Peer Mentors

Peer mentors are students who assist others with their transition to SJSU through offering support, resources, and workshops. Peer mentors have navigated through the college experience and are well versed in all aspects of what it’s like to be a student at SJSU. They serve as your guides to the university experience, and are here to support and empower incoming students through their academic and social transition to SJSU.

Peer Mentor Areas of Support

  • Study strategies 
  • Time management 
  • Tips to prevent procrastination 
  • Events and campus involvement
  • Navigating MySJSU Tools 
  • Adapting to life at SJSU
  • Resource referrals 
  • Personal challenges

Undergraduate Peer Mentors

Alina Torres Peer Mentor

Maritza Ortiz Urrutia Peer Mentor

Fall Semester Peer Mentor Hours

  • Frosh & Sophomore Peer Mentor: Alina Torres, Wednesday 10:00 am -12:00 pm and Thursday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Transfer Peer Mentor: Maritza Ortiz-Urrutia, Wednesday, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm virtual and Thursday, 10:30-11:30 am virtual or in-person option
  • Sign up for an advising session via Spartan Connect 
  • Alina and Maritza are also flexible upon request!

Graduate Peer Mentor
Desirae McNeil

Fall Semester Hours:

Thursday: 12:30-2:30 pm (Please email Desirae at to schedule an appointment)