TIX Peer Educators

TIX Peer Educators are dedicated to preventing sexual and gender-based discrimination and harassment though education and awareness events.  TIX Peer Educators fulfill their mission to create a safe, respectful and inclusive campus community in part through their educational programs, including extended orientation and on-going workshops about healthy relationships and bystander intervention.  Peer Educators connect and can support their peers in understanding the College process and the support services and resources available to students.      

2019 Peer Educator Applications - we are looking for new peer educators!  

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please complete the application by April 10, 2019 at 4PM.  Once you fill out the application, sign up for a 30-minute interview

If you have any questions, contact Peer Educator Sivan Komatsu at komatsus@dickinson.edu or Deena Kleinstein at kleinstd@dickinson.edu


Madison Milaszewski
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class Year: 2019
Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biology
Minor(s): Chemistry
Other Activities on Campus: Varsity Softball team, College Democrats, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, U-Turn, Student Conduct
Why I am a Peer Educator: I want to be a safe resource for anyone who experiences discrimination or violence on campus. I want to encourage my peers to enjoy healthy and positive relationships of all kinds.

Emily Padalino
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class Year: 2019
Major: Political Science
Minor: History
Other Activities on Campus: Women's Varsity Basketball and Kappa Kappa Gamma
Why I am a Peer Educator: I want to help raise awareness and promote a safer community here at Dickinson and society as a whole. I want to encourage dialogue about issues that impact so many people and work to create safe spaces to have these necessary discussions.

Deena Kleinstein
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class Year: 2019
Major(s): Law and Policy and Political Science
Other Activities on Campus: Student Senate, Women's Club Soccer, Trout Gallery Ambassador
Why I am a Peer Educator: I wanted to get involved in campus sexual assault policy while also acting as a resource for students.

Em Bartholet
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs
Class Year: 2019
Major(s): English
Other Activities on Campus: The Dickinson Review, Belles Lettres Literary Society, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society
Why I am a Peer Educator: I didn't get much of an education in consent before I came to Dickinson, and I want to be a resource to other people who, like me, might have arrived at college lacking crucial information about healthy relationships and boundary setting.

Sivan Komatsu
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class Year: 2021
Major(s): Psychology and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Other Activities on Campus: Outing Club, Campus Recreation, Feminist Collective, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and Psychology Teaching Assistant
Why I am a Peer Educator: I’ve seen firsthand the problems with the ways sexual violence is addressed and the injustices that come from them. I want to do what I can to help mend those problems and be a resource for survivors to obtain the justice they deserve. We all deserve a safe and inclusive campus, and I’m here to help make that happen.

Maddie Littlepage
Pronouns: She/Hers
Class: 2021
Major: International studies
Minors: German & Security studies
Other activities: Varsity Swim Team, Costume Shop, IS majors committee, Mermaid Players
Why I am a peer educator: I want to make Dickinson a safe, inclusive, and respectful campus for all students, faculty, and staff.

Lydia Orr
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class Year: 2019
Major(s): Psychology
Minor(s): Health Studies Certificate
Other Activities on Campus: Student Interviewer and Teaching Assistant for Psychology
Why I am a Peer Educator: I believe in a world where interpersonal violence does not exist, where people feel safe in their environment and all people are equal!  I want survivors to feel supported, respected and believed.

Kylie Shalala
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class Year: 2021
Major(s): International Affairs and Spanish
Other Activities on Campus: Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Track and Field, Community Service Leader
Why I am a Peer Educator: I want to encourage a safe and inviting space around campus, as well as an environment that is respectful, positive, and fun!

Abby Shannon
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s): Neuroscience
Other Activities on Campus: Volunteer coordinator for senior companions, and member of Alpha Lambda Delta.
Why I am a Peer Educator: I am a peer educator because I believe that all students have the right to learn in a safe environment, and I believe that educating tolerance and healthy relationship is essential for cultivating a strong community.