Commuter Life staff on Amphitheater steps

Commuter Assistance Mentorship Program

What is CAMP?

The Commuter Assistance Mentorship Program (CAMP) is a program that matches upper-class commuters with first-year commuter students to assist with their transition to college. Your first year as a commuter can be overwhelming. Consider getting connected with a Commuter Mentor to help you make the most of your first year here at Montclair State University! We encourage you to apply for the Commuter Assistance Mentorship Program (CAMP). Mentee applications open in June. Check back for more details.

We Are Here To Help!

Not only will you get help with all things Commuter Life but you will gain new experiences, be invited to exclusive CAMP social events and have the opportunity to network with and meet new people. There is still time to sign up for the program, but spots are limited!


If you have any questions about CAMP, please email

Meet Our Mentors!

Yamile Perez
Graduate Coordinator
Pursuing M.A. in Higher Education

Bedour Issa – Junior
Major: Psychology
Involvement: Muslim Student Association Member and Founder of Justice for Palestine

Devyn Guzman – Junior
Major: Justice Studies
Involvement:Hermano of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Fraternity Incorporated

Janelle Perez – Senior
Major: Communications and Media Arts
Involvement: CSI Marketing Team Member, Intern for Univision Promotions Activations, CAMP Mentor

Keren Franco – Sophomore
Major: Psychology Major with a minor in Criminal Justice
Involvement: University Fellow, Rugby Club

Lisbeth Acosta – Senior
Major: Biology
Involvement: Sister of Omega Phi Chi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., Secretary for the United Greek Coalition, CAMP Mentor

Maddison Chin – Sophomore
Major: Pre-Major
Involvement: Admissions Ambassador, CAMP Mentor

Maddie Kathawala – Sophomore
Major: Business Administration and Finance
Involvement: SGA Legislator, Treasurer of Montclair State Marketing Club, Admissions Ambassador, University Fellow, CAMP Mentor

Maria Jose Arauz Santamaria – Senior
Major: Psychology & Child Advocacy and Policy and Teacher Education
Involvement: Vice President of Programing and Committees of Theta Phi Alpha, President of MSU Muse, Public Relations Liaison of Justice for Education, Research Assistant for Dr. Coyle, Hispanic Student College Institute Mentor, CAMP Mentor

Mario Rodriguez – Sophomore
Major: Exercise Science
Involvement: Phi Delta Theta, EMT Volunteer, CAMP Mentor

Mikaela Benkert – Sophomore
Major: Biology (Pre-Dental)
Involvement: Relay for Life team, Presidential Scholar, CAMP Mentor

Samantha Ascenzo – Sophomore
Major: Business Administration
Involvement: CAMP Mentor

Samirah Robinson-Good – Junior
Major: Television and Digital Media
Involvement: Asez Vice President, CAMP Mentor

Selena Cangialosi – Senior
Major: Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance
Involvement: Student Center Building Manager, Finance Intern at Lamplighters Investment Advisors, CAMP Mentor

Sydney Bragg – Junior
Major: Biology
Involvement: SLAM E-Board member, CAMP Mentor