Meet The Mentors

Jacob Baskes

Jacob Baskes

Class Year: 2020
Major/Minor: Physics & Romance Languages
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Favorite Place to Study: Orange tables in HL
Study Tip: Change up your study spot to make things interesting!
Fun fact: Plays guitar in a band! Check out Purple Door on Spotify (please)...

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Jared Cole

Jared Cole

Class Year: 2020
Major/Minor: English and Africana Studies; Cinema Studies
Hometown: Plymouth, MA
Favorite Place to Study: 6th floor Hubbard
Study Tip: Try to brainstorm for a paper at least a week before it is due
Fun fact: I enjoy playing soccer and creative writing

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Aziza Janmohamed

Aziza Janmohamed

Class year: 2019
Major/Minor: Government & Performance Arts, with a minor in Sociology
Hometown: Toronto, Canada/Houston, TX, Karachi, Pakistan (I was born in Toronto but moved to Houston when I was quite young, and went to High School in Karachi, so I consider all of them home.)
Favorite Place to Study: Memorial Hall
Study tip: SelfControl! It’s an app that helps keep you on track by blocking distracting websites of your choice.
Fun fact about yourself/Bowdoin/learning: I love to travel!
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Susannah Lawhorn

Susannah Lawhorn

Class Year: 2019
Major/Minor: Biology
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Favorite Place to Study: Quiet places with few people.
Study Tip: Slow down, plan it out, one thing at a time.
Fun facts:
1. The community of living organisms that creates a film over the dry soil expanses of deserts is called the cryptobiotic crust.
2. Memory palaces (like in Sherlock) are a real thing. I guess many people have a tendency to think spatially and mind maps like this help with remembering things.
3. Laughter opens up the mind.
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Jouya Mahmoudi

Jouya Mahmoudi

Class Year: 2020
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Portland, ME
Favorite Place to Study: HL library or Kanbar
Study Tip: DON'T PROCRASTINATE!!
Fun fact: I am a Persian guy who likes to beatbox and chill with friends. My favorite dining hall is Thorne and I love ordering pizza at 12am. One thing that you are going to learn is that everyone struggles at some point here at Bowdoin. We struggle together!
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Minah Nguyen

Minah Nguyen

Class Year: 2020
Name: Minah Nguyen
Major/minor: Psychology major, Sociology minor
Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Favorite place to study: Adams and Moulton
Study tip: Don't be afraid to ask for help!
Fun fact about yourself/Bowdoin/learning: In the 1800s, Bowdoin had a club dedicated to eating eggs called The Ovarian Society whose leader was the Great Grand Rooster.
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Marina Stam - studying away Spring 2018

Marina Stam - studying away Spring 2018

Class year: 2019
Major: Psychology and Economics with a minor in French
Hometown: Cumberland Foreside, Maine
Favorite place to study: Smith Union
Study Tip: Make sure to review course materials throughout the semester, rather than cramming right before an exam. It only makes it easier for you in the long run!
Fun fact: I have an identical twin
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Kyle Timmer

Kyle Timmer

Name: Kyle Timmer
Class year: 2020
Major/Minor: Major in Biochemistry and Minor in Mathematics
Hometown: Willington, CT
Favorite Place to Study: Study Room 317
Study tip: Redo tricky problems from old problem sets and rewrite important facts from notes.
Fun Fact: I am part of the 10% of the population that is left handed and Connecticut has a higher than average concentration of left handed people.
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Juliana Villa - studying away Spring 2018

Juliana Villa - studying away Spring 2018

Class year: 2019
Major/minor Double Major in Sociology and Education
Hometown:  New York City
Favorite place to study: 24 College and Moulton Union
Study tip: Check lists are great! If you write down your study goals you are more prone to completing them.
Fun fact about yourself/Bowdoin/learning: I love to collect snow globes from places I've traveled to/ I picked up a third language at Bowdoin!/ I study best while listening to music
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Patrick Warner

Patrick Warner

Name: Patrick Warner
Class year: 2020

Major/minor: EOS Major, Cinema Studies/ES Minor

Hometown: San Anselmo, CA

Favorite place to study: Druck Atrium

Study  tip: Print out all of your readings. That way you can avoid distractions and write your notes on the page.
Fun fact about yourself/Bowdoin/learning:  I am one of few Bowdoin students who is certified to drive the school's boats. I learned how to operate them as part of my Marine Science Semester independent research project.
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Lisette Watters

Lisette Watters

Class Year: 2020
Major/minor: Africana Studies and Government and Legal Studies double major/Chinese minor
Hometown:  New York, NY
Favorite place to study: Smith Union
Study tip: Take efficient breaks while studying; you will be more productive!
Fun fact about yourself/Bowdoin/learning: I am part of 2 dance groups at Bowdoin

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