Get acquainted with the faces of the Peer Mentoring Program
Hey my names Georgina and I'm a senior fine arts major. My work focuses on exploration of shapes and relationships through abstract imagery. The best part of being a peer mentor is helping students get comfortable with the school and become an active part of the community.
Hi there! My name is Tynan Byrne and I'm a senior photography major with a minor in illustration. My work (primarily video installation) focuses on the recognition of phenomenon and our ability to make connections with what we've experienced in order to progress and grow. I've been a peer mentor for three years now because I really care about how students preserver through their first year to have a worthwhile and comfortable transition into college. My role in this is to be their personal peer support, helping them with scheduling and to offer advice and a helping hand if they need it.
Hi! My name is Ryan Eagle, and I am a junior Illustration major with a double minor in Creative Writing and Visual Narrative. My work tends to focus a lot on mythology, folklore, and the natural world. I am a Peer Mentor because I love to work with first year students and to make sure that their first year goes as smoothly as possible.
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!
My name is Charlie Espaillat and I am a sophomore Illustration major. As an artist I am fascinated by the human figure and interested in learning more digital media skills. I became a peer mentor in order to get more involved with the Lesley community and to be of help to incoming students. Peer mentoring has been a rewarding endeavor.
Hello there! My name is Cameron Grant and I'm a sophomore Animation major! The artwork I do focuses on themes of surrealism and absurdity through means of satire and experimentation in animation/illustration. I became a peer mentor because I wanted to help freshman feel comfortable and confident in their artwork, as well as college experience as a whole. In my spare-time I photoshop myself with funny looking orangutans and am a non-monastic Theravada Buddhist. Hope to see you around!
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 junior photography major. I approach my subjects from a documentarian style, but use my camera to change and abstract information and people. I think of my work as being a collaboration with friends where we are telling a unique story to others.
Hello, my name is Hannah and I'm a junior photography major. My work focuses on what it means to be a women in today's society. Along with this topic I also have a fascination with what happens after one dies and what is left afterwards. I'm a peer mentor because I want to make incoming Freshmen know that they are not alone because I have been through the same struggles that they have.
Hi, I'm Brittany, a Sophomore Photography major and this year I've been making work based on my relationship with strangers and new work on relationships with old friends. My peer mentor last year encouraged me to become one too. I'm happy I had this chance to get to know and become friends with my mentor!
Hi, my name is Danielle and I'm a junior Photography major and Psychology minor. My focus is on analog photography specifically black and white portraiture. I'm a peer mentor because I love helping people, whether that be a new student or a transfer, it's also a great way to meet other artists!
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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