Meet the Peer Mentors

nchedolisaMy name is Nchedolisa Anammah. I am a member of the Class of 2016. Im from Lagos, Nigeria. Im majoring in Human Physiology. I love to read narratives on African history. Watching documentaries is a new found hobby of mine. I am nearly obsessed with noodles!I absolutely look forward to being a guide on the journey for the incoming Class of 2018, I eagerly await the wonderful new discoveries and experiences they are bound to make here at BU as well as in Boston.



annetteMy name is Annette Ayzichek and I’m from Brookline, MA, a town right next to Boston. I am in the Class of 2017, studying French and Linguistics in the College of Arts & Sciences. I’ve lived in Boston my entire life, and there’s still so much that I’m learning now that I’m in the heart of it all. When I’m not in class, I enjoy doing community service through BU’s Rotaract Club, or looking for something French-related on campus. Some of my hobbies include writing, watching movies, and playing the piano, and something that everyone should know about me is that I’m completely obsessed with Harry Potter. I took FY101 during my first semester at BU and had a great time, so I’m wicked excited to get this chance to make a difference for the Class of 2018! My first piece of advice: don’t be afraid of college, it just gets better and better!

jenniferHey! I’m Jennifer Baily, and I am a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in French language. I’m from the rockin’ town of Albany, Oregon (pronounced all-bahn-ee ore-again), and absolutely love chickens. I am an avid Irish-dancer, a member of BU’s improvisational comedy group Liquid Fun, and am currently a tour guide for the Admissions Ambassador program. I love helping people, thermodynamics, and pizza, even though I’m lactose intolerant.
I can’t wait to start a new year with you all and show you the awesomeness that is college!


kennardHi, I’m Kennard Chng of CAS’2016, majoring in Physics and Pure & Applied Math :) I come from Singapore, and FY101 really helped me settle into college life, so I’m here to pay the deed forward, and also to get to know more people! I’m always eager to talk about life around campus, music, Pokemon, or any geeky stuff… physics is fine, too. Enjoying college life is working hard, playing hard, and GETTING INVOLVED!



sushmitaMy name is Sushmita Dhekne and I am from Bangalore, India. I am a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences (Class of ’16), majoring in Psychology. I am a brother of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity (YAY community service!) and a Zumba enthusiast. I enjoy traveling, exploring art museums and learning new languages in my free time. I can’t wait to be a Peer Mentor and share my experiences with the Class of 2018!




AlyssaMy name is Alyssa Fialho and I am from Ludlow, Massachusetts. I am a member of the Class of 2017, currently studying History and Portuguese in the College of Arts and Sciences. I love Disney, coffee, my family and my dog. I work with preschoolers through the Jumpstart program here at BU, and in my free time I love dancing, drawing and singing. I am so excited to be a Peer Mentor for the Class of 2017 and I can’t wait to be a part of the FY101 experience.




morganHello errbody!! My name is Morgan Fleming and I am a senior studying sociology in CAS. I come from the small town of Preston, Connecticut, which I am pretty sure has more cows than people. As the unofficial love-child of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, I am an avid Netflix-er with a passion for volunteer work, feminism, and tacos. Nothing gets me more excited than sharing what I am excited about, which includes my love for Boston and BU!! Welcome Class of 2018, and remember that college is what you make of it!



madeleineMy name is Madeleine Frasca and I am a sophomore working towards a Political Science major with an Arts Leadership minor in CAS. I am from Melrose, Massachusetts, a city just north of Boston. My hobbies include Irish and ballroom dancing, hiking, skiing, pilates, movie watching, and exploring Boston, Cambridge and Brookline. I love Boston University and was a FY101 student my first semester freshmen year. My own FY101 experience and desire to get involved in the BU community sparked my desire to become a Peer Mentor and share my experiences with the class of 2018!

julianaMy name is Juliana Freeman and I am so excited to be a mentor and a friend to the incoming FY101 class! I’m originally from Moorpark, California (near Los Angeles) and currently a junior in CAS majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Deaf Studies. I love going to FitRec and socializing with my friends, but more often than not I will be found cuddled up in my bed crocheting and watching American Horror Story. However, to my prospective students: I can’t wait to take a break from my busy schedule of studying and slothing around to give you some great insight on all the amazing things that BU and Boston have to offer!

kalinaHi! I’m Kalina Fridrich and I am from outside Chicago, Illinois. I am currently a Math major, but I am also contemplating Computer Science in CAS, class of 2017. I am a dancer, a music-lover, a musician, a nerd, an adventure-finder, and a foodie. I deeply appreciate learning about people and having variety in my life, and I can’t wait to meet all of you! My most generalized piece of advice for college is to do what YOU want and follow what makes YOU happy, and always remember to live in today! Welcome to BU!


julieI’m Julie George and I am a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Political Science with a minor in English. I hail from Long Island and am both a Giants and Yankees fan! On campus, you will find me involved with Boston University’s International Affairs Association as the Secretary General of our collegiate Model United Nations Conference, BarMUN VII, and the Diversity in Law Association as Secretary. Outside of school, clubs, and work, I love to eat Georgetown cupcakes, watch The Big Bang Theory, and read books!



cherieMy name is Cherie, and I’m from Princeton, NJ. For the past year, I have been living in Paris studying at the Institute of Political Science and I’m graduating in 2015. My two majors are International Relations and French Literature. On campus, I am involved in the Francophone Association and the Admissions Office.


christineI’m Christine Hassinger and hail from the Keystone State (a.k.a PA). I am part of the class of 2017 and am majoring in History of Art & Architecture with a concentration in Architectural Studies (Yes, it is that much of a mouthful and yes, I always shorten it to simply ‘Architectural Studies’). I’m into photography, mugs (I have about 50 in my dorm room), music, coffee of all brews and roasts, Ice Hockey (the Flyers will forever be my team), people with some gusto, and Pinterest. I’m absolutely in love with this city and school, and can’t wait to help the incoming class of 2018 figure out this thing called ‘college’.



lindaMy name is Linda Jung. I’m from Skokie, IL, a suburb of Chicago. I’m a part of the class of 2016 and I am majoring in neuroscience. I love to travel and I hope to visit Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. I am also a huge foodie. I love trying new foods from all over the world. I grew up with the love of reading and I still enjoy that hobby. I love running and staying active, but on the other hand, I love being in bed with Netflix and ice cream. I was inspired to be a peer mentor because of my experiences at BU, both positive and negative. Being on an all-freshmen floor this year, I found myself trying to help out my fellow floor-mates as much as I could. So what better way than to help other freshmen as well?


maksatHi, My name is Maksat Kalymgazinov, and I am from Almaty, Kazakhstan. I am class of 2016, and a Junior majoring in Economics(CAS) and Minoring in SMG. Before coming to BU, I went to high school in US , Deerfield Academy. Same as Class of 2018 I took FYE101 course. One of the greatest courses ever taken.
I am in KSU (Kazakh Student Union) at BU. Cant wait to till fall to welcome Class of 2018 to our Community.



anabelMy name is Anabel Kelso and I am a part of the Class of 2017 from Washington DC. I am currently undeclared in the College of Arts & Sciences, but plan to pursue the pre-dental track in hopes of one day becoming an orthodontist! I sing in Terpsichore, an all female a cappella group, and am a sister of the Delta Gamma sorority. When I am not doing school work or re-watching episodes of Friends, you can safely assume that I am either on a run, swimming, hanging out with my friends, or lounging in a local coffee shop. I look forward to welcoming the Class of 2018 and sharing my experiences with you all!


graceMy name is Grace Kim, and I am from Pleasanton, California, which is about an hour east of San Francisco. I am a member of the Class of 2017 and am a Neuroscience major in CAS. I enjoy taking long wandering adventures in the city, finding great places to eat, playing a good game of volleyball, and getting involved in public health and community service programs. Coming to BU was the first time I ever set foot in Boston and the east coast, so FY101 gave me a lot of insight into the resources at BU and in the city. I look forward to being one of those resources and sharing my amazing experiences in Boston. Welcome Class of 2018!


marthaMy name is Martha Kosinski and I’m a sophomore from Lindenhurst, Long Island. I’m a biology major. My hobbies include skiing, travelling, running and taking pictures of my dog. I love being creative, volunteering, seeing new places and experiencing new things. I loved FY101 and can’t wait to meet all of the new freshman. Class of 2018, welcome to the wonderful city of Boston, and this awesome school. Get excited, because you’re going to love it here!


Lahiri-AyushmanMy name is Ayushman Lahiri and I’m part of the Class of 2017 from Singapore. I’m studying Economics in CAS and pursuing a second major in business in SMG. On campus, I’m involved with the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and am a passionate member of the finance and tennis clubs. When I’m not with friends in my free time, I’ll either be playing sports or watching movies and TV shows. As a peer mentor, I can’t wait to welcome and introduce you to BU and the wonderful city of Boston. Get ready, it’s going to be a great four years.



benBen Lawson hails from the small town of New Milford, CT. You might see him skateboarding down Commonwealth Ave, if not in the library hitting the math books. He loves reading and writing poetry, but he would never tell anyone. He is a sophomore studying Mathematics and Computer Science.




toriMy name is Tori Lee and I am from Solon, OH. I am a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences double majoring in International Relations and Latin American Studies. I spend a lot of my time in Boston seeking out new restaurants with friends, discovering new Pilates studios and trying to find new study spots. On campus I spend a lot of time at various club meetings, the Howard Thurman Center and hanging out with friends. I’m super excited to be a Peer Mentor and share some of the great experiences I’ve had a BU with the new class!





christine 2My name is Christine Lichwala and I am from Saugus, MA. I am currently a junior in the College of Arts & Science, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Political Science and Public Health. At BU, I am actively involved with the Peer Health Exchange. In my free time, I love dancing, shopping on Newbury Street, hanging out with my friends, and exploring Boston! I am so excited to be a Peer Mentor and I can’t wait to share my experiences with the Class of 2018!




paulinaHi, my name is Paulina Limasalle! I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, but I grew up in Denver, Colorado. I am a sophomore in the School of Hospitality Administration (but I have already changed majors three times so it might have changed by the time you read this). I would say I am more “book smart” than “street smart,” more optimistic than pessimistic, and more awkward than elegant. If you ever want to discuss life over a cup of coffee – I’m your girl!


carolineMy name is Caroline Lynch. I am a Junior in the College of Communications majoring in Communication Studies. I am originally from Framingham, a town just 20 miles west of Boston. I am a sister of Delta Delta Delta Sorority here at BU. FY101 was such a great experience for me and helped me meet some great people whom I wouldn’t have met without having taken the class. I can’t wait to help the incoming class of 2018!


maisieMy name is Maisie Meade and I am from Lexington, Massachusetts. I am a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. Currently, I am undecided, however I have many interests including Neuroscience, Spanish, and Art History! In my free time you’ll find me at the ice rink, FitRec, or SMG Starbucks! I absolutely love to travel and meet new people. I am really looking forward to meeting the Class of 2018 and sharing my experiences with you all!



saraMy name is Sara Miranda, and I am from Boulder, Colorado. I am a sophomore studying Political Science/Pre-Law and minoring in visual arts. I love country music and sledding. I also enjoy running track and cross-country and being a CAS Dean’s Hosts! I’m very excited to be a Peer Mentor for the Class of 2018 and hope that my own experiences will help ease the transition into college!


adamMy name is Adam Mitchell, and I’m from a town hours south of Boston called Westerly, Rhode Island. I am in the class of 2017 and intend to graduate with an English major, and some minor. I hope to attend either law school or some other graduate program after graduating from BU. I am not certain of what I want to do vocationally, or even what major I plan to stick with. My advice for the class of 2018 is to understand that this uncertainty is completely okay!

SONY DSCHi, my name is Arin Morse. I’m an History of Art and Architecture major in the Class of 2017. My hometown is Topeka, Kansas. At BU I’m involved in CAS Dean’s Host, Art History Association and the Ski and Board Club. I like to spend my time exploring (a.k.a. getting lost) in Boston, singing at the top of my lungs, watching football, watching movies, skiing and shopping. I can’t wait to meet the Class of 2018 and show you just how great BU is!


navrajHey there, Class of 2018! My name is Navie Narula and I am so excited to meet you! I am originally from India, but spent my whole life in Thailand before I found my home here at Boston University. I am an English Education major and a Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences minor. I have a passion for modern fiction and poetry, students who struggle in school and push through, and the diversity visible on the streets of Comm. Ave. As a future teacher, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to co-teach FY101. Here’s to a great school year!


gabriel2My name is Gabriel Rodríguez-Pallarés and I come all the way from San Juan, Puerto Rico! I am currently a junior at the College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. You’ll probably find me studying in a random spot somewhere in campus. Other than school work, I really enjoy hearing music, reading, watching movies, keeping fit, playing sports, going out with my peeps and hitting the beach (not much of that in Boston thought). One of my biggest passions is food (and sugar treats). Not a day has passed by in which I have regretted making the decision of coming to BU and making Boston my new hometown. This campus is great and we, FY 101 Peer Mentors, will show you why! Other than getting around Boston University and being involved in it, we’ll show you what the city has to offer. FY 101 was an incredible experience for me, and surely it’ll be for you too. Can’t wait to meet you all! Welcome, BU Class of 2018!

colbyMy name is Colby Rymes and I am from Chichester, NH. I am a member of the Class of 2017 and am majoring in Political Science in CAS. I am involved in Student Government, which has been a great experience that has taught me many leadership skills. When I’m not in class, you can find me at FitRec, exploring our wonderful campus, or reading on my Kindle. I am so excited to work with the Class of 2018! My FY101 experience was amazing, and helped make my first semester at BU a great one. Hopefully I can help all of you have a great first semester and learn to love BU as much as I do!


giannaHi I’m Gianna and I’m from New Jersey. Im a Sophomore in CAS studying biology with a concentration in genetics. I’m on the BU Gymnastics Team and I also go on Snowboarding trips with the Ski and Snowboard team. I wanted to become a peer mentor because this program helped me so much when I first got to BU and I want to help other first year students make their time at BU as fun and meaningful at possible. College can be very stressful but it can also be the best time of your life.


alecMy name is Alec Spencer and I am a member of the Class of 2017 from Beverly, MA, studying history and economics in CAS. . In my free time here at BU, I enjoy running along the Esplanade, listening to music, and going out with my friends. I have loved the city of Boston my entire life, and am so grateful to finally live here as a student at BU. I look forward to working as a FY101 Mentor, and am excited to share what I’ve learned here so far!



photoMy name is Iveta Stantcheva. I was originally born in Bulgaria but my family moved to Woburn, Massachusetts when I was three years old, and I have been living there since. I am part of the class of 2017, and I am currently undecided but planning on majoring in Mathematics. Class of 2018, make the most out of your freshmen experience. Don’t limit yourself to any one group, person, club, or major. Explore all BU has to offer, and most importantly come in with an open mind!



My name is Hope, and I’m from Glastonbury, CT. I’m majoring in psychology, and I’m on the pre-med track. I transferred from Penn State in the middle of my sophomore year, so I think I have a good grasp on what it’s like to be new at BU. I’m so excited to be a Peer Mentor! Let me know if you want to get Starbucks or explore Boston sometime.



hillaryHi! I’m Hillary Waite, and I’m from Ashland, Massachusetts, about 40 minutes west of Boston. I’m in the class of 2017 studying International Relations. I love learning new languages and watching old movies. I’ve lived just outside of Boston my whole life, and I love this city. My advice to the class of 2018 is not to worry! I was worried about every little thing coming to college and there was nothing to be afraid of. BU is great, and you should jump right in.


beccaHi, I’m Becca Young and I’m from Rowley, MA, a small town north of Boston. I am a junior studying English and minoring in Communication. I am very involved with FeelGood BU, a club on campus that makes and sells grilled cheese sandwiches at Warren Late Nite to help end world hunger. In my free time, you can find me at CFA practicing cello or piano. I love to read, travel, dance, hike, watch movies, and go out to eat. I look forward to meeting everyone in FY 101 and showing the Class of 2018 everything that Boston has to offer! Welcome to BU!!