By Arjun Viray
Undergraduate scholars in Portland State University’s BUILD EXITO program submitted thank you notes to their mentors in celebration of National Mentoring Month (view here) in January.
Types of mentors that BUILD EXITO scholars have in their network include:
Through these different mentorships, BUILD EXITO aims to provide multiple support systems for students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
Seven BUILD EXITO mentors participated in National Mentoring Month by sharing their thoughts on why mentorship is important, what they love about being a mentor and what they have learned from their mentees.
Read what Blair Darney, PhD, MPH; Alan Teo, MD, MS; Shandee Dixon, PhD; Nicole Bowles, PhD; Dara Shifrer, PhD; Derek Lam, MD, MPH; and Jennifer Blakeslee, PhD, had to say.
From left: Nancy Ledezma-Meza (scholar), Blair Darney (research mentor) and Grace Parra (scholar)
Nhi Dinh (scholar at left) and two unknown students
From left: Jennifer Blakeslee (research mentor) and Cielo Hernandez Sanchez (scholar)
Top row (from left): Blair Darney, Shandee Dixon, Belinda Zeidler, Nicole Bowles.
Bottom row (from left): Alan Teo, Dara Shifrer, Jennifer Blakeslee, Derek Lam.
About the mentors:
SPAD & DPC DaTA
The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.