Get acquainted with the faces of the Peer Mentoring Program
I am a Graphic Design major, Creative Writing minor with a real talent for writing stories. I'm hoping to become a successful author who occasionally designs and dabbles in writing movies. I became a Peer Mentor because I really have a sense of belonging as a student at Lesley University College of Art and Design, and I really wanted to be a part of the community as much as possible. I have a strong sense of wanting others to feel just as comfortable and belonging in their environment as I do. I really enjoyed having my artwork up in the student center last semester, at one point someone has asked me what my inspiration was and I really started to get the bigger picture of what being an artist means.
My name is Emily Chadwick and I am a senior photography major, I have minors in design and sociology. I am trying to use my interest in sociology to photograph families, and the underlying tensions between them in my work currently.
I became a peer mentor my sophomore year here, while in high school I was pushed into a leadership role and denied it. I wanted to become a leader and someone that younger students could come to with questions and concerns. I think the best memory was at the end of my first year as a peer mentor I received three emails from different mentees thanking me for the hard work and encouragement I had expressed towards them. One of these students is now a junior and still calls me her peer mentor and always comes to me first when she needs help or has questions
I'm a senior photography major, who is also studying for my master's of visual art education at Lesley. I have been a peer mentor since I was a sophomore at the College of Art and Design, which was when the program was still pretty new. Since we get recommended to be a peer mentor by faculty and have to apply, I initially joined to get more leadership experience and to help make a freshman's transition into art school a little bit easier. I have a lot of memories as a peer mentor, but some of my best came during my sophomore year because I was just a freshman the year before, so I felt like I could relate to the students the most that year out of my three of being a peer mentor.
Hi, I'm Jen Epervary, a Design major with an illustration minor. I've been a peer mentor since I was a sophomore and now moving into my senior year, I'm still so excited to be apart of this program. I became a peer mentor because I felt like I could make a difference in the life of an incoming freshmen like my peer mentor did. I wanted to be a guide as well as a helping hand into the scary transition from high school to college. My best memory so far is the artist talks we had with the group of peer mentors; learning about each others skills, work and potential future was eye opening and inspiring!
Erin is a junior Illustration major minoring in Book Arts from central Massachusetts who specializes in digital mediums and paint. She hopes to some day illustrate for publishing companies and own a french bull dog.
I'm a junior illustration major who wants to focus their work on character design, nature, and the occult. I became a peer mentor to guide freshmen through the complex and sometimes scary world of art school. I have really loved working together with my friends to create a welcoming environment for new students at Lesley University College of Art and Design.
Hi there! My name is Julia Michael Messier and I'm a junior illustration major with a minor in creative writing. I'm finally living out my passion for film this semester and am currently working on making my first short! I became a peer mentor to help the freshman, because I remember what it once was like when I was first coming to this school! My best memory as a peer mentor so far is all the classes and bonding time we have together as a group to grow closer and have fun!
I am a Sophomore Design major and Photography minor at Lesley University College of Art and Design. I wanted to become a peer mentor because I enjoy being a helping hand to incoming students and want to give them the best transition to college as possible. One of my favorite parts of being a peer mentor was seeing all of the amazing work the Freshman had made for their first critique and then seeing them grow throughout their first year of school.
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