Peer Mentors

Here is a link to a brief explanation of what your peer mentors do:


And here are your peer mentors!



My name’s Kasim (kuh-SEEM), just K if your memory’s bad. I’m studying Russian and in my free time, I do digital art and play Xbox 360 ’til 5am. I also enjoy foreign languages, colors, clothing, philosophy, idioms, sayings, and quotes, as well as etymology and morphology. Ask me about words!



On this day, at the age of 18, I am Lyric Elliott, Wayne State sophomore, athlete, musician, and certified nerd. Hear my words and bear witness to my vow. 

The semester gathers, and now my watch begins. 

It shall not end until my next academic semester. 

I shall take no failures, neglect any emails, or refuse any student request for aid. 

I shall show no favorites and win no glory. 

I shall live and nap at my post. 

I am the pen in the darkness. 

I am the citation of the source. 

I am the bibliophile that guards the realms of students.

I pledge my life and honor to the ENG 1020 course of Nicole, for this night and all the nights to come.

I am majoring in Biology and University Honors. I am pre-med and an aspiring orthopedic surgeon. I love (and play) a vast variety of sports and genres of music. I also enjoy participating in a number of activities and organizations around campus. I am so excited to be joining the English department and look forward to working with you all!

And so, I am Lyric Elliott, and now my watch begins.



Hi! My name is Aliaa Bahzad. I am now a pre-med, biology major, sophomore here at Wayne State. Personally, since my encounter with an English class I enjoy (1020), I strive to continue developing my skills outside of class until I can officially declare a piece of writing as one that I am proud to have written and potentially get it published. After having a bit of experience helping my friends and other students with their writing, I decided that peer mentoring will allow me to continue to meet and assist more people. Because everyone will continue to need some form of English throughout their lifetime, I am here to assist you with your current English class experience. One tip that I can give you right now is to focus on learning, enjoying, and mastering the content presented to you. Believe it or not, it can actually be fun. I look forward to working with you, and wish you the best of luck!



Hello everyone! My name is Dina and I’m a sophomore this year. I am an anthropology student who is also working on her premed prerequisites and a minor in French. I am a big fan of cats, The Office, photography and writing (gasp). But that’s only a small part of the reason I’m a peer mentor this year; I’m here when you guys need some clarification about assignments, when you have a burning question, when you want to bounce some ideas back and forth, and when you just want to chat about the beautiful stress that is life. Other than that, email me when you need help or come up to me if you happen to see me on campus. Also, I will hold you very close to my heart if you approach me with a cup of coffee (for me) in your hand.
I hope you all have a lovely, eye-opening semester.








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