Peer Mentors

  • Joanei Davis

    University College Mentor

    IUP Senior studying Political Science with Pre-Law Concentration

    Accomplishments: Dean's List

    Campus Involvement: Douglass Debate Team, Pre-Law Society

    Future Plans: Intern at the Philadelphia District Attorney Office

    Academic Resource Center: Tuesday 5-8 pm and Wednesday 6-8

    Andrew Gautner

    University College Mentor

    IUP Sophomore studying Criminology

    Accomplishments: Dean's List

    Campus Involvement: Criminology Association

    Future Plans: Pursue a master's degree in Criminology and obtain an internship with the FBI

    Academic Resource Center: Wednesday 6-8 pm

    Anna Herman

    University College Mentor

    IUP Senior studying HR and Management

    Accomplishments: Dean's List, Jane Banks Scholarship Recipient

    Campus Involvement: Phi Gamma Nu Vice President of New Membership, Student Philanthropy Council Vice President of Senior Class Gift, Crimson Guide and Student Success Leader

    Future Plans: Attend graduate school

    Academic Resource Center: Sunday 2-4 pm, Monday 2-4 pm, and Wednesday 2-4 pm

    Melissa Horak

    LEAD Mentor

    IUP Senior studying Psychology Honors Major and Criminology Minor

    Accomplishments: Dean's List, Honor program in Psychology Phi Eta Sigma Honors Fraternity

    Campus Involvement: Independent Study for Psychology, Phi Eta Sigma, Psi Chi

    Future Plans: Pursue a master's degree in forensic psychology

    Academic Resource Center: Thursday 6-8 pm

    Stella Jarmulowicz

    LEAD Mentor

    IUP Junior studying Criminology and Psychology Dual Major with a Military Leadership Minor

    Accomplishments: Dean's List, Honors College and ROTC Scholarships

    Campus Involvement: ROTC, Honors College, Office Assistant for the Geography and Regional Planning Office, Student Success Leader

    Future Plans: Complete 4+1 Master's Program for Criminology, work for FBI/Law enforcement after graduation

    Academic Resource Center: Monday 4-6 pm

    Alaura Johnson

    LEAD Mentor

    IUP Senior studying Criminology with a double minor in Pan African Studies and Women & Gender Studies

    Accomplishments: Dean's List, Board of Governors - Promising Scholar

    Campus Involvement: Co-president of NAACP, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, PA Student Power Network

    Future Plans: Attend graduate school in Fall 2020 at Lincoln University

    Academic Resource Center: Thursday 4-6 pm

    Mikayla Lovelace

    LEAD Mentor

    IUP Sophomore studyingChemistry -Pre-Pharmacy Major with a Mathematics Minor

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Promising Scholar and Sutton Scholar

    Campus Involvement: Women’s Basketball and Student Success Leader, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    Future Plans: Attend Pharmacy School

    Academic Resource Center: Sunday 6-8 pm

    Angaziya Malenge

    University College Mentor

    IUP Sophomore studying Sociology

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Needs Scholarship, Pittsburgh Promise and Students of the month

    Campus Involvement: Student Success Leader, Vice President of PASA, Major and Career Exploration Center

    Future Plans Obtain an internship and pursue a master’s degree

    Academic Resource Center: Thursday 6-8 pm

    Tyra McGarvie

    LEAD Mentor

    IUP Junior studying Marketing major and graphic design minor

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, LSE Writing Award, Sutton Upper-men Scholarship, Eberly Business Scholarship

    Campus Involvement: Sigma Sigma Sigma Lambda, American Marketing Association, Eberly Digital Marketing team, National Society of Leadership and Success, Eberly Junior Honors Business Cohort

    Future Plans: Work for an advertising firm

    Academic Resource Center: Wednesday 4-6 pm

    Anna Mechling

    University College Mentor

    IUP Senior studyingSociology and Journalism/ PR double major

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Napier Wilson Scholarship, Pittsburgh Promise scholarship, Promising Scholar, Esko Newhill Scholarship Award for Excellence (Sociology)

    Campus Involvement: ARAMARK employee, The Penn writer, Student Philanthropy Council Social Media Chair, Circle K International Treasurer Chair, Promising Scholar, National Society of Leadership and Success

    Future Plans: Obtain an internship in Sociology and pursue a master’s degree

    Academic Resource Center: Thursday 4-6 pm

    April Murdick

    LEAD Mentor

    IUP Junior studyingAccounting

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Sutton Scholar, Eberly Business Honors Program

    Campus Involvement: Student Success Leader, Field Trip Chair of Student Accounting Association, Phi Gamma Nu

    Future Plans: Intern next summer for BDO in their Tax department

    Academic Resource Center: Sunday 6-8 pm 

    Andrew Muth

    University College Mentor

    IUP Sophomore studyingMusic Education

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Eagle Scout, Commanders Award for Public Service Recipient

    Campus Involvement: Marching Band and Pep Band

    Future Plans: Become a high school music teacher

    Academic Resource Center: Tuesday 4-6 pm

    Frank Owusu

    University College Mentor

    IUP Sophomore studyingCriminology and Psychology Dual major

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Phi Eta Sigma

    Future Plans: Obtain an internship in law enforcement, enter the police academy

    Academic Resource Center: Wednesday 4-6 pm

    Jake Pascarella

    University College Mentor

    IUP Senior studyingManagement Information Systems Major with a Cyber Security minor

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List and Cook Honors College

    Campus Involvement: Phi Gamma Nu, Cyber Club, Sailing Club, COBSAC, IT Support Center, Lively Arts Usher

    Future Plans: Work in IT Security

    Academic Resource Center: Monday 6-8 pm

    Jessica Poley

    LEAD Mentor

    IUP Sophomore studyingCriminology with a concentration in Pre- Law, minors in Women's and Gender Studies, and Philosophy

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Jacquelin Alexis Watson Memorial Scholarship, Sutton Scholarship

    Campus Involvement: Secretary of Student Government Association, Secretary of IUP College Democrats, Sigma Alpha lota International Music Fraternity, Women's and Gender Studies Club, IUP Marching Band, Volunteer Specialist with the Haven Project, Marching Band

    Future Plans: Attend law school

    Academic Resource Center: Sunday 4-6 pm

    Emily Risinger

    IUP Sophomore studyingMiddle Level Education with a Math Concentration

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, PSAC Scholar Athlete, Sutton Scholar and Promising Scholar

    Campus Involvement: Kappa Delta Pi, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

    Future Plans: Teach and spread my passion for learning to my students

    Academic Resource Center: Monday 4-6 pm

    Chaelon Swaney

    University College Mentor

    IUP Junior studyingAsian Studies and English Dual Major

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Chemistry Award of Academic Achievement, Sutton Scholar Scholarship

    Campus Involvement: Resident Hall Council and AKI

    Future Plans: Study Abroad and continuing education for a master’s degree in TESOL

    Academic Resource Center: Tuesday 6-8 pm 

    Melissa Szmurlo

    University College Mentor

    IUP Senior studyingPsychology major, biology & Special Ed. Minors

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Volunteer with Alzheimer's Association

    Campus Involvement: Phi Gamma Nu

    Future Plans: Intern for the Alzheimer' Association and pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology with a focus in neuropsychology

    Academic Resource Center: Monday 6-8 pm

    Chloe Tubbs

    LEAD Mentor

    IUP Senior studyingMusic Education with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, AAUW 2019 Scholarship

    Campus Involvement: Delta Omicron and Resident Assistant

    Future Plans: Pursue an internship in social work and teach domestically or abroad.

    Academic Resource Center: Sunday 4-6 pm

    Kyle Varone

    LEAD Mentor

    IUP Senior studyingMarketing major, journalism and PR minor

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Board of Governors Scholarship recipient

    Campus Involvement: IUP Ambassadors, Crimson Guide, Ultimate Frisbee, Club Soccer and American Marketing Association

    Future Plans: Move to a big city and see what life has in store for me

    Academic Resource Center: Tuesday 2-4:45 pm

    Kamrynn Wantz

    University College Mentor

    IUP Junior studyingCommunications Media

    Accomplishments: Dean’s List and Sutton Scholar

    Campus Involvement: Sigma Kappa Sorority

    Future Plans: Pursue a career in Event Marketing

    Academic Resource Center: Thursday 2-4 pm