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Peer Mentors

The Peer Mentor Program assists incoming Honors students to become comfortable within our learning community. Once our volunteer mentors are selected, they go through training before working one on one with their assigned students.

Peer mentors are friendly guides to the Honors Program and assist the newbies in understanding the Honors point system and how to get involved in Honors activities quickly and easily. They assist freshmen in the transition from high school to UIW, showing them the ropes on what it takes to perform well academically. For both transfer and freshman students, peer mentors are a prime resource for how things work on campus and how to find out what's happening at UIW and around town--socially, culturally and intellectually.

Our peer mentors for 2020-2021 are listed below. Click on the mentor's name for the qualifications that makes each person a worthy guide.

Cristian Gonzalez, Peer Mentor Coordinator Open
Shivani Akula Open
Stephanie Alexander Open
Fatima Ali Open
Elizabeth Doan Open
Gabriela Espinoza Open
Journie Gaeta Open
Blake Giffin Open
Alejandra Gonzalez Open
Mahek Khwaja Open
Tulan Le Open
Daniel Lovasz Open
Jaclyn Moreno Open
Nishanth Myneni Open
Justin Nguyen Open
Samantha Richardson Open
Erica Ruiz Open
Maaz Syed Open
Nicolas Tran Open
Teresa Valencia Open
Alan Valenzuela Open
Arianna Villarreal Open
Dustin Zarate Open