Mentoring

Scholars participate in three types of mentoring programs: Faculty Mentoring, Peer Mentoring and Industry Mentoring.

Faculty Mentors:

Every Scholar is matched with a faculty member who is teaching in the Scholar’s intended major. The Faculty Mentor Luncheon is a time to dine and chat about how classes are going and how to prepare for the semester. Students and Mentors are encouraged to meet once a month which is very useful when Scholars are planning their courses for the next semester, are search for research opportunities, or want to learn about their Faculty Mentor’s undergraduate experience. Are you interested in being a Faculty Mentor? Please email Erica D’Eramo deramo@umbc.edu

Thank you to our 2021 Faculty Mentors!

Dr. Anupam Joshi
Dr. Ben Johnson
Mr. Bill Ryan
Dr. Carolyn Seaman
Dr. Charles Nicholas
Dr. Chenchen Liu
Dr. Chris Hennigan
Dr. Chris Marron
Dr. Chuck Eggleton
Dr. Chuck LaBerge
Dr. David Chapman
Dr. Deepa Madan
Dr. Frank Ferraro
Dr. Jamie Gurganus
Dr. Marc Olano
Dr. Maria Sanchez
Dr. Mark Marten
Dr. Maryam Rahnemoonfar
Dr. Naghmeh Karimi
Dr. Nirmalya Roy
Dr. Roberto Yus
Dr. Sanorita Dey

Peer Mentors:

Older Scholars are matched with new Scholars during the summer before students arrive on campus. This is a great way to learn more about your major, life on campus, what to expect in classes, and ways to get involved. Additionally, students form lifelong friendships that go beyond the walls of UMBC. Are you interested in becoming a Peer Mentor? Email Kate O’Keefe at kokeefe@umbc.edu.

Thank you to our 2021 Peer Mentors!

Aiswarya Boby
Ananya Patri
Brita Laveck
Carla Golubev
Catherine Wraback
Danielle Rhoten
Emilie Shoff
Emily Wang
Jessica Schneck
Jessica Adams
Kelsey Chesnut
Lauren Hayden
Madeline DeGraw
Mariah Qureshi
Mary Cimmerer
Nia Bryant
Olivia Amaral
Sabrina Rodriguez
Shuze Artola
Sianna Siero
Stacy Villanueva

Industry Mentors:

As student progress through their major, gain internship experiences and are planning for their futures, they will enroll in the Industry Mentoring Practicum (approximately junior year). Students navigate career pathways, strengths, workplace culture, and navigating the job offer. The greatest element of the practicum is the matching of Scholars with individuals who volunteer their time and expertise as Industry Mentors. Scholar and Industry Mentors meet once a month and discuss course topics, professional experiences, review resumes and provide advice for career plans.

Thank you to our 2021 Industry Mentors!

Ms. Jamal Savoy, Peraton
Mr. Joshua Klosterman, MITRE
Ms. Victoria Yun, Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Mr. John Cosby, ManTech International
Ms. Judy Johnson, EITR Technologies
Dr. Sherri Braxton, Bowdoin College
Ms. Kristen Arora, Jacobs
Mr. Nathan Cline, Northrop Grumman
Ms. Joan Worthington, HireVue, Inc.
Ms. Mary Nettleton, KPMG
Mr. Rithy Chhay, Sentinel Solutions, LLC
Ms. Zozscha Bomhardt, GE Healthcare
Ms. Summer Romack, AWS
Ms. Kijafa Saunders, PCI a BigBear Company
Ms. Tina Coleman, Skogul
Ms. Katie Dillon, Google
Ms. Barbara Harper, b.well Connected Health
Mr. William Glennon, Jacobs
Dr. Lilian Johnson, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Ms. Ashley Rush, Praxis Engineering
Belen Awetahegne, Jacobs
Ms. Kimberly Davis, CMS
Ms. Julie Davids, Raytheon Technologies
Ms. Melissa Ash, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Ms. Bethany Wolinski, ERM (Environmental Resources Management)
Ms. Caroline DiSoco, Salesforce
Ms. Rita Scanlon, Jacobs
Ms. Emily Mink, Newton LLC
Ms. Katie Hirsch, Zenimax Online Studios
Dr. Mamatha Hopanna, HDR

If you are interested in becoming an Industry Mentor please sign up here.