Honors Peer Advisors
2018 Honors Mentors and Dr. Bingham


The Honors College is offering new advising resources for Honors students. Peer advisors provide the perspective and experience of an older student in the College and help support students with common questions and challenges to completing requirements for graduation.

Peer advisors can help if…

  • you have questions about the Honors curriculum requirements that neither the degree audit nor your primary advisor can answer
  • you would like some advice on the whole thesis process (searching for a topic, finding a mentor, paperwork…)
  • you want to know more about the resources that CSURF (the Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships) has to offer
  • you would like to get further involved with Honors and/or campus activities, clubs and organizations

Because of the impact of COVID-19, the peer advisors will make individual appointments with students rather than hosting drop-in hours. Please contact Alexsana and/or Krystal via email to set up a video conference or to receive answers to your questions via email.

Alexsana Light: adl4254@uncw.edu

Krystal Byers-Embrey: kb1045@uncw.edu

Please note: Peer advisors cannot answer questions related to COVID-19's impact on courses or curriculum. You should only address to peer advisors the same types of questions you would have before--e.g., curriculum in general, process to start a thesis, CSURF resources, etc. Other questions (such as courses moving online, graduation requirements overall, whether or not you specifically will graduate with honors) must be addressed to the Honors College (honors@uncw.edu) or your major advisor. 

The SUMMER PEER ADVISORS, Alexsana and Krystal, are especially prepared to assist the incoming Honors freshmen cohort. However, Alexsana and Krystal are also available to answer questions for current Honors students.

Meet Your Peer Advisors

Alexsana-Light.jpgAlexsana Light

Alexsana Light is from Jacksonville, NC. She is a rising senior majoring in English with a concentration in Professional Writing and a minor in Psychology. She is currently the treasurer for Study Abroad Ambassadors, a member of the Interdisciplinary Minority Student Research Group, and is a student worker in the Office of International Programs. Alexsana has served as an Honors Peer Mentor for one year and will be serving again in the Fall. She enjoys helping other honors students, and is excited to continue working with them. After graduation, Alexsana hopes to go to graduate school to study linguistics. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time at the beach.


Krystal.JPGKrystal Byers-Embrey

I’m from Virginia. My major is biology with a minor in clinical research. I have an interest in the medical field, but I also feel in love with the science part of things. I have been involved with HSA on campus and outside of campus I am a part of 2 national honor societies. I have volunteered in numerous locations around Wilmington and Jacksonville. I have 3 children, all boys, and my husband is in the Navy. I did numerous sports when growing up but my main sport was cross country, and track and field. I have a military background. I like to read books, sports, music, and anything water related.