Peer Research Consultants Online

We are students trained to help our fellow ‘Canes. We are undergrad and grad students from a variety of majors including: philosophy, political science, biochemistry, and business administration. We work closely with librarians and staff for training on how to assist our fellow students with:

  • Developing search strategies
  • Finding scholarly resources
  • Creating and managing citations
  • Facilitating meetings with other Learning Commons experts

We are available for immediate assistance daily through our chat service in the sidebar. You can also request a meeting with a Peer Research Consultant:

Or, please send a question to our Ask a Librarian email:

To access research help on all three campuses, check out our comprehensive Ask a Librarian service.

We also work closely with our Learning Commons partners, the Math Lab, Creative Studio, Modern Languages, the Writing Center, and more!

Research Help


Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed


Meet our Peer Research Consultants!

  • Julia Arwari

    Julia is a sophomore from Champaign, Illinois, majoring in Exercise Physiology and minoring in Public Health. Julia plans to pursue a master’s degree in Nutrition and a medical degree after graduation. She enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Ava De Leon

    Ava is a junior from Dallas, TX double majoring in Marine Affairs and Public Relations. Ava’s research interests include marine conservation, science communication, and sustainability.

  • Grace Dismukes

    Grace is a senior from Princeton, New Jersey, majoring in Biology and Psychology and minoring in Chemistry and Sociology. Grace plans to go to medical school next year and study pediatric medicine. She enjoys baking, reading, and spending her free time with her friends.

  • Veronica Porges

    Veronica is a junior from Miami Beach, FL, majoring in Sociology and Criminology, and minoring in Philosophy and Psychology. Veronica plans to go to law school and study criminal law. She enjoys playing tennis, watching crime shows, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Andrea Tarrab

    Andrea is an international student from Mexico City and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Media Management. She plans to work in Media production, focusing on developing educational content for young adults, and later pursuing a PhD in Culture and Education. She enjoys going to the movies, reading, and going to the beach.

  • Kate Villa

    Kate holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois and is currently a fourth year PhD student in philosophy at the University of Miami. She also works in the Cuban Heritage Collection and is a UMIA/LASP Distinguished Research Fellow for the 2021-22 academic year.

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