• Robert Cornal

    Heyo! My name is Robert Cornal (pronounced as Core-Nall, but even I change it sometimes) and I’m a 19 year old soon-to-be sophomore majoring in Media Studies and Anthropology from East Elmhurst, NY. I’ve lived in New York for nine years, but before that I was born in California and was raised in Las Vegas before moving to Queens in 2010. I love video games, television shows, movies, anime, comics, and any other form of pop culture media, with my favorite television shows being Black Mirror, Breaking Bad, Daredevil, and Cowboy Bebop. I collect and play video games, with some of my favorites being Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Overwatch, and Red Dead Redemption 2. Beyond that though, I love cats, learning new things, music, and helping others. After college, I hope to work in marketing and advertising, but I’m always seeking new experiences no matter where they may lie! I hope to help make your experience in Summer Success Fellows as memorable as mine was, and you’ll fall in love with Purchase as much as I have. See you in July!​

  • Anyela Coronado

    My name is Anyela Coronado (it’s pronounced Angela) , My pronouns are she/hers. I’m a Junior Psychology  major from Queens, New York . I am obsessed with pineapples, anything with pineapples on it I love. I like watching Netflix and cooking.  My favorite show is Friends. I was in the Success Fellows program in 2017, a mentor in 2018 and I absolutely loved the experiences . I hope that I can help you guys enjoy the Success Fellows as much as I did and help your transition from high school to college be as smooth as possible. Look forward to seeing you all.

  • Kristian Castro

    Hi! My name is Kristian and I will be one your Success Mentors during your time in the Success Fellows Program! I am currently a sophomore and I am a Biology major at Purchase College. I am pretty much an anime nerd and am currently enjoying Dragon Ball Z, Jojo’s, My Hero Academia, and One Punch Man. I also love playing video games and mainly play Dragon Ball FighterZ, Jump Force, and Apex Legends. I, too, was a Success Fellow last year and the experience brought together for me a group of friends that I will never forget. I really aim to make this experience as great as possible so I hope that you all feel welcome!

  • Claudia Edmond

    Hello my name is Claudia Edmond ! I am a sophomore this semester and I have a minor in painting/drawing and my major is psychology. I am a very positive person with a very cool vibe. I am very friendly and a very kind person.

  • Christopher Finley

    I’m Christopher Finley, my pronouns are he/him, I’m 18 and a sophomore graphic design major. I’m from a very small town in upstate New York that has a population of about 1000. My preferred on campus mode of transportation is a scooter, and ever since I was a kid I’ve always had a fascination for space and dinosaurs. I can’t wait to get to know you guys more!

  • Zoe Jordan

    Hi! My name is Zoe Jordan, I’m majoring in Playwriting/Screenwriting, and I hope to write for film and television one day. I also have a strong interest in Cinema Studies. I’ve lived in Florida for the past seven years, and can safely say Disney World is like home. I’m a big nerd for Old Hollywood and Silent Film, I love pink, and in my humble opinion, Salt N Vinegar is the best flavor of potato chip. Purchase has been the perfect, welcoming, environment for me ever since my own first days as a Success Fellow. This program is where I made my close friends one of which is soon to be my roommate, and I hope to help you all find the same connections!

  • Samm Lynch

    Samm Lynch is a 20-year-old senior Theater and Performance major from Minnesota. Their focus is in Stage Management and they have assisted with 13 different senior projects at Purchase. Samm was a Success Fellow in the summer of 2017 and is more than excited to be able to come back as a mentor this year!

    Outside of school, Samm enjoys exploring their artistic side through makeup, watching sitcoms, and playing board games with their friends!

  • Andrew Miranda

    Hey, my name is Andrew Miranda. (He,Him,His) I’m a sophomore in the  2019-2020 semester. I’m a first generation college student, New York born and raised from the Hudson Valley, going for a major in Theatre and Performance, with a minor in writing.I’m currently working as an Office Assistant with the Office of Community Engagement here at Purchase. I was in the Success Fellows program myself in the summer of 2018. I’m so grateful to be able to give back to Purchase by being a mentor in this program. Success Fellows helped me to excel my first year of college, and I want that for all incoming freshman. See you this summer! ​​

  • Harlon Reo

    Hi! My name is Harlon Reo and I will be one of your mentors during this 3 day adventure. I am a soon-to-be Sophomore at Purchase College with a major in Graphic Design. I love to draw and animate, and my favorite pastime is participating in Amateur Boxing. I am also a huge Anime, Marvel comics and movie fan. My heavy rotation follows Dragon ball Z, and all the Star Wars and Marvel movies. I also am a big gamer, I love to play Super Smash Bros., Marvel vs. Capcom, Metal Gear Solid, among many other titles. Feel free to ask! Success Fellows last year gave me the opportunity to create great relationships with the faculty, ease my transition from high school to college and create friendships I will always be thankful for. I really want to give back to the next generation as a mentor and friend and hope to see you all soon!

  • Gabriella Rodriguez ’17

    My name is Gabby. I’m originally from the South Bronx and graduated from Purchase in 2017 with my degree in Literature with a minor in Playwriting. I currently live in Virginia Beach, VA after graduating with my MFA in Television and Cinema, with a concentration in Script and Screenwriting. I love everything that has to do with the process of making a film: directing, producing, production, scripts, special effects make up, cinematography, casting, etc. Feel free to ask me things about film if you’re interested! 

    This will be my fourth year working with Success Fellows and I can’t begin to tell you how much I love it! I loved being at Purchase and meeting the people I got to meet. I look forward to meeting you all, providing a smooth transition into the Purch community and helping you all fall in love with it as I did. 

  • Annmarie Usma

    Hello! My name is Annmarie and I’m  a Studio Composition major going into my Senior year here at Purchase. I previously attended the Success Fellows Program myself, and I look forward to helping my mentees in preparing for college life. I currently live in the Bronx with my mother and twin sister, Jessica (who’s also a peer mentor!!). I love songwriting, YouTube, Marvel movies, and playing my guitar. :)

  • Jessica Usma

    Hello! My name is Jessica Usma (she/her) and I am an incoming senior taking an Interdisciplinary degree in Painting and Drawing, and Graphic Design. I’m currently attending Purchase with my twin sister Annmarie (who is also a Peer Mentor), and we are really excited to be part of Success Fellows once again! I love to draw and animate, and I hope to become an animator someday.  I like to draw, cook, watch movies and anime, and listen to music. I can’t wait to meet you all!