Student Mentors Personal Bio

Student mentor, Lisa Carreon

Lisa Carreon
Career Choice: Social Worker for a nursing home.
Colleges interested in: University of Houston Clear Lake
Favorite quote: “Courage is not defined by those who fought and did not fall, but by those who fought, fell, and rose again.” -Adrienne Rich-

What I love the most: My heart was made to work with people. I love to help them through grief and self-improvement
A hobby: I enjoy playing dominoes and chess. Just bring your “A” game.

Why we are a mentor: The role of a Peer Leader means a lot to me. I like guiding students and showing them what I wish I knew my first semester.
Where you see yourself in 5 or 10 years: In 10 years, I see myself as a home owner, settled in a career of helping the elderly community, and with lots of dogs.
Your role model or someone you look up to: My role model is Adrienne Rich. She was an American poet, essayist, and feminist. What I admire most, is she was not afraid to be different from society’s expectations and lived her TRUTH.

Student Mentor, Teressa EspinozaTeressa Espinoza
Career Choice: Process Operations/Operator
Colleges interested in: University of Houston.
Favorite quote: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” –Elanor Roosevelt
What we love the most: The self-satisfaction that comes along after a hard day’s work! 
A hobby: I absolutely love to fish! Every chance that my son and I get is spent outdoors visiting the beach and/or fishing!
Why we are a mentor: Growing up I was always the girl with more questions than answers. This rang especially true on my first day of college! Being on campus for the very first time can be beyond intimidating and I can personally understand how difficult it can be to muster the courage to ask for help/direction. I’d like to help combat those fears and make Brazosport College your ‘home-away-from-home’ as it has been for me throughout my entire journey towards gaining my associates degree. 
Where you see yourself in 5 or 10 years: I not only see myself well into a career as an Operator preferably for Olin or Conoco Phillips but well into a new journey to becoming an Engineer.
Your role model or someone you look up to: Jaime Espinoza, my father. 

Student Mentor, Patrick MeylorRobert Patrick Meylor
Career Choice: Chemistry Professor or Videogame Programmer.
Colleges interested in: University of Texas, Full Sail University, and Stanford University.
Favorite quote: A good man fights for himself. A great man fights for everyone else. -Philip DeFranco
What I love the most: My beautiful dog, Annie, my loving family, and my wonderful friends. 
A hobby: I like to spend my time fencing or spending time with friends and family. 
Why I am mentor: I am a mentor because I am passionate about helping people to learn and to succeed. Along with this passion, I have a desire to help people adjust to the college environment and the college life.
Where I see myself in 5 or 10 years: In 5-10 years I hope to see myself with a successful career or finishing up my master’s degree.  A role model or someone I look up to: Philip DeFranco- his passion for truth and his willingness to have a conversation has inspired me too strive for an un-bias truth and has allowed me to become more indulgent to others’ arguments.

Student Mentor, Marissa NavaMarissa Nava
Career Choice: Doctor
Colleges interested in: UTMB Galveston 
Favorite quote: “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities”
What we love the most: Family, Friends, and adventures!
A hobby: Running, spending time with loved ones, make up, hang out with friends, and listening to music.
Why we are a mentor: I want to be a person to lean on, to watch people really just amaze themselves with their abilities. Overall just to share a bit of happiness with everyone!
Where you see yourself in 5 or 10 years: In Ten years I hope to be done with med school and well on my way to becoming a doctor. I also wouldn’t mind my own home and family!
Your role model or someone you look up to: Shawn Johnson or Jesse Owens (Olympic Gold Medalist) and mother.