Personalized mentoring

We'll help you open every door. 

A big-city, major research university is rich with opportunities that you may not even know exist! As an Honors student, you have access to them all — whether you're on a traditional academic path or creating your own. 

  • ​Could your pet project become a paid research topic?
  • How could you travel abroad this summer? 
  • What can you do now to be more competitive for a national award later? 

Your Scholar-Mentor can guide you through all that, and more.

Honors mentoring complements your regular academic advising. We'll help you go beyond coursework to design a comprehensive plan for your undergraduate experience, with learning that inspires you in and out of the classroom.

Honors Scholar-Mentors:

Lesha Greene

Lesha spent 15 years designing and managing international scholarship programs for a major non-governmental organization — so she knows the ins and outs of prestigious scholarships. She's been all over the world, and is fascinated with travel. With an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, she's also an incredible resource for personal scholarship essays. 

Set up an appointment with Lesha »

Josh Cannon

Josh is a Pitt Honors alumni himself — so he knows what it's like! He spent the last decade excavating at archaeological sites in Turkey. He was also an Arabic Linguist for the Marine Corps, and has his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. 

Set up an appointment with Josh »

Aidan Beatty

Aidan Beatty is from Ireland, and has published 2 books on Irish and Jewish history. His PhD is in history, so he's always interested in talking about history, religion, Jewish studies, philosophy, politics, or gender studies. He has won many competitive academic grants himself, so he can give you great tips! 

Set up an appointment with Aidan »

Dave Fraser

Dave was a professor for 10 years with PhD in neuroscience, so he's a great resource for STEM opportunities. He's a global scholar who has lived abroad in Egypt, Puerto Rico, Madrid. But he also has an eclectic background including carpentry, sales, landscaping, and more. He also volunteers for the ACLU. 

Set up an appointment with Dave »

Community Engagement Advisors

Pitt Honors also has specialized advising for students interested in academic community engagement. 

Holly Hickling

Holly is a leader of innovative community service on and off campus. She spent 6 years working in international development in Zambia, first in refugee camps, then conducting research with Poverty Action Lab. She built on her undergraduate foundation in math to earn a Master of Public Policy and Management, so she's well versed in different research methodologies.

We bet she can teach you about a few ways to make an impact that you wouldn't have considered!

Make an appointment with Holly »