Honors Peer Mentor Program

The Honors Peer Mentor Program provides opportunities for incoming first-year students to connect with volunteer mentors who are knowledgeable about the University and the Honors Program in order to ease the transition from high school to college.

Mentorship helps to build the Honors Program community by developing strong relationships between students with similar interests. Being active in mentorship allows students to take advantage of great opportunities that first-year students sometimes do not notice until their sophomore or junior year and connects first-year undergraduate students with Honors sophomores, juniors and seniors who remember what it means to be a new student on campus.

How does the Honors Peer Mentor Program work?

This program is designed to provide a casual atmosphere to collaborate and interact with other Honors students who share interests and -- potentially -- academic majors. Incoming and transfer students may request to be assigned a Peer Mentor. Students develop relationships with their Peer Mentors through a variety of activities, including the following:

  • Meet and greet at the beginning of the fall semester
  • Monthly informal, social or academic meetings
  • Social bonding events (guest speakers, ice skating, bowling, etc.) will occur a few times throughout the semester
List of 2019-2020 Honors Peer Mentors
Name Major Minor Extracurriculars
Anish Devati Neuroscience Nutrition Phi Delta Epsilon, Research, Upward Bound Tutor/Volunteer, BSMD Ambassador
Samantha DiFulvio Biology History and Chemistry PHi Delta Epsilon, Residence Hall Association, Discover Science Lecture Series Student Volunteer at Renown, Book Club, SOAM, PNW
Franklin Fuchs Mathematics (Statistics) Computer Science and Engineering Powerlifting Club, Mathematics Club
Moriah Martinez Elementary Education and Spanish N/A Intervarsity Christian Club, Starting a Non-Profit
Molly McDonald Chemical Engineering Music American Institute of Chemical Engineers, UNR Knitting and Crochet Club, Research
Kylie Papson Art, French, Anthropology N/A UNR Knitting and Crochet Club, Study Abroad
Miranda Psaila Kinesiology Gerontology Greek Life, Physical Therapy Club, Student Athletic Trainer for Football, Yoga Instructor, Assistant Strength Coach for Track and Field
Melanie Sanquist Public Health Biology and Statistics Teacher Assistant, Swing Dance Club, Spartan Race
Jacquelynn Tran Biology Chinese Studies Research, Northern Nevada Trauma Intervention Program, Tutor at Upward Bound, Student Worker for UNR School of Medicine
Kendall Warnock Biochemistry Psychology Student Ambassador, Phi Delta Epsilon, Tutor, NevadaTHON
Lilian Xie Business N/A Delta Sigma Pi, Circle K International
Steffany Yang Chemical Engineering Renewable Energy Honors Bonners, ASUN, Professional Network of Women, Society of Women Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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