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!

Student SI Coordinator

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Olive Pamidipogu


Senior SI Leaders

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Deacon Zordel, he/him

CHEM 211

My name is Deacon Zordel and I am a Health Science Major.

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Esther Omilabu, she/her

PHYS 213

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!!

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Ike Abrams

CHEM 532

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!

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Kayla Cantu, she/her

BIOL 211

My name is Kayla and I’m constantly changing my hair color so don’t be surprised to see a different person. 

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Kylie Flax, she/her

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.

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Tori Rodriguez, she/her

HIST 132

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!

SI Leaders

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Aakash Dahanukar

ECON 201

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. 

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Adam Rutherford, he/him

HS 301

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!

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Banine Haidar

CHEM 103

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Catherine Kellerman, she/her

MATH 501

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!

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David Smith, he/him/they/them

MATH 012

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.

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Estella Armenta, she/her

PSY 534

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 Scholar. 

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Fawaz Ahmed, he/him

MATH 242

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. 

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Jana Peoples, she/her

ACCT 210

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!

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Kariana Massingill, she/her/hers

MUSC 162

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!

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Kevin Nguyen

CHEM 531

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Krystal Luong, she/her

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 :)

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Logan Janes, he/him

MATH 243

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.

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Lylie Nguyen, she/her

MATH 111

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! 

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Madison Busby, she/her

BIOL 106

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.

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Mana Balaji, she/her

MATH 144

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!!

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Nicolas Olmedo, he/him

ECON 202

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 :). 

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Rory Mata, she/her

CHEM 211

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!

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Sahana Shiva Kumar

PHYS 214

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.

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Storm Dial, he/him

BIOL 210

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! 

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Xavier Banuelos

MATH 242

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Zulbaab Bano Mahamadi

HPS 490