Peer Mentoring Service

Bryn Mawr College



Sophie Byvik ’17


Major: English
Art History
Departments you can ask me about: 
Professors you can ask me about:
 Steve Levine, Gail Hemmeter
 Judo, Newman
Past Dorms:
BreconMost of my free time is spent reading biographies and mysteries, or watching Battlestar Galactica, The West Wing, and detective television.  I also love book history, serif fonts, and Radiolab.  I have yet to win a game of 2048.

Office Hours: TBD
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 Phoebe Jordan ’15  Major: English
Art HistoryDepartments you can ask me about: Math
Professors you can ask me about:
 Leslie Rescorla, Anjali Thapar, Grace ArmstrongExtracurriculars: Swimming, DLT
Past Dorms: 
Pem West, Brecon, Rock

I have been swimming competitively since I was 10, but I love watching all sports.  Some of my other hobbies are yoga, arts and crafts, baking, watching movies, and smiling :).  Eventually I hope to to graduate school to become a school psychologist.

Office Hours: TBD
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Bara Almomani ’16


Major: Biology
Concentration: Pre-medDepartments you can ask me about:
Professors you can ask me about:
 Karen Greif, Amy Myers, Deepak Kumar, anyone in BiologyCurrent/Past Extracurriculars:Project Nur, Yallah, Art Club
Past Dorms: 
Rhoads North, MerionAnything related to cognitive science excites me!  I’m originally from Jordan, lived in Abu Dhabi, UAE for 12 years, and then moved HERE for school :).  Come to me if you need advice for adjustment to a new place, trying yummy food, or a walk.Office Hours: TBD
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Bryce Lewis ’16


Major: Computer Science
Philosophy, MathematicsDepartments you can ask me about:Any of my majors/minors + Spanish
Professors you can ask me about:
 Anyone in the CS dept, Robert Dostal, Stephen Salkever, Adrienne Prettyman, Ashley Puig-HerzCurrent/Past Extracurriculars:Iron Owls Strength Society, Owl Investment Group, Judo Club, LEAP, DLT
Past Dorms: 
Pem West, BreconHi!  My name is Bryce, and I’m a junior hailing from sunny San Diego.  A bit about me: I’m a competitive Olympic Weightlifter and the co-president and founder of Bryn Mawr’s Iron Owls Strength Club.  My favorite things include Lord of the Rings, asparagus, documentaries, the ocean, and everything sci-fi.  I also have a soft spot for terrible puns, so if you run across a spectacularly terrible one, feel free to share it with me!
Office Hours: TBD
Contact me: bklewis@brynmawr.ed



Blair Broad ’16


Major: Psych
Pre-medDepartments you can ask me about:
Professors you can ask me about:
Current/Past Extracurriculars:Night Owls A Capella, Hillel Irish Dance, EMT
Past Dorms: 
Pem West, ErdmanHey there!  I’m a second semester sophomore from Dresher, PA.  I’m a total medical nerd, and will watch Discovery Health programs for hours on end.  I spent my summer becoming a nationally certified EMT.  I also love to sing and go to Broadway shows.  Want to talk musicals?  Stop by any time!Office Hours: TBD
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Noura Jaber ’17


Major: Physics

Departments you can ask me about: 
Math, French
Professors you can ask me about:
 Hyewon Pechkis, Joe Pechkis, Mark Matlin, Peter BeckmannCurrent/Past Extracurriculars:Judo Club, research for credit
Past Dorms: 
MerionMy name is Noura Brock Jaber.  I’m a sophomore majoring in Physics.  My academic interests are robotics, engineering, and physics.  My personal interests include hobby electronic circuits, pugs, crochet, vegan lifestyle/cooking, reading fiction, and spoken word.Office Hours: TBD
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Bara’ Almomani ’16

Major: Biology       
Minor: NeuroscienceI have lived in foreign countries more than I have lived in my own country.  I am a foodie (I love trying out new food) and am up for anything exciting or challenging.Office Hours: Thursday 7pm-8pm

Annie Salorio ’14


Major: Religion (at Haverford)Hi!  I’m a senior Religion major from Short Hills, NJ.  I’ve been singing for 10 years and LOVE to talk about music and sing whenever I get the chance.  Things that I love include: cupcakes, stuffed animals, getting lost in new cities (but not too lost), long drives with the windows down and the music turned up, doodling rainbows on my notes, flowers, and adding books to my large collection.  Oh, and singing.  Did I mention singing?Office Hours: Tuesday 8pm-9pm

Pembroke East

Natalie Kato ’14

Majors: Computer Science and MathematicsHi everyone! I am a Mathematics and Computer Science double major and am from Los Angeles, California.  My hobbies include knitting, origami, swimming, and sleeping!  I am extremely interested and involved in the Bryn Mawr community, learning about what the school has to offer, and the new ideas students bring to this institution!Office Hours: Tuesday 6pm-7pm

Rasha Younes ’16

Majors: Anthropology and Psychology      
Minor: Creative WritingI love dancing (especially belly dancing) and can cook exotic and weird foods!  I love to run and have traveled a lot, even though most times I’m broke!  I like public speaking and making friends from all over the world, and enjoy long conversations about life.Office Hours: Monday 1pm-2pm

Pembroke West

Isabel Andrews ’14


Major: Art History and German        Hello! I am a senior from Columbus, Ohio. I am the co-president of the Bryn Mawr College Art Club and enjoy teaching 2nd graders every week with the Overbrook Elementary Art Program. In my spare time I love to make art, make and eat tasty snacks, watch movies, and dream of returning to Germany where I studied abroad in my junior year!Office Hours: Thursday 4:15pm-5:15pmHi!  My name is Palak Bhandari and I am one of your Peer Mentors for Brecon.  I am from Vienna, VA and am into Legos, badmitton, Rajasthali (my cultural organization back home).  I have volunteered at the National Zoo and the National Institute of Health and worked with JAINA, a non-profit, last summer.  My family is from Rajasthan, India.  So… fun fact: I have visited India eleven times and my favorite color is blue.


Maddie Backus ’15


Major: Religion        
Minor: French I’m from Lawrence, KS and I enjoy cooking, bike rides and naps.  When I have free time I like going to concerts or exploring Philadelphia.  I hope to study abroad in Paris and go to grad school one day!  My favorite thing to do at school is pet people’s dogs on campus.


Angela Allard ’14


Major: Mathematics      
Minor: Pre-medI like to dance and I love to eat.  I love making new friends and going into the city.  So, holla at me and we can go together :)Office Hours: Monday 9pm-10pm

Rhoads North

Rose Pierre-Louis ’15


Major: EnglishI love music and dancing really badly.  I like unfinished arts and craft projects.  My favorite way to relax is to go shopping.  I’m addicted to the show “Catfish” and “Criminal Minds”  and I absolutely love corny jokes.

Rhoads South

Mfon-ido Akpan ’15

Major: Mathematics        
Minor: FrenchI love music, dancing, movies and reading novels.  I have experience with applying for internships and summer funding.  I have 7 first names!  I know how it feels to be undecided.  I love getting to know new cultures and my goal would be to get a dress from different countries, at least 10 different ones.  I speak 4 languages, 2 of which are very similar.Office Hours: Wednesday 8pm-9pm


Miriam Ahmed ’16


Major: International Studies        
Minor: Economics        
Concentration: DevelopmentHello!  I’m Miriam :)  I hail from Great Falls, VA (shout-out to the DMV).  I dream of one day traveling the world.  I have a strong appreciation for quality movies, riveting books, true art, delicious food, and good people.Office Hours: Monday 10am-11am


Isabella Bartenstein ’14


Major: Cities        
Minor: French        
Concentration: ArchitectureHello!  I’m Isabella and I’m from Lexington, VA.  I like to travel and visit different cities and learn about different cultures.  I like being outside and hiking and all that fun stuff.  I’m back in Rockefeller after two years which I am super excited about :)Office Hours: Monday 7pm-8pm


Rachel Heiser, Academic Support and Learning Resources Specialist

Rachel Heiser received her Bachelors from James Madison University before she moved back to her roots in Pennsylvania to receive her Masters in Counseling Psychology at Temple University.  She began work at Drexel University and served as a counselor, advisor and the Assistant Director for the Center for Academic Success.  Now at Bryn Mawr College, she works closely with students, staff and faculty to assist students in reaching their personal definition of academic success and college life balance.  When she is not immersed in the Owl community, she enjoys seeing live music and theater, traveling, having outdoor adventures, cooking and spending time with family and friends.