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Peer Mentors

Our 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

Abigail Kimbrough

Allie Hubbard

Anely Duran

Ava Fritts

Baron Gaines

Blake Boatright

Brenna Golden

Brittany Banh

Brittney Bentz

Brooke Beirute

Cailin Stauffer

Caitlin Shute

Carina Derewonko

Carter Dierlam

Cyrus Carter

Dylan Briggs

Erin Weiss

Garrett Boring

Hannah Grenier

Jack Shaw

Jackson Habrock

Jacky Tan

Janie Wilkey

Jennifer Fierro

Jeremy Schick

Jordan Demetriades

Joseph MacDonald

Julia Mertensmeyer

Julian Abhari

Kaitlyn Kirchhoff

Katie Eugenio

Katie Smith

Kaylee Kapche

Kendall Brown

Kimberlin Rosas-Mendoza

Lauren Wyand

Liberty Hogan

Lynsey Mendenhall

Madalene Baehler

Maddie Fulk

Malia Aurigemma

Marcus Ensley

Meghan Landers

Nabeeha Ahmed

Nick Elliott

Qudrat Qureshi

Reagan Shull

Ream Ghanem

Reese Bryan

Rhiannon Amory

Riley Walker

Sara Moore

Sarah Downs

Sepand Ashenayi

Shania Gibson

Sofiya Romanishin

Steven Stagg

Tasfia Hasin

Teresa Nguyen

Troy Ploeger

Tyme Hopkins

Vishwasri Aleti

Zoey Taylor

Abigail Kimbrough

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major: Nursing
Ask me about: Global Medical Brigades, TU Student Nurses Association

 

Allie Hubbard

Hometown: Sand Springs, OK
Major: Speech-Language Pathology
Ask me about: ASL Club, Reading Partners

Anely Duran

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

Ava Fritts

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Computer Simulation and Gaming
Ask me about: Pathfinders

Baron Gaines

Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK
Major: Chemical Engineering
Ask me about: Spiritual Life, Engineering

Blake Boatright

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Ask me about: Mechanical Engineering, Internships, Intramurals

Brenna Golden

Hometown: Edmond, OK
Major: Speech-Language Pathology
Ask me about: University of Tulsa Student Speech Hearing and Language Association

Brittany Banh

Hometown: Bartlesville, OK
Major: Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies
Ask me about: Women’s and Gender Studies, Student Alliance for Violence Education

Brittney Bentz

Hometown: Wellington, KS
Major: Business Management
Ask me about: Hall Government, DVIS Tulsa, International Business

Brooke Beirute

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Elementary Education, Spanish
Ask me about: Studying Abroad, Spiritual Life

Cailin Stauffer

Hometown: Kingston, OK
Major: Geoscience
Ask me about: TU Fiber Arts Club, Marching Band, Students for Sustainability, Geology Club

Caitlin Shute

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Psychology
Ask me about: Society for Women Minorities in Medicine, My recent study abroad trip in Greece

Carina Derewonko

Hometown: Poolesville, MD
Major: Biochemistry, Pre-Med
Ask me about: TUTreks, Working in Research

Carter Dierlam

Hometown: Stillwater, OK
Major: Biochemistry
Ask me about: Student Government, Undergraduate Research

Cyrus Carter

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Political Science and Economics
Ask me about: Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature, Internships, Transfer Success

Dylan Briggs

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Political Science and Psychology
Ask me about: Student Senate, How to Study Abroad

Erin Weiss

Hometown: Hopkins, MN
Major: Mechanical Engineering and German (IEL Program)
Ask me about: Society of Women Engineers, Student Alliance for Violence Education

Garrett Boring

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Major: Business Management
Ask me about: The Honors Program, President’s Scholars

Hannah Grenier

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Management concentrating in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ask me about: TU Senate, My internship at Arrowhead Consulting

Jack Shaw

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Physics and Applied Mathematics
Ask me about: TU Running Club, Future Alumni Council

Jackson Habrock

Hometown: Elkhorn, NE
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Ask me about: Make A Difference Engineering, Future Alumni Council

Jacky Tan

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Accounting
Ask me about: Asian American Student Association, Vietnamese American Student Association

Janie Wilkey

Hometown: Wichita, KS
Major: Management
Ask me about: Spiritual Life, Club Sports, Collins Fitness Center, Women in Business

Jennifer Fierro

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Biology
Ask me about: Student Government, Student Leadership

Jeremy Schick

Hometown: Edmond, OK
Major: Business Administration Pre-Law
Ask me about: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Pre-Law Society

Jordan Demetriades

Hometown: Amarillo, TX
Major: Music and Speech-Language Pathology
Ask me about: TU Choir, Spiritual Life, Music

Joseph MacDonald

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Biology Pre-Med
Ask me about: Campus Recreation, School Spirit, Leadership and Growth

Julia Mertensmeyer

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Exercise and Sports Science
Ask me about: Two Step Club, Force For Good

Julian Abhari

Hometown: Bixby, OK
Major: Computer Science and Cyber Security
Ask me about: Global Health Brigades, Students for Sustainability

Kaitlyn Kirchhoff

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Finance
Ask me about: Club Sports, My recent study abroad trip to Italy

Katie Eugenio

Hometown: Houston, TX
Major: Engineering Physics with a focus in Bioengineering
Ask me about: TU Choir, Tutoring, Student Success

Katie Smith

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Exercise and Sports Sciences (Pre-Med)
Ask me about: TU Students for Animal Welfare, My recent studies abroad in Greece

Kaylee Kapche

Hometown: Houston, TX
Major: Mechanical Engineering and Spanish
Ask me about: Society of Women Engineers, Two Step Club

Kendall Brown

Hometown: Guymon, OK
Major: Psychology
Ask me about: My study abroad semester in Ireland, Spritual Life, my internship at Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health

Kimberlin Rosas-Mendoza

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Business Management and International Business
Ask me about: Latin American Student Association, my performance at International Extravaganza

Lauren Wyand

Hometown: Rogers, AR
Major: Biochemistry Pre-Med
Ask me about: Spiritual Life, Biochemistry

Liberty Hogan

Hometown: Yukon, OK
Major: Elementary Education
Ask me about: Association of Black Collegians, Student Leadership

Lynsey Mendenhall

Hometown: Moore, OK
Major: Marketing
Ask me about: Spirit Squad, Studying Abroad in Spain

Madalene Baehler

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Speech-Language Pathology
Ask me about: Spiritual Life, Leadership TU, Intramurals

Maddie Fulk

Hometown: Springfield, MO
Major: Exercise and Sports Science Pre-Med, Applied Mathematics (Biomathematics Option)
Ask me about: Early Careers in Medicine, Global Medical Brigades

Malia Aurigemma

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Mechanical Engineer
Ask me about: TEDx, Student Government

Marcus Ensley

Hometown: Ozark, MO
Major: Computer Science and German
Ask me about: Marching Band, Jazz Band, Phi Mu Alpha

Meghan Landers

Hometown: Bartlesville, OK
Major: Exercise and Sports Science, Pre-Athletic Trainer
Ask me about: FYE, My gymnastics team

Nabeeha Ahmed

Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK
Major: Biology
Ask me about: Society for Women Minorities in Medicine, Cane Breaks

Nick Elliott

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

Qudrat Qureshi

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Psychology Pre-Med
Ask me about: Muslim Student Association, MedX

Reagan Shull

Hometown: Tyler, TX
Major: Speech-Language Pathology
Ask me about: My job at St Francis Hospital, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Route 66 Speech Language Conference

Ream Ghanem

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

Reese Bryan

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Major: Exercise and Sports Science (Pre-Med)
Ask me about: University Ambassadors, MedX

Rhiannon Amory

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

Riley Walker

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Exercise and Sports Science
Ask me about: My recent trip to Greece, Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge

Sara Moore

Hometown: Stillwater, OK
Major: Graphic Design
Ask me about: My recent studies abroad in Amsterdam, Art Student Association

Sarah Downs

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Electrical Engineering
Ask me about: Electrical Engineering, Growing as a Leader

Sepand Ashenayi

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Biology
Ask me about: Campus Events, South Asian Student Association

Shania Gibson

Hometown: Frisco, TX
Major: Marketing
Ask me about: Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Marketing and Business

Sofiya Romanishin

Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK
Major: Psychology
Ask me about: Sociology, TU’s Art Program

Steven Stagg

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Biochem (Pre-Med)
Ask me about: Early Careers in Medicine, Tutoring Athletes

Tasfia Hasin

Hometown: Claremore, OK
Major: Biochemistry and Mathematics
Ask me about: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Muslim Student Association

Teresa Nguyen

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

Troy Ploeger

Hometown: Deerfield, KS
Major: International Business and Language, Spanish
Ask me about: Spiritual Life, my recent studies in Spain

Tyme Hopkins

Hometown: Jenks, OK
Major: Electrical Engineering
Ask me about: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Succeeding as a Transfer Student

Vishwasri Aleti

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Psychology
Ask me about: South Asian Student Association, undergraduate research

Zoey Taylor

Hometown: Houston, TX
Major: Business and Law
Ask me about: Business, Law, TU Spirit