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Laila ShishinehCSI STAFF

Laila Shishineh, Assistant Director of FYE

With more than six years of experience in the higher education field working with orientation and programs for first year students, Laila will provide the CSI students with leadership and guidance throughout the six week summer bridge program and beyond. Laila has served as the Program Coordinator for the CSI program since May 2010 and looks forward to getting to know all of the new students coming to UMBC. In addition to planning the summer bridge program, Laila will continue to meet with and advise all the students that go through CSI during their first year at UMBC. Laila’s passion is to help all new students have a great experience at UMBC and serve as a resource for them along the way!


Graduate Student Intern and Peer Mentors

A graduate student intern and two to three peer mentors will also work with CSI students throughout the six-week experience. The graduate student intern is hired from the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) and comes from another college or university to help our new students with their transition to campus. The two to three peer mentors are current UMBC students who are selected to tutor and supervise the CSI students. These current students can give CSI students the inside scoop about what it means to be an undergraduate at UMBC. The peers will attend classes with the CSI students, provide academic support, live in the residence halls with the CSI students, and attend all workshops and field trips. They will stay in touch with the CSI students even after the summer is over.

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For More Information, Please Contact:

Laila Shishineh

Assistant Director of FYE | (410) 455-3737