Peer Mentors

 

Peer Mentors are an important part of our model for student retention initiatives within the College of Agriculture. In their role, they are a part of select group of undergraduate students who work closely with College of Agriculture administration to serve the needs of first-year students as they make their transition to their college careers.

2022-2023 Peer Mentors

Dinah BlountDinah Blount
Animal Sciences

Tyler CarrereTyler Carrere
Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising

Grace ChachereGrace Chachere
Animal Sciences

Mike the Tiger graphicKitanna Christensen
Animal Sciences

Cameron Dean

Cameron Dean
Animal Sciences

Madison d'HemecourtMadison d'Hemecourt
Animal Sciences

Frankie DiSalvaFrankie DiSalvo
Nutrition and Food Sciences

racheldomingue

Rachel Domingue
Nutrition and Food Sciences

Baij Dorough

Baija Dorough
Animal Sciences

Mike the Tiger graphicHavana Farinas
Animal Sciences

Sally Geobel

Sally Goebel
Animal Sciences

Paidon GravoisPaidon Gravois
Agricultural and Extension Education

Catherine HirchakCatherine Hirchak
Plant and Soil Systems

Joshua Homan

Joshua Homan
Agricultural Business

Carly IllanneCarly Illanne
Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising

Emily JohnsonEmily Johnson
Animal Sciences

Moira KaluzienskiMoira Kaluzienski
Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Logan Kennedy

Kennedy Logan
Textile and Apparel Merchandising

Matthew Maldonado

Matthew Maldonado
Natural Resource Ecology and Management 

Jada Riley

Jada Riley
Animal Sciences

Victoria RobertVictoria Robert
Agricultural Business

 

Jordan SavoieJordan Savoie
Animal Sciences

Emily ShellEmily Shell
Animal Sciences

Payton TackettPayton Tackett
Animal Sciences

Elena Templet

Elena Templet
Agricultural and Extension Education

Mike the Tiger graphicMorgan White
Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising

 

 

Application Information

  • Mentor first-year students in the College of Agriculture.
  • Engage in classroom discussions within small groups organized by faculty and staff.
  • Assist in leading specialized course projects in the campus community.
  • Participate in key first-year student transition and retention events throughout the fall semester.
  • Assist with weekly First-year Seminar course at least one day a week.
    • Monday or Wednesday: 10:30 – 11:50 a.m.; 11:30 am – 12:50 p.m.; 1:30 – 2:50 p.m.
    • Tuesday or Thursday: 1:30 – 2:50 p.m.

  • Enrolled in a major in the LSU College of Agriculture, have a 2.5 minimum GPA, and be committed to serving in the fall semester.
  • Availability of up to an additional 4 hours a week for meetings, trainings, and planning sessions.
  • Have a passion for helping other students develop skills for success in their college careers.

  • February:  Peer Mentor Info Session
  • February: Informational meeting about program at 4:30 p.m.
  • February: Applications are due by 4:30 p.m.
  • February: Candidates will be notified of their confirmed interview time
  • March: Candidates will participate in a 15-20 minute in-person interview
  • March: The 2022 Peer Mentor Team will be announced
  • March: Peer Mentor Meet & Greet at 4:30 p.m.
  • August: Peer Mentor Retreat

    *Peer Mentors will also be asked to help with move-in weekend and the Welcome Week activities prior to classes starting in the fall

Application and interview timeline for 2023-24 Peer Mentors will be updated in spring 2023.