First Year Mentors

First Year Mentors

First Year Mentor

The First Year Mentors (FYMs) are upper-class student leaders who are here to support new students at Pitt. We have 19 FYMs working throughout the summer to plan fun and exciting activities to help you get connected during  New &Transfer Student Orientation.


Brock Abramson

Hometown: Zelienople, PA

Major: Chemistry

My favorite thing about Pitt... is the diversity of both the people and opportunities that allow me to accomplish what I am most passionate about.


Megan HS Megan Benish

Hometown: Lower Burrell, PA

Major: Pre-Communication Science

Minors/Certificates: American Sign Language

My favorite thing about Pitt... are the amazing people and opportunities available at the University.  Pitt is a unique place with many different people and allows you to improve yourself as a student, friend, and all around person.

Neil Bradley

Hometown: Sharon, MA

Major: Environmental Studies  

My favorite thing about Pitt... are the people and the location. I never get bored here because there’s so much to do on and around campus and the diverse student population assures there are always new people to meet.


De'Jovia Davis


Major: Psychology & Urban Studies

Minors/Certificates: Public Service

My favorite thing about Pitt...


Megan Dranow


Major: Rehabilitation Science

My favorite thing about Pitt...


Madison Faizon

Hometown: Manheim, PA

Major: History & Anthropology

Minors/Certificates: Africana Studies

My favorite thing about Pitt... is that every person creates a sense of community and belonging to the University. By creating an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, the University establishes a community of scholars and  leaders for a better tomorrow.


Lauren HS Lauren Greenwald

Hometown: Kingston, PA

Major: Communication and Political Science

Minors/Certificates: Sociology

Favorite thing about Pitt: The sense of community is the most incredible thing about Pitt. Being on campus feels like being home.


Donna HS Donna Gupta

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Major: Psychology

Favorite thing about Pitt... the opportunities! Internships, research, clubs and activities are just a few of the wonderful opportunities I've been able to embark on here at Pitt.  I feel as though I am constantly engaged within the Pitt community and truly able to leave my mark here at the University.

Saman HS Saman Hasan

Hometown: Williamsville, NY

Major: History

Minors/Certificates: Neuroscience and Chemistry/Conceptual Foundations of Medicine

Favorite thing about Pitt: is that there's always something to do. Pitt offers so many resources and opportunities to engage with the community both on campus and off---you can never be bored!

Cassie Hom

Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA

Major: Marketing

My favorite thing about Pitt... is the community! Pitt students have so much school spirit and create a fun, welcoming environment! With such a diverse student body, making friends is easy and organic.


Quincey Johnston


Major: Chemistry

Minors/Certificates: English Literature & Administration of Justice

My favorite thing about Pitt...


Sree Mekala


Major: Biology & Neuroscience

Minors/Certificates: Chemistry 

My favorite thing about Pitt...


Zackary Miller

Hometown: Altoona, PA

Major: Pre-Pharmacy

Minors/Certificates: Chemistry

My favorite thing about Pitt... are the faculty and staff here at the University. The faculty and staff here are very caring, supportive, and are always willingly to help support you as you work towards accomplishing your goals.


Amanda Parent

Hometown: Toledo, OH

Major: Biology & French

Minors/Certificates: Chemistry & GSWS

My favorite thing about Pitt... is the opportunities I've had both academically and socially. I've loved connecting with people from all over the world and being able to learn more about different cultures and fields both in and out of the classroom.


Emmy HS Emmy Penisson

Hometown: Media, PA

Major: Psychology & English Literature

Minors/Certificates: English Writing - Poetry track

Favorite thing about Pitt... is how there is always something to do for fun, it's really hard to be bored because there are so many places to go, places to eat, and events that are held!



Ashumi Rokadia


Major: Computer Science & Information Science

My favorite thing about Pitt...


Liam Satler

Hometown: Havertown, PA

Major: Computer Engineering

My favorite thing about Pitt... is the campus. Pitt is in a beautiful area, and I love walking around the campus.


Dylan HS Dylan Sloat

Hometown: Cranberry Twp., PA

Major: Political Science, Economics

Minors/Certificates: American History

Favorite thing about Pitt...The amazing, diverse Oakland community!

Veronica HS Veronica Tatone

Hometown: Derry PA

Major: Psychology

Favorite thing about Pitt: My favorite thing about Pitt is the location. Pittsburgh is a great city with lots of fun things to do and lots of educational opportunities.



Melody Whittaker


Major: Bioengineering

Minors/Certificates: Mechanical Engineering

My favorite thing about Pitt...


Ge Zeng


Major: Computer Science

Minors/Certificates: Math

My favorite thing about Pitt...