- Alcohol & Other Drugs
- Mental Health
- Sexual Health
- General Health
- Physical Activity
As your gateway to health & wellness, the Health & Wellness Hub employs a number of different staff members, including full-time staff, part-time Graduate Student Assistants (GSA's), and student peer educators.
Jane Croeker, Director of Health & Wellness Promotion
- Jane enjoys biking, cross country skiing, bird watching, reading, hanging out at her cabin at Lake of the Woods, and spending time with her partner and friends listening to old time rock and roll and rhythm and blues.
- Creating environments where healthy choices are easy choices takes time and patience, but it pays off with greater dividends in the long run and therefore Jane finds this aspect of her job most rewarding.
Anne Bodensteiner, Health & Wellness Promotion Coordinator
- Reading, cross-country skiing, running, watching movies, cooking and traveling are some of Anne's favorite ways to unwind.
- As her educational background might indicate, she is particularly passionate about nutrition related health – however many aspects of wellness interconnect to affect nutrition choices and overall well being.
Jen Schoenecker, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator
- Jen enjoys reading, spending time boating and camping at the lake in the summer, snowmobiling in the winter and traveling all year round!
- One health and wellness area that has been of particular interest for Jen throughout her career is alcohol and other drug education. She strongly believes in the importance of educating students about drinking in low-risk ways.
Hope Walker, Administrative Secretary
- Hope's hobbies are photography, reading, cross-stitch and spending time at her summer home in Warroad, MN.
- One health related topic she is passionate about is mental health and suicide, as she has dealt with this closely in her family.
Sam Branger, Program Lead
- Sam chose to be a part of the peer education team to help students learn about the Health & Wellness Hub; she particularly enjoys knowing that students are learning something new when they come to an event that the Hub puts on during the year.
- A fun fact about Sam is that she has a horse in her backyard in Minnesota named Mulligan.
Miriam Wood-Alameda, Assessment Lead GSA
- Miriam enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeremy, and their dog, Suki.
- Miriam believes the road of wellness looks different from person to person. However, it is important to find the vehicle that will enable you to both experience and maintain it. Personally, her vehicle is running!
Start Date: August 20, 2014
10 hours per week
$9.50 per hour
Areas of focus:
- Alcohol & Other Drugs
General Description of Role
Health & Wellness Peer Educators function as an extension of the Health & Wellness Hub at UND. You will reach out to UND students in a variety of ways to support them in reaching their personal and academic goals. Peer educators also serve as positive role models by demonstrating good judgment, ethical behavior, and respect for others and self, especially in relation to health & wellness issues. As a peer educator you will develop programs, presentations, and outreach initiatives for UND students while exhibiting a non-judgmental, caring attitude with respect for diversity. Peer educators are an important part of the health and wellness environment at UND, and because of this, we look for the highest quality candidates for our team. If you possess the following skills and want to be a part of this exciting and fun team, fill out the application and include your resume with contact information for three references!
What we need from you!
- Positive attitude
- A passion to serve as a healthy role model to other UND students
- Excellent communication skills – including presentation and written skills
- Experience and/or personal interest in health and wellness
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Carry out other duties as assigned by your team lead
How does being a Peer Educator affect your resume?
Here are a few select statements that you can use on your resume after being a peer educator at UND!
- Developed programs and initiatives around key health and wellness issues at UND
- Assessed program initiatives using a variety of methods
- Reached x number of college students through blogs, presentations and other outreach methods
- Expanded communication skills by writing blogs, participating in team meetings and presenting health information to a variety of different groups
How do you become a Peer Educator?
1. Complete the job application:
Go to the UND homepage (und.edu)
Click on "Student Life"
Click on "Student Employment"
Click on "Apply for Jobs!"
2. Attach your resume with application
Please contact the Health & Wellness Hub, located on the Main floor of the Memorial Union, with any questions or for more information (701-777-2097).
- Carmen chose to be a peer educator so that she can influence our campus in a positive way. One of her favorite aspects of being a peer educator is that she gets to work with amazing people and share information about living a healthy lifestyle with her peers.
One of Carmen's favorite things to do is travel. She loves being immersed in different cultures and experiencing what the world we live in has to offer.
Kelsie chose to be a Peer Educator because she wants to help UND students become more educated about alcohol and other drugs. Specifically, what she enjoys most about being a Peer Educator is being able to talk directly to her peers about alcohol.
- One fun fact about Kelsie is that she loves sports, especially soccer.
Maggie chose to be a peer educator because not only does she want to share education on alcohol and other drugs, but she also wants to learn more about it herself. Her favorite part of this job is working with people and learning new things.
- Fun Fact about Maggie: she can fit her fist in her mouth. She loves running outside on summer mornings followed by a swim in the lake!
Sarah Martin, Mental Health Peer Educator
Sydney St. Germaine, Nutrition Peer Educator
Madison Wessling, Sexual Health Peer Educator
- Madison chose to be a peer educator because she is passionate about educating people on healthier lifestyle choices, she especially enjoys setting up events that are fun to come to and give useful information on sexual health.
- One fun fact about Madison is that she has a miniature dachshund, his name is Scout.
Dami Alugo, Physical Activity Peer Educator
- Dami chose to become a peer educator because of the positive impact it has not only on his personal life, but the possibility to positively impact students like himself, faculty and the community. Being a peer educator allows Dami to assist other people who are going through some of the situations he faced in the past. He also has the opportunity to learn from the experiences of other peer educators.
He was born in Nigeria, loves to travel to different countries and experiencing different ways of life, culture and beliefs. He also enjoys playing soccer, tennis and badminton.
Taegan Shields, Tobacco Peer Educator
Sabrina Stebner, General Health Peer Educator
- Sabrina chose to be a peer educator because the opportunity to teach other students something new and interesting that can benefit their health, excites her. Sabrina's goal is to find new ways to bring information to the table that makes students just as eager to learn about general health topics as she is to research them.
Her favorite thing about being a peer educator is that it motivates her to lead by example! What's not to love about being the best 'me' that she can be?
- What Erica enjoys about working at the Health & Wellness Hub is the positivity of the staff and fun and supportive atmosphere the Hub offers.
- A fun fact about Erica is that she had the opportunity to study abroad in Salzburg, Austria the summer of 2011.
If interested, please apply online here: https://und.studentemployment.ngwebsolutions.com/