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Meet The Mentors


Andres Penso
*

Pronouns: He/Him

Year: Sophomore

Major: Rhetoric and Media Studies 

Hometown: Houston, TX

Interests: Books, video games, pasta, anime, and languages

Favorite spot on campus: Reflection pool and rose garden

 

 

Ariel Moyal*

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Sophomore

Major: Environmental Studies

Hometown: Alameda, CA

Interests: Climbing, college outdoors, podcasts, volunteering

Favorite spot on campus: Reflecting pool

 

 

Ayla Kumano*

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Sophomore 

Major: International Affairs

Hometown: Aliso Viejo, CA

Interests: Eating, cooking, camping, running, photography, crafts

Favorite spot on campus: The little nook by the swings in the garden 

  

 

Carlos Sanchez*

Pronouns: He/Him

Year: Junior

Major: Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, & Economics 

Hometown: South Central Los Angeles, CA

Interests: Guitar/music, soccer, Latin American ancestry

Favorite spot on campus: GLU Office

 

 

Cyan Cowap*

Pronouns: She/her

Year: Sophomore

Major: Art (Studio)

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Interests: Art, comic books, video games, cats

Favorite spot on campus: Field Arts Building

 

 

Elvira Ruan*

Pronouns: She/Her
 
Year: Junior
 
Major: Psychology 
 
Hometown: Torrance, CA
 
Interests: Movies, knitting, soccer
 
Favorite spot on campus: Outdoor pool
 
 
 


Gabby Lopez
*

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Junior

Major: Classics

Hometown: Lancaster, CA

Interests: Music, movies, dance, and art

Favorite spot on campus: Music section in the library


Jennifer Anderson
*

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Sophomore

Major: Art History & Religious Studies 

Hometown: Kailua Kona, HI

Interests: Coffee, used bookstores, and flowers 

Favorite spot on campus: Benches in the back of Manor House

 

 


Kaili-Ann Akimseu
*

Pronouns:She/Her

Year: Sophomore 

Major: Chemistry 

Hometown: Miliani, HI

Interests: Going to the beach, playing softball, hiking

Favorite spot on campus: Pamplin

 

 


Lizeth Vargas
*

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Junior

Major: Sociology & Anthropology 

Hometown: Houston, TX

Interests: Basketball, football, books, and boba

Favorite spot on campus: MRC

 

Marlene Guzman*

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Sophomore

Major: Environmental Studies

Hometown: Altadena, CA

Interests: Hiking, volunteering, embroidering, and climbing 

Favorite spot on campus: N/A

 

 

Miguel Posada*

Pronouns: He/Him

Year: Sophomore

Major: SOAN - Rhetoric/Media Studies

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Interests: Hiking, eating, Carly Rae Jepson, social issues, working out, and Pokemon Go

Favorite spot on campus: Lawn by the reflecting pool

 

Restum Mohammed*

Pronouns: He/Him

Year: Sophomore

Major: Philosophy 

Hometown: Awaday, Ethiopia 

Interests: Cross country, track, reading, movies, 

Favorite spot on campus: Reflection pool

 

 


Simran Handa
*

Pronouns: She/Her

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Hometown: Mukilteo, WA

Interests: Hiking, traveling, stargazing, yoga, and medicine  

Favorite spot on campus: First floor of library near reading room, looking out onto reflection pool

 

 

Yonas Habte*

Pronouns: He/Him

Year: Junior

Major: Economics

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Interests: Play soccer, hangout with friends, workout

Favorite spot on campus: Reflecting pool, Griswold stadium

 

 

 

*Mentor proudly identify as a first-generation college student (one of the first in their family to attend a four year institution of higher education)!

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