• Peer Mentors


  • Reem Alsalman

    Reem Alsalman is a junior and a biology major with a concentration in molecular cell physiology, hoping to attend dental school after graduation. Reem is a member of the Honors School and Phi Eta Sigma; a peer tutor; vice president of the MSA; a writer for Arete, the honors school newsletter; and a Global Ambassador at Monmouth. In her free time, Reem enjoys running, shadowing her dentist, traveling, and reading. She is currently working on starting up a Pre-Dental club, and is available for peer mentoring upon request.

    Taylor Bernosky

    Taylor Bernosky is a sophomore 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.

    Alejandra Bolanos

    Alejandra Bolanos is a sophomore with a major in Biology, a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology, and a minor in Chemistry. Her career goal is to earn a MD/PhD in medicine and to specialize in dermatology. She wants to provide healthcare services to underprivileged families, not only here in the United States, but also in South America. She participates in many clubs on campus and is a sister of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority. Her passions include volunteering and also art, specifically sculpture. In her free time, she enjoys canoeing and camping.

    Peter Chace

    Peter Chace is a double major in Chemistry and Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy and is also pursuing a minor in statistics. Outside the classroom he works in two research labs, studying marine ecology under Dr. Ursula Howson as well as analytical and environmental chemistry under Dr. Tsanangurayi Tongesayi. Peter is an avid SCUBA and Free Diver and also heavily involved in Monmouth’s Outdoors Club. He spends much of his spare time and weekends backpacking, kayaking, and spearfishing. Peter plans to continue on to graduate school and eventually earn his doctorate in Chemical Oceanography, particularly relating to the biogeochemistry of sediments in extreme habitats.

    Nicole Famularo

    (Peer Coordinator)

    Nicole Famularo is currently a junior at Monmouth University. She is double majoring in Chemistry with a Concentration in Advanced Chemistry and Chemistry with a Concentration in Chemical Physics, as well as minoring 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, Nicole enjoys reading mystery novels, going to the beach, and watching baseball. She is very approachable and outgoing. She is excited for 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.

    Patrick Fedick

    (Peer Coordinator)

    Patrick Fedick is currently a double major in Chemistry, with a concentration in Advanced Chemistry, and Psychology. He is pursing two minors in Physics and Information Technology. When Patrick is not in class he does research with Dr. Tongesayi and serves as a lab assistant for the Chemistry and Information Technology Departments, a Peer Learning Assistant, a Supplemental Instructor, a Peer Tutor, and the President of the Chemistry Club. He is always around on campus! After Monmouth he plans on working towards a PhD in analytical chemistry. When not doing school-related activities at Monmouth, he enjoys reading at the beach, watching MMA, and working out.

    Harris Kittner

    Harris Kittner is a sophomore 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 looks forward to helping new Monmouth University School of Science students adjust to college life.

    Jessica Kozma

    (Peer Coordinator)

    Jessica Kozma is a senior pursuing a degree in Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics. She is also working towards completing minors in Computer Science and Business Administration. She is a member of the Honor’s 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 in Applied Mathematics or Statistics upon finishing her degree at Monmouth University in hopes to achieve a PhD. 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.

    Jennifer Lee

    Jennifer Lee is a sophomore pursuing a major in biology with a concentration in molecular cell physiology and a minor in chemistry with plans to attend medical school after graduation. Jennifer is also a member of the Honors School and Alpha Omicron Pi. On campus, she works as an Honors School Peer Mentor, Residential Hall Assistant as well as working in the Biology department. Outside of school, she enjoys running to the beach, baking, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. Jennifer is available to meet any time when she is not in class; advance notice is appreciated.

    Courtney Locke

    (Peer Coordinator)

    Courtney Locke is a Software Engineering Major. She also is working toward completing minors in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Business Administration with a Concentration in Management. When not in class Courtney is lab assisting for IT-100 courses, or working outside jobs. After completing her undergrad at Monmouth University, Courtney would like to pursue a Master’s Degree. Her dream is to work for Walt Disney Imagineering. Courtney is very outgoing, and easily makes friends with all types of people. She enjoys many different hobbies and has many different interests. When not in class or working, Courtney enjoys spending her time with her friends, going to Yankee baseball and Devils hockey games, and traveling. She wishes to see the entirety of the world in her lifetime. Courtney is available for peer mentoring by request.

    Emily Lucas

    Emily Lucas is currently a sophomore Biology major with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology. She is also minoring in Chemistry. At Monmouth University, she is an active member of: Tri Beta Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society. As an athlete, Emily was a member of the competitive Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse team winning the North East Conference title and the opportunity to advance to the NCAA tournament in 2013. She is currently an intern with Dr. Karasic at Monmouth Medical Center. After graduation, Emily plans on perusing a career as a Physician Assistant. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at her near by church, spending time on the beach, and working out at the gym. Emily resides on campus, and is enthusiastically looking forward to mentoring and helping first year students as a peer mentor. She is very approachable and is available upon request.

    Chris Mahrous

    Chris Mahrous is currently a junior and is a biology major with a concentration in molecular cell physiology and a minor in chemistry. Chris is a science enthusiast and is particularly interested in the chemistry and biology of the human body. His career goal is to earn a PhD / MD and practice medicine in a hospital setting. Aside from academics, Chris enjoys the outdoors, sports such as soccer and football, being with friends, and enjoying life to its fullest by trying new things all of the time. Chris is very outgoing and enjoys meeting new people in hopes of making new friendships. He enjoys helping others, and understands the potential positive effects of being a peer mentor on Monmouth University First Year Students.

    Monali Patel

    Monali Patel is a senior biology major with a concentration in molecular cell physiology and is hoping to attend medical school after graduation. Monali is also a member of the Honors School and is a Monmouth Medical Scholar. Additionally, she stays involved on campus as a member of both Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Beta Beta Beta, and Circle K. In her free time, Monali enjoys playing tennis, reading, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is available for peer mentoring by request.

    Justin Schlemm

    (Peer Coordinator)

    Justin Schlemm is a sophomore 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 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.

    Kara Snyder

    Kara Snyder is a Freshman Chemistry and Education major with a concentration in Secondary Education and is planning on minoring in physics. Kara is a member of the Honors School. Kara is also a Student Government Association Senator and Human and Community Relations chairperson. Another club that Kara is actively involved in is the Resident Hall Association. Kara will be an Orientation Leader for the New Student Orientation in the summer and will be a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Chemistry in the fall. Kara’s favorite things to do is watching and playing basketball and hanging out with friends. Email is the best way to contact her.