RC MAP (Mentorship Among Peers)
The RC MAP (Mentorship Among Peers) Program aims to strengthen the Residential College community by encouraging first-year and upper-level students to interact and exchange insights. It provides incoming RC freshmen with personalized guidance and connects them to social and academic resources on campus. It also provides returning RC students with leadership and reflection opportunities. RC mentors and mentees meet regularly for coffee, concerts, tutoring, football games, etc. and they participate in monthly bonding events ranging from board game nights to ice skating excursions. Above all, the RC MAP Program strives to guide RC students toward personal and professional success.
Who to Contact:
-MAP Staff Advisor: Robin Goldberg (RC Student Affairs Program Specialist)
-MAP Community Coordinators: Kim Ellsworth and Essie Shachar-Hill
-MAP Event Coordinators: Katie Marenghi, Charley Cohen, and Liz Swaynie
Current MAP Members:
Who came all the way from L.A. to be an Actuarial Science major in the RC? Me, Laura Bass! I'm also pursuing and LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies minor. In my previous year at UM, I've developed an interest in outreach and education. I've combined this with my interest in LGBTQ issues and am working with Spectrum Center, Transform, and the Open-Housing Initiative to create a trans-focused panel including information on being an ally. Meanwhile, I learned Euchre at the beginning of September 2012 and am currently learning Bridge. My favorite game is backgammon and I would LOVE to teach and/or play with anyone who is interested.
I'm a junior, Ann Arbor native, with a History major, Native American Studies Minor and Pre-med, a fun fact to share could be student-teaching film photography under former RC Professor Mike Hannum!
I am an RC sophmore majoring in International Studies and minoring in Spanish. I grew up in Detroit and chose to come to U of M because of the intensive language program. In the future I'd love to work as interpreter. My favorite word is "burbuja" which means bubble. That may be a random statement but I am a random person and I like to embrace it!
I am a second generation Wolverine from New York. I’m also a sophomore majoring in Political Science. The fictional character who I wish was real is Ron Burgundy.
Hi, my name is Kim Ellsworth, and I am one of the Community Coordinators for RC MAP, as well as one of the mentors! I am from Lansing, MI. This is my third year at U-M and I am majoring in Linguistics. A fun fact about me is that I can play the Chinese bamboo flute.
My name is Allison Epstein and I’m a junior from Lansing, Michigan. I’m double-majoring in RC Creative Writing and LSA English, as well as minoring in French. This is my third year living with the RC community, and I’ve loved every quirky, socially-conscious, seitan-filled moment of it. My goals after graduation include becoming a published author or working for a publishing company, riding on the back of an Indian elephant, and eating a whole box of Oreos on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
I am Emily Gleichert, a sophomore from Canfield, Ohio. I’m a sophomore and I’m thinking about majoring in anthropology or creative writing. My fun fact is that I didn't realize I was pronouncing the word “full” incorrectly until I came to Ann Arbor. Apparently, it doesn't sound like” fool” here.
Chene Ali Karega
My name is Chene Ali Karega. I am 19 years old and I was born and raised in Southfield, MI. This is my Sophomore year at the University of Michigan and so far it has been amazing! A fun fact about me is that my full name is very diverse; my first name is French, my middle name is Muslim, and my last name is Kenyan.
Being a mentor is a very important and rewarding role for me. I come from a tiny town called Suttons Bay in northern Lower Michigan. It’s so small that my freshman roommate from NYC told me, "I looked up your town on Wikipedia and I think more people live in my apartment building than in Suttons Bay!" Definitely a true statement. When I was a freshman, the mentoring program hadn’t yet been established, and my transition to the world of a big 10 school was a pretty rocky one. As an RC mentor I aim to make help my freshmen mentees' move into college life an easier one. I am part of a few extra-curricular groups on campus including The Society of Les Voyageurs (we're basically a big family with a cabin on the Huron River. We love to canoe and cross country ski, eat big meals of amazing food, then play music on our porch afterward) and Cultivating Community (a gardening group that has its own veggie garden near East Quad). I majoring in Program in the Environment and my minor is Latin American and Caribbean Studies. If my application is accepted, I’ll be studying abroad in Costa Rica this winter!
My name is Sarah and I’m from Farmington Hills, MI. I’m a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Latin. I’m also a Pre-Physician's Assistant. My fun fact is that I have lived in four states.
I am Caroline Laman, a junior majoring in Psychology, Spanish with a minor in Community Action and Social Change. (I know what a mouthful!) I am from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and even though I didn't have to go far to come to college I still get to experience a different side of the city when I am on campus. I love to travel and can name over a hundred countries. I hope that someday I will have gone to all the ones I can name and more!
I'm Katie Marenghi, a junior studying International Studies and Creative Writing. Ann Arbor is my hometown, so I have a lot of townie pride. Fun fact: if you think you recognize me around campus, it's either because I lead tours for Undergraduate Admissions as well as being involved in Campus Day, RC Orientation, and RC MAP, or because apparently I have several doppelgangers at UofM including my sister and one of my best friends.
I am from Livonia and at Michigan I’m majoring in Communications and minoring in French. My fun fact is that my initials are C.E.O.
Essie is a Sophomore in the RC and Honors program studying French and English. Her hometown is Okemos, Michigan. Besides spending copious amounts of time studying and daydreaming about her future, Essie enjoys playing the violin in the Campus Philharmonia Orchestra, horse-back riding, taking pictures, kickboxing, feeding her coffee addiction, playing guitar, reading fiction when she should be reading textbooks, and using exact change. She dreams of one day opening a coffee shop/ used book store/ performance space.
My name is Kayla and I'm originally from Okemos, Michigan, but am thrilled to call Ann Arbor my second home. I am a junior studying English, RC Creative Writing, and French. I intern at UMS, blog about performances around campus, and drink coffee religiously. I am a devoted member of the University of Michigan's Women's Glee Club and recently toured with them in South Africa this past summer. I am the co-leader of the RC Art Forum and love giving my time to create and appreciate art in and around Ann Arbor. A fun fact about me is that I love to quilt!
My name is Liz Swaynie and I am a Sophomore in the Residential College. I am currently majoring in RC Creative Writing & Literature, and I hope to add Screen Arts & Cultures as well. I enjoy mingling with strangers, short walks in the sunshine, and spending time curled up in a chair with a good book and a cuddly cat.
My name is Lindsey Webster and I'm a Junior here at the University. Originally I'm from Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. My major is International Studies with a focus on German and Swedish and I'm also the treasurer of the University of Michigan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club.
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