Meet the Summer Start Student Staff

Each year New Student Programs selects a group of enthusiastic and dedicated undergraduate leaders to assist with implementing the Summer Start program. Summer Start Mentors serve as important resources and guides to assist new students with the transition to NC State. Lead Mentors are student leaders who have previously served as Summer Start Mentors and assist in the development and implementation of Summer Start.

Interested in becoming a 2019 Summer Start Mentor? Learn more here!

2018 Lead Mentors


Cody Helm

Hometown: Durham, NC
College: College of Engineering
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Biotechnology
Class: Sophomore
Email: cahelm@ncsu.edu


Isaiah Lewis

Hometown: Kitty Hawk, NC
College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Bioprocessing Science
Minor: Biomanufacturing
Class: Junior
Email: idlewis@ncsu.edu

2018 Summer Start Mentors


Jourdan Byfield

Hometown: Newark, NJ
College: College of Textiles
Major: Fashion and Textile Management
Class: Sophomore
Email:jlbyfiel@ncsu.edu


Alan Davila

Hometown: Jacksonville, NC
College: College of Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering
Class: First-Year
Email: atdavila@ncsu.edu


Jean Ferman

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
College: College of Textiles
Major: Polymer and Color Chemistry
Class: First-Year
Email: jcferman@ncsu.edu

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Tyner Jackson

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Major: Psychology
Class: Sophomore
Email: tnjacks3@ncsu.edu


Loren Johnson

Hometown: Clayton, NC
Program: Life Sciences First Year
Major: Zoology
Class: First-Year
Email: ljohns13@ncsu.edu


Chandra Manivannan

Hometown: Cary, NC
College: College of Engineering
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Mathematics
Class
: Sophomore
Email: cpmaniva@ncsu.edu

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Vanisea Miles

Hometown: Hackensack, NJ
College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Animal Science
Class: Sophomore
Email: vdmiles@ncsu.edu


Gabriel Montague

Hometown: Knightdale, NC
College: College of Sciences
Major: Statistics
Class: First-Year
Email: gomontag@ncsu.edu


Alex Nahapetyan

Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia
College: College of Engineering
Major: Computer Science
Class: First-Year
Email: anahape@ncsu.edu

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Matt Norris

Hometown: Waxhaw, NC
College: Poole College of Management
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Graphic Communications
Class: First-Year
Email: mrnorris@ncsu.edu


Christian Okoth

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Major: English
Class: First-Year
Email: cmokoth@ncsu.edu


Mel Pagar

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
College: College of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Religious Studies
Class
: First-Year
Email: mgpagar@ncsu.edu

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Skyler Price

Hometown: Hillsborough, NC
College: College of Natural Resources
Major: Environmental Sciences
Class: First-Year
Email: saprice3@ncsu.edu


Tye Rojanasoonthon

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand
College: College of Engineering
Major: Industrial Engineering Intent
Class: First-Year
Email: ctrojana@ncsu.edu


Grayson Russell

Hometown: Knightdale, NC
College: College of Sciences
Major: Biological Sciences
Class: Junior (Transfer)
Emailgrussel@ncsu.edu

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Will Schneider

Hometown: Wilmington, NC
College: College of Engineering
Major: Chemical Engineering
Class: First-Year
Email: whschnei@ncsu.edu


Naquana Sessoms

Hometown: Goldsboro, NC
College: Poole College of Management
Major: Business Administration
Class: Sophomore
Emailnlsesso2@ncsu.edu


Sabrina Spencer

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Major: Communication
Class: Junior
Email: sospence@ncsu.edu

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Liya Thomas

Hometown: Cary, NC
College: Poole College of Management
Major: Management First Year
Class: First-Year
Email: lmthoma8@ncsu.edu


Aaron Wang

Hometown: China
College: College of Engineering
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Mathematics
Class
: First-Year
Email: cwang52@ncsu.edu


Danielle Wyckoff

Hometown: Thomasville, NC
College: Poole College of Management
Major: Economics
Minor: Business Administration and Leadership
Class
: Sophomore (Transfer)
Email: dawyckof@ncsu.edu