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School of Science

Meet the Mentors

Kellsey Church

Kellsey Church is a senior majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in medicine. At Monmouth, Kellsey plays on the Women’s Club Soccer team and is an active member of the Greek organization Alpha Xi Delta. As part of Greek life, she serves as the Director of Fellowship on the Panhellenic cabinet. She is also a part of the Honors school and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society. This year she is starting her thesis research with Dr. Tongesayi on the heavy metal content and speciation in electronic cigarettes. Kellsey loves staying active and traveling, so she also studied abroad in Florence, Italy during the fall of her junior year. During her time off from school she plays club soccer and loves to spend time with her friends and family.

Shannon Coyle

Shannon Coyle is a junior majoring in Software Engineering and minoring in Mathematics and Statistics.  She is also the president of the IEEE/ACM club we have for CS/SE students on campus.  This is her second year as a Peer Mentor and she’s here to help with the transition process in any way possible!


Samantha Perez

Samantha Perez is a senior majoring in Health Studies with a Health Science track. She is minoring in Biology. After graduation, Sam plans to work in healthcare. She is on eboard for MU’s Youth Activist Group and SPECTRUM. She also has experience working in research laboratories, school nursing offices and medical clinics. In her free time, Sam loves to meditate, garden, read and practice her ukulele.


Emily Tumbaco

Emily Tumbaco is a senior majoring in Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics with a minor in Computer Science. After graduating from Monmouth, she hopes to enroll in graduate school and ultimately pursue a career in Data Science. In her free time, she enjoys practicing working out, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.