Meet our student leaders, the SSP Tutors and Fellow for SSP 2021!
Our SSP Tutors and Fellow are current Williams students who will be your mentors and will provide help and guidance during your time here! If you have any questions (about the course work, material, college life, etc), comments, or concerns, be sure to contact your friendly SSP tutors / Fellow!
I’m Mariela Cadena Hernandez and I am a first generation college student. I’m from Rhode Island (the smallest state in the country), so not that far from here, just a 3 hour car ride! At Williams, I am part of the Lehman Community Engagement student run club that creates volunteer opportunities for Williams students to engage in the Berkshires community. I am also part of Vista, which creates an inclusive environment for latinx students and allies and I am also so excited to keep being a part of the SSP community and be part of organizing it. In my free time I like to read and discuss the books with a friend and drink lots of coffee! I am so excited that you guys are interested in being a part of SSP that has been a great community for me at Williams! If you have any questions or just want to talk, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Hello my name is Megan Groomes (She/ her/ hers), and I am a rising sophomore from Georgia. I am deeply involved in Sisterhood which is an affinity group for black identifying women. I am a prospective environmental studies major and I also enjoy math and geoscience. In my free time I enjoy playing the Sims and listening to music. I am so excited to become a friend and a resource to all of you as you begin your college experience, and I look forward to SSP 2021!
Hi! My name is Steven Lee (he/him/his), and I am a rising sophomore from Queens, New York. I am a prospective sociology major and possible public health concentrator on the pre-medical track. Outside of academics, I am a research assistant in Professor Noah Sandstrom’s lab in the psychology department. I am also a part of the First Year Ambassador Group of Lehman Community Engagement and KOW, Koreans of Williams. I like to take naps (extremely long ones) and chat with my friends in my spare time. I am looking forward to working with you guys and being a resource, friend, and companion for you this summer. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, and see you all soon!
Greetings! My name is Sonia Nyarko (she/her/hers) and, by the time we’ll meet, I’ll be a Williams graduate from the Class of 2021! I majored in Biology and History and am on the pre-med track. My hometown is Burtonsville, Maryland, but I’ve spent so much time in Williamstown I feel like this is my permanent address! When I wasn’t doing problem sets or writing papers, I served on the boards for Sisterhood, for black womxn, CISA, for undocumented and immigrant students, and OURSTEM+, for minorities in the STEM+ fields. I was also once a Housing Coordinator, a Junior Advisor, and a Community Engagement Fellow for the Davis Center! Community work is kind of my jam. I have lab experience in both biology and chemistry, having worked for Professor Swoap and Professor Park, respectively, over a few summers. When I’m not spending time on my extracurriculars, I love going to brunch with my friends, playing Uno and Monopoly, and going on mini-adventures within the Berkshires and Massachusetts! I am beyond excited to welcome you to Williams this summer and to serve as a mentor, resource, and friend to you at the start of your college journey. If you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to drop me an email. Can’t wait to meet you all in June!