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Peer Mentors

Alexander

Olivia Alexander (she/her/hers)

Jeffersonville, IN  |  Senior, Nursing

“I became a peer mentor because I have strong desire in helping others. I want to help students understand that college is a hard process, but it is not an impossible one. Becoming a peer mentor will not only help me build stronger leadership skills, but in the process, I will be helping other students overcome many obstacles that college/life may bring them.”


BanksJaynia Banks (she/her/hers)

East Chicago, IL  |  Junior, Art

“I chose to become a peer mentor because I have always wanted to help others. People have always helped me and I would like to give back to others to help them. In addition, being a mentor gives me better insight into other people's lives, which can help me gain better perspectives into different paths that people take in life.”


CarlsonSam Carlson (she/her/hers)

Indianapolis, Indiana  |  Junior, Nursing

“I wanted to be a mentor to share things I’ve learned so far at State, something I wish I had access to when first coming to ISU. I think mentoring is important because it can provide different means of support for all types of students.”


GordonTecory Gordon (he/him/his)

South Bend, Indiana  |  Junior, Accounting

“I wanted to be a mentor because I feel like it is important for people to have someone to hold them accountable and motivate them throughout their journey. I've always had mentors to help guide me, now I want to be able to do the same.”


GrayJenna Gray (she/her/hers)

Washington, IN  |  Junior, Applied Medicine and Communication Sciences and Disorders

“I wanted to become a mentor to help share what I have learned at Indiana State. I also want to push students to do their best and realize that their best may be different than someone else's.”


HeyVictoria Hey (she/her/hers)

Spencer, IN  |  Sophomore, Communication Sciences and Disorders

“I wanted to be a peer mentor so I could have the chance to help others. I have had many mentors in my life who have had helped me so much and I want to be able to do the same for others.”


LawrenceCara Lawrence (she/her/hers)

St. Peters, Missouri, Junior  |  Computer Engineering Technology and Electronic Engineering Technology

“I wanted to be a mentor because I have amazing experience with the mentors that I have had through the past couple of years. And I want to pass that onto someone else and help people have the best experience at ISU.”


DavidDavid Long (he/him/his)

Noblesville, Indiana  |  Junior, Social Studies Education

"I became a peer mentor because as a first-generation college student I am quite familiar with the difficulties posed by trying to navigate higher education without guidance. Being a mentor is my way of contributing towards building a welcoming culture of community at Indiana State University."


MauraMichaela Maura (she/her/hers)

Chicago, Illinois  |  Sophomore, Psychology, Minors: Counseling, Forensic Investigations

“I wanted to be a peer mentor because I strongly believe a good support system can go far and every student should have access to someone who advocates for their success not only as a student but in life.”


McConnaugheyLindsey McConnaughey (she/her/hers)

Clinton, Indiana  |  Junior, Special Education

“I chose to become a mentor because I have a strong passion for serving others. I’d love to help guide someone through the craziness of college, in hopes that they’ll have the best experience possible here at ISU.”


Mitchell, HHannah Mitchell (she/her/hers)

Conroe, TX  |  Senior, Nursing

“I want to be a mentor simply because I love helping and caring for people. Mentoring is important because nobody is perfect, we all need a little help from time to time. It is a dream of mine to be able to inspire students, and lead them through their own unique journey to success.”


Mitchell, SSaadiya Mitchell (she/her/hers)

Belleville, IL  |  Sophomore, English Teaching

“I wanted to become a mentor in order to have the opportunity to connect with different people on campus and help them with their experience here at ISU.”


NatalieEmma Natalie (she/her/hers)

Avon/Brownsburg, IN  |  Senior, Human Development and Family Studies

“I wanted to become a peer mentor because when I was in high school I struggled a lot with academics. I felt as if I was never going to make it to college and not succeed. It took a lot of hard work and picking a different major to find my passion and to do well in it. I have done well academically here at ISU because of all the resources that they have here on campus. I wanted to be that resource and give that student that second chance that they might not have gotten earlier!”


OrthKate Orth (she/her/hers)

Frankfort, Illinois  |  Sophomore, Elementary education, Minor: Sociology

“I wanted to become a mentor because I want to be able to help others through challenges or concerns they have within school and outside settings. College can be an overwhelming time, and I think it’s important to have a mentor to help guide you through it all and give you support/advice when needed!”


PickettZhana Pickett (she/her/hers)

Gary, IN  |  Junior, Marketing

“I wanted to become a mentor to inspire others through all the hurdles of college. I know how scary and overwhelming college can be and I want to be there for someone going through their experience. Mentoring is important because it helps others reach their goals and keeps them motivated even in discouraging times.”


ShellenbargerMel Shellenbarger (they/them/theirs)

Shelbyville, IL  |  Senior, Psychology

“I wanted to become a mentor to inspire others through all the hurdles of college. I know how scary and overwhelming college can be and I want to be there for someone going through their experience. Mentoring is important because it helps others reach their goals and keeps them motivated even in discouraging times.”


WilliamsMarshayle Williams (she/her/hers)

Portage, IN  |  Senior, Human Development and Family Studies

“I wanted to become a peer mentor because the one that I had freshman year was a big help to me during my first year. I also love being able to be the person that people can come to when they are in need and even when they are not.”

Contact

Cunningham Memorial Library
Room 233
510 N 6 1/2 Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: (812) 237-3052
Email: ISU-Mentoring-Center@indstate.edu

Mentoring Center Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8 AM – 8 PM
Friday 8 AM – 5 PM

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