LSC PEER EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHTS: SUSIE, BIANCA, IDALIS!
Peer Educator: Susie Fox
Year/Major: Senior, Human Development Major, Expressive Arts Therapy Minor
- Why did you choose to become a Peer Educator?I wanted to find a way to be more involved on campus, because I’ve never done much more than work and go to class. I turned to Peer Education because I liked the idea of using my own experiences to teach others what they need to know about real issues.
- What’s your favorite part about Peer Education?I really like that I’ve already become more of a leader after only about a month of Peer Educating. I enjoy running the table at Open Mic and walking around at Outreach with our little red wagon, because people know us and appreciate how important our work is.
- What’s something you’re proud of that many people don’t know? My end goal is to work for NBC on Saturday Night Live as a writer. I’ve read books about the show’s history, autobiographies from its past cast members, and I own several Best Of DVD’s. Don’t let me start talking about it, because I will never stop.
- What’s your favorite thing to do off campus?I love exploring with my friends in town, which is something I never found the time to do when I lived on campus. Biking across the bridge at night or walking to the canal for the sunset is never wasted time.
Peer Educator: Bianca Fernandez
Year/Major: Sophomore, Biology Major, Chemistry and Business Minor
- Why did you choose to become a Peer Educator?I became a peer ed because I heard about this opportunity through Stacy. I wanted to become part of a team and help promote healthy lifestyles to others on campus.
- What’s your favorite part about Peer Education?My favorite part is definitely becoming more aware of what is around me. Learning about different topics during class has made me realize what is going on around me and what I can do to help.
- What’s something you’re proud of that many people don’t know?I’m a really good baker! I used to sell French macarons during high school. They were so good that people from other schools would order from me! I even made an Instagram account for my mini business (@macaronsbybianca) and people from other states would ask me to ship them some macarons.
- What’s your favorite thing to do off campus? I like to go to the bluffs at Sterling Nature Center. There are a million trails there, and no matter where you go it’s peaceful and beautiful!
Peer Educator: Idalis Green
Year/Major: Senior, Human Development Major
- Why did you choose to become a Peer Educator? I wanted to get more involved on campus, and this seemed like a great opportunity to teach people about things that matter to them.
- What’s your favorite part about Peer Education? Outreach is great. At first it was hard to get used to just going up to people and talking to them, but now it’s a lot easier and a lot more fun.
- What’s something you’re proud of that many people don’t know? I’m proud that I spend my time volunteering with Mentor Oswego. So far it’s been fun, and I get to get off campus into a real hands-on teaching environment, which I like a lot.
- What’s your favorite thing to do off campus? I love to go adventuring into the town of Oswego and finding new places and shops and restaurants that I had no idea existed before.
Written by Susie Fox, Peer Educator
Picture Cred: Susie, Idalis, and Bianca