Contact Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life

0110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-314-0159
tocsl@umd.edu

TOCSL PEER 2 PEER (P2P) MENTORING PROGRAM

Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Nervous about your transition to Maryland? Getting involved? Housing? Don’t fret! The Engagement and Learning Assistants (ELAs) are here to help!


The Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life (TOCSL) offers a Peer 2 Peer (P2P) Mentoring Program! As peer mentors, the ELAs will hold office hours in the TOCSL Office and provide check-ins to interested students. As fellow transfer and off-campus students, we've been in your shoes and are excited to help!


If interested to participate in the 2018 Fall semester, please fill out this form to request a P2P Mentor.  If you need additional support or have questions/concerns, please feel free to stop by the TOCSL office during our office hours of the 2018 Fall semester (see below). 

  • Mondays: 4pm -5pm (Stephanie)
  • Tuesdays: 10am - 12am, 2:15pm - 3:15pm (Avery, Jessica, Olivia, Fiorella)
  • Wednesdays: 12:15pm - 2:15pm (Imani) & 3:30pm - 4:30pm (Olivia)
  • Thursdays: 2:15pm - 3:15pm (Fiorella)
  • Fridays: 9am - 12pm (Avery, Ramin)

 

-Avery, Imani, Jessica, Olivia, Stephanie, Fiorella, and Ramin

Engagement and Learning Assistants/P2P Mentors


 

TOCSL Peer 2 Peer (P2P) Mentors

TOCSL Engagement and Learning Assistants/P2P Mentors

 


Olivia Antezana is a senior transfer student at University of Maryland, and is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish Heritage Language and Latino/a Culture. After finishing her undergraduate studies, she plans to get her master's degree in Counseling Psychology and ultimately become a psychologist for children and adolescents. Olivia is currently working at the Neurocognitive Development Lab and Identity Management Lab at UMD, as well as engaging in various forms of social activism on and off campus. 





Avery Calender Edwards is a Junior transfer student from Prince George's Community College with an Associates of Arts degree in Biology. He is now majoring in Nutritional Science inspiring to attend medical school after his undergraduate. His career goal is to become a pediatric Endocrinologist specialized in diabetes. When Avery is not busy with school work or his job he enjoys working out, cooking, and having fun with friends.




Stephanie George is a senior Geographical Information Systems major and also an active peer consultant at UMD's Oral Communication Center. She transferred to University of Maryland in Spring 2016 from Howard Community College, and still commutes from Ellicott City. Stephanie had a wonderful transition to our university and is passionate in helping other transfer students have the same great experience!




Imani Marcus is a transfer student from Hampton University and Howard County Community College. She is from Prince George’s County, Maryland originally and currently lives in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. She has been at UMD for three years and is pursuing an English Major with a Pre-Law Emphasis with the upcoming intention of attending law school. Since transferring to UMD, she has been involved with CHAARG, a university women’s health and fitness sorority, and currently is excited about servicing transfer and off-campus UMD students by working in the TOCSL department.





Jessica Nguyen
 is a junior Public Health Science major from Fallston, Maryland. After graduation, she has the aspirations of going to Physicians Assistant school. Jessica transferred to the University of Maryland after spending her freshmen year at Virginia Tech. Around campus, she is an ambassador for the Claire Marie Foundation, a member of the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), and a sister of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.


 


Fiorella Osuna is a senior transfer student from Montgomery College at the University of Maryland. She is majoring in Communication Studies with a focus on Social Influence and minoring in Spanish Language Literature and Culture. After graduation, she aspires to go to graduate school to get her Master’s in Business Administration. She identifies strongly with the Latino/a community on campus and is currently serving as the Cultural and Programming Chair of the Latino Student Union. She is very excited to be a part of the TOCSL team and having the opportunity to work with both transfer and off-campus students.

 


 


Ramin Rafizadeh is a Junior Aerospace Engineering major and a Computer Engineering minor. After graduating from UMD, he hopes to persue a master’s degree in Aerospace Control Systems alongside a master’s in Business Administration. Ramin is a transfer student from Montgomery College. As part of his work at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he hopes to make human space travel accessible and affordable for the next generation by developing autonomous rovers exploring terrestrial planets and moons both in and out of our solar system. Ramin is also a member of a UMD Hyperloop Team and enjoys volunteering and helping the local community. He is excited about working with transfer and off-campus UMD students by working in the TOCSL team.

 




0110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 
(Ground level of the Stamp, down the hall from the Bookstore)
tocsl@umd.edu
301-314-0159