Mentor of the Week 2/22: Trey Lampley

Congratulations to Trey Lampley for being named Mentor of the Week! Here is a little more about Trey!

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Hometown: Cincinnati Ohio

Major: Biology, Minor: Psychological and Brain Sciences

Year: Sophomore

Fun Fact: Plays Violin

What else are you involved in: Ervin Scholars Program, Sigma Chi Fraternity, BEP Youth Mentoring Program, Association of Black Students, “The Shoe Basket” Non-Profit Charity

Why did you join: I enjoy getting involved in my community.

Who’s your mentee: David

Books or Basketball: “School comes first”

Best memory: Alley-oop dunks on the court with David.

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Mentor of the Week: Sophia Shapiro

Congratulations to Sophia Shapiro for being named B&B mentor of the week!!! Here’s a little bit more about Sophia:11953085_10205836990296446_8135769776264398100_n

 

1) What are you studying?
– I am in the Art School, but I am switching over to ArtSci for the spring semester. I plan to study Education and Minor in Design

2) What do you love about BnB?
– I have always loved teaching and working with kids so BnB is a perfect combination of this. the kids are so fun to work with and have so much energy constantly. BnB is something I look forward to every Tuesday and Thursday.

3) What is your favorite joke?
– Any corny joke my dad makes. Favorite one of his: If it’s rush hour, why are non of the cars rushing?

4) Name a spot on campus you would want to go, kick your feet up, and tilt your head 45 degrees upwards to admire whatever is above.
– My bed.

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Mentor of the Week: Megan Shaw

Congratulations to Megan Shaw for being named B&B mentor of the week!!! Here’s a little bit more about Megan:11885287_892734747480804_5913703303414249422_n

1) What year are you and what are you studying?
– Freshman and Business

2) When did you start Books and Basketball and why do you continue doing it?
– I started BnB this semester. I love how much the kids enjoy it and the fact that they are always so excited to see us each week always makes me happy!

3) What is your favorite joke?
– Knock Knock. Who’s there? Britney Spears. Britney Spears who? Knock Knock. Who’s there? Oops I did it again.

4) What would be your BnB pitch to a potential mentor?
– BnB is awesome because you feel like you are actually making a difference. I think it is really important and worthwhile to leave campus and try to have an impact on the community we live in and BnB is a really fun way to do this.

5) A mix between a tiger and a silverback gorilla is threatening the very existence of BnB, how do you stop it?
– Wine and dine it at Ibby’s.

 

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Mentor of the Week: Josh Bellatti

Congratulations to Josh Bellatti for being named B&B mentor of the week!!! Here’s a little bit more about Josh:10623948_10203414345574040_8972803820823599377_o

1) What year are you and what are you studying?
– Sophomore and Business and Computer Science

2) What is your favorite joke?
– Did you hear about the hungry clock? It went back four seconds

3) When did you start Books and Basketball and why do you continue doing it?
– I started BnB this semester and have loved it so far! The kids we work with are great, so full of energy and just awesome to be around. It’s been great getting to know the students and I’m excited to see how the rest of the semester plays out. It’s definitely the highlight of my week

4) A mix between a tiger and a silverback gorilla is threatening the very existence of BnB, how do you stop it?
– Gather everyone around and fight it until someone calls animal control

5) What would be your BnB pitch to a potential mentor?
– BnB is one of the few opportunities where you get to have a direct influence in the St. Louis community. The students we work with really love spending time with us and it’s great getting to have a positive impact on their lives. It’s also a lot of fun for mentors as we get to play sports with them and tutor them one-on-one. Overall it’s just a great way to get outside the WashU bubble an make a difference in these students’ lives.

6) Name one spot on campus you would want to go, kick your feet up, and tilt your head 45 degrees upwards to admire whatever is above.
– Holmes lounge for sure. The ceiling in there is amazing and Holmes is just a relaxing place in general.

 

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Mentor of the Week: Adrian Levitt

Congratulations to our first mentor of the week this semester, Adrian Levitt!  Even though he is a first-time mentor, he has already made a big impact on Thursdays this semester.  Thanks for your great work Adrian – Keep it up!

Here’s a bit more about Adrian:

1) What year are you and what are you studying?

Freshman and Chemical Engineering

2) Whats your favorite joke?
How do you find will smith in the snow?  You look for the Fresh Prince
3) When did you start Books and Basketball and why do you continue doing it?
I started this semester and I specifiaclly made my schedule with Books and Basketball in mind. I did programs similar throughout high school and it was just really fulfilling and it was something I always wanted to stick with because those opportunities are really important for the kids we mentor and for me.
4) A mix between a tiger and a silverback gorilla is threatening the very existence of BnB, how do you stop it?
I assert my dominance and establish myself as the alpha male and handle the situation.
5) What would be your BnB pitch to a specific mentor?
Everyone should remember how lucky we are and how hard we’ve worked to get here and its important to look at those less fortunate and help them get to a place where we are. 
6) Name one spot on campus you would want to go, kick your feet up, and tilt your head 45 degrees upwards to admire whatever is above.
Steps in front of Brookings… wait thats not very comfortable.
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Mentor of the Week: Max Zhang

Congratulations to our most recent B&B mentor of the week, Max Zhang!  Here’s a little bit more about Max, yet another Wash U baseball player to be our mentor of the week:

1. What year are you and whats your major?

Senior studying Biology

 

2. Whats your favorite joke?

What do you call an alligator in a vest? An Investigator

 

3. When did you start Books and basketball and why do you continue doing it?

 

I just started this semester and I really like it. Its a good way to do something different during your day and helping out and developing a bond with kids that you wouldn’t have otherwise. Its really fun building a bond with a kid and becoming their friend and teacher.

 

4. A mix between a tiger and a silverback gorilla is threatening the very existence of BnB, how do you stop it?

 

I would use the kids and their charm to tame the beast and make it our mascot.

 

5. Whats your spirit animal and why?

 

I would want to say a lion, but more realistically a monkey because I’m playful and mischievous and curious. 

 

6. Name one spot on campus you would want to go, kick your feet up, and tilt your head 45 degrees upwards to admire whatever is above: 

 

Right on top of Brookings overlooking the front of the school, it’s really pretty. 

 

7. What would be your BnB pitch to a specific mentor? 

 

I would say you should definitely do it. It’s one of the groups on campus that does a great job of fulfilling their mission. Its been really cool to see how far the group has come. Its a great opportunity to get off campus and do something new and exciting. But also, you get to tutor children and you’re going to end up loving these kids and its something to look forward to this week. 

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Mentor of the Week: Sophie Revere

Congratulations to this week’s mentor of the week, Sophie Revere.  Sophie always puts the kids first, and we’re so thankful for her contributions to B&B!  Here’s a little bit more about her:
1) What year are you?
        Senior
2) What are you studying?
        American Culture Studies and Psychology

3) When did you start Books and basketball and why do you continue doing it?

        I started doing B&B last semester and found it to be one of the most fun and rewarding things I’ve done in college. I developed a really close relationship with the kid I tutored last spring, so I couldn’t wait to sign up again this year!
4) What is your favorite joke?
​My fave G-rated joke is a classic: What does a nosy pepper do? Get jalapeño business!
5) What would be your Books and Basketball pitch to a specific mentor?
        ​B&B gives you the perfect blend of helping students academically and playing with them in a really chill setting, so you get to know them on an individual level outside of the classroom. It’s also an awesome community of mentors and a great way to get to know WashU kids you otherwise wouldn’t.
6) What is your spirit animal and why?
        An otter because they’re playful and cuddly. When I learned that they hold hands while they sleep so they don’t float away from each other I knew I was in love.
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Mentor of the Week: Will Eisenberg

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Congratulations to Will Eisenberg, our B&B mentor of the week.  As a Freshman and first time mentor, he has already shown great commitment to the program and outstanding skills working with our students.  Thanks for everything you do, Will!

Here is some more about Will:

1. Tell me a funny story:

One time in high school I opened the door for my principle and I thought she was trying to hug me so I went in for the hug, but she wasn’t. Needless to say I ran away and never wanted to go back to school again.
2. Would you rather not be able to tell the difference between a baby and a muffin or change genders every you sneeze?
I’d rather change genders because I like muffins and I wouldn’t want to accidentally eat a baby and I am allergic to a lot of things so I could smell a flower and become a boy again.
3. When did you start Books and Basketball? Why do you continue doing it?
I started this semester and I keep doing it because I developed a close relationship with my mentee and it keeps me happy. 
 
4. What would be your Books and Basketball pitch to a specific mentor?
It is a great opportunity to get off campus and make a difference in someone’s life who is probably less fortunate then you and all the while have fun doing it. 
 
5. What is your spirit animal? 
I’m going to go with a bald eagle because they’re magic. 

 

 

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Mentor of the Week: Matt Clohisy

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Congratulations to our second mentor of the week this semester, Matt Clohisy.  In addition to being a member of the Wash U Baseball team, Matt also takes time to volunteer with B&B and contribute to the St. Louis community that he grew up in.  Here is more info on Matt:

1. What are you studying?
Mechanical Engineering
2. When did you start BnB? Why do you continue doing it?
I started this semester.   I did some inner city tutoring in high school and I thought B&B would  be a lot of fun and good service opportunity that could break up my schedule.I know a number of people who have done it and recommended it to me. 
4. Name one spot on campus you would want to go, kick your feet up, and tilt your head 45 degrees upwards to admire whatever is above:
The new business school- pretty sweet building. 
5. A mix between a tiger and a silverback gorilla is threatening the very existence of BnB, how do you stop it?
Gather a band of warriors to fight it.
6. What would be your BnB pitch to a specific mentor?
First off its a lot of fun for yourself, its a really good time getting to play with kids. At the same time its nice to put something in your week thats really worth your time thats not your usual studying or an on campus activity.
7. What is your favorite joke? 
What do you call a cow with no legs? Ground beef. 
What do you call a cow with a twitch? Beef Jerky  
8. What is your spirit animal?
Grizzly Bear- I like to sleep and eat and feel dominant at times. 

Congrats Matt – thanks for your hard work and commitment to B&B!

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Mentor of the Week: Sandra Yamada

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Congratulations to our first mentor of the week this fall, Sandra Yamada!  In addition to being an outstanding veteran mentor, we’d like to thank her for pinch-hit driving on our first day of volunteering.  Here’s a little bit more about Sandra:

1. If you could pick any nickname what would it be?

I’ve always believed nicknames are earned not chosen.
2. When did you start Books and Basketball? Why do you continue doing it?
I started BnB my sophomore year. I could rattle off a long list, but the main draw for me has been how fun it is to hang out with the kids. Youth is infectious. Oh, and its nice to meet and interact with other WashU students outside of our bubble.
3. Name one spot on campus you would want to go, kick your feet up, and tilt your head 45 degrees upwards to admire whatever is above:
I love laying on the turf after a nice track workout and just watching the clouds. It’s beyond relaxing. I guess that’s not 45 degrees but now we’re splitting hairs.
4. What would be your Books and Basketball pitch to a specific mentor?
Children + Happiness + laughter + education + hoops… pretty much sells itself
5. What is your go-to knock knock joke?
Knock Knock!! Who’s there? Daisy. Daisy who!?! *singing* Daisy me rollin they hating (surprising this one doesn’t translate well in the halloween setting, quoting Chamillionaire really puts your target audience in a box I guess)
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