AAP Peer Mentors
“The Peer Mentors were extremely supportive and very easy to talk to. They become your friends. They are in the same boat as you, students at UArts.”
All first-year AAP students are matched with a Peer Mentor. Peer Mentors are continuing AAP students who are selected through a competitive application process. Peer Mentors serve as orientation leaders during the AAP Connect Program and stay in touch with each student in their group throughout their first year. They coordinate group social activities, connect new students to the UArts community, and host the Free Wednesday lunches.
Introducing the 2012-2013 AAP Peer Mentors & Connect Leaders:
Ruslan Babayeva, Photography '15
John Brown, Graphic Design '15
Jackie Cardile, Dance '15
Ashley Carrizo, Dance '15
Kennedy Dickerson, Photography '14
Kaylyn Gray, Multidisciplinary '13
Hey! My name is Ruslan, but everyone calls me Russ. I am a sophomore Photography major. I was part of AAP Connect my freshman year, and it was an amazing experience. I had lots of fun and met some amazing people. I am a very mellow person. I love hanging out with my friends, listening to music and watching movies. Photography is my passion; I truly love taking photos and I have been fortunate enough to have been able to work with and learn from some amazing photographers such as Lou Freeman. I cannot wait to meet all of you this year. Welcome to UArts Class of 2016!
Sophomore, Graphic Design
What's up Class of 2016?! Welcome to the UArts family. Congrats on your acceptance!! My name is John Brown. I am a sophomore Graphic Design major. I love music, drawing, painting, film making, really anything art related. I am obsessed with fashion! Dressing is definitely one of my favorite hobbies. I am a very cool person and easy to talk to, so feel free to ask questions. I am from Philadelphia. So if you need some help getting around or advice on good places to eat, I can definitely point you in the right direction. I look forward to meeting all of you. Welcome to AAP; it will be a great experience!
Hi! My name is Jackie; I'm a sophomore Dance major at UArts and I love it! I am from Bridgewater, New Jersey. This is my first year as an AAP Mentor and Connect Leader, and I have to say I could not be more excited. My first year at UArts was very enjoyable and I'm looking forward to the upcoming year! I have awesome friends and great professors and have no doubt you won't have the same experience as I did. If you have any questions I'm always here to talk! Feel free to email or Facebook me. I can't wait to meet you. Welcome to UArts Class of 2016!
Hey guys! I'm Ashley and I'm a sophomore Dance major. I'm from Long Island, New York and I've been dancing since I was two years old. I love meeting new people and I love to laugh! I wasn't able to attend my freshman AAP orientation, so I can't wait to experience it with you! UArts is an awesome university; I'm sure you guys will love it just as much as the rest of us. Feel free to add me on Facebook or email me. I hope you all have a great freshman year. Welcome Class of 2016; I can't wait to meet all of you!
My name is Kennedy Dickerson and I am a junior Photography major. I was invited into AAP my freshman year and couldn't have had a better time! In addition to taking photographs, I like to think of myself as an adventurer, as well as being a huge movie-goer with a love for chocolate milkshakes. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or find my on Facebook! Greetings Class of 2016, and welcome to the AAP family!
Hi! I’m Kaylyn and I’m a Senior Multidisciplinary major. I enjoy all types of art and not only visual, but I also love to sing! I drive a blue smart car; I have a twin brother who also goes to UArts; and I’m from the Jersey Shore. I started off my freshman year in the Academic Achievement Program and I couldn’t have asked for a better time! I can’t wait to be a part of AAP Connect program again, and to show you guys how much fun we have here at UArts. Feel free to email me or Facebook me because I’m always down to chat! I’m so excited to meet all of you! Welcome Class of 2016!