ENVD Peer Mentor Program
Do you want helpful hints on how to do well in class, manage your time, avoid gaining the freshmen 15, and not get lost on the Boulder bus system? Then the ENVD Peer Mentoring program is for you! Use this opportunity to get paired with an ENVD student who will be your guide and resource to the university, the ENVD program, and your design classes.
The ENVD Peer Mentor Program is a two-semester program for freshmen and transfer students where mentors develop a one-on-one relationship with their mentee to help guide them through the challenges and obstacles of transitioning to college, tackling the ENVD curriculum, and learning how to navigate university life.
Coordinator, Student Engagement and Community-Building Programs
Peer Mentor Program Student Coordinator
Hi I’m Alexis! I’m a transfer student from Edison State College in Florida where I got my associates of the arts with an architecture focus. I am going into my 4thyear here at CU. I chose Colorado well mainly for the mountains! Living on the east coast my whole life always next to the beaches I was ready for a change of scenery. My focus is still architecture, which I have been passionate about since I was in grade school...always playing with legos and even drawing floor plans of my dream homes as a kid. In the minimal amount of free time I have while in school I love photography, hiking, cooking, and traveling. This past semester I studied abroad in Barcelona and also did the global seminar in Mexico. I highly recommend both as I got to see and experience wonderful cultures, food, and architecture. I can’t wait to get to know you, enjoy all Boulder has to offer, and help your emersion into ENVD be fun and seamless!
My name is Andii. I'm a sophomore here in the Program in Environmental Design, majoring in Architecture. I'm a member and coordinator for Designers Without Boundaries and work as a student assistant in ENVD. I'm originally from Fort Worth, Texas, although I have travelled a lot due to being in a military family. I knew I wanted to be an architect from a young age and fell in love with the mountains (Texas is just too flat), so CU Boulder was a natural fit. I love planning, designing and creating anything from buildings and short stories to food, events and furniture. Outside of studio, I enjoy snowboarding, caving, movies, reading, and food (of all kinds). On occasion I have been known to geek out on things related to Marvel, Studio Ghibli and the show Sherlock. I look forward to meeting you and helping you have a fun and successful first year.
Hello my name is Andrew. I am a sophomore at CU. I am a native to Colorado so I have a good idea on where to find good food or a good spot for a getaway. I enjoy many outdoor activities and sports, for instance hiking, longboarding, and Hockey. My favorite sport bar none is Rugby, there is nothing like it. I am a huge joker and almost always have a smile prenatally on my face. I am a very driven individual here at ENVD and an all around hard worker. I would express that is something you should also strive for. I am here to help especially if you are having difficulties. I look forward to getting to know you all this year.
Buon giorno, friends and future ENVD students! My name is David Miller, and I am a transfer student going into my third year of the program. This isn’t my first rodeo, but I have found that I truly love what I do and where I am, and want to help you fall in love with it just as I have. I grew up in Seal Beach, CA, and spent most of my time playing sports or in the surf. I ventured to Colorado for the same reason most do, the great outdoors, but stuck around for the music scene! I spend as much time as I can afford going to shows. From small local bands to sold out at Red Rocks, I love it all. Other than that, I’m usually off riding my bike somewhere when it's warm, or searching for a powder stash when it's not, and somehow maintaining my 3.6 GPA. College can be tough, exciting, frustrating, rewarding, life-changing, mind-blowing, and just a wonderful experience. I want to help you navigate the peaks and pitfalls of life as an ENVD student at University of Colorado Boulder. Go Buffs!!
Hey, I’m Dylan. I am a senior in the ENVD program focusing on architecture. I have wanted to be an architect all my life and I love to share my passion with other people. I like going on bike rides. I am passionate about Photoshop, Rhino, and V-Ray and can help you with anything you want to do. I can also help with most 3D rendering software. All things design interest me and I am always looking for new and interesting designs. I am from Castle Pines but my heart is in Boulder, I love the outdoors and I will always join you for some cosmos. I am excited to meet you and welcome you to the ENVD family and the beautiful city of boulder!
Hello! I’m Hannah, and I will be a 2ndyear ENVD student with a focus in architecture in the upcoming fall. Having been in the program, I know some little tricks of the trade to survive your first year at CU. For example, you will cry. A lot. And wonder why you weren’t born a barnacle or a rock. But you will get through it, especially with my help. A few little known facts about me are that I really love eating pizza and watching Netflix. That’s actually a quite widely known fact but I’m hoping that as my mentee you may enjoy the same. I am an avid Lego fan and last year my peer mentor Spencer and I won the Lego design contest. I am hoping to carry on that Legocy. See what I did there? Anyway, there are a lot of cool mentors for you to choose from here in the program, but I have one question for you: did any of them submit a picture of themselves as Spider-Man climbing a building? I didn’t think so. See you in the fall.
Hey future designers!! I’m Jacqui, a Senior (woop woop!) here at Environmental Design. I’m a native from big and fabulous New York City (Manhattan & Brooklyn to be exact); so coming to Boulder was a huge change for me. I wanted to experience something completely different in culture and landscape. I first got interested in Architecture and Design through the whole “green movement”, but being here has given me such a broad spectrum in design knowledge that just about any kind interests me. Apart from my emphasis in Architecture, I’m also head over heels for graphic design, advertising, furniture design, and fashion design. I have spent my summers doing an Architecture Internship at Silberstang & Lasky in NYC and my job at our Program (come say hi!- I’m on the third floor!). Even if you don’t become my mentee, chances are 100% in your favor for meeting me (sorry not sorry). I’m President of the Environmental Design Student Government, First Year Experience Program Student Coordinator, and Head Ambassador, meaning you’ll definitely be subjected to one of my speeches, have the pleasure of seeing one of my pink triforce stickers outside the building, or the loud sound of my heels trekking through the hallways. I absolutely love the close-knit Environmental Design community and working in Student Gov to making everyone’s college experience the best it could be. This has created the opportunity for me to know everyone in the building (which I’m sure they loove), and find my place within our ENVD family. I look forward to helping you get involved, find out what your design is, and love our Program as much as I do.
Hi I’m Kailey! I am a second year student in the ENVD program and plan on pursuing architecture and digital design. I grew up here in Denver, Colorado and I love everything this state has to offer (especially Boulder). I graduated high school a semester early and went backpacking in Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia for about 4 and a half months. I definitely have a strong case of wanderlust and I feel like traveling is the best way to understand cultures and the world we live in. I also love to ski/snowboard (I flip back and forth between the two), the mountains are for sure my happy place! A few of my favorite music artists include Disclosure, Led Zeppelin, Flume, The Grateful Dead, Lana Del Rey, XXYYXX, Tupac, and Crystal Castles (having a good playlist of music is key when tackling ENVD projects). As your peer mentor my goal is to help you have a good time, while giving you advice and insight along the way. I was in your shoes last year and experienced all the same joys and struggles you are about to face. I am here for you to lean on, even on those long nights when you’ll be in studio till dawn. This program will take up a lot of your time, but you’ll come to find it is well worth it. Get excited for this upcoming year, I can’t wait to see you this fall!