Meet the Mentors

Executive Board 2019-20


Destiny

Destiny Simmons-Harper

Lead Mentor
Where you transferred from: Anne Arundel Community College

  • Academic Year: Junior
  • Major: Animal Poultry Sciences
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Hahn Horticulture Garden

Riley

Riley Boyd

Time Management Coordinator

Where you transferred from: Kutztown University

  • Academic Year: Junior
  • Major: Public Relations
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Cabo Fish Taco

Michaela

Michaela Rustia

Where you transferred from: Duquesne University

  • Academic Year: Junior
  • Major: Finance
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Cabo for dinner; Lefty’s brunch; Trampoline Park in Christiansburg; Cascades

Laura

Laura Schwabenbauer

Social Media Coordinator

Where you transferred from: Ohio University

  • Academic Year: Senior
  • Major: Psychology
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Blacksburg Taphouse

Mentors 2019-20


Kourtney

Kourtney Baumfalk

Where you transferred from: John Tyler Community College

  • Academic Year: Senior
  • Major(s): Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Cascades hike; Macado’s

Edward

Edward Blake

Where you transferred from: J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

  • Academic Year: Senior
  • Major: Environmental Resources Management
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Join the forestry club

Amir

Amir Bigdeli

Where you transferred from: Northern Virginia Community College

  • Academic Year: Junior
  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Top of the Stairs (ToTs) - taking a pic with the VT flag; Benny’s

Kaelyn

Kaelyn Burton

Where you transferred from: Florida International University

  • Academic Year: Senior
  • Major: Political Science
    Minor: French
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Macado’s

Bailey

Bailey Culver

Where you transferred from: Northern Virginia Community College

  • Academic Year: Senior
  • Major: Business Information Technology
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Walk around Heritage Park at sunset!

Nikki

Nikki Ferrer

Where you transferred from: Providence College

  • Academic Year: Junior
  • Major: National Security & Foreign Affairs
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Check out the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings/afternoons! You can grab some great food from local businesses and listen to some fun music!

Patricia

Halea Fowler

Where you transferred from: Bluefield College & Southwest Virginia Community College

  • Academic Year: Senior (1st year)
  • Major: Electrical Engineering - Space Systems
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Check out the rock climbing gym - Crimper’s!

Katherine

Katherine Franz

Where you transferred from: Northern Virginia Community College

  • Academic Year: Junior
  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Insomnia Cookies at 1am after finishing a midnight project; Benny’s Pizza whenever; & Gillies

Jenna

Jenna Rose Helme

Where you transferred from: Germanna Community College

  • Academic Year: Junior
  • Major: Mathematics
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Visit the golf course and watch the sunset

Rachel

Rachel Hoffman

Where you transferred from: Roanoke College

  • Academic Year: Junior
  • Major: Biological Sciences
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Make sure you hike the cascades in the fall - it’s beautiful

Kimberly

Kimberly Olivarria Iboa

Where you transferred from: Danville Community College

  • Academic Year: Junior
  • Major: Biomedical Biology
    Minor: Animal Poultry Sciences
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Eat a meal at the pylons (on top of the War Memorial Chapel) while the sun is setting!

Meghan

Meghan Intermill

Where you transferred from: University of Montana

  • Academic Year: Senior
  • Major: Human Development
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Hiking Bald Knob; eat at Greens

Marcela

Marcela Jimenez

Where you transferred from: Northern Virginia Community College

  • Academic Year: Junior
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Cabo Fish

Zach

Zach King

Where you transferred from: Reynold’s Community College

  • Academic Year: Senior
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Hike the Cascades; Gilly’s

Isabelle

Isabelle Leonard

Where you transferred from: Cornell University

  • Academic Year: Junior
  • Major: Dairy Science
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Sit on the pylons on a sunny day and ponder life’s problems; Attend a square dance night at Floyd County Store in Floyd Co.

Bianca

Bianca Mostert

Where you transferred from: Northern Virginia Community College

  • Academic Year: Senior
  • Major: Finance
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Cabo Fish Taco; Visit the Cascades

Priya

Priya Palamattom

Where you transferred from: Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Academic Year: Sophomore
  • Major(s): Political Science, Legal Studies
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: El Rods- Number one restaurant in Blacksburg; McAfee Knob- Great hiking trail especially since the weather will be nice in the fall; Going to the VT shows they put on, usually free or very inexpensive and they bring some really awesome people to tech

Alex

Alex Sanchez Heredia

Where you transferred from: Northern Virginia Community College

  • Academic Year: Senior
  • Major(s): BIT, Marketing
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Cabo Tuesday (Taco Tuesday), go hiking on Dragon’s Tooth Trail & Cascades

Brent

Brent Schultz

Where you transferred from: Northern Virginia Community College

  • Academic Year: Senior
  • Major: ISE
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Yassimo

Mason

Mason Stoecker

Where you transferred from: Thomas Nelson Community College

  • Academic Year: Senior
  • Major(s): Physics, Mathematics
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Hiking the Cascade Falls Trailhead should be a requirement

Aleia

Aleia Warren

Where you transferred from: Virginia Highlands Community College

  • Academic Year: Senior
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Recommendation of must do’s while at Virginia Tech: Next Door Bake Shop coffee and sweets near campus; VT Rec Sports free week of group exercise classes