Student Success Mentors & Academic Advising

School of AMPD (Arts, Media, Performance and Design)

Hello from our Winters College Mentors! We are upper year student success mentors who have been trained to engage and connect with you to help you with your undergraduate experience!  To learn more about us check out our profiles below and if you have any questions regarding transitioning to York or if you have any ideas for events you would like us to host, please email us at

You can reach our Winters College Peer mentors here:

Name: Mena
Program: Design
Year: 4th
Pronouns: She/Her
Fun Fact: I have travelled to 4 continents and I hope to travel to 6 of them.
Hobby: Reading, listening to podcasts, yoga, making art, and trying new foods!
Favourite Class: Design Research, Typography, and Editorial
Favourite thing about Winters: The people!!!
Name: Zahra
Program: Visual Arts
Year: 3rd Year
Pronouns: She/Her
Fun Fact: I’ve got forty cousins from one side of my family, I’ve had five cats, 50 fish and 2 turtles.
Hobby: All things art, singing in the shower, amateur food connoisseur
Favourite Class: All the acrylic painting courses I’ve done so far!
Favourite thing about Winters: It’s vibrancy and diversity of talent!
Name: Karolina
Program: Theatre (Devised)
Year: 3rd Year
Pronouns: She/Her
Fun Fact: I’m a Scorpio Sun, Libra Moon, and Virgo Rising!
Hobby: watching lots of Netflix, and jamming out to some cool tunes or Broadway tracks.
Favourite Class: Devised Theatre and Stagecraft
Favourite thing about Winters: I love the sense of family and positivity the community brings!

Completing my degree
Do you have any questions relating to your degree requirements? Or what courses to take? Or how to petition your courses? We recommend you make an appointment with the Office of Advising and Integrated Student Services (OAISS). OAISS is your destination for undergraduate advising, peer mentoring, and academic support.

Faculty of Education, BA Educational Studies: