Science Student Leadership Program

Your Science Peer Mentors

Looking for an experienced student's point of view?

Want to know more about university life, tools for academic success, resources, and the who's who?

Then a Science Peer Mentor is the person to talk to. They are available and always willing to help. Send them an email or speak with them during their faculty hours or stop them any time in the halls they are always willign to help you.

Peer Mentor faculty hours are posted on the Digital Boards in the Science Concourse and on the Student Services Office door.


Jennifer Adam 

Hey guys! My name is Jennifer Adam, and I am in my third year of a joint Earth Science-Physics degree program here at UNB! I've spent my whole life in Fredericton and I think it's a great place to live and study. I absolutely love the Science program at UNB so far, and I spend most of my time in and around the Science Library. When I'm not studying, my hobbies include playing soccer, snowboarding, reading, and coaching the FHS badminton team. I am an avid fan of almost every type of music, and you can usually tell it's me by the fact that I always have earphones in while studying! I am looking forward to meeting all of you, so don't hesitate to stop and chat if you see me! - Jenn


Kiersten Amos

Hi! My name is Kiersten Amos, and I'm in my 4th and FINAL year of a Biology-Chemistry Degree at UNB. I’ve lived in Fredericton for most of my life, and you can usually find me in the science library or at coffee shops around town (I don’t actually drink coffee, but I am an avid tea and hot chocolate drinker!). In my spare time, I like to volunteer at the hospital, hang out with my friends and watch excessive amounts of Grey’s Anatomy or Scrubs. It is my biggest dream to become a doctor and spend my life helping other people! If you ever see me around, please come over and chat! I'd love to meet you! 


Priya Bhutani 

Hey guys! My name is Priya Bhutani and I’m going into my third year as a Chemistry student. I was born and raised in Fredericton and I absolutely love it here. I am a member of the Cross-Country and Track & Field team here at UNB, and I also play soccer for fun throughout the year. If you ever have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer, or at least point you in the right direction. When I’m not in class, you can usually find me in the Science Concourse. Don’t be a stranger!


katieKatie Bonner

Hi! I'm Katie! I was born and raised in Rothesay, NB and am currently a 3rd year Bio-Chem student  here at UNB. This is my first year being a Science Peer Mentor and I'm super excited! When I'm not in  class, I spend my time on campus studying, working as a student assistant at the Science & Forestry Library, helping out with Let's Talk Science as an assistant coordinator, and prepping for fun and exciting events with the Peer Mentors. I typically spend my free time binge-watching tv shows or exploring downtown Fredericton. I'm a pretty chatty individual, so if you ever see me around campus and have any questions about anything at all, don't hesitate to come say hi! 



Natalie Cormier

Hi! My name is Natalie and I am from Moncton, NB. I have just completed my first year of Science and I plan to pursue Medicinal Chemistry with future hopes of landing in Pharmacy.When I am home, I enjoy volunteering with the Moncton High School Drama program and in my spare time I enjoy being with friends, and reading. I am so looking forward to meeting you all in the coming year and I am very excited to be a part of the wonderful group of Peer Mentors! 


babarBabar Faridi

Hi everyone! My name is Babar and I’m entering the 3rd year of my Biology-Chemistry degree. Once my undergrad is completed I hope to attend medical school! I grew up across the pond in Ireland but currently live in Saint John, NB. I’ve lived on campus, in residence for the past two years and when I’m not busy with schoolwork, I enjoy volunteering, playing soccer, and hanging with friends. I’m looking forward to a great year and if you ever have any questions about school, residence, or you just want to talk soccer, don’t hesitate to say hi! 



Jacob Hambrook

Hey all, my name is Jacob. I am currently in my third year of a Biology-Chemistry degree here at UNB. This is going to be my first year as a Science Peer Mentor. As far as academics go, I chose the Bio-Chem program because biology does awesome stuff, and chemistry explains why that awesome stuff does what it does. The program also opens up a lot of future career options. Outside of academics I enjoy playing basketball at the Curry center, I'm a diehard Toronto Raptors fan, and I have the personal goal of planting over 250,000 trees while working for Irving. I also enjoy living in the best house on campus, MacKenzie!!!

bridgetViseth Long

Hi all! My name is Viseth,  I am going to my second year of Medicinal Chemistry. I moved here to Fredericton three years ago from Cambodia.  I have so many great experiences and memories over these three years and many more to look forward to. I am planning to pursue grad studies in Organic Chemistry after I complete my Bachelor of Science at UNB. When I am not busy, I like to hang out with friends and family or just go to the library and read. I know this is going to be a great year, I cannot wait to meet all of you in the fall. If you have any questions, feels free to ask me. Cheers, Seth 


 Fiona Milne

Hi everyone! My name is Fiona and I am going into my fourth and final year of a Biology-Chemistry Honours degree. I am sad that this is my last year with the Faculty of Science, but am excited for what the future has in store for me. This is my second year as a Peer Mentor, and I’m so excited to welcome everyone into our amazing faculty – we truly are like a family.  On the extremely rare occasions that I am not in the Science Concourse, I can be found playing clarinet in the UNB Concert Band, enjoying delicious baked goods, and spotted by my loud voice. I love meeting new people, so please don’t hesitate to come say hi if you see me around campus!


bridgetAlysha Neily
Hey everyone! My name is Alysha and I will be entering my fourth year of a Biology - Psychology degree! I’m from Oromocto which is just 20 minutes away from here so I get the privilege of living at home, though I do love being here in Fredericton where there is so much to do! When I’m not studying I love to stay active, be it playing soccer or climbing rock walls (I also work at one!). I’m a pretty laid back person and if you ever have any questions or just want to chat feel free to stop and ask me!  I can’t wait to meet all of our new students and continue to learn about all of the returning students! 


cassieCassandra Parsons

My name is Cassandra and I am a third year biology-chemistry student. I love being involved in my community and meeting new people. This past year I was a part of Global Brigades, Cultural Cafe, volunteering at the Hospital, Biochem society and working at both Winners and the Science Library. In what free time I have, I really enjoy running and playing badminton. Looking up neat and interesting Science facts is one of my favorite ways to pass time. UNB is one of the places I spend most of my time because of the beautifull campus and great people.


meganMegan Poulin

Hi everyone! My name is Megan and I am going into my fourth (but not final) year of my biology-chemistry degree.  After completing my undergrad, I hope to pursue a career in medicine. In my spare time I love to volunteer at the veterans health unit, hang out with friends and family, practice yoga, and travel whenever and wherever possible. Throughout the school year I spend most of my time at the science library with the occasional shift at my part time job. I am also heavily involved with the UNB Leadership Team, which has given me the opportunity to travel and get more involved within our UNB community. If you ever see me around campus don’t hesitate to ask questions or just have a chat! 


Zach Price

Hi everyone! My name is Zach, and I am in my fourth year of a Biology degree. I was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, but have lived in Fredericton most of my life. My goal is to attend medical school, and one day become a physician.  When I am not studying, I enjoy running, downhill skiing, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.  This is my second year as a peer mentor, and I am really looking forward to making it a memorable one. I am a frequent flyer at the science library, so if any of you ever have any questions or concerns, or just want to have a chat, don’t hesitate! 


Bridget Pyke

Hi Science Friends! My name is Bridget and I am a fourth year BioChem student at UNB. Science at UNB is awesome, and everyone is a big team and very supportive. Besides studying amino acids in the library, you can find me flying through the air as a REDS cheerleader or dancing and singing! I enjoy baking delicious cookies for bake sales and of course, wearing my pink sassy Wednesday t-shirt. 

jennyJenny Thistle

Hi guys! My name is Jenny, and I am in my fourth and final year of the Medicinal Chemistry Honours program. I am a proud Newfie and a dedicated Miami Heat fan. Aside from being a science student, I am chair of the UNB Relay for Life, the Chemistry PAL Leader, and an undergraduate Chemistry TA! After my Undergraduate Degree I hope to go to law school and pursue a career in pharmaceutical/health law. I inhabit the science library and concourse during the semester and it won't be difficult to find me, so stop by and say hello and I'll try to answer any questions you may have!


jordanJordan Thorne

Hey guys!  My name is Jordan and I am in my third year of a Biology-Chemistry degree.  I am from Moncton NB and live in residence, so you can often find me on campus if you want to stop and chat. When I'm not busy with school, I usually spend my time watching TED talks and reading up on news from around the hockey world (Go Leafs Go). I also really enjoy intramural sports and try to play as many as possible (Great way to relax!). This will be my first year as a Peer Mentor and I can't wait to get more involved in our awesome faculty!