Mentors

Karina
Karina
Lead Mentor
Hi, my name is Karina Thiagarajan and I am the founder of the mentors@De Anza Program. I am passionate about peer mentorship and bridging the information gap to ensure every student has all the knowledge they need to go to the university that they want to. Equity of opportunity begins with equity of information. We care about every student we have, and We will work tirelessly for all of you!
Yuetong
Yuetong
Senior Mentor
I am Yuetong Zhang, and this is my second year at De Anza. I am a Liberal Arts and English major. I am also the DASB Chair of Environmental Sustainability and an English tutor at the WRC. I really enjoy working with people and building community which aligns with my dedication to mentorship, interest in English, and my active involvement all around De Anza.
Mahul
Mehul
Senior Mentor
Hello everyone!! My name is Mehul Sharma and I am a second-year at De Anza College! I am a psychology and networks programming major and am involved in De Anza's community as the Vice-Chair of Programs in the ICC and a writing tutor at the WRC! One piece of advice I have for students is that community college is what you make of it so take advantage of the opportunities around you!
Keanu
Keanu
Senior Mentor
Hello! My name is Keanu. I am a first-generation Mexican American and military veteran college student. I began my college education during military service and I plan on transferring to the Haas school of business at UC Berkeley this coming fall. I manage a small construction company with my family, and I'm also the President of the Student Veterans of American, De Anza chapter. I hope that we can share our experiences and our knowledge together so we can better understand and help each other succeed.
Fabiana
Fabiana
Senior Mentor
Hi there! I'm Fabiana and I'm majoring in Economics at De Anza. I'm passionate about serving the community and at De Anza, I'm the ICC Chair of Finance and an Economics tutor at the Student Success Center. I enjoy eating yummy food, making friends, and exploring new places.
Ananya
Ananya
Senior Mentor
Hi all! My name is Ananya Bapat and I am a second-year political science major at De Anza. In addition, I am the Chair of Legislative Affairs for DASB, which is the DeAnza Associated Student Body. I also am an Intern for PPS, which is the Public Policy School under VIDA, the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy and Advocacy. In my free time, I like to paint, draw, watch TV, bake, and hang out with my cat!
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