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Peer Mentors provide support and encouragement to students. 

Peer Mentors assist students with study strategies, course selection, financial aid questions, time management, finding campus and community resources, writing a resume, and more.

Peer Mentors help identify their mentee’s academic goals. They also help identify barriers and obstacles that students face and help their mentees by setting out steps the student needs to take to achieve their goals.

Full-time SSS staff are mentors as well. 

Neither peer mentors nor full-time SSS staff are licensed counselors. Students in crisis MUST be referred to qualified professionals to receive counseling services. Call TRIO SSS at University Campus at (406) 657-2162 or UC Student Health Services at (406) 657-2153 to learn more, or call TRIO SSS at City College at (406) 247-3051, or CC Student Health Services at (406) 247-3027 to learn more.

Brie Barron

Brie Barron

Mentor

Contact: Phone, Email

I recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English specializing in literature, linguistics, and sociology, and I am the mother to two children who are, in fact, the best. I joined TRIO SSS because I know that navigating college can be daunting and overwhelming no matter who you are, so I jumped at the opportunity to help students through their college career and help set them up for success after graduation. 

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Rachel Henry

Mentor/Graduate Assistant

Contact: Phone, Email

I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. I have lived in five countries and transferred into the program here at MSUB to complete my studies and do my field experience. I love working with the team here at TRIO SSS and the variety of students in the program. It is very rewarding to watch them succeed.

 

Amanda Martian

Amanda Martian

Mentor/Graduate Assistant

Contact: Email

I am currently a graduate student pursuing my Master’s in Education with a focus in K-8 Curriculum and Instruction. My goal is to teach kindergarten, but I also have a passion for the environment and environmental education, so I am hoping to do something in that field eventually. I love working with students and helping them succeed and working at TRIO allows me to do this. I want to help advocate for students and support them during their time navigating through college because I know how difficult it can be.

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