Meet the Buffalo State Peer Educators
Senior Graduate Assistant
My name is Kristy Bigouette and I am the Senior Graduate Assistant at Weigel Health promotions office. The reason I chose health promotions is that I love to help people learn about ways to take care of themsleves and others. Being healthy and feeling good about yourself affects everything that you do. I like how health promotions focuses on the student as a whole being encorporating aspects of mind, body and spirit. After graduation I would like to work at a college doing student activities, academic advising or offering counseling services.
Fun fact: I love going to music festivals and camping!
Graduate Assistant for Events and Logistics
My name is Roxanne Cuebas. I graduated from Buffalo State College with my Bachelors Degree in Health Wellness in August 2012. I am currently working on my Masters Degree at Buffalo State College in the Public Administrations Program. I chose to work for the Weigel Health Promotions office because I have previous experience here as a volunteer and intern. This job gives me the opportunity to be creative and come up with new, different, and exciting ideas. I enjoy the promotion aspect of health especially on this campus because it gives me the chance to get involved with the other students and raise awareness on important health topics. A few outside activities I am a part of would be my bowling league and I am a member of The Colorful Minds Foundation. Our mission is to end the stigma associated with Mental Illnesses. After graduation I would like to find the ideal career job, preferably in the Health Field. By then I will be ready for the next chapter to start.
Graduate Assistant for Assessment and Accreditation
My name is Kevin Ward and I am the Graduate Assistant for Assessment and Accreditation. This is my second year working here at Health Promotions. I chose to come back because I had so much fun working here as an Undergrad and I believe the work we do is extremely important to the student body and equally appreciated.
After graduation I hope to continue working in Higher Education, preferably in Academic Affairs or as a faculty member.
Fun Fact: Hardcore Country Line Dancer
Peer Educator-Social Work Intern
Hello, my name is Dixie - I am a Social Work Major and this is my senior year. After graduating, I want to celebrate by relaxing! But more importantly I would like to continue the growth of the community programs I am working on and make a positive difference by opening a nonprofit community outreach program. I chose Weigel Health Promotions because it gathered the pieces of my career interests and life's passions, and blended them into one. I've always been interested in the health field, but I'm too emotional to do surgery. Above all, I live to create change! I am not President Obama, but it takes a small notion, coupled with great effort to positively affect others.
Peer Educator-Social Media & Marketing
Hi! My name is John- I am a senior in the Fine Arts department graduating this May and plan to go on to study Student Affairs for graduate school. I have been a resident assistant for three years, in the resident life office as well as working for orientation as an orientation leader. I am from the Town of Tonawanda graduating from Kenmore East before coming to Buffalo state. I chose to work in Weigel Health Promotions because I love coming up with ideas and drawing sketches for advertising, and what better way to do what I love than work at a job where I can share my passion.
Derick James Sherrier II (Hollywood)
Peer Educator- Artistic Director
Hello, my name is Derick (A.K.A. Hollywood). I am a senior in the Theater Department (BA). Once I graduate I plan on auditioning for television, film, commercial and Stage Theater. I would like to travel to cities like Chicago, New York, Atlanta and L.A. I didn’t choose to be in Weigel Health Promotions… health promotions chose me and I appreciate it because I am able to use my art form to educate others. About me: I usually name my electronics after Greek, Hindu & Islamic deities.
James Aboagye (Kofi)
Peer Educator- Health & Wellness Intern
Hello, my name is James Aboagye Willens commonly known and called Kofi! I am African originally from Ghana West Africa. I started Buffalo State College spring 2010, left school spring 2011 for my Army Basic Training and AIT. After, became a chemical specialist in the New York Army National Guard and currently a senior at Buffalo State majored in Health and Wellness with a legal studies minor. I chose Weigal health promotions because I need it as an internship and also wanted to learn more about campus health promotions. I hope to graduate this summer and go to UB for my Masters in Public Health / JD. In the future I plan on switching from the Army to the U.S Air force Reserve. Thank you
If you think you would like to be a Peer Educator please fill out the Weigel Health Promotions Application and someone will get back to you. If you do not hear from someone within a week please contact Paula A. Madrigal or call 716-878-4719.