The role of the Connections Leadership Program Peer Mentor is an important one in the success and development of students of color at Seattle University. Peer Mentors will have primary responsibility for implementing the Connections Leadership Program (CLP), a signature program for development of committed, connected leaders of color who possess an awareness of self, group, and community, and who are empowered to effect sustainable change.
Peer Mentors are involved in the important work of student of color retention. Serving as guides, advisors, and friends, they play a vital role in how students of color engage the campus community and establish avenues for academic success.
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Other SU Activities: UFC, SU Dance Alliance
Mentor Philosophy: I believe that being a person that someone can count on is very important. Not necessarily having all the answers but being as helpful as possible in any way and simply being there could change someone's life.
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Other SU Activities: LA CASA, Volunteer at Baily Gatzert
Mentor Philosophy: For me, creating friendships and connections is very important. I want to create strong bonds with my mentees and fellow peer mentors in order to create a community where everyone feels comfortable. I hope my mentees can see me as a friend they can turn to.
Hometown: Bellingham, Washington
Other SU Activities: Rec Sports
Mentor Philosophy: Think about what you do and if the consequences are worth it.
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Other SU Activities: Desk Assistant, Seattle U Youth Initiative- Student Leader for Education Equity, UFC, Hui O Nani Hawaii, Club Tennis Team
Mentor Philosophy: As a peer mentor I want to serve as not only a resource for my mentees but also as a model. The best mentors in my life have inspired me to grow and develop through their own actions and achievements. I aim to build friendships and offer them a friendly face that allows each one of my mentees to feel comfortable being themselves.
Hometown: Eagle River, Alaska
Other SU Activities: Redhawk Ambassador (Admissions Office), Writing Center Consultant
Mentor Philosophy: "And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." - John Steinbeck (East of Eden)
Hometown: Bay Area
Mentor Philosophy: Live unapologetically, strive to be unwavering.