• Breanna Acevedo

    Hi there! I’m Brianna Esther Acevedo (she/her/hers) and I am a sophomore majoring in Psychology. I live in Long Island, I’m Dominican and Puerto Rican, and I’m a Leo, for those who care about zodiac signs. I was in this program last year as a Success Fellow, and now I got my wish to be a mentor! I am super excited to meet each and every one of you. I would say I’m a well-rounded person because I love video games, art, music, dance, anime, and so much more. Purchase is a great place to discover yourself and this program helps you establish a foundation and get a head start on understanding your new home!

  • Chris Finley

    Hi I’m Chris!! my pronouns are he/him, I’m 19 and a junior graphic design/printmaking interdisciplinary 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 was a Success Fellow back in 2018 and was a peer mentor in 2019. I’m so excited and I can’t wait to get to learn more about you all!

  • Anna Fofana

    Hey all you cool cats and kittens! My name is Anna Fofana (she/her) and I am happy to say that I will be one of your peer mentors this year! Here’s a little bit of info about myself. I was born and raised in New York City (specifically Harlem). I am a incoming sophomore this year and my majors are theatre and performance and journalism (as of fall 2020) and I am also minoring in playwriting. I love acting and music, as well as fashion but I am trying to dabble in writing plays and possible screenplays for the future. I also love watching sitcoms such as friends, the office, glee and many other different kinds of shows so do hesitate to talk to me about your favorite kinds of tv and music. Last year when I was a success fellows mentee, it gave me the opportunity to build amazing relationships with the other students as well as have a sense of comfort and confidence about coming into college and I hope that this year I can give you that experience. I can’t wait to see y’all this summer!

  • Eryn Harris

    Hey!! My name is Eryn Harris (She/Her/Hers). I am a soon to be sophomore double majoring in Theatre and Performance and Playwriting and Screenwriting here at purchase. I am from Queens, born and raised. I love writing, acting and singing. I attended  Fiorello H.LaGuardia High School and that’s where I discovered my love for acting. In the Black Student Union there, I co-wrote and produced an original play each year about issues and celebrations within the black community and that is where I found my love for playwriting. Grey’s Anatomy is my favorite show on Netflix, there are a lot of seasons but it’s so worth it. Lastly, my favorite video game is Sims. I am so excited to meet you all. I was in success fellows last year and it’s a really great program. It helped with a lot of my anxieties about college, it was really fun and I made friends surprisingly quickly. I hope I can help you all in the same way or greater.

  • Andrew Miranda

    Hey, my name is Andrew Miranda. (He,Him,His) I’m a junior in the 2020-2021 academic year. I’m a first generation college student; New York born and raised from the Hudson Valley. I am on track to earn a degree in Theatre and Performance, with a minor in playwriting. I’m currently working as a Senior Office Assistant with the Office of Community Engagement here at Purchase. I was in the Success Fellows program myself in the summer of 2018. Success Fellows helped me to excel my first year of college by helping to introduce and integrate me to the great community here at Purchase; and I want that for all incoming freshmen! I’m so grateful to be able to give back to Purchase by being a mentor in this program. See you this summer!

  • Gianna Popantanoiu

    Hey! My name is Gianna Papantoniou (don’t worry about how to pronounce that, it’s Greek.) I’m 20 years old from the Bronx, NY. I’m a Junior studying Environmental Studies, and my future goal is to work with animals and protect our wildlife. I love animals! I have a cat at home and 2 fish that I bring to campus! I love to paint and draw, and I have recently got into some video games. I love Super Smash Bros. and Mortal Kombat. My favorite show is Stranger Things, and I am currently binging Avatar and The Office. My favorite music artist is Jon Bellion, but I’m currently going through my quarantine One Direction phase. I was a Success Fellow back in 2018 and I’m super excited to be mentoring this year! I can’t wait to meet you all and get to know you!

  • Steven Verdugo

    Hey! My name is Steven Vincent Verdugo. I am a sophomore majoring in Cinema Studies and minoring in Film. I’m a first generation college student and moved here from Ecuador.  Currently, I live in Long island,NY. I was in the Success Fellows program myself in the summer of 2019. I’m glad I have the opportunity  to participate in the program this year as a mentor. I’m grateful since with Success Fellows I was able to excel in my first year of college, and I can’t wait to share this information with the incoming freshmen. Have a great summer, see you soon!