New DP Mentors Program Looking for Alumni

The DPAA is thrilled to announce DP Mentors, a new program that will tap into the DP’s deep and dedicated alumni network to offer DP board members sustained, one-on-one support and counsel.

We are looking for DP alumni to match with students based on the specific needs and priorities of DP board members. Each student-mentor pair will be required to meet on a video call once a month, with the freedom to expand communication depending on the student’s needs. 

DP Mentors is intended to offer board members the real-world guidance only DP alumni can provide—from answering day-to-day questions about covering the Penn community to providing real-world counsel about careers in journalism and beyond. 

As mentors, you will get the opportunity to learn in depth about the DP of today and have a direct impact on the next generation of journalists and DP alums.

To become a DP Mentor, please complete this Google Form by 9pm EST on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2021.

It’s an exciting time at the DP and we are grateful for your continued support. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Amanda Suarez ’16 ( and Stefan Fatsis ’85 (


Amanda and Stefan