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Honors Mentors

Each spring we hire some of our passionate, involved, and enthusiastic current students to help us welcome and orient our new students into the Honors Program. They lead, guide, teach, learn, challenge and play with the freshmen to ensure that they understand our Honors Program.  These are the mentors for The Honors Experience Pre-Orientation 2018!

 

This year, in addition to giving the mentors' academic background, we asked them "What do you recommend freshmen do during their first weeks at RIT?"

 

 

 

Meet the Honors Mentors!  

 

 

 
Jeremy Kane

Jeremy Kane

Lead Mentor
Jeremy is a fourth year Biotechnology  
and Molecular Bioscience student.
 
"Get involved! Meet new people and
look up groups you're interested in
joining!"
 
Laura Weintraub

Laura Weintraub

Lead Mentor
Laura is a fourth year Computer
Security student.
 
"Create or join an intramural team
to relieve stress. Your
mid-semester self will thank you!"
 

Tim Sunnerberg

Tim Sunnerberg

Lead Mentor
Tim is a fifth year Eletrical
Engineering student.
 
"Leave your door open whenever you
are in your dorm, you never know
who will walk by."
 
Richie Laga

Richie Laga

Richie is a fifth year Mechanical
Engineering student.
 
"Be yourself, have fun,and do
 what you are passionate about."
 

Bridget Bowman

Bridget Bowman

Bridget is a fourth year Physician
Assistant student.
 
"Get involved in clubs and activities
to meet more people with similar
interests to you!"
 
Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Michael is a second year
Mechanical Engineering student.
 
"Find a group of friends and
treat them like your family. "
 
 

Laura Discavage

Laura Discavage

Laura is a third year Industrial 
Engineering student.
 
"Explore campus! Get to know your
surroundings and learn some of your
favorite spots while it's still warm,
and while everything's still new
and exciting."
Eric Sotack

Eric Sotack

Eric is a second year Computer
Security student.
 
"Plan out when you are going
to do homework and make
sure you get enough sleep."
 

Jake Hartz

Jake Hartz

Jake is a fifth year Computer
Science student.
 
"Try finding the entrances to the
balconies on the upper floors
of Booth and Gannett!"
Victoria Utz

Tori Utz

Tori is a fourth year Physician
Assistant student.
 
"Find a club or team you are interested
in and join! You'll find some great friends
and it'll force you to take a break
from school work."
 

Brendan Hughes

Brendan Hughes

Brendan is a second year International
Business student.
 
"Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort
zone and try something new, like
simply raising your hand in class."
Claire Herget

Claire Herget

Claire is a fourth year Chemical
Engineering student.
 
"Have a movie night and invite
the entire floor."
 
 
 

Cassidy Horzempa

Cassidy Horzempa

Cassidy is a fourth year Computational
Mathematics student.
 
"Always leave your door open and try
talking to everyone on your floor at
least once."
 
 
Ethan Whitecotton

Ethan Whitecotton

Photo Mentor
Ethan is a fourth year Biomedical
 Photography student.
 
"Before classes start, find your
class rooms so that you don't
get lost on the first day of class."
 

Thomas Foley

Thomas Foley

Thomas is a fourth year Applied
Mathematics student.
 
"Go outside and enjoy the nice
weather before the Rochester
winter comes."
Jessica Metelski

Jessica Metelski

Jessica is a third year Biomedical
Sciences student.
 
"Get involved with clubs and
organizations that interest you-
it's a great way to meet new people
and expand your horizons."
 

Sydney Kasok

Sydney Kasok

Sydney is a fourth year Metals and
Jewelry Design student.
 
"Set up a schedule for completing
assignments so you're not cramming
to finish at the last minute!"
Brandon Keller

Brandon Keller

Brandon is a third year Computer
Security student.
 
"Read your syllabi, make note
of resources and important
deadlines for the semester."
 

Alan Kuffner

Alan Kuffner

Alan is a fourth year Mechanical
Engineering student.
 
"Find a club to get involved in!
It's a great way to meet friends and
enjoy something outside of classes."
Chris Letner

Chris Lentner

Chris is a fifth year Computer
Science student.
 
"Join something that meets every
week, like a club, sports team,
or music group."
 

Justin Levine

Justin Levine

Justin is a fourth year 
Game Design and Computer
Science student.
 
"Try out as many clubs and opportunities
as you can. You never know what
will stick with you."
Dominique Caldwell

Dominique Caldwell

Dominique is a second year Applied
Statistics student.
 
"Step out of your comfort zone
and try things you never thought
you would."
 

Bryson McIver

Bryson McIver

Bryson is a fourth year Computer
Security and Networking & Systems
Administration student.
 
"Take advantage of social opportunities
early, so you can meet new people
before spending all your time
with your friend group."
Trisha Pickelhaupt

Trisha Pickelhaupt

Photo Mentor
Trisha is a second year Visual
Media student.
 
"Take advantage of every
opportunity to try something new!
You might just end up surprising
yourself!"
 

Catherine Osadciw

Catherine Osadciw

Catherine is a third year Software
Engineering student.
 
"Make a list of your professors,
their email addresses, office 
locations, and office hours so you have
a quick reference when you need help!"
Ben Palmer

Ben Palmer

Ben is a third year Mechanical
Engineering student.
 
"Try something you've never
done before! ....
Unless it's illegal."
 

Daniel Mullen

Daniel Mullen

Daniel is a second year
Motion Picture Science student.
 
"Don't be afraid to put yourself out
there and meet people! Everyone is
just as eager to make
friends as you are!"
Calise Jin

Calise Jin

Calise is a second year Game
Design and Development student.
 
"Take a walk while the weather is nice
and get to know what's on campus. The
nap map is worth a look too!"
 
 

Josh Sellers

Josh Sellers

Josh is a fifth year Computational
Mathematics and Computer Science
student.
 
"Learn a new skill, do something you didn't
do in high school!"
Judy Mermelstein

Judy Mermelstein

Judy is a third year Interpreting
student.
 
"Learn to treat yo' self -
in moderation."
 

Emalee Wrightstone

Emalee Wrightstone

Emalee is a second year Biotechnology
 and Molecular Bioscience student.
 
"Explore the tunnel systems while it's
still warm outside! They'll be very
useful on cold days!"
Ryan Alicea

Ryan Alicea

Ryan is a second year 
Psychology student.
 
"Everyone is starting off on
equal footing; take this as an
opportunity to define yourself."
 

Jonathan Travers

Jonathan Travers

Jonathan is a fifth year Mechanical
Engineering student.
 
"Check out as many clubs as you can.
You never know what you'll find."
Bennett Wong

Bennett Wong

Bennett is a fourth year Mechanical
Engineering Tech student.
 
"Keep your door open, say hi
to everyone, and go to
as many orientation events."
 

Ashley Hum

Ashley Hum

Ashley is a second year Criminal
Justice student.
 
"Keep your door open when you're in,
 try to stay out and about, and definitely
 keep in touch with your honors group!"