PALs (Peer Academic Leaders)
Located in Library 121
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 3 - 9 p.m.
Call us at 970.943.2153 or email us.
McKenna Griffin, PAL Coordinator
I was raised in Montrose, Colorado. I am currently a junior and studying Biology with an emphasis in Pre-med/Cellular and Molecular, and a minor in Chemistry. I love the outdoors, skiing and would like to travel Europe one day. I chose Western for the small campus community, personalized classroom experience with professors and the endless opportunities on campus. After graduation, I plan on attending a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) Medical School where I aspire to become a pediatic neurologist. I believe in being a lifelong learner and I want to be remembered as a pillar in my community.
I'm an international student athlete from Poland. I am currently majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. My interests include running, dancing, learning and travelling. I love helping others andsharing my experiences with them. In the future I want to be a professional runner and have my own business. As a Peer Academic Leader, I would love to help other students with their struggles and assist them in deciding what they want to do with their lives.
I grew up in a small beach town in New Jersey called Ocean Township. I am a senior at Western with a double major in Environment and Sustainability and Business Administration and a minor in Spanish. I chose Western because of the close proximity to nature and the ski resort. I love rock climbing, hiking, camping, skiing, and anything that has to do with being outdoors. I have traveled to four continents and hope to see them all in the future. After I graduate, I hope to work with a non-profit in Colorado working on regenerative environmental practices. After a year or two of working within my degree, I hope to live in Chile teaching English.
I am from Centennial, Colorado. I am a junior and am majoring in Accounting and Business Administration with and emphasis in Finance. I am a member of the NCAA track team for Western. I came to Western for athletics. I enjoy playing sports and listening to music. After graduation, I plan to pursue a career in finance. I look forward to my remaining time at Western and my future following graduation.
I am a sophomore here at Western, with declared majors in English and Politics and Government with an emphasis in Pre-Law. I am from Aurora, Colorado. I chose Western after falling in love with the surroundings, friendly community and challenging academia. In my free time, I enjoy skiing, fishing, listening to music and adventuring around the valley. I love my dogs. After I graduate, I plan to attend law school and work towards my Juris Doctorate.
I was born and raised in Windsor, Colorado. Currently, I am a junior pursuing a degree in Chemistry with an emphasis in Bio-chemistry. I love the outdoors and exploring the surrounding areas with my husband. I found Western trying to get away from the busyness of the front range and have found a smaller community that I can engage in. The past few years attending school at Western has allowed me to become more connected with the community members in the Gunnison Valley. In the past I have been a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader and teachers assistant with the school. Through the small community atmosphere at Western, I have found passion for helping people around me!
I was born in Texas but grew up in Aurora, Colorado. I'm a senior pursuing a double major in Accounting and Business Administration with a minor in Sociology. I cam to Western after being recruited to play NCAA soccer, shortly after I fell in love with the small town feel and the beauty of our community. My favorite thing to do is lay in bed on a rainy day and watch Netflix. After graduation, I plan on getting a Masters in Business Administration and becoming a certified public accountant.
I'm a junior from Tempe, AZ. I came to Western to play for the NCAA women's volleyball team, but I soon found my favorite part of Western is the amazing opportunities it provides through small class sizes and personable faculty. I am studying Politics and Government with an emphasis in Pre-Law and Sociology. I hope to work for the federal government after completing law school.