Mentoring Staff

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Student Coordinators

Hi, my name is Kevin Beallis and I am a rising junior in Computer Engineering (class of 2022). I am from New Lenox, IL which is a south suburb of Chicago. I joined the peer mentorship as a mentee during my freshman year, continued as a mentor during my sophomore year, and will now be serving as a student coordinator of the program. I am also involved in Theme Park Engineering and Michigan Neuroprosthetics. I am very excited to take this new role and hopefully improve the program to make the freshman transition experience considerably easier. Feel free to contact me at if you have questions or concerns about the program or anything at all.


Hi, my name is Courtney Coleman, and I am a rising senior in Chemical Engineering. When I was a freshman, I joined the program as a mentee, and I continued my involvement in the program as a mentor last fall. I love this program, and I am very excited to be a coordinator for a second year. I am also a member of SWE (Society of Women Engineers) and Phi Sigma Rho, a national engineering sorority. I cannot wait to work with the new group of mentors to help ensure that the next freshman class of engineers have an exciting and engaging first year of college at U of M. Feel free to reach out to me at with any questions or concerns.


Hi, My name is Gabriella Tringali. I’m from Long Island, New York and am a rising junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering with an International Minor. I joined the Peer Mentor Program as a mentee, then became a mentor during sophomore year. To me the highlight of this program is the amount of amazing people you meet and become friends with. This is true as a mentee and a mentor and that’s what makes the program so special. I’m also a member of MEG Consulting Club, Sunny, and M-Heal Peri-Operative engineering design team. I’m super excited for the upcoming year of this program! Feel free to contact me at with any questions or concerns. 




Staff Coordinator
Briana Akani – Academic Advisor