The Environmental Studies program has selected rising seniors Natasha Feshbach, Addison Luck, Gemma Shepherd, and Jack Schleifer as its peer mentors for the upcoming year. These mentors will be available to prospective and current majors for informal advice about the major and give practical advice on navigating EVST requirements for the BA and BS degrees, selecting a concentration within EVST, and applying for the Summer Environmental Fellowships.
Sponsored by the Yale College Dean’s Office (YCDO), the EVST program is participating in its first year of the peer mentoring program. The initiative’s intent is to bring upper-class majors together with potential first-year and second-year students majoring in the same subject. The mentors will host occasional community-building events, attend academic fairs for new or recently admitted students, and be available to answer questions from other students interested in the EVST major.
As part of the mentors’ training, the YCDO has teamed-up with the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The training emphasizes principles of strong mentoring and strategies for addressing challenges that might come up, and review basic compliance for issues such as inclusivity and title IX reporting responsibilities.
More information about EVST’s peer mentor program and contact details for senior peer mentors will be posted on the website soon!