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Meet the Peer Mentors

Joel Edouard

 

 

Joel Edouard

Nick Name(s): Outlaw

Major: Psychology 

Expected Graduation Date: 2014

Hometown: Orlando, FL


My Favorite…

Candy: Snickers

Movie: Django Unchained

Song: W.LAW – Long Way Down

Food at Commons: Tacos

Thing to do at BC: Go to the gym and hang out with friends

BC Memory: Trips to Madison

What are you doing this summer?
Working for the athletic department

What Career do you plan to pursue when you complete your education?
Counseling

What makes you happy?
Warm weather, that feeling after you turn in your last assignment of the semester.

What makes you mad?
People with no hope, bad hygiene.

I am a peer mentor because:everyone can use some guidance in their first year of college. I want to be a positive influence that can point them in the right direction. 

Danielle Wright

 

 

 Danielle Wright

Nick Name(s): Dani, D

Major: Undeclared

Expected Graduation Date: 2015

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN


My Favorite…

Candy: Milky Way, Laffy Taffy

Movie: Shrek, Rent

Song: Unthinkable (Alicia Keys) - really anything by Alicia Keys

Food at Commons: Pasta nights, alfredo noodles with cream white sauce

Thing to do at BC: Dance, Programming Board, hang out with friends.

BC Memory: Staying in Beloit for Thanksgiving break and getting up at 3am to go shopping on Black Friday.

What are you doing this summer?
Working in SSS and the Registrar's Office at Beloit.

What Career do you plan to pursue when you complete your education?
Helping people either through a business aspect or social.

What makes you happy?
Friends, family, accomplishing homework (seriously), dancing, relaxing by a lake or outside.

What makes you mad?
Liars, people unwilling to change what they are used to or experience something new.

I am a peer mentor because:
I believe that everyone deserves some guidance when experiencing their first year. Either in social or academic, it's reassuring to know that there is someone around who has been there before and has your back.

Raven Mercado

 

 

Raven  Mercado

Major: Psychology

Minor: Critical Identity Studies

Expected Graduation Date: 2016

Hometown: Evanston, IL


My Favorite…

Candy: I have to pick just one?

Movie: Ghost World

Song: “Here comes the sun,” by the Beatles

Food at Commons: Whatever they’re serving at the Global Station.

Thing to do at BC: People watch (being a Psychology major, it comes naturally!)

BC Memory: I can’t choose. I’m always making new ones!

What are you doing this summer?
Working, catching up on sleep, movie marathons.

What career do you plan to pursue when you complete your education?
Something in the clinical psychology field – probably a therapist.

What makes you happy?
My mom, my pets, feminism, baking, animals, big sweaters, combat boots, knick-knacks, books, poetry.

What makes you mad?
Street harassment, ignorance, injustice, close-minded people.

I am a peer mentor because:
Summer Bridge was a huge positive factor during my first year on campus. SSS is an amazing support system! I want to make sure the new first years have a smooth and pleasant transition!

Aimee Oda

 

 

Aimee Oda

Major: International Relations

Expected Graduation Date: 2016

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL


My Favorite…

Candy: Reese’s

Movie: Casablanca

Song: “Uncharted” by Sara Bareilles

Food at Commons: Making wraps at the sandwich bar

Thing to do at BC: Board games with my friends

BC Memory: Summer Bridge

What are you doing this summer?
Working

What Career do you plan to pursue when you complete your education?
I don’t know

What makes you happy?
Music, talking, glitter

What makes you mad?
People who throw away opportunities.

I am a peer mentor because:
I got a lot out of the program and want to help future first years feel the way I did.  :)

Winona

 

 

Winona Albano-Bachtell

Major: Art History, Education and Youth Studies (maybe)

Expected Graduation Date: 2017

Hometown: Chicago, IL


My Favorite…

Candy: Reese

Movie: The Princess Bride

Song: “Buy the Stars” by Marina and the Diamonds

Food at Commons: Lentil stew with white rice

Thing to do at BC: Hanging on the quad in front of Pearsons.

BC Memory: Joining Theta Pi Gamma.

What are you doing this summer?
I’m going to Michigan to become a summer counselor at my favorite summer camp, CPC.

What Career do you plan to pursue when you complete your education?
An art educator at elementary schools.

What makes you happy?
The silliest of things! Hanging and laughing with friends and family!

What makes you mad?
I try not to think about the negative since getting mad is not the greatest thing in the world.

I am a peer mentor because:
I saw the amazing work TRiO has done and how influential they are, which made me want to become a leader and role model for the first years that are yet to come.

Jennifer

 

 

Jennifer Allmaras

Nick Name(s):  Jen

Major: Undecided

Expected Graduation Date: 2017

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska


My Favorite…

Candy: Reese’s

Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Song: Every Beyonce song

Food at Commons: Taco Tuesdays

Thing to do at BC: Spend time with friends.

BC Memory: Seeing Chicago the musical in Chicago.

What are you doing this summer?
Spending two months volunteering in a school in Lima, Peru.

What Career do you plan to pursue when you complete your education?
Undecided

What makes you happy?
Friends, family, laughter

What makes you mad?
Being lied to.

I am a peer mentor because:
I like to help people and I think it’s a great way to get more involved with SSS.

Alesia

 

 

Alesia Hunter

Nick Name(s):  Lesi

Major: Undecided (Environmental Biology?)

Expected Graduation Date: 2017

Hometown: Evanston, IL


My Favorite…

Candy: Sour gummy worms, chocolate

Movie: Love & Basketball, Disney movies

Song: XO by Beyonce, Sunshine by Wele

Food at Commons: Tilapia, Lucky Charms

Thing to do at BC: Playing sports, hanging out on the quad.

BC Memory: Falling asleep on the law and one of my friends drawing on my face.

What are you doing this summer?
I’m working at a summer camp and doing research in New York.

What Career do you plan to pursue when you complete your education?
I’m not sure.

What makes you happy?
Food, my friends, sleep

What makes you mad?
Close mindedness

I am a peer mentor because:
I got a lot out of the program last year and want to share what I have learned!

Sabrina

 

 

Sabrina Sanchez

Major: Health and Society

Minor: Spanish

Expected Graduation Date: 2017

Hometown: Plymouth, MI


My Favorite…

Candy: Dark Chocolate

Movie: Sister Act

Song: One Day, by Matisyahu

Food at Commons: Mac and Cheese

Thing to do at BC: Eat and sit with my friends in the Pearsons quad on sunny days.

BC Memory: Exploring downtown with my friends.

What are you doing this summer?
Teaching Summer School on the north side of Milwaukee.

What Career do you plan to pursue when you complete your education?
Unsure, something related to my major.

What makes you happy?
Spending time with my friends.

What makes you mad?
When people are inconsiderate of others

I am a peer mentor because:
I had a great experiences as a first year in SSS and I want to help others have a similar positive experience.