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Pratt Peers Student Support Network

The Pratt Peers Student Support Network is a group of students who have volunteered their time to support the graduate and professional student community at the Pratt School of Engineering as they navigate their journey at Duke.

Pratt Peers have been trained in active listening skills, intervention techniques, and a thorough understanding of Duke resources. These skills allow Pratt Peers to provide non-judgmental support while also guiding their peers toward seeking additional support resources or professional assistance when it may be beneficial.

Important Reminders

  • Emergency Needs: If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency or there is risk of harm to yourself or others, call 911.
  • Crisis Needs: If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone urgently after hours call:
    • Call 919-660-1000, option 2 for confidential mental health crisis assistance
    • 24/7 Tele-mental health services are also available to all Duke students through Timely Care
    • Student Affairs/Dean on-call: 984-287-0300

Instructions for Contacting Pratt Peers

  • If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency or crisis, SEE ABOVE
  • Pratt Peers are not counselors or therapists. They are available to connect with graduate and professional students from the Pratt School of Engineering for non-crisis/non-emergency situations. Students who are looking to connect with a peer for a supportive and non-judgmental conversation are encouraged to reach out. To do so, you should:
    1. Select one of our trained Pratt Peers that you would like to connect with
    2. Send an email to that individual. Subject line should be: Pratt Peers Outreach
    3. You should expect to hear back from a Pratt Peer within 48 hours

Meet our Pratt Peers Team

Adriana Bai

MEng. Financial Technology
jiachen.bai@duke.edu

Fan Yang

MS Electrical & Computer Engineering
fan.yang@duke.edu
Learn more about Fan

Tony (Yi) Tong

MS Electrical & Computer Engineering
yt210@duke.edu
Learn more about Tony

Yanchong Chen

Master of Engineering Management
yc550@duke.edu

Yuqi Shan

MEng. Financial Technology
ys420@duke.edu

Venkesh Agarwal

Master of Engineering Management
venkesh.agarwal@duke.edu

Aparna Yalamanchi

Master of Engineering Management
ay155@duke.edu
Learn more about Aparna

Questions about the Pratt Peers Student Support Network or are you interested in learning more about joining the team?
Contact Student Engagement & Support: SES-Pratt@duke.edu