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Meet Our Peer Educators

Abby

Abby

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I became a peer health educator because I am passionate about ending the stigma against mental health care. I also want to make resources for mental health more accessible and inclusive on campus.  

Major: Women and Gender Studies 

Favorite Topics: Intersectional Feminism and Social Justice 


Alex

Alex

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I became a peer educator in order to be there for minority students who come from families where mental health problems are looked down upon and consequentially were unable to seek help back at home.

Major: Political Science and Citizenship and Civic Engagement

 


Alexandra

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I became a mental health peer educator because I believe that providing information and support is key to help students through difficult times. I understand that educating everyone is the beginning to eliminating social stigma around mental health issues. 

Majors: Biology and Forensic Science

Favorite Topics: Depression, Anxiety and Stress Management


Allie

Allie

Team Leader for Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

Learning about mental health and mindfulness was the first step on my journey of self-discovery and healing. I'm a peer educator in hopes of sharing knowledge and resources that resonate with someone on their journey.

Majors: Psychology

Favorite Topic: Mindfulness


Alyssa

Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I am a peer educator because I have witnessed a great lack of knowledge of consent and sexual health on this campus and I think that it is very important to change this lack of knowledge into a campus wide awareness of both consent and health. 

Major: Biology Focusing on Environmental Science

Favorite Topics: Consent and Sexual Health


Andre

Andre

Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I became a Peer Educator to help make Syracuse a better place.

Major: International Relations

Favorite Topics: Sexual Health


Anika

Anika

Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I believe having honest and open conversations is the best way to combat stigmas around sex, sexual health and relationships. PEEHRS could be a great opportunity to do just that, learn about maintaining healthy relationships and gain a deeper understanding of sexuality.

Major: Biology

Favorite Topics: Gender Bias and Healthy Relationships


Bijal

Bijal

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I am a peer educator because on college campuses there is a culture of students putting academics and commitments over mental health. It's easy to forget to take care of ourselves, but being a happy and healthy college student begins with self-care. Being a peer educator will allow me to promote a positive campus culture that supports mental health and wellness.

Major: Public Health

Favorite Topics: Self-care and Stress Management


Bri

Bri

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I became a peer educator to educate my classmates on mental health wellness and provide them with helpful tips and solutions while further educating myself. Mental health awareness is crucial especially for college students so it's important to bring OHP'S awareness to my classmates.

Major: Policy Studies

Favorite Topics:  Identity and Mental Health


Bailey

Bailey

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I became a peer educator to make a positive impact on my campus community, as well as spread information on a topic that is not discussed nearly enough. Mental health is equally as important as physical health, however it is often neglected, especially on college campuses.

Major: Public Relations

Favorite Topics:  Mental Health and Stress Management


Buddy

Buddy

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I became a peer educator because I feel it's important for every college student should be aware of how to best take care of themselves.
Caroline

Caroline

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I became a Peer Educator, because mental health and wellness is something that I find so important, and by becoming a Mental Health and Wellness Peer Educator, it has allowed me to share that knowledge with others. I feel so grateful and fortunate to be around a group of people so dedicated to these issues.

Major: Magazine and Marketing

 


Clare

Clare

Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I believe everyone has the right to health education since it has the ability to change someone's life. Utilizing a safe platform such as PEEHRS can open up the conversation and help create a more progressive environment.

Major: Television, Radio, Film; Biology minor

Favorite Topics:  Sexual health and healthy relationships


David

David

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

As a health and physical education major, I believed that learning about mental health and howto teach it to my peers would help me tremendously later on in the classroom. I also love helping people and if I can give my peers the knowledge and tools to help their mental game, I'm all for it.

Majors:  Health and Physical Education 

Favorite Topic: Mental Health


Deb

Deb

Peer Educator Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I became a peer educator to help break the taboo around relationships and sexuality, and to help people have important, constructive conversations about them.

Majors: Geography and Food Studie

Favorite Topic: Sexual Health


Emily

Emily

Peer Educator Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I am a peer educator because it is important to recognize how varied people's backgrounds on sexual health can be, especially on a college campus. I would like to be a part of giving everyone, including myself, a chance to learn about sexual health in a way that is both inclusive and empowering.

Majors: English Education

Favorite Topic: Cultural Change on Sexual Assault, Consent, Healthy Relationships


Izmailia

Izmailia

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

Realizing how grateful I am to those who have, and still probably are, helping me in my journey towards mental wellness, I hope to be a similar source of light for someone else.  My goal is to share the mindset of persistent positive progression that has helped me through countless struggles and help build resiliency in anyone who needs it.

Major: Biology & Neuroscience


Jarred

Jarred

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

 

Majors: Political Science


Jordan

Peer Educator Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I would love to encourage people to express themselves in a healthy and positive way! I believe it is important to provide proper resources for and to talk about healthy relationships, sexuality, consent, and contraception.

Majors:  Psychology

Favorite Topics: Sexual Health & Education


Julia C.

Julia C.

Peer Educator Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I am a peer educator to help encourage positive conversations about sexuality, sexual health, and other topics that have been stigmatized. By doing this, I hope to strengthen our campus community as a whole.

Majors:  Classical Civilization

Favorite Topics: Birth Control and Reproductive Rights


Julia D.

Julia D.

Peer Educator Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I am a peer educator because I would like to educate and leave an impact on my peers since not everyone has been given proper and accurate sexual health education in their lifetime.

Major: Communications Design

Favorite Topics: Sexual Health and Contraception


Julia W.

Julia W.

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I became a peer educator to open up the conversation about mental health and help break the stigma around it. This is such an important topic in life, especially for college students, and I want to be able to share what I know about preventative measures and useful resources for mental health.

Major:  Psychology and Neuroscience

Favorite Topics: Mental health education, campus resources, anxiety, and homesickness


Kiana

Kiana

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

Being able to learn more about mental wellness concerns within the community and on our campus, can better me into taking that knowledge and growth to educate other students about the stresses that life can bring. Shedding light on such an important aspect in students lives can help them make better decisions on their mental status and cause a chain reaction to teach others.

Major: Health and Exercise Science


Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I became a peer educator to help fellow students prioritize their mental and physical health as well as find access to resources on campus.

Major: Nutrition Science

 


Margie

Margie

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

It's so easy to get caught up in the pressures and stress of life, especially on a college campus, that our health is often forgotten. I want to be part of a group that promotes health education, breaks the stigma that surrounds psychological disorders, and inspires people to take care of their physical, social, and spiritual well-being.

Major:  Biology and Neuroscience


Richelle

Richelle

Peer Educator Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I became a peer educator because I wasn’t provided with proper sexual health education in high school and want to help educate those in my shoes.

Majors: Biology and Secondary Science Education

Favorite Topics: Sexual Health & Education


Sarah

Sarah

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I became a peer educator because I want to raise awareness about mental illness and empower others, while advocating for good mental health and educating my peers on its importance.

Majors: Television, Radio, & Film


Sarina

Sarina

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I became a peer educator to better myself as a individual and member of the campus community. I knew the information and skills I could learn in this position would be invaluable.

Major: Neuroscience & Psychology


Saumya

Saumya

Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment

I became a peer educator because I wanted to make a difference on our campus and encourage conversations about mental health. And to create a campus that is able to provide its students with the correct resources to live a healthier lifestyle.

Major: English and Textual Studies


Skye

Skye

Peer Educator Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I became a peer educator in order to help fellow students understand the importance of healthy relationships with themselves as well as others.

Majors: Psychology

Favorite Topics: Mental and Sexual Health


Tara

Tara

Peer Educator Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I am a peer educator because there is a major lack of education regarding sexuality and healthy relationships in our country.

Major: Sociology with a minor in Women & Gender Studies 

Favorite Topic: Sexual Health


Trevon

"Knowledge is power". In being a Peer Educator with the Office of Health Promotions I hope to empower my peers with the knowledge to make smart and healthy decisions within their lives and in their interactions with others.

Favorite Topic: Feminism & Healthy Masculinity


Vivianna

Vivianna

Peer Educator Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I became a peer educator because I realized that not everyone has had the same amount of sex education that I have had and I want to be able to spread that knowledge to make sure everyone is educated.

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Favorite Topic: Sexual Health 


Whitney

Peer Educator Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

I became a peer leader because I believe it's important for everyone to be comfortable in their own skin in any situation.

Major: Finance, Supply Chain Management

Favorite Topics: Encouraging Healthy Relationships and Sexuality