculum that will leave you prepared for applying for internships and involvement opportunities at the end of the semester.

  • Julian Foster Heavener Peer Advisor 2021
    Julian Foster

    Finance major, Economics minor

    Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

    Major(s)/Minor(s)/Combination Degree: Finance major, Economics minor

    My Top 5 Strengths are: Attention to detail, organization, compartmentalization, prioritization, communication

    I love being an HPA because I get to make someone’s freshman year easier than mine was.

    My advice to a First-Year Business Gator is get involved in student organizations early!

  • Camila Guevara Heavener Peer Advisor 2021
    Camila Guevara

    Finance

    Hometown: Bogota, Colombia / Weston, FL

    Major(s)/Minor(s)/Combination Degree: Finance

    My Top 5 Strengths are: Competition, Futuristic, Consistency, Individualization, Significance

    I love being an HPA because I love being able to help students figure out their way through the UF business curriculum.

    My advice to a First-Year Business Gator is explore additional electives and fun classes to enrich your college experience.

  • Alyzia Harris Heavener Peer Advisor 2021
    Alayzia Harris

    Business Administration, Pre-Law and Economics

    Hometown: Deltona, FL

    Major(s)/Minor(s)/Combination Degree: Business Administration, Pre-Law and Economics. My minor is Communication Studies.

    My Top 5 Strengths are: Strategy, Communication, Empathy, Learning, and Determination

    I love being an HPA because I want to help other students navigate UF

    My advice to a First-Year Business Gator is to not be afraid to explore the diverse opportunities and resources at UF. If you need help with academics and even finding your passion there is almost always someone you can reach out to for guidance or discovering something new and exciting.

  • Justin Landrove Heavener Peer Advisor 2021
    Justin Landrove

    Finance and B.S. in Statistics

    Hometown: Miami, FL

    Major(s)/Minor(s)/Combination Degree: Finance and B.S. in Statistics

    My Top 5 Strengths are: Restorative Individualism Achiever Learner Responsibility

    I love being an HPA because I play a direct role in helping first-year students get acclimated to the University of Florida and help them set up academic plans that guide them through the rest of their time as an undergraduate business student.

    My advice to a First-Year Business Gator is your academics are important! As much as involvement is emphasized, and as beneficial as it is, your primary responsibility is to do well in your classes. It’s vital to start off strong and have a good foundation with your study habits going into the rest of your time at UF. As your classes specialize more, it’s important to have your prior knowledge from your earlier coursework to aid you in your studies.

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    Zoe Lee

    Finance/Accounting

    Hometown: Miramar, FL

    Major(s)/Minor(s)/Combination Degree: Finance and Accounting

    My Top 5 Strengths are: Restorative, Intellection, Futuristic, Adaptability, Harmony

    I love being an HPA because I get to help freshman students with long-term planning to make sure all their goals will be reached by the end of their college career.

    My advice to a First-Year Business Gator is take it all in! There are so many resources to you so always reach out and ask for help!

  • Alexis Robinson Heavener Peer Advisor 2021
    Alexis Robinson

    Finance/Innovation

    Hometown: Orlando, FL

    Major(s)/Minor(s)/Combination Degree: Finance/Innovation

    My Top 5 Strengths are: Restorative, Self-Assurance, Analytical, Command, Includer

    I love being an HPA because I love helping freshman student gain clarity in what the next four years will look like!

    My advice to a First-Year Business Gator is research different career paths early on!