We have three Peer Leaders that are dedicated and enthusiastic about leading Boazies to success. They are students, just like you, available to help with registering for classes, finding fellow honors students, connecting with a tutor in a tough subject, having a difficult conversation, making healthy choices in the college transition, and so much more! Stop and talk to one of these amazing leaders to find out what resources they would love to share with you! 


Anni is a sophomore from Calabasas, California and is majoring in biology and business. She is involved in Liberty in North Korea, Sigma Phi Lambda, and the NCSC Honors Society. She dreams of working in biotechnology and is proud that she survived chemistry. She is passionate about the guitar, ping-pong, and late night card games in Boaz. She loves the commons' welcoming communtiy and wants to continue the inclusive and energetic legacy of Boaz this year.

anni kum |
Peer Academic Leader (PAL) 

Hometown: Calabasas, CA

Year: Sophomore

Majors: Biology + Business

Favorite WUW: Breakfast Bakes

Dream Job: Working in Biotechnology

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Zubi is a sophomore from Richardson, Texas and is majoring in finance and math with minors in Arabic, public policy, and international affairs. He is involved in the Boulevard Investment Group and Spindletop Energy Fund on campus and dreams of being an investment banker. He is proud of his presidential scholarship at SMU and wants to improve academics in Boaz and helps students succeed in their classes.


ZUBAIR BENYACOUB |            Peer Academic Leader (PAL) 

Hometown: Richardson, TX

Year: Sophomore

Majors: Finance + Mat

Favorite WUW: Cinnamon Rolls

Biggest Accomplishment: Earning the Presidential Scholarship 

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Giana is from Orlando, Florida and is majoring in math and finance with minors in history, law and legal reasoning. She is involved in Young Americans For Freedom, the university Honors Program, and Rho Phi Theta. She loves taking Ferris, the RCD's dog, on walks and is also passionate about math, Harry Potter, and Shark Tank. She is excited to welcome first-year students at SMU this year!

GIANA ORTIZ |
Honors Mentor

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Year: Sophomore

Majors: Math + Finance

Favorite SNS: Chocolate Poke Cake (yum!)

Where You'll Find Her In Boaz: Study Rooms

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