Meet the Peer Mentors

 

 Alexis Cordts 

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Major: Software Engineering

Year: Junior

Bio: Alexis Cordts is a junior majoring in Software Engineering from Bettendorf, Iowa. Her favorite thing to be apart of on campus is Digital Women.  When she is not doing homework and programming, she likes to hang out with friends, try new things, and be very outgoing and meet new people. She is super excited to be a peer mentor and help everyone get adjusted to Iowa State and software engineering.

 Ann Gould

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Major: Software Engineering

Year: Senior

Bio: Ann is a senior in software engineering and is from West Des Moines, Iowa. In her free time you can probably find Ann listening to music, playing video games, running or coding/learning new technologies. Ann has interned at Apple, the Global Insurance Accelerator, TD Ameritrade, and General Dynamics IT. She loves bringing people together based on common interests in tech and wants to help further engage incoming software engineering students with opportunities outside of class. After Ann graduates in the spring she hopes to “move somewhere cool and code cool things.”

 Andrew Marek

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Major: Software Engineering

Year: Junior

Bio: Andrew Marek is a junior majoring in Software Engineering from Downers Grove, Illinois.  He is interested in math, programming, and science - yet is also minoring in Spanish, and he has been speaking it for 6 years.  In Andrew's free-time, you can find him programming, working out, or hanging in the TLA with the rest of the peer mentors.  Going into Iowa State, Andrew was new to programming and is very excited to help students with anything they may need to succeed professionally and personally.

 Caroline Rankin

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Major: Software Engineering

Year: Senior

Bio: Caroline Rankin is a senior from Knoxville, Iowa. Some of her favorite things are sushi, Insomnia Cookies, and open skate night at the ISU ice arena. She loves long walks at Ledges State Park and late nights in the TLA with friends. Going into college as a beginner programmer, Caroline understands the learning curve and the struggle that comes with programming classes. Her goal as a peer mentor is to help other beginners with programming and to help improve the Software Engineering program.

 Kamini Saldanha

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Major: Software Engineering

Year: Senior

Bio: Kamini Saldanha is a a senior studying Software Engineering at ISU. She is originally from India, but grew up in Malaysia and Qatar. In her free time, she loves to try new food, go on long walks, hang out with friends and explore new places. Kamini is super excited to meet all the new students and help get them adjusted to life at ISU. She loves talking and meeting new people so feel free to say hello and introduce yourself!

 Brian Sayre

Brian Sayre

Major: Software Engineering 

Year: Sophomore

Bio: Brian Sayre is a sophomore in software engineering from Anamosa, IA. Brian enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exercising, learning new things, and obviously coding. Brian enjoyed his time in a learning community his freshman year and can’t wait to share the great experience of a learning community with others. He is excited to help new students in software engineering get adjusted to the college atmosphere and help them enjoy their time here at Iowa State.

 Angela Schauer 

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Major: Software Engineering 

Year: Senior

Bio: Angela Schauer is a senior in Software Engineering. Her hometown is Farmington, MN. In high school she was part of a FIRST robotics team and went to the world competition her senior year. On campus she is involved with the marching band and hockey pep band. In her free time she likes to watch YouTube, play video games, and do yoga. She is double majoring in German and spent the past summer studying abroad in Mannheim, Germany. She was in the learning community last year and hopes to use her experience to better the program for the incoming students.

 Steven Sheets

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Major: Software Engineering

Year: Junior 

Bio: Steven Sheets is a junior here at Iowa State. He is extremely excited to be a part of the software engineering peer mentoring team! Steven enjoys trying out new things and always keeps an open mind. You can most likely find Steven in the TLA working on homework or studying. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, making new friends, and just having conversations. Don't hesitate to contact Steven with anything you may need!