MESA: Early Arrival Program Mentors

MESA Early Arrival Program: Meet the Mentors

Before the start of the academic year, a cohort of roughly 20 first-year Latinx students will arrive to campus for a four-day early arrival program. Throughout the program, students participate in community-building activities, learn about university resources and tools for academic achievement, receive tips for maintaining health and wellness, and engage with Ohio State staff and faculty.

MESA is not possible without the support of our amazing group of MESA mentors. MESA mentors are a select cohort of student leaders who assist with program planning and implementation, all while coaching and advising our first-year Latinx students.

Don't hesitate to reach out to any of your mentors, they're ready and willing to help!

Lead Mentors

Matthew Estrada

Matthew Estrada is a fourth year student at Ohio State and is pursuing a Biology major with a Spanish minor.

Meet Matthew Estrada
Selena Alvarado

Selena Alvarado is going to be a fourth year and is double majoring in accounting and actuarial science.

Meet Selena Alvarado


Maria Ferrer Aponte

Maria Ferrer Aponte is currently a fourth year student majoring in biology with a minor in Spanish.

Meet Maria Ferrer Aponte
Angel Bautista

Angel Bautista is an architectural major with a minor in engineering sciences.

Meet Angel Bautista
Adrian Cedillo

Adrian Cedillo is a third year mechanical engineer out of Chicago, Illinois.

Meet Adrian Cedillo
Brandon Hernandez

Brandon Hernandez

Alejandra Zaleta Lastra

Alejandra Zaleta Lastra is a third year studying neuroscience on the pre med track.

Meet Alejandra Zaleta Lastra
Nicole Natividad Mendez

Nicole Natividad Mendez

Frank Milliken

Frank Milliken is a fourth year studying finance.

Meet Frank Milliken
Caroline Vallota

Caroline Vallota is a third year studying psychology and finance.

Meet Caroline Vallota
Camila Zelaya

Camila Zelaya

Meet Camila Zelaya