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Meet the Mentors

Photo of Tiffany LongoTiffany Longo (Peer Coordinator)

Tiffany Longo is a senior majoring in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology and a minor in Statistics. She is vice president of the Next Generation Science Club and is a member of the Beta Beta Beta, Alpha Epsilon Delta and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies. As an undergraduate researcher in the Pfifer-Rixey laboratory, Tiffany enjoys studying environmental adaptation in house mice.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing piano and spending time with her family and friends.

 

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Jett Vernaci (Peer Coordinator)

Jett Vernaci is a rising senior and is entering his second year in the Peer Mentoring Program, but his first as a coordinator.  Jett is a Math major with a concentration in Statistics and a minor in Finance.  He intends to become an actuary when he graduates from Monmouth.  Jett is also the president of the Math Club and is part of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and Phi Eta Sigma freshman honor society.  In his free time, Jett likes to play sports.  Come stop in if you need anything!

 

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Brittney Bobowski

Brittney Bobowski is a junior majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry, minoring in both Physics and Biology.  She is a student researcher, a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society as well as part of the Honors School.  After Monmouth she plans to attend graduate school to get a Ph.D. in Pharmacology. In her free time, Brittney enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

 

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Shannon Coyle

Shannon Coyle is a sophomore majoring in Software Engineering with a minor in Mathematics.  She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma honor society and is a Peer Learning Assistant for First Year Seminar about the ‘Digital Divide’. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing or watching sports, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

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Brenda Dreisbach

Brenda Dreisbach is a junior, majoring in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics and a minor in Business Finance.  She is a member of the Snow Riders Club, Alpha Xi Delta and she sits on the E-Board for the Math Club.  She works at Monmouth as an Admissions Tour Guide and in the Math Learning Center as a tutor.  She also works in Disability Services as a note taker.

Interesting fact about Brenda:  She is a triplet!

 

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Miriam Farag

Miriam Farag is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Graphic Design. She is also a part of the Honors School. She belongs to the Monmouth Gamers United club and plans to join the upcoming Monmouth e-sports team.  In her free time she enjoys playing video games, drawing and watching anime.

 

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Mehdi Husaini

Mehdi Husaini is a senior Biology major with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology minoring in Spanish and physics, and plans to attend medical school after Monmouth. He is President Pro-Temp of Monmouth’s Student Government Association, a student researcher with Dr. Kubera, and active in the Honors School. In his free time, Mehdi likes to draw and spend time with family and friends.

 

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Bradie Keelen

Bradie Keelen is a senior majoring in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology and minoring in Health Studies. After graduating from Monmouth, Bradie hopes to enter the medical field. She is most interested in oncology and pediatrics. In the past she interned at Riverview Medical Center and has shadowed physicians at local practices. She now works as a Clinical Information Manager at Community and Monmouth Medical Centers. Bradie is a member of the Monmouth University Women’s Swimming team and was honored to be named the team’s 2017-2018 Most Valuable Player. In her spare time, Bradie enjoys horseback riding, traveling, and surfing.

 

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Samantha Perez

Samantha Perez is a sophomore majoring in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology.  After graduation, she plans to work in healthcare and strives to become an ophthalmologist. Currently, she is a research student in Dr. Cathryn Kubera’s laboratory. She is also a member of the SPECTRUM LGBTQ+ club and involved with the Youth Activist Group on campus.  In her free time, she can be found meditating, gardening, reading, and practicing her ukulele. Samantha has a special interest in Spanish literature, theatre and ancient history. She loves to spend time with her family and friends in the city.

 

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Skyler Post

Skye Post is a junior, majoring in General Biology.  she is a member of Phi Eta Sigma and Beta Beta Beta as well as a student researcher for Dr. Adolf’s Phytoplankton and Harmful Algae Blooms Lab.  Last summer, Skye studied the phytoplankton ecology of local estuaries.  After graduating from Monmouth, Skye hopes to pursue a career that benefits the environment and allows others to enjoy nature.  In her free time, Skye enjoys skiing, sailing, painting, playing guitar and making espresso drinks.

 

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Matthew Quesada

Matthew Quesada is a sophomore, majoring in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Cellular Physiology. He is pursuing a career in the medical field and currently volunteers at West Long Branch and Eatontown First Aid squads. He is studying to become a certified EMT and is also currently enlisted in the US Army Reserve. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing and playing soccer pick up games.

 

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Emily Tumbaco

Emily Tumbaco is a junior majoring in Chemistry with a Concentration in Advanced Chemistry. After graduating from Monmouth, she hopes to enroll in graduate school and ultimately pursue a career in medicinal chemistry. She is a proud member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, is an Honors School Peer Mentor, treasurer of the Doctors Without Borders Student Chapter at Monmouth University,  and was an SI instructor in General Chemistry I during the 18/19 academic year. She is also a student researcher in Dr. Moehring’s Inorganic Chemistry laboratory. In her free time, she enjoys practicing martial arts, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

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Charlie Vasas

Charlie Vasas is a senior majoring in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy (MEBP) with a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  During the summer and the school year, he is a student researcher in Dr. Dunton’s lab, where the work involves capturing and tagging sharks in order to determine their demographics and post release mortality.  After graduating Monmouth, Charlie plans on attending graduate school in order to continue his research on sharks and to pursue a career in fisheries conservation and management.  In addition to being part of Dr. Dunton’s lab, Charlie is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society and he works as a greenhouse assistant at Monmouth University’s greenhouse.  He has also participated in research projects in the Bahamas.  In his free time, Charlie likes to play basketball and video games, and he also enjoys skiing.

 

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Kellsey Church

Kellsey Church is a sophomore 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. She is also a part of the Honors school and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society. Kellsey loves staying active and traveling, so she will be studying abroad in Florence, Italy during the fall of her junior year. During her time off from school she volunteers at a local hospital and loves to spend time with her friends and family.