Peer Educator Bios
Hi my name is Olga Andrukh, I'm a junior and this is going to be my third semester being a peer educator. I am originally from Ukraine, but have lived in Farmington Hills, Michigan for the past 10 years. I am a supply chain management major and and international business minor and are a part of a business fraternity called Phi Chi Theta. I like being a peer educator because I can practice my presentation and people skills while helping the counseling center reach out to the student body.
Hi my name is Kaitlyn Boyko and this is my first year doing the Peer Education Program. I am extremely excited and love interacting with other people. This is my senior year and I'm majoring in Psychology and minoring in Philosophy. I'm unsure about what to do with my bachelors in Psychology so after I graduate I'm taking a year off to figure out my life. I currently live downtown (this is my second year) and I absolutely love the location and the roommates I live with! I just turned 21 this August and I've decided that I don't like getting older. I hope that I get to meet new people and have a great experience this year!
Andrew is a senior double-majoring in Psychology and Philosophy. When he graduates in April (knock on wood), he plans to attend a Ph.D. program in Counseling Psych, hopefully in the city of Boston. Besides his role as a Peer Educator, he also serves as the GVSU Circle President for Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and as a Lead Writing Consultant in the Writing Center. In order to fit all of that in every day, he enjoys coffee in its various forms, especially cappuccino, preferably in large quantities spread throughout the day. If empty space manages to find its way into his schedule, he enjoys cycling, cooking, spending time with friends, watching almost any sport, using sarcasm as much as possible, and writing, including his newly found passion for self-publishing books. And did he mention coffee?
Hello, my name is Courtney Garner and I'm from East Lansing, MI. I am a junior here at Grand Valley and I have a double major in psychology and sociology. My goals for after college are to do something with children, probably becoming a Child Life Specialist. This is my second year being a peer ed and I'm so happy to be back! I originally applied to be a peer ed because I thought it would give me great exposure working with the counseling center. I have stayed with it though, because it gives me a chance to broaden my strengths and give back to the campus community. I am really looking forward to the year ahead!
My name is Sara Orlando and I am a junior here at Grand Valley. I am studying English, Elementary Education, and Spanish. I have aspirations to become an elementary school teacher in a bilingual or dual immersion school, and eventually go into administration. I love to play and watch almost all sports, especially baseball. This is my second year as a Peer Educator and I love the type of work that we do. I enjoy giving presentations and feeling like we are making a difference in the campus community.