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.

If you are interested in being notified about the Summer Start Mentor 2023 application, fill out this form, applications will open in Fall 2022.

2022 Summer Start Mentors

Osama Albahrani

He/Him/His
Junior
Qatif, Eastern Province
College of Engineering
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Cognitive Science
osalbahr@ncsu.edu

Galen Day

He/Him/His
Sophomore
Franklinton, NC
College of Engineering
Major: Aerospace Engineering concentration in Industrial and Systems Engineering
gjday@ncsu.edu

Lauren Dunlap

Sophomore
Charlotte, NC
College of Engineering
Major: Materials Science Engineering concentration in Biomaterials
ladunlap@ncsu.edu

Ryan Gibson

He/Him/His
Sophomore
Raleigh, NC
College of Engineering
Major: Industrial Engineering Intent
Minor: Music Performance
rtgibson@ncsu.edu

Grace Hawley

She/Her/Hers
Sophomore
Huntersville, North Carolina
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Majors: English and Psychology
Minors: Linguistics and Spanish
cghawley@ncsu.edu

Jackie Jimenez

She/Her/Hers
Transfer Student
Clayton, NC
College of Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering
jljimen2@ncsu.edu

Bethany Lee

She/Her/Hers
Sophomore
Louisburg, North Carolina
College of Education
Major: Science Education
Minor: Chemistry
brlee3@ncsu.edu

Caleb Mattocks

He/Him/His
Sophomore 
Lynchburg, Virginia
University College
Major: Exploratory Studies
cjmattoc@ncsu.edu

Jade McLain

She/Her/Hers
Sophomore 
Waxhaw, North Carolina
College of Sciences
Major: Human Biology
Minor: Sociology
jtmclai2@ncsu.edu

Jacob Mellander

He/Him/His
Sophomore 
Belmont, North Carolina
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Major: Political Science
Minor: Business and Aerospace Engineering
jcmellan@ncsu.edu

Gabrielle Neal

She/Her/Hers
Senior
Louisburg, North Carolina
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Major: Political Science
Minor: Chinese Studies
glneal@ncsu.edu

Brianna Potts

She/Her/Hers
Sophomore
Mebane, North Carolina
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Major: Psychology
Minor: Arts Entrepreneurship
bnpotts@ncsu.edu

Divya Seetharaman

She/Her/Hers
Sophomore
Raleigh, NC
Poole College of Management
Major: Economics
dseetha2@ncsu.edu

Mark ter Weeme

He/Him/His
Sophomore
Houston, Texas
College of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
materwee@ncsu.edu

Laura Yang

She/Her/Hers
Sophomore
Raleigh, North Carolina
College of Engineering
Major: Computer Science
lnyang2@ncsu.edu