Ray Silvestri and Lizzie Erlanger

Meet Ray Silvestri and Lizzie Erlanger, two students involved in the Fisher Peer Mentor Program — a program that connects new students with established ones to provide them with a greater understanding of Fisher and its many opportunities for involvement.

The pair began their mentor/mentee relationship in August  — Lizzie’s first semester at Ohio State. She joined the Peer Mentor Program because she wanted to make friends, get involved and learn about Fisher from a fellow student. Ray, who went through the program as a mentee, wanted to give back by serving as a mentor during his sophomore year.

During one of their first meetings, Lizzie expressed interest in joining Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE), a professional business fraternity at Fisher. Coincidentally, Ray served as the vice president of chapter operations for PSE and helped Lizzie prepare for the recruitment process. Today, Lizzie is an active member of the organization and serves in a director’s role for the annual Fisher Sales Competition hosted by PSE.

Ray, who is from Sylvania, Ohio, is majoring in finance with minors in leadership and real estate and urban analysis. Aside from his involvement in the Fisher Peer Mentor Program and Pi Sigma Epsilon, he is a Morrill Scholar, the vice president of outreach for Out in Business, and he also works part-time at the Jesse Owens Recreation Centers.

Lizzie, a native of Tiffin, Ohio, is majoring in marketing with minors in screenwriting and psychology. In addition to her extensive involvement as a mentee, she regularly volunteers with A Moment of Magic, a nonprofit organization in which college-aged students dress as princesses at children’s hospitals and schools. Lizzie is also a writer for The Tab at Ohio State.

For more information about the Fisher Peer Mentor Program, visit: https://fisher.osu.edu/mentor-opportunities