College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

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


Scott Forsythe
Computer Engineering Technology

I'm Scott Forsythe, a rising Sophomore studying Computer Engineering Technology here at IPFW. As a person with dyslexia, I have always been passionate about teaching others and sharing my strategies for learning, and the LEAD Peer Mentor program seemed like a perfect opportunity. Some fun facts about me: I'm president of the IPFW IEEE, and during my first and second years as a Computer Engineering Intern at NASA, I developed a portion of the software for the next generation GOES satellite!


Matt Kemerly
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.


Jana Ricker
Organizational Leadership
Human Resources Concentration

I wanted to be a mentor to help guide new coming students to help them feel at ease and share all the resources IPFW has to offer. I remembering feeling lost for a good part of the year when first starting. I will be starting my 4th year of college and have learned so many study tips and skills and hope to be able to pass those on.


Makaylia Rosebrock
Electrical Engineering and Computer 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 both Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE).


Joel Thompson
Mechanical Engineering

Welcome new students!  My name is Joel Thompson.  I am a Senior in the Mechanical Engineering program here at IPFW and am also in the Co-op program.  I wanted to be a part of this mentor program because I think it would’ve greatly benefited me in my first years.  I am excited to help support you through your first or second year at IPFW.  I know you have probably all heard that engineering is hard and well…it is; but don’t let that stop you! You can do it with the right dedication and preparation!  I look forward to sharing with you some of the tips and tricks that I have learned while in school to help you succeed in your college career! 


Nguyen Vo
Mechanical Engineering

I wanted to be a mentor because I want to help other freshmen achieve their dream and goals, specifically academic and leadership goals, during their time here in IPFW. I also wanted to make new friends and learn from you all.

Funny thing about me: My photos are featured in the IPFW Confluence Magazine twice in a row.


Kaitlin Wright
Organizational Leadership
(Engineering Concentration)

I am a mentor because I believe it is a great opportunity to help incoming freshmen have the best experience possible here at IPFW. I look forward to this program and all it has to offer!"