• Peer Mentors


  • 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.

    Nicole Famularo

    (Peer Coordinator)

    Nicole Famularo is a senior double majoring in Chemistry with a Concentration in Advanced Chemistry and Chemistry with a Concentration in Chemical Physics, with minors in Mathematics and Physics. She is a tutor at the Math Learning Center and a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Chemistry. She is also a member of Monmouth University’s Honors School and Phi Eta Sigma. After graduating, Nicole plans on pursuing a PhD in Physical Chemistry. In her spare time, she enjoys reading mystery novels, going to the beach, and watching baseball. She is very outgoing and enjoys the opportunity to share her experiences and help her fellow students in any way she can. Nicole is available weekdays in the morning or afternoon by appointment.

    Harris Kittner

    Harris Kittner is a rising senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics. He plans on minoring in Physics. His aspirations are to attain a PhD in either Mechanical Engineering or some form of Mathematics. When outside of school, he umpires baseball and enjoys playing sports such as basketball and wiffleball with his friends. Harris has experience working with others, as he worked as a camp counselor for the past four summers. He again looks forward to helping new Monmouth University School of Science students adjust to college life.

    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 Honor’s 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 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 E-Mail or by appointment throughout the week.

    Jessica Kozma

    (Peer Coordinator)

    Jessica Kozma is a senior pursuing a degree in Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics. She is also working toward completing minors in Computer Science and Business Administration. She is a member of the Honors School and is currently writing her thesis in statistics. She has been inducted into Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honors Society, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computing Honors Society. Jessica can be found on campus in the Math Learning Center as a tutor and at all of the math club meetings as an officer of the club. She plans on attending graduate school to obtain a PhD in Applied Mathematics or Statistics. Outside of school Jessica’s interests are reading, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. Jessica is available for peer mentoring any weekday with advance notice.

    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 the summer she plans on working as an EMT and to volunteer with the Arthritis Foundation. In her free time, she likes to workout and watch Grey's Anatomy. Amanda is available for mentoring by email or appointment during the week.

    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 the 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. Other than research, she is also a tutor here at Monmouth. If Megan is not in Edison 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.

    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 Information Technology. Aashna is a member of the Student Alumni Association, the I’m HOPE organization and the Chemistry Club as well as an Honor School Peer Mentor. She is also an associate member of the Tri Beta Biological Honors 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 on attending a graduate program after Monmouth. Aashna is available to mentor upon request.

    Imari Patel

    Imari Patel is currently a rising senior majoring in biology with a concentration in cell molecular physiology and minoring in chemistry, who wishes to matriculate to medical school upon graduation from Monmouth University. She is also a student coordinator for the Peer Mentoring program through the Honors school, as well as a Monmouth Medical Scholar, Peer Tutor, Peer Learning Assistant, member of the TriBeta honor society and the Service Chair of Phi Eta Sigma. In her free time, Imari enjoys shadowing physicians, taking on creative art projects, practicing Bharatanatyam, and traveling to new intriguing places. She is an avid recycler and hopes to bring about awareness of fun ways of becoming "green" across campus. Imari is an outgoing and approachable individual, who is available during the week upon request via email. She is eager to meet and interact with the incoming first year students.

    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 Rapid Response Institute and the computer science and software engineering department on many projects, and he plans to continue pursuing opportunities to continue 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.