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

Ashley

Greaves

2018

Neuroscience, Educational Studies

Alice Paul

Ibrahim

Tamale

2020

Math, Economics

Black Cultural Center

Maxine

Annoh

2018

Biology, French

Dana

Ellen

Liu

2019

Computer Science, Psychology

Dana

Ali

Rosensweig

2018

Computer Science, Engineering

Danawell Connector

Sagnik

Gayen

2020

 Economics, Political Science, English, Film & Media Studies

David Kemp

Soumba

Traore

2018

Biology, French

David Kemp

Bobby

Zipp

2018

Political Science, Educational Studies, English

Hallowell

Taylor

Morgan

2019

Peace and Conflict Studies, Black Studies

Hallowell

Ben

TerMaat

2018

History, Political Science, Philosophy

Mary Lyons

Alice

Dong

2020

Computer Science, Economics, Music

Mary Lyons

Mackinsey

Smith

2019

Math, Chemistry

Mary Lyons

Zain

Talukdar

2019

Peace and Conflict Studies, Arabic, Pre-Med

Mertz

Amanda

Izes

2019

Psychology, Linguistics

Mertz

Ben

Warren

2019

Cognitive Science

Mertz

Yichen (Grace)

Zhang

2020

Computer Science, English

Parrish East

Juhyae

Kim

2019

 Linguistics, Education

Parrish West

Henrik

Liu

2019

Computer Science, Statistics, Economics

PPR

Kwate

Quartey

2019

Computer Science, Economics

Wharton AB

Gloria

Kim

2019

Economics, Arabic

Wharton AB

Matt

Palmer

2018

Physics, Economics

Wharton EF

Annie

Zhao

2018

Computer Science, Economics

Wharton EF

Henry

Jiang

2018

Neuroscience, Economics

Willets

Jessica

Hernandez

2020

Political Science, Philosophy

Willets

Shiloh

Sumanthiran

2019

Political Science, Psychology

Willets

Nigel

Van Ha

2020

Physics, Math

Willets

Melissa

Zavez

2020

Computer Science, Spanish