About the CNR Undergraduate PAL Program

The Peer Advising Leadership (PAL) Program of CNR strives to offer personal viewpoints and experiences to current and prospective CNR students. These students are trained in understanding CNR and University requirements, policies, and procedures, and they help with CNR recruitment and enrichment programs. Their work is integral to the success of their fellow CNR undergraduates.

If you wish to contact a peer advisor, visit the Student Resource Center at 260 Mulford, or send an email.

You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook

Tele-BEARS is coming!

We know it feels like school just started, but the leaves are starting to change color, fall is here, and Tele-Bears time is coming again! That means it’s time to start planning your spring schedule! We all love this part, right? ’Tis the season! Because you are a member of a college with superb academic advising, we peer advisors (PALs) are planning an opportunity for you to meet with us and begin thinking about which classes you need, want, don’t want, or probably should sign up for. In the meantime, you can check out our peer advising Facebook page (@CNR PALs) for our favorite spring classes and some helpful tips for studying during this busy time!

On Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13-14 from 11am-2:10pm, we will be out in front of the Mulford Hall bike racks with cookies in hand, ready to help you tackle second-most stressful event (besides midterms) during midterm season! Bring your toughest scheduling questions, or just stop by for a treat and say hello to your PALs!

Happy Studying!

Interested in Becoming a CNR PAL?

Are you passionate about your major and CNR?  Do you want to help students find their path and build community within CNR? If you replied yes, apply to become a peer advisor for CNR! It’s a great opportunity to  work with staff advisors and learn about the different majors and departments.  We are looking for new peer advisors for the 2016-2017 academic year. All CNR students are welcome to apply.   Applications are closed until Spring 2016.



2015-2016 PALs


Caryn Yip

Society and Environment


Elynn Hagelshaw

Forestry and Natural Resrouces


Jonathan Nolasco

Microbial Biology


Kristen Chinn

Conservation and Resource Studies


Spencer Liem

Microbial Biology


Ben Rushakoff

Forestry and Natural Resources

Environmental Economics and Policy

Sophia Lemmo

Forestry and Natural Resources


Hailey Zhou

Nutritional Sciences


Kristin Cheng

Nutritional Sciences - Dietetics


Alani Worden

Forestry and Natural  Resources


Monica Sadhu

Molecular Environmental Biology



Benjamin McLaughlin

Environmental Economics and Policy


Jonathan Reader

Environmental Sciences



Jennifer Chang

Nutritional Sciences - Physiology & Metabolism




For more information, talk with current peer advisors during drop-in hours or email us at cnrpal@gmail.com