Our mentors are here to assist first-generation students who are looking for advice or guidance on college life.
Whether you have a simple question about classes or extracurriculars, or you are interested in semester-long mentoring to explore shared experiences and learn how to navigate UB as a first-generation student, our mentors can help.
To connect with a mentor, fill out the form on this page or send an email to mgt-DandI@buffalo.edu.
Academic Program: MBA (finance and data analytics concentrations)
From: Sag Harbor, N.Y.
Fun Facts: Ron previously interned at the School of Management’s Entrepreneurship Clinic and participated in the ASCM Case Competition, and is now participating in the Global Mentorship Program as part of LeaderCORE™. He enjoys hiking and listening to podcasts and music.
Academic Program: PharmD/MBA
From: Staten Island, N.Y.
Fun Facts: Hadijat is a member of the UB African Student Association and a licensed practical nurse working with geriatric and pediatric populations with special needs. She loves to eat, sketch and all things DIY.
Academic Program: MBA (marketing concentration)
From: Orchard Park, N.Y.
Fun Facts: Brittany loves spending time with her dog, cooking and working out. She is an admissions processor and previously worked with Pegula Sports and Entertainment and Gelia in Buffalo.
Academic Program: JD/MBA in health, law and policy and health care management
From: Retsof, N.Y.
Fun Facts: Peter loves the outdoors, going to the gym, cooking, travel and adventure. He is a proud gay advocate and a participant in the Nonprofit Board Fellows program through the School of Management’s Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE).
Academic Program: BS Accounting
Fun Facts: Tien immigrated to Buffalo six years ago and is a member of Beta Alpha Psi in the School of Management.
Academic Program: BS Civil Engineering/MBA
Fun Facts: Rich loves to play basketball, League of Legends and other esports. He has interned with Buffalo Games.
Academic Program: BS Business Administration (marketing and international business concentrations)
From: Hamburg, N.Y.
Fun Facts: Emily is a member of the UB Marketing Association and works on campus in the Student Conduct and Advocacy Office.