The TRIO SSS STEM Peer Mentoring project at Big Bend Community College pairs TRIO STEM Scholars with Mentors who are BBCC alum and are pursuing a STEM major at a four-year institution. Through one-on-one meetings and group workshops, the peer mentors provide a space for mentees to enchance their sense of belonging in the STEM field, and gain knowledge to increase success in the transfer process.
Mentees can access the Peer Mentoring website HERE.
Hi, my name is Nora (she/her) and I grew up in Quincy, WA. I stayed there for most of my k-12 education until I started running start and went to BBCC my junior year in high school. I went to BBCC from 2018-2020 and received my Associate in Arts & Sciences / DTA. I am currently studying computer science at the University of Washington and will be graduating next Winter with my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. I decided to be a TRIO STEM Peer Mentor because of the amazing support I received from the TRIO staff when I was there. I also really value mentorship and I’ve been a mentee in some programs and found a lot of value in it so I hope to be there and support others just like my mentors before have for me!
I was born in Othello but moved to Moses Lake when I was two. I went to Moses Lake High School where I participated in tennis and band. I graduated high school in 2021. My last two years of high school, I did running start at Big Bend where I got my Associates in Arts & Science DTA. I also worked at the STEM Center when I attended BBCC. I have been at Whitworth University since Fall of 2021 and I will graduate Winter of 2024 with my Bachelor’s degree in Bio-chemistry. I am on the Pre-Physician Assistant track! I decided I wanted to be a peer mentor because I missed the students at BBCC and being apart of their community again.
Hello, Im Daisy. I grew up and went to school in Quincy, WA. I attended BBCC as a running start student from 2018-2020 and I graduated with the AAS-DTA in June of 2020. I am currently at the University of Washington in Seattle and I have been here for almost 3 years. I plan to graduate next spring, 2024, with my BS in Public Health-Global Health and a minor in Spanish.
I decided to be a TRIO STEM Peer Mentor because I wanted to encourage and help BBCC students to pursue bachelors degrees in STEM at universities and also because I wanted to give back to TRIO for the support and mentorship they provided for me before transferring to the university. I hope that my mentorship to the mentees encourages them to achieve their goals in STEM!