Current Peer Facilitator Coordinators

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Amanda Leis

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Amanda is a Neuropsychology major with a minor in Women's Gender & Sexuality studies. After graduation, she hopes to go into a Master of Science in Nursing program and eventually work as a Midwife. Throughout her time at UC, Amanda has been involved with cognitive psychology research, working as an assistant TA for the Biology department, and serving as a member of Phi Mu. After a year of working as a Peer Facilitator and then a Peer Leader, she is excited about the opportunity to work as a Peer Facilitator Coordinator. In her free time, Amanda likes to go shopping for new house plants, visit her favorite coffee shops, and spend time with her three nieces and nephew. 

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Mary Babinski

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Mary is a fourth-year majoring in French and Organizational Leadership on the Nonprofit and Community track with a certificate in Business French. This will be Mary’s second year as a Peer Facilitator Coordinator (PFC). Apart from the Learning Commons, she is President of AFP-NOLA and consults in Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO). Outside of UC she serves at a burger joint (ironic for a vegetarian) and enjoys traveling, hiking, thrifting, meeting dogs, and advocating for social change. Originally from a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Mary has loved getting to know her new second-home in Cincinnati by exploring parks, cool restaurants, and the arts and music scene. She can’t wait to get to know you and spend her second year working as a Peer Facilitator Coordinator!  

Strengths: Adaptability, Connectedness, Activator, Restorative, Empathy

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Tyler Benson

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Tyler is a third-year Political Science and Law and Society double-major with a minor in English. After graduation, he hopes to attend law school with the intentions of becoming a civil rights advocate. Throughout his time at UC, Tyler has been continually involved with the College of Arts & Sciences Student Ambassador program and Student Government, along with interning at the Ohio Innocence Project. Outside of school, he loves to volunteer with animal shelters, read up on the political gossip, and check out local coffee shops. This is Tyler’s second year within the Learning Commons, having spent one year as both a Peer Facilitator and a Peer Leader, and is now joining as a Peer Facilitator Coordinator. He was initially drawn to the Learning Commons for the sense of community and supportive atmosphere. He is super excited to work with new and existing Peer Facilitators, Peer Leaders, and the entire Coordinator team to build new friendships and strengthen existing ones.