Meet the SI Leaders
SI Leaders are prepared to share with students how to effectively study for the course.
They attend the same class every day, taking notes and listening closely to the professor.
At each session, the SI Leader will guide the students through the course concepts and share the strategies they used
to be successful in the course. SI Leaders will not re-lecture, give out copies of their notes, help students with
assigned homework, or encourage last minute test cramming. The SI coordinating team
trains them in how to be effective facilitators and receive ongoing supervision.
To see what courses our SI leaders are supporting this semester, click here!
My name is Deacon Zordel and I am a Health Science Major.
Hello. My name is Esther Omilabu and I am a Junior Biomedical Engineering Student
at Wichita State University from Nigeria. This is my first year as an SI leader and
I am very Excited to work with all of the staff. I will be the SI leader for Physics
I and I am positive that my background in Physics I and II would help me to execute
my various tasks to the best of my ability. Thank you!!
Finally in my last year of undergraduate, I'm going to medical school at KU in Wichita
in the fall of 2023, so I am very excited for that. I've been an SI for a couple years
now, so I'm very prepared to help you with all of your organic chemistry needs!
My name is Kayla and I’m constantly changing my hair color so don’t be surprised to
see a different person.
If you aren't worried about passing your class, I'm the perfect SIL for you. I have
enough academic anxiety for both of us.
On a real note, I am always happy to help anyone who is struggling with The Human
Organism. Human biology is something I enjoy, and I love to help students with it
in any way possible.
Hello! My name is Victoria, but most people call me Tori. In my free time I enjoy
spending time with my family, reading, and traveling to historic locations. I am looking
forward to a great school year!
Hello, my name is Aakash Dahanukar. I’m a sophomore at WSU majoring in Engineering
Technology with a specialisation in Mechatronics Technology and I’ll be your SI leader
for ECON 201.
Hi, I'm Adam!
I'm a Health Science major and will be graduating in the Spring of 2023. I work for
Mid-America Orthopedics and obviously tutor/SI for the SLC! I am also in the Beta
Theta Pi Fraternity on campus.
I recently applied for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program here at WSU and I have
a deep passion for helping others accomplish their goals!
Catherine Kellerman, she/her
My name is Catherine and I am a junior here at WSU majoring in Elementary Education.
I love having the opportunity to help other students reach their potential and being
able to collaborate with one another, so becoming a SI leader was a natural step for
me to take! A few interesting things about me would be that I play several instruments,
I love crafting, and my favorite subject is probably geology/environmental science,
but I chose elementary education because I genuinely love things about every subject.
I am so excited for my first semester as a supplemental instruction leader!
David Smith, he/him/they/them
I am a person who wears many hats, even though I despise hats. Currently I am the
SI leader for Math 012, I tutor Psychology, and I am the Writing Specialist for Trio
DSS. If I am not in class there is a good chance I am either studying or helping someone
else study. This is my second semester at WSU and I am having a blast. Who knew learning
could be so much fun. When I grow up, I want to grow my own food, raise some honey
bee's, and be self sufficient.
Hello! I am Estella Armenta. I am a transfer student from KU, however I have found
that WSU is my home away from home. I am involved in MGC life and I am also a McNair
My name is Fawaz Ahmed and I am majoring in computer science. I went to Andover High
School where I ran track and was a part of NHS. I enjoy lifting weights and hanging
out with my friends during my free time. I currently work at NetApp as a student contractor.
Hello! My name is Jana Peoples. I am from Texas; I moved here two years ago to attend
Wichita State. Currently, I am a Senior pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration
in Management with minors in Accounting & American Sign Language. I read and play
my flute during my sparse spare time. I enjoy meeting new people and learning about
next to anything. Feel free to reach out to me, and I'll get back to you as soon as
possible. Take it easy!
Kariana Massingill, she/her/hers
Hi my name is Kari! I’m from Wichita and I’m Panamanian. Outside of school I enjoy
singing, driving around, working out, and reading books. I’m excited to meet everyone
for this upcoming school year!
ENGL 101 & ENGL 102
Hi everyone! I'm Krystal, and I use she/her pronouns. I'm born and raised from the
Wichita area, but I spend a lot of time in California traveling and visiting friends
and family over there. I'm majoring in psychology with the hopes of becoming a clinical
psychologist with an emphasis on mental illnesses and disorders. In my rare free time,
I love to watch Criminal Minds, anything Marvel or Disney, and the occasional true
crime documentary. My door is always open for anyone to talk to, whether it's personal
or academic help. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone as the year goes on :)
My name is Logan, and I am self-proclaimed math nerd. I like to learn about topics
in math, and I love sharing my interests with others! I also enjoy board games and
getting enough zzz's.
Hey! My name is Lylie. I will be a SI for Math 111. Some of my hobbies include playing/listening
to music, swimming, and cooking!
My name's Maddy, and it's my first semester as an SI Leader! I'm also a member of
Tri Delta, and I'm just having a good time.
Hi! I’m Mana, I’ve been a dancer for 15 years now and always wanted to pursue engineering,
so I’m here slowly getting there and yay here to help y’all out and grow together!!
My name is Nicolas Olmedo, I am an International Student majoring in Economics from
Paraguay! I love music, tennis, and getting to know other cultures :).
Hello! My name is Rory Mata, and I am currently studying Chemistry and Spanish at
WSU, and minoring in Linguistics. Besides classes, I am the president of WSU's Club
Nova, and I am a member of both the American Chemical Society and Linguistics Club.
I am also involved in Dr. Mythili Menon's linguistics lab, where I study how the Spanish
language intersects with online misinformation. I am so excited to work with you!
Hi there, I'm thrilled to introduce myself! My name is Sahana Shiva Kumar, and I'm
a graduate student pursuing my passion for engineering management. But my interests
don't stop there I love travelling, trying new cuisines and enjoy watching movies.What
really gets me excited, though, is learning and helping others. I believe that knowledge
is meant to be shared, and I'm always eager to pass on what I've learned to those
around me. Whether it's through tutoring, mentoring, or just a good old-fashioned
conversation, I'm constantly seeking out opportunities to connect with people and
make a positive impact on the world.
Hello! My name is Storm Dial, and I am a Senior studying Biology. I am currently applying
to medical school with the hopes of attending KU Med next year. I am very excited
to be an SI leader this semester and work with you all!