About Peer Mentors

Fall 2019 Peer Mentors

First Generation Peer Mentors
From left to right: Macheal Richardson, Johanna Marquez Diaz, Fina Xian, Luis Lopez

Luis Lopez

Luis is majoring in Business Management. He participates in Intramural Sports and can be found attending events throughout campus. He enjoys playing soccer, listening to music, and spending time with friends. His advice to first year students is to manage your time wisely and get to know your advisors. Luis is outgoing, nice, and helpful. His ideal way to start the day is with music and a nice breakfast.

Johanna Marquez Diaz

Johanna is a Biology major who plans to go to medical school to become a neonatal physician. She is a member of the Campus Activities Team (CAT), Civic Scholars, and the Grindle Honors Institute. She is also a medical scribe for ScribeAmerica. In her free time, she likes to paint, read, go to the gym, and take road trips. She is friendly, self-motivated, and optimistic. Johanna likes to start the day by eating breakfast with her mom and talking about her plans for the week. Her advice to first year students is to get involved and make connections on campus.

Macheal Richardson 

Macheal is majoring in Early Childhood Education and would one day like to own her own non-profit daycare center in a low-income community. She is a member of the Campus Activities Team (CAT), Seminole State Volunteers (SSV), Student Government Association (SGA), and STEM Club. Her hobbies include volunteering with the South Seminole Optimist Club, watching action and comedy movies, and relaxing with friends at restaurants and coffee shops. She is happy, energetic, and determined. The ideal way to start her day is to eat breakfast and be thankful for another chance to have a positive day. Her advice to first year students is to practice effective communication and connect with classmates to study together.

Fina Xian

Fina is a Biomedical Science major with plans to become a Physician’s Assistant. She is a volunteer for Seminole State Volunteers (SSV), a Civic Scholar, the Grindle Honors Institute, and treasurer for the Honors Ambassadors Council. She enjoys volunteering, traveling, and exercising. She can be described as positive, thoughtful, and adventurous. Fina likes to write her daily to-do list the night before, then she likes to start the day with a glass of water, a healthy breakfast, and meditate. Her advice to first year students is to get involved on campus, take advantage of the study resources on campus. and make connections with students in your classes.


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