• Peer Mentors

     

  • Connor Becker

    Connor Becker is a rising sophomore with a major in biology with a concentration in molecular cell physiology and a minor in chemistry. He plans on attending Physical Therapy school after graduating from Monmouth. Connor is active in Greek life as a member of Phi Kappa Psi. In his free time he enjoys watching sports, swimming, and spending time with friends. In the summer he works as a lifeguard and spends most of his time at the beach.



    Taylor Bernosky

    (Peer Coordinator)

    Taylor Bernosky is a rising senior with a double major in Mathematics and Music Performance. She is a member of the Honors School and on the executive board of the Phi Eta Sigma honors society. Taylor is also an Honors School Peer Mentor and a Peer Learning Assistant. Outside of school, Taylor can be found playing the violin with many bands throughout the tri-state area. Taylor is available during the week by e-mail and by appointment.



    Taylor Campos

    Taylor Campos is a rising junior pursing a major in Computer Science with a minor in Information Technology. Taylor will be the treasurer of the Electrical and Electronic Engineers/Association of Computing Machinery club on campus for this upcoming school year. Taylor is also a proud member of Alpha Omicron Pi and has previously been a Resident Assistant on campus. Taylor will be interning with Princeton University this summer. In her spare time Taylor is usually either swimming, traveling, listening to music, or hanging out with her family or friends. Taylor is available for mentoring any day of the week with advance notice.



    Harris Kittner

    Harris Kittner is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics. His aspirations are to attain a PhD in Statistics. When outside of school, he umpires baseball and enjoys playing sports such as basketball and wiffleball with his friends. He worked as a camp counselor for four summers, and he currently tutors in the Mathematics Learning Center on campus. Harris again looks forward to helping new Monmouth University School of Science students adjust to college life and will be glad to aid anyone in search of graduate school information.



    Taylor Klodowski

    Taylor Klodowski is a rising senior commuter student pursuing a major in Software Engineering with a minor in Mathematics and Computer Science. She is a member of the Honors School and the honor society Phi Eta Sigma. Taylor is also the secretary of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers/Association of Computing Machinery (IEEE/ACM) student chapter here at Monmouth University. Outside of school when she is not programming or working on side projects, she enjoys reading, walking the boardwalk, yoga, and going to the beach with friends. Taylor is available through email or by appointment throughout the week.



    Amanda Nasta

    Amanda Nasta is a transfer student majoring in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology. She plans on going to graduate school to pursue a career as a physician assistant. During summer 2015 she intends to work as an EMT and to volunteer with the Arthritis Foundation. In her free time, she likes to work out and watch Grey's Anatomy. Amanda is available for mentoring by email or appointment during the week.



    Anna Nied

    Anna Nied is a rising sophomore pursuing a major in mathematics and education with an endorsement in secondary education. She plans on going to graduate school to obtain a masters degree in education and a certification to teach students with disabilities. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.



    Megan O'Donnell

    (Peer Coordinator)

    Megan O'Donnell is a rising senior Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy major. She is also minoring in Global Sustainability and Geographic Information Systems. She is currently working on a research project with Dr. Ursula Howson and Professor Jim Nickels analyzing the zooplankton of Barnegat Bay. Also, this summer she will be working with Dr. Tiffany Medley studying oyster populations in the Hudson River Estuary. Beyond research, she is also a tutor here at Monmouth. If Megan is not in Edison Hall or the library you can probably find her at the gym. Along with lifting she also loves to read, and she is teaching herself to play piano. Megan is available for mentoring upon request.



    Jack Olszewski

    Jack Olszewski is a rising sophomore pursuing a major in software engineering. In addition to being a peer mentor, he’s also an employee at the Student Help Desk located in Howard Hall. During his free time, he enjoys playing video games, hanging out with friends, and attending movie screenings at the Monmouth Cinema Club. He’s also a member of the Monmouth chapter of IEEE/ACM and is looking forward to attending multiple hackathons in the future. Jack is available for mentoring through email or phone, or by appointment.



    Aashna Patel

    Aashna Patel is a rising sophomore, majoring in Biology with a Concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology. She is also minoring in Chemistry and in Information Technology. Aashna is a member of the Student Alumni Association, the I’m HOPE organization, and the Chemistry Club. She is an Honors School Peer Mentor and an associate member of the Tri Beta Biological Honor Society. She does research with Professor Pavlova. Outside of school, Aashna loves to dance, read, run, and spend time with friends and family. She hopes to enroll in a graduate program after Monmouth. Aashna is available for mentoring upon request.



    Justin Schlemm

    Justin Schlemm is a rising senior commuter student pursuing a major in software engineering and a minor in mathematics. He works with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering on many projects, and in the past he has worked with the Rapid Response Institute. He plans to continue pursuing opportunities like these to extend his professional development. In his spare time, he enjoys coding on his various side projects, playing video games, discussing anything related to science and technology, and browsing Reddit. Justin is available by e-mail and by appointment most of the week.



    Kelsey Sparta

    Kelsey Sparta is a rising sophomore pursuing a major in biology with a minor in chemistry. She plans on attending veterinary school after graduating from Monmouth. Kelsey is a member of the Honors School, Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Beta Beta and the pre-vet club. In her free time, she enjoys participating in a variety of intramural sports, volunteering at local animal shelters, and spending time with family and friends.



    Jennifer Urmston

    Jennifer Urmston is a rising junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy as well as a minor in Statistics. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, the first-year honor society, as well as Beta Beta Beta, the biological honor society. She is also the Vice President of Monmouth’s Outdoors Club and an active member of Monmouth’s Environmental Club. Outside of school Jenn enjoys hiking, rock climbing, yoga, playing guitar, and painting. In the future she hopes to do work in the field of endangered species conservation and invasive species management. This summer she will be interning with the NJ Conserve Wildlife Foundation to protect endangered shorebirds along the coasts of New Jersey. Jenn is very excited to meet new incoming students.