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General Education Mentors (GEMs)

General Education Mentors are upper-class students selected and trained to assist first year students in their social and academic transition to Kean University.  

GEMs guide and mentor first year students through the following individual and group interactions:

  • Placement testing and pre-advisement events
  • Registration Days
  • New Student Orientation (NSO)
  • Serve as co-facilitators to transition to Kean classes
  • Provide one-on-one peer mentoring to students in T2K
  • Participate in year-round campus workshops and events
  • Support the School of General Studies front office and math lab


Meet Our GEMs

Daniel Alcoriza

Genesis Algaba

Kathleen Conaty

Maura De Palma

Sarah Diaz

Joy Dimaculangan

Marissa Dusneck

Stephanie Gay

Jessica Henriques

Rose Hughes

Shakira Jackson

Amirah James

Denis F Llagami

Kristine Lescano

Kevin Macalos

Alexandria Mironski

Sofia Murillo

Melanie Oliveira

Ashley O'Toole

Joseph Perry

Jianna Pisa

Ana Polanco

Justin Quaglieri

Carlos Rosales

Chelsey Sanjuan

Kristen Sieranski

Tiffani Swanda

Beyanka Wheatley

Chasady Wilford



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