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BUFF Mentor Bios


How to Apply:

Please complete the Mentee Sign Up Form. Interested freshmen students can apply during the Fall or Spring Semester. Once the applications are received, the BUFF Mentors will be paired with the BUFF Mentees based on common interests and major, however we cannot guarantee a mentee will be paired with a mentor of the same major.

Contact Us:

Meghan Williams

Program Manager

806-651-2369

mewilliams@wtamu.edu

Jacy Brown

Graduate Assistant

jbrown@wtamu.edu


Elisha Castro

Major: English

Hometown: Ralls, TX

Involvement: I am currently involved as President of the Darlings of West Texas, a social organization on campus. I am also active in multiple intramural sports such as volleyball, basketball, and flag-football.

What is a struggle that you have experienced in college? When I first came to college, I struggled with opening up and making friends. I was very shy and was concerned about what others would think of me. I met a couple of girls who introduced me to the idea that knowing one person can lead you to knowing more. From there, I made new friends and was not afraid to open up to new people. That experience has led me to where I am today as I help others find their way through their first year of college.

Why are you a BUFF Mentor? I was led to become a BUFF Mentor with the hope of impacting someones life, as they make the transition into college. I want to let incoming students know that they are not going to be alone and always had someone to talk to who is just a phone call away. I enjoy participating in social events that open up mentees to new experiences. It's always great to meet new people everyday as everyone has a different story to share!

My Top 5: Deliberative, Relator, Responsibility, Adaptability, Developer


Nic Clifton

Major: Advertising and Public Relations

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Involvement: The Wesley Foundation

What is a struggle that you have experienced in college? Going to bed before sunrise.

Why are you a BUFF Mentor?  I was a mentee my freshman year and I thought it was going to be a waste of time so I quit, now going into my Junior year I look back and see how impactful the program was for the short amount of time that I was in it. I wish I could have gone back and stayed in the program, it could have saved me from doing simple college mistakes.

My Top 5: Strategic, Adaptability, Restorative, Ideation, Positivity


Esther Estrada

Major: Biology

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Involvement: The Wesley Foundation

What is a struggle that you have experienced in college? Time management is definitely a struggle that I have experienced in college.

Why are you a BUFF Mentor? When I first came to college I was a really shy person, so being 7 hours away from home and not knowing a single person didn't make it any better. I was then convinced to join the BUFF Mentoring Program as a mentee, which eventually led me to make friends and helped me adjust my life at college. Seeing how much the BUFF Mentoring Program has helped me, I am determined to do the same for future buffs.

My Top 5: Achiever, Harmony, Learner, Belief, Responsibility


Laramie Gill

Major: Graphic Design

Hometown: Amarillo, TX

Involvement: S.A.G.E and Baptist Student Ministry

What is a struggle that you have experienced in college? Probably not eating enough veggies and always being late to class.

Why are you a BUFF Mentor? I love being a part of WT and I want to help others enjoy it too! I struggled my freshman year with getting involved and feeling like WT is home. After I got involved by joining organizations and becoming an RA,I knew that WT was the best choice for me! WT has brought me so many fun memories and great friends! I became a mentor to help others feel at home by being a friend and somebody they can count on!

My Top 5: Adaptability, Developer, Arranger, Ideation, Belief


Ustina Guirguis

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Daytona Beach, FL

What is a struggle that you have experienced in college? A struggle I experienced was getting familiar with Canyon and Texas all together. Finding my way around town and understanding the crazy weather patterns was hard for me at first but once I figured it out, it was smooth sailing. 

Why are you a BUFF Mentor? I wanted to be a BUFF Mentor because the program helped me so much my freshman year when I was a mentee. I want to help students have the best first year possible, make it an easy transition to college life and be a friend for my mentees whenever they need me.

My Top 5: Relator, Input, Ideation, Positivity, Futuristic


Mattisun Hester

Major: Biology

Hometown: Lazbuddie, TX

Involvement: Peer Leading and Pre-Healthcare Club

What is a struggle that you have experienced in college? Getting used to the rigorous workload.

Why are you a BUFF Mentor? My goal is to help all freshman transition into college. My first semester was difficult and I only made it through because of my support system. I want to be a part of a support system for others.

My Top 5: Input, Consistency, Restorative, Competition, Individualization

 


GGeorgia Norman

Major: Early Childhood Education (EC-6)

Hometown: Lorenzo, TX

Involvement: RHA, BSM, BESO

What is a struggle that you have experienced in college? Time management and procrastination seem to be my biggest struggles. I can’t seem to plan accordingly sometimes and I push things until the very last second, which is not something that I would recommend!

Why are you a BUFF Mentor? I decided to become a BUFF Mentor to help incoming students experience WT the way I did as an incoming student. The whole organization surrounded me with positivity and was always willing to help me when I needed it. I want to do the same for new students!

My Top 5: Restorative, Developer, Adaptability, Harmony, Positivity


Irwin Quiroz-Solis

Major: Computer Information Systems

Hometown: Lefors, TX

Involvement: RHA and Campus Tours

What is a struggle that you have experienced in college? Losing a close friend.

Why are you a BUFF Mentor? I became a BUFF Mentor to help others out ad be there as a friend and as a leader for somebody when needed.

My Top 5: Communication, Learner, Relator, Activator, Belief

 

 


Kassandra Razo

Major: Sports and Exercise Science

Hometown: Houston, TX

Involvement: Catholic Student Center and Women's Bowling Club

What is a struggle that you have experienced in college? Making friends and getting more involved was one of my struggles, especially being 10 hours away from home. BUFF Mentoring Program helped me with that and I'm so happy and grateful for the people that helped me.

Why are you a BUFF Mentor? I am a BUFF Mentor because I grew up volunteering and was involved in the peer assistance leadership program. I have experience in struggles and want to help people get through it with anything. The BUFF Mentoring Program helped me make friends and made me love WT so much more and I want to do the same for other people.

My Top 5: Restorative, Communication, Includer, Achiever, Futuristic


Lucas Robertson

Major: Pre Dental

Hometown: Borger, TX

Involvement: Buff Gaming

What is a struggle that you have experienced in college? Getting involved and meeting people.

Why are you a BUFF Mentor? I became a BUFF Mentor because when I first came to WT I did not know anyone and I want to e here for incoming freshman and be a friendly face and help them get adjusted for college.

My Top 5: Achiever, Developer, Learner, Focus, Discipline

 


Jason Solis

Major: Business Management

Hometown: Lefors, TX

Involvement: Campus Tours

What is a struggle that you have experienced in college? Switching majors

Why are you a BUFF Mentor? I wanted to become a Buff Mentor to guide incoming students through their transition between college and high school. I also wanted to help them avoid making bad decisions like I had.

My Top 5: Restorative, learner, Individualism, Futuristic, Strategic


Cayenne Williams

Major: Social Work

Hometown: Shallowater, TX

Involvement: Intramural Sports and Baptist Student Ministries

What is a struggle that you have experienced in college? Time management and procrastination.

Why are you a BUFF Mentor? I am a BUFF Mentor because I struggled to find friends and find where I fit in my first semester of college. I feel like it would have really helped me to have someone who had already gone through what I was going through. As a mentor I can use my experiences and to show my mentees the ropes and be there when the need someone.

My top 5: Relator, Positivity, Empathy, Futuristic, Includer


How to Apply:

Please complete the Mentee Sign Up Form. Interested freshmen students can apply during the Fall or Spring Semester. Once the applications are received, the BUFF Mentors will be paired with the BUFF Mentees based on common interests and major, however we cannot guarantee a mentee will be paired with a mentor of the same major.