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Sophie May ([email protected])
Why did I become a first-year mentor?
I became a first-year mentor because transitioning to college life is TOUGH. Transplanting myself 3,000 miles from my home without a true support network is one of the hardest things that I've ever done. While many students don't come from 3,000 miles away, I think that the feelings of exhaustion, loneliness and straight-up confusion can be universal. I am a peer mentor because I wish that I had a peer mentor my freshman year. This program is AWESOME.
Who I am, what I do and what I think.
I am an Alaskan through and through. I love wild, open spaces, mountains and clean air. I found CSBSJU by a stroke of sheer luck and couldn't be more grateful for the connections, friendships and mentors that I've found here. On campus, I am a certified yoga teacher, a runner, and a Peace Studies major, among many other things. My four years at CSBSJU have equipped me with the critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to tackle anything that I face in the future. I am excited to share my knowledge of this wonderful place and help each of my mentees find their niche in this dynamic community!
Matt Lerick ([email protected])
Why I want to be a mentor:
I want to be a mentor because college is a lot about meeting people and building relationships, especially positive ones. I want to be able to give that opportunity to First Years and help them to feel welcome and share my appreciation for the CSB/SJU community and show them how great the people are here.
I am a sophomore biochemistry major. I work at Career Services and am involved in intramurals, club Nordic Skiing, Chem Club, Pre-Pharmacy Club, and PRP. I like running, xc skiing, watching football, and listening to music. I also play piano.