Mentorship Program


NALSAP is dedicated to providing support and guidance to new student affairs professionals. The NALSAP Mentor Program, developed at the inaugural NALSAP conference, gives new professionals a unique opportunity to learn from experienced student affairs professionals. Mentors and mentees are matched according to experience, regions, law school characteristics, and/or mentorship program goals.


How to Participate

NALSAP’s Mentorship Committee is now accepting applications from mentees and mentors for the 2019-20 academic year. To participate, please fill out the application below that applies to you. Applications are due by May 17, 2019. 

  • Mentee Application (suggested for professionals with 0-5 years student affairs experience)
  • Mentor Application (suggested for professionals with 5+ years student affairs experience)

Participants will be notified of their mentor match by May 31, 2019.


Program Expectations

Mentors will contact mentees before the 2019 NALSAP Conference (June 12-14) and arrange a time to connect (either in person or virtually). Mentors will check in with mentees quarterly during the 2019-20 academic year. Communication can be via email, telephone, or in-person.

Together, mentors and mentees will develop goals for their relationship. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to develop collaborative relationships by working on programs, committees, projects, and/or presentations together.

Mentor Program participants are expected to keep all communications between mentors and mentees confidential. 


NALSAP Mentorship Committee Members

Melissa Berry (Co-Chair)
Assistant Dean for Student & Career Services
University of Washington School of Law

Lisa Ferreira (Chair)
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Title IX Coordinator
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Megan Bess
Executive Director, Academic Administration & Student Services
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Misty Franklin
Assistant Director of Student & Academic Affairs
The University of Akron School of Law

Lucia Pecnikova
Manager, Student Experience
Peter A. Allard School of Law

Nicole Sandoz
Director of Student Life and Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Liaison
Georgetown University Law Center