WIT Peer Education

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Wellness Information Team (WIT)

The Wellness Information Team (WIT) is a group of GVSU students ready to connect with you about wellness! We can chat about nutrition, sexual health, and general wellness (like stress!)

 

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Meet the Team 


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Image of five RecWell staff behind the Ask WIT cart in Lubbers stadium. One is wearing a turkey costume.
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Image of two WIT peer educators presenting Your Wellness at GVSU
Image of nine RecWell wellness staff after a group exercise class.
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Request a Presentation

Use the RecWell Service Request Form to request a presentation. Be sure to check "Wellness Presentation" on the form. In the "Event description" let us know what type of presentation you are interested in. You can choose from the presentations below, or you can request a customized presentation. 

General Wellness

Your Wellness at GVSU

Your Wellness at GVSU: Explore your wellness in each of the 8 dimensions while learning about resources here at GVSU that can help in your journey to well-being.

Workshop platform: In-Person or Virtual

Run time: 30-45 minutes 

Audience: Students 

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Emotional Wellness: Take a deep dive into emotional wellness. Learn characteristics, expand your emotion vocabulary, get resources and more.

Workshop platform: In-Person or Virtual 

Run time: 60 minutes 

Audience: Students 

Nutrition 101 Presentation

Nutrition 101: We'll cover the basics of healthy eating: calories, how to read a food label, what's an actual serving size, and skills and tips for healthy eating.

Workshop platform: In-Person or Virtual

Run time: 60 minutes 

Audience: Students 

Image of title page that says "Sleep, Nutrition, and Exercise: How to make healthy behavior change"

Sleep, Nutrition, and Exercise: See how these three areas of health can transform your well-being. And at the end, set some goals to make changes for a healthier you.

Workshop platform: In-Person or Virtual

Run time: 60-90 minutes 

Audience: Students/Staff/Faculty

Image of presentation title that says Body Neutrality: Acceptance of your body as it is in neutral tones.

Body Neutrality: What is body neutrality, why is it important and how can you implement it in your everyday life.

Workshop platform: In-Person or Virtual

Run time: 30-45 minutes (flexible)

Audience: Students or Staff

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Finding Rest in the Grind: Feeling like you're stuck in the revolving door of hustle and grind. School, work, life, repeat. Let us help you rest!

Workshop platform: In-Person or Virtual

Run time: 30-60 minutes (flexible)

Audience: Students or Staff

Setting Boundaries Presentation

Setting Boundaries: Support your well-being by learning how to set boundaries for yourself in work, school, and social life.

Workshop platform: In-Person or Virtual

Run time: 30-45 minutes 

Audience: Students 

Image of black and white presentation slide "Wellness, Activism and Identity"

Wellness, Activism, and Identity: Take a look at how your identity and activism efforts intersect with your wellness. Originally created for the MLK Jr day of service.

Workshop platform: In-Person or Virtual

Run time: 30-60 minutes 

Audience: Students 

Sexual Health

Presentation intro slide with text that says "LGBTQ+ Sexual Health" with a rainbow image behind it.

LGBTQ+ Sexual Health: Learn about sexuality, affirming language, barrier methods, how to prepare for a sexual health clinic visit and more.

Workshop platform: In-Person or Virtual 

Run time: 60-75 minutes 

Audience: Students 

mile high club presentation

Mile High Club: Learn about safer sexual health practices, but do it like you're talking about the airlines. From take-off to landing, you're sure to have fun and learn a lot!

Workshop platform: In-Person or Virtual

Run time: 45-60 minutes 

Audience: Students 

What We Wish Presentation

What We Wish: Did your high school sex ed class leave you wanting more? Join us to talk about some of the stuff that was left out: lube, pleasure, virginity, communication, and more!

Workshop platform: In-Person or Virtual

Run time: 60 minutes 

Audience: Students 

Sex Ed Trivia Presentation

Sex Ed Trivia: How much do you know about sexual health and sexuality? Join us for a fun filled presentation to test your knowledge, and maybe learn some weird tidbits, too!

Workshop platform: Virtual 

Run time: 30-45 minutes 

Audience: Students 


Meet The Team

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Annie Seeber

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Major: Radiation Therapy

Year: Senior

Semesters on WIT: 5

Why did you want to become a Peer Educator? To not only learn more about wellness, but to share positive information and resources to help fellow students learn how to be happy and well!

Campus Involvement: Writing consultant at the writing center

Top Tip for Being Well: Journaling! Sometimes writing down what you are feeling helps you see where you can make improvements in your wellness.

3 Bucket List Items:

  • Visit Ireland
  • See the Mona Lisa in person
  • Own a wiener dog (extra points if I name it Jean Jacket)
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Claire Latourell

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Major: Allied Health Sciences

Year: Senior

Semesters on WIT: 3

Why did you want to become a Peer Educator? I’m so passionate about health and wellness and I want to learn as much as I can in order to share that knowledge to positively impact the campus community!.

Campus Involvement: Wellness Navigator

Top Tip for Being Well: Making time for yourself! Whether that be going out with friends or just staying in and relaxing.

3 Bucket List Items:

  • Meet a cow
  • Go to Europe
  • Have a *successful* garden
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Eva VanWyck

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Major: Exercise Science Health Fitness Instruction

Year: Senior

Semesters on WIT: 5

Why did you want to become a Peer Educator? I love to meet new people and share my love for nutrition and wellbeing!

Campus Involvement: Vertical Earth, Exercise Science Club

Top Tip for Being Well: Don't buy into diets and don't be afraid of carbs!

3 Bucket List Items:

  • Hike the entirety of the Appalachian trail
  • Restore a vintage Airstream camper
  • Learn how to play electric guitar
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Josie Kasmauskis

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Major: Applied Food and Nutrition

Year: Sophomore

Semesters on WIT: 3

Why did you want to become a Peer Educator? I love to learn and share wellness information and be a part of others' path in finding the lifestyle that makes them feel the best.

Campus Involvement: I am currently in the Frederik Meijer Honors College, Swim Club, Spanish Club and Pre-dietetics club.

Top Tip for Being Well: Don't feel guilty about doing something unhealthy, just feel proud of whatever healthy actions you are doing. You can always keep improving, but it should be a fun process!

3 Bucket List Items:

  • Study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country
  • Find a four leaf clover
  • Raise chickens
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Rowan Armour

Pronouns: They/them/theirs

Major: English

Year: Junior

Semesters on WIT: 1

Why did you want to become a Peer Educator? I want to connect students to wellness resources that may benefit them

Campus Involvement: I work at the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center as a desk worker & am a group facilitator for T-2 and Bi-furious

Top Tip for Being Well: Know when and how to say no to things. If you’re overwhelmed, it’s okay to reassess what you can and can’t handle.

3 Bucket List Items:

  • Go ice skating
  • Learn how to make pretzels
  • Visit Finland
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Ru Khanna

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Major: Global Studies & Social Impact

Year: Junior

Semesters on WIT: 2

Why did you want to become a Peer Educator? I wanted to become a peer educator to help debunk myths and share information with my peers. Becoming a peer educator is one stepping stone in my career to work in public health.

Campus Involvement: I work for the climbing center, I am a part of the climbing club, and I am a WIT member!

Top Tip for Being Well: Listen to what your body needs; it is usually right!

3 Bucket List Items:

  • Travel to every continent 
  • Go rock climbing in Europe
  • Go sky diving!
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Sarah Wheeler

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Major: Masters in Higher Education 

Year: Super Senior

Semesters on WIT: 1

Why I Chose Rec & Well For My Practicum: I feel passionate about exercising and finding healthy ways of dealing with stress. I want to be a resource for other students!

Campus Involvement: I’m helping with the SEX ED week!

Top Tip for Being Well: Take time for yourself! If that’s going on a small hike, reading for fun, or doing something with your friends. We can’t be our best selves without a break!

3 Bucket List Items:

  • Have a picnic on the Eiffel Towers lawn
  • Play with an elephant 
  • Get a doggie someday

For more information about the WIT Peer Educator role, check out the job description!



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