Hello fellow Katies! Welcome to or welcome back to St. Kate’s for the 2015-16 school year. My name is Hannah Keuler and I am one of six Ask Katie Peer Educators here at St. Kate’s. I am a junior and am double majoring in Public Health and Spanish. The other Ask Katie educators are:
- Kate Becker, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry
- Emma Green, a senior majoring in nursing
- Caitlyn Holm, a sophomore majoring in nursing
- Ashley Johnson, a senior majoring in public health
- Ayan Omar, a first-year majoring in nursing
So now you’re probably wondering two things; ‘What exactly is an Ask Katie Peer Educator?’ and ‘What can they do for me?’
As an Ask Katie Peer Educator, our mission is to promote awareness, as well as host education programs on healthy lifestyle choices to you, as St. Kate’s students. We are dedicated to fostering student-to-student communication about common health concerns that arise during college. We also strive to educate and support a community that encourages healthy and safe behaviors through personal responsibility, positive social norms, and academic engagement. The programs that we host as Ask Katie Peer educators are open to all students, so come join us for some educational, yet fun programs this school year!
There is a lot we can do for you as an Ask Katie Peer Educator. First and foremost, we want to provide you with accurate information pertaining to all facets of health, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. We will also be putting on monthly programming pertaining to a different area of concern for college students, so keep an eye out for flyers announcing our newest events. We also have a Google form where you can ask anonymous health questions ranging from, “Where can I go just to talk to someone about how I feel?” or “I want to eat healthy in the dining hall, but I don’t know how. Can you give me some tips on eating healthy on campus?” The link to this form will be at the bottom of this article, which I swear is almost done!
The 2015-2016 Ask Katie Peer Educators are incredibly excited to get to know you and talk to you about health. We promise to answer all of your questions in a fast and accurate way. Feel free to contact us at any of the platforms mentioned below. Our next event will be on Oct. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Pulse. We are working with SEEK (Social Events and Experiences for Katies) to create a fun and educational program about alcohol awareness. Hope to see you there!
How do I contact the Ask Katie Peer Educators?