NSCS Peer Mentoring Program

About Us

The Neuroscience and Cognitive Science major recruits the most avid and determined individuals from the program to be mentors to incoming freshmen and pre-majors. We seek students who are willing to share their experience and the wisdom that they’ve obtained here at the University of Arizona. The peer mentor program is meant to provide lowerclassmen with more resources and guidance that is unavailable in a classroom setting. We find the best fit for each mentee by carefully matching their interests and goals to mentors that share those same aspirations. The peer mentor program is a student-ran program under the supervision of the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program coordinators. Our goal is to provide students with resources and a sense of community within the major that will last them until they graduate.  

*We refer to our Mentors as ‘Glia’ and our Mentees as ‘Neurons’*


Meet your Glia


Peer Mentor Coordinators

Glia Liaisons:

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Eddie Vargas eddievargas@email.arizona.edu

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Gigi Ruiz grruiz@email.arizona.edu

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Geethika Ameneni gameneni@email.arizona.edu


Neuron Liaisons:


Frankie Garcia Frankiegarcia16@email.arizona.edu

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Nupur Parikh nupurparikh@email.arizona.edu



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Haley Kenner haleykenner@email.arizona.edu



Sylvia Zarnescu sylviazarnescu@email.arizona.edu



Event and Engagement:

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Abby Gentzler abigailgentzler@email.arizona.edu

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Julia Bonnici jbonnici@email.arizona.edu


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Micayla Miller micaylarmiller@email.arizona.edu


Shruti Attreya shrutiattreya@email.arizona.edu



Matching and Recruitment:

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Bassil Ramadan bar3@email.arizona.edu

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Joanna Eckhardt joeckhardt@email.arizona.edu


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Charles Gallego sepgallego@email.arizona.edu