Meeraf Mulugeta is a Program Assistant and Mentor for the Office of Academic Enrichment. She is currently working on completing a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and Minor in Biology in the College of Arts and Science at Texas Tech University. Meeraf is the Marketing and Media Program Assistant for the AVID First Year Experience Program, and her role is to enhance advertising and promote the success and retention for members in the AVID First Year Experience Program. Meeraf is also a Peer Mentor for the program. Her role in this position is to build relationships with her mentees in the AVID First Year Experience program, so that they feel safe and comfortable to achieve higher education. Meeraf has also taken on the role of a TAME Intern for the Lubbock Chapter, encouraging participation for marginalized groups to enter STEM careers through innovative, hands-on learning for K-12 students.
Madison Kennedy is a Program Assistant and Mentor for the Office of Academic Enrichment. She is currently on the President's List working on completing a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Women's and Gender Studies, and Arabic at Texas Tech University. She is involved on campus with Triota; the Women's and Gender Studies Honor Society as Vice President, and the CMLL Ambassadors as Secretary. Through these organizations, working for the Office of Academic Enrichment, and studying abroad in Jordan, she has learned methods of communication that allow her to advocate for student achievement and success in higher education. She encourages her mentees to become well rounded and open minded leaders. Madison strives to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, not only in education but in her daily life by being a voice for those that are not heard, in the hopes that one day those who are minoritized will feel safe and celebrated rather than marginalized.