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Barrett West

Residential experience

Barrett West Scholars who live in the residence halls benefit from support and programming hosted by the Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) and Community Assistants (CA). On our small campus the residence halls are steps away from the dining hall, fitness center, activities, classes, and student organizations. They are also close to the Barrett West Suite where students can meet to study, attend events, and relax together. The Barrett West Associate Dean, faculty, and staff have their offices in the Barrett Suite so students can easily access services and support.

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Peer Academic Leaders

Peer Academic Leaders live within the Barrett West communities in the residence halls and provide support and programming to on-campus honors students. They plan events and activities designed to help students make social connections, succeed academically, and have fun during their educational journey.

Jack Leeman

Jack Leeman (PAL in Casa de Oro)

Hey everyone, my name is Jack and I’m currently one of the Peer Academic Leaders (PAL) for Barrett, The Honors College at West. I am from St. Louis, Missouri studying forensic psychology in my junior year. I enjoy being a PAL because I like seeing the growth of residents throughout their years at the university. I’m here to offer any support I can to ensure an unforgettable year for my residents! In addition to my work with Barrett, I am also involved in one of the most prominent student organizations on campus, the Programming and Activities Board. I enjoy trying new restaurants, playing paintball, and spending time with friends in my free time!

Hope Perrapato

Hope Perrapato (PAL in Lasa Casas)

Hi! My name is Hope and I am a second-year Peer Academic Leader for Barrett, The Honors College at West. I’m from Eugene, Oregon, but I was born in California! I’m a junior studying social work through Watts College here at ASU West and getting a minor in chemistry through New College! I love being a PAL and fostering connections between my students, providing a space for them to enjoy being Barrett students, and assisting them with challenging classes. I absolutely love animals and just adopted a kitten named Connie. You’ll find me reading a good book or painting in my free time. If you ever need help studying or someone to proofread an essay, I’m definitely the one to turn to! You will always have a friend on campus with me.

Community Assistants

Jorja Overbey - Casa De Oro

I am a current senior majoring in Applied Mathematics with a double minor in Chemistry and Violin Performance. My favorite part of being a CA is establishing connections with all my residents and being able to see everyone grow personally as well as academically. This year is going to be an adventure and I am so pumped to get started!

Johnathan Welch - Casa De Oro

I’m a 2nd year Graduate Student majoring in Higher & Postsecondary Education. The CA position allows me to connect with a significant amount of students and organizations on-campus. I’m also able to support students in their college experience and provide them with different resources offered by the university. I attend various events during the academic year and can’t wait to see y’all there.

Kaden Garcia - Las Casas

Kaden is a sophomore majoring in secondary education (English).

Juliana Tellez - Las Casas

I am from Salt Lake City, UT but my family originates from Jaliaco, Mexico. I am currently a first generation sophomore majoring in Business Health Care. As a new CA I hope to offer students a fun memorable college experience. A few things I like to do on my free time are boxing, working on my 05 Mustang GT, and spending time with friends and family.


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