Olivia Ainsworth

  • omainswo@colby.edu

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 tutorScreen Shot 2016-09-09 at 2.29.55 PM 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!

Sammy Attia

  • slattia@colby.edu

Hello! I am a sophomore here at Colby and my major is still undecided. On campus, I am aScreen Shot 2016-09-02 at 7.54.53 AM 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!

 

Arunika Bhatia

  • abhatia@colby.edu
Hello! My name is Arunika and I’m a sophomore majoring in Environmental Science and Spanish. I’m a PosseScreen Shot 2016-09-09 at 2.21.31 PM scholar, hailing all the way from from Houston, TX! On campus I’m involved in SHOC (Student Health on Campus), am a tutor at the Writing Center, and a member of PCB (Pugh Community Board). I’m a peer educator because I care deeply about empowering people to understand and speak out about sexual violence and because I want to promote a safer campus climate for all.

Sarah Boland

  • scboland@colby.edu
Hi! I’m a senior and a double major in psychology and anthropology. I’m a researchScreen Shot 2016-09-04 at 1.46.29 PM assistant in the Memory and Language Lab, program leader of Best Buddies, and a member of Taiko Drumming. I became a peer educator to sustain a healthy and safe campus culture and to raise awareness about bystander intervention. Feel free to reach out for support or conversation!

Michelle Boucher

  • mboucher@colby.edu

Hi! I’m Michelle, a senior psychology major with a double minor in human development and sociology. I workScreen Shot 2016-09-05 at 1.52.54 PM 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.

  • ckbrooks@colby.edu

Howdy! I’m a senior double-majoring in Philosophy & Latin American Studies. I spend Screen Shot 2016-09-08 at 2.56.42 PMmy 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!

Kira Brown

  • kebrown@colby.edu
Hello, my name is Kira Brown and I am a junior here at Colby! I am a government major and a managerial economics minor. On campus I play rugby and am a CCAK mentor. I chose to be a peer educator because I think healthy discussion about prevention and bystander intervention is important.

Maggie Burgos

  • mxburgos@colby.edu
Maggie Burgos is currently in her fourth year at Colby and is pursuing a Government and Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 8.50.06 AMWomen’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Double Major. Burgos was raised in Arlington, VA but now calls Maine home.

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.

Greta Dorsey

  • gldorsey@colby.edu
My name is Greta Dorsey and I’m a junior. In addition to being a sexual violence peerScreen Shot 2016-09-08 at 2.35.35 PM educator I am a CA in heights and a tutor in the writing center.
I chose to be a peer educator because I want to help decrease sexual violence on campus. I think sexual violence persists because people can’t recognize it unless it is in the form of violent rape. It is so important to teach students about rape culture not only to protect them, but also to empower them with knowledge.

 Leah Cole Durst

  • lcdurst@colby.edu
Hi Colby! I’m a senior double majoring in English and Government. I’m a member ofScreen Shot 2016-09-04 at 1.39.13 PM the Sirens and I’m the captain of the club ski team. I’m a peer educator because I firmly believe that education and prevention training are the most effective ways to end the epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses and to promote healthy, respectful, and consensual engagement on campus and in the greater world beyond Colby. Please feel free to reach out!

Meghan Enslow

  • mrenslow@colby.edu

Hi, I’m Meghan! I am a sophomore majoring in either English or Biology. I play on theScreen Shot 2016-09-08 at 2.37.54 PM 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.

Mary Goldstein

  • mlgoldst@colby.edu

Hi! I am a rising sophomore and am majoring in American Studies with a minor in Cinema Studies. When I’mScreen Shot 2016-09-09 at 2.31.04 PM 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!

Natalie Goodman

  • ngoodman@colby.edu
Hi! My name is Natalie Goodman and I am a senior studying French and Political Science, with a concentration inScreen Shot 2016-09-08 at 4.55.48 PM revolution. Outside of the classroom, I am involved in the Colby Hillel and the Colby Multi-Faith Council.  I have also worked at the admissions office and lead Her Campus Colby. I became a Sexual Violence Prevention Peer Educator because I love working with other Colby students, and I am passionate about raising awareness about the different types of sexual misconduct, and keeping our campus safe by educating my peers on how to identify them. Please reach out anytime, for support or just to chat!

 

Jay Huskins

  • jhuskins@colby.edu

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.

Laura Jensen

  • lajensen@colby.edu

My name is Laura Jensen, and I’m a senior double-major in Government and Screen Shot 2016-09-08 at 2.53.55 PM 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!

Fini Just

  • jjust@colby.edu
My name is Fini and I am a sophomore here at Colby. I am majoring in Biology with aScreen Shot 2016-09-05 at 1.45.05 PM concentration in Neuroscience, but really love taking interesting classes outside of that department as well. I work in the Post Office and as a TA for Biology, really love going on adventures with the Colby Mountaineering Club and the Outing Club, and enjoy being a CCOR facilitator. I became a Peer Educator because making Colby a safe space to everyone here is really important to me and I wanted to do my part in creating that place. Feel free to reach out to me with any concerns or questions you may have!

Tanya Kureishi

  • tkureish@colby.edu

My name is Tanya and I’m a senior at Colby. I love to learn and am a government major and women’s gender Screen Shot 2016-09-09 at 2.26.12 PMand 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!

Jake Lester

  • jwlester@colby.edu
Hi, I am studying Psychology with a minor in Art in my junior year here at Colby. I love Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 8.42.20 AMphotography and outdoor activities of all kinds. I run cross country and spring track, but also keep active outside on my bike, hiking, canoeing, and nordic and alpine skiing. It has been wonderful leading COOT and Outing Club trips. I have also enjoyed being a part of the Dining Services Committee and bringing student suggestions to the dining halls. I wanted to be an SVP peer educator because I want to see open discussion about sexual misconduct in a way that allows all to learn, not just be told what is ‘right and wrong’.

 

John Kensinger

  • jckensin@colby.edu
I’m a current senior majoring in Global Studies with a focus on East Asia. I am co-captain of the Water PoloScreen Shot 2016-09-09 at 2.16.00 PM team and the Nutrition lead for the Peer Wellness Mentorship team. I became an SVP peer educator because not only does sexual violence on college campuses often persist without adequate response, but conversations about it too frequently lack the necessary substance and actionable followthrough. Let me know if you need any clarification or have any questions!

 

Madison Maier

  • memaier@colby.edu

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.

 

Molly Manuel

  • mdmanuel@colby.edu
Hello! I am a sophomore and a double major in  Mathematical Science and Economics.Screen Shot 2016-09-08 at 2.44.03 PM Outside of the classroom I play on the volleyball team,
am an SGA Senator, a CCAK mentor, and a TA in Math Department!
I became a peer educator to engage in important and necessary conversations regarding sexual violence prevention and help Colby to continue to be a great place to live and learn in.

Kelsey Poole

  • kbpoole@colby.edu

I am a Religious Studies major and Managerial Economics minor.  I am a member of Screen Shot 2016-09-08 at 2.47.41 PMthe 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.

Chloe Powers

  • cmpowers@colby.edu

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.

Chandler Smith

  • cdsmith@colby.edu

Hey all, I am currently a Junior who is majoring in education and am pre-med. On campus, Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 8.03.34 AMI 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.

 

Abby Snyder

  • alsnyder@colby.edu
Abby is a double-major in anthropology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. She can often be found in the Pugh Center, learning and taking action around Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 1.48.59 PMinjustice. Abby is mainly part of the Bridge, the Feminist Alliance, and the Oak Institute for Human Rights, but she also cares deeply about transgender rights and economic inequality. Aside from social justice, Abby loves gardening and film-making!
She became a peer educator to tell more people her general rule of thumb: consent aside, if you’re not talking during sex, you’re probably having bad sex. But more seriously, Abby believes there are a
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!

Emily Taylor

  • eltaylor@colby.edu
Hello! I am a junior, majoring in psychology with a minor in human development. I am a member of the sirens a Screen Shot 2016-09-08 at 3.03.33 PM cappella group, a CCAK mentor, and a research assistant. I became a peer educator to learn more about our campus culture and to do my part in promoting a safe environment for everyone. I am always willing to talk, so please contact me if you need support or just someone to chat with!

Laura Wu

  • lewu@colby.edu
I am a Psychology major with a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor. I am native to Northern Screen Shot 2016-09-08 at 2.59.46 PM California. If I’m not teaching SVPPT classes, you will find me on the rugby pitch, working in psych labs, volunteering at Hospice & The Family Violence Project, planning Alternative Spring Break Trips, or spreading queer support and love. In my free time, I find unsuspecting dogs to pet, marathon Netflix, and spend time drinking tea and playing board games with my girlfriend and friends. I also enjoy cross stitching.

Meg Yoder

  • mfyoder@colby.edu
I’m a sophomore from Concord, MA. I’m the CA on the second floor of Averill and a member of the Nordic ski team.

 

 

To learn more about how to become a Sexual Violence Prevention Peer Educator,

contact Emily Schusterbauer (eeschust@colby.edu).