Mentoring Services

This is the first year MESA has organized a peer-to-peer mentorship program that is designed to increase the persistence among entering first-year, second-year, and transfer STEM students. The program is also intended to enhance the lower-classman student’s undergraduate experience at Sonoma State University by promoting and facilitating genuine conversations between the student and upperclassmen assigned as their mentor. Mentors play a critical role in helping younger students transition to college life and adopt a growth mindset when faced with challenges in their STEM major. MESA mentors will gain leadership skills, mentoring practice, polish success strategies, and develop a strong sense of campus community and connection to MESA.

MESA Mentor Eligibility

  • Enrolled at Sonoma State University with a minimum of six credit hours this semester
  • Have declared a SST major or minor
  • Completion of at least 60 units and at least two semesters at Sonoma State University
  • Be in good academic standing
  • You do not have to be a MESA member!

MESA Member Definition

An academic and social role model who helps the mentee navigate their major while taking time to build a relationship, maintain trust, share expertise, and have fun.

For more information about becoming a mentor or asking to receive a mentor, contact

Jess Torres, RVT
Girman Lab, Darwin 218
torresje@sonoma.edu