Peer Mentors

Our peer mentors help new Environmental Science majors reach their full potential! From navigating classes to answering questions about campus life, the peer mentors are here to help. 

Environmental Science Peer Mentors for 2019-2020 help new environmental science majors navigate our department

Environmental Science Peer Mentors

Who are the Peer Mentors?

Our Peer Mentors are current Environmental Science majors (sophomores, juniors and seniors) who help first year students navigate classes, explore campus life and develop skills necessary to excel at environmental science. 

A few activities include:

  • Attend several classes and events with new students
  • Meet with mentees on a regular basis
  • Share their experience as Environmental Science majors
  • Take advantage of resources in the department and beyond
  • Get involved with events and seminars

This personalized experience helps build community and better integrate new students into our department at the University of Arizona.

Meet our current Mentors below!


Jeena Davidson, Junior

Environmental Science major

email: davidsonj@email.arizona.edu

"Hello! I am super excited to be a peer mentor and help out my fellow Environmental Science students. I chose this major because I am passionate about advocating for the environment, and eventually, I would like to work in the field of environmental policy. Some of my hobbies include watching crime shows, playing video games, cooking, and reading."

 

Petrita Davilia, Senior

Environmental Science major

email: davila16@email.arizona.edu

"Hello! I am a senior in the undergraduate environmental science program with an emphasis on chemical and physical dynamics. I am also minoring in analytical chemistry. I plan to pursue a master's and Ph.D. degrees after I graduate. I choose to become an ENVS Peer Mentor because I wanted to share my experiences on campus, whether it's getting involved in research, clubs, or simply getting around classes. Outside of that, I enjoy hiking, gardening, and exploring new restaurants in Tucson." 

Savannah Jimenez, Senior

Environmental Science major

email: savannahj@email.arizona.edu

"I am currently majoring in environmental science and minoring in journalism. Throughout my life, I loved animals and being outdoors. In high school, I joined the sustainability club and learned about the condition our planet was in due to human activity. This began my search for a major I can dive deeper into this topic, and environmental science was the obvious choice for me. I plan on continuing my education and getting my master's abroad in environmental science and public policy. With these degrees, I hope to address public policies and lessen health disparities in minority and low-income neighborhoods due to environmental inequalities."

Joshua Phillips, junior

Environmental Science major

email: joshuaphillips@email.arizona.edu 

"I am a third-year environmental student with an emphasis in sustainability, communication, and leadership. A dream of mine is to become an environmental lawyer. Outside of school, I like to hike, embroider, and cook. I also enjoy taking trips to Mount Lemmon whenever I can."

 

Julia Rudolph, Senior

Environmental Science and Bioinformatics major, Spanish minor

email: juliarudolph@email.arizona.edu

"I am a senior in the Environmental Science Program. I also have an emphasis on the Biosphere and I have two minors in Spanish and Information, Science, Technology, and Arts. I’m in the Accelerated Master’s Program for environmental science and in my free time, I like to swim, read, longboard, and travel." 

 

 

 

 

Emma Teece, Junior

Environmental Science major

email: elteece@arizona.edu

"I am from Tucson, Arizona, and I am studying Environmental Science with an emphasis in Leadership, Communication, and Sustainability. I’m also pursuing a minor in Marine Science. I love the outdoors, and I’ve always wanted to learn how to better protect the environment. I love singing, painting, playing my ukulele, and playing Minecraft. One of my favorite things to do on campus, is to sit with my friends on the grass across the street from Centennial Hall. It is the perfect picnic location and there are always so many cute dogs running around."

Nyah Torres, Senior

Environmental Science major

email: nyahtorres@email.arizona.edu

"Hello! I am a senior majoring in Environmental Science with an emphasis on the Biosphere. I am also beginning my Accelerated Master Program in Environmental Science. I plan to pursue a Ph.D. and study abroad to learn different conservation management practices. Aside from being a Peer Mentor, I am also a Residential Assistant for the Apache Santa Cruz Dorm and I run track and field at Pima Community College."

 

Phillip Tran, Senior

Environmental Science major

email: ptran20012015@email.arizona.edu

"I first became interested in studying sustainability and the environment while learning about the science in the sixth grade at my elementary school in Avondale, Arizona. As I continued my educational career, I quickly realized that environmental science was a field of study that I felt extremely drawn towards. With my major in Environmental Science and my minor in Fashion and Consumer Studies, I want to address and advocate public policy issues in developing countries regarding human rights, climate change, and social justice." 

 

Jonni Zeman, Junior

Environmental Science major

email: jzeman@email.arizona.edu 

"Hi there! In addition to studying Environmental Science, with an emphasis on Leadership, Sustainability, and Communication, I'm also minoring in Plant Sciences! Some of my interests include gardening, entomology, and art. I have a sweet kitty named Ginger, and my apartment is basically a jungle, because of the abundance of house plants. Feel free to reach out anytime if you have any questions about ENVS!" 

 

Past Peer Mentors

  • Kage Anderson
  • Cat Maroney
  • Mariah Cathey
  • Anna Jones
  • Nick Buchanan 
  • Davis Caldwell 
  • Isaiah Daum
  • Hannah Everhart
  • Rylie Gosiak
  • Cat Maroney
  • Maddie Morris
  • Rae Pickens