UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Aspire Program

Meet our Peer Mentors

2020-2021

AspireMentorPhoto-Oo, Aye Than Dar-2

Aye Than Dar Oo

Major: Biomedical

Minor: Chemistry

Hometown: Saint Paul, MN 

Involvement: Orientation Transition Leader, Student Support Services, and Aspire mentor 

My strengths as a peer mentor: Active listening, problem solving, providing necessary resources for students, and using Microsoft office

What I enjoy outside of academics: Hanging out with family, hiking, and painting

What I wish I knew as a first-year student: You can always go to professors or advisors or any staff on campus for help. Do not be afraid to reach out because everyone is friendly, and they are here for you! Also, don't be afraid to try new things!

AspireMentorPhoto-Olakunie, Ezekiel-2Ezekiel Olakunle

Major: Biomedical Sciences

Minor: Chemistry & Psychology

Hometown: Maplewood/Oakdale MN

Involvement: Black Student Union

My strengths as a peer mentor: Networking

What I enjoy outside of academics: Playing & watching basketball, making Youtube videos, listening to music, and being outside

What I wish I knew as a first-year student: It is going to go by so fast, take it day by day and breathe.

 

 

AspireMentorPhoto-Baker, McKenzieMcKenzie Baker

Major: Psychology

Minor: Communications Studies

Hometown: Hudson, WI

Involvement: Black Student Union

My Strengths as a peer mentor: Active Listening, and participation

What I enjoy outside of academics: Outside of my academics I like to hang out with my family.

What I wish I knew as a first-year student: I wish I knew how important the syllabus was and how important time management is. Also, making time to relax and have fun is important!

 

AspireMentorPhoto-Pacheco-Hernandez, JenniferJennifer Pacheco-Hernandez 

Major: Criminology

Minor: Spanish 

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN 

Involvement: Latinx Student Organization and Student Support Service

My strength as a peer mentor: Planner organizer management, great communicator, awesome motivator, and active listening.

What I enjoy outside of academics: I love to dance, paint, and play soccer. 

What I wish I knew as a first-year student: Work hard and do not forget to make time for yourself.

Contact Us

Student Success Center

student.success@uwrf.edu

715-425-3531

226 Rodli Hall