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Shamia Gaines




Covington, TN

What are you most looking forward to about being a Peer Mentor?

I am looking forward to meeting all my students while also creating memories and bonds with students in my class.

What is your advice for First-Year Students?

My advice to them would be to step out of your comfort zone! Don't be afraid to meet lots of new people and try new things. Also, invest in as much orange clothing as possible.

Describe the color orange:

Bright and infectious

What is your favorite place on campus?

The Student Union

Describe being a Peer Mentor in 5 words or less: 

Encouraging new life experiences.

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