Welcome to the Sam Fox Peer Mentoring Program!

The mission of the program is to foster professional and personal relationships among undergraduate students in the College of Art and the College of Architecture. Through both one-on-one relationships and group events, we strive to promote student health and well-being, studio culture, and professional and academic development. 

We provide opportunities for mentors and mentees to engage with each other as well as explore what the Sam Fox community has to offer. Activities range from events organized by the Peer Mentoring Program to those held by other organizations in the Sam Fox School.

Several examples include:

  • Group bonding activities and fun challenges
  • Studio pop-ins and coursework advising
  • Mentor-Mentee(s) program-funded lunch or coffee
  • Fox Friday workshops
  • Coffee talks with professors
  • Public Lecture Series

With activities such as those listed above, we hope to be able to provide an immersive experience for our incoming freshman class and transfer students. We look forward to welcoming you into the Sam Fox community!

For further information about the mission of the program, the roles and responsibilities of mentors, and the officers of the executive board, please see the Sam Fox Peer Mentoring Program Constitution

Meet the 2022-2023 Leadership Team!

Giuliana Copertino

BS in Architecture, Class of 2025

I’m a Long Island native, which basically makes me a bagel and pizza connoisseur. I love music, reading, and learning languages!

Fun fact: I’m a huge baseball fan. Whenever I visit a new city, I always make sure to catch a game at its ballpark! 

Email: gcopertino@wustl.edu

Sophia Dykstra

BFA in Communication Design, BS in Computer Science, Class of 2025

I love drawing, painting, and fixing retro tech.

Fun Fact: One time I went to McDonald’s and I saw a guy going through the drive through on his horse, cowboy hat and all.

Email: dsophia@wustl.edu

Jackson Hescock

BFA in Studio Art, Minors in Physics and Art History, Class of 2023

I’m a native Texan transplanted to Tennessee and the Appalachian mountains. I love old cars, typewriters, and a riveting conversation! Don’t be a stranger!

Fun Fact: I write my letters and poems under the pen name, Hermes Andersson (with a typewriter, of course). 

Email: Jhescock@wustl.edu

Kevin O’Neill

BS in Architecture, Minor in General Business, Class of 2025

Born in Manhattan and raised in Westchester, New York. I like camping, drawing, and playing basketball with friends. 

Fun Fact: Mick Jagger was sitting behind me at a Chinese restaurant and I did not realize this until my parents pointed it out to me after we left. 

Email: k.j.oneill@wustl.edu

Emma Schumacher

BFA in Communication Design, Minors in Art History and Marketing, Class of 2023

I was born and raised in St. Louis and have so much pride for our community here in STL!

Fun Fact: I am an avid hiker and love to bring a travel easel with me to plein air paint!

Email: emmaschumacher@wustl.edu