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


Academic Mentors

Delaney Alward

Delaney Alward

academic mentor Delaney Alward

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Subjects: psychology
Hometown: Gladwin, Mich.
Program: psychology
Year in school: graduate
Interests: reading, running, boating, psychology, mental health, traveling, history, writing
Why I want to be a mentor: New beginnings and big transitions, like college, are tough. Providing a welcoming, capable, helping hand to peers in need is a meaningful way I can put my personal education and experiences to good use.
Career goals: Once completing my master's in counseling psychology, I want to practice for a few years with a limited license before eventually obtaining a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, working both in private practice and teaching at a university. I have an interest in a range of psychological areas, some being eating disorders, trauma, complex trauma, and complex post traumatic stress disorder.
Advice: The point of learning is to not yet know--allow yourself to get comfortable not knowing and be open to growth! Take it all in and be patient with yourself, you will get there.
Quote: “For what it’s worth... it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be...I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Merub Nadeem

Merub Nadeem

academic mentor Merub Nadeem

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Subjects: biology, chemistry, math
Hometown: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Major: biomedical sciences
Minor: chemistry
Year in school: senior
Interests: reading, writing, animals
Why I want to be a mentor: I want to help students in this journey through college for them to know that they are not alone.
Career goals: My dream is to be a doctor, preferably a surgeon.
Advice: Keep trying until you reach your goal.
Quote: “Believing in yourself is a first step to success.” – Sriram Athri

Samridhi Singh

Samridhi (Sam) Singh

academic mentor Samridhi Singh

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Subjects: biology, chemistry, math
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Major: biomedical sciences
Minors: chemistry and general business
Year in school: junior
Interests: reading, writing, animals
Why I want to be a mentor: I want to be able to help students in their academic journey.
Career goals: To be a doctor.
Advice: Never lose hope. An intelligent person may be unsuccessful, but a hardworking person can never be unsuccessful.
Quote: “The secret of life is to fall seven times and get up eight times.” – Paolo Coelho in "The Alchemist"