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Peer Academic Coaching for Psychology

Support for most PS classes 

Peer Academic Coaches are available to help you develop your content knowledge and study skills.  There is no need to sign up.  Simply click on the link below to join our session during the scheduled times.  We look forward to seeing you! 


Sun 7-9PM Mon 9-11 AM Tues 7-9PM Wed 9-11AM Thurs 7-9PM
Riley Riley Kristy Riley Bryanna
 Bryanna  Franny  Franny Stuti Kristy



meet the pac team for psychology

Riley Filister '21 - PS PAC Captain

Psychology PAC Captain

Major: Psychology, Pre-Med

Riley Filister

About me: I love backpacking, canoeing, climbing, and just being outside. Chocolate is my favorite food, and my second favorite is either fried rice or ice cream. I'm SGA's VP for Academic Affairs so I'd love to hear your thoughts on academics at Skid!

Why PAC: I joined PAC because I wanted to be a resource to help other students with some of the classes I’ve already worked through and completed.

Favorite class and why: While I don’t have a favorite class, I think Organic Chemistry challenged me in a way that led to developing stronger and smarter study habits.

Academic advice: Be willing to spend a lot of time and energy on classes you are passionate about but always prioritize taking care of your health first.

Stuti BagriStuti Bagri '21

Major: Psychology

Minor: Dance

About me: I’m an Indian classical dancer and a big fan of All Indian classical music and dance styles. I’m a bit of an old soul: I love to crochet, read, and just stay in on a weekend night. I hate thinking of fun facts about myself (so I keep some on standby when I’m asked to share some).

Why PAC: Because I love psychology and would love to help other people love it as well.

Favorite class and why: My favorite class is the EN 105H Writing on Demand class with Linda Hall. It was the perfect balance between challenging and fun, and I still remember a lot of what we learned.

Academic advice: To-do lists, vision boards, planners are all cute but the only way to get work done is to get up and do it. So don’t get too carried away by those tools, because they can potentially worsen your tendency to procrastinate!

Franny Hough '22

Major: Classics and Psychology  Franny

About me: I just moved to a small town in New Hampshire and am enjoying the rural lifestyle. I love all racket sports, my new puppy, Mona, and my favorite food, pasta. 

Why PAC: I wanted to join PAC because I crave any opportunity to talk about the different, amazing Psychology classes that I’ve taken. I hopefully want to transfer that eagerness and genuine interest in the subject to other students. 

Favorite class and why: My favorite class at Skidmore has been Astronomy because it forced me to think in an entirely different way. I don’t think I ever left a class without my mind being blown.

Academic advice: Recognize what works for you and roll with it. Everyone is motivated by different things, and it’s your job to determine what motivates you most.

Yangi (Kristy) Li '22


Bryanna MackeyBryanna Mackey '21

About me: I am a first-generation college student! I love being involved in my community – I’m also a teacher assistant at Saratoga Lake Avenue Elementary School and I’ve worked in the Skidmore Early Childhood Center. During my spare time, you can find me drawing, lifting weights, listening to my records, and sipping some warm tea!

Why PAC: I wanted to join PAC because I love the community of psychology majors here at Skidmore and want to support fellow students in the department!

Favorite class and why: Stress Reduction and Mindfulness! It was interesting to learn techniques for de-stressing, such as mindful meditation and movement, from Psychologist Mary Katrina Smith. This course was key to learning how to balance hard work and self-care, something every college student should practice!

Academic advice: actively engage with the information you’re learning! Try to connect new information to what you’ve learned in previous psychology courses or think of how your own experiences relate to what you’re learning about. Typically, generating novel ideas about course content increases the likelihood you’ll remember what you’ve studied.