Peer Educators

What is the Peer Ed Program?

The Inclusion & Belonging Peer Education Program is a trained group of students who lead peer led discussions, workshops, trainings, and campus wide programming across dimensions of DEI, social justice, and wellness.

In conjunction with administrators from the College Life division, peer educators provide opportunity to engage in intergroup dialogue steeped in aiming to understand difficult and sensitive topics often faced in college and young adulthood through an intersectional lens with a special focus on identity.

The I&B Peer Educators aim to raise awareness and educate on topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Through this awareness and education, the group hopes to have a meaningful impact on campus that improves campus climate, builds solidarity, and makes a positive difference on the community's sense of belonging.

Staff Members

Theo Szpakowski (he/him)

Peer Education Coordinator

Year: Class of 2024

Program: History major with Writing and Public History Minors

Interests: D&D, Creative Writing, Cooking

Focus: Disability and Accessibility

Oliver Eckloff (they/them)

Year: Class of 2027

Program: Double major in

Political Science and Public Policy

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Interests: Archery, Dance, Reading, Playing with my dog!

Focus: Gender Identity & Expression, Sexual Orientation,

and Sex Assigned at Birth

Hillary Le (she/her)

Year: Class of 2026

Program: Double major in Psychology and Mathematics

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Interests: Dancing, Drawing, Crocheting

I am comfortable using Vietnamese & English during 1:1 or in small groups!
Focus: National Origin, Race & Ethnicity, and Sexual Orientation

Grace Pawling, she/they

Year: Class of 2024

Program: Double major in Psychology and WGS

Hometown: Reading, PA

Interests: Dance, Cartoons, anything spooky!

Focus: Gender Identity & Expression and Sexual Orientation

Gael Gonzalez, they/he

Year: Class of 2027

Program: Psychology and French Major

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Interests: Ceramics Baking and Crochet

I am comfortable using Spanish & English

Focus: Race & Ethnicity, Gender & Sexuality

Azriel Bryant (he/him)

Year: Class of 2025

Program: Double major in Anthropology and Philosophy

Hometown: Roselle, NJ

Interests: Reading, Music, Crocheting, and Baking

Focus: Religion, Race/ Ethnicity, and Gender Identity and Expression

Workshops on Demand

Introduction to DEI

This workshop combines instruction and activities to provide participants with an overview of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Works with any size group.

Approximate run time: 90 minutes.

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Privilege and Social Constructs

This workshop combines an individual activity and a team activity. Participants will learn what privilege is, who has it, and how it can be used. Works with any size group.

Approximate run time: 1 hour.

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Say What?!

This workshop allows participants to reflect on inclusive and non-inclusive language that they may hear or say. Works with groups of any size.

Approximate run time: 2 hours.

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Microaggressions Workshop

This workshop addresses common microaggressions on a colllege campus—what they are, why they happen, and how to respond to them. Includes two writing activities, small group discussion, and large group discussion. Best for medium-sized groups.

Approximate run time: 1 hour.

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Intergroup Monopoly

Participants play a modified version of the game Monopoly and participate in a discussion to learn about the lasting effects of discrimination. Ideal for small or medium groups, but can work with larger groups.

Approximate run time: 90 minutes.

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Disability Film Screening

This workshop uses documentary film about life with disability to spark discussion topics related to disability, accessibility, and ableism.

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Pronoun 101

Learn about why and how to use gender-affirming pronouns.

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Ageism Workshop

Participants learn how our attitudes, beliefs and behaviors towards aging and older adults can contribute to ageism in our society. Common misconceptions about aging are corrected.

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Socioeconomic Survival Skills

This workshop addresses the skills that people learn growing up depending on their socioeconomic status and how these translate to a college setting.

Approximate run time: 1 hour.

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Coming Out Simulation

This workshop teaches participants about different gender identities and allows participants to understand and participate in the coming out process for gender diverse individuals.

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Ifa Bingo

This workshop serves as an introduction to Ifa, a spiritual belief system originating from the Yoruba people of West Africa. Participants learn about Ifa beliefs while playing bingo.

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Please fill out the below form to express interest in a workshop.

If none of the options fit your needs, you can select the custom workshop option.