Mentors

BFirst is the mentoring network for first-generation faculty, staff and students at Binghamton University. Being first means paving the way for others and that journey can be daunting. BFirst seeks to provide first-gen students at Bing with the opportunity to connect with first-gen mentors for support, information, insight and inspiration to help you thrive and succeed on campus as you pursue your degree. If you are among the first in your family to attend and/or graduate from college in the U.S., join BFirst.

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Benjamin Andrus

Social Science Librarian, Libraries

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 Clara Barnhart

Alumni

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Mary Bogert

PhD Student, Teaching & Research Assistant, Biological Sciences

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Barrett Brenton

Faculty Engagement Associate, Center for Civic Engagement

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Lakshmi Bulathsinghala

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre/ AAAS/ Music/ WGSS

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Arianny Cabrera

Law Student, Brooklyn Law School

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Ryan Cadwell

Graduate Student, Research Project Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Wanyan Cai

Alumni, Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences

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Kristin Calegari

Assistant Director of Residential Life, Residential Life

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Sandra Casanova-Vizcaíno

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Romance Languages and Literatures

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Robyn Cope

Assistant Professor of French, Romance Languages and Literatures

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Zoraya Cruz-Bonilla

Data Research Analyst, Student Affairs Assessment and Strategic Initiatives

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Steve Czarnecki

Associate Director, S3IP Center of Excellence

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Jah Davis

Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Heather Dorn

Intructor, Writing Initiative

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Casey Doyle

Lecturer, Philosophy

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Erica Garay

Neutral Arbitrator and Mediator of Commercial and Employment Claims, Garay ADR Services

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Michelle Gardner

Senior Director of Foundation Relations and Campaign Gift Strategies, Development Office, Division of Advancement

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Kim Garrison

Assistant Director, Housing and Residential Life

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Omid Ghaemmaghami

Associate Professor, Arabic & Near Eastern Studies

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Sophia Givre

Alumni, Associate Director, Inclusive Academic Advising, Cornell University

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Fernando Guzman

Professor, Mathematical Sciences

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Jonathan Hagofsky

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Philosophy

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Alicia Hibbard

Academic Success Counselor, TRIO Student Support Services

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Courtney Ignarri

Assistant Dean for Graduate Affairs

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Karen Jones

Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Claire Kovacs

Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Binghamton University Art Museum

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Michael Lam

Graduate Assistant, Sustainable Communities

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Fabienne Lescouflair

Alumni, Master's Degree in Social Work

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Hal Lewis

Associate Professor, Systems Science and Industrial Engineering

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Edgar Lopez

Graduate Student, Masters in Social Work, Binghamton University

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Edward Lopez

Director of IT & DevOps

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Patricia Lorquet

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) Candidate 2023

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Tee Malachi

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Graduate Assistant, Residential Life

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Stacy Marrow

Director, CCPA Career and Professional Services, College of Community and Public Affairs

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Wendy Martinek

Professor, Political Science

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Katelan Martinez

Alumni

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Brendan McGovern

Program Coordinator, Geography

Maggie McNeely
Maggie McNeely

University Archivist, Libraries

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Peter McKenney

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

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Ryan Mead

Coordinator of Academic Support Services, Educational Opportunity Program

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Ann Merriwether

Instructor, Psychology

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Jessica Midyette

Academic Counselor, TRIO Student Support Services

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Amanda Minaker

Doctoral Student, TLEL

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Alyssa Miville

Clinical Psychology PhD Student, Psychology

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Heidi Morton

Assistant Director for Student Success, Financial Aid and Student Records

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Diksha Nayar

Resident Director, Residential Life

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Troy Norton

Area Coordinator, Residential Life

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Laurel O'Connor

Binghamton Fund Coordinator, Advancement

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Matt O'Ryan

Academic Advisor, Harpur Academic Advising

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Sha-Niyah Ortiz

MSW Graduate Student, CCPA- Social Work

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Laura Pangallozzi

Lecturer, Geography

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Peter Partell

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs & Administration, Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering & Applied Science

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Kimberly Peabody

Director, Health Promotion and Prevention Services

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Beth Polzin

Program Coordinator, TRIP

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Jazmine Powell

Senior Academic Counselor, TRIO Student Support Services

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Kathryn Przybysz

PhD Candidate, Behavioral Neuroscience

Josh Reno
Josh Reno

Professor, Anthropology

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Christina Ritter

Executive Assistant - Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Washington DC

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Denise Rodriguez

Teacher, Alumni

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Nicole Rouhana

Asst. Professor-Director of Graduate Nursing, Decker School of Nursing

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Myra Sabir

Associate Professor, Human Development

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Daryl Santos

Distinguished Service Professor, Systems Science and Industrial Engineering; Editor, Industrial and Systems Engineering Review; Assistant Director, Watson Institute for Systems Excellence

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Erica Sausner

STEM Education Researcher, SUNY Research Foundation/Center for Learning and Teaching

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Jiyun Elizabeth (Liz) L. Shin, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Psychology

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Michael Siehs

VP Data Management Program Manager, Data Management, Alumni

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Jordan Smith

Career Consultant Assistant in Residence, Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development

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Kelli Smith

Assistant Vice President for Student Success, Student Affairs

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Michele Troutman

Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology

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Cherie van Putten

Instructional Designer, Center for Learning and Teaching

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Ellen Vibbard

Senior Career Education Specialist, Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development

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Susie Villarreal

Graduate Student, Psychology

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Cassandra Wentzel

EOP Counselor, Educational Opportunity Program

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Coda Winters

Alumni

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Maxine Wright

Case Manager, Dean of Students

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Ryan Yarosh

Senior Director of Media and PR, Communications and Marketing

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Alexia Yue

Graduate Student