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CARs Peer Academic Leaders (PALs)

Meet our Spring 2022 Peer Academic Leaders (PALs)

Carina CovingtonMy name is Carina Covington and I am a junior this year. I am double majoring in Accounting and Business Management and plan to sit for my CPA after I graduate. I became a PAL because I love connecting with other students and getting to help others. The small, friendly community is one of the main reasons I chose to come to Simpson and I feel like being a PAL is a great way for me to contribute to that community here on campus. 

MyMackenzie Grenko name is MacKenzie Grenko and I'm a senior at Simpson College studying psychology and neuroscience. After graduating, I hope to attend a doctoral clinical psychology program and become a clinical psychologist. Eventually, I plan to return to academia to teach as a professor of psychology. I have always enjoyed guiding peers towards their academic goals. Throughout my time at Simpson, I have valued the support and encouragement I have received from peers. I hope to provide the same experience for others by being a Peer Academic Leader.

Cameron KincaidMy name is Cameron Kincaid, and I am a senior biology major. I play on the women's basketball team and am involved in various organizations on campus including Storm Speaks, Chemistry Club, and FCA. I enjoy hanging out or getting coffee with my teammates and friends. I decided to become a PAL this year because I think one of the best ways to learn is with others and I wanted to give that opportunity to those in challenging biology courses. 

Emily KingMy name is Emily King and I am a senior majoring in math and computer science. I play on the women's tennis team and have a work-study in the Instructional Design department. I have also enjoyed serving as a Writing Fellow for two years and participating in several research opportunities during my time at Simpson. I wanted to be a PAL this year to be a resource for students during this challenging semester. 

Kayley ThomasMy name is Kayley Thomas and I am from Kansas City, Missouri. I am currently a senior majoring in Health and Exercise Science with minors in Biology, Psychology, and Coaching. I decided to become a Peer Academic Leader because I loved my classes in my major and I enjoy teaching fellow students and helping them succeed.

Cameron WhiteheadMy name is Cameron Whitehead and I am a 4th-year student and a Health and Exercise Science major. I'm graduating in December of 2021 and plan on attending Chiropractic school. I work at Athletico Physical Therapy here in Indianola as a rehabilitation aide. I have five younger siblings at my home in Sidney, Iowa. 

I chose to be a PAL because the two classes I'm tutoring are classes I really enjoyed taking and I want to get more involved on campus!