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Peer Diversity Educators

Acceptance, diversity, openness

Peer Diversity Educators (PDE) is a peer-to-peer equity, diversity, and inclusion training, education and personal development program. Our educators promote understanding and respect for people of all abilities, creeds, races, social classes, gender identities as well as expressions and affectional orientations. Through educational programs, our goal is to open people’s minds in the hope of eliminating prejudice and discrimination.

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Meet the team

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Josh Holness | Lead Intern
He/him

I'm Josh, a biology major at UW-Eau Claire with a public health minor in the pre-med program. I joined Peer Diversity Educators because I wanted to help other people grow their understanding of social justice issues and what they can do to be better allies. 

Jamie Peterson

Jamie Peterson | Lead Intern
She/her/hers

Jamie Peterson is one of the lead interns for Peer Diversity Educators. She is a psychology major with a student affairs minor. She is passionate about striving to make our campus and community inclusive places for all identities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature, building DIY projects, bullet journaling, and playing with her puppy.

Esabelle Hutchison

Esabelle Hutchison
She/her/hers

I’m a graphic design and marketing major. I joined PDE to learn how to educate others and make a difference. 

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Jinxxy Julson
They/Them/Theirs

Hi! My name is Jinxxy, and I'm a Graphic Design Major here at UWEC. I joined PDE to become a better educator and advocate. I love all varieties of games- card games, board games, videogames, and puzzles! You can tend to find me buried in one almost any time I have free time."

Scout McKnight

Scout McKnight
He/him/his

My name is Scout McKnight. I am an illustration major at UWEC. A reason I joined PDE was to expand the social justice knowledge of others as well as myself. A couple of fun facts about myself are I enjoy making comics and illustrations. I also have two cats named Gibbs and Sherlock.

Anna George

Anna George
She/her/hers or they/them/theirs

My name is Anna. I’m a second-year student here at UWEC and I’m a broadfield social studies (history emphasis) comprehensive major, a German teaching major, and a TESOL minor. I joined PDE because I’m very passionate about educating myself and others on social justice issues. 

Crystalina Peterson, Cohort 21

Crystalina Peterson
She/her/hers

I am a Super Senior here at UWEC. I'm a Public History major with a certificate in Journalism, as well as a McNair Scholar. I have four kids (two teenagers, one tween, and one toddler) and I live in Barron Wisconsin, although I was raised in Minneapolis. Some of my favorite things include reading, 1990s and early 2000s pop punk, and fantasy and sci-fi movies (especially the Lord of the Rings!). I'm so excited to be a part of the Peer Diversity team, and I look forward to working together to create a campus community that we can all enjoy!

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Maggie Minnick
She/her/hers

Major: Environmental Geography

Fun Fact: I have 14 houseplants

Why I Joined PDE: To make a difference on campus

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Sara Ann Nagel
She/her/hers

Hello! My name is Sara, and I am a Psychology major with minors in Sociology and WGSS. I joined PDE not only to help educate others about social justice issues, but to help myself learn and become a better advocate for underserved communities. My two favorite things are a good book and my dog, Rosco!

Questions?

Please contact the Peer Diversity Educators at chanc09@uwec.edu for more information and inquiries.