Peer Educators

  • Andrea

    Andrea

    Applied Mathematics | Class of 2016

    Peer Since: Spring 2015

    I love being a peer educator because I love discussing ethics and integrity with others! I think that everyone can benefit from learning more about their own personal ethics and values!
  • Annie

    Annie

    Political Science | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Spring 2016

    I decided to become a peer educator after taking a class on ethical decision making and learning how to use this information to help my peers and improve the Academic Integrity culture at UCSD.
  • Aneesh

    Aneesh

    Bioengineering: Bioinformatics | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Winter 2015

    I love being a peer educator because I enjoy working with and helping other students!
  • Angelica

    Angelica

    Political Science & Ethnic Studies; Education Studies minor | Class of 2017

    Peer Spring 2013 - Spring 2017

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to help educate our campus on the importance of integrity in both academics and professionalism. I wanted to be part of something that encouraged students and faculty to discover their core values and role on our campus by excelling with integrity. The best part of being a peer educator has been having the opportunity to help students learn about academic integrity and help them navigate through their college career by being a resource to them. Interacting with different students that come through our office really has helped me learn how to reach out and help different communities throughout campus.
  • Arthur

    Arthur

    Computer Science | Class 2017

    Peer Spring 2015 - Spring 2017

    I became a peer educator to help students understand academic integrity and, for those who violated our policy, take what they have learned and become successful students.
  • Caitlin

    Caitlin

    Molecular Biology | Class of 2017

    Peer Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

    I wanted to be a peer educator to have the opportunity to assist students that need help figuring out the process and policies, while also helping students move on from a mistake in their life.
  • Hamzah

    Hamzah

    Applied Math | Class of 2017

    Peer Spring 2016 - Spring 2017

    I thought it was a chance to learn about academic integrity which can be a pretty unique/grey area. I also thought it would be an interesting way to interact with students and to become more connected at UCSD.
  • Inki

    Inki

    Cognitive Science HCI | Class of 2017

    Peer Spring 2015 - Spring 2017

    The reason why I wanted to become a peer educator was to get involved with students as well as my campus. I want to help students realize that mistakes can happen and the best way to move on from them is to learn and grow. Working with other students gives me a chance to talk and reach out to them. Also, working with such a great team is a lot of fun!
  • Julia

    Julia

    Biochemistry and Cell Biology | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Spring 2015

    I was interested in the topic of academic integrity. I love the supportive community here and working with students.

  • Katerina

    Katerina

    Literature & Writing | Class of 2016

    Peer Since: Spring 2014

    I love being a peer educator because I adore being able to work with UCSD students in a way that turns their violation into a positive learning experience and allows me to get to know more about my students on an individual level.
  • Kevin

    Kevin

    Public Health | Class of 2017

    Peer Fall 2015 - Spring 2017

     I wanted to be involved with something on campus that helps educate my fellow students on something that affects us all.
  • Mai

    Mai

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Spring 2016

    I decided to become a peer educator because I love being able to be a resource for advice and wanted to direct my passion for Academic Integrity towards helping my peers who are surrounded by temptations to do otherwise. 

  • Mustafa

    Mustafa

    Pharm D.

    Peer Since: Fall 2016

    I chose to be a Peer Educator because it mimics the Board of Pharmacy in the real world. There will come a time when one pharmacist out there will slip up (be it he stole drugs/he was lax in his security/or other unlawful things like falsify documents/insurance fraud) and then be sent to the Board of Pharmacy where a panel of Judge which consist of other pharmacists/colleagues who will review his case and determine his sanction including the possibility of losing their license. Basically there is much similarity between Board of Pharmacy and reviewing pharmacists case vs AIRB and peer education vs student cheating. This analogous experience will be useful in dealing with these kinds of situations and to gain self awareness.
  • Rachel

    Rachel

    General Biology | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Fall 2015

    I love helping students have positive experiences with academic integrity and am lucky to be surrounded by the love and support of the Peer Educator community.
  • Sagar

    Sagar

    Political Science | Class 2017

    Peer Winter 2017 - Spring 2017

    I wanted to be resource for students who need help when going through the academic integrity process .
  • Sero

    Sero

    Economics | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Spring 2016

    I love being a peer educator because I'm able to help others move on from their mistakes. Most importantly, I love being a part of an amazing organization that helps students understand our core values: honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. 

  • Trina

    Trina

    Human Biology | Class of 2017

    Peer Fall 2015 - Spring 2017

    It's a lot easier to connect with people who are in a good mood, but I wanted to work on being able to talk about a difficult, often uncomfortable, subject with students. My career goal is to work in medicine and healthcare, where I may even be speaking to people on the worst days of their lives. The students that I speak to who have violated academic integrity may be having these same negative thoughts coursing through their heads. My goal is to prevent students from being haunted by their academic integrity violations but rather use their situation as a valuable learning experience. I listen intently and educate my students, so that they see the value and importance of acting with integrity even when it is difficult. The process is often daunting for students, but I aim to provide a friendly face to truly make sure students get the most out of it. I have grown tremendously both professionally and personally through becoming a peer educator, and these are lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
  • Valentina

    Valentina

    Economics | Class of 2017

    Peer Fall 2015 - Spring 2017

    The thing that I love the most about being a peer educator is that while helping other students on campus I'm also able to constantly remind myself of my values and gain new perspectives.

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