Peer Mentors

Lots of programs offer peer mentoring. What makes BRIDGES mentors different is that each and every one of them started just where you are today. They came to Pitt on a scholarship and decided to join our community to meet new people, maximize their academic performance, and experience Pitt to the fullest. Having been in your shoes, our mentors are uniquely positioned to share the tricks of the trade that will help you get the most out of your education and your time at Pitt. They’re like your well-connected older siblings on campus.
You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with your mentor in small groups during monthly Pitt Stops.

"At Pitt Stops, I could talk to someone who went through the experience of being a freshman in a new world. If I had any problems or got lost for the 50th time, I could talk to my mentor and they would always have a solution (probably because they had the same problems). It was reassuring to realize there were other people who were as lost as me because it made me realize that it is okay to be lost. I have found my way and I’m sure all freshman do sooner or later." -Jonathan Dawlabani, Chemistry

 

 

2018-2019 BRIDGES Mentors

Oluwatobi Ajimoko - Senior

Oluwatobi Ajimoko

Office hours: Mondays from 4-5pm  

Hometown: Williamstown, NJ

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Economics and Africana Studies majors with an African Studies certificate

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 2

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Dakota Arnold - Sophomore

Office hours: Tuesdays from 11-12 pm

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Communications major; Film Studies minor; certificate in ASL

Years as a BRIDGES mentor:1

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Dara Broadnax - Junior

Office hours: Mondays from 3-4 pm

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Major - Communications and Africana Studies; Minor - Political Science

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 2

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Timotheus Hinton - Senior

Office hours: Wednesdays from 2-3 pm

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Computer Science major; Legal Studies minor

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 3

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Lauryn Hood - Senior

Office hours: Wednesdays at 9-10 am

Hometown: Ypsilanti, Michigan

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Major- Finance, Minor- Spanish

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 3

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Rachel Hopkins - Junior

Office Hours: Mondays at 12 -1 pm

Hometown: Telford, PA (Bucks County)

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Majors in Psychology and Sociology, minor in Social Work

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 2

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Eddie Lasker - Sophomore

Office hours: Tuesdays from 2-3 pm

Hometown: Houston, TX

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Psychology major; neuroscience minor

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 1

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Amari Long - Sophomore

Office hours: Wednesdays from 11-12 pm

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Spanish major

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 1

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Julie Mercer - Junior

Office hours: Wednesdays from 12-1 pm

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Pharmacy

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 2

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Kristiana Mitchell - Senior

Office hours: Thursdays at 12-1 pm

Hometown: Bowie, MD

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Computer Science major; Economics minor

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 3

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Lotanna Ojukwu - Senior

Office hours: Wednesdays from 10-11 am

Hometown: Albany, NY

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Major - Neuroscience; Minors - Africana Studies and Chemistry; certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 3

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Morgan Ottley - Sophomore

Office hours: Wednesdays from 3-4 pm

Hometown: Laurel, MD

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Neuroscience major; Chemistry, Dance, GSWS - minors

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 1

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Kendra Plummer - Junior

Office Hours: Tuesdays from 10-11 am

Hometown: Ewing, NJ

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Psychology, Anthropology majors

Years as a BRIDGES mentor:  2

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Carine Rosenberg - Senior

Office hours: Thursdays from 1-2 pm

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Biology major; Chemistry and Africana Studies minors

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 3

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Brittany Royes - Junior

Office hours: Tuesdays from 1-2 pm

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Psychology major; Chemistry and Chinese minors; certificate in Asian Studies

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 2

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Andre Sydnor - Junior

Office hours: Mondays from 2-3 pm

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Neuroscience and Molecular Biology (biochemistry) majors, Italian Minor

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 1

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Jerome White - Senior

Office hours: Wednesdays from 1-2 pm

Hometown: Frederick, MD

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Neuroscience major; crative writing minor

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 3

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Charis Williams - Junior

Office hours: Tuesdays from 12-1 pm

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Biological Sciences major; Spanish minor; certificate in Global Studies

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 2

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Kyle Wyche - Senior

Office hours: Friday 12pm-1pm

Hometown: Wyndmoor, Pa

Major(s), minor(s), certificate(s): Ecology & Evolution Major, Chemistry Minor

Years as a BRIDGES mentor: 3 

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