Welcome to WCSU!

The Peer Mentor program connects first-year students with a trained peer mentor. This is an excellent opportunity for incoming students to connect with another WCSU student to help them transition to college and find their place here at WCSU.

The First Year Peer Mentor Program supplements FY Experience courses. Working with a peer mentor is a great way to meet new people, learn how to navigate a new environment, understand the academic expectations of college, develop good study habits, and connect to helpful campus resources.

Peer Mentors 2022

We know that the transition to college can sometimes feel overwhelming. The Peer Mentor program wants you to be prepared to tackle the many common challenges faced by all first-year students!

What is a peer mentor?

Peer mentors are trained, upper-class students who know what it is like to struggle and succeed in college. Think of your peer mentor as your personal guide and role model for being a successful college student.

Peer Mentors complete 10-hours of training prior to the beginning of the semester, and are eligible to become Certified Peer Educators through CRLA, the College Reading & Learning Association.

What will I talk about with my peer mentor?

  • Adjusting to college life
  • Navigating WCSU and tips for being a successful college student
  • Getting involved on campus, such as clubs, organizations, and events
  • Understanding the expectations of college professors
  • How to study effectively in college
  • Learning to managing your time and balance your coursework
  • Accessing helpful campus resources
  • Where to go on campus when you have questions
  • Anything you want to know about college life or college academics!


Youmna Elawi


Hi everyone, hope you all had a great summer! My name is Youmna and I’m a sophomore Psych major with a minor in business management. I’m president of the Muslim Student Association as well as Vice President of the Psychology Student Association. I am a commuter student and in my free time, I like to bake, read, and spend time with friends!
Peer Mentor Adriana


Hi!! My name is Adriana. I am a sophomore psychology major. I grew up in Sherman Connecticut. I am a WCSU cheerleader and have done cheer my whole life basically. I love spending time with my friends and in nature going for walks. I can’t wait to work with everyone this school year.



Hello, everyone! My name is Olivia, and I am the Graduate Assistant for the First Year Peer Mentor Program. I am currently a graduate student in the MFA – Creative Writing Program with a concentration in food writing and journalism. I can’t wait to get to know, and work with everyone in the program this year!  
Nicholas Peschier


Hi, my name is Nick, and I’m a Junior majoring in Psychology. I’m on the tennis team, along with being the secretary for the Adventure Club and a representative in the Student Government Association. I really enjoy music, video games, and being outdoors. Looking forward to meeting everyone. Let me know if you have any questions about WestConn.


Hello everyone! I’m Justin, a sophomore Elementary Education major. I am the treasurer of the Aspiring Educators Association and the Gameshows & Competitions Chair for PAC. In my free time I enjoy working out, practicing guitar, and hanging out with friends. I look forward to meeting and working with you all this school year!
Alexis Ferreira


Hello, everyone! I’m Allie, a junior Music Education major at WCSU. Choral conducting is my focus at the moment, but I’m equally invested in the jazz program here at school. On campus, I am involved in various ensembles and clubs, including the audio club, ACDA, and BellaCanto acappella, among others. I am really looking forward to getting to know all of you during the upcoming semester.


My name is Niko, and this is my second year at WCSU. I currently live in Florida and play for the Men’s Soccer team here at Westconn. I am a Business major and look forward to experiencing new things this year!
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Attention current WCSU Students! Want to become a Peer Mentor?

Becoming a peer mentor is a great way to build your resume and gain leadership experience!