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NEW: Student Mentors

Valuable conversations happen between lower- and upper-division students, building vertical academic and community connections. Mentors can share student experiences, recommend opportunities, and sift through support mechanisms through an 'Honors student' lens. Across the Honors MLC (Michigan Learning Community), you will find these strategic student connections, enriching your undergraduate experience. Come in and meet your new mentors. 

Winter 2020 Availability: Link to Google Calendar

Walk-in appointments with student mentors are available in the Honors office, 1330 Mason, throughout the week. Sign in at the front kiosk during the hours listed on the Google Calendar link above. Students are trained campus peers and/or Honors 170 mentors in their junior/senior years.

For your planning convenience, student bios are arranged in order of this photo [L-R]: Michael, Chloe, Sarah, Director Mika LaVaque-Manty, Simran, Jordan, and Lorraine.

Michael Mcmain

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Warren, Michigan
Majors: Economics, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, and Statistics
Year: Senior
Thesis: “Legalizing Love: The Effect of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage on Labor Market Outcomes”
Things I'm Involved in on Campus: I am a resident advisor in Alice Lloyd, a member of the Shipman Society, I was a student ambassador for a while, was in tennis club for a minute, and the student astronomical society for my first two years.
Internship Experience: Worked with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions through the Comprehensive Studies Program, Research Assistant for Paul Rhode and Joshua Hausman
Intentions after Graduation: I will be a Research Analyst at the Federal Reserve in Cleveland for (hopefully) the next two years before going back to get a PhD in economics.
Fun Facts: I was in a recorder orchestra for a week before getting kicked out.

Chloe Turnbow

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Fenton, MI
Year: Junior
Major: Biology, Health, and Society
Track: Pre-Med
Thesis: TBD
Things I'm Involved in on Campus: Volunteer at Mott’s Children’s Hospital, Personal Care Assistant, Chem 211H UIA, Prison Birth Project
Internship Experience: N/A
Intentions after Graduation: Medical school (hopefully).
Fun Facts: I have a hamster named Hamrietta (Hammy).

Sarah Renberg

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Major: Neuroscience (for now) but may switch to make my own through HIMP
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Things I’m Involved In On Campus: Research Assistant in the UMich Neurotrauma Lab, OEC Hospital Tutors, Rock Climbing Club, Optimize
Internship Experience: Research Intern at Children’s National Medical Center, Program Development Coordinator at Headway Foundation
Intentions after Graduation: TBD
Fun Facts About Me: I know how to juggle and I auditioned to be on Chopped.

Simran Jagirdar

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Troy, MI
Major: Organizational Studies and Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience
Track: Pre-Med
Minor: History of Medicine and Health
Year: Junior
Things I'm Involved in on Campus: Wolverine Support Network, Prison Birth Project, South Asian Awareness Network, Research Assistant in the Social Justice and Sterilization Lab
Internship Experience: Research Assistant for the Social Justice and Sterilization Lab, Summer Analyst at Heidrick & Struggles
Intentions after Graduation: I want to work at the intersection of business and healthcare in order to gain more knowledge about the inefficiencies within the industry and then hopefully go to med school.
Fun Facts: I own a record player and have a stuffed alligator named Fredrickson.

Jordan Schuler

Pronouns: he/him/his
Charlotte, NC
Major: Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE) and Organizational Studies
Year: Junior
Track: Pre-Law
Thesis: Political Science thesis on how people’s political environment affects their opinion on redistricting reform
Things I'm Involved in on Campus: Tour Guide, Campus Day Leader, LSA Student Government, Pre-law and public policy fraternity
Internship Experience: Curriculum Research & Development Intern at The Echo Foundation (Charlotte, NC)
Intentions after Graduation: Law School
Fun Facts: My family fosters dogs, and we just got a new puppy named Maizey (as in Maize and Blue because my family is Michigan-obsessed)!

Lorraine Furtado

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Political Science and Philosophy, Politics, & Economics
Track: Concentration in Quantitive Methods to Research Inequality
Thesis: The Persuasive Power of Women's Rights: The Language of Supreme Court Reproductive Rights Briefs.
Intentions After Graduation: Hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in political science. research interests revolve around analyzing government resources aimed at fighting violence against women, with a focus on women of color.
Fun Facts: Loves to read, cook vegan food, hike, garden, and watch Food Network.