Meet our 2018-2019 Peer Mentors!

The Peer Mentoring Program is designed to provide support to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing research and inquiry.  Our peer mentors are wonderful undergraduate and graduate students who represent active researchers and role models from FAU's colleges and partner campuses. If you are interested in participating in undergraduate research or have questions related to how you can get started in research please email one of the mentors in your college to set up a time to meet.  Mentors are available to meet on the Boca Raton and Jupiter Campuses! The Peer Mentor page can tell you more about how YOU can become a mentor too! 

Come visit a Peer Mentor in OURI during their Summer Office Hours

Peer Mentors are available to meet in person by appointment or during their office hours.  Spring 2019 office hours will begin January 14th!


  • Kevin:                 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


  • Amrita:               11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  • Amrita:               11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  • Kevin:              12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  • Kevin:                 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2018-2019 Peer Mentors

  Email: College & Major: Research Interest: Hobbies:
Alexis Base

alexis College of Engineering and Computer Science, majoring in Ocean Engineering Underwater Exploration, Identification of Species, and Protecting Reefs from Invasive Species.  Fishing and 3D Print ing    
Caralin Branscum

caralin College of Design and Social Inquiry, Graduate Student majoring in Criminal Justice My research focuses on how aspects of sexual assault perpetration appear in state legislation. Specifically, we are looking at how voluntary victim intoxication is operationalized across the country. We want to draw comparisons where inconsistencies exist between different states and make recommendations for future reform.  
Sydney Elney

sydney College of Business, majoring in Finance My research focuses on gender equality, behavioral finance, banks and banking, business strategy, disruptive innovation, forecasting and prediction, operations, performance effectiveness, product positioning and social entrepreneurship. Fun Fact: Glitter is my favorite color
Amrita Ghaness

amrita College of Education, Graduate Student majoring in Clinical Mental Health Counseling  My research focuses on determining if gender can influence the quality of the therapeutic relationship, and if correlations exist between gender, specific affects.   
Marissa Pattison

marissa College of Science majoring in Biology Marine animal morphological variation, Marine kinematics,  and morphological function My hobbies include painting and working with animals
Alexandria Remillard

alex College of Design and Social Inquiry, majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science My current research focus is on the legislation that is involved with the criminal justice system, specifically in relation to hate or bias crimes.  My hobbies include reading, spending time with loved ones, and running.
Kevin Roble

kevin College of Education, Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Higher Education Leadership Fundraising and philanthropy in higher education, as well as university-community partnerships, academic service-learning, leadership theory and student development.  My hobbies include tennis, football (playing fantasy football), and running.
Giselle Shim

giselle College of Science, majoring in Biology Cancer and neurological research, and how different drugs effect neurological functions.  My hobbies include photography, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. 
Jessica Young

jessica Wilkes Honors College, majoring in Environmental Science and Neuroscience Invasive species management, marine and freshwater environments, economics and statistics. Watercolor illustration, papercraft, gardening.
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