Be Well Peer Educators: Peers for Alcohol & Other Drug Education

PADE group members, 2019, at the UHC

Who are we?

Be Well Peer Educators: Peers for Alcohol & Other Drug Education provide peer-education on alcohol and other drug issues while representing the Fontaine Center. We operate with the understanding that UGA students make a variety of choices regarding alcohol, and we help prepare students to decrease the risk of negative consequences in an environment where alcohol or other drugs are present.

The group consists of approximately 15 students from the University of Georgia and meets regularly twice per month.


What do we do?

Last year we hosted a number of educational events on campus to promote harm reduction strategies, including:

     
  • Fontaine Center tailgates to help promote harm reduction strategies on Game Days
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  • Developed a health communication program to disseminate Fontaine Center messaging
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  • Managed the Do It Sober UGA social media accounts & developed social marketing campaigns to promote alcohol-free events within our community
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  • Planned and implemented outreach events to promote risk reduction strategies including Fall Break & Spring Break events
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  • Facilitated residence hall presentations
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  • Collaborated with a number of campus partners and student organizations to implement alcohol-free events (ex. Ramseypaloosa)


What’s in it for you?

     
  • Help shape the future direction of alcohol and other drug prevention
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  • Provide thoughts and ideas about how to reach UGA’s unique student population
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  • Contribute towards making your campus a better, safer place to be
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  • Professionally represent the University Health Center
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  • Gain leadership opportunities, public speaking experience, and create social marketing campaigns

For questions about the group, the application process, or membership requirements, please contact the group’s advisor, Liana Natochy: lnatochy@uhs.uga.edu.


Members

Gabby Buttry

Gabby Buttry

Class Year: 1st
Major: Health Promotion, Global Health Minor
Fun Fact: I love coffee!
Favorite Hobby/Athens Activity: Baking for friends and family.


Sude Dabkara

Sude Dabkara

Class Year: 3rd
Major: Exercise and Sports Science
Fun Fact: I like to travel and have been to over 12 different countries around the world.
Favorite Hobby/Athens Activity: Going on hikes or to the park with my dogs.


Joanna Eleftheriou

Joanna Eleftheriou

Class Year: 3rd
Major: Psychology/Human Development and Family Science
Fun Fact: I got a high five from Kirby Smart and Sony Michel my freshman year!
Favorite Hobby/Athens Activity: I love to cook!


Lola Henry

Lola Henry

Class Year: 1st
Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice
Fun Fact: I ride horses competitively!
Favorite Hobby/Athens Activity: Play video games or go hiking!


Sharon Maina

Sharon Maina

Class Year: 4th
Major: Biology
Fun Fact: I love hot cheetos!
Favorite Hobby/Athens Activity: Going to Tlaloc & Cali ‘n’ Tito’s


Lizzie Martin

Lizzie Martin

Class Year: 2nd
Major: Social Work, Theater Minor
Fun Fact: My favorite food is Special K Red Berries Cereal!
Favorite Hobby/Athens Activity: I love to exercise!


Neysa Patel

Neysa Patel

Class Year: 1st
Major: Biology
Fun Fact: I got lost in the jungle in the middle of the night!
Favorite Hobby/Athens Activity: Painting!


Estefania Quinones

Estefania Quinones

Class Year: 4th
Major: Biology, Public Health Minor
Fun Fact: I don’t like chocolate!
Favorite Hobby/Athens Activity: Volleyball


Keshav Raviprakash

Keshav Raviprakash

Class Year: 2nd
Major: Computer Systems Engineering
Fun Fact: I share the same birthday as my mother.



Rafeeah Samad

Rafeeah Samad

Class Year: 4th
Major: Biology
Fun Fact: I was born in New York!
Favorite Hobby/Athens Activity: Ramsey! Going to the gym.


Slisha Shrestha

Slisha Shrestha

Class Year: 4th
Major: Health Promotion
Fun Fact: My favorite way to destress is by going to Trader Joe’s.



Carolina Slater

Carolina Slater

Class Year: 3rd
Major: Biology
Fun Fact: My goal is to become an Optometrist!
Favorite Hobby/Athens Activity: Georgia Theatre Concerts and exploring downtown shops


Hera Younus

Hera Younus

Class Year: 4th
Major: Dietetics, Public Health Minor
Fun Fact: I’m the youngest cousin on mom’s side of the family!
Favorite Hobby/Athens Activity: Playing volleyball


PADE group members at 2016 Tailgating event