Peer Mentors

Peer mentors serve as part of a support system for students navigating college. They provide encouragement to students in various course activities to bolster learning and course completion of their fellow students in the courses. The anticipated outcome is promotion of success of students who may feel lost, have difficulty navigating college or are struggling in some courses.

Feona Dabson
Biochemistry & Pre-Medicine, 2023
Ms. Dabson was selected as an IN LSAMP Peer Mentor in 2020. Currently, she is seeking a BS degree in Chemistry with concentration in Biochemistry. Ms. Dabson is also involved in African Student Association, Pre-Health Professional Club, Women Empowerment Club, Red Cross Club, and is a part of the Honors College. When she graduates, she will continue her education in medical school to pursue a career in Anesthesiology.
George Mendoza
Chemistry, 2023
Mr. Mendoza has started as a IN LSAMP scholar in 2020. Currently getting a degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry. He joined the Genetic Club in 2019 as a member and looking to do research in biochemistry and become as an assistant. When he graduates he hopes to start and begin his own research in his field after finishing graduate school.
Margarita Rios
Biology, 2022
Ms. Rios was selected as an LSAMP scholar in 2020. Currently she is seeking a BS degree in Biology with a concentration in Zoology and a minor in Spanish. She is also involved in LSU (Latinx Student Union). When she graduates, she hopes to work in an animal shelter or sanctuary.
Felix Saldivar
Biology & Pre-Veterinary, 2022
Mr. Saldivar was selected as an IN LSAMP scholar in 2020. Currently, he is seeking a BS degree in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary and Zoology. As a LSAMP scholar, he has worked with Dr. Pederson on Glycogen levels in rats and the possible effects that it may have on learning and growth. These tests and experiments can be used to refer to diabetes in humans. Mr. Saldivar has been involved with an on-campus church group, The Revolution and The Wildlife Society. These organizations help bring forth the development of volunteer work and networking with noticeable personnel. When he graduates, he hopes to get into a graduate school to pursue his Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine.
Morgan Taylor
STEM degree seeking (Meteorology/Climatology), 2022
Ms. Taylor was selected as an IN LSAMP Scholar in 2020. Currently, she is seeking a BS degree in Meteorology/Climatology with minors in Mathematical Sciences and Geographic Information Systems. Morgan works in the GIScience Lab Assistant. She is also the Chief weather forecaster for WCRD 91.3 Always Better Radio, and a weather forecast for NewsLink Indiana. When she graduates, she plans to attend graduate school and receive a master’s degree.
Ryan Watts
Chemistry & Pre-engineering, 2021
Mr. Watts was selected as an IN LSAMP Peer Mentor in 2020. Currently, he is seeking a BS in Chemistry and pre-engineering . As a LSAMP scholar, he has worked with Dr. Sergiy Rosokha in the organic chemistry lab. He is a member of the ball state Impact organization for African American students and when he graduates, he hopes to be accepted into an engineering program and become a chemical engineer.
Brianna Winfrey
Natural Resources and Environmental Management, 2020
Ms. Winfrey was selected as an IN LSAMP Peer Mentor in 2019. Currently, she is seeking a BS degree in Natural Resource with a Technical Theater minor. She works at the field station with John Taylor and Sharyl Grant to manage the different research properties owned by Ball State. She also works on campus in University Catering. She is responsible for providing assistance to catering faculty by performing basic culinary skills. She is involved in Alternative Breaks Association, a community service organization where she serves as treasurer. After graduation, she hopes to further her education with different research opportunities.