Peer Mentors

 

Peer Mentors are an important part of our model for student retention initiatives within the College of Agriculture. In their role, they are a part of select group of undergraduate students who work closely with College of Agriculture administration to serve the needs of first-year students as they make their transition to their college careers.

2020-2021 Peer Mentors

lucybarreLucy Barre
Animal Sciences
Baton Rouge, LA

emmaclementEmma Clement
Agricultural and Extension Education
Carmel, IN

elizabethcuccioElizabeth Cuccio
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Baton Rouge, LA

camerondeanCameron Dean
Animal Science
Baton Rouge, LA

oliviadebuhrOlivia DeBuhr
Animal Sciences
Grafton, WI

mydinhMy Dinh
Animal Sciences
Baton Rouge, LA

racheldomingueRachel Domingue
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Lafayette, LA

baijdoroughBaija Dorough
Animal Science
Houston, TX

williamgaspardWilliam Gaspard Jr.
Agricultural and Extension Education
Moreauville, LA

sallygeobelSally Goebel
Animal Sciences
Frisco, TX

paidongravoisPaidon Gravois
Agricultural and Extension Education
Baton Rouge, LA

joshuahomanJoshua Homan
Agricultural Business
Orange County, CA

moirakaluzienskiMoira Kaluzienski
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Rockville, Maryland

lindsaykyleLindsay Kyle
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Picayune, MS

logankennedyKennedy Logan
Textile and Apparel Merchandising
Tampa, FL

matthewmaldonadoMatthew Maldonado
Natural Resource Ecology and Management 
Temple, TX

oliviamireOlivia Mire
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Lafayette, LA

meredithowensMeredith Owens
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Roswell, GA

randiplaisanceRandi Plaisance
Textile Science, Apparel Design, & Merchandising
Raceland, LA

elisaprestonElisa Preston
Animal Sciences
Mount Laurel, NJ

cassiepritchardCassie Pritchard
Nutrition and Food Sciences 
Denham Springs, LA

jadarileyJada Riley
Animal Science
Baton Rouge, LA

victoriarobertVictoria Robert
Agricultural Business
West Monroe, LA

taylorshoenTaylor Schoen
Agricultural and Extension Education
Baton Rouge, LA

purplemiketigerEmily Shell
Animal Science 
Hawthorn Woods, IL

elenatempletElena Templet
Agricultural and Extension Education
Arabi, LA

 

 

Application Information

  • Mentor first-year students in the College of Agriculture.
  • Engage in classroom discussions within small groups organized by faculty and staff.
  • Assist in leading specialized course projects in the campus community.
  • Participate in key first-year student transition and retention events throughout the fall semester.
  • Assist with weekly First-year Seminar course at least one day a week.
    • Monday or Wednesday: 10:30 – 11:50 a.m.; 11:30 am – 12:50 p.m.; 1:30 – 2:50 p.m.
    • Tuesday or Thursday: 1:30 – 2:50 p.m.

  • Enrolled in a major in the LSU College of Agriculture, have a 2.5 minimum GPA, and be committed to serving in the fall semester.
  • Availability of up to an additional 4 hours a week for meetings, trainings, and planning sessions.
  • Have a passion for helping other students develop skills for success in their college careers.

  • February 1:  Peer Mentor Info Session
  • February 18: Informational meeting about program at 4:30 p.m.
  • February 25: Applications are due by 4:30 p.m.
  • February 28: Candidates will be notified of their confirmed interview time
  • March 7-9: Candidates will participate in a 15-20 minute in-person interview
  • March 11: The 2022 Peer Mentor Team will be announced
  • March 29: Peer Mentor Meet & Greet at 4:30 p.m.
  • August 8-9: Peer Mentor Retreat

    *Peer Mentors will also be asked to help with move-in weekend and the Welcome Week activities prior to classes starting in the fall