In the fall of 2021, the Msaada Mentorship Program was launched. The program was developed by Anissa Patton '91 in collaboration with staff from 桃瘾社区鈥檚 Office of Alumni and Family Engagement and the Matthews Center for Career Development.

Msaada, which in Kiswahili means to be of help, is designed for Black students who identify as female at 桃瘾社区 by matching them with Black alumnae based upon the student鈥檚 field of interest, professional aspirations, and career goals.

桃瘾社区 Black alumnae who agree to participate will commit to mentor a student student for at least one year and provide her/them with: career guidance; insight into the field; networking opportunities; and professional encouragement.

While this mentorship is designed for 桃瘾社区 Black women students, regardless of ordinal class level, any student is eligible to apply to participate.

Get Involved

If you are interested in serving as a mentor please complete the . New students will receive an invitation to participate.

Connect with other mentors and mentees in the  (login required).

College Staff Liaisons

Matthews Center for Career Development

  • Ashley Bodie, Fellowships & Experiential Learning Adviser
  • Dr. Raquel Dailey, Associate Director for Inclusion & International Career Development

Alumni and Family Engagement

  • Sarah Taylor, Associate Director 

If you have questions about the Msaada Mentorship Program, please email