Genesis Vencebi ’24
(she/her) I’m a Psychology major here at MMC. I’m also the treasurer of PRISM, our only gender and sexuality club, whose mission is to encourage inclusivity. My career goals include going into the clinical field of psychology and assisting people, whether it’s helping them talk through things or finding ways to make them feel less alone.
What are some of your interests?
I like trying new things as a way to change up my daily routine or just for fun. My current hobby is writing in my journal, which helps because I sometimes get stuck trying to find a way to express myself creatively. I also attend concerts in New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, which allows me to get out there a little more while having a great time with my friends.
What qualities make for an effective peer mentor?
Patience and empathy. Patience helps because sometimes you need to explain things to your peers that they may have trouble understanding for lots of different reasons. For example, maybe English is their second language, or they are still transitioning their mindset from high school to college. Empathy is another quality because students come from different backgrounds; their normal can be a lot different from mine. That’s helpful to understand that when it comes to understanding difficulties students may face.