Emerging Leaders Peer Mentors

Emerging Leaders program

2019 Peer Mentors

Emerging Leaders Peer Mentors are upperclassmen leaders who are here to help guide you through your first semester. This fall, you will see your mentors during your weekly recitation. They are excited to share their expertise and to help you find continued leadership growth at Nebraska.

Erika Casarin

Erika Casarin

Business Management

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Most embarrassing moment:
When I thought ordering an “extra soft taco” meant getting a taco with an “extra soft” tortilla – not another taco.
Best Pandora/Spotify Playlist:
Rap Caviar
Favorite spot on campus:
Vine Street Fields, my friends and I play football and soccer at night.
Elaidy D'Blanco

Elaidy D'Blanco

Communication Studies

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Biggest accomplishment:
Being a first gen student and not giving up.
Best part about being in college:
Personal space and time (and Emerging Leaders)
Edgar Estrada

Edgar Estrada

Secondary Education

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Favorite spot on campus:
Westbrook Music Building
Favorite Pandora/Spotify Playlist:
2000’s R&B
Biggest fear about coming to college:
Not meeting anyone new!
Elena Felix

Elena Felix

Interior Design

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Biggest fear with starting college:
Falling out of my bed. Still terrified.
Favorite thing on Netflix:
One Day at a Time
If you could time travel, where would you go?:
The 1970s
Sara Hasan

Sara Hasan

English

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Favorite toy growing up:
Nintendo DS
Biggest pet peeve:
The sound of ripping paper
One thing people don’t know about you:
I love Shakespeare.
Jayla Huey

Jayla Huey

Criminal Justice

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Favorite thing about being in college:
Meeting new people!
Most embarrassing moment:
Waving back at someone who wasn’t waving at me (happens all the time)
Would time travel to:
The 90’s, to experience Tupac and Biggie’s music
Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Fashion Design and Merchandising

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Favorite thing about being in college:
Learning so much more about things outside of my bubble.
Biggest pet peeve:
When people litter!
Favorite thing to watch on Netflix:
The Office
Huda Mohammed

Huda Mohammed

Psychology & Nutrition

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Favorite think about being in college:
Making a schedule!
Best Spotify playlist:
Crepes Crunk
Biggest pet peeve:
Being talked over
Eric Morris

Eric Morris

Philosophy

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Favorite spot on campus:
Sheldon Art Museum, I love the atmosphere in the greenspace outside!
Proudest accomplishment:
Deciding to play the bari sax. Being a musician is one of the best things ever.
Best Spotify playlist:
Afrojuice (made it myself!)
Jessiba Morales

Jessiba Morales

Psychology & Spanish

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Favorite game growing up:
Super Mario Bros
Proudest accomplishment:
Being very adaptable.
Most used app:
Facebook (for the memes)
Vivian Nguyen

Vivian Nguyen

Psychology

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Biggest fear when starting college:
Not making friends and FOMO.
Most embarrassing moment:
Hitting a teacher’s car in high school.
Proudest accomplishment:
Being the first in my family to go to college.
Carlos Perez-Madrid

Carlos Perez-Madrid

Architecture

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Favorite spot on campus:
Arch Hall
Best thing on Netflix:
Stranger Things
Proudest Accomplishment:
Getting 4th in state in High School carpentry
Brooke Sanchez

Brooke Sanchez

Marketing & Secondary Education

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Biggest fears coming to college:
I was scared of the unknowns, what living in a dorm was like, classes, etc. I got used to it, and now a new class schedule doesn’t bother me. Change is good.
Best Spotify Playlist:
Headlights Pointed East. Check it out.
Favorite spot on campus:
I absolutely love the Union because it makes me feel connected to campus.
Diego Trejo

Diego Trejo

Communication Studies

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Most embarrassing moment:
When I was a freshman, I got lost in the city campus rec center and accidentally walked into the girl’s locker room.
If you could time travel:
I’d go to a Michael Jackson concert in the 80’s.
Favorite game growing up:
Hungry Hungry Hippos.
Ruva Tsoka

Ruva Tsoka

Global Studies

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Most used apps:
Twitter and Candy Crush.
Favorite thing about being in college:
Trying new events and activities on campus.
Proudest accomplishment:
Studying abroad and living in new cities for a few months!
Kam Veney

Kam Veney

Business Administration

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Favorite game growing up:
Rollercoaster Tycoon.
Proudest accomplishment:
Getting a 4.0 my first semester of college.
Biggest pet peeve:
Snoring.