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 Mentor 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. Get a Peer Mentor! 

This is a two-semester program for freshmen and transfer students where mentors develop one-on-one relationships with their mentees to help guide them through the challenges and obstacles of transitioning into college, tackling the ENVD curriculum and learning how to navigate university life.

The ENVD Peer Mentor program is a certified international mentor training program through the College Reading & Learning Association where mentors can earn professional certification by completing 15 hours of training and 50 hours of mentoring experience.


Contact
Dylan West
Academic Advising Coordinator
303.735.1115

Winter Roybal
Peer Mentor Program Student Coordinator

Sara Taketatsu
Peer Mentor Program Student Coordinator

Megan D'Elia
Peer Mentor Program Student Coordinator


Meet our Peer Mentors

Madison CastelloMadison Castello

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: I love the studio culture, my friends, and the staff. I also love how beautiful the campus is!

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: hiking, running, Netflix, eating, baking, traveling (especially to Germany), DWB, EDSG, art, and watching scary movies.

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Any music (my favorite band is Twenty One Pilots and Fort Minor)

Movie/TV show? Sooo many! Scrubs, Smallville, Parks & Rec, New Girl

Book? I’m not sure about favorite book, but favorite author is Nicholas Sparks (mushy love stories are the best! I just read The Book Thief and it was pretty good.)


Tori CivitelloTori Civitello

Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ

Grade level: Second-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: My favorite part is studio, being able to build, draw and work with my hands.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: I am a member of the Colorado Crew team, and I work at Starbucks. I also enjoy running and hiking and reading.

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Classic rock. My favorite band would be Journey.

Movie/TV show? The Devil Wears Prada

Book? Catcher in the Rye

What you want to do when you graduate: I would like to work for a firm or travel for a year.


Nicholas DefariaNicholas Thibaudier Koehler De Faria

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Grade level: Junior/Third year

Major/Specialization: Landscape Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: The opportunity to think outside of the box while allowing my creative talent to take me anywhere. Surprising my professors in every project while taking on their knowledge and translating it into my own work. And, MODEL MAKING, it’s the coolest!

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: Traveling, traveling, traveling did I say TRAVELING? Attempting to spend all my free time developing my personal skills in the trade of ART and HAPPINESS. Along with spending most of my spare time outdoors. Photography, camping, hiking, snowboarding, surfing.

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? blues/electronic Artist: Shaky Graves

Movie/Tv Show? Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, How Much Does Your Building Weigh Mr. Foster, My Eyes Won’t Dry: by Brian Conley

Book: Thoreau: I to MYSELF by Yale, Thai Stick by Maguire & Ritter, How to win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

What you want to do when you graduate: I Would like the opportunity to build my own firm, with the help of a few KEY individuals that I have studied with in ENVD. TRAVEL the world and attempt to spend the rest of my life enjoying my life and smiling.


Megan DeliaMegan D’Elia

Hometown: Chester, NJ

Grade level: Second-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: The close ENVD community.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: running, hiking

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Dave Matthews

Movie/TV show? The Office

Book? Magnolia Story

What you want to do when you graduate: Design my own buildings and homes

 


Bradleigh JenkinsBradleigh Jenkins

Hometown: Lafayette, CO

Grade level: Second-year

Major/Specialization: Planning

Favorite part about CU/major: People are really passionate, and I’m always meeting funny, interesting people.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: Running, knitting, painting, camping, napping

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Anything new… except country or death metal

Movie/TV show? Parks & Rec

Book? Little Bee by Chris Cleave

What you want to do when you graduate: I’d love to work in some field related to sustainable food/agriculture - very interested in the public health sector.


Dan LiuDan Liu

Hometown: China

Grade level: Third-year

Major/Specialization: Architecture

Favorite part about CU/major: people

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: sing, food, pets, chilling, cooking, friends, movies, comics

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Pop music - The Weeknd

Movie/TV show? I like Marvel. Maybe Skins

Book? Novels

What you want to do when you graduate: Grad school/travel


Elyse SkinnerElyse Skinner

Hometown: Littleton, CO

Grade level: Fourth-year

Major/Specialization: Design Studies

Favorite part about CU/major: I love the ENVD community, students, staff, and family! They are all so wonderful and supportive.

Hobbies/Extracurriculars: singing, dancing, theater, the sound of cold chocolate breaking, eating, sleeping, being bad at sports, art

Favorite…

Music Genre? Band? Indie! Oh Hello’s

Movie/TV show? The Office, When Harry Met Sally

Book? The Little Prince (best children/adult book ever)

What you want to do when you graduate: My dream is to be Dylan West. And then work designing museums, zoos, theme parks, etc!