Hi Colby! I’m a senior and I’m majoring in Biology and I’m on the premed track. On campus, I’m a head tutor at the Writing Center, a leader of Partners in Health Engage, a CCAK mentor, and am involved with Feminist Alliance. I became a peer educator because Colby is our home and every person deserves to be safe and have consensual sexual experiences in their own home. Feel free to reach out!
Hello! I am a sophomore here at Colby and my major is still undecided. On campus, I am a member of the Crew team, program leader of Paw Pals, and an active participant in the Outing Club. Sexual Violence is an important topic to learn about, yet as of now there is minimal talk about it. I became a peer educator to raise awareness about the culture here on campus as well as maintain a healthy and safe experience for all of us. Feel free to reach out for any help or guidance about sexual violence. My door is always open!
Hi! I’m Michelle, a senior psychology major with a double minor in human development and sociology. I work for Student Health on Campus and I am a psychology research assistant. I also spend time helping teach middle school band classes and I enjoy working with my 4th-grade mentee. I also play in Colby’s wind ensemble and I performed in a one-act play last year. I became a peer educator because the statistics around campus sexual assault are too high; I believe that, together, we can make this campus a safe and enjoyable place for all of our students, one that is free of sexual violence.
Cecil Brooks Jr.
Howdy! I’m a senior double-majoring in Philosophy & Latin American Studies. I spend my free time supporting the Four Winds Native American Alliance, Colby Smash Club, and any nearby skateboarders. I became a Peer Educator so that I can show as many students as possible why they have a stake in the issue of Sexual Violence. Say hi if you see me!
Burgos is also co-president of the Feminist Alliance, captain of Colby Women’s Rugby Football Club, serves on the Sugaring Committee for the Colby Outing Club, works as a barista at the Mary Low Coffee Haus, is a COOT Leader for first year students, and is a member of Student’s Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity.
Leah Cole Durst
Hi, I’m Meghan! I am a sophomore majoring in either English or Biology. I play on the women’s rugby team, I’m a member of Colby Emergency Response, and I’m a CCAK
mentor. I became a peer educator because I think that creating an ongoing conversation about sexual violence and educating about bystander intervention are so important in creating a safe and healthy campus culture.
Hi! I am a rising sophomore and am majoring in American Studies with a minor in Cinema Studies. When I’m not in the classroom, I am involved with the admissions department giving tours to prospective students, SGA, our student government, WMHB, our radio station, as a DJ and the PR director for the network and finally I am a member of the Colby Buddhist society. I decided to become a sexual violence prevention peer educator because I want to work hard to make sure Colby is a safe and nurturing environment for all of its students. I believe there is always room for improvement in our handling of these delicate situations and I take my responsibility and role in this very seriously. I am always open for conversation or support surrounding these difficult topics!
Hey! I’m a sophomore with an Interdisciplinary Theater & Dance and Computation major. I’m also an active member of the Powder & Wig club both as an actor and techie. I chose to be a peer educator because no matter what situation people find themselves in, I don’t want them to feel helpless or alone.
My name is Laura Jensen, and I’m a senior double-major in Government and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Along with being a peer educator, I am a Community Advisor in East, member of the Feminist Alliance, and copy editor for Outside Colby. I chose to be a peer educator because I believe everyone has the right to a healthy, safe, and enjoyable life at Colby, free from violence and coercion, and I believe we all have the capacity to make change on this campus. I’m more than happy to provide support or answer any questions you may have!
My name is Tanya and I’m a senior at Colby. I love to learn and am a government major and women’s gender and sexuality studies minor. In my free time I am the social chair of the student programming board, a CCAK mentor (as of this year) and part of the traditions and club committee on campus. I am all for talking about issues like sexual assault so that the talk about them becomes more normalized and we become one step closer to understanding what needs to be done to put a stop to assault. I am also a regional team member of the It’s On Us Campaign and want to keep the conversation going!
I am an Environmental Science major. Besides SVP I’m also involved in CCAK, club rugby, the outing club, and work as a tour guide! I became a peer educator in order to make campus a safer place for all students and I believe it’s important for students to know Colby’s rules concerning sexual misconduct on all levels.
I am a Religious Studies major and Managerial Economics minor. I am a member of the varsity field hockey team. I am the treasurer of the SAAC and a member of the SGA finance committee. I also work at the Student Financial Services office. I wanted to become a Sexual Violence Prevention Peer Mentor because I wanted to be a resource to friends of mine here at Colby. I want to be a familiar face that anyone in the Colby community feels comfortable reaching out to. Sexual Violence Prevention is an important conversation and I want to promote having these conversations in a safe environment.
Hi! my name is Chloe and I am a Sexual Violence Prevention Peer Educator. I am a current Sophomore at Colby and also involved with the Oak Institute, PCB, Women’s Rugby and the Feminist Alliance. I am majoring in Global Studies, with a minor in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. I chose to be a Peer educator in order to be more involved with an issue I care a lot about.
Hey all, I am currently a Junior who is majoring in education and am pre-med. On campus, I am an officer for Colby dancers, a CCAK mentor, SGA treasurer, MVP facilitator, a varsity athlete, peer wellness coordinator, and the strength and conditioning assistant. I have two older brothers, a younger sister, and two wonderful parents. I spend my summers working with kids and can be found in the woods. Feel free to reach out at any time.
lot of harmful messages about hooking up that we need to openly talk about. If you have difficult or explicit questions, don’t be afraid to reach out to her!