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Peer Educator Profiles

 

Laura Hi! My name is Laura Alshamie and I am a senior at TCNJ! I am majoring in Urban and Ethnic Sociology and Women and Gender Studies. This is my third year as a SAVE PE! I am a sister of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., and a CA in Townhouse West. I love traveling and am planning on spending the next few years after college continuing the work we do, all over the world. Can’t wait to have a fabulous year! :)
Courtney Hey, I’m Courtney Amster and I’m a junior Chemistry major specializing in Forensic Science. On campus I play basketball for the women’s club basketball team and I am a member of the co-ed community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. This is my first year as a SAVE peer educator and I am excited to see what this year has in store. I love being able to make a difference here on campus, so if you see me around feel free to say hi!
 Mary1 Hey there my name is Mary Burns and I am junior double major in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies. This is my second year as a SAVE Peer Educator and I am so excited to work with my friends to combat violence and spread awareness on power based personal violence around campus. Aside from SAVE, I am a sister of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and treasurer of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Sorority. I enjoy volunteering, reading, and watching the Philadelphia Flyers. Can’t wait to see what the year brings!
 Brianna Hey! My name is Brianna Charles and I am a Senior Elementary Education and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) double major with a concentration in Technology. Aside from being a SAVE Peer Educator, I am a sister of Theta Phi Alpha previously holding positions such as philanthropy/community service chair, Vice President, and President. I am also a member of Order of Omega, National Residence Hall Honorary, and Teachers of Young Children. In my free time, I love traveling, working with children, and spending time with my family, friends, and dog. I love meeting new people and am looking forward to positively changing our campus community for my second year as a SAVE Peer Educator!
 meghancoppinger Hello! My name is Meghan Coppinger, and I am a junior Communication Studies and Journalism double major. I am hoping to break into the public relations industry someday. I am a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha and an on-campus intern in the CEI program. I hold a few other internships outside of school, as well. I have three loves in my life: chocolate, the beach, and the color pink. I am a very bubbly and talkative person who is so excited to help my peers learn more about SAVE Peer Education and help make our campus community amazing and safe!
 jilldemarco Hey, I’m Jill DeMarco! I’m a senior Psychology major specializing in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and minoring in Russian and Human Resources as well. In addition to being a peer educator I am a sister of Delta Zeta and a member of Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society. This is my third year as a SAVE peer educator and I am so happy to be able to continue working with such wonderful peer educators. I’m always happy to talk so feel free to speak with me at any time!
Sam Dooley Hello, my name is Samantha Dooley and I am a Senior Psychology major and Spanish minor. I am also a member of the Women in Learning and Leadership Program and Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority. This will be my third year working as a SAVE Peer Educator. I am so proud to be a part of such an amazing program that sends valuable messages to college students and teaches them how to stay safe and respect others. I am also honored to work with such passionate people here at AVI!
 Melissa Hello! My name is Melissa Garfinkel, and I am a sophomore psychology major with a minor in African American studies (and probably later a women’s and gender studies minor). I am also a sustainability ambassador on campus, Jones Farm Correctional Facility tutor, and psyched for Eick volunteer. Outside of campus, I enjoy practicing archery, writing, and traveling just about anywhere. Most of all, I love just spending time with friends and family. This will be my first year as a SAVE Peer Educator, and I am beyond excited to be able to help with issues I am extremely passionate about with such an amazing team of peer educators!
Morgan Gibbons My name is Morgan Gibbons and I am a sophomore at TCNJ. I am an English and Secondary Education major. I try to stay as involved on campus as I can. Along with SAVE, I am a sister of Sigma Kappa. In addition, I am a member of the Best Buddies group on campus. SAVE is something very important to me and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a great group!
Robby Hey, my name is Robby Heindel and I am a Junior at TCNJ. I’m an accounting major with a psychology minor. On campus, I’m part of the community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega and a participating member in the TCNJ Relay for Life. I take part in as many intramural sports as possible. I’m a big New York Giants Fan and I love to play almost any sport. This is going to be my second year as a SAVE peer educator and I am just as excited as I was for the first!
 Morgan Hopper Hey! My name is Morgan Hopper and this is my third and final year as a SAVE Peer Educator. I’m a senior majoring in Biopsychology and minoring in Spanish. On campus I am a sister of Sigma Kappa and a member of the Honors Program. In my free time I love to be with my friends, shop, and go to the beach. If you ever see me on campus or at the SAVE events, feel free to say hello!
Lizzie ¡Hola! I am Elisabeth (Lizzie) O’Connor, and I am a sophomore at TCNJ. I am currently working on a double major in Psychology and Spanish. This year is my first as a SAVE Peer Educator and I am so excited to be a member of such an amazing group of people! I am passionate about preventing violence on our campus and can’t wait to make a difference in the community. As well as being a member of SAVE, I am also a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha and a member of Colleges Against Cancer. I also enjoy volunteering in the Trenton community whenever I get the chance. As with my other peer educators, if you see me on campus feel free to say hello!
 Michelle Hello! My name is Michelle Onofrio and I am currently a sophomore at TCNJ. I am a Chemistry major with a Sociology minor planning for a future career in pharmacology. Along with SAVE peer education, I am also in the Honors Program at TCNJ and am a member of TCNJ Club Field Hockey. I enjoy running, reading, spending time with friends, and giving a helping hand to anyone who needs it. I am looking forward to an awesome next few years as a peer educator!
Maria Hello! I’m Maria Phillips and I’m so excited to start my first year as a SAVE peer educator! I’m a junior psychology major and minoring in fine arts. I am also a member of Circle K and work at the TCNJ bookstore. My passions include running, creating art, eating, reading, listening to country music and enjoying the outdoors. I’m so happy to be part of a energetic team that focuses on creating a safer campus. If you see me around campus or at a SAVE program feel free to say hello.
Anna Hi! I’m Anna Poruks and I’m a senior clinical psychology major/biology minor at TCNJ. I love meeting new people, hanging out with friends, listening to music, being outside, snowboarding, traveling, and playing volleyball. This is my third year as a SAVE Peer Educator, and on campus I am also a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha, a member of the Psychology Club, a player on the Club Volleyball Team. This past summer I studied psychoanalysis abroad in Prague and Paris, as well as travelled to many countries throughout Europe including Spain, Belgium, The United Kingdom, and Latvia. I had the time of my life, made amazing memories, went skydiving (!!!) and learned so much that will stay with me for the remainder of my time at TCNJ and later post-graduate studies. If you ever see me around, feel free to say hello!
Chelsea My name is Chelsea! I am a senior double WGS and History major. This is going to be my third and sadly my last year as a SAVE peer educator. Being a part of this organization has been such a highlight of my career here at TCNJ. The group of people in SAVE are some of the most unique, caring, and driven people I have met on this campus. Besides being a peer educator I am also a Career and Community Studies Mentor, a Bonner Community Scholar, and a Conduct Standards Board member. After I graduate I hope to spend a year or two doing community service abroad before I go back to school to get my MSW. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of the other amazing peer educators this year! We all love being a part of this organization.
 sara Hey! My name is Sara von Bartheld. I am a senior Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies double major at the college. I am also a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and Alpha Kappa Delta international sociology honor society. In my free time, I’m either listening to music, hanging with friends or watching Netflix. This is my third year as a SAVE Peer Educator and I’ve loved every minute of it! Being a PE has made my college experience that much better. In the future, I plan on becoming a social worker, so I love that I can start making a difference here at TCNJ. If you see me on campus, feel free to say hi!

 

 

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