We love when students help students, and we have a group of transfer students who are here to do just that – help first-year UA transfers with their transition to campus. TEAM stands for Transfer Engagement and Academic Mentors. TEAM members connect new transfer students to all aspects of campus life – from social & academic resources to pointing students to the nearest Starbucks! Our 2021-2022 TEAM is pictured below. If you are an incoming or new UA transfer student and would like to connect with a TEAM member, complete the Request a Chat form below.

Request a Chat with a TEAM Member

This form is open to any transfer student entering UA in Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022.

Meet the TEAM

Meet our 2021-2022 TEAM by reading their profiles below! These student leaders serve as a resource and mentor to new UA transfer students.

Megan B.

Major: Public Relations
Hometown: Marco Island, FL
Transfer Institution: Elon University
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Young Americans for Freedom, Future Alumni for Traditions and Excellence

Advice to Transfer Students: Don’t be afraid to dive into the Crimson Tide spirit. Shout “Roll Tide”, sing Dixieland Delight, and go to the football games. You will immediately feel part of the community.

Will D.

Major: Political Science and Philosophy
Hometown: Boaz, AL
Transfer Institution: Snead State Community College
Classification: Senior
Involvement: Student Alumni Ambassadors, Pre-Law, Young Americans Foundation

Advice to Transfer Students: Get involved in student organizations and get to know your professors

Makia I.

Major: Political Science and International Studies
Hometown: Moundville, AL
Transfer Institution: Mississippi State University
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Spectrum

Advice to Transfer Students: Expand your comfort zone.

Janaé J. 

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Transfer Institution: Xavier University of Louisiana
Classification: Senior
Involvement: Al’s Pals with the Center for Service and Leadership, Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Advice to Transfer Students: Don’t feel like you’re alone in your transfer process! There are plenty of transfer students at UA that are more than willing to help you navigate your way through your first year at your new home.

Mariah K.

Major: English and Theatre
Hometown: Holmes, NY
Transfer Institution: Pace University NYC
Classification: Senior
Involvement: The Crimson White, Phi Mu Fraternity, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society

Advice to Transfer Students: Find a close group of friends that will have your back throughout your time at UA, and get involved as much as you can

Arianna R.

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Transfer Institution: St. Francis College
Classification: Junior
Involvement: Tau Sigma Honor Society, Fundraising Committee Head for Alzheimer’s Ends Here

Advice to Transfer Students: There is something for anyone and everyone here. Do not be afraid to take risks and step out of your comfort zone. You’re in control of your own college experience so make the most of it!

Emma S.

Major: Public Relations
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Transfer Institution: Belmont University
Classification: Junior
Involvement: Public Relations Student Society of America, Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Advice to Transfer Students: Be kind to yourself. Transferring to a new school can be difficult. If you are feeling down or having trouble adjusting, everyone here at the Office of First Year Experience is eager to help you. Working with this office is a great way to boost your transfer experience and meet more people.