We are thrilled to introduce our newest America On Tech leaders, our 2020-2021 Peer Mentors! This Fall and Spring TWENTY FOUR Peer Mentors will be working virtually to support and help lead 4 Tech Flex Leaders cohorts and 8 TECH360 cohorts.
Our Peer Mentor Program hires our alumni and provides them with work experience and leadership skills. Peer Mentors assist students in understanding the curriculum and they also mentor students in developing their technical and professional abilities.
The hiring process for Peer Mentors was extremely competitive this year. We had twice as many candidates as we had available positions, making this decision extremely difficult. We are honored that so many of our alumni want to continue their journey with AOT!
Our Peer Mentors range from high school to college students. Given our shift to virtual programming, we have been able to leverage the skills of AOT alumni attending colleges and universities outside of NYC! You’ll see listed below students studying at schools across the country who are able to support us in our virtual classrooms while pursuing their technology degrees. This group of peer mentors represents the very best of AOT as they step up to mentor and lead the newest generation of AOT students and future technology leaders.
Meet our Peer Mentors below:
TECH FLEX LEADERS
Iftikhar Tapadar - Student at St. John's University
Jessica Ahialey - Student at Wings Academy High School
Junior Jean - Student at Pace University
Kayla Nieto - Student at Syracuse University
Lily Li - Student at Stony Brook University
Marwh Alzandani - Student at College of Staten Island
Melanie Almenas - Student at University of Rochester
Mir Farid - Student at Stony Brook University
Mosammat Muna - Student at CUNY Queens College
Rofeeah Ayeni - Student at Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School
Tasfia Sultana - Student at Syracuse University
Yadira Cruz - Student at Bowdoin College
TECH360 PEER MENTORS
Alex Koiv - Student at CUNY Lehman College
Astride Toh - Student at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School
Caleb Aguirre-Leon - Student at University Prep Charter High School
D'Andre Johnson - Student at SUNY Buffalo State College
Irina Zoccolini - Student at MIT
Isabel Ojeda - Student at SUNY University at Buffalo
Jazmin Rojas-Ramon - Student at John Jay College
Kamille Tipan - Student at Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College
Khadijah Akter - Student at CUNY College of Staten Island
Rodolfo Baez - Student at Law, Government And Justice High School
Shania Cox - Student at Medgar Evers College Preparatory School
Youssef Attia - Student at Brooklyn Technical High School