UW Bioengineering welcomes current B.S. Bioengineering student Lael Wentland into her new role as undergraduate peer advisor.

Lael, a junior, joins Rachel Lucero, a senior, to form the departments’ peer advising team. Rachel became a peer advisor for the department in 2013. Read more about Rachel.

The role of the peer advisors is to help prospective students gain an inside perspective on the UW Bioengineering undergraduate student experience. Peer advisors can answer questions about applying, course scheduling, curriculum, and life as a student in the department.

Lael is currently researching in Associate Professor Wendy Thomas’s lab. She is researching the development of switchable recognition proteins as a novel alternative to antibodies. She is also passionate about global health; she is pursuing the global health minor in addition to the BioE major. She also serves the leadership team of Bioengineers without Borders. Outside of school she is part of the Seattle Irish Dance Company, loves hiking and goes skiing any chance she can get.

Both peer advisors look forward to working with and helping new students discover UW Bioengineering in the coming year. Contact the peer advisors via our online contact form.