Launch Mentors

We can do this together

Launch Mentors are upper-class students who can relate to what you are going through as a new member of our community. They are an integral part of Launch and will be by your side every step of the way. Through one-on-one and group interactions, this group of dedicated student leaders will be knowledgeable guides who provide you with access to the people and resources critical to your success. And, they are tons of fun, too!

Meet Your Launch Mentors

Sarah Carpenter

Major: biomedical sciences

Class of 2025

Madison Cary

Major: psychology, minor in non-profit organization leadership

Class of 2026

Kwahlie Coffman

Major: sports communications

Class of 2025

Michiah Draper

Major: sociology, minor in art

Class of 2026

Amy Garrido Portillo

Major: political science and pre-law, Spanish and journalism minors

Class of 2025

Adam Guth

Major: history, minor in political science

Class of 2025

Trenton Hartlage

Major: Business - Marketing

Class of 2024

Kiara McGuyre

Major: psychology and neuroscience

Class of 2025

Cara Mullen

Major: political science and philosophy, pre-law track

Class of 2025

Kendall Potts

Major: political science (pre-law track), minor in Spanish

Class of 2026

Shea Reynolds

Major: history, philosophy, and political science, minor in leadership

Class of 2025

Claire Sampson

Major: English and history

Class of 2025

Gabriella Sherry

Major: elementary education

Class of 2026

Clayton Shull

Major: public relations, Spanish

Class of 2026

David Sieg

Major: exercise science

Class of 2026

Monica Velazquez-Cortes

Major: business - finance, minor in accounting

Class of 2026

Taryn Welch

Major: biology

Class of 2024

Nicholas Whitecotten

Major: accounting and finance, minors leadership and data science

Class of 2026

What you can expect from your Launch Mentor:

  • Provides guidance at New Student Registration Day
  • Supports and assists you through programs and events of Welcome Week
  • Co-facilitates your weekly Launch Lab
  • Meets with you one-on-one with you a few times during your first semester, and may also connect with you informally
  • Regularly holds open office hours in HamiltonONE—Drop by to get homework help, some advice or spend time with a pal

Let’s Talk

If you have specific questions about Launch, contact the Center for Student Success at 317.738.8334 or email us at