What do Peer Health Educators do? 

The peer health educators provide general health and wellness advocacy and education to the Franklin and Marshall College community in four main areas: COVID-19 Education, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention, Mental Health, and Sexual Health and  Sexual Violence Prevention. See bios below! 

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Who are the Peer Health Educators? 
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Lissangel Martinez (She/Her)

Class of 2024

Hometown:  Miami, FL

Major: Mathematics and Computer Science

Hi, my name is Lissangel, but you can also call me Lis. I used to live in West New York, NJ, but now I live in Miami, FL. I am passionate about mental health and domestic violence within romantic relationships. Outside of my role as peer health educator, I am involved in Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc and I am on the Alice Drum Women's Center board. During the summer, I did a research internship with NSURP where I analyzed viruses in soil with the Emerson lab at UC Davis. I look forward to going into the field of computer science, specifically artificial intelligence. After F&M, I am thinking about pursuing graduate school. This year, I hope to help other students on campus find resources and be a friend to anyone in need.


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Maritza Marquez (She/Her)

Class of 2023

Hometown: Houston, TX

Major: Double Psychology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Major

Hi, my name is Maritza! I am a junior double majoring in Psychology and WGSS. As a peer health educator my main interests are Women’s Safety & Health and Mental Health Awareness for underserved students. This summer I had the privilege to conduct research through the Alice Drum Summer Research Award. My research focused on Latinx Immigrant Mothers and the coping strategies they adapt when leaving their children behind in order to obtain economic freedom in the U.S. Apart from my summer research, on campus I am part of the Alice Drum Women’s Center, First Generation Diplomats, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, and Catastrophic Relief Alliance (CRA). When thinking about my life after F&M, I hope to pursue a MA in Counseling Psychology! 


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Cal Curran (He/Him)

Class of 2023

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Major: Joint Theater and English Literature 

Hi, my name is Cal! I’m a junior studying theater and literature, with a history minor. On campus I’m a member of Phi Kappa Psi, The Chessmen, and play in TnD and Green Room Theater productions. In theater my focus is empathy training, learning how to act reactively by listening constantly, in order to find total contact with the moment. As a Peer Health Educator I hope to better develop these vulnerability skills. My goal working with the WEVP is to help FandM students find the perfect intersection between fun and safety. I want FandM to be a place where everyone can find belonging, but no one feels they are being put at risk, or violated. I believe on a small campus no one should feel neglected or left out, but a major goal of mine is also to ensure FandM students everywhere are well informed on respect, consent, issues relating to gender, race, sexuality, safety, health, and are active bystanders.