Commuter Students

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Commuter Assistant Mentoring Program (CAMP)

CAMP is a commuter program where first-year and transfer commuter students are paired with a Commuter Assistants (CAs) - seasoned undergraduate students who act as peer mentors and guide you through your first semester as a Golden Ram! The first semester as a commuter can be overwhelming at times; consider getting connected with a CA to help you make the most of your first year at West Chester University. Fill out the CA request form today to sign up for CAMP. Check out what some past mentees had to say about their CA:

"My CA sent me helpful weekly emails, informed me of campus events, and was very friendly and welcoming to me whenever we met or ran into each other!" - CAMP Mentee 2023

"My Commuter Assistant was always available to answer questions and he sent weekly emails of what would be going on that week on campus which was super helpful." - CAMP Mentee 2023

"She provided me with valuable information that I was then able to base my schedule on like the best places to park, quiet places to study, and other resources to help me succeed." - CAMP Mentee 2023


Meet the 2024-2025 Commuter Assistants:

Ava Gerace










Ava is senior Early Grades Preparation major who commutes to campus from Birdsboro, PA and transferred to WCU from Montgomery County Community College. This year, Ava is excited to start student teaching and when she's not in class, she enjoys spending time with her family and her cats, reading, and listening to true crime podcasts. Her favorite place on campus is the Commuter Center or finding a nice outdoor spot when its nice out and she is looking forward to meeting new students this year!

Dan Cochran 

Dan Cochran










Dan is a second year Criminal Justice major who commutes to campus from West Chester, PA. He is involved with the Criminal Justice Student Association and the Pre-Law Society. When he is on campus, Dan enjoys spending time in Sykes Student Union and in the Commuter Center. Outside of classes, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and his dog!

Iris Ortega-Rodriguez

Iris Ortega-Rodriguez (she/her)










Iris is a senior Business Management major with minors in Business Law and Law, Politics and Society who commutes to campus from Horsham, PA. When she is on campus, Iris enjoys spending her time in Sykes Student Union and studying in the library. She is excited to be returning to the CA team for her third year and will be sad to leave when she graduates in spring 2025.

Nick Kaeser

Nick Kaeser










Nick is a sophomore Earth Space Science Secondary Education major who commutes to campus from Upper Darby, PA. On campus, Nick is involved with the Earth Space Science Club, Students for Sustainable Action, and Student Pennsylvania State Educators Association (SPSEA). When he's not on campus, Nick enjoys exploring all the local coffee shops and studying in the library!

Maria Mendez

Maria Mendez










Maria is a junior Nutrition major who commutes to campus from Kennett Square, PA! On campus, Maria is a member of the First Generation Honor Society (Tri Alpha) and is part of the Fueling Program in the Sports Nutrition department. When she is not in class, Maria enjoys spending time in the library and in the Commuter Center (located on the top floor of Sykes Student Union) or talking a walk into downtown West Chester. She is excited to return to the Commuter Assistant team for her second year and can't wait to meet other commuter students this year!

Gianna Parrish

Gianna Parrish










Gianna is a sophomore Cell and Molecular Biology major who commutes to campus from Chadds Ford, PA and recently transferred to WCU from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. On campus Gianna is a research assistant, a tutor in the Learning Assistance and Resource Center (LARC), and is a member of the running club! When she is not in class, she loves taking walks outside or hanging out in Sykes Student Union with friends!

Niquese Lewis

Niqueuese Lewis










Niquese is a sophomore Music Education major who commutes to campus from West Chester, PA. She is a proud member of the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band where she plays the flute and can be spotted at various football games in the fall with the band. When she is on campus, Niquese likes to spend time in the Presser Music Library in Swope Music Building and in the Commuter Center in Sykes Student Union.

Cece Perrotti

Cece Perrotti










Cece is a sophomore Early Grades and Special Education double major who commutes to campus from Landenberg, PA. On campus, she is an ambassador for the PRIZE Program (Partnering in Raising Inclusive Zealous Educators) and when she is not in class she enjoys spending her time at the gym and following all Philly sports team!


Commuter students

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