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Meet Our Peer Mentors


The Peer Mentor Program is one of the shining jewels of UL Lafayette and the Office of First-Year Experience. Over 120 sophomores, juniors, and seniors volunteer their time each year to provide help and advice to first-time freshman enrolled in the UNIV 100 first-year seminar. Peer Mentors are helpful, kind, courteous, and some of our best student leaders on campus. We can't wait for you to get to know them a little better! Check out our amazing Leadership Team below and follow us on Instagram to meet some more students in the Peer Mentor Program.

Coordinators & Lead Peer Mentors for 2022



Michael “Jayden” King

Development Coordinator

Jayden King is a Junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in History and Communications. After completing his undergrad, he plans to attend graduate school and receive his master's degree in public administration. Jayden is from Pineville, Louisiana, has been a peer mentor for one year, and has recently joined the lead mentor staff. On-campus, Jayden is involved with the UL Honors Program, where he serves as a student ambassador and board member.  He also holds the office of Vice President of the UL College Democrats and V-Day of Acadiana. Jayden has served endless hours of community service at local libraries and rehabilitative organizations and continues to give back any way he can. He is a very extroverted and enthusiastic person, so fun is his second middle name. He is excited to create new friendships and grow as a leader while also helping his peers succeed.

Sami Osman

Administrative Coordinator
Sami Osman is a second-year Psychology major with a minor in Political Science. After graduation, Sami plans on attending law school and eventually graduate school. This is Sami’s first year with Peer Mentors. He loves working as a Peer Leader for this semester and is extremely excited to be starting his first semester with mentors to lead. He has also served on the Honors Board and is a member of GLASS. In his free time, Sami loves to hang out with friends, play badminton, read a book, or watching movies at the theatre. He is excited to grow as a mentor and a leader, as well as help make new peer mentors and freshmen welcome on campus.

Tiffany Clark

Instructional Coordinator
Tiffani Clark is a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering (planning on minoring in math). She's been with the Peer Mentors going on my second year now! To pass the time I read, go for walks, and do my makeup. As a Peer Mentor, I enjoyed making connections with the incoming freshman and now as a Lead I get to help the mentors with the ropes to make sure we give the freshman a great first year experience.

Lilian LaPorte
Lillian LaPorte is a senior majoring in Engineering and Technology Management with Pre-MBA and Business minors. This is her third year being involved with the Peer Mentor program, with two of those serving as a Lead Peer Mentor. Lillian is also the President of The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, and is an Engineering Ambassador. Outside of school, she enjoys scrolling Pinterest for the next DIY project, watching Netflix, and spending time with family. Lillian is looking forward to her last year as a member of Peer Mentors, and is excited to meet new friends!

J’nia Major
J'nia Major is a senior majoring in Biology Pre-Med with a minor in political science with a plan to attend medical school in hopes of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. She is from Raceland, LA and has been a Peer Leader for 3 years. At UL, J'nia is also a part of the UPC Executive Board as one of the Homecoming Coordinators. She loves baking, painting, reading, and traveling in her free time. J'nia is ecstatic to get to meet all the current and new Peer Mentors and looks forward to growing new friendships while in this role.

Kate Lougon
Kate Lougon, originally from Destrehan, Louisiana, is a senior majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology and minoring in Ballet. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school in hopes to become a CCC-SLP. Kate became involved with the Peer Mentor program during spring 2021 and mentored her first class of freshmen during the fall 2021 semester. She is very excited to be returning this year as a Lead Mentor. Kate is also a member of UL’s dance society, Chi Tau Epsilon, where she serves as the Historian. Additionally, she is the Communications Coordinator for John 15 at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Student Center where they aim to help freshmen build community in a Christian centered environment. In her free time, Kate enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to take ballet classes. Recently, she has started teaching ballet classes to teenagers. Kate cannot wait to meet the Peer Mentors for the upcoming year and looks forward to growing in leadership abilities with them!

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