Peer Education Program

UM-Flint students with extensive training who help educate their peers about consent, bystander intervention, gender, sexuality and sexual violence prevention. 

Peer Educators are committed to teaching skills that will help students to reduce the potential for distressful life experience (primary prevention) and to resolve stressful situations more quickly should they arise. Peer Educators develop and deliver workshops/training sessions and marketing the services of the Center to the campus community and assist professional staff with outreach programming.

Peer Education Program

Melanie Craw, Peer Educator

Melanie Craw

Major: Sociology 

Year at UM-Flint: Third

Hometown: Muncie, Indiana

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

About Me:  I am pursuing a BA in Sociology with a focus in education. My interests include reading, writing, cooking, and spending time with my fur babies. I am honored to be a part of the CGS as it allows me to see positive social change within the campus community.  

Nikolas Davis, Peer Educator

Nikolas Davis

Major: Psychology 

Year at UM-Flint: Second

Hometown: Ypsilanti, Michigan 

Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his

Hey y'all! My name is Nik, no there is no C in it. Known for being a little more extra than the next person. I love to meet new people, read, paint, write poetry and play video games. Out of all the experiences I have had on this campus I would say being a Peer Educator has been the best.

Isabelle McIntyre, Peer Educator

Isabelle McIntyre

Major: Biology

Year at UM-Flint: First

Hometown: Zeeland, MI

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hello there! My name is Isabelle and I am a freshman studying biology. I really love environmental sustainability, animals, advocacy, and traveling. My favorite animal is a bee. I am so excited to be a Peer Educator at CGS! I cannot wait to help make a positive impact here on campus.

Kayla Neal, Peer Educator

Kayla Neal

Major: Political Science

Year at UM-Flint: First

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

My name is Kayla and when I'm not complaining about how much I miss my cats...I'm probably somewhere on campus doing homework. I'm a junior here and I transferred over from Macomb Community College, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. As of right now: I'm a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, a Floor Representative for Hall Council, general member of Block Club and Black Student Union, Secretary of Art Box, but most recently (and the one I am most excited about) is a Peer Educator at CGS! My aspiration in life is to just help people. I want to help and educate where I can. If you see me around, I am begging you to say, "Hi!"

Madox Peterson, Peer Educator

Madox Peterson

Major: Social Work

Year at UM-Flint: First

Hometown: Elgin, South Carolina

Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his

I am a dog dad to my Boxer-Doberman Bella. I have three nieces and a nephew that I love with my whole being. I'm a member of the Pride club here, if I'm not in class you can find me at the center 85% of the time. When I'm home I play video games, the piano, ukulele, and guitar. I can also recite almost full episodes of Family Guy.

Fernando Ramirez-Medina

Fernando Ramirez-Medina

Major: Political Science and COmmunications

Year at UM-Flint: First

Hometown: Charlotte, MI

Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his

Howdy! I’m Fernando and currently a freshman on campus double majoring in political science and communications. I try to be as involved on campus as I can, I joined Hall Council as President, Student Government as a Senator, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and now excited to be a peer educator! If you see me around campus with any questions make sure to say hi!    

Kayla Stiles, Peer Educator

Kayla Stiles

Major: Nursing

Year at UM-Flint: Sixth

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida moved to Fenton, Michigan

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hi there! I'm Kayla Stiles, a 6th semester nursing student with a passion for all things political. I have a deep love for advocating and working alongside my peer-ed friends and staff at the Center for Gender and Sexuality!

 

Marcus Williams, Peer Educator

Marcus Williams

Major: Computer Information Systems

Year at UM-Flint: Fifth

Hometown: Southfield, Michigan

Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his

Hey Peers, My name is Marcus Williams and I started working for the Spring 2019. I am apart of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, Student Government, and Campus Activities Board. I'm studying Computer Information Systems to eventually become a game developer because of my love of video games. I also love art and have been an artist for 10+ years. If you need advice about the university, I am your guy.

This project is supported by the Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program, awarded by the State of Michigan and administered by the Michigan State Police (MSP). Points of view or opinions contained within this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State of Michigan or the MSP.