Mastodon Advising Center

Peer Leaders

Mercy Ajeh

Mercy Ajeh

Mercy has worked for the Mastodon Advising Center since June 2012. She is an international student from Nigeria, and she is majoring in Nursing.  Mercy loves IPFW and tries as much as possible to get involved on campus.  During her free time, she likes to read novels and listen to music.
 Taylor Goodpaster

Taylor Goodpaster

Taylor has worked for the Mastodon Advising Center since June 2012. She is a sophomore studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. After her undergrad, Taylor hopes to study Speech Pathology at the graduate level, with the ultimate goal of becoming a Speech Therapist. She enjoys being involved on campus and hopes to help her peers become successful graduates of IPFW!

 Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings

Paul joined our Peer Leader team in the fall of 2012. He is currently a Senior studying Elementary Education and hopes to one day teach second grade. He loves helping students reach their goals and achieve their dreams. Paul hails from Michigan City, Indiana. In his free time, Paul enjoys sports such as basketball and longboarding, and he also takes pleasure in exercising and relaxing with friends.

Makendra Mobley

Kendra Mobley

Kendra has worked for the Mastodon Advising Center since May 2012. She is currently a Junior pursuing a degree in Elementary Education with hopes of teaching 4th grade. She also has future goals to attend grad school and pursue a career in Educational Counseling. She enjoys working with students and helping them accomplish their educational goals. In her free time, Kendra enjoys listening to music, writing poetry, drawing, and spending time with family and friends.

Rachel Pocock

Rachel Pocock

Rachel has been working in the Mastodon Advising Center since May of 2013. She is an English major in her senior year at IPFW. After graduation, she hopes to get an internship with a book publishing company, or work another job that involves writing and editing. Rachel hopes to be helpful to everyone during her time here with MAC.

Kimberly Rochford

Kimberly Rochford

Kim has been with MAC since May 2012. She is a senior at IPFW, studying General Studies with minors in Human Services and English. Her future goals are to work  as a Case Manager in schools or a non-profit organization, focusing on youth counseling and rehabilitation. Kim has lived in Fort Wayne all her life and in her spare time loves spending time with her three children, fiancée and friends--and watching the Chicago Bears play football! She enjoys being involved on campus and helping future students!

Timo Rutkowski

Timo Rutkowski

Timo has been a Peer Leader since Fall 2012. He is an international student from Germany, and he is majoring in Business Management and Economics. Timo is always excited to meet with students and assist them with their questions or concerns. Timo loves the USA, the people, the culture, and of course the food.  He also loves riding his bike, movies, and meeting new people.

Ranesha Smith

Ranesha Smith

Ranesha joined MAC in the fall of 2012. She is currently a Junior Studying Secondary English Education. After undergrad, Ranesha hopes to study English at the graduate level, with the ultimate goal of gaining a professorship. She enjoys being involved on campus and hopes to be one of the building blocks for her peers on their road to graduation at IPFW!

Rachel Taykowski

Rachel Taykowski

Rachel has worked for the Mastodon Advising Center since June 2013. She is a junior studying human services and minoring in psychology. One day she hopes to obtain her Masters in Social Work. In her spare time, she loves to be outdoors, do yoga, travel and connect with others. She looks forward to working with you, in your current academic endeavors.

Drake Turner

Drake Turner

Drake has been working in the MAC since June 2013. He is a Junior in the Human Services Program and hopes to graduate in Spring of 2015. After he graduates he wants to join Americorps to help communities within the country. One day he would like to hold a position in a government agency that helps assist low income families. In his spare time he enjoys playing video games, hanging out with friends, and meeting new people. He would love to assist students in anything they need help with. Come in and meet him!