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Sexual Violence Peer Educators (SVPE) are a group of CSUSM undergraduate and graduate students who provide education to the CSUSM community related to healthy relationships, sexual assault, relationship violence, healthy masculinity, bystander intervention, stalking, and resources. SVPE are trained volunteers who work closely with the Sexual Violence Advocacy & Education staff and co-facilitate virtual presentations to various communities on campus (fraternities, sororities, classrooms, etc.).

Meet our Sexual Violence Peer Educators

Priscilla

Priscilla Al-Rayes

Hi! My name is Priscilla and my pronouns are she/her. I'm a third year criminal justice major looking to pursue a career within the fields of law and crime analysis. Currently on campus, I am a peer educator, as well as an orientation team leader and I work with the University Communications office.

I enjoy spending my free time with friends typically going to the beach, trying new foods, or just hanging out at home. I’m very academic driven, so when I’m not with my friends, I’m typically doing school work. When I’m done with my school work, you can find me reading, listening to music, or watching netflix.



Karen

Karen Antonio

Hey, y’all! My name is Karen Antonio my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a second-year student at CSUSM majoring in Child Development with a minor in Psychological Sciences. In the future, I plan to become a child psychologist/clinical psychologist and especially help out children with low-income backgrounds.

I am beyond excited to be a Sexual Peer Violence Educator and provide resources and information to others about sexual violence as well as a safe environment. Outside of school, I enjoy writing and reading books as well as hanging out with my friends.


Amber

Amber Arenas

Heyy I'm Amber, my pronouns are she/her/hers. I'm currently pursuing a double major in Psychology and Criminology, in hopes of eventually exploring careers in mental health advocacy and awareness for marginalized communities and for those affected by our society's prison systems. Here at CSUSM, I have this position as a Sexual Violence Peer Educator (SVPE) and I work on campus in the USU building as a building Lead.

In terms of this position as an SVPE, I am passionate about bringing awareness and advocacy to those on campus about sexual harm and hopefully helping those who need or want any of the resources we can offer. Aside from school, I love listening to music, trying new coffee shops, and trying out new hobbies or random interests I have :))


Malia

Malia Morgan

Hello everyone! My name is Malia Morgan and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am currently a graduate student majoring in Public Health in hopes of becoming a future Health Educator. I would like to work with disadvantaged communities to assess their healthcare needs and develop effective health education programs.

As a Sexual Violence Peer Educator (SVPE), I want to provide resources, support and education on sexual violence awareness.  I also want to establish a safe space to allow victims to feel more comfortable in these vulnerable positions. Outside of school, I spent most of my free time reading or going to concerts.


Brianna

Brianna Phillips

Hello everyone, my name is Brianna my pronouns are she/her/hers, and I am a Sexual Violence Peer Educator. In 2020 I received my Bachelors in Criminology & Justice Studies with a minor in Psychological Sciences. I am now continuing my educational career at CSUSM as a grad student working towards my Masters's in Sociological Practice. In the future, I plan on pursuing a career in victim advocacy through law enforcement or a nonprofit. Cal State San Marcos has become my home away from home. I am thrilled at the prospect of helping educate, support, and empower students to reach their full potential and enrich our campus community. I am also a Student Building Lead at the USU, so you will usually find me on campus.

But outside of school, I enjoy painting, crafting, going to concerts, & traveling. I also like to squeeze in as much quality time as possible with my close friends and family, especially my dog Bruce. 


Ariday

Ariday Serrano

Hi, my name is Ariday Serrano and my pronouns are She/Her/Ella. I am a fourth year psychology student. I am still unsure on what career path I will be taking, however, I am very interested in mental health and victims advocacy.As a SVPE I am excited to educate others about sexual harm, raise awareness, and provide resources for others.

Some hobbies I enjoy are watching movies, coloring, having a spa day at home, and trying out new and different types of foods and restaurants.

 


Apply to be a Sexual Violence Peer Educator

To be considered for a SVPE position, you must: (1) have completed at least one full semester at CSUSM, (2) have no prior criminal convictions or Title IX findings of sexual misconduct, and (3) complete a Zoom interview. If selected for a position, you must agree to (1) participate in an introductory virtual training, (2) co-facilitate at least two in-person or virtual presentations throughout the semester, and (3) participate in additional training/preparation (as needed) prior to presentations.

The time commitment is 4-6 hours per month (on average) for one year.

Questions? Please email abather@csusm.edu

To apply, please complete the following information.

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