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Mentor Profiles

Do you have questions about college life, majors, or a specific university? The list below has Rice mentors and past mentees who would love to answer your questions! Search through the list based on traits such as major and interests to find the best person for your questions. Each mentors email is listed on their profile. Make sure to expand the list by selecting “100” entries.

Name School Grad Year Major Hometown Interests
Matt O’Gorman Rice University 2018 Mechanical Engineering Syosett, NY Robotics, soccer, video games
Jose Rivas University of Houston 2021 Mechanical Engineering El Salvador Soccer, working
Gabrielle Lencioni Rice University 2019 Chemical Engineering Corpus Christi, TX Knitting, baking, education
Tram Nguyen Rice University 2019 Chemical Engineering New Orleans, LA
Dan Burke Rice University 2018 Bioengineering Edina, MN music, drumming, fitness
Adam Golightly Rice University 2019 Computational and Applied Mathematics The Woodlands, TX Cars, baseball, consulting
Angela Gao Rice University 2020 Chemical Engineering Lawrence, KS Playing instruments, singing, learning languages, knitting
Edward Gao Rice University 2018 Chemical Engineering Katy, TX DJing, Working Out, Management Consulting
Paula Ayala Rice University 2021 Bioengineering/Mechanical Engineering Houston, TX Soccer, running, the Office
Jules Spector UC Berkeley, UT Austin, Rice  2022 Earth Science Oakland, CA Ultimate frisbee, choral singing, rock climbing
Jackie Alvarez Rice University 2020 Civil Engineering  Houston, TX Singing, dancing, piano, volunteering, tutoring
Hope Fa-Kaji Rice University 2021 Materials Science/Mechanical Engineering Berkeley, CA Drumming, hiking, photography
Zac Zalles Rice University 2021 Math Austin, TX Video games, learning random things on the internet
Kimmai Tran University of Florida, Rice 2021 Materials Science and NanoEngineering Cocoa, FL Traveling, arts and crafting, swimming, and eating
Hatim Amiji Rice University 2020 Biochemistry and Cell Biology West Chester, PA Hiking, traveling
Abigael Odwuor Rice University 2019 Kinesiology: Sports Medicine & Psychology Grand Prairie, TX Spreading climate change awareness, emergency medicine
Anna Meyer Rice University 2018 Biochemistry and Asian Studies Portland, OR Music, running
David Daniels Rice, John Hopkins School of Education 2017 Cognitive Science and Education Policy Duncanville, TX Sports, music, education
Virgina Xie Rice University 2021 Biochemistry and Cell Biology Fremont, CA Reading, watching movies