The College of Art and Design's Peer Mentors are here to help incoming freshmen and current first year students. This group of sophomores and juniors offers support for academic questions and provides guidance during the transition into college.
Hey there, I’m Chai, a Sophomore Photography major. In my work, I focus on the concept of identity within myself and others. I'm a peer mentor because I love helping people. The transition between the last days of high school to the first days of college can be scary and difficult. I want to help make that transition as easy as possible for incoming students.
Hey! I'm Emma, a sophomore and Photography major. I love expressing my passion of dance through photography. I've found it's an exciting way to merge two passions and create one beautiful image. Peer Mentoring allows me to help new students who feel excited, scared and ready to be inspired – just as I did coming into art school.Untitled, Inkjet print, 2016
Howdy! My name is Henry Deltano and I’m a sophomore graphic designer. My design work revolves around exploration, process, and finding the best solutions to a problem. I also am minoring in illustration. I want to change the world through creation. I’m excited to be a peer mentor because I love teaching people tricks and tips, plus I know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed at a new place.
(When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d. flowers, money. 2016.)
My name's Jhair, but you can call me Jhai. I'm a happy-go-lucky, mega nerdy and sometimes weird sophomore Illustration major. Since the moment I could pick up a pencil, I was in love with creating art. I took inspiration from childhood T.V. shows, comics, and my own family. I'm always trying to come up with the next cool thing to create. I'm just about as excited to be a Peer Mentor as I am to study at the College of Art and Design. One thing I love to do is make connections and help people. It feels great to have the opportunity to help growing artists find their way. I want to share experiences, bring assistance and watch every one around me develop and grow their confidence, knowledge and artistic prowess!
Hi there! My name is Karen Judin and I am a junior photography major. My work focuses on people and how they interact with the world around them. I am a Peer Mentor because I love getting to know and help the incoming freshmen. I also love getting to see what other artists are doing and have often been inspired by my mentees work in the past.
Harvard Square, Archival Inkjet print, 2015
Hello, I’m Katherine Shannon. I am a sophomore graphic design major with a business minor. I became a peer mentor to help guide students through their college experience, and to motivate and encourage students to realize their full potential as artists.
Hi, my name is Khyle Parke and I am a junior illustration major. In my work I tend to focus on the details, with the intent of setting a soothing atmosphere. I decided to become a peer mentor because I find joy in helping those who may need it and to also become better connected to the College of Art and Design community.
Marlin Fitzwater, pencil and digital, 2016
My name is Madison Fogg. I am an undecided Sophomore, but thinking about pursuing photography or illustration as my area of study. As an experimental artist, my work varies from different subjects. Currently much of my work focuses on the creation of digital archives and why people feel the need to save things. I am a Peer Mentor because I want to help guide incoming freshmen through their first year of art school. It can be scary and challenging, so it is always nice to know someone is there to help you throughout the process!
IDFK. Charcoal, Scratchboard, Pencil, Pen, Eraser, and Pen. 2016.
Hi, my name is Mitchell Gonzales. I’m a sophomore animation major with a minor in graphic design. I enjoy telling stories and creating scenes with a lot of action and emotion. I became a peer mentor because I believe as artists, it is our job to support each other. There’s no better way to develop than to learn from someone with more experience. Freshman year can be tough, but my goal is to help you stay inspired and to make you ask questions!
Hello everyone! I’m Morgan Caricchio, a junior Illustration major. My work is very stylistic, it focuses on textural patterns and designs through many medias inspired by nature and the natural world. I became a peer mentor because I love helping incoming students, both first years and transfers, and providing the support they need to get acclimated to school.
Opposites. Ink and gouache on Bristol. 2015
Hello! My name is Olive, I'm a junior photography major with a minor in business management. My work focuses on fashion and commercial manipulation and distortion of the body. I also have a fascination with documentation and black and white portraiture. I am a peer mentor because I want to be a personal source of help and information to first year and transfer students. My goal is to make them feel comfortable exploring our community and most importantly, to have fun!Untitled, Inkjet Print, 2015
The Parents, Digital Illustration, 2016
Hello, my name is Rocky Cotard. I am a junior Illustration major with a Fine Arts minor. I am a Peer Mentor because I understand not everybody needs help, but those that do are grateful to find it. I remember my freshman year at Lesley University – I was unaware of the classes I needed to sign up for and student life in general. In explaining these worries to my Peer Mentor I received a measure of confidence that enabled me to get through it. Getting the chance to assist someone when they are worried whether they should take Intaglio or Screen Printing is something that I look forward to.
Bomb Shell/ Bomb Site, Digital Illustration, 2016
Hi there! My name is Sara Alfageeh, I'm a Junior Illustration major trying to minor in everything I can get my hands on. I work primarily in digital format, but have a deep fondness for brush pens. I do my best to evoke movement and energy in my work. I am fascinated by the platform art can create to project voices not often heard. Peer mentoring seemed like a natural step for me to take. I wanted to be able to help new students the way my upperclassmen friends did during my freshman year. College can be an intimidating milestone, but peer mentors can ease in that transition with their experience and genuine support.
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For more information about the Peer Mentoring Program, contact:
Julie Stanwood Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Angela Mittiga Assistant Director of Academic Advising