Graduate Mentors

Meet the McNair Graduate Mentors

Graduate mentors are graduate students pursuing PhDs at the University of Florida selected by the McNair staff as a team of individuals that will provide neccessary additional support, guidance, and mentorship to the scholars. They provide assitance with everything from the graduate school application process to preparation for oral and poster presentations. The mentors also create and facilitate several different events to foster community and hollistic enrichment among the scholars and the greater McNair family.

Imani Sherman, MS

College of Engineering

PhD in Human-Centered Computing, Computer & Information Science & Engineering


Nioud (Neo) Gebru, MPS, MS, CHES®

College of Health and Human Performance

PhD candidate, Health Education and Behavior


Jacqlyn Yourell, MS

College of Agricultural and Life Science 

UF McNair alum & PhD student, Family Youth and Community Sciences 


Takeshia Pierre, MPH

College of Education

PhD student, Curriculum & Instruction - Science Education