Biology PEER (Persons Excluded because of their Ethnicity or Race) Mentors foster community among first and second year BIPOC students with interests in Biology. They work directly with the department chair to connect with BIPOC students, identify any concerns about the major from a BIPOC perspective, and create a more inclusive and welcoming environment within the Biology department. PEER Mentors do this through visits to classes and relevant student organizations, 1:1 meetings with early-career students, and co-organization of dialogues between BIPOC students and the department. Students interested in serving as PEER mentors should contact the department chair.
This year’s PEER Mentors are Elena Morales-Grahl and Shelly Seth.