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Hilltop Scholars Program

HSP Mentors and Advisory Board

The Hilltop Scholar Mentors and the Hilltop Scholar Advisory Board work closely with the HSP directors and faculty to develop and plan service and leadership events and to assist the incoming freshmen in their transition to SMU and the Hilltop Scholars Program. Mentors will work with assigned groups of HSP students to help build community and create lasting relationships.

2018-2019 Mentors

Patrick Andreen

Major: Finance and Sports Management
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Fun Fact: I have climbed the tallest mountain in Costa Rica, and many others throughout Europe!

Deena Chahadeh

Major: Business
Minors: History and Political Science
Hometown: Houston, TX

Candice Cramer

Major: Marketing
Minor: Advertising
Hometown: Southlake, Texas
Fun Fact: This summer I studied abroad with the SMU Rome-Paris and I'm involved in many activities on campus! Reach out to me if you need anything!

Mona El-Gharby

Major: Biology

Hilltop Scholars Mentor: Victoria Fennell, pictured with a camel; Sophomore, Major: Biochemistry (Premed), Minors: Math and Spanish Victoria Fennell

Major: Biochemistry (Premed)
Minors: Math and Spanish
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Fun Fact: I have been to over 20 different countries!
Favorite Quote: "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist." - Oscar Wilde

Nick Fontela

Major: Accounting
Minor: Spanish
Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida

2018-2019 Advisory Board

Eliana Abraham

Hello! My name’s Eliana and I’m a freshman who’s passionate about leadership, giving back to the community, and learning. I’m plannig on double majoring in Biology and Health and Society and minoring in Psychology on the pre-health track. I’m so excited for this year’s amazing events with the Hilltop Scholars Program! 

Lorcan Jamal

Minor: Spanish
Hometown: Omaha, NE





Kavya John

Hi! My name is Kavya and I am from Seattle, WA. I am a freshman this year planning to double major in Biology and Health and Society with a Minor in Chemistry on the pre-med track. I am very outgoing and love meeting new people and building relationships through service. I am looking forward to further developing my leadership abilities this year as a member the Hilltop Advisory Board! 

Tiffany Lam

Major: Marketing
Hometown: Plano, TX
Favorite quote: "Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum." -The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood