Mentors

The FASS Connections mentorship program connects newer students with senior FASS undergraduate students through social and academic activities.

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Behavioural Neuroscience

Unfortunately, we do not have a mentor in this program right now. However, you can still sign up and we will pair you with someone who has taken at least one course in your program, is in a similar program or shares interests with you! A mentor will help you navigate life at SFU no matter what program you are in.

Unfortunately, we do not have a mentor in this program right now. However, you can still sign up and we will pair you with someone who has taken at least one course in your program, is in a similar program or shares interests with you! A mentor will help you navigate life at SFU no matter what program you are in.

Cognitive Science

  • Aaron Fung

    Major: Philosophy
    Minor: Cognitive Science


    When I joined as a student at SFU, I had a great mentor who helped me with both academic and personal related stresses; I want to be able to do the same for new students. If you see me on campus, I’m probably either studying or playing foosball with friends.

Criminology

  • Kylie Barr

    Major: Criminology
    Minor: Psychology, Archaeology (Forensic Studies Certificate)


    It’s important to be willing to try new things as a first year and, as your mentor, I'll be there to help you get out of your comfort zone and start getting involved. I love travelling, bowling, hiking, biking, skating, photography, and the Vancouver Canucks, and am always ready to chat or hang out!

  • Maddy Boyd

    Major: Criminology
    Minor: Psychology & Legal Studies Certificate


    As a mentor, I want to provide support and advice to new students, in hopes to alleviate some stress, so they are able to enjoy all that SFU has to offer. Part of being a university student is planning and being organized- but make sure to schedule some downtime too!

  • Karly Burns

    Major: Criminology
    Minor: Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies


    It was difficult starting at SFU in an online setting, but I was able to meet so many like-minded individuals by joining my student union! Through this experience, I’ve come to recognize how important it is to get involved within the SFU community by building connections with fellow students and the faculty. As a mentor, I look forward to helping you build these connections and start getting involved!

  • Annika Carroll

    Major: Criminology
    Minor: Forensics Certificate


    I would encourage new students to try and meet new people and leave their comfort zone, whether that be by attending events, chatting with your classmates, or joining clubs. Say yes to opportunities that come your way and you’ll find it easier than ever to get connections and make life-long friends!

  • Kai Fernandez

    Major: Criminology, Psychology
    Minor:


    My advice for new students is to take it easy and enjoy the ride! As a peer mentor, I hope to help new students adjust, have fun, and enjoy the first step of their university journey. Outside of SFU, I enjoy basketball, volleyball, drawing, reading, watching anime, thrifting, and playing video games – basically, a little bit of everything that will help me connect with people through shared interests and hobbies!

  • Harveen Kaur

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Criminology


    As someone who understands how overwhelming university can be for incoming students, I would love to be the person that new students turn to when they need help. There are a bunch of friendly and helpful individuals working in FASS, and we are all here to help if you feel stuck in your journey, whether that be with academics or volunteering around SFU.

  • Veronica Kong

    Major: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    Minor: Criminology, Forensics Certificate


    My advice for new students is to make connections! Don’t just focus on school – make time to participate in events or volunteer or join clubs. That is what you will remember when you look back at your university memories: all the friends you made along the way. I also geek out over many things, like Marvel and Star Wars, and am always available to chat about these!

  • Bryanne Lee

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Criminology (Correctional Studies Certificate)


    I understand how intimidating it can be to have to navigate a new and unfamiliar environment alone, as I've once experienced this myself. I hope to be able to help relieve this feeling by being a helpful mentor and a friend to those who I'll get the pleasure of meeting through this program!

  • Constance Ruan

    Major: Criminology
    Minor: Political Science (Legal Studies Certificate)


    I enjoy helping students explore this new chapter of their life by sharing insight from my past experiences through mentorship. There are many diverse cultures and programs within FASS which means there are many excellent people to learn from. Outside of SFU, I love taking walks on Burnaby Mountain Park – the beautiful view always leaves me feeling refreshed!

  • Eve Sung

    Major: Criminology
    Minor: French


    I was feeling quite anxious about transitioning to university in my first year, but the FASS peer mentors I met made me feel so welcome! Deciding to get involved was one of the best decisions I made because it led me to make new friendships and learn about opportunities on campus. I look forward to helping new students gain similar experiences and connections.

Economics

  • Amirul Anirban

    Major: Economics
    Minor: None


    Being involved in different university activities helped me to adjust to university life. You meet new people along with it gain valuable experiences. As a peer mentor, I want to guide and support the new students in their journey from my experiences. So try to be more involved by joining different societies, volunteering and trying out various courses. University life will not always be what you want, but as it says," When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."

  • Jennette Lin

    Major: Economics
    Minor:


    Being a FASS Mentor is important to me because I want to show others, through my experiences, how much getting involved in the SFU community can help you grow as an individual like it has helped me. University can be hard at times, but I want students to know that there is a whole community of individuals here to support them if they just reach out of their comfort zone. It’s always the most difficult part, but also rewarding.

  • Anya Petek

    Major: Economics
    Minor: Mathematics


    We're here so you don't have to go through this transition alone. There are so many awesome opportunities and experiences in store for you, and we can give you a head start in accessing them. Whether it's attending a club meeting, going to office hours, or finding SFU's health resources, I'm always happy to help and be your support.

  • Jaden Sutherland

    Major: Economics
    Minor: Resource and Environment Management (Double Minor)


    The first few years at SFU can be stressful and difficult if you are trying to navigate everything alone, but the FASS team does an amazing job helping you find a home within the university community. I hope to be an extra resource you feel comfortable using whenever you need support.

  • Patrick Weston

    Major: Economics
    Minor:


    I’ve always been one to lend a helping hand, so the FASS mentor program seemed natural! I hope to help new students get the most out of their time at SFU, and hope to help them in pursuing their goals.

English

  • Melissa Antonio

    Major: History & English (Joint Major)
    Minor:


    I decided to be a mentor because I wanted to be in a community at SFU. I love that FASS has given me this sense of belonging, and I hope to offer that to others, especially new students. I personally love exploring the different restaurants that they have in Cornerstone in Burnaby because you can try so many different cuisines! And if it's sunny, try eating on any rooftop spaces and enjoy the view.

  • Nava Karimi

    Major: English and Philosophy (Joint Major)
    Minor:


    I remember being terrified to start university, so I want to help ease these nerves and show new students all the wonderful experiences they can have! I encourage all students to use these years to grow, to try new things, and to get involved. Clubs, departmental student unions, and on-campus events provide a great chance to meet new people and push yourself out of your comfort zone. I can’t wait to help incoming students make the absolute most of their first year!

  • Hannah Kazemi

    Major: Political Science
    Minor: English


    I see university as the best time to grow as a person and explore new things by trying out different programs, joining clubs, and doing the things that you love! I hope to help new students make sure that they’re spending their first year doing things that they enjoy and make them happy.

  • Mackenzie Morrow

    Major: Psychology, GSWS
    Minor: English


    As a past mentee of the FASS peer mentorship program and a first-generation student, I understand the confusion surrounding the transition to university. Now that I've spent a fair bit of time getting to know the ins and outs of SFU, I want to help new students settle in and learn about all the hot spots! At the moment, my favourite spot is Student Union Building - it has both bustling energy and quiet study spaces!

  • Mckenzie Strath

    Major: English and Archaeology
    Minor: Creative Writing


    I understand what it’s like to feel intimidated when starting at university, and I think that getting involved in clubs and student activities are a great way to get comfortable! In my first year, I met many friends by joining in on a Bob Ross Paint Night and hope to help new students similarly attend fun events to become more comfortable and connected at SFU.

French

  • Annika Clark

    Major: Political Science
    Minor: French


    I really enjoyed my past experiences as a mentee in this program, and wanted to join the team to gain perspective on the opposite end - being a friend, mentor, and leader! In my personal time, my favourite things to do are go for hikes and try out different food spots on campus.

  • Katie Pinter

    Major: French (French Cohort Program)
    Minor: Political Science (Extended Minor)


    I’d encourage students not to be afraid to explore outside your comfort zone—Attend that club meeting, get involved, check out (and actually use!) the on-campus resources, and reach out to your peers in class and in other social situations! Starting university can be nerve-racking, but by pushing yourself out of you comfort zone, you will gain so, so much more from your time at SFU—connections, cool experiences, and life-long friends!

  • Eve Sung

    Major: Criminology
    Minor: French


    I was feeling quite anxious about transitioning to university in my first year, but the FASS peer mentors I met made me feel so welcome! Deciding to get involved was one of the best decisions I made because it led me to make new friendships and learn about opportunities on campus. I look forward to helping new students gain similar experiences and connections.

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

  • Karly Burns

    Major: Criminology
    Minor: Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies


    It was difficult starting at SFU in an online setting, but I was able to meet so many like-minded individuals by joining my student union! Through this experience, I’ve come to recognize how important it is to get involved within the SFU community by building connections with fellow students and the faculty. As a mentor, I look forward to helping you build these connections and start getting involved!

  • Indroop Dhaliwal

    Major: Philosophy
    Minor: Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (Ethics and Global Justice Certificate)


    Becoming a mentor to me means taking on a valuable leadership role in which I can help another student start off on the right foot. My tip would be to get involved at SFU early on as it positively impacted my experience, and I was able to cultivate an identity for myself. On my free-time I am an avid reader and lover of bubble tea!

  • Mackenzie Morrow

    Major: Psychology, GSWS
    Minor: English


    As a past mentee of the FASS peer mentorship program and a first-generation student, I understand the confusion surrounding the transition to university. Now that I've spent a fair bit of time getting to know the ins and outs of SFU, I want to help new students settle in and learn about all the hot spots! At the moment, my favourite spot is Student Union Building - it has both bustling energy and quiet study spaces!

History

  • Melissa Antonio

    Major: History & English (Joint Major)
    Minor:


    I decided to be a mentor because I wanted to be in a community at SFU. I love that FASS has given me this sense of belonging, and I hope to offer that to others, especially new students. I personally love exploring the different restaurants that they have in Cornerstone in Burnaby because you can try so many different cuisines! And if it's sunny, try eating on any rooftop spaces and enjoy the view.

  • Zaina Khan

    Major: History
    Minor: Sociology, Indigenous Studies (Labour Studies Certificate)


    My greatest advice to incoming students is to sit at the front of the class and make as many friends as you can in your classes! Try your best to try new things and join different clubs and unions that interest you. But above anything, take your time and enjoy the university experience. You're only going to be an undergrad student once and there's so many things you can do to make this experience yours. Own it.

  • Emily Norman

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: History


    I want to be a mentor because I understand how daunting the transition into a post secondary program can be and how helpful it was for me, as a new student to have someone I could go to for advice and confide in. I love how inclusive the SFU community is and how we have so many opportunities as students to get involved with the campus. There are many spots around campus for students to relax and spend their free time, including the multiple restaurants and the many leisure activities that take place throughout the semester, specifically in convocation mall.

Indigenous Studies

Unfortunately, we do not have a mentor in this program right now. However, you can still sign up and we will pair you with someone who has taken at least one course in your program, is in a similar program or shares interests with you! A mentor will help you navigate life at SFU no matter what program you are in.

International Studies

  • Yassmeen El-Hariri

    Major: International Studies
    Minor: None


    I look forward to becoming a peer mentor and being a source of support for incoming SFU students. As a mentor, my foremost priority is ensuring students feel comfortable, respected, and cared for. Besides that, my motivation for being a mentor stems from my desire to serve my community and assist other students. Finally, I implore all new students to step outside their comfort zone! If you push yourself, I guarantee that you will find your university experience much more fulfilling.

  • Caitlyn Wakelin

    Major: Sociology
    Minor: International Studies


    When I first started at SFU, I found the mentorship programs and events facilitated by FASS to be very helpful. They provided a great opportunity to meet new people, and they helped to ease my anxieties about making the transition to university. I would love to help ease the transition for incoming students and be a part of the welcoming environment that I found when coming to SFU. Some things that I enjoy in my free time include hiking, reading, camping, swimming, and baking.

Labour Studies

  • Zaina Khan

    Major: History
    Minor: Sociology, Indigenous Studies (Labour Studies Certificate)


    My greatest advice to incoming students is to sit at the front of the class and make as many friends as you can in your classes! Try your best to try new things and join different clubs and unions that interest you. But above anything, take your time and enjoy the university experience. You're only going to be an undergrad student once and there's so many things you can do to make this experience yours. Own it.

Linguistics

  • Melissa Wong

    Major: Linguistics (Intended)
    Minor: Sociology (Intended)


    Planning your degree, navigating a new social setting, the pressure of doing well in your courses… it’s a lot to balance! As a mentor, I hope to be a resource that students can comfortably turn to for advice, guidance, and moral support. I strongly urge new students to make connections and get involved in the extracurriculars that SFU offers as ways to offset stress and start enjoying your university experience! I’m so excited to meet the incoming students!

Philosophy

  • Indroop Dhaliwal

    Major: Philosophy
    Minor: Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (Ethics and Global Justice Certificate)


    Becoming a mentor to me means taking on a valuable leadership role in which I can help another student start off on the right foot. My tip would be to get involved at SFU early on as it positively impacted my experience, and I was able to cultivate an identity for myself. On my free-time I am an avid reader and lover of bubble tea!

  • Aaron Fung

    Major: Philosophy
    Minor: Cognitive Science


    When I joined as a student at SFU, I had a great mentor who helped me with both academic and personal related stresses; I want to be able to do the same for new students. If you see me on campus, I’m probably either studying or playing foosball with friends.

  • Danielle Jones

    Major: Philosophy
    Minor: Political Science


    My journey has been full of ups and downs and I understand how challenging it can be to navigate university life. Between mental health, academic pursuits, and balancing different aspects of life, things can get overwhelming! I am here to help you with all these challenges. You never have to struggle alone, and together we can figure out some strategies to make your time at SFU fulfilling, connected, and balanced.

  • Nava Karimi

    Major: English and Philosophy (Joint Major)
    Minor:


    I remember being terrified to start university, so I want to help ease these nerves and show new students all the wonderful experiences they can have! I encourage all students to use these years to grow, to try new things, and to get involved. Clubs, departmental student unions, and on-campus events provide a great chance to meet new people and push yourself out of your comfort zone. I can’t wait to help incoming students make the absolute most of their first year!

Political Science

  • Annika Clark

    Major: Political Science
    Minor: French


    I really enjoyed my past experiences as a mentee in this program, and wanted to join the team to gain perspective on the opposite end - being a friend, mentor, and leader! In my personal time, my favourite things to do are go for hikes and try out different food spots on campus.

  • Danielle Jones

    Major: Philosophy
    Minor: Political Science


    My journey has been full of ups and downs and I understand how challenging it can be to navigate university life. Between mental health, academic pursuits, and balancing different aspects of life, things can get overwhelming! I am here to help you with all these challenges. You never have to struggle alone, and together we can figure out some strategies to make your time at SFU fulfilling, connected, and balanced.

  • Hannah Kazemi

    Major: Political Science
    Minor: English


    I see university as the best time to grow as a person and explore new things by trying out different programs, joining clubs, and doing the things that you love! I hope to help new students make sure that they’re spending their first year doing things that they enjoy and make them happy.

  • Katie Pinter

    Major: French (French Cohort Program)
    Minor: Political Science (Extended Minor)


    I’d encourage students not to be afraid to explore outside your comfort zone—Attend that club meeting, get involved, check out (and actually use!) the on-campus resources, and reach out to your peers in class and in other social situations! Starting university can be nerve-racking, but by pushing yourself out of you comfort zone, you will gain so, so much more from your time at SFU—connections, cool experiences, and life-long friends!

  • Ava Quissy

    Major: Political Science
    Minor:


    When I first started at SFU, I was able to explore many interesting classes and join student clubs that made my first year fresh and exciting. I look forward to helping new students have a similarly great experience. Outside of university, I love reading, music, hiking, walking, biking, kayaking, and travelling!

  • Constance Ruan

    Major: Criminology
    Minor: Political Science (Legal Studies Certificate)


    I enjoy helping students explore this new chapter of their life by sharing insight from my past experiences through mentorship. There are many diverse cultures and programs within FASS which means there are many excellent people to learn from. Outside of SFU, I love taking walks on Burnaby Mountain Park – the beautiful view always leaves me feeling refreshed!

Psychology

  • Kylie Barr

    Major: Criminology
    Minor: Psychology, Archaeology (Forensic Studies Certificate)


    It’s important to be willing to try new things as a first year and, as your mentor, I'll be there to help you get out of your comfort zone and start getting involved. I love travelling, bowling, hiking, biking, skating, photography, and the Vancouver Canucks, and am always ready to chat or hang out!

  • Maddy Boyd

    Major: Criminology
    Minor: Psychology & Legal Studies Certificate


    As a mentor, I want to provide support and advice to new students, in hopes to alleviate some stress, so they are able to enjoy all that SFU has to offer. Part of being a university student is planning and being organized- but make sure to schedule some downtime too!

  • Jaymie Cristobal

    Major: Psychology
    Minor:


    My advice to incoming students is to get involved! It is the perfect way to find people who share the same interests and to discover your inner passions. In my free time you’ll probably find me exploring all of Vancouver’s ramen spots. I also enjoy watercolour painting and reading books.

  • Kai Fernandez

    Major: Criminology, Psychology
    Minor:


    My advice for new students is to take it easy and enjoy the ride! As a peer mentor, I hope to help new students adjust, have fun, and enjoy the first step of their university journey. Outside of SFU, I enjoy basketball, volleyball, drawing, reading, watching anime, thrifting, and playing video games – basically, a little bit of everything that will help me connect with people through shared interests and hobbies!

  • Aman Grewal

    Major: Psychology
    Minor:


    Through my experiences at SFU, I’ve found that the best way to network and adjust to university life is to join clubs and attend events that interest you. A highlight from my first year was meeting new friends with similar interests, and I’m excited to help new students do the same!

  • Amanda Hodges

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: None


    Starting university is both an intimidating and exciting monumental time! As a student, I know how overwhelming this transitional time can be. My hope as a mentor is to help ease the transition by being a supportive, informative, and encouraging peer for new students to rely on as they navigate this chapter of life.

  • Alisa Kandikova

    Major: Business
    Minor: Psychology


    Having experienced the challenges of transitioning into university, I can help new students become accustomed to it quicker and be a reliable resource they can turn to for support!

  • Harveen Kaur

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Criminology


    As someone who understands how overwhelming university can be for incoming students, I would love to be the person that new students turn to when they need help. There are a bunch of friendly and helpful individuals working in FASS, and we are all here to help if you feel stuck in your journey, whether that be with academics or volunteering around SFU.

  • Bryanne Lee

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Criminology (Correctional Studies Certificate)


    I understand how intimidating it can be to have to navigate a new and unfamiliar environment alone, as I've once experienced this myself. I hope to be able to help relieve this feeling by being a helpful mentor and a friend to those who I'll get the pleasure of meeting through this program!

  • Mackenzie Morrow

    Major: Psychology, GSWS
    Minor: English


    As a past mentee of the FASS peer mentorship program and a first-generation student, I understand the confusion surrounding the transition to university. Now that I've spent a fair bit of time getting to know the ins and outs of SFU, I want to help new students settle in and learn about all the hot spots! At the moment, my favourite spot is Student Union Building - it has both bustling energy and quiet study spaces!

  • Emily Norman

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: History


    I want to be a mentor because I understand how daunting the transition into a post secondary program can be and how helpful it was for me, as a new student to have someone I could go to for advice and confide in. I love how inclusive the SFU community is and how we have so many opportunities as students to get involved with the campus. There are many spots around campus for students to relax and spend their free time, including the multiple restaurants and the many leisure activities that take place throughout the semester, specifically in convocation mall.

  • Matthew Rathore

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Counselling and Human Development


    My hope is to accommodate, support and encourage new students. As I have lived the transition to university, I wish to equip students with reliable information, tips and guidance. On top of this, I hope to give students a safe place to ask questions and a direct connection to all the opportunities SFU has to offer!

  • Ira Rishi

    Major: Psychology
    Minor:


    As an international student, I know that the journey from high school to university (in a new country) is not without its challenges, so I want to support students and show them how to make the most of what SFU has to offer! The FASS community has amazing opportunities to be involved on campus and amazing people who will support you. Some fun ways to get involved on campus is to volunteer! I currently volunteer with a research lab and the Hi-Five Movement, and I've previously volunteered with the Indian Student Federation which allowed me to feel closer to home!

  • Marwan Saleh

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Human Development and Counseling


    I’m an international student from Egypt with a passion for helping people and FASS gave me that opportunity by making me a peer mentor. I’ve always been the friend with the best advice and the one friend that anyone can come to with their issues. I’ve felt that I wanted to help as many people as I can and saw that opportunity by becoming a Peer Mentor. My favorite thing to do on campus is to go to Burnaby Mountain Park just to watch the sunset over the city.

  • Angelica Sebastian

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Business Administration


    As a peer mentor, I hope to share my experiences with others and hopefully inspire the incoming students to get involved within the community as well! One thing that I love about SFU is that there are many opportunities to build meaningful connections with others as long as you make the effort to get involved.

  • Ayesha Shahzeen

    Major: Psychology (Intended)
    Minor: None


    Being an international student myself, I know transitioning to University can feel like falling into the abyss. As a mentor, I would be happy to help with all the resources, be informative, friendly and supportive of your journey! So don’t hesitate to reach out for help and I’m excited to meet y’all in person!

  • Jitakshi Upadhyay

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: None


    I have desire to help other students and give something back to the community. SFU has a lot opportunities and I love that I get a new experience everyday. Some of my favourite things to do on campus is to sit at the fire pits and make new connections.

  • Sophia Vennesland

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Counselling and Human Development


    I would love to be given the opportunity to be their very first friend going into their first year of university so they feel more confident and not alone.

  • Veronica Wong

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Counselling and Human Development


    Some advice I would give to new students would be to not be afraid to ask for help! Going into a new environment is always going to be nerve-wracking but being resourceful and actively seeking out new opportunities and being excited to learn can take you far and help you connect with so many amazing people. Take advantage of what SFU has to offer (e.g., Co-op, exchange, your advisors, library resources, etc.) and make the best of your undergraduate career.

  • Shakiba Zahabioun

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: None


    As someone who has changed my academic path multiple times and faced multiple challenges: it will all be okay! Change can be overwhelming, so I'm here to support students however I can to adapt well, find great resources, and have a great experience at SFU. I love crocheting, hiking, playing video games, and listening to podcasts.

Sociology

  • Zaina Khan

    Major: History
    Minor: Sociology, Indigenous Studies (Labour Studies Certificate)


    My greatest advice to incoming students is to sit at the front of the class and make as many friends as you can in your classes! Try your best to try new things and join different clubs and unions that interest you. But above anything, take your time and enjoy the university experience. You're only going to be an undergrad student once and there's so many things you can do to make this experience yours. Own it.

  • Arthur Lee

    Major: Sociology
    Minor: None


    "You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think" - Winnie the Pooh (Pooh's Most Grand Adventure) Navigating new beginnings can be scary, so it's my goal as a mentor to help them adjust, dream, and enjoy every opportunity university life will offer. Outside of school, I like to play music instruments, watch movies, collecting fun facts about Disney Parks, and play video games. To me, every friend I make is a Ohana, and that means that no one will get left behind, or forgotten.

  • Olivia Meers

    Major: Sociology
    Minor: Social Justice (Certificate)


    I want to be a peer mentor because I know what it's like to be new to university. My goal is to help new students become a little bit more comfortable and be someone they can come to for guidance. My favourite thing about SFU is that there are so many different resources to go to for help and so many ways to get involved. My advice would be to get involved as soon as possible, and try to find something that interests you!

  • Kaitlin Stevens

    Major: Sociology
    Minor: Indigenous Studies


    I want to be a mentor because I remember what it felt like to start a new part of my life, in a new place with unfamiliar faces. I hope I can be a person to provide any type of support, or even just be a friendly face around campus. I love that through my time so far, SFU and FASS continue to provide academic and non-academic support to me, and are always inclusive and accessible!

  • Caitlyn Wakelin

    Major: Sociology
    Minor: International Studies


    When I first started at SFU, I found the mentorship programs and events facilitated by FASS to be very helpful. They provided a great opportunity to meet new people, and they helped to ease my anxieties about making the transition to university. I would love to help ease the transition for incoming students and be a part of the welcoming environment that I found when coming to SFU. Some things that I enjoy in my free time include hiking, reading, camping, swimming, and baking.

  • Melissa Wong

    Major: Linguistics (Intended)
    Minor: Sociology (Intended)


    Planning your degree, navigating a new social setting, the pressure of doing well in your courses… it’s a lot to balance! As a mentor, I hope to be a resource that students can comfortably turn to for advice, guidance, and moral support. I strongly urge new students to make connections and get involved in the extracurriculars that SFU offers as ways to offset stress and start enjoying your university experience! I’m so excited to meet the incoming students!