Honors Academic Mentors

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

Scheduled sessions encourage students to ask questions they may not feel comfortable asking their advisors and allow them to learn firsthand about the variety of college milestones that our Honors students have achieved.

Our Team



Miranda Belanger

Miranda Belanger ’20

Miranda’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Criminology and Social Justice
Minor: Pre Law and Law Ethics & Society
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs: Honors Ambassador
Service: Mack Gives Back
Professional Development: CASA- court appointed special advocates that work with foster children and DCF
Hometown: Barnstable, MA

 Christina Capone

Christina Capone ’20

Christina’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Health Sciences
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Honors student council, honors ambassador
Service: Manos Felices
Professional Development: Personal Care Assistant for handicapped child, research fellow for Camp Otter, volunteer at Milford Regional Hospital
Hometown: Milford, MA

Amanda Carey

Amanda Carey ’21

Amanda’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Corporate Finance & Investments
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Accounting Club Vice President, Honors Student Council Co-Chair, Honors Ambassadors, Get Hired Up Intern, Lucey Center and O’Brien Career Center Office Coordinator
Service: Financial Capabilities Center Tax Coach, Hands to Help
Professional Development: Upcoming PwC Intern, Upcoming Fidelity Intern, WinnCompanies Accounting Intern, Dawn Kay CPA Accounting Intern
Hometown: Westford, MA

Gillian Castellanos

Gillian Castellanos ’20

Gigi’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Education, History, Spanish
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Ambassador, RA
Service: Bruce School in Lawrence
Professional Development: Assistant Coordinator for Summer
Fun in North Andover, Spanish Tutor for the campus
Hometown: North Andover, MA

Nathanial Cataldo

Nathanial Cataldo ’20

Nathanial’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Civil Engineering
Minors: Mathematics
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Orientation Leader, Class Council Secretary, Honors Program student, Honors Ambassador Coordinator, Teaching Assistant, Math Tutor, MAC Building Manager
Professional Development: Department of Public Works
Hometown: Dedham, MA

Katie Clark

Katie Clark ’20

Katie’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Communication and Media
Minors: Marketing and Graphic Design
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Student Worker in Accessibility Services Office, Social Media Director for The Beacon, Layout Editor for The Northview, Assistant Officer of HSC Public Relations Committee
Service: Hands to Help (Sophomore year)
Professional Development: Marketing Intern for LesserEvil (Summer 2019), Global Sponsorship Retention Marketing intern for Save the Children (Summer 2018)
Hometown: Danbury, CT

Spencer Eckert headshot

Spencer Eckert ’20

Spencer’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor: Mathematics
Clubs/Jobs on campus: Member of IEEE, iTEC Peer Mentor & Tutor
Service: Habitat for Humanity, Mack Gives Back
Professional Development Opportunities: Worked as a Research Assistant to Provost Dr. Allan Weatherwax helping Boston University on their cubeSAT (small satellite) which will be sent up by NASA sometime this year, worked with MIT Haystack Observatory to create a radio telescope to view effects of the aurora,
Hometown: Pittsfield, VT

 Maddie Fahle

Maddie Fahle ’20

Maddie’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Honors Peer Mentor Coordinator, Honors Freshman Resident Advisor (RA), Office Assistant Girard School of Business
Service: SEND Jamaica trip leader, SEND Nicaragua participant
Professional Development: Marketing & Communications Intern at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Hometown: Suffield, CT

Sam Frey

Sam Frey ’21

Sam’s Appointment Calendar
Majors: Psychology, Social Justice, Women’s and Gender Studies
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Gender & Sexuality Alliance President, Gender Equality Vice President, Green Team Vice President, Unity House Council Member, Honors Student Council Wellness Officer, Honors Student Ambassador, Honors FYE Mentor, Honors Peer Mentor, Post Office Student Worker, Active Minds, Merrimack Cultural Diversity Alliance, Club Volleyball
Professional Development: Active Minds National Conference, National Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Hometown: Medway, MA

 JP Haley Read

John-Paul Haley-Read ’20

John-Paul’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Biology; Concentration: Cellular and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Area Manager for Merrimack Athletic Complex, Best Buddies, SGA Senator, College Democrats
Service: Mentor at Lawrence High School
Professional Development: Intern at Laboratory
Hometown: Kennebunk, ME

Dan Hansen

Dan Hansen ’20

Dan’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Corporate Finance & Investments
Minor: Communication and Media
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus:Resident Advisor, Research Analyst Merrimack Investment Fund, SGA Senator, TKE Fraternity
Service:Lazarus House, TKE in a Box, Honors & ResLife Dominican Republic Service Trip Summer 2017
Professional Development:Sales Research Intern, LeadBridge LLC Summer 2018, Corporate Operations Intern Speedway LLC SU’19
Hometown: Newburyport, MA

Luke Hosman

Luke Hosman ’21

Luke’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Accounting and Corporate Finance & Investments
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Treasury for Accounting Club
Service: Haven for Hunger
Professional Development: Tax Intern at Stephen E Paolini P.C., Capital Accounting Intern at American Tower Corporation, Incoming Tax Intern at KPMG
Hometown: Middleton, MA

David Lambrou  

David Lambrou ’20

David’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Admission
Ambassador, Resident Advisor, Orientation Captain, Intramural Sports
Service: SEND: Ecuador, Alternative Spring Break: Wheeling, WV, Lawrence Math and Science Partnership Volunteer
Professional Development: Engineering Intern at ARD Corp., Professional Development Retreat, SALT Conference, CIVSA Conference
Hometown: Cumberland, RI

 Kyle Mager  

Kyle Mager ’20

Email: magerk@merrimack.edu
Major: Computer Science
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Honors Program, Onstagers Society Stage Crew
Service: Lawrence HS to College Mentor, FIRST Robotics Mentor, Mack Gives Back
Professional Development: MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Amazon Robotics, DOW Chemical, Giesel Software, accepted a job offer from Raytheon as a Software Engineer working on developing new Naval Radar Systems following graduation
Hometown: Marlborough, MA

Julia Matter

Julia Matter ’21

Julia’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Communications
Minor: Marketing
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Student Government Association, Welcome Center Ambassador, Honors Program, Resident Advisor
Service: Tutor at Lawrence Boys and Girls Club
Professional Development: Intern at Fox 61 News
Hometown: Sturbridge, MA


Quinn O’Sullivan ’20

Quinn’s Appointment Calendar FA19
Major: Economics and Political Science
Minor: Pre-Law, Spanish
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Honors Student
Council Events & Programming Committee Officer, Relay for Life Admin Director, Pre-Law Society President, Economics Supplemental Instructor, Honors Program Office Assistant, ODK Financial Chair, Moot Court Competition
Service: Lawrence Catholic After Care Program, Tutor at Notre
Dame High School in Lawrence
Hometown: Somersworth, NH

Lauren Pardue

Lauren Pardue ’22

Major: Art & Art History and Graphic Design
Minor: European History and Spanish
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: OnStagers, WMCK, Slides Archivist in Visual and Performing Arts Dept., Admissions Ambassador, Peer Tutor 
Professional Development: Sakowich Center of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Research Fellow, Office Assistant at the Addison Gallery of American Art
Hometown: East Hampstead, NH

 Dan Roussel

Daniel Roussel ’21

Daniel’s Appointment Calendar
Major: English and Sociology
Minor: Women’s and Gender Studies
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: The Broadstreet Production Staff, The Writers House Intern, Writers’ Circle, Slam Poetry Team,, WMCK Radio DJ, , Managing Editor of The Merrimack Review, Resident Advisor, English Mentor, Sigma Tau Delta President
Professional Development: Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program Intern, 24PearlStreet Blog Coordinator
Service: Hopkins Manor Nursing Home, Mack Gives Back
Hometown: Cranston, RI

 Nadia Stavrou headshot

Nadia Stavrou ’20

Nadia’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Biochemistry and Bioethics
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Chemistry Tutor, Math Tutor, President of Health Professions Society, Co-Chair of Honors Student Council, Secretary of Atoms Family, Vice-President of Greek and Hellenic Culture Club.
Service: Feed your Neighbor, Lawrence MA
Professional Development Opportunities: 2019 Theology and Ethics Colloquium Scholarship Recipient
Hometown: Salem, NH

 Kaylyn Stewart  

Kaylyn Stewart ’20

Kaylyn’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Exercise Science
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Teaching Assistant for Anatomy and Physiology I, Vice President of Merrimack Figure Skating Team, Mack Gives Back Committee, Wellness Peer Educator, Health Science Club, Club Sports Council
Service: Special Skates, Mack Gives Back, Healthy Balance, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Lawrence Catholic Academy
Professional Development: Internships: Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, Physical Therapy North, Professional Physical Therapy, Caretenders, The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention. Research: 2 semesters as a Research Assistant, 3 semesters as a Principal Investigator - Recipient of the 2019 NEACSM Undergraduate Research Grant Award
Hometown: Wakefield, MA

 Jessica VanHeynigen  

Jessica VanHeynigen ’22

Jessica’s Appointment Calendar
Major: Nursing
Minor: Psychology, Bioethics
Clubs, Organizations, Jobs on Campus: Honors Peer Mentor, Honors Student Council, Human Anatomy & Physiology Teaching Assistant, Nursing Club
Service:St. Monica’s School STEM Service Learning
Professional Development: Medical Scribe at Andover Primary Care, Baystate Medical Center
Hometown: Chester, MA





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