RTE Peer Mentors Bio Word Cloud
My name is Alfred Wande and I am a junior from Houston Texas. I am a currently majoring in Psychology. I am also a transfer from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and this fall will be my second year at UTSA. During my free time, I like to workout. My Favorite Basketball team is the Houston Rockets.
The reason I am a Peer Mentor is that I want to help students get involved and have a great experience at UTSA.
My name is Cody Dunlap and I am a Finance student. I transitioned to UTSA as a sophomore after spending my first year of school at Texas Tech. In addition to being a student, I am also enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard as an Airborne Infantryman. My passions include sports, reality tv and my eBay store. I love RTE, because it’s a community where everyone is dedicated to bringing each other up.
My name is AJ Marroquin. I’m a first-gen junior at UTSA with a major in English and a minor in Anthropology. Currently, I’m participating in a Mellon research program focusing on Chicana feminist criticisms in literature, connecting to my broader interest in looking at issues of gender and sexuality and how they reflect societal changes.
Here at UTSA, I’ve met people that have helped me develop my personality and allowed me to explore various personal interests through this program.
My name is Diana Dimitriu. I a senior double majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering and minoring in Mathematics. I am a College of Engineering Ambassador and a member of Tau Beta Pi (the Engineering Honor Society) and have been on both the President’s List and the Dean’s List.
To me, being a mentor means to be someone that people can trust and to have someone’s trust means that you do everything in your power to help them.
Hello! My name is Olivia Comas Wood. I transferred from San Antonio College after spending a year at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Now I am a sophomore here at UTSA, majoring in anthropology and minoring in physics. I’m involved as the Social Media officer for the Anthropological Society and enjoy reading, writing, and filming in my spare time as well as researching documentaries. My life goals include a doctorate in anthropology, a master’s in physics or engineering, and founding a production company which utilizes the principles of cultural anthropology and houses ethnically and culturally diverse group of employees and creative minds to connect with a diverse audience.
My name is Mailaine Patton and I am a senior at UTSA. I am a first generation, non-traditional transfer student. I have been attending UTSA since spring of 2015 and will graduate spring 2018. I am the historian of UTSA’s pre-dental society and a member of the student organization Gateway. I am a biology major with hopes to be a dentist. I am very passionate about the healthcare field and hope to spend my life helping people live a happy healthy life, one smile at a time.
I am proud to be a mentor and help ease the stress of transitioning to UTSA by providing community and support to all my mentees.
My name is Katie Moheit and I am a transfer student entering my senior year here at UTSA. I transferred from both the Northern Virginia Community Colleges and Northeast Lakeview College. My major is English with a concentration in Professional Writing; I hope to use this degree to become an editor one day.
I find the best part about being a mentor is that I am assisting those that I am mentoring and they are assisting and teaching me things as well. I hope to help each mentee, in at least one way, to reach their goals.19 states and 2 countries.
Hello! My name is Isis Burks and I am a junior here at The University of Texas at San Antonio. I transferred from Harris-Stowe State University, in St. Louis, Missouri, in August 2015. I am majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Medicine. I plan to attend Physical Therapy school and receive my doctorate in PT. I would love to rehabilitate professional, collegiate, and youth athletes. I am a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, VOICES, and the Black Health Professions Organization here at UTSA. I have received the United States National Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award and the University of Texas at San Antonio Distinguished Transfer Scholarship.
Mentoring is so valuable because it is nice to have someone that will lend a listening ear and offer help when it is needed. Being a mentor means that I can offer advice and guidance to my fellow peers. I was a mentor in high school and I loved that I was able to assist people in the best way that I could, whether it was academic, family, or social problems. I try to be a great peer mentor because as a transfer student, I know what it is like to be in a completely new environment and not know anyone or have anyone to talk to. I wish I would have known about RTE when I got here because they supply you with so many resources and information along with a peer mentor that has been in your position and that can speak from personal experience. I strive to be the mentor that I wish I could have had.
Hello! My name is Joy Rose. I am senior majoring in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Minor in sociology. I transferred from Blinn College in Brenham Texas where I was in the Marching band. I am A peer mentor for RTE, Health Honor Society Secretary, Health ambassador for Dr.Yin’s diabetes research project, and hopefully more to come! As far as interests, I love helping under-serviced communities, and working for RTE allows me to do that. After I graduate, my main focus will be impacting women’s lives through philanthropy.
What can people gain from having a mentor? People can gain not only confidence in themselves and their abilities to successfully navigate their way through the sea of young faces, but give them peace of mind knowing someone is on their side. It is easy to feel like a number when attending a university, but being apart of RTE helps students feel more involved and in-touch with the UTSA community. Having a peer mentor also allows students to become a-part of our PIVOT familia!