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My name is Alaa Atoui, I was born in America but I’m Lebanese. This is my senior year at Salem State as a psychology major. My goal is to become a psychologist. I love to help incoming freshman 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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Hello everyone! My name is Prabh Dalla and I am a junior in nursing with a double minor in biology and psychology. 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. I'm looking forward to this upcoming academic year!

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My name is Nadia Robinson (she/her/hers) and I am a Junior at Salem State. I am majoring in Madia and Communications with a minor in Theater Arts. I work on campus as a STEP Peer Mentor and a Building Manager for Student Involvement and Operations at the Ellison Campus Center. I am in the SSU Orchestra, and I LOVE all things music, especially Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Noah Kahan and so many more artists. I'm looking forward to this upcoming year!

Andrew George







Hello! My name is Andrew (he/him/his), and I am going to be a sophomore here at SSU. I am an Art major and I'm minoring in education. A few things about me are that I'm big on painting, love costume design, music and I try my best to promote and be as environmentally friendly as possible. I had joined the step program last year so that I could get any necessary help when it came to settling in, academic plans and just have someone on campus to talk to. Overall, I found it useful and found myself making plans to do my work in those meetings then doing them. I'm excited to see what the upcoming year brings, and I hope to help as many people as possible on their journeys here.

Melissa Keefe








Hi everyone! My name is Marissa Keefe (she/her) and I'm a sophomore studying Media and Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. Not only am I a peer mentor, but you can also see me around on campus as an Admissions Ambassador doing tours, so say hi! I love music (I'm a swiftie), concerts, the beach, going on hikes, movies and tv, and doing lots of other fun, creative, and adventurous things. STEP helped me get more acclimated to college life and gave me an amazing support system; I hope as a mentor I can give you that safe space within Salem State too! We'll have lots of fun. I can’t wait to meet you all and have a great year!

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