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.
Meet the team
Josh Holness | Lead Intern
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 | Lead Intern
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.
I’m a graphic design and marketing major. I joined PDE to learn how to educate others and make a difference.
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."
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.
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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.
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!
Major: Environmental Geography
Fun Fact: I have 14 houseplants
Why I Joined PDE: To make a difference on campus
Sara Ann Nagel
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!
Please contact the Peer Diversity Educators at email@example.com for more information and inquiries.