Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are an important part of our model for student retention initiatives within the College of Agriculture. In their role, they are a part of select group of undergraduate students who work closely with College of Agriculture administration to serve the needs of first-year students as they make their transition to their college careers.

We will begin accepting applications in the Spring of 2021.

Peer Mentor Application

2020-2021 Peer Mentors


Lucy Barre
Animal Sciences
Baton Rouge, LA

Emma Clement
Agriculture and Extension Education
Carmel, IN

Elizabeth Cuccio
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Baton Rouge, LA


Cameron Dean
Animal Science
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


purple-mike-tigerOlivia DeBuhr
Animal Sciences
Grafton, WI

My Dinh
Animal Sciences
Baton Rouge, LA

Rachel Domingue
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Lafayette, LA


Baija Dorough
Animal Science
Houston, Texas



William Gaspard Jr.
Agriculture and Extension Education and Evaluation
Moreauville, LA


Sally Goebel
Animal Sciences
Frisco, Texas


Paidon Gravois
Agriculture and Extension Education
Baton Rouge


Joshua Homan
Orange County, CA



Moira Kaluzienski
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Rockville, Maryland


Lindsay Kyle
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Picayune, Mississippi

purple-mike-tigerKennedy Logan
Textile and Apparel Merchandising
Tampa, FL


Matthew Maldonado
Natural Resource Ecology and Management 
Temple, Texas



Olivia Mire
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Lafayette, LA


Meredith Owens
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Roswell, Georgia


Randi Plaisance
Textile Science, Apparel Design, & Merchandising
Raceland, LA


Elisa Preston
Animal Sciences
Mount Laurel, NJ



Cassie Pritchard
Nutrition and Food Sciences 
Denham Springs, Louisiana 


Jada Riley
Animal Science
Baton Rouge, LA


Victoria Robert
Agriculture Business
West Monroe


Taylor Schoen
Agriculture Education and Extension 
Baton Rouge, LA


purple-mike-tigerEmily Shell
Animal Science 
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois


Elena Templet
Agriculture education and extension 
Arabi, Louisiana 



Application Information

  • Mentor first-year students in the College of Agriculture.
  • Engage in classroom discussions within small groups organized by faculty and staff.
  • Assist in leading specialized course projects in the campus community.
  • Participate in key first-year student transition and retention events throughout the fall semester.
  • Assist with weekly First-year Seminar course at least one day a week.
    • Monday or Wednesday: 10:30 – 11:50 a.m.; 11:30 am – 12:50 p.m.; 1:30 – 2:50 p.m.
    • Tuesday or Thursday: 1:30 – 2:50 p.m.

  • Enrolled in a major in the LSU College of Agriculture, have a 2.5 minimum GPA, and be committed to serving in the fall semester.
  • Availability of up to an additional 4 hours a week for meetings, trainings, and planning sessions.
  • Have a passion for helping other students develop skills for success in their college careers.

  • February 10: Informational meeting about program at 4:30 p.m. Join via Zoom.
  • February 25: Applications are due by 4:30 p.m.
  • March 4: Candidates will be notified of their confirmed interview time
  • March 10 or 11: Candidates will participate in a 15-20 minute in-person interview
  • March 12: The 2021 Peer Mentor Team will be announced
  • April: Students selected to serve as Peer Mentors will be asked to attend the Spring
  • Invitational for incoming students (TBD)
  • April 7 Peer Mentors will be asked to attend a Meet & Greet at 4:30 p.m. to go over
    formal information on how to prepare for the fall
  • August 9-10: Peer Mentor Retreat

*Peer Mentors will also be asked to help with move-in weekend and the Welcome Week activities prior to classes starting in the fall



Dr. Amanda L. Martin, Assistant Dean of Recruitment & Student Development or 225-578-2266

Henry Hebert, Manager of Recruitment or 225-578-2468

Lindsey Kelly, Director of Alumni Relations & Career Development or 225-578-2715

Dr. Allie Prest, Assistant Dean of Student Services or 225-578-2083

Brandon Guillory, Manager of Student Services or 225-578-2065

Jennie Sparks, Academic Coordinator III or 225-578-2080