First Year Mentors
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.
Hometown: Scranton, PA
Minors/Certificates: Classic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Favorite thing about Pitt... is the community. I feel like I've been able to meet a ton of people each with different perspectives and ideas.
Hometown: Lower Burrell, PA
Major: Pre-Communication Science
Minors/Certificates: American Sign Language
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.
Hometown: Belle Mead, NJ
Major: Natural Sciences
Favorite thing about Pitt... is that whatever it is that you're hoping to accomplish during your time, there are professors, mentors, and friends who can help you do it as long as you're willing to put in the work.
Hometown: Warren, OH
Major: Molecular Biology
Minors/Certificates: Political Science & Africana Studies
Favorite thing about Pitt... all of the opportunities available here! Pit does everything in their power to make sure you succeed during and after college.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
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.
Hometown: Allison Park, PA
Major: Biological Sciences & Anthropology
Favorite thing about Pitt: The location of Pitt is the absolute best. There's always so much to do and so many opportunities to take advantage of! You can never be bored here, that's for sure.
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Favorite thing about Pitt... all the opportunities we have because we are in a city. Many famous and prestigious people come to speak or perform here and they have been some of the most memorable moments of my life.
Hometown: Hopewell, NJ
Minors/Certificates: Africana Studies & Chemistry
Favorite thing about Pitt: There are endless opportunities for all people of all majors that will ultimately help you create such a fulfilling experience while here on campus.
Hometown: Frederick, MD
Major: Rehabilitation Sciences
Minors/Certificates: Chemistry, French, & Pathophysiology
Favorite thing about Pitt: Pitt is in the heart of a city where there are so many different opportunities for everyone. Every opportunity and experience always leads to something new because of all that the city and university have to offer.
Hometown: Hopewell, NJ
Major: Biology & Anthropology
Favorite thing about Pitt... is the vibe and aura that is felt once you arrive on campus. Since the university is considered a "city" school, it may seem very intimidating at first, until you get to meet the great students and faculty on campus.
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!
Hometown: Bala Cynwyd, PA
Major: Political Science
Favorite thing about Pitt: The sheer amount of opportunities being on this campus and in this city provides; whichever avenue you wish to pursue, you can find the road to success at Pitt!
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Computer Science & Political Science
Favorite thing about Pitt: I love the opportunities I have experienced so far in my time at Pitt as well as the ones I have yet to experience. Everything from research, internships, and volunteer work are available for me to immerse myself in while I am an undergraduate student at Pitt.
Hometown: Birdsboro, PA
Favorite thing about Pitt: The location. I absolutely love living in the city! Oakland is an incredible and fun neighborhood. Also, since we get free city transportation, it’s so easy to travel to different areas of the city, explore, and try new things!
Hometown: Jefferson Hills, PA
Major: Environmental Studies
Favorite thing about Pitt: The location. Oakland is such a fun neighborhood and it is very central – only 10 minutes from Downtown!
Hometown: Lewisberry, PA
Major: Politics & Philosophy
Favorite thing about Pitt: The culture of the University and the city. Being close to downtown and outlets to music, museums, and sports provides a cultural hub for students. Outside the city, the inspiration and passion of Pitt students helps craft the diverse culture of the University.
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Minors/Certificates: Asian Studies
Favorite thing about Pitt... the openness of the campus and the welcoming atmosphere that students and staff express. I feel secure and relaxed here.