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Undergraduate YEOC Mentorship Program

The application to be a YEOC Mentor for the 2020-2021 school year is currently closed. Applications will reopen in February 2021.

Throughout the year, each YEOC high school student is paired with a current Foster School of Business student mentor who helps them navigate the program, prepare for college and scholarship applications, as well as develop tools for academic and personal success in high school and beyond.

YEOC mentors represent a diverse range of academic abilities, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. The common denominator amongst the mentors is the overarching goal to support their communities. The mission of the YEOC mentors is to “lift as we climb.” YEOC mentors are a reflection of what we hope the YEOC mentees will emulate as they prepare to pursue college. Learn more about the YEOC program here.

YEOC Mentor Job Description

Each YEOC Mentor will supervise, support and encourage a group of approximately 10-12 high school mentees throughout the 9-month program. Each mentor will also lead a YEOC session and business lecture such as Finance, Marketing or Information Systems. Mentors also take on leadership roles and special projects such as recruitment, event planning and YEOC alumni programming.
Eligibility: Rising Foster Junior or Senior
2019-2020 Mentor Position Description

Mentor in Training (MIT) Job Description

Mentors in Training (MIT) support the YEOC program through a number of ways including special sessions, administration and leadership support at our Saturday sessions. Successful completion of the MIT program will result in an invitation to become a YEOC mentor the following academic year.
Eligibility: Rising UW Sophomore or Junior, pre-business students are preferred
2019-2020 MIT Position Description

2019-2020 Mentors

Natnael “Natu” AbrahamName: Natnael “Natu” Abraham
Hometown: Lynnwood, WA
Year at UW: Junior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Marketing, Finance)
Fun Fact: At the age of 7, I went on a full day camel trek through the Eastern Desert of Egypt and visited the Egyptians Pyramids and other iconic monuments.
 

Imane AyabaName: Imane Ayaba
Hometown: Kent, WA
Year at UW: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Accounting)
Fun Fact: I have been to the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
 
 
 

Mekias BekaluName: Mekias Bekalu
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Year at UW: Junior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Marketing, Information Systems)
Fun Fact: I love to play basketball and do photography in my free time.
 
 
 

Margarita BuenrostroName: Margarita Buenrostro
Hometown: Quincy, WA
Year at UW: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Finance), Minor: Diversity and Informatics
Fun fact: I was featured on the Alaska Airlines Magazine-in an article talking about YEOC.
 
 

Evelyn Delgadillo-ContrerasName: Evelyn Delgadillo-Contreras
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Year at UW: Junior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Finance, Information Systems)
Fun fact: I lived in Mexico for about a year and a half. I completed the 1st and 2nd grade, and
was deemed smartest student in English!
 

Bryan Lopez-VargasName: Bryan Lopez-Vargas
Hometown: Walla Walla, WA
Year at UW: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Accounting, Information Systems)
Fun Fact: I have been Rattle Snake hunting.
 
 
 

Xiomara MalpicaName: Xiomara Malpica
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Year at UW: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Marketing, Information Systems)
Fun Fact: I can wiggle my ears.
 
 
 

Agaziyan MengeshaName: Agaziyan Mengesha
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Year at UW: Senior
Anticipated Degree: Communications, CHID, Minor: Entrepreneurship
Fun Fact: I am ambidextrous.
 
 
 

Hewan MengistuName: Hewan Mengistu
Hometown: South Seattle, WA
Year at UW: Junior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Marketing, Information Systems) Minor: Diversity
Fun Fact: I was born in Ethiopia and moved to South Seattle at the age of 3.
 
 

Toan NguyenName: Toan Nguyen
Hometown: Phan Rang, Vietnam
Year at UW: Junior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Finance, Information Systems), Minor: Diversity
Fun Fact: I have been investing in stocks since my sophomore year in high school.
 

Alaina PaderesName: Alaina Paderes
Hometown: Renton, WA
Year at UW: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Accounting)
Fun fact: I have a twin.
 
 
 

America PerezName: America Perez
Hometown: Yakima, WA
Year at UW: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Marketing)
Fun Fact: I can clap with one hand.
 
 
 

Wilhelm RamirezName: Wilhelm Ramirez
Hometown: Prosser, WA
Year at UW: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Information Systems)
Fun Fact: I can play five instruments.
 
 
 

Lezah RodriguezName: Lezah Rodriguez
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Year at UW: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Marketing), Minor: Diversity
Fun Fact: My mom flipped my great-grandmas name, Hazel, and created my name – Lezah!
 
 

Natnael TesfaiName: Natnael Tesfai
Hometown: Tukwila, WA
Year at UW: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Marketing, Information Systems)
Fun Fact: I spent the summer in the Bay.
 
 
 

Carolina Robles ValenciaName: Carolina Robles Valencia
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Year at UW: Junior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Finance, Information Systems)
Fun Fact: I was born in Acapulco, Mexico.
 
 
 

Eliel ZikumName: Eliel Zikum
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Year at UW: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Economics
Fun Fact: I’ve been on over a hundred flights since 2015 #TravelManTravelManYeahThat’sMe
 
 
 

2019-2020 MiTs

Nassim AbrousName: Nassim Abrous
Hometown: Shoreline, WA
Year at UW: Sophomore
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Finance) BS (Informatics)
Fun Fact: I have been to Africa 7 times!
 
 
 

Alejandro ChavezName: Alejandro Chavez
Hometown: Longview, WA
Year at UW: Sophomore
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Human Resources Management)
Fun Fact: I was the only mentee from South West, WA during the 2017-18 year.
 
 
 

Mwihaki (Keeke) KaruriName: Mwihaki (Keeke) Karuri
Hometown: Millcreek, WA
Year at UW: Junior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Information Systems)
Fun Fact: I can write with both hands but I’m predominately left-handed.
 
 
 

Christopher LamName: Christopher Lam
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Year at UW: Junior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Finance), BA, International Studies (East Asia)
Fun Fact: I had to opportunity to attend an event during China’s President Xi Jiping US Tour. The volunteers cleared a pathway as he was exiting the venue and I had to block an old lady from almost tackling the President.
 

Mohamed MohamudName: Mohamed Mohamud
Hometown: Tukwila, WA
Year at UW: Sophomore
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Information Systems)
Fun Fact: I’ve biked from Seattle to Portland three years in a row.
 
 
 
 

2019-2020 Interns

Marwa AlansiName: Marwa Alansi
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Year at UW: Senior
Anticipated Degree: BA, Business (Human Resource Management), Minor: Diversity
Fun Fact: I have hiked the Himalayas!