University of Minnesota Duluth

CLA Advising
Meet the Peers: Kimberly (Kimmy) Newton

Major and Minor:

Double major in Communication and Political Science


Biwabik, MN

Involvement on campus:

  • Bulldog Welcome Week TeamLead RockStar
  • Advisement & Registration Student Advisor
  • President of UMD Student Association

  • Interesting fact about you:

    Camouflage is my favorite print, and I enjoy metalcore music.

    Why are you excited to be a Peer Advisor?

    I enjoy working with students and answering any questions or concerns they may have. I want to help through those sometimes stressful situations that I went through. I also love the CLA office and working with all the wonderful people in it!

    What is your favorite thing about UMD?

    I love the atmosphere of UMD. There is something here for everyone and always someone there to help you. I had a hard time finding my niche at UMD, but I found it though the countless opportunities our campus brings.

    What are your plans after college?

    I would love to find a career in Higher Education, preferably in the Student Affairs area. I am also looking into the Public Relations/Affairs field.

    What is one area of confusion that you saw your first couple of years at UMD?

    Understanding your APAS Report and transcripts. I was really confused on how to tell if a course transferred or not.

    Those who can, succeed.

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