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Peer Mentor Roster

What Our Peer Mentors Do

Mentors provide support and aid to fellow students in areas in which they might need a little help grasping concepts, following mathematical formulas and understanding the reasoning behind why something is done in a particular way. They can also help students figure out strategies to finishing work, offer tips on studying, tips on managing time, and tips on how to get started doing research.

Meet Our Mentors

Adelyn Gaegler, Information Technology

Adelyn Gaegler

Adelyn Gaegler

Information Technology

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM​
Thursday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM​

My name is Addie Gaegler. I’m majoring in information technology with a concentration in database tech and programming. I transferred to Mason from NOVA, and the resources and connections I’ve found at Mason have been incredibly helpful. Admittedly, I love learning, but I’m a total art history nerd and movie fanatic. Hiking and yoga also help me to stay balanced amidst a tech-heavy academic path. As a peer mentor, I’m so excited to meet new students and to help anyone who is facing a challenge. Remember: everybody struggles along the way, and we are here to help.

Ahna Mohiuddin, Cyber Security Engineering

Ahna Mohiuddin

Cyber Security Engineering

Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

My name is Ahna Anaqi Mohiuddin. I am a sophomore majoring in cyber security engineering. I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee but grew up mostly abroad in Bangladesh. Here at Mason, I have been an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the Computer Science department since Spring 2019, and a Learning Assistant for the Math department since this fall. During my free time, I like painting, watching television shows and Bob Ross tutorials, and taking part in outdoor activities. While at Mason, I have met amazing professors and peers and I strongly believe that you will, too. Fall 2019 will be my first semester as a Peer Mentor, and I hope to be able to guide and help you in the best way I can!

Andreas Giannopoulos, Information Technology

Andreas Giannopoulos

Information Technology

Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hello, my name is Andreas Giannopoulos. I am majoring in information technology and plan to concentrate in database technology and programming.  I previously attended Virginia Tech as a computer engineering major, but I later transferred to NOVA to obtain an associate's degree in IT. In the past, I struggled with my courses. I understand the frustration that occurs when a topic doesn't click. I will use those experiences to be the best peer mentor I can be. I look forward to meeting you all!

Andrew Creel, Electrical Engineering

Andrew Creel

Electrical Engineering

Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Hello, my name is Andrew Creel. I’m majoring in electrical engineering and minoring in mechanical engineering. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and going to basketball games. When the weather is nice you may find me outside in my hammock.

Arielle Potter, Information Technology

Arielle Potter

Information Technology

Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hi, I’m Arielle Potter, and this is my second year at Mason after transferring from Lord Fairfax Community College. My major is information technology, and I’m excited to offer help in the classes that I have taken so far. In the past, I enjoyed participating in cyber competitions as well as in a summer internship with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. It’s my goal to develop secure solutions to help make cyberspace safer for everyone. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, writing science fiction, and watching anime. I look forward to helping you in any way I can as you pursue excellence this semester.

Brody Receveur, Statistics

Brody Receveur


Tuesday 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Hello, my name is Brody Receveur, and I grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I am majoring in statistics with a concentration in mathematical statistics. I’m in my junior year and have plenty of experience in mentoring students. My primary background is in math and statistics, but I can also help in science courses and various computer languages. In my free time, you can find me volunteering, playing tabletop or videogames, at the gym, cooking, playing guitar, or really doing anything geeky or nerdy. I hope that I can help you understand any difficult concepts you are struggling with!

Dwijay Krishna Chintakunta, Information Technology

Dwijay Krishna Chintakunta

Information Technology

Monday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Hello, my name is Dwijay Chintakunta. I’m an information technology major with an interest in concentrating in information security. I am from India, where the education system is quite different to what it is here. My initial semesters in Mason were quite challenging, and it took me a while to adapt to the structure here. I know how it feels when you’re stuck with a concept that you just don’t understand. Never hesitate to stop by the VSE Peer Mentor Center for any help you need with your courses. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!

Dylan Cianfrone, Applied Computer Science

Sarah Cianfrone

Dylan Cianfrone

Applied Computer Science

Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM​
Thursday 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Hi, I’m Dylan Cianfrone. I’m a junior majoring in applied computer science with a concentration in video game design. I spend most of my time playing, designing, and building PC games. I like to work with my friends to get new ideas and expand on ones I already have to make strong games that I would like to play myself. In the time I don’t spend around games, I like to bake and spend time with my cat. I’m excited to return to the peer mentor center for another year and help you all with your computer science classes!

Esraa Elshaer, Cyber Security Engineering

Esraa Elshaer

Cyber Security Engineering

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hey, this is Esraa Elshaer and I am currently majoring in cybersecurity engineering. I moved to America a year ago and I was bewildered by the beauty of the country and its diversity. Just days before starting at Mason, I really wanted to go on the medical tract and become a doctor. However, due to circumstances, the path changed for me and I fortunately ended up at George Mason University. With every change, good things are destined to happen. I am very determined to achieve great results and perhaps help you all too.

Fatemeh Nouri, Computer Science

Fatemeh Nouri

Computer Science

Thursday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hello, my name is Fatemeh Nouri. I am majoring in computer science, and I look forward to exploring more about the fields of artificial intelligence and software engineering. I was a volunteer tutor throughout high school and helped students with calculus, algebra, geometry, chemistry, and biology. I have been a UTA (undergraduate teaching assistant) for the Computer Science department since fall 2018, and fall 2019 will be my second semester as a peer mentor. I am very excited to help you with understanding various concepts and I look forward to meeting with you.

Gabriel Earle, Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

Gabriel Earle

Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

Wednesday 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM 

Hi! My name is Gabriel Earle, and I go by Gabe. I am a civil, environmental, and infrastructure engineering major here at Mason. I like engineering because I love math, but I also get opportunities to be creative, problem-solve, and think about things that matter to me like sustainability and design. Besides classes and engineering, my life revolves around music. I love playing drums in bands and with the Green Machine at Mason basketball games!  I listen to a lot of old music and a lot of new hip hop. I am really excited to be your peer mentor, and would love for you to come by and let us try and help you with those tough moments!

Holly To, Bioengineering

Holly To


Monday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM​, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hello! My name is Holly To. I am majoring in bioengineering. My favorite subjects are math and science (especially chemistry). I was a tutor throughout high school and throughout my time here at Mason. My favorite activities include listening to K-Pop (especially Big Bang), swimming, and watching Korean dramas. I look forward to sharing my experience so far with you and help you during your time at Mason.

Ian Russell, Cyber Security Engineering

Ian Russell

Cyber Security Engineering

Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

My name is Ian Russell and I’m a sophomore here at Mason majoring in cyber security engineering. I’m an out of state student hailing from Boulder, Colorado who came to Mason based on its people, location, and curriculum. I currently live off-campus with my best friend and our three roommates. I love learning and being challenged. In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies and shows. I’m a bit of a health nut too and enjoy weightlifting, taking walks, and making my own food. As a peer mentor, I’m looking forward to teaming up with my fellow students to take on new and exciting challenges. Don’t forget, if we all knew everything and never needed help, we wouldn’t be in school!

Jordan Jones, Mechanical Engineering

Jordan Jones

Mechanical Engineering

Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hello! My name is Jordan Jones and I’m a sophomore mechanical engineering major. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games and hanging out with friends. I am involved in several activities here at Mason, including undergrad research involving fluid mechanics and the Mason satellite communications club. I have a lot of experience mentoring students, so I hope to be someone you can feel comfortable with turning to for help. I’m excited to be here, and I look forward to helping out as much as I can!

Jose Carpio Jota, Mechanical Engineering

Jose Carpio Jota

Mechanical Engineering

Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hi, my name is Jose Carpio Jota. I am currently a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. I was born in Peru but moved to the United States before middle school to get a higher education. I am trilingual in Spanish, English, and German. In my free time, I like to play video games, try to learn new songs on my guitar, and play soccer and hockey with friends. I look forward to my first year as a peer mentor and to help you in any way I can.


Mary Taylor, Systems Engineering

Mary Taylor

Systems Engineering

Monday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Hello! My name is Mary Taylor, and I am majoring in systems engineering with a concentration in operations research. I am originally from Mechanicsville, Virginia, but now I live in Burke. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, biking, and playing hand bells and violin at my church. I am looking forward to a great year as a peer mentor and helping everyone I can.

Megan Taylor, Systems Engineering

Megan Taylor

Systems Engineering

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM​
Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM​

Hello, my name is Megan Taylor. I am a systems engineering major with a concentration in data analytics.  I have been a peer mentor since fall 2017 and I have always loved helping others by tutoring in various subjects.  I love George Mason University and all the opportunities it has to offer. Outside of class, I like to go on adventures such as hiking, biking, and kayaking. In addition, I enjoy reading and watching movies.  I look forward to meeting and helping many students!

Ming Tiong, Cyber Security Engineering

Ming Tiong

Ming Tiong

Cyber Security Engineering

Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

My name is Te Ming Tiong, but you can call me Ming. I am an international student from Malaysia, and I am currently a junior. I am majoring in cyber security engineering because I am interested in cryptography, which is a specialized area in cyber.  During my leisure time, I like to watch movies, hang out with friends, play badminton, and listen to songs. I am really looking forward to working with students and other peer mentors. 

Minlin Zeng, Computer Science

Minlin Zeng

Computer Science

Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

My name is Minlin Zeng, I am currently a junior. My major is computer science, and I am interested in many fields of this major, including artificial intelligence, data mining and so on. As an international student, I am also interested in learning and exploring different cultures and languages. Please feel free to share your story with me. As a computer science major, I understand how difficult it is to learn this material if you are a beginner. So, I'm happy to help others better understand programming languages, concepts, and their assignments. Fall 2019 will be my first semester as a tutor. If you have any difficulties in learning materials, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ronan Roque, Cyber Security Engineering

Ronan Roque

Cyber Security Engineering

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM​
Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hello everyone! My name is Ronan Joshua L. Roque and I am a senior in the cyber security engineering (CYSE) program. I was born in the Philippines and lived there for 10 years until moving to Canada in 2007. Now, I'm here in the United States to study at George Mason University. My hobbies include watching anime, playing video games, and collecting uncommon musical instruments (I am currently trying to learn the accordion!). I have been a peer mentor for over two years now, so I am confident that I should be able to help you in some way. If you ever need guidance for almost anything related to the CYSE program or even advise on how to study for your courses, feel free to drop by during my hours.

Sarah Binsalman, Computer Science

Sarah Binsalman

Computer Science

Monday 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Hello fellow patriots, my name is Sarah Binsalman. I am an international student from Saudi Arabia fascinated by learning about other cultures. I am majoring in computer science. I chose this major because I believe computer science is a broad major that could connect and contribute to all other fields of my interests. I enjoy sewing and crocheting in my free time. I look forward to meeting with you and hopefully give you the help that I once needed.

Soham Joshi, Statistics

Soham Joshi


Monday 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

My name is Soham Joshi and I am a statistics major with a concentration in statistical analytics. My favorite subjects are in math, so I’ll be tutoring math and statistics courses. I also have some knowledge in computer science, so I can be of some assistance there as well. When I’m not focused on school, I love playing basketball and table tennis, watching the New Orleans Saints and the Baltimore Ravens play, and talking with friends. I look forward to meeting with you to make your Mason experience as pleasant as possible!

Tamia Cromartie-Burney, Information Technology

Tamia Cromartie-Burney

Information Technology

Thursday 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM 

Hi, my name is Tamia Cromartie. I am majoring in information technology and looking forward to pursuing a concentration in web design. My favorite subjects in school are English and history. I was a tutor throughout high school, and I also have a younger sister who needs help with homework and projects, so I have a little bit of experience. Although I am majoring in Information Technology, I can help anyone who just needs a study partner.

Ujwal Sharma, Computer Science

Ujwal Sharma

Computer Science

Monday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hi, my name is Ujwal Sharma and I am a computer science major. I'm in my sophomore year at Mason and, I am expecting to graduate in 2022. I really like programming and discovering efficient solutions to complex problems, I also enjoy being able to educate others. When I am not doing school-related work, I like to spend time with my friends or explore the outdoors with my dog Simba. This is my first year as a peer mentor, and I am really excited to be of assistance to my peers.

Vanessa Barth, Mechanical Engineering

Vanessa Barth

Mechanical Engineering

Monday  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

My name is Vanessa Barth and I am a mechanical engineering major. I currently live at home in Manassas, Virginia and commute to Mason. When I am not on campus you can find me at home playing with my two dogs, watching anime, reading, and putting together puzzles. Fall 2019 is my second semester as a peer mentor, and I am so excited to help in any way I can.

Victor Huynh, Bioengineering

Victor Huynh


Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hi, my name is Victor Huynh! I’m majoring in bioengineering. I am a returning peer mentor, and I’m very happy to have the chance to help you guys in your academic journey at Mason! I chose to study at Mason because of the warm atmosphere I experienced on campus during university tours. Also, I am impressed by the numerous opportunities Mason provides for an exciting college experience. My hobbies include watching anime, drawing, and listening to Kpop. I look forward to meeting and working with you throughout the semester!

Walter Burke, Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

Walter Burke

Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

Monday 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Hi, my name is Walter Burke. I am a civil and infrastructure engineering major who has hopes to specialize in transportation. I was drawn to engineering due to my appreciation for solving complex problems and being able to provide assistance to others in need. When I'm not doing school work, I enjoy spending my time outside with my friends fishing. We love to fish locally and we occasionally go out deep sea fishing when the waters are good. I am so excited to be your peer mentor and cannot wait to help you with whatever challenges are tossed your way.

Zachary Lee, Computer Engineering

Zachary Lee

Computer Engineering

Monday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

My name is Zachary Lee, and I am majoring in computer engineering. Being a sophomore, I have a lot of recent experience with introductory courses for the engineering school. I understand the difficulty of a lot of the early courses as I was right there last year. I currently live on campus, and fall 2019 is my first semester being a peer mentor. I look forward to providing any help you need during the school year!