Honors Academic Mentors

Honors Academic Mentors

The Honors Academic Mentor Program connects Honors underclassmen with Honors upperclassmen from whom they can gain advice and insight.

Sign Up for to Talk with an Academic Mentor

Academics mentors are here to answer questions you may not feel comfortable asking your advisor. 

  • Step 1: Find someone whose major most closely matches yours. Try to pick someone who is not your Peer Mentor so you can get a different perspective.
  • Step 2: Click on the link underneath their name to go to their Google Calendar.
  • Step 3: Click on one of the open appointment slots to schedule your appointment.
  • Step 4: Make a note of the time and place, and be on time to your meeting!

Please sign up for an appointment at least 24 hours in advance!

If the person of your choice does not have any appointments that work with your schedule, reach out to them via email to see if they can meet at a different time. If not, find someone else that peaks your interest based on their bio. All of these upperclassmen are awesome and will do their best to assist you!

Please indicate on your appointment slot whether you would like to meet with your mentor in person or via Zoom, according to their availability.

Nick Barber ’23

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Major: History and Political Science
Minor: Pre-Law; Women and Gender Studies; Law, Ethics, and Society
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Secretary of SGA, Admissions Ambassador, Pre-Law Society, Commuter Advisor, Club Baseball, Active Minds, Kappa Sigma
Service: Bread and Roses Soup Kitchen, Lawrence Catholic Academy Tutor, Baystate Medical Center Orthopedic Floor Assistant
Professional Development: Lawrence Court Service Center Intern, Accessibility Report Intern for Andover, State Rep and State Senator Intern, Assistant Archivist, SCURCA Research Assistant
Hometown: Westfield, MA

Nick Barber ’23

Cecelia Barron ’23

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Major: Exercise Science & Sports Management
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Women’s Soccer, Sports Management Club, One Love Club, Honors Ambassador, Honors Peer Mentor, Post Office Employee, Intramural Official
 Bridgewater, MA

Cecelia Barron ’23

Gabi Eckard ’23

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Major: Communications & Media, Marketing
Minor: Public Relations
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Social Media Director for MCTV, Officer of the HSC Athletic Committee, WMCK co-host of radio show Managing the Mack, One Love Club, Played on Women’s Lacrosse team for 2 years and now the team manager
Service: Essex County Habitat for Humanity ReStore Lawrence
Hometown: Castle Rock, CO

Gabi Eckard ’23

Kaleigh Gibney ’24

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Major: Health Science
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs: Honors Student Council, Honors Ambassador, Honors Academic Mentor, Club Gymnastics, Health Professions Club, Green Team
Service: Mack Gives Back
Professional Development: Summer Volunteer at Lawrence General Hospital, Worked in MitoCur Research Lab on Campus
Hometown: Methuen, MA
Kaleigh Gibney

Emma Gorski ’23 

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Major: Rehabilitation Science
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Wallaceburg, ON
Clubs, Organizations, and Jobs on Campus: Women’s Ice Hockey, Admissions Ambassador, Student Government (International Student Senate), Fitness Center Staff, Student Athletics Marketing/Ticketing Staff,
Internship: I have interned as a rehabilitation tech aid with the Lawrence General Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy clinic at the Andover YMCA.
Post-Grad Plans: Currently applying to graduate programs for PT school with aspirations of becoming a licensed Physical Therapist that works with traumatic injury patients.

Jenny Lansing ’23

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Major: Nursing
Minor: Psychology
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Nursing Club, Honors Peer Mentor, Intramurals
 Mack Gives Back, Service Learning at Andover Senior Center, Breast Cancer Awareness & Education
Professional Development: Clinical Experience in Rehab and in Hospitals
Post-Grad Plans: Working in a hospital as either a newborn or pediatric nurse
 Sanford, ME

Jennifer Lansing ’23

Kylie Soter ’23

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Major: Nursing
Minor: Biomedical Ethics
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs: Honors Ambassador, Nursing Club President, Area Manager at MAC Info Center
Hometown: Spencer, MA

Kylie Soter ’23

Yash Nandwana ’23

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Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minors: Electrical Engineering and Math
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs: Vice President of Kappa Sigma, Admissions Ambassador, Honors Academic Mentor, Member of Men’s Rugby Team, ASME
Service: Mack Gives Back, Military Veterans Moving Forward
Professional Development: Research Assistant, CAD Designer for Avex Medical Devices, Quality Control Engineer at Brown Pacific Inc.
Post-Grad Plans: Complete Master in Mechantronics Engineering as well as Ph.D.
Hometown: Fullerton, CA

Evan Jones ’23

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Major: Exercise Science
Minor: English
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: President of Kappa Sigma, Anatomy and Physiology TA, SGA Publicist, Intramural Supervisor, Honors Peer Mentor, Mascot Aid
Service: Assistant Teaching Assistant, Lawrence Catholic Academy Tutor, Albany Med. Physical Therapy Aide, Lawrence General Volunteer Assistant, Student Ambassador for The School of Health Sciences, Mack Gives Back, Veterans Moving Forward
Professional Development: Directed Study on Neural Tension, Aligned For Life Chiropractic Intern, shadowed at SunnyView Rehabilitation Physiatry
Post-Grad plans: I plan to study for my MCAT while working as a PCT then apply to med schools to pursue a career as a Physiatrist
Hometown: Halfmoon, NY
Evan Jones

Emma Jones ’23

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Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice
Minor: Psychology; Law, Ethics & Society; Women’s and Gender Studies
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Co-Chair of Community Engagement of Honors Student Council, Honors Peer Mentor, Honors Ambassador, Writing Center Tutor, Fitness Center Employee
Internship: Lowell Court Service Center Intern, Summer 2022
Service: Mack Gives Back, Essex County Habitat for Humanity Restore Volunteer in Lawrence, MA
Post-Grad Plans: I hope to work at a law firm or trial court while studying for the LSAT and applying to law schools.
Hometown: Salem, NH
Emma Jones

Vanni Morello ’23

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Major: Biology
Minors: Chemistry and Business Administration
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Dance team, Theta Phi Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, Honors Ambassadors
Service: Service Learning, MackGivesBack
Post-Grad Plans: I am currently studying for the Dental Admissions Test to hopefully attend Dental School next fall.
Hometown: Agawam, MA

Yvonne Tan ’24

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Major: Nursing Minors: Spanish Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Executive Board for Admissions Ambassador, Secretary for Food Recovery Network Club, Nursing Club, Honors Peer Mentor Service: Service Learning, Mack Gives Back Professional Development: Clinical experience in long term care facilities, rehab center, and hospitals Hometown: Tyngsborough, MA
Yvonne Tan

Sean Janerico ’23

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Major: Civil Engineering (Entered as Undecided Engineering)
Minors: Mathematics
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Secretary, ASCE Steel Bridge Team Captain, Tau Beta Pi Secretary, Admissions Ambassador Executive Board, iTEC Peer Mentor, Omicron Delta Kappa, Campus Ministry
Service: SEND Trip: Nazareth Farm, SEND Trip: Romero Center, Mack Gives Back
Professional Development: Tighe & Bond Land Use & Transportation Intern, Oxford DPW Engineering Intern, Tighe & Bond Land Use & Field Engineering Intern
Hometown: Oxford, MA

Abby Sperrazza ’24

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Add Abby on LinkedIn Major: Human Development and Human Services, Education Concentration: Elementary Education Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Chair of Honors Student Council, Honors Ambassador, Honors Peer Mentor, Honors FYE Mentor, MC Fitness Center Employee Service: Service Learning in St. Augustine School and Lawrence Catholic Academy, Mack Gives Back Teaching Experience: PrePracticum 1 in Suffield Elementary School, PrePracticum 2 in Parthum Elementary School, Building Substitute in Suffield Elementary School Hometown: Suffield, CT
Abby Sperrazza

Hannah Goldthwait ’23

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Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor: Mathematics
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Society of Women Engineers (SWE) President, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Secretary (IEEE), Figure Skating Team President, Math Center Peer Tutor PTC, iTEC Mentor, Engineering Honor Society Treasurer, Omicron Delta Kappa, NSLS

Design Engineering Intern at Teradyne
Post-Grad Plans: I am currently applying for jobs in electrical engineering.
Hometown: Dracut, MA

Hannah Goldthwait

Johnny Centofanti ’23

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Major: Business Management
Minor: Data Science
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Data Science Intern with Swim & Dive Team, Girard School of Business Leadership Board, Data Science II Teaching Assistant, Honors Ambassador, Entrepreneurship Club.
Service: Lawrence Boys & Girls Club, MackGivesBack
Post-Grad Plans: Masters in Business Analytics or Data Science.
Hometown: Westwood, MA
John Centofanti

Alessia Puccio ’24

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Major: Human Development and Human Services, Education
Minor: Elementary Education
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Zeta Tau Alpha, Merrimack College Bands, Honors Student Council, FYE Mentor, Resident Advisor Service: Service Committee on HSC, Mack Gives Back
Teaching Experience: PrePracticum 1 in Woburn Street Elementary, FYE Mentor
Hometown: Wilmington, MA

Kendra Link ’24

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Major: Human Development and Human Services, Education
Concentration: Early Childhood Education
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Secretary of Honors Student Council, Honors Peer Mentor, Admission Ambassador, Merrimack College Bands Service: Service Jumpstart, Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, Mack Gives Back
Teaching Experience: PrePracticum 1 in Botelle Elementary School, Preschool teacher at Norfolk Early Learning Center
Hometown: Norfolk, CT

Olivia Griffin ’23

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Major: Health Sciences
Minors: Business Administration
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Women’s Varsity Soccer, Zeta Tau Alpha, Student Athletic Operations Worker, Honors Academic Mentor
Professional Development: Medical Assistant at AFC Urgent Care, Mental Health Counselor in ED at Holy Family Hospital
Post-Grad Plans: Plan on attending PA school
Hometown: Cedar Hill, TX

If you do not see an Academic Mentor that fits your needs, please contact Lisa Cavallaro at cavallarol@merrimack.edu.

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