Meet the FYE Peer Mentors

FYE Peer Mentors

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Leila Bravo (she/they) - Peer Mentor

Hey!! My name is Leila Bravo and I am currently a second-year majoring in pre-nursing with a soon-to-be minor in holistic health. I am a San Francisco native, and I love going out for hikes/walks, painting, trying new foods, journaling, and listening to music. This is my first year being a part of the FYE program and I am excited! I am mostly looking forward to meeting new people and helping my peers to learn and grow as students but also as individuals! :)

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Isabella Ceja - Peer Mentor

Hello everyone! My name is Isabella and I am a fourth-year Public Health major from Sacramento, California! I love playing and listening to music, cooking new recipes, and reading science fiction. I’m excited to spread kindness in the classroom and create a safe space for students in need of support!

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Cami Dominguez - Peer Mentor

Hey guys! I’m a third-year journalism student with a poli sci minor. I became a peer mentor because being a first year is always a little intimidating. I want to help facilitate things for people and show them all that SF State has to offer. Other than being a peer mentor I love being politically active in SF and spending time with friends!

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Dylan Gillespie - Peer Mentor

Hello incoming students! Coming from an insider Gator, I, Dylan Gillespie, am one of your Peer Mentors and a genie to answer all of your questions, hopefully! I am currently a junior studying Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences with a double minor in Special Education and Early Childhood Development. I wish to help others understand the determination and drive it takes to become a part of the Gator family and the amazing opportunities we offer. Thanks to many of our advisors, administrators, and professors, I will finish my degree pathway a year early and enter graduate school before turning twenty-one! Hopefully, SF State will help you along your lifelong journey into the vast world. Go Gators!

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Pankuri Khare - Peer Mentor

Hi, my name is Pankuri and I’m currently a third-year student majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Comparative World Literature here at SF State! I was born and raised in Jabalpur, India. I love listening to music, watching horror movies, and sprinting! I also really like iced coffee. I’m really excited to be peer mentoring this fall in the FYE program!

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Rebecca Kirkland - Peer Mentor

I’m Becca and I’m a 3rd year Pre-Nursing student at SF State. I’m from Ojai CA, which is a little valley close to Santa Barbara. I’m always excited to start a new book, paint, or explore with friends. Looking forward to a great year and meeting you all.

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Cierra McCollum - Peer Mentor

What’s up! I’m a third year student majoring in Communications and minoring in Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Trans studies here at SF State. For funsies, I like to draw digitally, make beats, watch cartoons, and sleep. I hope to make the classroom atmosphere more comfortable and fun!

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Mihaela Mititelu - Peer Mentor

Hello everyone! My name is Mihaela, and I am a second year student majoring in International Business. I was born and raised in Romania, about 5 years ago I moved to Sacramento and have since moved to San Francisco to continue my education at San Francisco State. I enjoy going to the gym, playing piano, listening to music, and visiting new places. I am excited to meet you all in fall !!!

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Ruslan Rahman - Peer Mentor

Hello y'all! My name is Ruslan and I'm from a little-known country called Bangladesh. About me, I'm a Senior and I'm studying Electrical Engineering. I transferred to SF State from Malaysia where I started college. My hobbies include playing the guitar and discovering new music. One thing I'm excited about next semester is to start training as a Peer-Mentor and meet all sorts of new people! Hope everyone had an amazing summer.

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James Renouf - Peer Mentor

Hi everyone, My name is James Renouf (He/Him) and this is my third semester as a peer mentor. I am a fourth year History major with a double minor in both Geography and California studies. I spent the first ten years of my life in the UK before moving to the US in 2012. I lived near Santa Cruz for eight years until I started College in fall 2020. I love to read, swim, explore the city and spend time with my friends. I am Mentoring in two classes this Semester. Eng 114.14 with Professor Carrie Hetchman and Eng 114.56 with Professor Brandon Diaz.

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Jay Ayala Rosas - Peer Mentor

Hello, I'm Jay Rosas (They/Them), a third-year studio art major and proud first-generation student at SF State. My journey through my first year of college wasn't easy, but it inspired me to become a peer mentor. I'm passionate about helping fellow first-generation students achieve their goals and showing that SF State is a safe space for everyone. When I'm not mentoring, you can find me indulging in photography and getting lost in the world of books.

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Maria Sarabia (she/her) - Peer Mentor

Hey y’all, my name is Maria (she/her/ella). I am a third year Public Health major wit ha minor in Women’s Health Issues. This will be my second semester as a peer mentor in the classroom. Some hobbies of mine are watching tv shows/movies, making coffee, or hanging out at Golden Gate Park :D!

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Dhruvi Solanki - Peer Mentor

Hello everyone! I’m a second-year biology student. I became a peer mentor because I want to help others achieve their potential. I remember what it was like to be a student and feeling like I didn't have anyone to turn to for help. I want to be that person for someone else. Besides being a peer mentor, I enjoy drawing and trying new foods.

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Teiler Tamashiro - Peer Mentor

Hi! My name is Teiler, pronounced as Taylor! I am currently a third-year student with hope of becoming a registered nurse in the near future. Over the last couple of years, I’ve fallen in love with the San Francisco environment and the tons of love this community gives. I love exploring new sights around the city, exploring holistic health-related practices such as medication, and thrifting at Haight, and exploring new parts of Golden Gate Park. I look forward to everything planned for this upcoming year.

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Anna Kalia Timmerman - Peer Mentor

Hello! My name is Anna Timmerman and my pronouns are She/They. I am a third year, Kinesiology major with a minor in Athletic Coaching. I love spending time with my teammates, but when I am away from the field I enjoy crafting, listening to music, and going to the beach. I'm very excited for my second semester as a peer mentor.

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Theresa Tran (she/her/hers) - Peer Mentor

Hi Everyone! My name is Theresa, and I am a 4th year majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Special Education. I was born and raised in San Jose, but am enjoying my time here in SF. I love exploring new places, hanging out with friends, and volunteering in the community. I look forward to working with all of you and helping you all make new connections!

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Raine Yenlinn - Peer Mentor

Hii! I’m a senior pursuing Environmental Studies at SF State. I chose to become a peer mentor because I’m passionate about creating a welcoming space for all students! Outside of my work hours, I love thrifting, taking hot girl walks, and staying in with my dog. Go Gators!