Peer Mentors

Ambassador

Justice Forte

Justice Forte

Learning Community Ambassador

Learn more about Justice

Justice is the President and co-founder of the Women’s Hockey Club at Nebraska. She is also an undergraduate researcher in the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior’s Political Attitudes and Cognition Lab.

Major:
Political Science and Communication Studies
Favorite place on campus:
Hackettstown, NJ
Advice to incoming students:
Involvement leads to more opportunities, so get involved on campus as early as possible!
Fun Fact:
Justice has four pet birds back home in New Jersey.

Mentors

Heather Hunt

Heather Hunt

Mentor for Ag Futures

Learn more about Heather

Heather is a sophomore from California who is majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Communication. In addition to being a member of the LC team, Heather is a member of the Sigma Alpha sorority, and is a CDE Coordinator for the State FFA Organization.

Major:
Animal Science
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus would have to be the lounge in Massengale. It gives us the opportunity to fit practically as many people as we want for studying purposes or just hanging out, and people are constantly walking by so they stop for a quick chat!
Fun fact:
I am the only redhead in my family and no one knows where or who I got it from!
Samantha-Crandall

Samantha Crandall

Mentor for Ag Futures

Learn more about Samantha

Samantha is a sophomore Accounting and Finance major with a minor in Economics. Sam has worked for the Daily Nebraskan and is part of the Student Ethics Board on campus.

Major:
Accounting and Finance
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus is the Adele Learning Commons and the library.
Fun Fact:
I really enjoy rap and rock music. This last semester I took the History of Rock class and it helped me find even more rock music that I enjoy, so I’m open to any new band recommendations and I love talking about the music I listen to.
Caitlin Farber

Caitlin Farber

Mentor for Branch Out: ROTC

Learn more about Caitlin

Caitlin is a sophomore Nursing major in the Air Force ROTC detachment here at Nebraska. She’s also a Love Your Melon campus ambassador, and a CNA.

Major:
Nursing
Favorite place on campus:
The Rec Center. I spend a lot of my time there!
Fun Fact:
I am a HUGE cat lover and I like to hang out with buds and go to the movies!
Lucy Collins

Lucy Collins

Mentor for Beyond the Practice Room: Developing Music Professionals

Learn more about Lucy

Lucy is a sophomore Violin Performance major who also is involved with the UNL Outdoor Adventures Program. She’ll be attending the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy this summer.

Major:
Violin Performance
Favorite place on campus:
I would say my favorite place on campus is the grassy area outside of the Union. I love having picnics with my friends and getting to see everyone take advantage of the great weather.
Fun Fact:
I have gone on a couple trips with the UNL Outdoor Adventures program, including a nine-day trip to the Rio Grande. I got to paddle 83 miles down a beautiful river with a really fun group of people!
Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis

Mentor for Biological Sciences: Research on the Cutting Edge

Learn more about Jennifer

Jenny is a junior Biology/Pre-PA major with a minor in Spanish. Jenny is also involved in the Pre-Health Club, Pre-PA club, numerous honors societies, and is partaking in the Certificate of Civic Engagement Program here at Nebraska.

Major:
Biology/Pre-PA
Favorite place on campus:
I think my favorite place on campus is the student union because there is such a diversity of people there at all times. I love being able to talk to students with other interests, and it’s also a great place to learn about new clubs and organizations, since they are usually set up at booths in the union!
Fun Fact:
I am obsessed with dogs, Harry Potter, and coffee!
Megan Boyle

Megan Boyle

Mentor for Business Leaders

Learn more about Megan

Megan is a sophomore Finance major with a minor in Management. She’s a member of the Student Alumni Association, Delta Gamma, the Honors College, and is a Campus Host/Clifton Strengths Coach.

Major:
Finance
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus is definitely the Union! I love the fast-paced atmosphere, it has a coffee-shop type of feel. I always grab a Starbucks and find a spot to work on homework.
Fun Fact:
I come from a HUGE family!! I have 35 first cousins and 3 siblings. I am very family oriented and I cannot wait to meet everyone!
Melanie Harvey

Melanie Harvey

Mentor for the Business Leaders

Learn more about Melanie

Melanie is a junior Management major who is also involved with Delta Sigma Pi, the Clifton Builders Program and the Clifton Strengths Coach Program.

Major:
Management
Favorite place on campus:
I love the Clifton Strengths Institute in the CoB because that’s where I can go get my homework done and hang out with friends. Anyone is welcome so it’s perfect for meeting new people or asking around for homework help.
Fun Fact:
I am a huge lover of Husker football so if you need someone to sit by, I’ll be there, and I enjoy watching new movies so if you need a break you can go to $5 Tuesdays and Thursdays at the theatre with me.
Gunnar Millot

Gunnar Millot

Mentor for Business Opportunities: Find Your Fit

Learn more about Gunnar

Gunnar is a sophomore Marketing & Management major who is also a member of Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Sigma Pi, the Iron N club, the UNL Men’s club soccer team, and is a Clifton Strengths Coach.

Major:
Marketing & Management
Favorite place on campus:
Despite my countless wonderful memories at Husker Heroes, my favorite place on campus is the lobby of any building late at night where my food gets delivered. A Pickelman’s pepperoni pizza is $12.41 and is always a good decision to make at 2:30AM.
Fun Fact:
I’m originally from Rhinelander, WI but I’ll still cheer for the Huskers every day of the week.
Rachel Olig

Rachel Olig

Mentor for Business Opportunities

Learn more about Rachel

Rachel is a junior Marketing major who spent the past semester studying abroad in Italy. She is a Student Strengths Coach on campus and is a member of the business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi.

Major:
Marketing
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus is Memorial Stadium because cheering on the Huskers with 90,000 fans is something I’ll never experience anywhere else.
Fun fact:
I have a twin sister, Sarah, and if you see her on campus don’t be afraid to say hello!
Spencer Stream

Spencer Stream

Mentor for Computing for Good: Computer Science & Engineering

Learn more about Spencer

Spencer is a junior Software Engineering major and Energy Science minor. He’s a member of the Cornhusker Marching Band, and got to play in the Music City Bowl!

Major:
Software Engineering
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus is the bell tower. I enjoy walking between classes and hearing the music fill the air. I love when it plays the fight songs.
Fun Fact:
I like to ride my bike and will try to fit in a 20-mile ride whenever I am free.
Zak Keck

Zak Keck

Mentor for Computing Your Future: Computer Science & Engineering

Learn more about Zak

Zak is a junior Computer Science and Mathematics major and a member of the Cornhusker Marching Band.

Major:
Computer Science and Mathematics
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus is the lowest level of the South Library stacks. It’s a great place to study. Not a lot of people know about it, so don’t tell anyone I told you.
Fun Fact:
I love music and play a few instruments. I also write my own songs and mix beats. I’m hoping a few of the mentees will want to play or learn a new instrument during our floor hours.
Angie Miller

Angie Miller

Mentor for Discover the Classroom: A Passion for Teaching

Learn more about Angie

Angie is a junior Elementary Education major with a minor in Art. She loves intramural sports, and plays on a softball team with her friends!

Major:
Elementary Education
Favorite place on campus:
Richards hall, no matter what time, day or night, you can find artists pouring their heart and soul into their works. It’s a beautiful thing to watch and such an inspiring environment.
Fun Fact:
I have a pet cockroach named Bart (short for Bartholomew) and enjoy epic fail compilations. I am an aspiring second generation teacher (my mother is a high school math teacher) and enjoy anything related to arts and crafts.
Eric Hanzel

Eric Hanzel

Mentor for Discover the Healthy Human: Nutrition and Health Sciences

Learn more about Eric

Eric is a sophomore Nutrition Health & Exercise Sciences major with a Spanish minor. He is an active member of the Nutrition Health Promotion Association and the Pre-PT club here on campus.

Major:
Nutrition Health & Exercise Sciences
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus is Adele Learning Commons because it provides nice and quiet study area whenever I need. A close second would probably be the Dairy Store on East Campus, because who doesn’t love ice cream?
Fun Fact:
I am a thrill seeker! I enjoy activities that get the blood pumping like skydiving! I am also very competitive when it comes to school, sports, eating, you name it, so I am up for any challenge!
Maggie Hutson

Maggie Hutson

Mentor for Discover the Healthy Human: Nutrition and Health Sciences

Learn more about Maggie

Maggie is a sophomore Biology major with minors in Psychology and Spanish. She is an Honors Program Ambassador and a member of the NuMeds Pre-Med club. She’s also actively involved in research labs on campus.

Major:
Biology
Favorite place on campus:
I really enjoy the Mezzanine Room at campus because it is quietand absolutely perfect to take naps in!
Fun Fact:
I am easily bribed by offerings of food.
Ali Beran

Ali Beran

Mentor for Ecoleaders

Learn more about Ali

Ali is a Horticulture major and was involved in the Abel Resident Association and her Residence Hall Association groups on campus this past year. She also works as a Conference Assistant over the summer.

Major:
Horticulture
Favorite place on campus:
I have three favorite places on campus! The quiet room in Love south, the stacks in Love south, and the Kiem Hall courtyard. The courtyard is so beautiful all year round, and I love looking at the fish in the pond.
Fun Fact:
I’m pretty into crafts such as knitting and sewing!
Grace Igel

Grace Igel

Mentor for Engineering to Change the World

Learn more about Grace

Grace is a sophomore Actuarial Science major and a Finance, Math, and Statistics minor. She’s a member of the Actuarial Science club and Character Council on campus, and is training for a marathon this year!

Major:
Actuarial Science
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus is anywhere with good outdoor seating to do work, if the weather is good, because I love soaking up the sun. I specifically enjoy the seating between the COB and Kauffman because you can sit indoors or outdoors and still get really nice natural lighting while doing work.
Fun fact:
I played golf in high school, so I love to golf. I also like to play racquetball, rock climb, bake, and more. I am very crafty and like DIY projects too.
Aleece Barnard

Aleece Barnard

Mentor for Engineering to Change the World

Learn more about Aleece

: Aleece is a senior Civil Engineering major with minors in Spanish and Mathematics. Aleece is a member of the Afrikan People’s Union, president of the NAACP on campus, and is the secretary of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Major:
Civil Engineering
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place is the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, because it’s filled with amazing people and opportunities. Many of the multicultural organizations are based there, plus OASIS, who all put on events and contribute to a positive space for students.
Fun Fact:
I almost claimed architectural engineering as my major, which would have located me at UNO!
Hunter Rausch

Hunter Rausch

Mentor for Engineering Human Performance

Learn more about Hunter

Hunter is a sophomore Mechanical Engineering major who is a member of the UN Robotics Arnold Air Society and the Air Force ROTC detachment on campus.

Major:
Mechanical Engineering
Favorite place on campus:
The Library. Most days it seems to be the only place I can focus and get my work done. It's also a great place to get together with friends and work on class projects or just hang out.
Fun Fact:
I'm not really into watching sports, however I am into space in the same way many people are into sports. I can name all the launch vehicles of various companies and national agencies. I definitely have my favorite players (SpaceX for the win), and watch every launch livestream I can get a hold of.
Elijah Soto

Elijah Soto

Mentor for Engineering Robotics

Learn more about Elijah

Elijah is a senior Electrical Engineering major who is currently researching nanomaterials with Dr. Peter Sutters in his lab here on campus.

Major:
Electrical Engineering
Favorite place on campus:
I have several favorite places on campus, including the campus rec and the stacks in the lab, but my overall favorite place would have to be the green space between Andrews Hall and Hamilton Hall. Here I have spent a lot of passing time with friends waiting for classes to start. It is my favorite place because it is far away from the stress of my engineering classes and a beautiful place to relax.
Fun Fact:
Proud supporter of Cardi B.
Haley Nelson

Haley Nelson

Mentor for Exploring Health & Medicine

Learn more about Haley

Haley is a junior Microbiology major with minors in Biochemistry and Business. In addition to her work with LCs, Haley is also the Scholarship Chair for Alpha Delta Pi and is a member of the UNL Flagline.

Major:
Microbiology
Favorite place on campus:
I love to go to the union greenspace and lay in the hammocks when it’s nice out! It’s so relaxing and a fun spot to hangout in between classes. If it’s cold outside I like to hang out in the Union or in the Adele Learning Commons. They both have tons of places to study and most importantly, they have coffee shops!
Fun Fact:
I’m from Springdale, Arkansas! Before I applied to UNL, I had never been to Nebraska so I came to college not knowing anyone. But it’s one of the best decision I’ve made!
Hilary Vondra

Hilary Vondra

Mentor for Exploring Health & Medicine

Learn more about Hilary

Hilary is a sophomore Pre-Nursing major who also is a member of the College Republicans, Campus Red Cross Society, and Young Life.

Major:
Nursing
Favorite place on campus:
The tables outside of love library. It’s always quiet there and it’s the perfect place to study in the sun or just take a break with some friends.
Fun Fact:
I am a complete dog mom to a 1 year old mini golden doodle.
Allie Johnson

Allie Johnson

Mentor for Exploring Nursing

Learn more about Allie

Allie is a junior/first-year nursing student at UNMC. Outside of her work with the LC program, Allie is active in her sorority (Chi Omega), is a member of the Honors Program, is a Cultural Ambassador, and participates in intramural athletics.

Major:
Nursing
Favorite place on campus:
Time stands still in the stacks (the upper library)—I can go there and spend HOURS getting absolutely anything and everything done!
Fun Fact:
Every year on my birthday, I do something from my bucket list. Two years ago, I went skydiving. Last year, I ran a half marathon. I haven’t decided yet what I’ll do this year—let me know if you have any good ideas!
Aaron Wang

Aaron Wang

Mentor for Global Experiences

Learn more about Aaron

Aaron is a junior Actuarial Science and Finance major with minors in Statistics, Math, and Economics. Aaron co-founded UNWMHC, a primarily Mandarin-speaking group that is one of the largest RSOs on campus.

Major:
Actuarial Science and Finance
Favorite place on campus:
The gym! I love calisthenics/body-building and go to the campus rec almost every day. I have been working out for a little over two years now and going to the gym has become a part of my daily routine. I even worked at the gym for a few months last year, and the staff and workers there are super friendly and easy to talk to.
Fun Fact:
Since I love traveling to other countries, this summer I booked a three week trip to Shanghai. I went back last year as well, and hopefully this summer will be just as amazing.
Emily McMinn

Emily McMinn

Mentor for Media Smarts: Broadcasting, Journalism, & Sports Communications

Learn more about Emily

Emily is a senior Journalism & Advertising and Public Relations double major. Emily has been a reporter, photographer, copy editor, and senior staff member at the Daily Nebraskan. She’s also involved in the CoJMC Student Advisory Board and Ambassador Program.

Major:
Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus is innovation campus! It’s very quiet and there is a coffee shop called The Mill! Highly recommend it as a study spot! There is lots of parking and a shuttle that runs back and forth!
Fun Fact:
I’m training for a half-marathon and would love to show y’all some of Lincoln’s trails!
Aniyia-Nyiecia Moss

Aniyia-Nyiecia Moss

Mentor for Melvin W. Jones Scholars

Learn more about Aniyia

Aniyia is a sophomore Ethnic Studies and History double major with minors in Spanish and Human Rights & Humanitarian Affairs. Outside of her involvement with LCs, Aniyia has been involved with Resilient Women and the Minority Pre-Health Association groups on campus.

Major:
Ethnic Studies, History
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus would have to be the hammocks outside of the city campus union. This is my favorite place because you can wrap yourself in the hammock and either take a nap or chill and enjoy the nice weather outside. At nighttime, the hammocks are even better because no one is around, and you can just sit with friends and stare at the stars above.
Fun Fact:
The coolest thing I will be doing this summer is probably interning at the N.O.A.H clinic in Omaha!
Brooke Morris

Brooke Morris

Mentor for Pre-Law Opportunities: Preparing for Your J.D. and Beyond

Learn more about Brooke

Brooke is a senior Psychology major with minors in English and Child, Youth, & Family Studies. Brooke’s been a mentor for the past two years, and is also involved with Mock Trial, Pre-Law Club, and slow-pitch softball through the Campus Rec center.

Major:
Psychology
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus is the basement of the love library. It is so quiet and peaceful down there that you are able to get a ton done without being distracted by people walking around or just the normal hustle and bustle of campus. Plus, there is always a place to study because it is not well known!
Fun Fact:
This summer I will be traveling the country with my sister who graduates in May! We will be visiting Washington D.C., Florida, and various other states on our road trip.
Francine Watkins

Francine Watkins

Mentor for Pre-Vet: The Path to Veterinary Success

Learn more about Francine

Francine is a sophomore Veterinary Science major with a minor in Fisheries & Wildlife Studies. She’s also involved in the Pre-Veterinary club on campus!

Major:
Veterinary Science
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on city campus has to be Morill Hall because I love elephants (they have giant elephant statues), and it is a great place to learn a little bit about Nebraska’s natural history. It is also a great place to study and do homework. The hall is also a great place to apply the concepts we learn in class and visualize the organisms that lived during different epochs.
Fun Fact:
I can speak French fluently and I used to work with some of the animals at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, including a Nicobar pigeon named Carl.
Emily Madsen

Emily Madsen

Mentor for Psyched Up! Analyzing Psychology

Learn more about Emily

Emily is a junior Psychology major with minors in History and Sociology. Emily is also a mentor in the Nebraska Legends Program, works in a research lab on campus, and is involved in Psi Chi.

Major:
Psychology
Favorite place on campus:
The mezzanine room in Love Library South, it’s such a relaxing and quiet place to study. I also love to sit in the hammocks outside of the Union.
Fun Fact:
My music taste is all over the place. I bought my Michael Bublé and Papa Roach CDs at the same time in high school and the cashier definitely gave me a strange look. My favorite genres are pop punk and R&B though. Also, I’m a vegetarian.
Will Dendinger

Will Dendinger

Mentor for Responsible Design: Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture

Learn more about Will

Will is a senior Architecture major with a minor in Product Design. Will is also a member of Delta Upsilon and ASLA on campus.

Major:
Architecture
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus is the third floor lounge in the Link of Architecture Hall. It’s a great place to relax or take a nap, especially after pulling an all-nighter! It overlooks the atrium in Arch Hall with a great view of the old brick exterior and copper & tile roof of Arch Hall and is amazing when it starts snowing outside.
Fun Fact:
Something most people don’t expect is that I have a tattoo!
Autumn Pifer

Autumn Pifer

Mentor for University Exploration

Learn more about Autumn

Autumn is a sophomore Pre-Nursing major who is also involved with University Ambassadors, Greek Life, Residence Hall Government, and is a Campus Host.

Major:
Pre-Nursing
Favorite place on campus:
My absolute favorite place on campus would be the hammocks outside of the union. To sit there on a nice day and listen to the fountain-nothing can beat it!
Fun Fact:
I love to sing, and may or may not burst out in song on occasion!
Sophia Genova

Sophia Genova

Mentor for University Exploration

Learn more about Sophia

Sophia is a sophomore Human Development & Family Science major with minors in Education & Spanish. She also works with our Huskers Helping Huskers Food Pantry on campus, which helps students deal with issues of food insecurity on campus.

Major:
Human Development & Family Science
Favorite place on campus:
So many favorite places! I love love love the fountain in front of the Union because it reminds me of all the fountains back home in Kansas City. On warmer days I enjoy seeing other people around the fountain, it kind of shows how it is a safe place that a bunch of people go to relax and have a little bit of peace while being on campus. I also love going to the Sheldon Museum, I feel like not enough people go there and I think that visiting new places around campus, or anywhere, is an awesome activity to do.
Fun Fact:
I quote Vines every day and I hope everyone knows all of them so we can laugh together.
Natalie Roetman

Natalie Roetman

Mentor for Second-Year Edge

Learn more about Natalie

Natalie is a junior Advertising and Public Relations major with minors in Spanish and Women & Gender Studies. Natalie is also a Campus Host and CoJMC Student Ambassador.

Major:
Advertising and Public Relations
Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus is Andersen Hall’s lab in the basement. It’s recently renovated and is the best place to study, especially during finals, because it’s not as packed and is a quiet place to work.
Fun Fact:
This summer I am going to be doing one of my favorite things: volunteer with Launch Leadership at its Summer Workshop. Launch empowers young leaders by equipping them with leadership skills to take back to their communities and schools through fun hands-on activities for five days out of the summer. I’m so stoked!