MILE • More Inclusive Learning Environments

MILE Student Advisors function as consultants to help Davidson staff and faculty members gain information and make decisions informed by student experiences, observations, and feedback.  MILE students host conversations that encourage confidential and welcoming opportunities to share perspectives that highlight student experiences and offer recommendations.    

MILE Student Advisors • Spring 2024
Nana Agyemang-Badu ’26 (Biology)
Walker Benjamin ’25 (Chemistry)Annie Didden ’25 (Biology/Public Health)Bianca Hassan ’26 (Physics)
Rosemary Mbeche ’26 (Computer Science/Economics)
Meghan Sood ’25 (Chemistry/Music)

Spring 2024 MILE conversations:

Academic IntegrityCTL/MILE Conversation
Thursday, February 01 • 11:05-12:05 • Open Tutoring Classroom (Library) 

MILE students host a conversation for faculty and staff members to share both the opportunities and the challenges students experience in upholding our community’s shared expectations of academic integrity.   

Academic PrivilegeCTL/MILE Conversation
Friday, February 16 • 1:30-2:30 • Open Tutoring Classroom (Library)
MILE students host a conversation for faculty and staff members to consider the many intersecting dimensions and levels of privilege in academia starting by considering the academic wheel of privilege.  

Effective Advising RelationshipsCTL/MILE Conversation
Friday, March 15 • 1:30-2:30 • Open Tutoring Classroom (Library)
MILE students host a conversation for faculty and staff members sharing their experiences regarding academic advising including strategies to foster effective relationships between advisees and advisors.

Stretching Without Breaking CTL/MILE Conversation
Thursday, March 28 • 11:05-12:05 • Open Tutoring Classroom (Library) 

MILE students host a conversation for faculty and staff members sharing factors that encourage them to expand their potential and take risks that support their academic, physical, and/or mental well-being.  

Thriving at DavidsonCTL/MILE Conversation
Friday, April 12 • 1:30-2:30 • Open Tutoring Classroom (Library)
MILE students host a conversation for faculty and staff members to share student experiences that highlight aspects of our community that encourage them to thrive both personally and academically. 



Conversations Hosted by MILE Students

• Affirmations 02.24.23summary• Approachability 10.29.21summary• Understanding Us04.08.22summaryGrades & Grading 10.08.21summary• Student Workload 02.19.21summary• Class Participation 09.16.22summary• Academic Integrity 02.01.24 • summary• Enhancing Rapport 11.18.22summary• Campus Resources 11.12.21 summaryStudent Experiences 04.22.22summary• Social Justice in STEM 03.19.21summary• Feedback Mechanisms 09.17.21summary• Dimensions of Diversity 03.17.23 summary• Resources for Students 02.05.21 summary• Cultivating Accountability 09.22.23 summary • Supporting Neurodiversity 04.14.23 summary• Signaling DEI in a Syllabus 04.16.21summaryMicroaggressions in STEM 04.02.21summary• Confidence & Empowerment 01.27.23summary• Building Cultural Competence 03.25.22 summary• Promoting Student Motivation 03.05.21summary
• Addressing Student Stressors 10.20.23 summary
• Teaching & Learning Strategies 10.21.22summary• Optimal Learning Environments 11.04.22 summary• Challenging Academic Situations 10.15.21summary
• Designing Courses for Equity 11.10.23 MILE summary
• Undergraduate Research Experiences 09.08.23summary
• Transitioning Back to In-Person Learning 09.10.21summary
• Supporting Students with Differing Identities 02.25.22summary
• External Factors that Affect Student Engagement and Learning 10.13.23 summary
MILE Student Advisors • Fall 2023Anastasia Korre ’24 (Biology/Sociology)Laila Robinson ’24 (Psychology/Public Health)Shreya Sharma ’24 (Psychology)Kamryn Walker ’24 (Chemistry)
Emily Williams ’24 (Biology)

MILE Student Advisors Spring 2023
Josie Hovis 23 (Latin American Studies)
Anastasia Korre ’24 (Biology/Sociology)
Dagi Lulseged ’25 (Genomics)
Jacob Parker ’24 (Physics)
Ted Pasquette ’24 (Chemistry)
Laila Robinson ’24 (Psychology/Public Health)
Shreya Sharma ’24 (Physics)
Meghan Sood ’24 (Chemistry)
Emily Williams ’24 (Biology)

MILE Student Advisors Fall 2022
Josie Hovis ’23 (Latin American Studies)
Anastasia Korre ’24 (Biology/Sociology)
Alinés Lebron-Torres ’24 (Genomics)
Dagi Lulseged ’25 (Genomics)
Jacob Parker ’24 (Physics)
Ted Pasquette ’24 (Chemistry)
Laila Robinson ’24 (Psychology/Public Health)
Shreya Sharma ’24 (Physics)
Meghan Sood ’24 (Chemistry)
Kamryn Walker ’24 (Chemistry)
Emily Williams ’24 (Biology)

MILE Student Advisors Spring 2022
Josie Hovis ’23 (Latin American Studies)
Anastasia Korre ’24 (Biology/Sociology)
Kaitlyn Lazorchak ’24 (Biology)
Alinés Lebron-Torres ’24 (Genomics)
Erin Mansell ’22 (Biology/Music)
Shreya Sharma ’24 (Physics)
Emily Williams ’24 (Biology)

MILE Student Advisors Fall 2021
Jeriel Adarquah-Yaidom ’22 (Computer Science)
Juan Diaz Mercado ’22 (Latin American Studies)
Josie Hovis ’23 (Latin American Studies)
Erin Mansell ’22 (Biology/Music)
Luisa Pereira ’22 (Memory Studies)

MILE Student Advisors Spring 2021
Jeriel Adarquah-Yaidom ’22 (Computer Science)
Nade Bai ’22 (Philosophy)
Juan Diaz Mercado ’22 (Latin American Studies)
Andrew Erler ’22 (Biology)
Erin Mansell ’22 (Biology/Music)
Luisa Pereira ’22 (Memory Studies)

MILE Student-Faculty Partnerships
FIRST Action Team students suggested MILE partnerships, which were piloted in Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Spring 2022 as semester-long, student-faculty partnerships modeled after Bryn Mawr’s Students as Learners and Teachers (SaLT).  Seven MILE students partnered with seven faculty members in BIO, CHE, PHY, and ENV courses to offer crucial regular feedback to develop more inclusive and equitable learning environments.