Honors Peer Mentors

Honors Peer Mentors

Mission Statement: We seek to train mentors who will build and foster meaningful relationships with students new to Temple Honors and who will act as resources and guides in helping students transition to the Honors community, connect to campus and city resources, and develop skills for their current and future success.

An important component of the Honors community is the students who lend their energy, talent, and wisdom to help incoming Honors freshmen and transfer students thrive in their new surroundings. The Honors Peer Mentoring Network is an opportunity for upper-level students to give back to new Honors students in myriad ways. Peer mentors complete a semester-long training course that focuses on resource referrals, communication skills, and student development theory. They also meet regularly with new Honors students to help them adjust to and succeed in college coursework, develop time management and academic success skills, and connect them with Temple and Philadelphia resources. For more information about applying to become a member of the Honors Peer Mentoring Network, contact Brad (pearsonb@temple.edu).

Below, you'll find a little information about our current Honors Peer Mentors (HPMs)--what they study, where they're from, and how they can help you thrive at Temple and in Honors. If you would like to work with one of our HPMs, feel free to shoot them an email!

Honors Peer Mentors

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Neuroscience, Chemistry minor
Hi everyone! My name is Shivam Bhakta and I am a senior Neuroscience major/Chemistry minor on the Pre-Medical track. Moving across the country from... more
Psychology, Criminal Justice minor, Biology minor
Hey there! My name is Alex, and I’m a psychology major with minors in criminal justice and biology. I’m from Lancaster County, PA, but I am a city... more
Biochemistry & Arabic/Global Studies
Bioengineering, Sociology of Health minor, Chemistry minor
How's it going?? I'm Neil and I'm a senior, majoring in Bioengineering with minors in the Sociology of Health and Chemistry, on the pre-health track... more
Biology, Psychology, Pre-Med
Hi everyone! My name is Zainab and I am a junior double-majoring in biology and psychology. I'm from central New Jersey and have always loved... more
Psychology, Pre-Med
Hello future Honors students! My name is Maliha and I am a Health Professions (Kinesiology) major on the Pre-Med track here at Temple! I grew up in... more
Neuroscience, Psychology
Hey guys!  My name is Jess Corcoran, and I’m a rising junior Neuroscience (Cellular & Molecular) and Psychology double major on a Pre-Med track... more
Bioengineering
My name is Neha! I'm a junior majoring in Bioengineering in a Biomaterials pathway. I'm from Warrington, Pennsylvania, it's a small town about an... more
Biology (Pre-Med)
Hello everyone! My name is Shreya and I am a junior biology major on the pre-med track, as well as a Temple Health Scholar. Philadelphia is now my... more
Nursing
Hi Everyone! My name is Togor Jigide and I am a junior student majoring in nursing! When I am not studying, you will most likely catch me shopping,... more
Biochemistry, Neuroscience
Hi everyone! My name is Esha and I am a junior biochemistry and neuroscience major. I am on the pre-med track and am also a Spanish minor. I am from... more
Biology, Healthcare Management minor
Hi guys! My name is Vishal Kasina and I am a junior Biology Major with a Healthcare Management Minor. I'm from North Grafton, Massachusetts but I... more
Biochemistry, Data Science minor
Hi guys! I'm Jackie, and I'm majoring in Biochemistry while minoring in Data Science. I'm from Jenkintown/Abington, PA, which is half an hour away... more
Mechanical Engineering, Spanish, Computer Science minor
Hello! My name is Julie Lee and I am a junior double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Spanish, with a minor in Computer Science. I'm originally... more
History and Spanish
Hey everyone! I’m Anna, a senior studying Spanish and History here at Temple. I am from Sykesville, Maryland, which is a small town in the suburbs of... more
Nursing
Hi friends! My name is Daniela and I’m a Nursing major and Healthcare Management minor. I’m from Northeast Philly, so this beautiful city is the only... more
Mechanical Engineering, German, Computer Science minor
Hi, I'm Ivy! I'm a junior from Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering and German, with a minor in Computer Science. I love... more
Kinesiology, Healthcare Management minor, Psychology minor
Hello everyone! My name is Brittney Ploumitsakos and I am a senior majoring in Kinesiology with minors in Psychology and Healthcare Management.... more
Sociology
Hey! My name is Maura and I'm a junior Sociology major. I haven't declared a minor yet, but I am considering Statistics or Spanish. I am from a small... more
International Business, Management Information Systems minor, Information Science and Technology minor
Hey everyone! My name is Navya Reddy and I am a senior majoring in International Business with a concentration in Supply Chain Management and... more
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Hey guys! My name is Izzy and I’m a Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience major on the pre-med track! I’m from Reading, Pennsylvania which is about an... more
Strategic Communication, Global Studies
Hi everyone! My name is Jess Sklar and I am a senior double major in Strategic Communication and Global Studies. I'm from Voorhees, NJ, which is only... more
Biology. Spanish minor, Pre-Med
Hi there! My name is Rohan Thomas and I am a Junior Biology major with a minor in Spanish, and I am also on the pre-med track. I have lived in a... more
Mathematical Economics, Data Science
Hi everyone!  My name is Vivek and I am a rising junior in the College of Science and Technology studying Mathematical Economics and Data Science.  I... more
Nursing, Healthcare Management minor
Hi everyone. My (real) name is Man Truong. I find it hard sometimes when people call "Hey Man" and I have no idea if they are talking to me, so I add... more
History, English minor
How’s it goin'? My name is Greg. I’m a senior History major and English minor here at TU. I’m originally from Northeast Philadelphia, so Temple is my... more
Economics
Howdy! My name is Collin Wardius. I am a junior studying economics in a BA/MA 4+1 program in the College of Liberal Arts. I herald from Kennett... more
Political Science, Global Studies, English minor
Hello! My name is Katie, and I am a junior from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I am pursuing majors in Political Science and Global Studies and a... more
Biology
Hello everyone! My name is Richard West and I am a junior Biology major here at Temple. I grew up only an hour north of Temple in a town called... more
Biology, Clinical and Health Psychology Minor, Pre-med track
Hi there! My name is Priya, and I’m a Biology major with a minor in Clinical and Health Psychology on the Pre-Medical track. While I absolutely love... more
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