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Meet the Mentors

Will Regan

Hello there! My name is Will Reagan. I am a senior from Rockland, Massachusetts on the south shore. I joined STEP in my first year as a mentee and it was such a helpful resource for me. Especially with everything going on at that time (The thing that shall not be named). I now hope to improve my skills as a mentor to better help incoming freshmen as they transition to college.  One fun fact about me is that I studied business in Paris last fall. Talk to me about studying aboard!

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Hello! My name is Maeve Carson (she/her), I will be a senior majoring in Sociology with a minor in Social Work. I have been involved in STEP since my freshman year, and it is honestly one of my favorite things about SSU. My first year I didn’t know anyone from the area, and I felt very disconnected. STEP offered that connection and support, and it hasn’t lessened over the years. I can’t wait to meet everyone and help in any way I can to make sure everyone has a great first year!

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My name is Alaa Atoui, I was born in America but I’m Lebanese. This is my third year at Salem State as a psychology major. My goal in the major is to become a psychologist . I would love to help incoming freshman’s because I know being a first-year student is hard and challenging, but STEP is a program to help you transition from high school to college. I am honored to be working with you all in the upcoming semester.

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My name is Araby’ha Rankin (uh-ray-bee-uh) (pronouns are she/her/hers), and I am from Springfield, MA the birthplace of basketball. I am currently a Junior, majoring in Liberal Studies with a minor in Social Work. Some things I enjoy doing are reading, writing, roller-skating,  hanging out with friends, and educating myself on social justice issues.

As a first-year, first-gen student of color, joining the STEP program has helped me make that transition from high school to college. It wasn’t easy, however with this program’s help, I was able to have a successful first year and learn more about myself as a student. I am excited to meet you all and be a part of your first-year experience!”

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Hello everyone! My name is Prabh Dalla and I am a sophomore in Nursing with a minor in biology. My pronouns are she/her/hers. Some of my interests are singing, dancing, traveling, watching shows and movies, keeping up with rugby, and much more. I joined STEP as a mentee in my freshman year and it truly helped me settle into the college life. My hopes are to guide my mentees in any way possible. Looking forward to this upcoming academic year!

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My name is Nadia Robinson (she/her/hers) and I am a sophomore at Salem State. I am majoring in Media and Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Theater Arts. I work on campus as a STEP Mentor and a Building Manager for Student Involvement and Operations at Ellison Campus Center. I am in the SSU Orchestra, and I love music, Taylor Swift, and spending time with my friends and family.

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