Peer Mentors

The UHP Peer Mentor Program matches incoming first-year students with returning honors students.  Mentors use their knowledge of campus life and resources as well as their personal experiences to provide invaluable advice and guidance to mentees.  Applications for incoming first-years will be available in August.

Michael Yoakam

  • 4th Year
  • Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning
  • English minor
Michael is from Rancho Cucamonga, CA and plans to become an environmental lawyer. Personal interests include cooking, hiking, photography, and Pokémon Go. On campus, Michael is an Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning Peer Advisor and a UC Davis Energy Conservation Office Intern. He was also a Resident Advisor in Currant hall and is involved with Davis Puppy Pals. Click Michael's picture to learn more!

Samantha (Sammy) Seefeldt

  • 2nd Year
  • Clinical Nutrition
Sammy is from San Clemente, CA and plans to become a registered dietician. Personal interests include tennis, cats, dogs, sushi, boba, art history, camping, and the beach. On campus, Sammy has a mentorship internship with Food Literacy Education and is also involved with Best Buddies, Workout Buddies, Student Nutrition Association, Meals on Wheels, and the Food Recovery Network. Click on Sammy's picture to learn more!

Maya Sahtout

  • 2nd Year
  • Biological Sciences
  • Political Science minor
Maya is from El Dorado Hills, CA and plans to become a doctor. Personal interests include reading, traveling, watching movies, hiking, skiing, exploring new places, trying new foods, watching TV shows, listening to music, and going to concerts and music festivals. On campus Maya is involved with Health-Related Internships program, the Ski or Snowboard Club, Intramural Soccer, and the UHP Student Activities Committee. Click Maya's picture to learn more!

Alana (Allie) O'Brien

  • 2nd Year
  • Sociology
  • Political Science minor
Allie is from Washington, DC and plans on a career as a social activist. Personal interests include sports, singing/playing guitar, songwriting, and social activism. On campus Allie is a Campus Tour Guide and a Research Assistant in Human Sexuality, as well as being involved with the Cross Country and Track Club and Rec Sports. Click on Allie's picture to learn more!

James Melkonian

  • 3rd Year
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science minor
James is from Carlsbad, CA and plans to go into the manufacturing industry. Personal interests include running, disc golf, singing, recreational sports, swing dancing, Star Wars, making food, eating food, board games, playing guitar, Linux and free software, reading, exploring music, nature and birds and trees. On campus, James is a bible study leader in The Navigators Christian Fellowship, an Events Coordinator for Davis Swing Dancers, and is an athlete on the club cross country team. Click James's picture to read more!

Noah McNaughton

  • 2nd Year
  • Animal Biology
  • Geology minor
Noah is from Bakersfield, CA and plans to become either a veterinarian or functional morphologist. Personal interests include basketball (Lakers!), track and field, video games, animals, geology, and fishing. On campus, Noah is the Director of Outreach for the Regent Scholars Society and a Research Intern in the Anthropology department. Noah is also involved in club track and field as well as the Davis Christian Fellowship. Click Noah's picture to learn more!

Noah Marx

  • 3rd Year
  • Cell Biology
  • Computational Biology minor
Noah is from San Diego, CA and plans on a career as a bioinformatics researcher. Personal interests include reaching sci-fi/fantasy books, playing video games, and watching crime TV shows. On campus Noah is involved with undergraduate research and the Regent Scholars Society. Click on Noah's picture to learn more!

Isabella Loomis Howard

  • 2nd Year
  • Animal Science
Isabella is from Rockville, Maryland and plans to become a veterinarian. Personal interests include animals, photography, skiing, and swimming. On campus, Isabella is involved in the UHP Student Activities Committee, the Regents Scholars Scoeity, Vet Aide Club, and Pre-vet Students Supporting Diversity. Click Isabella's picture to learn more!

Sonia Lee

  • 3rd Year
  • Design
  • Japanese minor
Sonia is from SoCal and Taiwan and plans to become either a fashion designer or a Japanese translator/interpreter. Personal interests include ice skating, watching anime and Marvel movies, reading novels and mangas, and eating/tea. On campus, Sonia is involved in the UC Davis Figure Skating Club and FADS (Fashion and Design Society), and likes to attend campus events such as Picnic Day and Whole Earth Festival. Click Sonia's picture to learn more!

Hunter Lazar

  • 3rd Year
  • Human Development
Hunter is from Carsbad, CA and plans to become a pediatrician. Personal interests include hanging out with friends, playing video games (Smash Bros.), and watching Netflix. On campus, Hunter is a peer advisor for Human Development, part of Adventist Christian Fellowship, and does research in a lab. Click Hunter's picture to learn more!