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Peer Mentors

UTulsa student peer mentors are at the heart of what we do. We carefully select experienced student leaders who demonstrate a deep commitment to helping others succeed. These student leaders then serve as guides and catalysts for new students. They bring with them a wide range of experiences in campus organizations, co-curricular activities, cultural encounters, and academic excellence. Peer mentors are responsible for almost all aspects of New Student Orientation.

Peer mentors also are an integral part of each first-year student’s FYE1001 course. The peer mentors model academic engagement, support instruction throughout the semester, and are available to their students each week in the course – and throughout the first year – to help in any way needed.

A new student first meets their peer mentor over the summer (through email, texts, GroupMe, or Zoom). That same peer mentor hosts their Orientation experience before classes begin, and then is embedded with them each week in their FYE1001 course. Peer mentors stay connected to their students throughout their first year of college to answer questions, connect them with resources, and just be a friend through the challenges of the college transition.

Meet your mentor

Abby Fakhoury

Abigail Kimbrough

Allie Hubbard

Anabel Anderson

Anely Duran

Anna Boevers

Anthony Esguerra

Beatrix Caudal

Bella Adams

Bianca Valdez

Brittney Bentz

Carina Derewonko

Chris Lollis

Cyrus Carter

Elle Arens

Emma Anderson

Emma Keevy

Evan Kamriguel

Hennessy Guerrero

Jaralynn Morellano

Jenna Stapleton

Jeremy Schick

Jordan Demetriades

Julia Mertensmeyer

Kadee Jo Ransom

Kai Jameson

Katie Smith

Kaylee Kapche

Keegan Spurlock

Kimberlin Rosas-Mendoza

Konnor McGuire

Kourtney Koster

Lane Spyres

Libby Hogan

Luke Castaneda

Madalene Baehler

Madeline Pumphrey

Maggie Redcorn

Magnolia Garbarino

Meghan Landers

Nabeeha Ahmed

Nick Elliott

Nicole Moussa

Parker Green

Qudrat Qureshi

Reagan Shull

Ream Ghanem

Reese Bryan

Rhiannon Amory

Rylee Lane

Sara Moore

Sean Thorup

Sepand Ashenayi

Shania Gibson

Skyler Leatherman-Rodgers

Stephanie Thanscheidt

Steven Stagg

Tanairis Garcia

Tasfia Hasin

Teresa Nguyen

Vishwasri Aleti

Zach Taylor

Zoey Taylor

Abby Fakhoury

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Major: Psychology; Philosophy and Religion
Ask me about: Greek life, Campus ministry, Honors program

Abigail Kimbrough

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major: Nursing
Ask me about: TU Student Nurse Association, Future Alumni Council, University Ambassador

 

Allie Hubbard

Hometown: Sand Springs, OK
Major: Speech-Language Pathology
Ask me about: Campus ministry, TUSSHLA, Phi eta sigma

Anabel Anderson

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Major: Nursing
Ask me about: Student Alliance for Violence Education (SAVE), Student Activities Board, TU Women of Color Collective (TUWOCC), and the Association of Black Collegians (ABC)

Anely Duran

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Finance
Ask me about: Friends of Finance, Latin American Student Association

Anna Boevers

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Major: Finance; Business Information Systems
Ask me about: Greek Life, Honors Program, University Ambassadors, Future Alumni Council, Women in Business, iTU, Friends of Finance

Anthony Esguerra

Hometown: Waynesville, Missouri
Major: Marketing
Ask me about: Best Buddies, Tennis club, Greek life, Interfraternity Council

Beatrix Caudal

Hometown: Southlake, Texas
Major: Nursing
Ask me about: Campus ministry, Collegian, University Ambassadors, Presbyterian Leaders and Scholars (PLS)

Bella Adams

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Major: Accounting
Ask me about: University ambassadors, future alumni council, intramural sports, club sports, beta alpha psi

Bianca Valdez

Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Major: Management
Ask me about: University Ambassadors, LASA, First Gen TU, Women in Business, and Student Activities Board (SAB)

Brittney Bentz

Hometown: Wellington, KS
Major: Management
Ask me about: Greek-Life/Panhellenic Council, Women in Business/CCB, First Generation TU, and Disability Advocacy (DCARES) and Student Access

Carina Derewonko

Hometown: Poolesville, MD
Major: Biochemistry
Ask me about: tutoring, undergraduate research, international organization events (Polish club/table), American chemical society

Chris Lollis

Hometown: Fayetteville, AR
Major: Chemical Engineering
Ask me about: Greek life, Undergrad research, Made at TU

Cyrus Carter

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Political Science; Economics
Ask me about: Tutoring Services, Future Alumni Council, Center for Global Engagement

Elle Arens

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Biology
Ask me about: Research, Student Accessibility

Emma Anderson

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Major: Biology
Ask me about: Campus ministry, Greek Life, undergraduate research, School of Music (TU Capella)

Emma Keevy

Hometown: Fruit Heights, Utah
Major: Economics; BIS
Ask me about: TU Women’s Volleyball, Job Placement Guarantee, Leadership TU

Evan Kamriguel

Hometown: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Major: Mechanical Engineering; Applied Mathematics, Engineering Option
Ask me about: MADE (Make a Difference Engineering), Tau Beta Pi, Campus ministry

Hennessy Guerrero

Hometown: Bronx, NY
Major: Psychology
Ask me about: Civic Engagement, Athletic Media, Pathways to Sports Academy, Athletic Tutoring

Jaralynn Morellano

Hometown: Guam
Major: Biological Science
Ask me about: UA, Mika Lab, and other biology Undergraduate Research

Jenna Stapleton

Hometown: Bristow, Oklahoma
Major: Nursing
Ask me about: Greek Life, University Ambassadors, Intramurals

Jeremy Schick

Hometown: Edmond, OK
Major: Business Management; Law
Ask me about: Greek life, Pre-Law Society

Jordan Demetriades

Hometown: Pampa, TX
Major: Speech-Language Pathology
Ask me about: Campus ministry

Julia Mertensmeyer

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Exercise Sports Science; Athletic Training
Ask me about: Two Step Club, Force For Good, Greek life

Kadee Jo Ransom

Hometown: Enid, OK
Major: Political Science; Psychology
Ask me about: Student Government Association, Greek Life, Leading Women of Tomorrow, Force for Good, Panhellenic Council

Kai Jameson

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major: Mechanical Engineering; Applied Mathematics
Ask me about: Best Buddies, Greek life, Campus ministry, Honors

Katie Smith

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Exercise and Sports Sciences (Pre-Med)
Ask me about: TU Students for Animal Welfare, TURC, Greek life, NSLS

Kaylee Kapche

Hometown: Houston, TX
Major: Mechanical Engineering; Spanish
Ask me about: Society of Women Engineers, Two Step Club, Sorority Life, Mechanical Engineering Department

Keegan Spurlock

Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK
Major: Organizational Studies
Ask me about: Greek Life, IFC

Kimberlin Rosas-Mendoza

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Business Management, Business Law specialization; International Business & Foreign Language, Spanish
Ask me about: Latin American Student Association, my performance at International Extravaganza

Konnor McGuire

Hometown: Sapulpa, OK
Major: Political Science

Kourtney Koster

Hometown: Wichita, KS
Major: Biochemistry
Ask me about: Undergraduate research, campus ministries, intramurals, and club volleyball

Lane Spyres

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Ask me about: MADE at TU, Greek life

Libby Hogan

Hometown: Yukon, OK
Major: Elementary Education
Ask me about:Pathway to sports Academy, ABC, ASL club

Luke Castaneda

Hometown: Abilene, Texas
Major: Business Information Systems
Ask me about: Interfraternity Council, Greek Life, Martial Arts Club

Madalene Baehler

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Speech-Language Pathology
Ask me about: Campus Ministries, Greek Life, University Ambassadors, Future Alumni Council, Intramural Sports

Madeline Pumphrey

Hometown: Edmond, OK
Major: Speech-Language Pathology
Ask me about: Greek Life, TUSSHLA, Undergraduate Research, Reading Partners

Maggie Redcorn

Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Major: Psychology
Ask me about: Campus ministries, University Ambassadors, TU Psych Club

Magnolia Garbarino

Hometown: Pawling, NY
Major: Biology
Ask me about: Early Careers in Medicine, Students for Sustainability, Every Campus a Refuge

Meghan Landers

Hometown: Bartlesville, OK
Major: Master of Athletic Training
Ask me about: Campus ministry, Exercise and Sports Science Club, Asian American Student Association, Two Step Club, French Club

Nabeeha Ahmed

Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK
Major: Biology, Pre-PA
Ask me about: Women of Color Collective, Society for Women Minorities in Medicine, Cane Breaks

Nick Elliott

Hometown: Overland Park, KS
Major: Applied Mathematics
Ask me about: Future Alumni Council, Intramurals

Nicole Moussa

Hometown: Wichita, KS
Major: Biology
Ask me about: University Ambassadors, Hall Government, Leadership TU, Student Activities Board

Parker Green

Hometown: Guthrie, OK
Major: Mechanical Engineering; Mathematics
Ask me about: Campus Ministry, Society of Women Engineers

Qudrat Qureshi

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Psychology Pre-Med
Ask me about: MSA, Medx, Psychology Club, LASA, Student Activity Board, AASA, SASA

Reagan Shull

Hometown: Tyler, TX
Major: Speech-Language Pathology
Ask me about: Honors Student Association, TUSSLHA, Phi Eta Sigma, University Ambassadors

Ream Ghanem

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Economics
Ask me about: Women of Color Collective, Student Activities Board

Reese Bryan

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Major: Exercise and Sports Science (Pre-Med)
Ask me about: Greek Life, Undergraduate Research, Future Alumni Council, University Ambassadors

Rhiannon Amory

Hometown: Fayetteville, AR
Major: Psychology
Ask me about: Force For Good

Rylee Lane

Hometown: Muskogee, OK
Major: Psychology
Ask me about: CAPS, The Annual Giving Engagement Center, Psychology Club, Student Activities Board

Sara Moore

Hometown: Stillwater, OK
Major: Graphic Design
Ask me about: TUTV, Third Floor Design, Sound of the Golden Hurricane, Study abroad (extension trips), Collegian

Sean Thorup

Hometown: Fayetteville, AR
Major: Biochemistry
Ask me about: Greek Life, American Chemical Society/Research, Amateur Radio Club

Sepand Ashenayi

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Biology
Ask me about: Greek Life, University Ambassadors, South Asian Student Association, Campus Programming (SAB), Chem Assist (Tutoring)

Shania Gibson

Hometown: Frisco, TX
Major: Marketing
Ask me about: Office of DEI, ABC (Association of Black Collegians)

Skyler Leatherman-Rodgers

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Ask me about: Greek Life, MADE, Phi Eta Sigma

Stephanie Thanscheidt

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Major: Biochemistry
Ask me about: Campus ministry, TU Theatre Union, SGA, choir or band for non-majors

Steven Stagg

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Biochem (Pre-Med)
Ask me about: OASIS tutoring (student athlete tutoring), Future Alumni Council, Greek life, Undergraduate research (Chemistry department)

Tanairis Garcia

Hometown: Yukon, OK
Major: Psychology

Tasfia Hasin

Hometown: Claremore, OK
Major: Biochemistry and Mathematics
Ask me about: Student Activities Board, MedX

Teresa Nguyen

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Psychology
Ask me about: Vietnamese American Student Association, Undergraduate Research, University Ambassadors

Vishwasri Aleti

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Psychology
Ask me about: South Asian Student Association, TU American Red Cross Club, University Ambassadors, Asian American Student Association

Zach Taylor

Hometown: Longmont, CO
Major: Cyber Security; Business Management
Ask me about: Undergraduate research, TU club soccer, University Ambassadors, Future Alumni Council, TU Pickleball Club.

Zoey Taylor

Hometown: Houston, TX
Major: Business Management
Ask me about: Work Study, Tutoring (For Athletes), Collins College of Business, SAB students activity board