Meet the Coaching Staff!

Interesting in joining the team as an Academic Peer Coach? Our application process is currently closed, but you can learn more about the Academic Peer Coach position for undergraduate and graduate students and the application process here


Academic Peer Coach

Senior, Psychology

Hello, my name is Alex Bessner and I am a senior here at UTSA. I am currently finishing my bachelors degree with my major in Psychology and a minor in Wellness. I am very passionate about sustainability, and you may see me on campus regularly getting involved with The Green Society. When I am not working on academics or helping others, I like to enjoy the outdoors and sunny skies.

Hometown: Round Rock, TX

Favorites! Animal: Otter • Color: Green • Hobby: Hiking


Academic Peer Coach

Sophomore, Computer Science

Hello! My name is Ananya, I'm a computer science major here at UTSA. Outside of school, I like reading, listening to music, watching Netflix, and hanging out with my friends and pets. I'm really excited to be an Academic Peer Coach and to work with students.  

Hometown: Round Rock, TX

Favorites! Animal: Cats and cockatiels • Color: Red • Hobby: Anime


Academic Peer Coach

Graduate student, School Psychology

Hey! I’m Liz:) I’m a first year grad student going for my Masters in School Psychology and I’m super excited to be part of the roadrunner community! I can’t wait to assist and be apart of the amazing support system here at UTSA.

Hometown: Mercedes, TX

Favorites! Animal: Cat • Color: Black or Dark Green • Hobby: Movies


Academic Peer Coach

Sophomore, Computer Science

Hi everyone! My name is Izzy! I am so excited to be an Academic Peer Coach this year! I am a sophomore Computer Science major and I love Disney and anything Marvel. In my free time I like to play guitar and read!

Hometown: Laredo, TX

Favorites! Animal: Bulldog • Color: Seafoam green • Hobbies: Playing guitar, reading, and singing


Academic Peer Coach Coordinator

Graduate student, Social Work

Hi I’m Lyric Pryor. I am a second year graduate student in the MSW program at UTSA. I received my B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Educational Studies and Analysis from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. I am a military brat who has lived all over the United States as well as overseas in Europe! I am very excited to start school this year as well as work with students to achieve their academic goals.

Hometown: Abilene, TX

Favorites! Animal: Penguin • Color: Mauve Pink • Hobby: Watching movies


Academic Peer Coach

Senior, Medical Humanities

I'm Maaha and I'm a senior medical humanities major at UTSA! I'm looking forward to going to medical school one day and helping change lives!

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Favorites! Animal: Horse • Color: Blue • Hobby: Reading


Academic Peer Coach

Senior, Interdisciplinary Studies

Hi everyone, my name is Stacey! Currently, I am studying to become a middle school teacher. I am very involved on main campus, I am there every day not only as an Academic Peer Coach but also with the Hispanic Student Association. Being involved in fields that I am passionate about is the reason I love spending my entire day on campus! I look forward to being a helping guide for all students and their academic success! Go Runners! 

Hometown: Houston, Tx 

Favorites! Animal: Leopard Gecko • Color: Yellow • Hobby: Baking