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Student Academic Mentors (SAMs)

SAMs smiling at event

What's a SAM?

Student Academic Mentors (SAMs) are sophomores, juniors, and seniors 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.

Any student may work with a SAM at any time.  A list of SAMs and their academic specializations is below for your reference.  Reach out to them directly with your questions or you can also email to be put in touch with a SAM.

First Name

Last Name

Grad Year


Academic interests

Jacqueline Acunto 2023 Alice Paul Theater, Economics, Math
Connor Barrett 2024 Alice Paul Sociology-Anthropology, Education, Economics, Pre-law
Luke Bastiaansen 2023 David Kemp Psychology, Black Studies
Gia Bautista 2023 PPR Apts./Mary Lyons Biology, Education, Music
Alyssa Berman 2023 Parrish Psychology, Biology
Thomas  Chen 2025 Mertz Economics, Math, Comparative Literature
Nelson Dufitimana 2024 Parrish Computer Science, Economics
Major Eason 2023 BCC Sociology-Anthropology, Economics
Emma Gabriel 2025 Willets 1st History, Education
Harry Hou 2025 Hallowell English Literature, Philosophy
Rodas Jateno 2024 Mertz Computer Science
Hillary Kim 2025 Danawell Studio Art, Math
Stephanie Kim 2025 Mertz/Willets 3rd Biology, Pre-med
Jorge Lopez-Nava 2023 Parrish/PPR/MaryLyons Math, Biology, Computer Science
Lena Massengale 2025 Mertz/Willets Basement Political Science, Black Studies, Pre-law
Jinia Meherin 2023 Dana/Transfer Students Medical Anthropology, Biology
Iyinoluwa Ogunyinka 2023 Wharton Psychology, Education
Yashvi Patel 2024 Alice Paul Physics, Math
Siddhant Ranka 2025 Wharton Physics, Math, Computer Science, Linguistics
Nia Todd 2025 Willets 2nd Political Sociology
Rain White 2024 Wharton Computer Science