WiSE Learning Community Second-year Peer Mentors

The peer mentor is a student staff member who acts as the primary point of contact between the Program for Women in Science and Engineering and the members of the WiSE Learning Communities. The WiSE Second-Year Lear learning community offers an optional residence hall component in Frederickson Court and activities last for an academic year. Each second-year learning community student will be assigned to a second-year peer mentor. Peer Mentors assist learning community members in achieving the following goals:

  • increased capacity to succeed in diverse and challenging curricula
  • development of community leadership skills
  • development of a greater sense of personal well-being
  • increased self-efficacy
  • increased career maturity
  • create a community based on shared goals of scholarship and excellence
  • development of cross cultural understanding

2015-16 Second-Year Learning Community Coordinator and Peer Mentors

First Name Last Name Position Telephone Email
Coordinator
Karen Bittner Transitions Learning Community Coordinator 515-294-7165 wisetransitions@iastate.edu
First Name Last Name Learning Community Major
Peer Mentors
Nicole Kittleson 2nd Year Industrial Engineering
Megan Komos 2nd Year Industrial Engineering
Kendall Ryan 2nd Year Food Science
Alyssa Sunken 2nd Year Kinesiology