Meet Our Peer Educators
Olivia Baird is a junior at KU studying Chemical Engineering. She hopes to use her degree to do environmentally-conscious design work after graduation. Aside from being a peer educator, Olivia enjoys working as an undergraduate researcher and volunteering as a Research Ambassador on campus. In her free time, she can be found spending time with friends, walking her dog, or watching Netflix.
Zyrie is a Social Welfare and Gender Studies double major seeking proficiency in Korean. He is currently an undergraduate and a member of the scholarship hall community. He worked with SAPEC for a year as a volunteer peer educator and now works as an employee, alongside his job in the African and African-American Studies department.
Tamiah Coffee is on her third year at KU studying Journalism with a minor in African and African-American Studies. When she has the time, Tamiah loves to hang out with friends, listen to music whenever she can, and cook bomb food late at night. After graduation, Tamiah plans on working for a black publication company – with her eyes specifically on Essence magazine – as an editor or social media specialist.
DJ Davis is a sophomore at KU studying Business. He is a Pre-Dental student, and plans on going to dental school to open his own practice after graduation. During his free time, DJ loves to nap. His involvement in SAPEC is dedicated to making campus a safer place for all students.
Dyamond Hutton is a senior from Overland Park. She is a History major with a focus on 20th Century American History, minoring in Human Sexuality. She plans on attending graduate school to pursue an MLIS degree, and hopes to eventually work in an archive library. In her free time, Dyamond likes to spend time with her friends, family, and dogs.
Dayo Igun, a sophomore from Lagos, Nigeria, is a very involved student on campus. As someone who feels that interacting with several different people in various settings is crucial, he believes being well-rounded can only help increase his own experiences and knowledge of the world. Dayo tries to engage campus life wherever he can. When he is not working in student groups or at his job, Dayo spends his time watching movies, reading comic books, or spending time with friends.
Emerson Karsh-Lombardo is in her second year of study at the University of Kansas. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Emerson is studying Psychology and Human Sexuality. She plans on going to graduate school for a Master’s in counseling, which she hopes to use in her dream job as a sex therapist. In her free time, Emerson is very involved with her Jewish community and sorority. She also loves hikes and talking with friends.
Kyia McDonald is a junior at the University of Kansas studying Sociology with a minor in Leadership Studies. When she graduates, Kyia plans to attend law school, eventually hoping to practice in family law. She is active in both on and off campus communities, and when she is not busy, she’s probably running around with her dog Kalliope.
Chally Miller is a second-year student here at KU. Chally’s pronouns are she/her/hers and they/them/theirs. They are a Pre-law student with majors in Political Science, Psychology, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Chally is also learning proficiency in Arabic, and works as a desk assistant in Lewis Hall. Chally has found a space at SAPEC to help combat intimate partner violence and sexual assault on campus, and looks forward to the opportunities ahead.
Zoë Mulkey grew up in the Kansas City area as a die-hard Jayhawks fan. She will be a sophomore in the School of Social Welfare, double-majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Spanish. Zoë spent her last summer interning at Planned Parenthood to continue the fight for reproductive rights and affordable healthcare for her community. A firm believer in the impact of education and the prevention of sexual violence, Zoë joined SAPEC to help eliminate these problems on campus.
Mary Raab is currently an undergraduate student from Kansas City, studying in the School of Social Welfare. With her degree, she plans to work with adolescents and adults in mental health and substance abuse. In her spare time, Mary loves coffee, playing and listening to music, going to concerts, and hanging out with friends and family.
Alex Schweitzer is a senior here at the University of Kansas. In December, she will graduate with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Alex plans on taking her passion for people and the mind into the field of law. After graduation she will be working for a law firm for two years and preparing to go to law school. Eventually she wants to represent disadvantaged groups and minorities within the law and begin a startup that supports business women. When Alex is not studying or working, she like to read and write poetry, as well as work out with her friends.
To learn more about the Peer Educator program, view our Volunteer Opportunities page.