Peer Mentors provide support and encouragement to students.

Peer Mentors assist students with study strategies, course selection, financial aid questions, time management, finding campus and community resources, writing a resume, and more.

Peer Mentors help identify their mentee’s academic goals. They also help identify barriers and obstacles that students face and help their mentees by setting out steps the student needs to take to achieve their goals.

Full-time SSS staff are mentors as well. 

Neither peer mentors nor full-time SSS staff are licensed counselors. Students in crisis MUST be referred to qualified professionals to receive counseling services. Call SSS at (406) 657-2162 or Student Health Services at (406) 657-2153 to learn more.

Meet Our Peer Mentors

Phone: 406.657.2162

Katlyn Gillen

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Hello! My name is Katlyn Gillen and I am currently a Senior attending MSUB.  I am majoring in Human Services with the ultimate goal of working with youth that come from broken homes.  I am this year's Student Activities Board Chair alongside being a Peer Mentor for TRIO SSS.  I have loved every minute of mentoring, meeting new people, and attending MSUB.   I am originally from Elko, Nevada but as life changed I ended up in Livingston, Montana. If I ever have free time from my many jobs and full-time classes, I enjoy visiting with family, traveling, painting, and participating in anything outdoors. 

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