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Student 2 Student Healthy Relationships Peer Educators

 

Student 2 Student Healthy Relationships Peer Education Program

What is a healthy relationship? Student 2 Student Peer Education aims to empower students to teach each other what a healthy relationship looks like. 

Did you know there are different types of abuse? Through the S2S Peer Education Program, participants will be able to further develop their interpersonal and emotional competencies. Participants will be more aware of themselves and others by engaging in dialogues with their peers. 

Have you ever talked about consent with your partner? Part of the curriculum focuses on learning to engage in healthy dialogue. By practicing and observing healthy communication styles, participants will increase their knowledge on consent and effective communication. 

Relationships, whether romantic, friendship or work related, are an important human basic need. We all need social contact. Relationships can be a struggle or rewarding. Pacific Women's Center strives to provide students, co-workers and the community with tools for healthy relationships through presentations with the help of S2S Peer Educators. 

Current presentations include:

Bystander Intervention

Healthy Dialogue

Hookup Culture

Consent

Types of Abuse

How to Help Survivors of Sexual Assault

Healthy Self-image and Relationships

Men Leaving Toxic Relationships

Navigating Peer-to-Peer Relationships

Building and Maintaining Mentor/Mentee Relationships

Redefining Gender Roles in Relationships

Sexual Assault Education and Consent

Healthy Masculinities 

Meet Your S2S Peer Educators

An S2S Peer Educator is a Pacific student who is trained and mentored to provide education to fellow students about issues related to the creation and development of healthy relationships.  S2S Peer Educators are trained to develop and deliver workshops and presentations on issues related to healthy relationships and intimate partner violence prevention to peers, student organizations on campus, as well as in the community. 

Leticia SnootsMy name is Leticia Snoots, and I am a second year graduate student in the Master of Education program with a concentration in Student Affairs. I really love to read young adult fiction novels and it is my dream to make my own literary contribution! My undergraduate degree was completed at Humboldt State University and was for a Bachelors in English: Creative Writing. I am currently engaged to the love of my life and will be getting married in less than a year! We are the loving parents of our darling cat Allie and are looking forward to spending many years with her. I am really passionate about social justice and further educating myself in an effort to be the change I want to see.

Danielle Cummings

My name is Danielle Cummings and I'm currently in my fourth year here at Pacific. I'm majoring in Psychology, with minors in Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, and English, and I also work part time as the Inclusion Coordinator for the Women's Resource Center. I love working with S2S, and my main topics of interest are the roles of self-esteem and self-image in maintaining positive relationships. Other fun facts: I am from Boulder City, Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas. My favorite TV shows are Scrubs, The Office, and Parks and Rec. I also love to travel, and am currently a dual citizen of the United States and Denmark.

Dee Del ToroMy name is Deyanire Del Toro, but I go by Dee for short. I'm currently a second year graduate student in the Student Affairs Program here at University of the Pacific. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology also from Pacific. I currently work as the Graduate Assistant in the Student Writing Center and as an Academic Coach with Services for Students with Disabilities. My main topics of interest are: identity development, healthy relationships, and gender roles. I collect all sorts of things, I enjoy traveling, and I love my cat.

Sarah Kuo

My name is Sarah Kuo, and I am a senior majoring in Geological and Environmental Sciences with minors in Sustainability and Jazz Studies.  In addition to being an S2S Peer Educator, I am an RA in the Townhouses and a Peer Mentor in the geosciences department for incoming freshman and transfers.  I am also the Co-President of Soul Speaks, a poetry and advocacy through art club on campus.  In my free time, I love cooking, gardening, research and creating.  
 

Michelle Lacondeguy

My name is Michelle Lacondeguy, and I am a Sociology major and Psychology minor in my junior year at Pacific. I am an active member of Delta Delta Delta in the Greek community, holding the position of Social Chairmen. I love going on missionary trips with my church community and being involved in community outreach opportunities. My hobbies include drawing, swimming, exploring the great outdoors, and skiing.

 

Domenic Suntrapek

My name is Domenic Suntrapak, and this is my third year at Pacific. I'm presently pursuing a double-major in Asian Studies and English, as well as a minor in Gender Studies. Along with being an S2S Peer Educator, I am also heavily involved in the Matsuri Japan Organization on campus, serving as Treasurer two years running. I was born and raised in Fresno, but I enjoy visiting other states and other countries. I'm a lover of good food, and am attempting to become competent in the kitchen. My favorite color is a dark red or burgundy, and you can often spot me running around in a jacket of the same hue. My biggest quirks are that I'm a sucker for anything related to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and all things Japan.

Maddy Guekguezian

My name is Madeleine Guekguezian, and I am a third-year student at Pacific pursuing a BA in Music with minors in Psychology and English. In addition to my role as an S2S Peer Educator, I am the ASuop Senator for the Conservatory of Music, the low brass coach for Central Valley Youth Symphony, the Vice President and interim Social Chair for Omega Eta Epsilon, the professional language fraternity, and working on a research project that unites my passions for Music and Literature. I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, grew up in Fresno, California, and fell in love with the latter when I got involved in the city's vibrant LGBTQIA+ community and Jazz/new music scene. I've been playing trombone for ten years, writing music and poetry for almost as long, singing throughout my entire life, and trying to learn as many instruments and musical styles along the way! When I'm not wrapped up in academics, work, or extracurricular activities, I like to cook and bake, take walks, watch cartoons/movies, and play video games.

To learn more about the S2S Peer Education Program and/or how to get involved as a S2S Peer Educator, please contact the Women's Resource Center.