Peer Educator Bios
2016-2017 Peer Educators
Smriti is a junior at Grand Valley State University and studies Biomedical Science with an emphasis on medicine and a minor in Spanish. She is an active member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and serves as the assistant Panhellenic delegate. Smriti is from Sterling Heights, Michigan, and enjoys traveling, reading, and spending days at the beach.
Jake is a senior at Grand Valley State University who is studying psychology and statistics. After graduation he hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in health psychology. He aspires to work in public health and to help expand access to psychoeducation for the youth. In his free time, Jake enjoys reading, fencing, composing music, and exercising.
Tylar Dickson is currently a junior at Grand Valley State University. Her major is Biomedical Science, with an emphasis in Physician Assistant studies and a minor in Criminal Justice. Although she is currently living in Allendale for school, Tylar is originally from the metro-Detroit area. On campus, Tylar enjoys her position on the E-board for You Beautiful Black Women, and her role as a Peer Educator for the University Counseling Center. In her free time, she enjoys reading a good novel, catching up on her favorite Netflix shows, performing community service, and spending quality time with her friends and family. In the future, Tylar plans on attending graduate school and using her degree to work in a hospital or private practice.
Tanner is a junior at Grand Valley State University and is studying psychology with a minor in biology. He plans on attending medical school and pursuing a career in psychiatry. He is originally from Cadillac, Michigan and enjoys watching movies, playing video games, playing sports, and going to sporting events in his free time.
I am a sophomore majoring in Clinical Exercise Science with a minor is Psychology. I plan to attend grad school for Occupational Therapy. In my free time I enjoy playing tennis and volleyball, doing arts and crafts, volunteering, and drinking coffee. I'm excited to be a part of the counseling center and promoting its services, as well as changing negative ideas surrounding mental health.