Why did you apply to be a freshman representative for our program?

M: I believe the Mentor Program is a great way for women to make personal connections early on in their college career. Being able to help build these connections and create this support system is very rewarding.

S: Coming to a school with a population of mostly men, I was pleased to receive emails from the Women’s Mentor program in the summer; it excited me to be joining a community that reached out to women and created a network of support among them. I love being in a position that will connect me with new members of the community.

I: Throughout high school, I found myself involved in almost anything and everything. I learned to unite students through activities I organized and hoped to have a similar, active role here at RPI. I am especially interested in contributing to WMP because of the impact it has on the academic and social life of women here. It would be my pleasure to be a part of its process.

What did you most like about the program?

M: The program brought me closer to upperclassmen I probably would not have met otherwise like mentors and women on the board. It’s been inspiring to meet such driven women.

I: I like being surrounded by ambitious and encouraging people with similar interests.

S: I’ve met a lot of new people and have been able to organize events as a freshman.

Are you involved in anything else?

S: Resident Student Association (RSA) Hall Council, Rensselaer Electric Vehicle (REV), Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

I: I am currently organizing the Lupus Walk in conjunction with HVCC and Russell Sage College on April 9th!

M: RSA Hall Council, Alpha Phi, Club Volleyball, Admissions Ambassador, and SWE!

Written by Andrea O'Brisky

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