Academic Mentor Staff

Photo of CFAR Academic Mentor, Devin

Hello, my name is Devin  I am a junior Computer Engineering major. I am originally from Maine. In my free time I enjoy soccer and hanging out with my roommate. My favorite spot on campus is Kingsbury Hall, I am there very often. During the summer I worked as a camp counselor for many kinds of STEM camps through the Maine Robotics organization.


Photo of CFAR Academic Mentor, Amanda

Hey everyone! My name is Amanda, and I am a junior English Teaching major from Essex, Vermont. Aside from working with CFAR, I am also the advertising manager for Sigma Tau Delta-- the English honor society. In my free time I love spending time with friends, taking my dog out on the trails and relaxing. I encourage you to come check out CFAR and I am excited to meet you!

Photo of CFAR Academic Mentor, Lauren


Hi! My name is Lauren and I'm currently a junior double majoring in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies with a concentration in family support. I'm originally from South Glastonbury, CT. On campus I'm also on the Psych Club executive board and love going on hikes with NHOC! In my free time I like to go to the movies, explore cities, and take all the random Buzzfeed quizzes. I can't wait to meet all of you!


What’s up ? My name is Pinar I’m a sophomore with a major in International Business and Economics and a dual minor in French and Russian. I love everything and anything foreign! I’m from Nashua, NH but originally born and partially raised in Western Turkey. I’m a part of the Wildcat Marching Band Color Guard as well as the UNH Winter Guard. I plan to join the MECA club at UNH next semester as well as pushing myself to be more involved on campus (as if I’m not already). In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, watching comedies, relaxing, and watching The Office for the third round in a row. I’m a huge geek when it comes to comics and linguistics, if you’re looking to rant about Infinity War, I’m your gal! Academics is a very important part of my life and I can’t wait to help my peers achieve their utmost potential! So excited to work with everyone!


Hey Wildcats! My name is Colleen and I am  a junior Psychology major from Salem, NH. My goal after college is to be a school counselor, so being an academic mentor is a great job for me! In my free time, I enjoy watching Netflix (Criminal Minds, to be specific!), napping, hanging out with friends, and cuddling with my dogs. If you're looking for me, you can usually find me in the library or hanging out at my favorite spot on campus-- CFAR! I always love workig with new students so come on in and we can tackle the semester together!

Photo of Academic Mentor,Lilia

Hello! My name is Lilia and I'm a junior Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology major. I enjoy playing music and I am a part of the Wildcat Marching Band and UNH Concert Band. I also enjoy reading for leisure and watching cop shows. I encourage you to come visit CFAR and I can't wait to meet you!

Photo of CFAR Academic Mentor, Kayla

Hello all! My name is Kayla and I am a senior majoring in Recreation Management and Policy: Program and Event Management with a business minor. I enjoy rock climbing, kayaking and the beach. Just finished 5 fabulous months studying abroad in Sweden! Can't wait to work with you!  


Photo of Academic Mentor, Kiki 

Hello Everyone, My name is Kiki. I am originally from Methuen, Massachusetts and currently a junior studying Biomedical Sciences: Medical and Veterinarian Sciences. On campus I am a member of the McNair Scholars program and Phi Sigma, a biological honors society. During my free time I enjoy catching up on episodes of The Office and cooking."

Hello everyone! My name is Jesse Austin, and I am a senior and TRIO Scholar majoring in honors Political Science. I firmly believe in the healthy balance between work and play, a mindset that has helped me maximize my UNH experience. I am actively involved in student governance and I love taking part in community service initiatives. During my free time I like to dabble with the arts and with athletics, as well as broaden my horizons through the many exciting and educational events here on campus. As your Academic Mentor I will work with you to find the balance in your own UNH experience. I look forward to meeting you!


Hello Everyone! My name is Laura and I am a junior Nursing major. I have lived in the small town of Jaffrey, NH for most of my life. I love spending time with my Mom and sister, so I try to leave campus to visit them when I can. Over breaks and summers, I work as an LNA at the Community Hospice House of Merrimack, NH. You will often see me speed-walking to class or clinical in my scrubs, but I can also be found in a rehearsal or practice room with my trumpet, or working with other students as a mentor and recently a Student Nurse Ambassador. I love hearing other student's stories and hope that we can work together to reach your personal and academic goals. 

Photo of CFAR Academic Mentor, Sonja


Hello! My name is Sonja, and I’m a junior majoring in Sociology, with a minor in German and International Affairs. I grew up in Acton, Massachusetts, and my mother recently moved to Portsmouth! The beautiful seacoast area feels more and more like home every day, both in Durham and in Portsmouth. On campus, I’m a member of the UNH Judo Club, which I absolutely love because it pushes me outside my comfort zone. When I’m not working on schoolwork, I’m either at judo practice, diving into a good book, relaxing on T-Hall lawn, or watching stand-up comedy on Netflix. I’m looking forward to working together!

Photo of Academic Mentor, Ali

Hi! My name is Ali and I'm currently a sophomore Business Administration major and Psychology minor from Dover, NH--just around the corner! Aside from being an academic mentor, I am also a tour guide and a member of Women in Business. In my free time I enjoy traveling, playing soccer, hanging out with friends, and watching a good documentary on Netflix! You can also catch me waitressing in Dover. Looking forward to working with you!