College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

classroom   mentors

Your LEAD Peer Mentors are current upper-class students in ETCS who have a dedicated interest in helping first and second-year students to navigate the university and their academic programs. They are excited to share this experience with you and to help you to reach your academic, career, and personal goals.

The Mentors

Makaylia Rosebrock

Makaylia Rosebrock
Graduate Student
Electrical Engineering

Why I wanted to be a mentor: I want to be able to share my experiences with incoming/transitioning students as well as be able to provide assistance that I know I would have greatly appreciated as an incoming student.

Facts about me: I have held internship positions at Caterpillar (Illinois) and Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (Decatur, Indiana) and have learned SO much from those experiences. Alongside being employed at awesome companies, I am an active member in Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and serve as Vice President for the Society of Active Leaders (SAL).

Matt Kemerly

Matt Kemerly
Senior
Information Systems

My time in college has taught me that there's more to the experience than showing up and collecting grades. I got into the mentor program to help new students learn about and take advantage of the events and services offered by the school. I want to help make sure that new students feel welcome and have an enriching experience here.

Bryan Burzon

Bryan Burzon
Senior
Organizational Leadership
Computer Science

Having been a mentee and experiencing the overwhelming success that I have had, I am honored to be able to give back to the program that has helped in my success here at Purdue Fort Wayne, but also to be part of a program that helps other succeed both academically and professionally. I hope to give back by sharing to other students my experiences and help them in any way to achieve their own goal both professionally and academically.

In addition to serving as a LEAD Mentor I am also a Computer Science tutor for the Help Corner and the President of the Society of Active Leaders (SAL).

Evan Terry

Evan Terry
Senior
Civil Engineering

I joined LEAD with the intention of propagating success and supporting students within the ETCS programs. Additionally I have aimed to not only help my mentees to navigate challenges they face, where I can, but also to pass on my knowledge and experience of the important contrasts seen between the life a college student versus that of a high school student.

My studies have eaten up a large amount of my time in the past years, therefore it was difficult for me to justify pursuing an internship or co-op at the risk of graduating later, which was a personal choice, not one I have recommended to mentees. Despite this I have a plethora of connections and knowledge of resources to pass on to my fellow students.

My interest outside of school include: listening and collecting large amounts of music, playing video games, watching movies, and lots of other random stuff. I also serve as an officer in the Society of Active Leaders.

Bruno Sobotie

Bruno Sobotie
Senior
Computer Engineering

Why I wanted to be a mentor: When I first got there, I didn't have the opportunity to talk to students already in the engineering department. I feel it’s important to share your experiences with incoming students, so they can have a guide or indirect learning experience.

I currently have an internship position at Ward Corporation and I have also worked as engineer in an oil exploration company. I have strong business planning skills as well. I try to be well versed in everything and learn as much as I can. I love running and reading. I am also an active member of the Society of Active Leaders (SAL).