Peer Educators

  • The Peers are CCR Approved!

    The Peers are CCR Approved!

    The Academic Integrity Peer Educators are a part of the Co-curricular Record!

    Learn more about what the Peer Educator Program is here

  • 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.
  • Betty

    Betty

    Biochemistry and Cell Biology | Class 2018

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    I was frustrated when I first met a peer educator from academic integrity office. She comforted me and encouraged me to look forward into the future. Thanks to her, I felt much more comfortable with myself and I had moved on my life. And now, I would like to share my story with more people. I would like to support other people when they are upset and be one of guiding lights in their lives. I would like to make a difference in others' lives, just like how she had made a difference in my life. That's why I want to be a peer educator.
  • Brian

    Brian

    Math-Computer Science | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to assist students who have questions about the academic integrity process; it may be a stressful time for some students, and thus I would like them to know that we're there to help. In addition, another reason why I became a peer educator was to promote the importance of integrity on campus; integrity applies to more than just academia in school, as once we graduate, we also need to uphold our values of integrity in real-world ethical scenarios. 

  • Cecilia

    Molecular Biology | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Fall 2016

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to be an active leader and participant in the UCSD community. Another reason for becoming a peer educator was to teach other students of the importance of academic integrity. Thirdly, I really enjoy working with a diverse group of students and getting to hear their stories. I can relate to most of my students from a personal perspective.
  • Chloe

    Chloe

    Management Science | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Spring 2017

  • Elaine

    Elaine

    Public Health; Education Studies & Psychology Minors | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Fall 2017

    I became a peer educator because I aim to help my fellow students complete their college experience with integrity and become better decision makers!

  • Eric

    Eric

    Management Science | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Winter 2016

    I wanted to help others who have faced the same case as me and wanted them to learn from their mistakes.
  • Guneet

    Guneet

    Economics | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Spring 2017

    I became a peer educator because I wanted to help people stray away from bad decisions. I want to help people succeed on their own. And help them realize the amazing feeling of accomplishing a goal on their own without making any unethical decisions.

  • Holly

    Holly

    Math & Econ, Clinical Psychology | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Spring 2017

    I want to help students and support them to get success on Integrity since it is really important to our daily lives, and this team is so lovely and I would like to join them and become a part of this team.
  • Inderpal

    Inderpal

    Mathematics-Computer Science | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2016

    I became a Peer Educator because I knew it would help me build character and allow me to be more involved on campus.

  • Jigar

    Jigar

    Biology: Bioinformatics | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    I became a peer educator because of how much this office had an impact on my friend's life. One of my friends, who had an academic violation, went through the program and it has shaped their views of success and integrity. From that friend, I learned about how small scale cheating can lead to bigger acts of dishonesty. Being an AI Peer Educator gives me the opportunity to help students avoid from making these mistakes, or help others to make it into something they can learn from.

  • Joanna

    Joanna

    Mathematics-Computer Science | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter Quarter 2017

    I wanted to get involved on campus and help other students in some way. As a peer educator, I can help students better understand what academic integrity is and why it's important now during our time at UCSD and later on in the future.

  • Joey

    Joey

    Ethnic Studies & Sociology-Social Inequality; Education Studies Minor | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Spring 2014

    I decided to become a Peer Educator for a few reasons: I wanted to get involved my first year, I thought Academic Integrity was important and it gave me an opportunity to gain experience (I was a Psychology major). Even though I decided to change my major, I stayed in the office because spreading a culture of integrity and values became much more important to me than when I had started. I have also met amazing people throughout my time in the Academic Integrity Office. Most of all, I can say that being an Academic Integrity Peer Educator has helped me reflect on my own values and ethics in life to become a better person within the academic, professional, and personal spheres.
  • Karla

    Karla

    Economics - Mathematics | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Spring 2016

    At first, I decided to become a peer educator because I wanted to get more involved around campus. After doing some research, I liked what the Integrity Peer Educators were doing for other students and knew that I wanted to be a part of it. Helping others is something I've always enjoyed doing, and as a peer educator, I get to help fellow peers turn a mistake into a learning experience. Having integrity is not just about making sure you don’t get an academic integrity violation in college, it’s about being true to who you are as an individual and how you would like others to see you through your own work. Destroying that preconceived notion that “everyone does it” has been a huge motivating factor as to why I’m still a peer educator because everyone does not do it and I want to be proud of being a UC San Diego graduate.
  • Kathleen

    Kathleen

    Human Biology | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Spring 2017

    I wanted to learn more about how to uphold integrity in my academic and professional career. I also wanted to be get involved and active on the the UCSD campus through helping and guiding fellow students.

  • Kelly

    Kelly

    Psychology; Education Studies Minor | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Fall 2016

    I joined the AI Peer Educator family because I wanted to become a resource to others and help promote a campus culture in which students place strong value in maintaining integrity in their everyday lives - academic, personal, and professional aspects. I also love the office atmosphere and the belief that good people make mistakes too, and we then try and grow from it!

  • Khassidy

    Khassidy

    Economics | Class of 2020

    Peer Since: Spring Quarter 2017

    Since I'm a first year, I want to learn more about UCSD and become a bigger part of the community. I also want to inform students about academic integrity because that is an important component of being a student at UCSD, and advise them through difficult situations.

  • Lilac

    Lilac

    Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts | Class of 2017

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    It is a nice experience to help others, and rule myself strictly as the same time. I enjoy being a part of AI family, and the office is as warm as another home to me.

  • Mo

    Mo

    Computer Engineering; Art History Minor | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Summer 2016

    I became a peer educator to give back to the UCSD community as well as improve my understanding of academic policy so that I could be a resource of information for my peers.
  • Nathan

    Nathan

    Biochemistry and Cell Biology | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Winter 2016

    I became a peer educator in order to assist others better understand how to thrive in an academic environment with integrity.
  • Payal

    Payal

    Molecular Biology | Class 2018

    Peer Since: Fall 2015

    I became a peer educator because it gives me an opportunity to help students make their violation a positive learning experience!
  • Penelope

    Penelope

    Math-Computer Science | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    Level one reason is that it looks good on resume. Level two is that I do not like it when I see people cheat without even realizing what they are doing is wrong. I want to help them understand why integrity is important. Level three reason is what keeps me here: it simply makes me very happy to learn about people and help them through a tough time.

  • Sally

    Sally

    Economics | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Spring 2016

    I became a Peer Educator because I wanted to be involved in a community that promotes integrity, as well as wanting to help other students who need guidance or advice.
  • Shandis

    Shandis

    Economics | Class 2018

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    If you're going to do something, do it right!
  • Stacey

    Stacey

    Biochemistry and Cell Biology | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Summer 2015

    I joined the Academic Integrity Peer Educator team because I went through seminar and it made me think seriously about all the ethical decisions we make every day. I liked how I was constantly challenging myself to make the right decision for me, and being a peer educator reminds me of that.
  • Vivian

    Vivian

    Psychology and Economics | Class of 2018

    Peer Since: Spring 2016

    I was introduced and encouraged to join the AI Office through a friend. I wanted to become a peer so I can help spread integrity awareness around campus and to help students that have academic violations to overcome their problems.

  • Winnie

    Winnie

    Molecular Biology | Class of 2019

    Peer Since: Winter 2017

    Overall, being a peer educator gives me the opportunity to contribute in the promotion of academic integrity. Most importantly, it was the emotional aspect that appealed to me. I really want to be a part of a strong support system that helps my fellow peers.