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Peer Mentorships

What is a peer mentor?

Peer mentors (PM) are trained students who are here to provide additional resources to students as they navigate the everyday stressors of student life. PMs work collaboratively to respond to student needs, promote personal wellness, raise awareness, provide education, and serve as a resource to students on a wide variety of mental health issues.

What does a peer mentor do?

PMs meet individually with students to discuss lighter concerns, link to Counseling Services when necessary, as well as link to university, community resources, and/or peer advocacy. They also provide outreach programming to the university community on a variety of mental health topics.

What kind of training do peer mentors receive?

PMs are upper-level social work or psychology majors who have studied mental health and learned general counseling skills. PMs complete the NASPA Certified Peer Educator Training and receive weekly supervision and seminars for ongoing training in these areas.

How do I connect with a peer mentor?

Please complete the form at the end of this page, or contact Counseling Services.

*Please note that peer mentorship is a preventative service and may not be the best resource given your specific concerns or needs. If PM is not an appropriate resource, we may refer you to a professional counselor.

Meet Our Peer Mentors

Devon Beatson

Photo of Devon Beatson
Pronouns: she/her
Academic Trainee: psychology
Home Country: New Zealand

What I Do for My Wellness

I am the number one advocate for "treat yourself". To me that looks like spending time outside, having naps, doing a lil retail therapy (when I can afford it haha) calling my friends and family back home, or eating reeeeally good food.

Future Career Goals

I love the idea of working in program development to help with mental health access for Pacific families in New Zealand.

Jarom Perandos

Jarom Perandos
Pronouns: he/his
Academic Trainee: social work
Home Country: Philippines

What I Do for My Wellness

I take care of my overall wellness through regular exercise and learning new recipes to cook and bake. I also like to spend time with my friends in both outdoor and indoor activities.

Future Career Goals

I want to help students improve their quality of life in handling responsibilities and other outside stressors. In addition, my aim is to help them reach both short-term and long-term goals in academics and any other aspects of student life.

Meira Stanger

Photo of Meira Stanger
Pronouns: she/her
Major: psychology
Home Country: U.S.A

What I Do for My Wellness

I like to exercise to clear my mind and help me reset. I also like to go outside and enjoy nature with people I am close to. Other activities I like to do for my wellness is art, writing, and reading.

Future Career Goals

I’d like to help students learn how to navigate happily and healthily through the college experience and let them know that they are capable in solving their problems. I want to offer support and help to those seeking it.

Kanda Kannasut

Photo of Kanda Kannasut
Pronouns: she/her
Major: psychology
Home Country: Thailand

What I Do for My Wellness

I usually take care of myself by walking fast and jogging in the morning or evening. I love to cook and bake.

Future Career Goals

I love children and love spending time with kids that makes me feel so happy. I want to be a child psychologist to help children and their families be happy.
Peer Mentorship Sign Up
Please complete this form if you would like to meet with one of our peer mentors.
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