Office of Multicultural Affairs
Connections Leadership Program

Peer Mentors

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    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.

  • Anya Asuncion

    Anya Asuncion

    Management Major
    Entrepreneurship Minor
    Sophomore

    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.

    Lesly Avila

    Lesly Avila

    Political Science Major
    Philosophy Minor
    Junior

    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.

    Jorge Esparza

    Jorge Esparza

    Civil Engineering Major
    Math Minor
    Sophomore

    Hometown: Bellingham, Washington

    Other SU Activities: Rec Sports

    Mentor Philosophy: Think about what you do and if the consequences are worth it. 

    Alyssa Garcia

    Alyssa Garcia

    Public AffairsMajor
    Environmental Science Minor
    Pre-Law
    Sophomore

    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.

    Arianna Griffin

    Arianna Griffin

    Biology Major
    Studio Art Minor
    Junior

    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)

    Karina Hernandez

    Karina Hernandez

    Junior
    Other SU Activities: Costco Scholars Advisory board, LA CASA, SU Dance Alliance, Baily Gatzert Elementary tutor
    Edwin Liam

    Edwin Liam

    Electrical Engineering Pre-Major
    Sophomore
    Hometown: Kent, Washington
    Feeza Mohammad

    Feeza Mohammad

    Humanities for Leadership (specializing in Film)
    International Studies
    Sophomore

    Hometown: Bay Area

    Mentor Philosophy: Live unapologetically, strive to be unwavering.