Office of Multicultural Affairs
Diversity Peer Educators
Hometown: Gahanna, OH
Major: Nutrition Sciences
Campus Involvement: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Civic Action Leaders
Favorite DPE Activity: Guided Journey " I joined Diversity Peer Educators to not only teach my peers about diversity that is present in the would but also expand my own knowledge on the subject. I world like to reach a larger number of students on campus."
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Major: Public Relations with a Minor in Spanish
Campus Involvement: Latino Student Unuion, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
Favorite DPE Activity: I'm a strong advocate of diversity. I love seeing different faces and learning more about other and ourselves as well. This coming year I look forward to studying abroad in spain!
Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH
Major: Criminal Justice
Campus Involvement: Homecoming Steering Committee and Dance Marathon
Favorite DPE Activity: Values Continuum " DPE has taught me that diversity expands beyond race and gender. There are so many other differences that people have that can be explored. My goal for DPE is to make BG's campus more open minded and accepting of people's differences. I want students at Bowling Green to feel comfortable and proud to be who they are."
Hometown: Monroe, Maine
Major: Philosophy and Psychology
Favorite DPE Activity: Survivor " I was first introduced to various diverse cultures and people when my family became active in the foster care systems. Since then I have been deeply interested in diversity, and when I was presented with the chance to join the DPE program, I jumped at the opportunity. We live in a diverse society, yet there are so many close minded and un-accepting people. My hope is that one day our society can be more open and accepting of diverse individuals, and I believe that the way to achieve that is through education and making the information available to people. Even if we only affect a small portion of the population, a positive effect here is better than none at all.
Hometown: Centerville, OH
Major: Intercultural communication
Campus Involvement: Latino Student Union
Favorite DPE Activity: Similarities Through the Difference" because it is not only fun to find commonalities amongst so many individuals but it brings people together! " I wanted to help make small, progressive changes in my campus environment that would not only benefit me, but others as well. Diversity invigorates me and I want to share it with others! For the future, I want Diversity Peer Educators to become large in numbers and even more of an impact than it currently is! I wanted numerous people to not only have heard of DPE, but also to be interested in spreading education to their peers.
|Tara N. Mial|
Hometown: Beverly Hills, MI
Major: Biology (Pre-Med)
Campus Involvement: National Council of Negro Women, American Medical Student Association and SMART
Favorite DPE Activity: Guided Journey " I chose to become a DPE because I love to learn. I enjoy learning about the lifestyles and customs of other cultures, and I love to use what I've learned to teach others. I enjoy the fact that DPE allows me to spread awareness amongst my peers. I've learned how important it is to use diversity education because every students is different, and does not have the same upbringing, it is important to use diversity as a tool to teach them about the differences they may experience on campus. My goal is for the DPE program to expand; become a larger organization that everyone can join and participate in."
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major: Microbiology with a Minor in Chemistry
Campus Involvement: Academic Investment in Math and Science, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society, American medical Student Association, Math and Science Tutor for Student Athlete Services
Favorite DPE Activity: Survivor " I joined DPE because while I was growing up, I always felt like I was the oddball. I had friends, but it always seemed that I was a background person all of the time. I was always criticized by the way I spoke, that I didn't keep up with popular culture, and that the things I liked tended to be lame. I was the nerd... the outcast. I wanted to educate myself and others that people being different shouldn't mark them for social discrimination. It turns into a vicious cycle of exclusion and stereotypes. I hope that Diversity Peer Educators program my undergraduate career at BGSU and I know I will be able take the experiences and knowledge with me to graduate school, medical school, and beyond to my career."
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Major: Psychology Minor: Ethnic Studies
Campus Involvement: H.U.E, NAACP, BSU, Women's Club Basketball
Favorite DPE Activity: "I joined DPE because I believe I can make a Difference on this campus in terms of diversity. Many times most people stick with their own racial or ethnic groups. As a member of DPE I felt that I could break those barriers and change BG for the better. My goal for DPE is for it to receive the respect and notice it deserves. For people to see how valuable DPE is in a changing world we are living in today. VISION, the biggest LGBT organization we have on BGSU's campus does panels in classrooms with sometimes as many as 200 students to discuss LGBT issues that needed to be discussed today. I do not understand why there are not panels that discuss diversity, prejudice and racism the same manner. My goal for DPE is for it to be notices in the same way because there are still racial issues and disparities that exist."
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Major: Public Relations with a Minor in Sociology
Campus Involvement: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Writing Consultant at BGSU Writing Center, 2010 New Student Orientation Leader, PRSSA Member, Public Relations Chair for The Obsidian, Public Relations Director for 2011 Black
Favorite DPE Activity: Survivor " I joined Diversity Peer Educators in order to have the opportunity to educate people on the importance of diversity, because with out an understanding learn myself, because I am very interested in other and the different lives they lead. My goal for the Diversity Peer Educators programs is for it to continue to grow, both in numbers and in the impact it has. By the time I return, I want the name of program to be something the campus is well aware of and respects."
Hometown: Youngstown, OH
Major: Construction Management
Campus Involvement: Tau Kappa Epsilon, BGSU Men's Club Lacrosse, Student Construction Management Association
Favorite DPE Activity: Survivor " I have seen how important it is to mix cultures, behaviors and attitudes from person to person and realized hoe crucial it is to understand any other human being for who they are. The program has taught me to not treat DPE as a class but live diversity and spread the to my friends and family so that they can carry it on to someone else."
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Major: Biology with specification in pre- pharmacy
Campus Involvement: National Council for Negro Women, Student Recruitment Team, McDonald Hall Resident Advisor, and American Medical Student Association
Favorite DPE Activity: Diversity is an interesting topic that ranges from a multitude of things and I love being able to enhance my knowledge on it as well as enhance other knowledge. The program has taught me to stop assuming that people are living their life by the same rules you live yours. Yes, we all need food, water, and shelter to survive bit by no means do we all need beef, Dasani, or a Condo. We only have one life to live and how I live mine doesn't depict how the next person lives their. My goal are for the program to continue on a broader spectrum, first step BGSU; Next step Ohio."