Twelve students posing in front of the WMU sign in the Bernhard Center.


Academic Mentors

Zion Bahre

Zion Bahre

academic mentor Zion Bahre

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Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Major: statistics
Minor: biology
Year in school: junior
Interests: creative writing, photography, drawing
Why I want to be an academic mentor: I am eager to inspire and guide my mentees towards their own successes, while also growing and developing myself in the process.
Career goals: I am determined to become a successful professor and entrepreneur, establishing a thriving business in my hometown while also pursuing a career in academia.
Advice: Falling is a part of life, but it's important to remember that you alone have the power to pick yourself back up.
Quote: “If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

Amy Nobouphasavanh

Amy Nobouphasavanh

academic mentor Amy Nobouphasavanh

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Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: St. Joseph, Mich.
Major: biomedical sciences
Minors: chemistry and Chinese
Year in school: senior
Interests: art, bullet journaling, microbiology, animals, music, dancing
Why I want to be an academic mentor: I want to be able to provide a welcoming environment for students and help them in any way I can.
Career goals: Learning how to communicate, be efficient, and improve leadership in other aspects of life.
Advice: The way a person treats you is a reflection of their own character, not yours.
Quote: “...Nothing lasts forever, hear what I'm saying? But this is not the end, no. If it is meant to be, it will happen.” – Eric Matthews

Samridhi Singh

Samridhi (Sam) Singh

academic mentor Samridhi Singh

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Pronouns: she/her/hers
Subjects: biology, chemistry, math
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Major: biomedical sciences
Minor: chemistry 
Year in school: senior
Interests: reading, writing, poems, hiking
Why I want to be a mentor: I want to be able to help students in their academic journey.
Career goals: To do research on cancer.
Advice: Just be yourself.
Quote: “The secret of life is to fall seven times and get up eight times.” – Paolo Coelho in "The Alchemist"