OASIS

Peer Mentors

Group of twenty-one peer mentors.

You don't have to figure it out alone. The OASIS Peer Mentorship team is here to be a resource for you. For more information about getting connected to a peer mentor, or if you are interested in serving as a peer mentor, please contact OASIS or you can find the application at https://unl.joinhandshake.com/stu/jobs/6444595 

Meet the Mentor Leadership Team

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Ra’Daniel Arvie

He/Him

Hi! I am Ra’Daniel Arvie, a senior Business Management major with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. I decided to become a peer mentor because I truly do see the importance of this program and I enjoy the positive impact I am able to leave with my mentees. Every student deserves to have someone “in their corner” their first year.

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Sophia Deras

She/Her

I am a senior Civil Engineering major with a minor in Geology. Idecided to become a peer mentor because my mentor had such a positive impact on me as a Freshman. It's important every student has someone they can turn to, especially during the transition to college life.

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Rukhshona Islamova

She/Her

Hi! My name is Rukhshona Islamova and I'm a junior majoring in Journalism & ADPR and minoring in Design & Ethnic Studies. I wanted to become a peer mentor because I was a mentee my freshmen year and I had such a great time being a part of OASIS, I wanted to continue my journey.

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Pedro Galvao

He/Him

Pedro Galvao is a fourth-year international student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Business Management. He decided to be a peer mentor because he is passionate about inspiring and helping people to be successful in all aspects of life.

Meet the Peer Mentors

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Meklit Aga

She/Her

I’m a third year Psychology, Neuroscience option major with a minor in Child Youth & Family Studies. I decided to become a peer mentor because I want to help incoming college freshmen have a smooth transition. I want to support them through academics as well as campus involvements.

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Sarah Argarin

She/Her

Hey everyone, my name is Sarah Argarin, and I'm a Fisheries and Wildlife major. For the school year of 2022-2023, I will be a sophomore here at UNL. I wanted to become a peer mentor with OASIS because my mentor had a huge effect on me, and made the transition from high school to college much easier. This is something that I hope to do for my mentees that are coming into college.

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Emmanuel Caliandro

He/Him

Hello, my name’s Emmanuel Caliandro. I’m currently a junior (Class of 2023) with a Biological Sciences major with a Biochemistry and Mathematics minor going onto the Pre-Med track. I chose to be an OASIS peer mentor because I enjoy being a role model to others and helping those adjust to the UNL lifestyle.

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Kylee Ellison

She/Her

My name is Kylee, but I also go by K.J. I am double majoring in political science and global studies, and I am a sophomore set to graduate in May 2025. I wanted to be a Peer Mentor because I wanted to help students acclimate to their new college environment, and to give them extra support where they need it.

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Abraham Cervantes Garcia

He/Him

I am Abraham Cervantes Garcia, an Electrical Engineering major in the 2025 class. I wanted to become a Peer Mentor because I have gotten a lot out of the program, and I want to help others benefit from the program as much as I have.

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Noah Haidul

He/Him

I am a second-year student majoring in accounting. The reason why I became a Peer Mentor is to help other new students on trying to get used to college life and trying to find a safe place for them. A fun fact about me is that I am colour blind (deuteranopia).

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Trenton Hammond

He/Him

Hello. I am Trenton Hammond, I am a sophomore biological sciences major! I decided to be a peer mentor so that I could help out freshmen as well as leading people down the route of helping out the OASIS program at the University!

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Kendra Marshall

She/Her

My name is Kendra Marshall. I am currently a sophomore studying Pre-Health with a focus on Nursing. I am very excited to be a peer mentor this year and am looking forward to helping others find what they need to be successful in their transition to college!

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Jessie Nguyen

She/Her

Hi! I’m Jessie Nguyen and I wanted to become a peer mentor because I enjoyed the time I had in OASIS when I was an incoming student. I want to give back to the community and to step out of my shell to develop new skills. I also wanted to meet new people and help create a welcoming college environment for new students.

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Patricia Parish

She/Her

My name is Patricia parish. I am in the class of 2025 as a child youth and family studies major with a minor in education psychology. I wanted to be a mentor so I can be a kind, smiling face that people can come to for guidance and assistance.

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Sara Al-Rishawi

She/Her

My name is Sara Al-Rishawi and I am a freshman Global Studies and Psychology double major on the pre-health track. I decided to become a peer mentor to help other first year students like me who want to take advantage of their college years to grow and develop towards their goals.

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Sam Rojewski

She/Her

My name is Sam Rojewski, pronouns she/her, and I’m a Journalism major. I will be a Sophomore in Fall 2022. I decided to become a peer mentor because I want to be a supportive, compassionate resource for other students just as my peer mentor was for me.

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Alana Ross

She/Her

Hi! I’m Alana Ross. I am a sophomore and I am a double major in Sports Media and Advertising & Public Relations, and my minor is in Textiles Design and Apparel. I became a peer mentor because I wanted to help out-of-state students and students of color to feel at peace and at home in Nebraska and strive to complete and do their best.

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Mathew Sankara Mugabo

He/Him

My name is Mathew Sankara Mugabo and I am an integrated science major soon embarking on my senior year in the fall of 2022. I wanted to become a peer mentor in order to be a steppingstone to other student’s success and help them overcome the challenges I faced myself.

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Frieda Nomenyo

She/Her

Hi everyone. I'm Frieda Nomenyo, a senior double majoring in Political Science and Advertising and Public Relations. I decided to become a peer mentor because I had a fantastic peer mentor as an incoming freshman; I wanted to be a place of wisdom and solace, as mine did for me during the transition from high school to college.

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Keanna Stanley

She/Her

My name is Keanna Stanley and I'm in the class of 2025. I am majoring in Veterinary Sciences and minoring in Chemistry. I wanted to become a peer mentor to help guide and inspire incoming students.

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Jay Williams

He/Him

My name is Jay Williams and I will be a second-year student at UNL (class of 2025). I am a Psychology major on the Clinical Psychology track with minors in Sexuality Studies and Sociology. I decided to become a peer mentor to give back to OASIS for helping me through my first year of college and to pay it forward to other students who are entering college in the fall.