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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 you: figure out strategies to finish your work, offer tips on studying, manage your time, do your research.

Meet Our Mentors

Amina Nabbus, Applied Information Technology

Amina Nabbus

Applied Information Technology

Tuesday 11am - 3pm

Hi, my name is Amina Nabbus! I am majoring in Applied Information Technology with a concentration in Information Security. I’ve lived in Northern Virginia my whole life. I love to read, watch movies and TV shows, and spend time with my friends. Along with being a Peer Mentor, I am also working as an Information Security Analyst and Substitute Teacher. I hope to use my experience to help and support my fellow students. As a Peer Mentor for the Volgenau School of Engineering. I look forward to meeting and working with my peers!

Andrew Creel, Electrical Engineering

Andrew Creel

Electrical Engineering

Monday 1 - 2pm
Wednesday 12:45 - 2:15pm
Friday 11:45am - 2pm

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 the basketball games.  When the weather is nice you may find me outside in my hammock.  Fall 2017 will be my first year as a peer mentor and I am looking forward to the experience.

Brett Sellers, Mechanical Engineering & Computer Engineering

Brett Sellers

Mechanical Engineering

Wednesday 4:30 - 6pm

My name is Brett Sellers, and I am majoring in both Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering. I am familiar with most of the faculty members in both departments because of my unique position pursuing two majors. I have lived in the Northern Virginia area my whole life, and I currently live 15 minutes from the Fairfax campus. I enjoy working on, modifying, and researching cars, which is how I spend the majority of my weekends. Fall 2017 is my first semester as a peer mentor, and I look forwarding to helping people whatever way I can.

Doreen Joseph, Cyber Security Engineering

Doreen Joseph

Cyber Security Engineering

Monday 11am - 12pm
Wednesday 11am - 12:45pm
Thursday 4 - 5pm

My name is Doreen Joseph, and I am from Annandale, Virginia. I’m majoring in Cyber Security Engineering with a minor in Math. I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and moved my family to the United States when I was 8 years old . On campus, I am President of Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society devoted to academic scholarship, leadership, and community service. I am also involved with several other organizations including the National Society of Black Engineers, and Honors College Black Ambition. In my spare time, I like to watch movies, go on adventures, exercise, and hang out with my friends. I’m excited for this experience as a Peer Mentor!

Fatemah Bahabib, Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

Fatemah Bahabib

Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

Monday 10 - 11am
Wednesday 10 - 11am
Thursday 3 - 4pm

Hello,my name is Fatemah Bahabib. I am a Civil Engineering major. I hope to specialize in hydraulic engineering. I am also the Treasurer for the Society of Women Engineers. In my free time, you can find me making digital art or reading web-comics.  My strong suits are calculus and chemistry because I took IB Math (calculus) and IB Chemistry in high school. I look forward to assisting you. I'm also excited for this opportunity to meet people from different disciplines because I believe it strengthens us as engineers and people.

Gabriel Earle, Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

Gabriel Earle

Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

Tuesday 11:15am - 12:45pm
Wednesday 3 - 5:30pm
Thursday 1 - 2pm

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 in problem solving 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 10 - 11am and 3 - 4:30pm
Wednesday 3:15 - 4:30pm

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.

Joey Dunleavey, Mechanical Engineering

Joey Dunleavey

Mechanical Engineering

Tuesdday 4:30 - 6pm
Thursday 12 - 1pm
Friday 12 - 2pm

My name is Joseph Dunleavey, but feel free to call me Joey. I am a Mechanical Engineering major and STEM classes are definitely my strongest! I love to listen to audiobooks, go to the gym (mainly the RAC), and I am the founder of the GMU chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Outside of Mason, I am a professional woodworker. I design and create hardwood furniture by hand and love talking about design. If you ever want to talk about the application of engineering to Industrial Design, I'm your guy! I can almost always help with your Calculus I & II needs, so drop by because everyone needs help with Calculus!

Mark Boahen, Computer Engineering

Mark Boahen

Computer Engineering

Tuesday 10 - 11:15am and 4:30 - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 12pm

My name is Mark Boahen. I am an undergrad majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Business. During the course of my years at George Mason University, I have worked with different professors as a Research Assistant. My past research includes “Securing Implantable Medical Devices” and “Safety and Security in The Gambia.” This summer, I worked with Mason Experimental Geometry Lab as a Lab Intern. I started working as a Peer Mentor in 2015, and this is my second year. I love helping undergraduate students understand concepts taught in CS112, CS211, CS310, ENGR 107, MATH 113, MATH 214, MATH 213, MATH 203, and other technical courses.

Mary Taylor, Systems Engineering

Mary Taylor

Systems Engineering

Wednesday 5 - 6pm
Thursday 10 - 11am and 2 - 3pm

Hello! My name is Mary Taylor, and I am majoring in systems engineering. I am from Mechanicsville, VA, but recently moved up to Stafford. I love math, and solving puzzles. When not in school, I love hiking, and kayaking, or just relaxing in my hammock! I look forward to my first year as a peer mentor, and helping others in any way I can!

Matt Wilkes, Cyber Security Engineering

Matt Wilkes

Cyber Security Engineering

Monday 2 - 4pm
Wednesday 2:30 - 4pm

My name is Matt Wilkes and I’m a Cyber Security Engineering major with plans to graduate in May 2018. I spent 12 years in the United States Marine Corps serving as an Intelligence Analyst. As an older undergraduate student, I have experience in both real world and academic environments. I've been a Peer Mentor for a few years and feel that I have the ability to help others succeed with their academic goals. I recently completed an undergraduate research fellowship with NIST, where I worked with Software Defined Networking. When I’m not working in the Peer Mentor Center or studying, you can find me honing my skills on the soccer field.

Megan Taylor, Systems Engineering

Megan Taylor

Systems Engineering

Monday 4:30 - 6pm
Wednesday 4:30 - 6pm
Thursday 10 - 11am

Hello, my name is Megan Taylor.  I am a sophomore majoring in Systems Engineering.  Fall 2017 is my first year as a peer mentor, but I have always loved helping others by tutoring in various subjects.  I love George Mason, and all the opportunities it has to offer.  Outside of class, I love to go on adventures like hiking, biking, and kayaking.  In addition, I love to read and watch movies.  I look forward to meeting and helping many students!

Molly Thomson, Computer Science

Molly Thomson

Computer Science

Monday 2 - 3pm
Wednesday 10 - 11am and 2:15 - 3:15pm

I am Molly Thomson and I'm from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am majoring in Computer Science. As with most Computer Science students, my main hobby is programming. I believe that the best way to relax from a challenging programming assignment is to … do more programming (other than the assignment, of course). If I'm not working on a school project or one of my personal projects, I love to golf and explore Northern Virginia. I'm also a member of the professional, engineering fraternity, Theta Tau. Returning to peer mentoring, I am excited to help people get passed those challenging classes and to provide a better understanding of tough concepts.

Natalie Parke, Cyber Security Engineering

Natalie Parke

Cyber Security Engineering

Monday 12 - 1pm
Friday 10 - 11:45am

My name is Natalie Parke, and I am majoring in Cyber Security Engineering. I have been working as a Peer Mentor for the Volgenau School of Engineering since Fall of 2015. I am also a Peer Mentor for the freshmen students in the Honors College Living Learning Community. I enjoy helping students and am thrilled with all the resources Mason has to offer. When I have free time, I enjoy going on adventures (hiking, road trips, exploring little-known towns, etc.) and drawing/painting.

Nhi Ngo, Statistics

Nhi Ngo


Tuesday 2 - 4:30pm
Thursday 4:15 - 6pm

Hi, my name is Nhi Ngo and I am a Statistics major with a Mathematics concentration here at Mason. I’m from Falls Church, VA where you can find me watching Game of Thrones or eating nachos. I am also very passionate about photography and music. My favorite hobbies include going to concerts, painting, and spending time with animals. If you’re struggling with anything, I can definitely relate and I’m here to help. I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Ola Jamalallail, Cyber Security Engineering

Ola Jamalallail

Cyber Security Engineering

Tuesday 3 - 4:30pm
Thursday 3 - 6pm

Hello! My name is Ola Jamalallail, and I'm majoring in Cyber Security Engineering. As an international student from Saudi Arabia, I enjoy meeting and talking with people from different cultures. I volunteer around campus so you might see me here and there. When I'm not at school, I read novels, watch anime, draw, and play video games (RPGs FTW!). As a returning Peer Mentor, I'm excited to meet you! If you need help with tutoring, don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Rania Farage, Information Technology

Rania Farage

Information Technology

Wednesday 10am - 1:30pm

Hello, my name is Rania Farage. I am majoring in Information Technology with a minor in Business. I am originally from The Gambia, the smallest country in Africa, however I have lived in the United States for over two years now. During my free time, I love to dance, watch soccer, and cook. I am bilingual in Wollof and English. I am delighted to be a Peer Mentor for the Volgenau School of Engineering and cannot wait to meet all of you. 

Ronan Roque, Cyber Security Engineering

Ronan Roque

Cyber Security Engineering

Monday 4 - 5pm
Tuesday 10 - 11am and 12:45 - 2pm
Thursday 1 - 2pm

Hello everyone! My name is Ronan Joshua L. Roque and I am majoring in Cyber Security Engineering. I was born in the Philippines and lived there for 10 years until moving to Canada in 2007. Now, I'm here in the USA to study at George Mason University. Apart from the Peer Mentor Center, you will most likely find me participating in Anime and Gaming Society meetings or singing with the Catholic Campus Ministry's choir. My hobbies include watching anime, playing video games, and playing/transcribing pieces for the piano. Although it is going to be my first year being a Peer Mentor, I am excited to meet my fellow peers and I will do my best to support you all through this journey!

Ryan Evans, Information Technology

Ryan Evans

Information Technology

Thursday 1:15 - 4:15pm

My name is Ryan Evans and I am a senior here at GMU. I am currently studying Information Technology with a concentration in Database Tech and Programming. I have a strong understanding of all IT core courses, especially IT 106 and IT 206. I have lived in Virginia my whole life, but I have moved around a lot. I currently live about 20 minutes from the Fairfax campus. Outside of courses, I am working on my security clearance for my career after graduation. I also have a part time job as a sales manager. Fall 2017 is my first semester working as a peer mentor and I look forward to working with my fellow classmates in anyway that I can.

Sarah Binsalman, Computer Science

Sarah Binsalman

Computer Science

Monday 11am - 12pm
Thursday 12 - 1pm and 5 - 6pm
Friday 10 - 11am

Hello fellow patriots. My name is Sarah Binsalman. I am an international student from Saudi Arabia fascinated by learning others culture. I am majoring in Computer Science. Being a multipotentialite, 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. Fall 2017 is my first semester as a Peer Mentor, and I look forward to meet with you and hopefully give you the help that I once needed.

Tamia Cromartie-Burney, Information Technology

Tamia Cromartie-Burney

Information Technology

Monday 12 - 2pm
Wednesday 1:30 - 2:30pm
Thursday 11am - 12pm

Hi, my name is Tamia Cromartie. I am majoring in Information Technology and looking forward to pursing 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.

Victor Huynh, Bioengineering

Victor Huynh


Monday 5 - 6pm
Tuesday 2 - 3:30pm
Friday 11am - 12pm

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!