Major Mentors

Major Mentors Program: Academic Peer Mentorship

What is a Student Major Mentor?

A Student Major Mentor is a student at USCB who has performed well in their major, knows the inside-outs of USCB, and can speak honestly and openly about their experience at the university with new, incoming students. The mentorship program connects new students with current students in a specific major who are experienced and have foundational knowledge in their study. Students are able to email major mentors with questions about their major, coursework, professors, and future career plans.

Current Student Major Mentors:


Hello! I'm Ryan Allbrandt. Pronouns: He/Him. Major and minor/concentration: Biology/Pre-Medicine. I am a rising senior here at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. I came to USCB after serving in the Unites States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and am currently studying Biology with a concentration in Pre-Medicine. I chose this path because I am in active pursuit of my goal in becoming an Emergency Medicine Physician. Originally, I hail from Colorado, but I have found myself taking a liking to the South Carolina Lowcountry. My interests consist of skiing, working out, and laying out on the many beaches in the area. I am grateful for USCB and its staff as they have been nothing but the best in helping further me towards reaching my full potential. "You can't really know where you are going until you know where you have been." - Maya Angelou.

Hello! I'm Vanessa Farrell. Pronouns: She/Her. Major: Biology. Minor: Chemistry. Artsy animal lover senior student at USCB. I'm going for pathology after undergraduate school. I've taken a lot of multiple different biology courses over the course of my school year. I have two crazy German Shepherd dogs, and love fall weather.Hello! I'm Kristiana Stover. Class standing: Junior. Major: Biology. Minor: Computer Science. I am an out-of-state student from Cleveland, Ohio. Being around my family is a joy for me. I have two older brothers and am close with my parents. A big fan of drama series and R&B music! Absolutely enjoy getting to know people! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!


Computational Science & Information Science and Technology

Hello! I'm Colby Escoe. Pronouns: He/Him. Major/Minor: Major in Information Science and Technology (ISAT), Minor in Computational Science (CSCI). I am a senior at USCB who enjoys anything tech related whether it be the hardware or learning about software development/coding. I enjoy spending my free time with friends and family or if I'm at the computer, I develop web-apps or random bits of code functionality. Feel free to contact me about anything involving USCB or if there's any course related questions. I may also be able to help with tutoring in the IT courses at the campus!Hello! I'm Jarrett Kizer. Pronouns: He/Him. Dual Major: Computational Science and Mathematics. Year: Junior. Howdy! I'm Jarrett, but my friends call me Jay. I'm a dual major in computational science and mathematics. I am interested in data science, software engineering, and actuary sciences. I enjoy watching sports, running, and riding my bike. Always remember that the hardest step is not the first step, nor is it the last step, but the hardest step is the next one. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to reach out!

Hello! I'm Rachel Valvo. Pronouns: She/Her. Major: Information Science and Technology. Minor: Communications Studies. Hi! My name is Rachel Valvo and I am an Information Science and Technology student here at USCB. I am interested in video game design and development alongside project management and generally sharing tech knowledge with process optimization. I also like hanging out with friends, creating lots of different things, playing games, and music! Let me know if you have any questions for me! :)


Elementary EducationHello! I'm Kayla Townsend. Pronouns: She/Her. Major: Elementary Education. Hello, my name is Kayla. I am a senior Elementary Education major at USCB. I am a passionate individual who looks forward to educating the youth by fostering a supportive learning environment. I am also a nature lover and traveler. I love to go on hikes, nature preserve walks, bike rides, and just explore the great outdoors whenever I get the chance to travel. If you have any questions or need some guidance and support, feel free to reach out!


Hello! I'm Alex Clark. Pronouns: She/Her. Major/Minor: English with Secondary Education Licensure, Theater Minor. Hi, I'm a senior studying English secondary education and theater. I enjoy doing typical English major things like reading books, drinking coffee, and petting cats. When I'm not doing that, I enjoy performing and directing at local theaters! Please reach out if you have any questions about USCB!

Hello! I'm Jordan McCammon. Pronouns: She/Her. Major: Secondary English Education. Hi, my name is Jordan McCammon, and I am a Junior at USCB! I am originally from Lafayette, Indiana and I moved here around 2 years ago. I love spending time with my Golden Retriever, Molly, by going on long walks through parks and stopping to get her a well-deserved pup cup!


Human Services

Hello! I'm Sacha Dubois. Pronouns: She/Her. Major/Minor/Concentration: Human Services. A little about myself, I have a passion for helping children and young adults. I enjoy finding ways to make a positive change in my community.