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While ideas can be inspiring and uplifting, life is played out in the personal.

The Avenue seeks to engage each student where she is in life; that's why mentoring is the most important aspect of the program.  With her mentor, each student applies what she learned during the monthly sessions to her own circumstances, setting goals and navigating the challenges she encounters.


The mentors are professional women and graduate students who lead a Module or serve on The Avenue’s Executive Committee.  They meet with their mentees at least once a month and gladly make themselves available outside program hours. Contact your mentor for details!

"My mentor has helped me get through ups and downs in several friendships throughout this school year, and I'm so grateful for that!"

"I trust and admire my mentor; she has offered me valuable and practical advice on a variety of topics."

"My mentor is like the big sister I never had."

- Avenue participants

2022-23 Mentors

Gabriela Alba

Corporate Responsibility Communications, JPMorgan Chase

Emily Borders

Physical Therapist, FOX Rehabilitation

Jacinta Chin Lee

Sous Chef, Murray Hill Place

Rebekah Chin Lee

Instructional Designer & Educator

Becca Dillett

Ivy Tech Community College, Culinary Arts

Jackie Herrick

James Madison University, Hospitality Management

Elizabeth Hughes

Fourth Grade Teacher, Brilla Public Charter Schools

Lauren Kustner

Princeton University, Philosophy

Paz Leos, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Lulu Marasigan

School of Visual Arts, Comics

Mandy Mongoven, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, SPEAR Physical Therapy

Marita Montes

Executive Director, The Avenue

Ashley Petros

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Human Development & Family Studies

Rebecca Sullivan

Columbia University, Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy & Education

Katie Tweedel

Fordham University, Masters in Medieval Studies

Isa Vidales

Hospitality Service Supervisor, Murray Hill Place

Claire Giuntini

Junior Fellow, First Things & Latin Teacher

Claire Hadley

University of Notre Dame, Philosphy

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