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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. 

You will receive an email introducing you to your Mount Mentor and they will contact you through your MSVU email account. If you'd like to get in touch with a Mount Mentor, please contact

The Summer Mentors

 Mount Mentor Krysta standing in front of series of paintingsName: Krysta (she/her)
Program: Tourism and Hospitality Management (4th year)
Hometown: Freeport, Grand Bahama
Best place to study on campus: the cubicles in the Library
Fun fact: I really enjoy singing and dancing (although I'm not really good at either).

 Mount Mentor Laura standing outside on a sunny dayName: Laura (she/her)
Program: Public Relations (4th year)
Hometown: Fall River, NS
Best place to study on campus: The comfy benches by the Library
Fun fact: I must like heights because my favourite animal is a giraffe and I really want to go skydiving.
 Mount Mentor Christina in the Centre for Academic Advising and Student SuccessName: Christina (Min) (she/her)
Program: Applied Human Nutrition, Dietetics (4th year)
Best place to study on campus: McCain lobby
Hometown: I'm originally from China but I've spent the past 7 years in Canada (in Toronto and Halifax).
Hidden talent: I make amazing homemade Matcha ice cream
 Mount Mentor Sarah with view of Halifax HarbourName: Sarah (she/her)
Program: Business with a Major in Accounting (3rd year)
Hometown: Ottawa, ON 
Favourite animal: tiger
What's on my study playlist: Marshmello, Kaskade, and Galantis

Marisha Caswell, Mount 101 Program Coordinator

Marisha Caswell

I'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.

Fun fact: I am obsessed with the history of crime and have spent far too much time reading old criminal trials.

Contact the Program Coordinator

Phone: 902-457-5511

Office: Seton 304A