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The Peer Success Mentors are available to guide their peers toward academic success through one-on-one appointments to discuss study habits, set academic goals and develop effective learning strategies and digital skills. Appointments are made through the TLC appointment system. We are using Zoom video conferencing to connect mentors and mentees online.
Komisi is an undergraduate Computer Science major. His expected graduation date is Spring 2022. He loves listening to different genres of music, helping out the community, and trying out different cultural dishes. In the future, he hopes to work for a big tech company. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with family and friends, playing video games, and having fun. You can always catch him around Tacoma or Lakewood traveling and eating at different places.Click to watch Komisi's video bio!
Hey guys! I’m Rocky, a senior-transfer student from American Samoa Community College. I am
majoring in Criminal Justice, and this is my second year here at UWT. I have lived on American Samoa
my whole life, and although we had a very small community, we had various cultures of the Pacific
celebrated back home and I have always adored the multi-cultural practices and events that I witnessed
and participated in. I am also the Global Ambassadors coordinator and PISA officer, and I love traditional
dance and huge teddy bears!
I'm Jacob and I am a current fourth year student double majoring in Psychology and Ethnic, Gender, and Labor studies. Before I attended UWT, I was a student at the UW Seattle campus, where I was studying math with hopes of becoming a high school math teacher. Over time, I realized that the large campus setting was not my thing and I transferred to UWT. The academic atmosphere and community here at UWT have profoundly shaped the way I view my education and myself in ways I could have never anticipated, and for that I am forever grateful. I hope to use my degree to continue doing college access work and making an impact on the lives of first-generation students. When I am not in school, I enjoy reading, hanging out with friends, and playing video games (PlayStation all the way).
Also, if you are a first-generation college student, go visit First Generation Student Initiatives in MAT 213 - we have snacks!
Hello everyone! My name is Jannat and I am a sophomore majoring in psychology and planning to also double major in Social Welfare. I am a First Gen Fellows student as well as the secretary for MESAA here at UWT. In the future, I aim to become a social worker specializing in youth. In my free time, I like to read, spend time with my family, and explore new crystal shops, bookstores, and museums.
Hello everyone! My name is Ambre (pronounced like Amber), my pronouns are she/her, and I
am a Junior in the Biomedical Sciences major. I am a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and am
an immigrant turned citizen. I was born in The Netherlands, moved to the States when I was
four, but my family is from France (confusing, I know). Before attending UWT, I spent two
years at WSU, transferred to Bellevue College, where I got my AA and then transferred here. My
hope is to become a Genetic Counselor, and possibly a professor after that. Having been at three
institutions, I have had lots of interesting experiences, but UWT has quickly become my favorite,
the small campus with the perks of a larger university. In my free time, I like to spend time with
friends and family, go outside for picnics or hikes, traveling and discovering new cultures, paint,
read, play some video games (mainly Minecraft) or really anything that brings me joy.