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Peer Mentors

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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 2018-2019 are listed below. Click on the mentor's name for the qualifications that makes each person a worthy guide.


Maya Adair, Peer Mentor Coordinator

Senior, Biology major

Aboozar Ali
Aboozar Ali, Peer Mentor

Sophomore, Biology major

 Teresa Baistra
Teresa Baistra, Peer Mentor

Sophomore, Biology major

Kara Caldwell, Peer Mentor

Senior, Psychology major

 Brianna Castro
Brianna Castro, Peer Mentor

Junior, Biology major

Sydney Fowler, Peer Mentor

Junior, Music Therapy major

Natasha Fung, Peer Mentor

Junior, Biology major

Nikkita Hoppes
Nikkita Hoppes, Peer Mentor

Sophomore, Interior Design major

Ixtaccihuatl Obregon, Peer Mentor

Junior, Biology and Mathematics double major

Krystal Ortiz

Krystal Ortiz, Peer Mentor

Junior, Rehabilitative Science major

Victoria Paz
Victoria Paz, Peer Mentor

Junior, Sociology major

 Paulina St. Clair
Paulina St. Clair, Peer Mentor

Junior, Marketing major