Meet the Mentors
Meet Your Baldwin Mentors
Noah Gavil, 2014
Major: Biochemistry / Minor: Music
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Favorite Study Tip: Self-reflection and knowing what helps and hinders you are great initial steps towards success.
Frankie Mennicucci, 2014
Hometown: Bloomfield, NJ
Favorite Study Tip: Look over your notes soon after class to clarify or fill in information you’ll forget later!
Cleo Daoud, 2015
Hometown: Norwich, NY
Favorite Study Tip: Leave things at home that will only encourage and tempt you to procrastinate!
Emily Talbot, 2016
Major: Latin American Studies/Minor: Education
Hometown: Sante Fe, NM
Favorite Study Tip: Mix up your study spaces, reward yourself after completing an assignment, prioritize work, and make sure you're actually learning something!
Natalie Smid, 2015
Major: Biology and Gender and Women’s Studies
Hometown: Springfield, MO
Favorite Study Tip: After 45 minutes of concentrating, watch an Ellen DeGeneres clip for comic relief!
Adrian Moreno, 2016
Major: Anthropology/ Minor: Education
Hometown: Hialeah, FL
Favorite Study Tip: If you are easily distracted, do something to help! For example, try wearing earplugs in order to focus on what you’re doing and not others.
Isaiah Bolden, 2015
Major: Earth & Oceanographic Science
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Favorite Study Tip: Get to know your professor early; use office hours or make appointments.
Megan Maher, 2016
Major: Mathematics and Computer Science/Minor: French
Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
Favorite Study Tip: Once you find a study space that works for you keep it up for studying only! Every time you go there your brain will know it’s time to focus.
Junru Guo, 2016
Hometown: Bethlehem, PA
Favorite Study Tip: Breathe and keep everything in perspective.
Sunnie Kuna, 2014
Majors: Chemistry and Economics
Hometown: Abilene, TX
Favorite Study Tip: Remember to take breaks!
Jake Moody, 2015
Hometown: Poland, ME
Favorite Study Tip: Use your most focused time to do your hardest work; don’t always start with the easiest.
Elizabeth Humphrey, 2014
Majors: Art History and Visual Arts
Hometown: Vicksburg, MS/Calumet City, IL
Favorite Study Tip: Organize all midterms, tests & important dates on a calendar to look at in an overview.
May Kim, 2016
Major: Gender and Women’s Studies/Minor: Italian
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Study Tip: Make commitments to study with friends, to visit the writing project, or to meet with your professors to avoid procrastinating on larger assignments.
Rachel Pollinger, 2016
Major: Education and Mathematics
Hometown: Holliston, MA
Favorite Study Tip: Discuss class material with other students. If you can explain something well to someone else, then you’ve really mastered it.
Lonnie Hackett, 2014
Hometown: Bangor, ME
Favorite Study Tip: Stay active – regular exercise reduces stress and makes study time more productive.
Anita Shah, 2014
Major: Neuroscience and Anthropology
Hometown: Roxbury, CT
Favorite Study Tip: If you have trouble starting, make a study date with a friend and help each other stay focused.
Min “Ivy” Xing, 2016
Major: Math and Computer Science/ Minor: English
Hometown: Guilin, China
Favorite Study Tip: Jot down questions while reading and go to the professor’s office hours to go over them.
Derrick Brandon Williamson, 2015
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Favorite Study Tip: Be cautious of working with friends. They can your best and worst study tools.
Kiersten King, 2014
Major: Classical Archaeology
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Favorite Study Tip: Take good notes and review them regularly.
Gaby Buentello, 2015
Major: Asian Studies/Minor: Biology
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Study Tip: Find people that you work well with--sometimes, others can inspire your own productivity.
Nicole Ampatey, 2016
Hometown: Union, NJ
Favorite Study Tip: Never underestimate the power of planning.
Emily Salitan, 2016
Hometown: New York, NY
Favorite Study Tip: Write a brief summary of every reading. This makes it easier to remember what the reading was about and gives you a head start when studying for an exam.