Meet Your MAPS Mentors

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Antonio Cheatom
Dream Job: Attorney in the Department of Justice
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Major/Minor: Prelaw/Marketing
Hobbies: Playing basketball, yoga, watching sports 
Email: acheatom@kent.edu
Social Media: _tone32
Why did you become a Mentor? To give incoming freshman the advice that I would want to receive in order to navigate college successfully.

Rya Forrest
Dream Job:  I hope to be a social media manager for a big company in Atlanta, Georgia
Hobbies:  Reading, journaling, watching YouTube videos and hanging out with friends
Major/Minor:  Managerial Marketing with a minor in Communication Studies 
Hometown:  Cleveland, OH
Email:  zforres1@kent.edu
Social Media: Instagram is @__Ryaaaa
Why did you become a Mentor? I became a mentor because I feel as though I possess certain skills and traits that can help improve the college experience for a student. I want everyone to reach their full potential.

Mariana Gowdy
Dream Job:  To work as an HR generalist or recruiter in a construction or manufacturing corporation in Pennsylvania
Hobbies:  hiking, traveling, music, trying new foods
Major/Minor:  Human Resource Management / International Business and Nonprofit Studies
Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
Email:  mgowdy@kent.edu
Office Hours: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Social Media: marigowdy17 on Instagram and musicmari17 on Twitter
Why did you become a Mentor? I enjoy getting to know people and getting to know them. I love helping people grow to be the best they can be personally and professionally. I like to mentor others and teach them, and also learn from them. I have had great mentors guiding me through school and activities, and I want to help others the same way my friends and mentors helped me.
 

Zachary Kolarik
Dream Job: Investment Fund Manager
Hometown: Canton, OH
Hobbies: Soccer, cooking and spontaneous trips
Major/Minor: Finance/Marketing
Email: zkolarik@kent.edu
Social Media: zachispower on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2-4 p.m. Online
Why did you become a Mentor? I became a MAPS Mentor because I wanted to share my knowledge about Kent State resources with fellow students and to help them develop themselves to become better students.

Rayne Law
Dream Job:  Founder and owner of multiple companies, serial entrepreneur
Hobbies:  hiking, traveling, music, trying new foods
Major/Minor:  Entrepreneurship
Hometown:  Cleveland, OH
Email:  rlaw6@kent.edu
Office Hours: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Social Media: rayne2x on Instagram
Why did you become a Mentor? It was very hard for me to contact the right people who would be able to assist me. I don’t want others to experience that, especially as a freshman, and mentors helped me.


Jordan Pagni
Dream Job:  To work as a management consultant for businesses all around the United States
Hobbies:  Reading, making friendship bracelets and listening to music
Major/Minor: Business Management
Hometown:  Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Email:  jpagni@kent.edu
Social Media: jordanpagni on Instagram
Office Hours: (held virtually) Tuesdays 3 - 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 3 - 4 p.m.
Why did you become a Mentor? I became a mentor because I want to be able to help and be a resource to others in the College of Business Administration (COBA).


Liv Stark
Dream Job:  Executive marketing manager at a beauty/entertainment company
Hobbies:  Lots of traveling, exploring new places and hanging out with friends
Major/Minor: Managerial Marketing with a Sales Certificate
Hometown:  Stow, OH
Email:  ostark@kent.edu
Social Media: livstark_ on Instagram
Why did you become a Mentor? I became a Mentor to prevent the incoming freshman from doing what I did my freshman year - nothing! I love helping people grow and supporting in any way I can!