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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 mmandos1@swarthmore.edu to be put in touch with a SAM.

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First Name

Last Name

Class Year

Academic Interests

  Jacqueline Acunto 2023 Theater, Economics
   Matt Anderson 2021 Economics, Computer Science
 

Tolga

Atabas 2023 Mathematics, Arabic
 

Luke

Bastiaansen 2023 Psychology, Religion, Economics
 

Dana 

Beseiso 2021 Peace & Conflict, Biochemistry

 

Veronica

Bochenek 2022 Medical Anthropology, Biology
 

Jake

Chanenson 2021 Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics
 

Charles

Cole 2021 Engineering, Religion
 

Maria Consuelo

De Dios 2021 Psychology & Educational Studies
 

Shay

Downey 2022 Cognitive Science, Music, Theater
 

Sherry

Huang 2023 Mathematics
 

Haron

Kalii 2023 Mathematics, Economics
 

Tori

Knox 2021

Biochemistry, Dance

 

Paige

Looney 2023 Psychology, Computer Science
 

Jorge

Lopez-Nava 2023 Biology, Mathematics
 

Samantha 

Ortiz-Clark 2022 Spanish, Political Science
 

Gabriella

Trevino 2023 History, Film & Media Studies, English
 

Julie

Xu 2022 Environmental Studies, Biology
 

Linsey

Zhang 2022 Biology, Psychology
  Michelle Zhuang 2023 Engineering