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 within the Wentworth community.
  • 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 commuter challenges like  how to manage your time, get involved, and how to 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.

Apply to be a Commuter Assistant for 2016-2017!


Erica Amato

Erica Amato

Major: Mechanical Engineering

About Me: 

I am a current junior in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Manufacturing Engineering, Class of 2017!! I'm from Quincy, MA and I grew up on the Redline so commuting to and from Boston is nothing new for me. The thing that scared me the most about commuting to college was the fact that I wouldn’t have the social life or interactions like the students living on campus. However, getting involved in the events that Wentworth’s Commuter Group offered and a couple different clubs on campus really helped my fear go away. I was able to connect with people that were experiencing the same struggle and realized that I was not alone in this. At first, adjusting to the balance of a college workload and different activities was something to get used to, but after a while I found it to be definitely do-able. My one suggestion to all the new commuters is: DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET INVOLVED. Taking a step out of your comfort zone will really change your outlook and allow you to enjoy the full college experience. 

Where I spend my time on campus:

Library 

Favorite off-campus location:

I love anyplace that has a burrito.

Involvement on campus:

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Email: amatoe@wit.edu


Sovathya Sar

Sovathya SarMajor: Civil Engineering

About Me: 

I’m a sophomore, raised in Lynn, Ma. Being a commuter, it can be difficult at first but after my first year here I realized that it was feasible. The limitations on your own experience at Wentworth are only by the risks you choose not to take. When I came to Wentworth I was a little slow to join clubs, but now I have joined two great clubs at Wentworth and I could not enjoy my life here anymore. By joining these clubs I have met some great people and individuals who I am happy to call my friends. You’re a part of the Wentworth community, so take advantage of what we have here. Everyone at Wentworth is learning new things every day and it never hurts to give something a try.

Where I spend my time on campus:

Flanagan Campus Center (lower level) and the Pavilion.

Favorite off campus-location: 

Anywhere around Boston.

Involvement on campus:

  • Alternative Spring Break
  • WOW Team Leader
  • Asian Student Association (ASA)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Email: sars1@wit.edu


Bryan Schartel

Brian SchartelMajor: Mechanical Engineering

Minor: Manufacturing

About Me: 

I am originally from Bernville, PA, but live in Norwood, MA currently.  I commuted to and from Wentworth on the Orange line and on busses all of my freshman year. I know it can seem daunting having to commute and manage your time wisely but it is completely possible!  Getting involved is a great way to get to know others.  There are plenty of clubs and activities on campus that can engage you both socially and mentally. My main piece of advice is: "Always ask!"  If you don’t ask questions, how will you ever get the answers?

 Where I spend time on campus:

The Pool Room

Favorite off-campus location: 
The MFA

Involvement on campus:

  • Wentworth Leadership Institute, Phase 1&2
  • Student Leader for NSO and WOW
  • WIT-VET
  • Billiards Society
  • Phi Sigma Pi

 Email: schartelb@wit.edu

Stefanie Rivera

Major: Computer NetworkingStefanie Rivera

About Me: 

I am Puerto Rican, I moved to the U.S. when I was eight. I love to dance, play pool and play videogames. Out of all places, I never thought I would be a commuter taking the Green line and Orange line in and out of Boston. When I first got here, I was afraid that since I wasn’t living on campus, I wouldn’t meet or hang out with new people. Turns out, I am not missing much. So far, I have met so many new people and have tried new things like playing pool which is now something I love to do. I wouldn’t have known that if I wasn’t in the area for commuters. My word of advice to new commuters is: “Don’t be afraid. It might be seem frightening or even weird to do something, but try it. If you don’t like it, then you won’t do it again.” 

Where I spend my time on campus:

Pool Room of Beatty

Favorite off campus-location: 

AMC Movie Theater Downtown

Involvement on campus:

  • Colleges of the Fenway Dance Project
  • Pool Club
  • WOW Team Leader
  • Info Hub Desk Attendant

Email: riveras@wit.edu

Gustavo Arnal

Major: Biomedical EngineeringGustavo Arnal

About Me: 

I am from Venezuela, I moved to the US a few years ago. I currently commute from Milton, MA and my time at Wentworth has been great and full of valuable experiences. When I first came to Wentworth, one of my biggest worries was how I would fit in being a commuter. The many events the Commuter Assistants set up at the time, really helped me to get to meet people and become more involved though. That’s the reason I decided to become a Commuter Assistant myself, because I get to help others fit in now. Feel free to approach me whenever you have a question or comment, I will help you out!

Where I spend my time on campus:

Pool Room and Ira Allen

Favorite off campus-location: 

Boston Commons

Involvement on campus:

  • Vice-President of the Pool Club
  • Research for the Science Department

Email: arnalg@wit.edu

Commuter Assistant Hall of Fame!

The students listed below have done amazing work to make the Commuter Assistant position better every year. Thank you!

  • Chris Auld (2013-2014)
  • Santiago Hernandez (2012-2014)
  • Paige Mochi (2013-2014)

Commuter Assistant Hall of Fame!

The students listed below have done amazing work to make the Commuter Assistant position better every year. Thank you!

  • Chris Auld (2013-2014)
  • Santiago Hernandez (2012-2014)
  • Paige Mochi (2013-2014)

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