The Mount Mentors

The Mount Mentors are here to help you. They know what it’s like to be a Mount student because they are Mount students. Think of them like a cross between a personal tour guide and an older sibling (even if they’re younger than you) who can answer your questions and provide you with advice on how to get the most out of the upcoming year. And they really mean it when they say: ask us anything.

Want to speak with a Mount Mentor? Make a free and personalized appointment through our online booking system.

The Mount Mentors work as a team to ensure that you have the best experience possible during your first year here. You can contact the Mount Mentors by emailing mount.mentor@msvu.ca or sending us a message on Instagram.

Picture of Alex, a white woman wearing her MSVU Nutrition Sweater

Name: Alex

Pronouns: she/her

Year and program: 4th year Applied Human Nutrition Dietetics (Honours) with a minor in Gerontology

Favourite food: Blueberry pancakes

Fun fact: I’ve been vegetarian for three years and vegan for two! This is part of the reason why I chose to study nutrition.

Why are you excited to be a Mount Mentor? This is my second degree and the fourth university I have attended. Every school I have been to operates a bit differently. Out of the schools, MSVU is by far my favourite. I want to help make your first year at the Mount as good as it can be!

 

Picture of Shannon. A Black woman wearing a black t-shirt smiling at camera.

Name: Shannon

Pronouns: she/her

Year and program: 2nd year Applied Human Nutrition (Dietetics)

Favourite food: I love all types of food and could never pick just one!

Fun fact: I grew up in not one, but two Caribbean islands! The breathtaking Nassau Bahamas & beautiful by nature Turks and Caicos Islands.

Why are you excited to be a Mount Mentor? I was once a new international transfer student and I have experienced the different aspects of university life. I would like to use my personal experience to help motivate and encourage students while supporting their personal growth.

 

Picture of Grace, a white woman wearing her MSVU track uniform.

Name: Grace

Pronouns: she/her

Year and program: 4th year Applied Human Nutrition  Dietetics with internship minor in Chemistry

Favourite food: Garlic fingers

Fun fact: I lived in Australia for 2 years after finishing my first degree!

Why are you excited to be a Mount Mentor? As a returning mentor, I am excited to use the skills I learned last year to help new students feel welcomed into our Mystic community.

 

 

Picture of Skylar, a white woman wearing a blue MSVU t-shirt and grey pants.

Name: Skylar

Pronouns: she/her

Year and program: 4th Year Child and Youth with a triple minor in Psychology, Sociology, and Cultural Studies

Favourite food: French fries with spicy mayo

Fun fact: I am so bubbly and energetic that people are always surprised when I tell them I was homeschooled!

Why are you excited to be a Mount Mentor? University is a unique place to navigate through, and it’s important to have people help you transition comfortably. I’ve been there before and I am here to help in any way that I can!

 

Picture of LeandréName: Leandré

Pronouns: she/her

Year and program: 4th year Bachelors of Sociology and Anthropology, minor in Information Technology

Favourite food: Sushi

Fun fact: I met Beyoncé’s dad!

Why are you excited to be a Mount Mentor? As a transfer student, I learned so much from the Mount 101 program and my mentor and I am so excited to now be a mentor and contribute to someone’s experience at the Mount.

 

 

Picture of Jenna, a white woman wearing a ponytail and blue Mount 101 t-shirt.Name: Jenna

Pronouns: she/her

Year and program: 3rd year Bachelor of Arts Major in French and Double Minor in History and Political Studies

Favourite food: Grilled cheese and tomato soup

Fun fact: I have a twin brother and I wear my socks inside out!

Why are you excited to be a Mount Mentor? When I went through Mount 101 during my first year knowing that I had someone there in case I needed anything was comforting during the challenging transition. I am excited to be a Mount Mentor and that person for other students!


Marisha Caswell, Mount 101 Program Coordinator

Marisha Caswell sitting outside of Evaristus Hall at Mount Saint Vincent UniversityI’m originally from a small town in Ontario but came to Halifax for university (at one of the other schools in town). Although I returned to Ontario for graduate school, I missed Halifax so much that I decided to come back!

Before coming to the Mount I taught at Queen’s University and Algoma University where I saw first-hand the need for a program like Mount 101. I’m excited to be working with the Mount Mentors on this unique first-year experience program. As the Mount 101 Program Coordinator, I’m responsible for overseeing all components of Mount 101 and making sure they run smoothly.

If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please contact me. When I’m not at work, you can find me spending time outside with my family, reading, or baking. Contact the Program Coordinator at marisha.caswell@msvu.ca