Meet the Dragon Mentors

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    Yaa Pokua Osei Sarpong
    Biosciences & Health & Wellness Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    Hello! My name is Yaa Pokua Osei Sarpong and I am the Dragon Mentor for the Biosciences/Chemistry and Health/Wellness Learning Community. I am currently a junior here at MSUM with a major in Chemistry and minors in Biology and Psychology. I am an Upper-class Honors Apprentice. I am from Ghana. I love listening to Korean pop music as well as Spanish songs. I enjoy watching Korean dramas during my free time or reading random stuff on Quora. I am a member of the Chemistry club and Japan club. I love reading books on Egyptian mythology and crime. I hope to get into the Doctorate program for Organic Chemistry after I complete my bachelor’s degree. As a Dragon Mentor I hope to plan events for you that we can all do together and help you adjust to college life easily.
    oseisarpya@mnstate.edu


    Chris Ngo
    STEM Dragon Mentor

    If I was a bird I would fly into a building because I need glasses, hi I'm Chris the dragon mentor for stem and a third year in the double majors of Biochemistry and Computer Science.​ I Play tons of Magic the Gathering so if you can't find me I'm probably at the local card shop.
    ngoch@mnstate.edu


    Brooklyn Garnett
    Learning Community Graduate Assistant

    Hello!! My name is Brooklyn Garnett and I am the Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities. I am a graduate Special Student in Speech Pathology. I also did my Undergraduate here at MSUM and earned my degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences in July 2017. I was the Dragon Mentor for the SLHS LC in the 2016-2017 school year and I participated in the LC the year before. I love learning communities and I am super excited to get to come back and help out this year!
    garnettbr@mnstate.edu


    Emma Carlson
    Emma Carlson
    Theatre, Music & Entertainment Industry Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    Hello! My name is Emma Carlson and I am the Dragon Mentor for the Music/Theater/EIT learning community. this is my sophomore year at MSUM. I am an elementary special education major, but have been involved in music and theater from a young age. i have been in a few plays and have played the saxophone since 5th grade. I really enjoy being active and involved in the community as well as staying active physically. ;Something I am really looking forward to this year is getting to know all the members of my learning community and working with them individually to help them succeed! As the year goes on I am excited to see my LC grow in confidence and community involvement. Lets have a great year!
    carlsoem@mnstate.edu


    Addie Ritter
    Addie Ritter
    Leadership Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    Hi! My name is Addie Ritter and I am the Dragon Mentor for the Leadership LC! I am a sophomore here at MSUM and I am double-majoring in Elementary Inclusive Education and Teaching English as a Second Language with a minor in Leadership Studies. Some of my favorite things include; crafting, music, dance, movie nights, hanging with friends and family, and going on adventures. I am involved in Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Colleges Against Cancer, National Residence Hall Honorary, and I love going to events and activities both on and off campus. I had such an amazing experience in the Education Learning Community and I strive to extend that excitement to you. I am super excited to pass on my love for MSUM to my mentees and to make this year the best it can be!
    ritterad@mnstate.edu


    Tucker Kuhn
    Tucker Kuhn
    Education Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    Hello, my name is Tucker Kuhn and I am one of the two Dragon Mentors for the Education Learning Community. I am a sophomore here at MSUM with a major of English Education and a minor of Theater Arts. I grew up in a small town in Minnesota called Blue Earth where I performed in all of the high school plays, speech, and music. You can just find me on Facebook if you want to contact me or I will more than likely be in my room in East Snarr. I became a Dragon Mentor because I was in the Ed. LC last year and I had the best time. Because of the LC I made a ton of friends that I still have to this day and the experiences I would not take back for anything. I am so ready to make this year a great one!
    kuhntu@mnstate.edu


    Kyle Odefey
    Kyle Odefey
    Film Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    Hello! My name is Kyle Odefey and I am one of two Dragon Mentors of the Film and Animation LC! I am a sophomore at MSUM double majoring in Film Production and Theatre Arts. I’ve always had a drive to tell stories with film and I’m so thankful MSUM is a place where I can practice my craft. I’m currently standing as the Vice President of MSUM Cinethusiasts (one of TWO film clubs on campus!!) and the founder/president of the MSUM “M.E.M.E. Squad” organization (It’s real, I swear). I am excited to work collaboratively with my fellow mentor and students!
    odefeyky@mnstate.edu


    Hannah Moller
    Exploration Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    Hello! My name is Hannah Moller and I'm a sophomore here at MSUM. I am the Dragon Mentor for the Exploration Learning Community. My major is Art Education and during my freshman year I was in the Art LC, loved it so much I decided to become a Dragon Mentor. I'm from Little falls MN and in my free time I enjoy long boarding, watching Netflix or Hulu, and creating art. I simply can not wait to meet all of my mentees and plan some awesome events for them!
    mollerha@mnstate.edu


    Andrea Spragg
    Andrea Spragg
    Speech Language Hearing Sciences Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    Hi! My name is Andrea Spragg and I’m a sophomore from Lakeville, MN. I’m majoring in Speech Language Hearing Sciences (SLHS) and minoring in Special Education. I’m so excited to be Dragon Mentor for the SLHS Learning Community! I enjoy meeting new people and trying new things! Around campus I am involved in Chi Alpha and NSSLHA. Some other fun things I enjoy are music, hanging out with friends, watching Netflix, and reading. I look forward to a great year!
    spraggan@mnstate.edu


    Tiffany Schmidt
    Education Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    Hi my name is Tiffany Schmidt and I'm one of the Dragon Mentors for the education learning community. This is my second year as a Dragon Mentor for the EDLC!! I'm an elementary education major with a minor in special education. I grew up in my hometown of Pine City Minnesota. Some of the things I like to do on campus are get involved, go to events, and get some free food!! I am so excited for another great year at msum and I can't wait to meet you all!
    schmidtti@mnstate.edu


    Jes Kalina
    Jes Kalina
    Art & Art Education Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    Hi there! My name is Jes Kalina, and I am the Dragon Mentor for the MSUM Art Learning Community. My mission is to provide each and every one of my mentees with the drive, empathy, and determination that they seek to get through their incoming year. While simultaneously  imparting for them the skills required to create some of the finest art you could imagine. I look for forward to meeting you soon and until then, make sure to have yourself a good one!
    kalinaje@mnstate.edu


    Sarah Hendrickson
    Sarah Hendrickson
    Psychology and Social Work Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    Hi, my name is Sarah, and I am the Dragon mentor for the Psychology and Social Work Learning Community. I am a Sophomore at MSUM majoring in Social Work and planning on getting a minor in equine therapy. My dream is to become an equine therapist. I believe horses are very therapeutic to people with mental illness. Other than being with horses, I also enjoy listening to music, playing the drums, and teaching swimming lessons. This academic year, I look forward to meeting new people and making connections with my coworkers and mentees!
    hendricsa@mnstate.edu


    Akira Shastri
    Akira Shastri
    Honors Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    My name is Akira Shastri and I am the Dragon Mentor for the Honors Learning Community. I am currently majoring in Health Services Administration, and am looking forward to completing my degree and moving on to the next adventure! I hope to someday be able to make a difference by being in a position that allows me to help others with the abilities I have. MSUM has many clubs and organizations to explore, and I am an officer of the MSUM Rock Climbing Club. I enjoy getting outdoors and being active, as well as learning new things.​ In my spare time I relax with my friends, rock climb, and read. I look forward to meeting new students and having a blast while doing so!
    shastriak@mnstate.edu


    Helena Malokeh Tiewah
    Global Connections Learning Community Dragon Mentor


      tiewahhe@mnstate.edu


    Djene Kaba
    Djene Kaba
    Business Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    My name is Djene Kaba, I am the mentor for the Business learning community. I am a sophomore majoring in Business Analytics. As a child I looked up to my aunt who is an accountant, I loved seeing her leave the house dressed up professionally. So, I decided when I grow up I’d be just like her working in the business world and dressing up fancy. I interned for a fortune 500 company in the twin cities, my senior year of high school and fell love with what I was doing as a business analyst. I am a people person, I love to interact with people and help them in anyway I can. So, I knew business analytics, would be a good career to explore. Besides, being involved in the business world I love to cook, eat, and hangout with my friends. When I’m not busy studying or working, I’m usually watching criminal shows. My favorite shows at the time include, The Blacklist, Quantico, Law and order Special Victims Unit, and Power.
    kabadj@mnstate.edu


    Alex Macgregor
    Alex Macgregor
    Rainbow Dragon Learning Community Dragon Mentor

     
    macgregoal@mnstate.edu


    Joshua Nieters
    Econ Law and Politics Learning Community Dragon Mentor


    nietersjo@mnstate.edu


    Rachel Haiden
    Rachel Haiden
    Film Learning Community Dragon Mentor

    Hi! I'm Rachel Haiden and I am one half of the Dragon Mentor Duo for the Film and Animation LC! I am a junior at MSUM majoring in Animation and minoring in Computer Science. My favorite things are drawing and reading and learning new things. I am so excited and honored to be a Dragon Mentor this year because being in the program myself last year, I have seen the great value of it and I want to help elevate the experience for every one of my mentees. It's bound to be a good year!
    haidenra@mnstate.edu