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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.

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

Ibrahim

Tamale 2020 Economics, Mathematics

Black Cultural Center

Maya

Henry 2020 History, Educational Studies

Dana

Alex

Galarraga 2020 Mathematics

Dana

Tolulope

Banjo 2022 Biology

Danawell Connector

Angelina

Cao 2022 Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science

David Kemp

Murtaza

Ukani 2022 Sociology & Anthropology, Peace & Conflict, Pre-Law

David Kemp

Taylor

Tucker 2020 Black Studies, Educational Studies

Hallowell

Brandon

Ekweonu 2020 Computer Science, Black Studies

Hallowell

Tiffany

Zheng 2022 Psychology, Computer Science

Mary Lyons

Hriju

Adhikari 2020 Psychology, Biology

Mary Lyons

Dana

Homer 2021 Educational Studies, Biology

Mary Lyons

Julian

Gonzalez 2022 Computer Science

Mertz

Katie

Phillips 2021

Sociology/Anthropology, Educational Studies

Mertz

Woodjerry

Etienne 2020 Psychology

Mertz

Zena  

Ebrahim 2020 Spanish, Psychology, Educational Studies, Pre-Law

Parrish East

Veronica

Bochenek 2022 Sociology & Anthropology, Biology

Parrish West

Matthew

Anderson 2021 Economics, Computer Science

PPR

Jessica

Hernandez 2020 Peace & Conflict Studies

Wharton AB

Emma

Dulski 2022 Peace & Conflict Studies

Wharton AB

Matthew

Villeneuve 2021 Philosophy

Wharton EF

Shay

Downey 2022 Music, Philosophy

Wharton EF

Amatullah

Brown 2020 French, Linguistics

Willets

Gordon

Yan 2022 Engineering, Mathematics

Willets

Alaina

Chen 2021 Economics, Psychology

Willets

Bethany

Bronkema 2022 Engineering, Environmental Studies
Willets Catherine Zhao 2022 Biology

At-Large

Melissa Zavez 2020 Computer Science, Statistics