We are thrilled to announce our newest cohort of America on Tech (AOT) leaders, the 2021 - 2022 Peer Mentors! This year our twenty one Peer Mentors will be working virtually to support and help lead 8 Tech Flex Leaders cohorts in New York City and 4 Tech Flex Leaders cohorts in Los Angeles.
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 mentor students in developing their technical and professional abilities.
Of this year’s diverse group of Peer Mentors, 57% identify as female and 76% identify as Black or Latinx. Thanks to our shift to virtual programming, these students are enrolled in 17 different high schools and colleges around the country. We are lucky to have a cohort of Peer Mentors with a wide range of specialities, as their majors include Computer Science, Engineering, Graphic Design, and Web Programming.
We are especially proud to note that this year all peer mentors will be earning $20 an hour for their invaluable contribution to the Tech Flex Leaders program. We are so excited to welcome these exceptional students, and we know that they will make a tremendous impact as they mentor and lead the newest generation of AOT students and future technology leaders!
Meet our Peer Mentors below:
TECH FLEX LEADERS - NYC
Irina Zoccolini - Student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rofeeah Ayeni - Student at Tufts University
Kamille Tipan - Student at Brooklyn College
Oluwatomilola Olaopa - Student at Brooklyn College
Christopher Ticona - Student at Georgia Institute of Technology
Jazmin Rojas-Ramon - Student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Murray Melnick - Student at Queens College
Matthew Mentis-Cort - Student at Cornell University
Andrew Rivas - Student at Valencia College
Shania Cox - Student at Tufts University
Jessica Ahialey - Student at Northeastern University
Rodolfo Baez - Student at SUNY New Paltz
Aaliyah Singh - Student at Pace University
Miranda Morales - Student at Bard High School Early College
Charles Marshall - Student at SUNY Fredonia
Kayla Nieto - Student at Syracuse University
TECH FLEX LEADERS - LOS ANGELES
Alex Koiv - Student at Cornell University
Raquel Alvarado - Student at Vanderbilt University
Tasfia Sultana - Student at Syracuse University
Isabel Ojeda - Student at SUNY University at Buffalo
Mir Farid - Student at Stony Brook University