Mentoring Matters

Photography: Natalie Chitwood

When Pauline Mosley ’92, DPS ’02, arrived at her office during the first week of classes, a familiar face was waiting for her: a student who had attended the NSA- and NSF-funded Camp Cryptobot she runs at Pace for high school students. The camp, which was recently featured in The New Yorker, inspired the student to apply to Pace. He wrote to Mosley after he was accepted to let her know that he had recently lost both his girlfriend and sister in separate tragic accidents and that, while he didn’t think he’d be able to attend Pace, he recalled her telling him that “there’s nothing you cannot do.” Inspired by her own words, Mosley, who has dedicated her life to opening doors and creating opportunities for everyone, worked with Seidenberg Dean Jonathan Hill, DPS, and they offered him a scholarship. “He came in to tell me I changed his life,” she says. 

My greatest joy as an educator is when a student transitions from I can’t to I can. Pauline Mosley