I came from a very different career background prior to CBS, and when I started at Columbia, I wasn’t sure how I’d fit in. Orientation was just a really great week for me. I went from knowing nobody and being very tentative about the whole experience to having a group of 70 friends and loving the School in a very short period of time. I thought that was a really powerful experience and made me want to be a peer advisor for the next year. Then, I was approached by my predecessor on the board about whether I’d be interested in joining the board and helping to run the program. I was so impressed by what peer advising does for the School, by what Orientation does for the School, by what a close knit community people become so quickly through that process, that I was really enthusiastic about it and excited to have the opportunity to help run it.