PATH Mentoring

Honors student mentors will help you navigate your time at Arizona and beyond – because they were once in your shoes.

Becoming a PATH Mentor

PATH stands for Partnerships through Honors. Mentors accepted to this selective opportunity have the opportunity to build partnerships across the Honors College: with incoming students, fellow PATH Mentors, Honors staff, and alumni of the program. In each partnership formed through this program there will be the opportunity, supported by Honors College staff and events, for each partner to grow personally and professionally.

Mentors receive in-depth mentoring training and participate in ongoing leadership and professional development, earning two units of Honors internship credit over the course of a two-semester commitment.

If you are interested in building community and connections while gaining important skills for your future, PATH is the program for you. 

Want to be a Mentor? 


Deadline is March 25th

2019 - 2020 PATH Mentors


Taylor Alphabet

PATH Mentor Taylor Alphabet

Hi!  My name is Taylor Alphabet and I am a sophomore at the University of Arizona.  I am currently double majoring in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and Philosophy with a pre-medical track in mind.  After graduating, I aim to attend medical school and pursue my lifelong dream of being a surgeon.  I am involved with A Moment of Magic, U of A running club, and Jewish Arizonans on Campus.  In addition, I love exploring different parts of Tucson, watching John Hughes movies, and spending time with friends.  I am looking forward to getting to know each of my mentees in both their academic pursuits and their personal aspirations and quirks.

Gemma Ayer

PATH Mentor Gemma Ayer

Hi everybody! My name is Gemma Ayer and I am a sophomore majoring in Physiology with a minor in Government and Public Policy. When I’m not in the Science and Engineering Library studying, you can find me at practice for the U of A equestrian team or hanging out with my friends. I’m excited to help with your transition to college and I can’t wait to meet all of you! Bear down!

Kailey Baker

PATH Mentor Kailey Baker

Hi everybody! My name is Kailey Baker and I am junior studying Accounting and Business Management with a minor in Spanish. My goal is to attend law school and study immigration and family law here at the University of Arizona after graduating. My dream is to open my own legal clinic specializing in juvenile and immigration law. I currently work as a student tutor at the SALT Center and as an elementary school tennis coach. Outside of work and school, I like to play tennis, read, hike, and hang out with my dog, Freddy! I’m most excited to meet a new group of mentees and see them find their personal fit at UA! I am excited to meet you all! 

Nitza Cabral

PATH Mentor Nitza Cabral

I’m a senior studying history, and I’m originally from Northern California and the first time I ever toured the UA was when I can for orientation!! I love history because it allows me to study everything, while honing I’m on my reading and writing skills! In my free time I love camping, going to concerts, and watching movies with friends! I’m also a camp counselor and youth outreach is incredibly important to me. The UA has a special place in my heart because ever since I was a little girl I loved Wildcat softball,I still have so much school spirit and LOVE attending sporting events whenever I can! 

Tiana Case

PATH Mentor Tiana Case

Hi! I'm Tiana! I am currently a Sophomore and majoring in Communication. I love to read, travel, cook, and watch documentaries on Netflix. In the future I hope to pursue a Masters and PhD in International Communication and work abroad. I love helping others and will continue to do so on an interpersonal level through PATH helping you navigate your way through the U of A, Honors College, and all of their amazing resources. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and help you dive deeper into the campus community around us!

Lizzie Church

PATH Mentor Lizzie Church

Hi! My name is Elizabeth “Lizzie” Church and I am a junior majoring in Physiology and minoring in Psychology and Music. I am currently a part of the Alpha Epsilon Delta: Pre-Health Honorary, HOSA: Future Health Professionals, and the Physiology Honors Academy (PHA) along with PATH. My future goals include attending medical school and pursuing a career in emergency medicine. This is my second year being a PATH mentor and I am looking forward to meeting my new mentees!

Stephanie Clinch

PATH Mentor Stephanie Clinch

My name is Stephanie Clinch, and I am a senior from Douglas, Arizona majoring in Law and French. Outside of class, I am president of the SBS Ambassadors and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. I also work as an undergraduate research fellow on the anatomy of resistance campaigns in sub-Saharan Africa. I plan on practicing law in the future! I am involved in PATH because I would like to be able to help others find their path and make their experience at the University of Arizona excellent! I am looking forward to meeting new people with diverse goals and aspirations. In my spare time, I love to read, garden, spend time with animals, and watch movies with my friends!

Alison Conley

PATH Mentor Alison Conley

I'm Alison Conley and I am an Environmental & Water Resource Economics major with a minor in Business Administration. I am passionate about social justice and environmental sustainability! A lot of my free time is spent hiking or weightlifting. This year I founded a new club on campus called Empower: Strength & Wellness that focuses on creating a campus fitness community and encouraging students to try new ways of staying active. I'm super stoked to be a mentor because I have managed to navigate my way through UA as an out-of-state student and have an awesome time so I'm hopeful I can help others have as great of an experience as I have had. After graduation, I plan to pursue a graduate degree in Economics.

Gloria Cota Aguirre

PATH Mentor Gloria Cota Aguirre

Hello Wildcats! I am a Public Health major with a Spanish minor. In my free time, I love to paint and do tie dye. I plan on applying to medical school when I graduate and specializing in Podiatry. I’m looking forward to mentoring and teaching the importance of determination, networking and having a great time! 

Brianna Dilodilo

PATH Mentor Brianna Dilodilo

Hello! I am a sophomore studying Public Health as well as Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences. After graduation I aspire to earn a graduate degree in Public Health and then attend medical school. My ultimate goals include becoming a surgeon and devoting time to mental health advocacy! Outside of studies I enjoy volunteering, watching movies, and spending time with my service dog Penny. This year I will be a Resident Assistant in Kaibab-Huachuca and working as a Take Charge Cat. I am ecstatic to share my love for the UA Honors College with my mentees and make their first year worth while!

Emma Eddy

PATH Mentor Emma Eddy

I am a senior completing degrees in Physiology and Anthropology. After school I will be applying to medical school to specialize in fertility treatments. Currently, I work within a research lab, the Sarver Heart Center, and the outdoor recreation center. I have completed several health-related internships and recently worked abroad through the WWOOF program. Outside of school, I find myself always outdoors either, climbing, hiking, or relaxing in my hammock when the weather is nice. Since I work within the Outdoor Rec, I am always involving myself in helping run outdoor trips and other programs! I have been a PATH mentor for three years and I love working with freshman that are transitioning into college. I am excited to work with my mentees this year and help them with scholarships, research, and other social events! 

Gabrielle Encinas

PATH Mentor Gabrielle Encinas

I am a Junior at the University of Arizona. I am studying Family Studies and Human Development with a minor in Leadership Studies and Practices. I love puns and find out random facts about random things. I am a night dweller so I enjoy late nights out with my dogs, cats, and/or friends. My goal is to become a Dean of some sort. I have passion for Higher Education. I want to postiviely impact students lives. I am involved with PATH because I want to help guide students towards success. I am looking forward to working with each of ya'll and sharing new experiences and new puns! I hope to get a new view of what it means to be part of the University of Arizona by empathizing and working with y'all! 

Nicole Fagin

PATH Mentor Nicole Fagin

Hi everyone! My name is Nikki and I will be a Sophomore here at the University of Arizona for the 2019-2020 school year. I am a Pre-Business Major with a Pre-Law Minor, and I have the hopes of attending law school after graduating here in 2022! On campus I am involved in a social sorority, and clubs within the Eller College of Management. In addition, I always love relaxing and finding new things around Tucson to do whenever I have free time! I was a mentee within PATH last year, which inspired me to become a mentor this year! I am so excited to give back to a program that has helped me so much while at the U of A thus far, and create amazing connections with my own group throughout the year! 

Emma Gould

PATH Mentor Emma Gould

Hi there! My name is Emma Gould and I am a junior studying English and History here at the University of Arizona Honors College. Outside of school, I am an Honors College Ambassador and work as a nanny and tutor. After graduation, I plan on pursuing a PhD in English and eventually teaching at the college level. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store. Bear Down! 

Sarah Graham

PATH Mentor Sarah Graham

I'm Sarah Graham, a junior studying Nutritional Sciences and Leadership Studies & Practice. I plan on getting my doctorate in physical therapy and my masters in athletic training. I hope to one day head an athletic department at a university in addition to being a professor. As a nutritional sciences student, I LOVE all thing food and nutrition. I’m also an avid hiker, rock climber, and spontaneous road tripper. I love mentoring and volunteering. I’ve worked with refugees in Tucson and also volunteered for STEM game night at the local Boys & Girls Club. I'm involved with PATH because I was a little lost my first year. I didn’t know what I wanted to do or about the opportunities the honors college offers. Everyone has different passions and interests, so I’m very excited to explore those with you! 

Mattea Hanson

PATH Mentor Mattea Hanson

Hi there! My name is Mattea, and I'm a pre-business student intending to major in marketing with minors in Global Business and Africana Studies. Since coming to the UA, I have been involved with ELITE and RHA District Programmers. I love learning about different cultures, traveling, event planning, reading, and watching sitcoms! After college, I hope to find a career in the entertainment industry at a company like Disney.

Colin Hegarty

Wilbur & Wilma

I'm an optical science sophomore, minoring in math and physics. I've gained a great appreciation for the U of A and the city of Tucson over the last year, and am excited to share it with incoming students. My hobbies include running, biking, hiking, lifting, science fiction, and electronic music.

Madisen Heinzel

PATH Mentor Madisen Heinzel

I’m an elementary education major with a minor in Spanish so I can earn a bilingual endorsement. After graduation, I want to continue my education while teaching and earn a masters in administrative education and a doctorate in educational policy. I love dogs, and I currently work at a dog daycare. I’m involved in PATH to build relationships with incoming college students and assist them in feeling at home at UofA. I’m looking forward to showing all of my mentees my favorite spots on campus!

Sierra Hendershot

PATH Mentor Sierra Hendershot

Hello everyone! My name is Sierra Hendershot and I am going into my  Sophomore year majoring in Pre-Physiology with a potential minor in Biology! Outside of school, I love theatre, reading, and spending time with my friends. In the future, I hope to become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon in a hospital. I am involved in PATH because I want to be a resource and a friend for incoming honors freshman so that their transition into college is as easy as possible! I am looking forward to group events and fun meetings with my mentees as well as getting to know them on an individual basis. I have had such an amazing first year at the U of A and I can't wait to give you all the same experience! 

Talia Hintermeister

PATH Mentor Talia Hintermeister

My name is Talia Hintermeister and I am studying Management Information Systems and Dance. In addition to balancing my analytical and creative sides with both of these majors, I enjoy volunteering and spending time outside. I am currently the Treasurer of UA Dance’s Consort (and future Vice President) where we organize events to raise money for the dance program and improve dancers’ experience at the U of A.

Maya Holliday

PATH Mentor Maya Holliday

Hey y'all! My name is Maya Holliday and I'm incredibly excited to be a PATH mentor this year. I'm studying Political Science and History, so obviously I'm a news junkie. I'm super involved in local politics and love tracking down the best breakfast spots in any town I'm visiting. I don't know exactly what I want to do when I grow up, but anything to do with politics, policy, campaigning, or activism is definitely on the table. I'm really looking forward to learning from my mentees, and making sure they have a good (if not great) first year of college.