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Student Mentor Program

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) has two mentoring programs for students at different points in their academic careers: First Year Mentors (SEASSPAN) and SEAS Undergraduate Ambassadors.

SEAS Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN)

The School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN) is a student leadership organization comprised of approximately 30 carefully selected mentors who help incoming first year students transition to SEAS. The mentors come from various backgrounds and have unique interests that help to complement the diversity of the freshman class. They act as liaisons to the SEAS administration, are part of the SEAS Summer Orientation program, help to coordinate the New Student Getaway, and support the integration of the new students into the SEAS community. Additionally, the mentors assist new students moving into their residence halls, help answer questions about SEAS, plan engaging programs throughout the year, and introduce new students to the GW campus.

SEASSPAN Executive Board

The SEASSPAN executive board for the 2019-2020 academic year is:

  • President: Camille Daszynski
  • Vice President: Pat Cody
  • Secretary: Gareth Norris
  • Events Coordinator: Katie Goldrick

SEASSPAN is governed through its constitution, which outlines the purpose, mission, and protocols for the organization.  A copy of the constitution is available online. 


SEAS Undergraduate Ambassadors

The SEAS Undergraduate Ambassadors program is a student leadership opportunity for rising juniors and seniors that supports the development of the SEAS community through participation in admissions events, community outreach activities, special programming, and peer mentoring within their respective major. The Ambassadors are representatives of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and their respective departments as well as a variety of special populations such as transfer students, international students, and student athletes. Throughout their time serving as an ambassador, students gain invaluable leadership experience, communication skills, public speaking, and mentoring skills.

Ambassadors Leadership Team

The Ambassadors leadership team for the 2019-2020 academic year is:

  • President: Emma Gleysteen
  • Vice President: Sutton Howell


GW Pinpoint; Meet the Mentors


Become a Mentor

Each year SEASSPAN and the Ambassadors recruits, selects, and trains new mentors for the upcoming year. The recruitment process, which includes the application and interview process, begins late in the fall semester and concludes by mid-march.

Please view the SEASSPAN and Ambassadors eligibility requirements (PDF) to apply to be a SEASSPAN mentor or SEAS Undergraduate Ambassador. If you would like to be a SEASSPAN mentor, please complete and return the SEASSPAN new mentor application (PDF). If you would like to be a SEAS Undergraduate Ambassador, please complete and return the SEAS Undergraduate Ambassador Application (PDF).

Contact Us

If you have any questions about SEASSPAN, please e-mail the SEASSPAN Executive Board at [email protected].

If you have any questions about SEAS Undergraduate Ambassadors, please email [email protected].