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BIPOC Mentors

to empower

Find a guide for your journey to success.

We want you to succeed. Whatever obstacles you face, from academic trouble to microaggressions to anxiety about college, mentors are here for you. They have walked in your shoes.

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Meet the Mentors

Connect with people here to help you.

Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Mentors support you as you navigate the trials and tribulations of college, especially as a student of color at a predominantly white institution. Meet the Fall 2021 mentors below.

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Mentor roll call

JouLee Yang
JouLee Yang
Jou Lee enjoys hiking, and often finds herself lost in her music while doing so. She also loves reading, writing, and dabbling in drawing and painting from time to time.

Hometown: Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Identity: Asian/Hmong
Majors: History and English with a Creative Writing Emphasis

Goal: To work at a publishing company.

Mentor Whitney Andrastek.
Whitney Andrastek
For fun Whitney loves to watch true crime and prison documentaries, read non-fiction books (the ONLY books I'll read), and go for hikes on trails or by the lake She also LOVES to cook and make new recipes.

Hometown: Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Identify: Biracial
Major: Democracy and Justice Studies with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and a minor in Anthropology/Sociology

Goal: My ultimate end goal is to become a probation and parole officer, specializing in juveniles.

Mentor Ian Moehr.
Ian Moehr
I watch tv/movies, volunteer in my community, and spend time with my friends and family.

Hometown: Brillion, Wisconsin
Identity: White/Caucasian and Native American
Major: Psychology

Career: High school guidance counselor and help high school students navigate the journey from middle school into high school and then into the real world.

Jasmine Sanchez
Jasmine Sanchez
In her free time, Jasmine enjoys cuddling with her dog, playing volleyball, and spending time with friends and family.
Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Majors: Psychology and Social Work

Goal: To pursue a Masters of Social Work and one day provide therapy for family and individuals.
Abdul Ennin
Abdul Ennin
Abdul spends his spare time working out, playing basketball and soccer, playing chess, and playing PS5 video games.

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Identity: African American
Major: Democracy and Justice Studies with a Legal emphasis, and Political Science in addition to pursuing a certificate in Entrepreneurship.

Goals: To pursue law school.

Nadia Zaatrah
Nadia Zaatrah

She cares about the Earth, nature, and animals. Nadia loves her family, and strives to be her best self for them. For fun, she enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and caring for her 100+ plants!

Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin
Identification: Palestinian American
Major: Psychology

Goal: Using her degree to help others.

Presley Corelius
Presley Cornelius

In her free time Presley likes to golf and training her German Shephard puppy Bogey. She also likes to paint when she has free time.

Hometown: Green Bay/Oneida, Wisconsin
Identity: Native American
Major: English with an emphasis in Education

Goal: To become a 6th grade English teacher. In addtion, she is considering getting her doctorate and becoming a principal.