STEM Peer Mentors

Spring 2015 STEM Peer Mentors

Julian Bruce, STEM Peer Mentor

Julian Bruce
BIOSC 011 with James Smiley
Office Hours
Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Julian is a UC Berkeley graduate with a bachelors degree in Economics. He is a returning student attending Mission College in order to complete his prerequisites for medical school. He is currently the Vice-President of Alpha Gamma Sigma honor society. He volunteers at Kaiser Permanente working in the emergency department and surgery center. He is a research assistant at Stanford University researching the effects of the activation of the p53 gene on human development. On his free time he enjoys working out, listening to music and watching the Golden State Warriors.


Alex Bui, STEM Peer Mentor

Alex Bui
MATH 903 with Susan Low
Office Hours
Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Dang (Tina) Do, STEM Peer Mentor

Dang (Tina) Do
Chemistry 1A with Salaam Abaker
Office Hours
Mondays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Tina came to America in 2012. She is in her second year at Mission College and majoring in Chemistry. Besides being a peer mentor, she also works as a CHEM 1B tutor with the Academic Support Center. She enjoys helping students succeed in their Chemistry courses. During her free time outside of studying, she likes to cook and play piano.


Bereket Haile Bereket Haile
MATH 903 with Rick Hobbs
Office Hours
Monday from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays from 12:00 .m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bereket is from Eritrea a small country located in East Africa where he came  to America as refugee in 2010. He is in his last semester in Mission College with a major is Computer Science. Besides working as a STEM peer mentor, he is also at tutor and student assistant for MESA.  Bereket loves meeting new students from different cultures. And, in his spare time he watches movies and hangs out with his friends.


Martin Lopez, STEM Peer Mentor

Martin Lopez
MATH 903 with Linda Retterath
Office Hours
Mondays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Wednesdays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.


Gabe Mendez, STEM Peer Mentor

Gabe Mendez
MATH 902 with Rick Hobbs
Office Hours
Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Kayelnn Welsh, STEM Peer Mentor

Kayelynn Welsh
BIOSC 010 with Jean Replicon
Office Hours
Mondays from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m

Kayelynn has been attending Mission part-time for the last few years. Her original major was in Childhood Development, with the goal of eventually becoming a teacher for children with special needs, but after taking Introduction to Biology last semester she decided to change my major and pursue a degree in science instead - likely in biology and/or environmental science. She was drawn to the STEM Mentor position for this reason, but also because she enjoys helping people. She also work full time as a Shift Lead at Peet's Coffee and Tea, so with that, schoolwork, and mentoring, she doesn't have a lot of free time; however, when she does have a little free time she likes to hang out with friends, draw...and take naps.