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Peer Academic Coaches

Peer Academic Coaches provide guidance in reviewing departmental websites, understanding TCNJ policies and procedures, navigating PAWS, and preparing for departmental advising appointments. They also meet with students about time management, study skills, and more. This program, which strives to add an additional layer of support to the TCNJ advising community, enriches the current student-advisor relationship by allowing for more meaningful conversations related to a student’s field of study.

Fall 2022 Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm; 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Current Peer Academic Coaches

  • Name: Brooke Wachter
  • Hometown: Delran,NJ.
  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Deaf/HOH Elementary Education and iSTEM Education solutions.
  • Fun fact:
    I wear a headband every single day.
  • Campus Involvement: Theta Phi Alpha, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honors
    Society, AmIOK, STEM Educators Society

  • Name: Kira Govindaraju 
  • Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Year: Sophomore 
  • Major: Kinesiology and Health Sciences 
  • Fun Fact: I have a goal to set the New Jersey state record of being
    the first female to play college football! 
  • Campus Involvement: The College of New Jersey Football & TCNJ
    Army ROTC Company 

  • Name: Lizzi Autino
  • Hometown:  Wood-Ridge, NJ
  • Year:  Junior
  • Major: Marketing with a minor in Communications
  • Fun fact: I interned for Welch’s fruit snacks over the summer!
  • Campus Involvement:  Peer Mentor & Peer Academic Coach for CSS, Fundraising Director
    for TCNJam, Delta Zeta’s Alumni Chair, Member of American Marketing
    Association and Women in Business


  • Name: Renee Bernabe
  • Hometown: Paramus, NJ
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major: Psychology with Industrial and Organizational
  • Minors: Human Resources Management, Information Systems and
  • Fun Fact: I play the piano!
  • Campus Involvement: AmIOK, Circle K, Dancers of NJ, RECreate Your

  • Name: Anika Pruthi
  • Hometown: Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Biology
  • Fun Fact: I am fluent in 4 languages!
  • Campus Involvement: TriBeta, AMSA, Math/Science Tutor for the
    Tutoring Center, Student Government, AmIOK, and Kappa Theta Pi


Our Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) are excited to work with you. We’re
located in the lobby of Roscoe West Hall.