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Meet our Fall 2020 International Affairs Peer Mentors!

Located within academic departments, CSSH Peer Mentors are upperclass students who guide incoming first-year students within their majors. Each department’s peer mentoring program looks a bit different, but the goal is the same: helping first-year students and transfer students feel connected to their departments and supported by peers during the first and second semester on campus.

More information can be found here.

  • Renee Antaran
    BA International Affairs | Minor: Political Science
  • Ilana Berliavsky
    BA International Affairs |Minor: Communication Studies
  • Rachel Cerato
    BA Environmental Studies/International Affairs
  • Natalie Bossart
    BA International Affairs |Minors: History, Global Social Entrepreneurship
  • Macy DeCarlo  
    BA International Affairs |Minors: Arabic, International Security Studies
  • Abbot Gailmard
    BA Environmental Studies/International Affairs
  • Kevin Gemmill
    BA International Affairs (Concentration: Asian Studies) | Minors: Chinese, Business Administration
  • Lauren Goldberg 
    BA Political Science/International Affairs | Minor: Cultural Anthropology
  • Heather Guglietti
    BA International Affairs | Minors: Criminal Justice, Global Social Entrepreneurship
  • Jada Howard
    BA International Affairs | Minors: Arabic, International Security Studies
  • Ishita Khanna
    BA International Affairs/Economics
  • Katherine Koeplin
    BA International Affairs/Economics | Minor: Spanish
  • Manuela Muller-Thyssen de Zavala
    BA International Affairs | Minors: Middle East Studies, Economics
  • Sunita Pfitzner   
    BA Environmental Studies/International Affairs | Minor: International Security Studies
  • Michela Redington                                       
    BA International Affairs/Anthropology
  • Annie Reed
    BA International Affairs | Minors: Global Social Entrepreneurship, Middle East/Mediterranean Studies

What Are the Goals of the CSSH Peer Mentoring Program?

Each program/department’s peer mentoring program looks a bit different, but the goals for each of them are the same:

  • Helping first-year students and transfer students feel connected to their programs/departments
  • Providing peer support during a student’s first semester on campus
  • Easing new students’ transition to college/Northeastern life through peer guidance
  • Introducing and helping new students navigate opportunities on campus and in Boston
  • Building a CSSH community that spans across class levels (from first-years to seniors)
  • Providing examples of curricular, extracurricular, and experiential learning pathways by sharing stories of lived experiences

Who Do I Contact If I Have Questions?

The CSSH Peer Mentor website can be found here.

If you have any questions about the CSSH Peer Mentoring program or application please email Michaela Modica at

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