Commuter Assistants

Let us be a part of your daily commute!

Commuter Assistants are hired student leaders that are here to serve all commuters at Wentworth! Here are a few things that Commuter Assistants do:

  • Plan, run and attend social and educational programs for commuters
  • Advocate for commuters at Wentworth Student Government meetings and beyond.
  • Serve as role models for commuter students at Wentworth.
  • Hold office hours in the campus center to answer questions and provide resources to commuter students.
  • Get to know commuter students and work to create a commuter community on campus.
  • Collaborate with campus services and student organizations on campus to encourage commuter involvement.
  • Act as liaisons for commuters by meeting regularly with the Coordinator of Commuter Student Programs.

Commuter Assistants are commuters too! They have experience balancing classes, homework, projects, off-campus jobs, and responsibilities at home. They understand how difficult it may be to manage your time, get involved, and make the effort to meet other students. Read more about each Commuter Assistant below to see how they became involved in the Wentworth community, their advice for other commuters, and where they spend time around and near campus when they are away from home.

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Chris Auld

Chris Auld

Major: Biomedical Engineering

About Me: 
I'm a junior in Biomedical Engineering and I come from Massachusetts (about 25 miles south of Wentworth). I transferred to WIT at the beginning of my sophomore year after spending a semester in South Carolina. I currently commute from home, but will likely be moving a little bit closer to the city soon. One of the best parts about WIT is the close community and friendships you can develop. As a commuter, it's up to you how involved you become in getting to know people and participating on campus. My first month or so I was very reserved and sort of kept to myself, but as I became more comfortable I started to take advantage of WIT's community. I have developed a lot of great relationships because of it. 

Where I spend my time on campus:
Ira Allen & Flanagan Campus Center

Favorite off-campus location:
Anywhere near a Boloco.

Involvement on campus:

  • Admissions Representative
  • WOW Team Leader

Email: auldc@wit.edu


Santiago Hernandez

Santiago Hernandez

Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology

About Me: 
I was born and raised in Revere, Ma. I consider myself a traditional commuter since I still live at home with my parents and commute daily to the Wentworth. My first year experience at Wentworth seemed a little boring since I didn't participate in many on-campus events. My initial fear being a commuter in college was that I wouldn't make enough friends since I wouldn't have the opportunity to live on campus. However, I soon realized after getting involved with the Wentworth community, that commuters can enjoy the college experience as much as residential students. Having been involved on campus, I can honestly say that I have learned skills that I will be using in future jobs. If I  could make one suggestion to commuter students, it would be to stay focused on your academics, take advantage of the clubs and events Wentworth offers, and try to make new friends (expand your network!). And finally, always remember to have fun and appreciate the four-year learning experience.

Where I spend my time on campus:
Flanagan Campus Center (lower level). I enjoy hanging out with friends in the pool room.

Favorite off campus-location: 
Newbury Street, Prudential Center and Boston Common area. 

Involvement on campus:

  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Orientation Leader
  • WOW Team Leader

Email: hernandezs1@wit.edu


Paige Mochi

Paige Mochi

Major: Management

About Me:
I am from Cambridge, Massachusetts and I graduated from a very small high school. The transition from high school to college was a learning experience. Commuting to Wentworth from home was rough at first, but then I found ways to spend my time in between classes. My advice to commuters is to not be afraid to ask questions and get involved on campus. Being a part of a club, sport, or student organization will help you gain friends and develop a sense of community.

Where I spend my time on campus: 
Library and Flanagan Campus Center

Favorite off-campus location:
The Fens and Public Garden

Involvement on campus:

  • Wentworth Events Board (WEB)
  • Women's Softball Team

Email: mochip@wit.edu


Susan Needleman

Susan Needleman

Major: Computer Networking

About Me: 
I am currently a Computer Networking major. When I first came to Wentworth, the transition was hard as I had come from a very small charter school. Once I learned how Wentworth ran and got involved, I was fine though. and I can't imagine myself anywhere else now. One piece of advice I have for commuter students is to get involved on campus, no matter what that means (work study, club, etc). Also, don't be afraid to ask questions!

Where I spend time on campus:
Flanagan Campus Center (lower level)

Favorite off-campus location: 
Fenway Park and Prudential Center

Involvement on campus:

  • Wentworth Student Government
  • Admissions blogger
  • Wentworth Events Board (WEB)
  • Organization Intern, work-study position

Email: needlemans@wit.edu

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