Student Academic Mentors

SAMs smiling at event

What's a SAM?

Student Academic Mentors — SAMs — are upper class students specially selected and trained to work with students on the development of skills necessary for academic success at Swarthmore such as time management, organization, study strategies and reading techniques.

SAMs draw on their personal experiences as well as their training to mentor peers. During the first few weeks of school SAMs are invaluable in helping first year students access all the resources available on campus.

How can I reach a SAM?

Any student may work with a SAM at any time.  A list of SAMs and their academic specializations is below for your reference.

Students interested in working with a SAM can also contact the Deans' Office at 610-328-8363 or email mmandos1@swarthmore.edu.

Contact Information for SAMs

Residence Hall

First Name

Last Name

Class Year

Academic Interests

Alice Paul

Richard

Conti 2019 Economics, Mathematics

Alice Paul

Margaret

Cohen 2019 Political Science, French

Black Cultural Center

Brandon

Ekweonu 2020 Black Studies

Dana

Hanan

Ahmed

2019

Psychology, Peace & Conflict Studies

Dana

Romeo

Luevano 2019 Sociology & Anthropology, Peace & Conflict Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies

Danawell Connector

Jake

Chanenson 2021 Engineering, Computer Science

David Kemp

Ben

Warren

2019

Mathematics, Cognitive Science, Music

David Kemp

Clarissa

Phillips 2019 Sociology & Anthropology, Computer Science

Hallowell

Moniher

Deb

2019

Biology

Hallowell

Gene

Witkowski 2021 Mathematics, Music

Mary Lyons

Mackinsey

Smith

2019

Mathematics, Chemistry

Mary Lyons

Alex

Galarraga

2020

Mathematics

Mary Lyons

Kenny

Mai 2021

Computer Science

Mertz

Amanda

Izes

2019

Linguistics, Psychology

Mertz

Lauren

Knudson

2019

Political Science, Economics

Mertz

Yichen (Grace)    

Zhang

2020

Computer Science, English Literature, Environmental Studies

Parrish East

Juhyae

Kim

2019

 Linguistics, Education

Parrish West

Zain

Talukdar

2019

Islamic Studies, Pre-Med

PPR

Gloria

Kim

2019

Economics, Mathematics, Arabic Studies

Wharton AB

Henrik

Liu

2019

Economics, Mathematics

Wharton AB

Shiloh

Sumanthiram 2019 Political Science, Psychology

Wharton EF

Kwate

Quartey 2019

Computer Science, Economics

Wharton EF

Alice

Dong 2019 Economics, Mathematics

Willets

Charles

Cole 2021 Engineering

Willets

Emily

Woods

2019

Political Science

Willets

Tobin

Feldman-Fitzthum 2019 Computer Science, Film & Media Studies

At-Large

Gabriel Evans 2019 Sociology & Anthropology