Peer Research Consultants Online

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

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

Peer research consultants work completely online!

We are available for immediate assistance daily through our chat service in the sidebar. You can even request a Zoom consultation through the chat box on the right!

Mon – Thurs 10 am – 10 pm
Fri 10 am – 5 pm
Sun 10 am – 6 pm

Or, please book an appointment through Navigate, or 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

Meet our Peer Research Consultants!

  • Victoria Nordquist

    Victoria Nordquist is a senior in the Miami Herbert Business School from Dayton, Ohio, studying Accounting and Finance. Victoria plans to do a Masters in Accounting. When not doing schoolwork or working as a PRC, she enjoys working out.

  • Tram Huynh

    Tram Huynh is a junior, pursuing majors in Biochemistry and Physiology and minors in Chemistry and Art History. Tram plans to attend graduate school, continuing her career in research. Topics of interest include genetics, stem cells, and mitochondria.

  • Liza Khmara

    Liza Khmara has a BA in Geography and is currently a third year PhD student in the Environmental Science and Policy program. Liza is passionate about helping other students and patrons utilize library resources to be more effective researchers.

  • Kate Villa

    Kate Villa holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois and is currently entering her third year as a PhD student in philosophy at the University of Miami. She will also be the Manuscripts and Archives Management Fellow at UM Libraries during the 2020-21 academic year.

  • James Britton

    James Britton is a senior from the Florida Keys, majoring in neuroscience. James plans to pursue a degree in medicine and work abroad after graduation.

  • Michelle Wanyana

    Michelle Wanyana is a sophomore from Dallas, TX majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminology and Biology. Michelle is also part of a research team in the Department of Psychology. She plans to continue doing research in graduate school and work toward her PhD.

  • Ashley Krawczyk

    Ashley Krawczyk is from Palm Beach, Florida, and is a Master of Accounting student in the Miami Herbert Business School. In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading, traveling, and working out.