Peer Mentors

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.

We will begin accepting applications in the Spring of 2021.

Peer Mentor Application

2020-2021 Peer Mentors

anastasia azoreAnastasia Azore
Natural Resource Ecology and Managament
New Orleans, LA

lacy barre
Lucy Barre
Animal Sciences
Baton Rouge, LA

Kayla BentonKayla Benton
Animal Sciences
Houston, TX

emma clementEmma Clement
Agriculture and Extension Education
Carmel, IN


cameron dean
Cameron Dean
Animal Sciences
Baton Rouge, LA

olvia debuhr
Olivia DeBuhr
Animal Sciences
Grafton, WI

margaret deshotelMargaret Deshotel
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Alexandria, LA

rachel domingueRachel Domingue
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Lafayette, LA


alexis dukes
Alexis Dukes
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Atlanta, GA

paidon gravoisPaidon Gravois
Agriculture and Extension Education
Des Allemands, LA

katelyn guidryKatelyn Guidry
Animal Science
Houma, LA

kristen head
Kristen Head
Animal Science
League City, TX


lindsey kyleLindsey Kyle
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Picayune, MS

olivia mireOlivia Mire
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Lafayette, LA

emily munchEmily Munch
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Metairie, LA

susan o'donnellSusan O'Donnell
Animal Sciences
Slidell, LA


randi plaisanceRandi Plaisance
Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising
Thibodaux, LA

elisa prestonElisa Preston
Animal Sciences
Mount Laurel, NJ

cassie pritchardCassie Pritchard
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Denham Springs, LA

taylor schoenTaylor Schoen
Agriculture and Extension Education
Baton Rouge, LA


emily shellEmily Shell
Animal Sciences
Hawthron Woods, IL

kassandra wimbishKassandra Wimbish
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Franklinton, 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 10: Informational meeting about program at 4:30 p.m. Join via Zoom.
  • February 25: Applications are due by 4:30 p.m.
  • March 4: Candidates will be notified of their confirmed interview time
  • March 10 or 11: Candidates will participate in a 15-20 minute in-person interview
  • March 12: The 2021 Peer Mentor Team will be announced
  • April: Students selected to serve as Peer Mentors will be asked to attend the Spring
  • Invitational for incoming students (TBD)
  • April 7 Peer Mentors will be asked to attend a Meet & Greet at 4:30 p.m. to go over
    formal information on how to prepare for the fall
  • August 9-10: 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



Dr. Amanda L. Martin, Assistant Dean of Recruitment & Student Development or 225-578-2266

Henry Hebert, Manager of Recruitment or 225-578-2468

Lindsey Kelly, Director of Alumni Relations & Career Development or 225-578-2715

Dr. Allie Prest, Assistant Dean of Student Services or 225-578-2083

Brandon Guillory, Manager of Student Services or 225-578-2065

Jennie Sparks, Academic Coordinator III or 225-578-2080