The goal of the QCB Peer Mentor Program (PMP) is to facilitate interactions between first-year graduate students and more senior students. This will allow first-year students to learn about senior students’ experiences, which can help guide them in navigating challenges common to us all: choosing labs for rotations, selecting classes, adjusting to the rhythm of graduate school (both intellectually and socially), and joining a thesis lab.  Students may also face their own set of unique challenges, stemming from personal matters, such as gender and cultural identity or implicit biases they experience due to being from under-represented racial, economic, sexual, or religious backgrounds that could hinder their full integration into the community.  Peer mentors will not only provide support and advice for students struggling with both academic and personal issues, but can also serve as potential mediums to raise these concerns to QCB anonymously.   

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us!  

Peer Mentoring Program Contacts:

Aaron Bourque: bourque at
Isaac Breinyn: ibreinyn at
Po-Ta Chen: po-ta.chen at 
Ann Cirincione: anngc at
Gabriel Dolsten: gdolsten at 
Siena Dumas Ang: sienna at
Sara Geraghty: scamilli at
Emma Gerlinger: emmarg at 
Theo Gibbs: tgibbs at
Olenka Jain: olenka at 

Tess Marvin: tm6830 at 
Max Nguyenmmnguyen at (Chair of committee)
Amanda Sun: azsun at 
Sarah Walker: skwalker at