The Student-to-Student Outreach Program (SSO) is comprised of experienced students who serve as peer mentors to ESP participants. Peer mentors offer both academic and personal support during students' undergraduate work at Grand Valley. Through continued contact with participants, peer mentors are able to act as peer guides throughout your college tenure. By providing a different perspective, these dedicated students can help you problem solve any obstacle that comes up during your academic journey.
Ja-Queshia Allen is from Flint, Michigan. She is currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in Social Work and a minor in Sociology. She loves working for ESP and interacting with the students. Ja-Queshia also loves to crochet, cook, and spend time with her family and friends. She is very helpful, friendly, and a great person to talk to, so if you ever need anything, just stop by the ESP office!
Hi, my name is Brandon Bowman I am a sophomore here at Grand Valley. I am majoring in nursing and hope to do something in endocrinology research for Type 1 Diabetes. I plan to get my masters degree some day and work as a travel nurse. I have been in the Educational Support Program since I was a freshman. ESP has helped me transition to college life by having my advisor support me and give me reliable advice with my academics. I enjoy studying in the sciences during my spare time as well as going to the gym. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with ESP as a peer mentor and look forward to seeing you all.
Coming from Chicago, Nina plans to enter the marketing work-field post college. She is passionate about fashion and children. Someday she hopes to open a small boutique and a nonprofit for children, coming from a similar background as herself. Nina is one of the newest peer mentors. She is excited and hopes to make a difference in the lives of students as she starts this new chapter with ESP.
My name is Bennie Rambin I’m currently a sophomore at Grand Valley State University majoring in Communications. I’m from the city of Detroit. I enjoy many things such as; writing & talking. After I achieve my Bachelor’s degree my main goal is to become a Talk Show Host. I’m looking forward to being a Peer mentor with ESP, this is my first year joining this program. The Educational Support Program helped me with many obstacles. I enjoy having that warm and personal connection with the advisors. They make you feel comfortable and at ease. I never came in this office not seeing someone smiling. I’m happy to be working with this program.
I am a sophomore here at Grand Valley State University. I am majoring in Clinical Lab Science and minoring in Criminal Justice. While attending Grand Valley I have also been a member of the Educational Support Program. I am a Peer Mentor for the Educational Support Program (ESP). ESP has been helped me transition into college. It has been wonderful gaining exposure to the different resources available to students. It has also been great to connecting with other students who are in the same situation as I am. I look forward to continue being actively apart of ESP!