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Peer Navigators

Peer navigators are Mission College students themselves who offer peer tutoring in STEM subjects and inform the peers about various other resources, processes and procedures.

Meet Our Peer Navigators
 

Michael Korens

Hometown: Santa Clara, CA
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Expected graduation year:  Spring 2021
Campus involvement: Student-staff at HSI
How can I help you as peer navigator: I will do my best to support you in your needs, and find answers to any questions that you may have.
What I was most afraid of in coming to MC: Adapting to a new environment.
What I was most excited about of in coming to MC: Learning math.
My advice to you:  Work harder!
Favorite quote: “There's going to be extra credit on your final." - Kristen Purdum
Personal Interests: Video games, TV, Math, Technology.


Evelyn Gonzalez

Hometown: Las Vegas
Major: Electrical Engineering
Expected graduation year:  Spring 2020
Campus involvement: Attend events that HSI coordinates
How can I help you as peer navigator: Trying to answer questions that you may have about Mission College to the best of my ability, as well as giving you more detailed information about the questions you had if you need them.
What I was most afraid of in coming to MC: My fear of attending Mission College was not knowing much of Mission College. Not knowing what resources were out there, to help me throughout the school years.
My advice to you:  Not letting fear overpower your ability to succeed. Do not underestimate the little things that you have learnt in life, one day you might need them.
Favorite quote: “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt” – William Shakespeare


 

Adam Hampel

Hometown: Milpitas, CA
Major: Electrical Engineering
Expected graduation year:  Spring 2020
Campus involvement: Student-staff at AANAPISI
How can I help you as peer navigator: I'll help guide you in the right direction to whatever concerns you may have.
My advice to you:  STEM is difficult, but it's definetely worth pursing.
Favorite quote: "You are not important" - Clint Poe


 

Aleta Lewis

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Major: Biochemistry
Expected graduation year:  Spring 2020
Campus involvement: Student-staff at HSI
How can I help you as peer navigator: I am able to provide information about on campus resources, and happy to assit with any of the subjects I have knowledge of. I am also full of fun useless facts if you need a chuckle.
My advice to you:  They key to doing well in school is understanding how you learn best, and seeking help when needed
Favorite quote: "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" - Steve Prefontaine


 

Richard Yu

Hometown: Santa Clara, CA
Major: Computer Science
Expected graduation year:  Spring 2020
Campus involvement: Student-staff at AANAPISI
How can I help you as peer navigator: If you have any questions regarding school resources or past professor experiences feel free to ask me! If you need help in a class that I've taken before please let me know!
My advice to you:  Don't be afraid to be the loud kid in the class
Favorite quote: "The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet" - Aristotle