PUMP is a peer-mentoring and tutoring program within the PNB department focusing on fundamental courses such as PNB 2274/75 and PNB 3251. PUMP's goal is to provide a more supportive and inclusive learning environment within PNB by increasing access to peer-mentors and reducing language barriers to learning.
Mentoring sessions are currently being held in TLS 363. Virtual zoom links are available in the google calendar below.
Hi! My name is Dariana and I'm a senior PNB & MCB double major on a pre-med track. I’m Dominican/Puerto Rican from Lawrence, MA and fluent in Spanish. Some of my involvement on campus includes Dr. Tanner’s (ND)^2 research lab, which focuses on diet and the progression of neurological disorders, as well as the Co-Director of Morale for HuskyTHON. I am looking forward to helping students through some of my favorite courses and come to love PNB as much as I do. That said, please take advantage of my mentoring schedule, everyone is welcome!
Howdy! My name is Halle (she, her, hers) and I’m a junior PNB major on the pre-med track. I am also the MIXED program coordinator, an EMT, in Dr. Salamone’s lab, and a TA for BIOL 1107. I love to talk, teach, and swim. I’m obsessed with sci-fi, water sports like kayaking and white-water rafting, and PNB 2274/75. I can help with content or create practice problems for both lecture and lab, so I hope y’all come ask me some questions!
Hello! My name is Mirsha and I’m a junior PNB and Spanish double major with a minor in MCB. I am first-gen Haitian-American from Brockton, MA and also speak Haitian Creole. On campus, I am part of Dr. Tanner’s lab which studies the effects of the ketogenic diet using drosophila as a model organism and I am also part of WISO. During my free time I enjoy going to the gym, playing volleyball, and fashion. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask!
Previous PUMP Mentors
Dr. Xinnian Chen
Dr. Geoffrey Tanner
Dr. Alexander Jackson
Dr. Daniel Mulkey
Dr. Anastasios Tzingounis
Who we are looking for as PNB Mentors
Students who are dedicated, friendly and reliable
Must have completed PNB 2274/75 and PNB 3251 and maintained a minimum grade of B
Underrepresented, multilingual, or first-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply
Benefits of being a PNB Mentor
Flexible hours: 6 to 10 hours per week
Competitive pay: $20/hour
Valuable experience of serving as a peer mentor
Training in STEM mentorship from participating faculty