Interested in a mentor?
Our amazing peer advisors are willing and able to provide extra support as you begin to navigate Ohio University.
During orientation you can request a mentor! Their profiles are shown below and you can request support through this link. Please rank your advisor choices and we will do our best to give you your first choice.
The peer advisors will offer a direct contact for questions or concerns you may have, and support or guidance during quarantine or the first week of the semester.
Adelaja Oriola Oriade
Country of Origin: Nigeria
Languages I Speak: English and Yoruba
What I Do: Instructor, I teach media analysis and criticism and research the dynamics of social and political identities (e.g. Sex, gender, race, class, etc.) in popular culture.
About Me: In my spare time, I watch football, hang out with friends, and watch ideological debates on YouTube.
Country of Origin: England
Languages I Speak: English only
What I Do: I am a student athlete on the field hockey team and am part of Classics Club.
About Me: I enjoy many other sports as well as field hockey and whilst I can come off as quiet to begin with I quickly open up and love to help everyone!
Mary Magdalene Chumbow
Country of Origin: Cameroon
Languages I speak: English, Swahili, French
What I Do: Apart from being an ISFS peer advisor, I am also part of the international Student Union Exec. Board, serving as a PR & Marketing Director.
I am also an instructor of record in the Media Arts & Studies Department, set to teach Social Media Introduction.
About Me: I am an digital media content creator, always with the brightest smile and loudest laughter in the room - there never is a dull moment with me in anyone's life 😅
Country of origin: Botswana - Africa
What I Do: First Year Doctoral Student in Counselor Education and Supervision
Graduate Assistant, Counseling and Higher Education - Patton College of Education
Languages I Speak: English, Setswana, Shekgalagari and some Afrikaans
About Me: I love dancing, cooking and being in nature. I am an upcoming makeup artist. I tend to laugh out loud and smile a lot (when I’m not stressed).
Country of Origin: Ecuadorian
Languages I Speak: Spanish (native) - English (advanced) - French (intermediate)
What I Do: Food sovereignty, food justice, sustainable agriculture
Masters in Arts in International Development
Masters in Science in Environmental Studies
About Me: Yoga, hiking, swimming, kayaking, backpacking, cooking, reading
Country of Origin: Kenya
Languages I Speak: English and Swahili
What I Do: MFA graduate student with Scripps College studying Communication Media Arts with a focus on Documentary Filmmaking and Immersive Media Storytelling.
About Me: Instructor in theory and production media classes within Scripps College. Enjoys meeting new people from around the globe.
Country of Origin: Iran
Languages I Speak: Azeri, Persian, Turkish, English
What I Do: 3rd year PhD student in Industrial Systems Engineering program. At the same time, I work as TA/RA for my department, and I will be teaching Engineering Economy in Fall 2020.
About Me: As a hobby, I like painting, photography, travelling and exploring new places. People say I am a happy and social person😊. I believe life is short and we should be the reason of making our life better and beautiful. I like living for now and at the same time be thoughtful for the future. I love myself and when I feel down, I look back to what I have achieved so far. I like being around friends and I am always open to new adventures and opportunities.
Country of Origin: The Gambia
What I Do: 2nd year Doctoral Student in Higher Education and Students Affairs.
About Me: I like learning about other cultures through their food, music and languages. I play football (soccer) and am a huge fan of the best club in the world. I will let you guess who that is.
Country of Origin: Iraq
Languages I Speak: Arabic and English
What I Do: Doctoral Candidate in Civil Engineering
About Me: Giving up is always an option, but it has never been my choice
Country of Origin: Jordanian of Palestinian origin.
What I Do: I am doing my masters in Applied Linguistics, teaching different Arabic courses and I also coordinate the Arabic program.
Languages I Speak: I speak Arabic, English and Spanish (un poquito) 😍
About Me: Outside of my teaching world, I enjoy hiking and listening to music. AND I hold a deep appreciation for good books, coffee and fresh air!
Country of Origin: China
What I Do: Pursuing Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics. I am also teaching Chinese in the Chinese program at OU.
Languages I Speak: Mandarin and English.
About Me: I enjoy exercising a lot in my spare time. If you have any questions regarding Mandarin or looking for a workout buddy, please feel free to contact me!