Our Diversity Peer Educators are a remarkable group of student leaders who have been trained to facilitate conversations on social justice, diversity, and LGBTQ identities.

Meet the 2016-2017 Cohort! 

Name
Tiffany Martinez '17

Pronouns
She/Her/Hers

Hometown
Bronx, NY & Miami, FL

Major
Sociology

Something fun you did this summer?
Actually had a decent paying job doing something I love! Teaching teens about college readiness and positive body image.

What do you like most about being a DPE?
Students are given the power and opportunity to advocate for themselves and the people they love. I love the program and the 100% commitment to social justice not just on campus but universally.

Favorite Social Justice quote?
“Never forget social justice is what love looks like in public.” – Cornel West

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
Frida Kahlo, JK Rowling, Barack Obama, Beyoncé

What gets you out of bed each morning?
Coffee, good people, good vibes

Name
Ben Shopper '17

Pronouns
He/Him/His

Hometown
Ipswich, MA

Major
Sociology/WGS

Something fun you did this summer?
I met Estelle at Boston Pride!

What do you like most about being a DPE?
Through the DPE program I have been able to meet so many amazing people and it has served as a catalyst for self improvement and growth.

Favorite Social Justice quote?
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
Rebecca Sugar, Ian McEwan, Lily Tomlin, and Laverne Cox

What gets you out of bed each morning?
Music & bagel hour 9-11 on Thursdays at Diversity Services

Name
Saleena Son ‘18

Pronouns
She/Her/Hers

Major
Undecided

What do you like most about being a DPE?
I like being able to work with brace and passionate individuals who share some of the same goals that I have in teaching others about social justice.

Favorite Social Justice quote?
Our lives being to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King Jr.

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
Taylor Swift, Phillip Lim, Haing S. Ngor, and Malala Youzafsai

What gets you out of bed each morning?
Knowing that despite the obstacles that I may face, I have a family at home who knows how passionate I am about seeing a better future for our community and I will always find the strength to see my full potential. 

What do you do for self-care?
I usually call a loved one to talk about my day and then I prefer to spend time alone, eating a good meal and watching Youtube videos.

Name
Fredson Sossavi ‘18

Pronouns
He/Him/His

Major
Legal Studies/Journalism

What do you like most about being a DPE?
As a DPE you're fortunate enough to gain interesting perspectives on life from various individuals, sometimes we can get so caught up in our own voice that we forget to pass the mic. 

Favorite Social Justice quote?
I swear to the Lord
I still can't see
Why Democracy Means
Everybody but me.
Langston Hughes, A Black Man Speaks (1941)

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
Gordon Parks; Rog Walker; Leopold Senghor; Donald Glover

What gets you out of bed each morning?
A chance to be the best I can be in my endeavors.

What do you do for self-care?
For self-care I care art. I can always find comfort in my videography/photography.

Name
Phyliss St-Hubert ‘18

Pronouns
She/Her/Hers

Major:
Government & Black Studies Minor

What do you like most about being a DPE?
Being able to work with such inspirational and wonderful people while also making a difference on campus. 

Favorite Social Justice quote?
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King Jr.

If you could share a meal with 4 people, living or dead, who would they be?
Nelson Mandela, Malcom X, Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama

What gets you out of bed each morning?
My younger siblings, I am the oldest and the first in my family to go to college. Everything I do is to be an example and role model for them. 

What do you do for self-care?
Watch drama packed reality TV shows.

Name
Ryan Wiken ‘18

Pronouns
He/Him/His

What do you like most about being a DPE?
The community of people who I get to work with, and being able to help spread knowledge. 

Favorite Social Justice quote?
I honestly can't pick one, there are so many great quotes out there and I don't think I've heard enough of them to pick a favorite overall. 

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
Leonardo DaVinci, Alexander the Great, Alexander Hamilton, William Shakespeare

What gets you out of bed each morning?
Everything I know I have to get done that day.

What do you do for self-care?
Curl up in bed with hot apple cider, tea, or hot chocolate and reread my favorite books.