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Meet the Mentors

Mia Collucci (Peer Coordinator)

Mia Collucci is a junior majoring in biology with a concentration in molecular cell physiology. She is an Honors School Peer Mentor, as well as a member of both the Beta Beta Beta and Phi Eta Sigma Honors Societies. She is involved in Greek Life as an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha. She will be a student instructor in Microbiology this fall semester and will also be tutoring in that subject. After graduating from MU, Mia plans to further her education in graduate school to pursue a career in medicine. In her free time she stays active and also shadows a pediatric cardiologist.

Mehdi Husaini

Mehdi Husaini is a sophomore biology major with a concentration in molecular cell physiology and plans to attend medical school after Monmouth. He is the Chief Justice of Monmouth’s Student Government Association, Assistant News Editor for The Outlook, a student researcher, member of the debate team, and president of the Honors School Association. In his free time, Mehdi likes to draw and spend time with family and friends.

Bradie Keelen

Bradie Keelen is a sophomore majoring in biology and also pursuing a minor in IT. After graduating from Monmouth, Bradie hopes to complete her Physician Assistant training and become a PA. Bradie is a member of the Monmouth University Women’s Swimming team and also participates in a few other sports outside of school. In addition to her work as a student athlete, she works as an intern at a local hospital.


Brianna Licciardello (Peer Coordinator)

Brianna Licciardello is a junior majoring in Computer Science with a concentration in Applied Computing and minoring in English. Brianna is the Vice President of Major and Special Events for the Student Activities Board. In her sophomore year, she was the Novelties Chair for the organization. She is also a proud member of Phi Eta Sigma. In the summer of 2017, Brianna interned for Bank of America as a Summer Analyst in their Technology Analyst Program. In her free time, Brianna enjoys volunteering for the Salvation Army, working out, and spending time with her friends and family.

Nicole Sivetz

Nicole Sivetz is a junior pursuing a double major in Biology with a Concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology and Chemistry. Currently, she is a Supplemental Instructor for BY110, member of Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Beta Beta, Colleges Against Cancer, the Outdoors Club, Next-Generation Science, and the Chemistry Club. As a member of the Hicks laboratory, she plan to complete her honors thesis on RNA therapy strategies against glioblastoma multiforme. Outside of class, Nicole loves to run, hike, do yoga, and eat good food! Nicole is available for mentoring upon request.

Kaitlyn Smith

Kaitlyn Smith is a sophomore majoring in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy. She is also an associate member of Tri Beta Biological Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma. Kaitlyn is treasurer of the Woman’s Volleyball Club and is also a club member. Outside of school, Kaitlyn enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures. Kaitlyn participated in the Monmouth affiliated service trip to Guatemala in the spring of 2017, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy in summer 2017. In the future Kaitlyn would like to attend law school, in hopes of becoming an environmental lawyer.

Marta Telatin

Marta Telatin is a junior majoring in Biology with a concentration in molecular cell physiology, with a minor in Italian. She is especially interested in the field of neuroscience. Marta is a member of both the Beta Beta Beta and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies and also tutors both biology and chemistry at Monmouth. Marta was part of the student research team that won the 2017 Student Research Conference Dean’s Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Fluent in Italian, Marta loves to travel.

Charlie Vasas

Charlie Vasas is a sophomore majoring in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy (MEBP). After graduation, Charlie plans on attending graduate school to study sharks. At Monmouth, Charlie is a member of the Snow Riders Club, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Catholic Campus Ministry, and participates in intramural basketball. In addition, Charlie enjoys playing sports and video games, and loves to ski and fish.

Jett Vernaci

Jett Vernaci is a junior majoring in mathematics with a minor in finance. After graduation, Jett plans on becoming an Actuarial Scientist. At Monmouth University, Jett is the Vice President of Academic Development of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity and a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Jett likes to play basketball, frisbee, and video games in his spare time.