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Meet the Peer Mentors

2018 - 2019 Peer Mentors:

 

Name: Louis Hurtado '19

Major: Mathematics and Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies

Hometown: Bronx, New York

Peer Mentor Assistant

  • My post college goal is to pursue a career in finance in either the corporate or private sector.
  • The best location to study on campus is O'Kane. It is never packed, and it is not too quiet or loud. It has everything you need such as printers and computers.
  • The best thing about Holy Cross is the range of opportunities available to you. Ask questions and utilize your resources!

 

Name: Eeliyah Beckham '19

Major: Accounting and Africana Studies

Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware

 

  • My post college goal is to teach financial literacy classes in the inner city.
  • A tip for success during your first year of College is to go to office hours and build relationships with your professors.
  • My most meaningful Holy Cross memory so far was being elected as one of the Co-Chairs of the Black Student Union.

 

Name: Bioribel Castillo '19

Major: Spanish

Hometown: Lawrence, Massachusetts

 

 

Name: Matthew Cummings '20

Major: Chemistry

Hometown: Roxbury, Massachusetts

 

  • A tip for success during your first year of College is to maintain a high level of confidence in your ability to be successful. Stay true to who you are and don't change just to fit in.
  • My favorite place on campus is the 2nd floor of Hogan because it is quiet, and the couches are comfortable.
  • The best thing about Holy Cross is that the students are nice, and the professors are dedicated to helping you learn.

 

Name: James Dale '19

Major: Sociology

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

 

  • A tip for success during your first year of College is to take courses that you are interested in, and build relationships with all of your professors.
  • My most meaningful Holy Cross memory so far is participating in the Nicaragua immersion trip. It was a humbling experience because it made me more aware of the many environmental issues that impact developing countries.
  • The best location to study on campus is the Multimedia Resource Room (MRC) because I enjoy using the white board wall.

 

Name: Martin Dorsey '19

Major: Sociology

Hometown: Wayne, Pennsylvania

 

  • My post college goals are to pursue a social work related career and to continue acting. 
  • My most meaningful Holy Cross memory so far was leading Summer Orientation the past two summers because it introduced me to some incredible Holy Cross students and staff.
  • My favorite place on campus is Memorial Plaza. It is a peaceful environment to sit down and have a conversation.

 

Name: Adeline Gutierrez Nunez '19

Major: Philosophy

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

 

  • My post college goal is to work in education, not in a traditional school setting, but to provide access through policy reform for marginalized communities to have better access to education.
  • A tip for success during your first year of College is to take classes that you are interested in. You belong in any class you choose to take!               
  • My most meaningful Holy Cross memory so far is collaborating with Ignite to create an event that celebrates women of color in creative spaces.

 

Name: Nikeitha Hallman ‘19

Major: Sociology

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

 

  • A tip for success during your first year of College is to advocate for yourself when you need help or resources. Make sure you are not just asking but acting.
  • The best location to study on campus is the Monserrat classroom in each residence hall. You can work on homework in the comfort of your own building and interact with peers from your class or your residence hall.
  • The best thing about Holy Cross is that everyone truly wants to see you thrive. This is shown by the alumni that will hire you, mentor you, and connect you with what you need just because you share that Holy Cross experience.

 

Name: Nicolas Jones ‘19

Major: Political Science and Africana Studies

Hometown: Union City, California

 

  • My post college goal is to be accepted to Officer Candidate School for the United States Marine Corps.
  • My favorite place on campus is the Hoval, especially on warm days. It is always interesting to hang out with my friends and other peers there.
  • My most meaningful Holy Cross memory so far was participating in the Black Student Union. I have made great friends and memories from my participation in the club.

 

Name: Alisa Lee '19

Major: Biology

Hometown: Lowell, Massachusetts

 

  • A tip for success during your first year of College is to not solely focus on your grades and take courses that you think are meaningful.
  • My most meaningful Holy Cross memory so far was taking a course called "Liberation Theology." It broadened my perspective and inspired me to pursue a profession that tackles social inequity.       
  • My favorite place on campus is Crossroads because a lot of Campus Activities Board (CAB) activities are there and whenever you are looking for a late night snack, it is the place to go!

 

Name: Francy Mata '19

Major: Economics

Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island

 

  • My most meaningful Holy Cross memory so far was participating in Passport. It was amazing to be able create relationships and memories before school even started.
  • A tip for success during your first year of College is to ask questions. Things tend to pile up here, so make sure you ask questions as soon as you feel unsure about something.
  • My favorite place on campus is the field house because after a stressful day it feels pretty good to be able to unwind by getting a workout in or playing ball with friends.

 

Name: Ashley Morales-Garcia ‘19

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts

 

  • My post college goal is to work at a hospital with kids or babies! Then I plan to apply to medical school.
  • The best location to study on campus is the Music Library! It is not too loud or too quiet, and sometimes you will hear instruments playing in the background.
  • The best thing about Holy Cross is its size. I love getting to know a lot of people and being able to make friendships with students from different classes.

 

Name: Leydi Pliego '20

Major: Mathematics

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

  • A tip for success during your first year of College is to stay motivated! Make time for office hours and meditate when you felt unmotivated. Making time for meditation and planning my weeks has kept me both organized and sane.
  • My most meaningful Holy Cross memory so far was Spring Break Immersion 2018. I was in a group of young ladies, all whom I have continued to keep in touch with. Spring Break Immersion allowed me to develop close relationships through service.
  • The best thing about Holy Cross is the professors! Although they may be very challenging, they will help you do well. Many even extend their office hours and are flexible in terms of extra support if it means seeing you do well!

 

 

Name: Binah Saint-Loth '19

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Hyde Park, Massachusetts

  • A tip for success during your first year of College is to expose yourself to new experiences (clubs, sports, etc). Try a little of bit of everything because you never know what you truly like until you try it!             
  • My favorite place on campus is the Cantor Art Gallery because taking in the different types of art mediums (for free) is an amazing opportunity. On some days, they even bring student musicians to play music in the gallery, which makes good study music. 
  • The best thing about Holy Cross is the fact that it is a small, liberal arts college. You have a chance to get to know your professors and take advantage of numerous opportunities that Holy Cross has to offer.

 

Name: Princy Sindurakar '20

Major: Biology

Hometown: Everett, Massachusetts

 

  • My post college goal is to pursue a medical degree and work closely in a field relating to Neurology. In the future, I would also like to travel back to Kathmandu, Nepal where I grew up and work within the medical field.         
  • The best location to study on campus is the Science Complex! You can find a good spot to focus either in the Science library or anywhere within the building.       
  • My favorite place on campus is Cool Beans because it shows the essence of our campus life, where so many different things are going on at the same time, and it changes throughout the semester.        

 

Name: Rossangelly Toro Carrillo '19

Major: Psychology and Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies

Hometown: College Point, New York

 

  • My post college goal is to attend an Occupational Therapy Doctorate program and then pursue a career that works with children with disabilities.           
  • A tip for success during your first year of College is to remember that everything requires balance so make sure you try to find your own balance. Be yourself and follow your instinct. You made it here for a reason.     
  • My most meaningful Holy Cross memory so far was walking into my Biology 162 professor's office hours to ask a simple question and we ended up spending 2 hours discussing my family and my goals. It showed me how much professors really care about you!

 

Name: Manuel Trejo '19

Major: Philosophy

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

 

  • My post college goals are to attend Graduate School for Physical Therapy and receive my Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT).          
  • A tip for success during your first year of College is to utilize all of the academic resources on campus. This includes: Bio Buddies, Chemistry PAL, Writer's Workshop, and office hours. There is no shame in asking for a little help.
  • My most meaningful Holy Cross memories so far would have to be working for Residence Life as a Resident Assistant.

 

Name: Mia Yee ‘19

Major: Anthropology and Architectural Studies

Hometown: Roslindale, Massachusetts

 

  • A tip for success during your first year of College is to be unapologetically yourself. Ask a lot of questions, use every resource you have, be open minded, be kind to yourself, be ambitious, and do not let anything limit you.
  • My most meaningful Holy Cross memory so far was having the opportunity to study abroad. It made me appreciate how great Holy Cross is, and also gave me a chance to experience a whole new place, learn a new language, and make really meaningful connections to other people.        
  • The best location to study on campus is the basement hallway in Dinand. It is in close proximity to the bathroom, printers, and water bottle station.

 

Name: Allen Zou '20

Major: Biology

Hometown: West Roxbury, Massachusetts

 

  • My post college goal is to travel and then go to medical school.
  • My most meaningful Holy Cross memory so far is attending ExplorASIAN 2017, hosted by the Advocating Student Interest in Aisa (ASIA) organization.               
  • The best thing about Holy Cross is the fact that you are surrounded by a hard working community that still manages to have fun.