Meet Our Facilitators

Core Members: 

Name: Susanna Banks

Major: Government and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Class Year: 2013

Number of Years Teaching: 3

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Favorite part of the curriculum: My favorite part of the ASHA curriculum is answering anonymous questions at the end of class.  I think that allowing young people to ask questions without fear of judgment is vital to giving them the information they need to live happy, healthy lives.

 

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Name: JD Dieterich

Major: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry & Science in Society

Class Year: 2013

Hometown: Garden City, NY

Number of Years Teaching: 3

Favorite part of being in ASHA: Being able to help high schoolers to be more informed.

 

Name: Emily Moody

Majors: Biology and Science in Society Program

Class Year: 2015

Number of Years Teaching: 2nd Year

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Favorite part of being in ASHA: Showing young people that talking about sex doesn’t have to be uncomfortable and embarrassing!

 

Name: Tali Robbins

Major: Latin American Studies

Class Year: 2015

Number of Years teaching: 2nd Year

Hometown: Lexington, MA

Favorite part of being in ASHA: I love getting the chance to talk with high schoolers about sex in a realistic way, and showing that its totally okay to ask questions about sex and talk about it with your partner.

 

Facilitators: 

 

CarolynName: Carolyn Tusa

Major: Neuroscience and Molecular Biology

Class Year: 2014

Hometown: Ridgefield, CT

Number of Years Teaching: 2

Favorite part of being in ASHA: Learning new things that I then get to teach other people.

 

Name: Leah Temes

Major: Math

Class Year: 2013

Number of Years Teaching: 2

Favorite part of being in ASHA: We empower students with information about how to lead safe and healthy lifestyles!

 

Kate

 

Name: Katherine Gibbel

Major: English

Class Year: 2015

Number of Years Teaching: 2nd Year

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Favorite part of being in ASHA: I enjoy when students give feedback that we’ve taught them something they didn’t know about sex/TI Prevention/Pregnancy Prevention because I feel like I’ve taught them something useful.  My favorite part about being in ASHA is the sex positive atmosphere.

 

Name: Alexandria Williams

Major: Economics & East Asian Studies

Class Year: 2015

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Number of Years Teaching: 1

Favorite part of the curriculum: I love talking about proper condom usage and knowing that I am helping students brainstorm effective methods of communication between partners.

 

Name: Sophie Becker

Major: Undecided

Class Year: 2016

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

Number of Years Teaching: first year

 

Name: Zoe Toulouse

Major: Undecided

Class Year: 2016

Hometown: Paris, France

Number of Years Teaching: first year

Favorite part of the curriculum: Answering the Q&A at the end of each class session.

 

Name: Zaida Garcia

Major: African-American Studies

Class Year: 2015

Hometown: Flushing, NY

Number of Years Teaching: First year

Favorite part of being in ASHA: Teaching students (especially girls) that there is no shame in sex!

 

Talia

 

Name: Talia Baurer

Major: College of Letters

Class Year: 2015

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Number of Years Teaching: First year

Favorite part of the curriculum: Answering anonymous questions.

 

 

Name: Yekaterina (Katya) Saphozhnina

Major: Undecided

Class Year: 2016

Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Russia – lives in New York City

Number of Years Teaching: first year

Favorite part of being in ASHA: Helping to raise awareness

 

Lily Kong

Name: Lily Kong

Major: Undecided

Class Year: 2016

Hometown: New York City

Number of Years Teaching: First Year

Favorite part of being in ASHA: the comfortable sense of community and being able to teach others about sexual health

 

Jaxie Friedman

Name: Jaxie Friedman

Major: Environmental Studies, Science and Society Program

Class Year: 2015

Hometown: Waccabuc, NY

Number of Years Teaching: First Year

Favorite part of the curriculum: I like teaching about the different contraceptive methods. My favorite part of teaching though is probably answering the anonymous questions because we get to provide a safe space where students can ask the questions that they’ve thought about but were always too afraid to ask.

 

Name: Travis Eckman-Rocha

Major: Biology and Environmental Studies

Class Year: 2015

Number of Years Teaching: first year

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Favorite part of being in ASHA: Having open conversations about sexual health.

 

Jill Moraski Photo

 

Name: Jill Moraski

Major: Undecided

Class Year: 2016

Number of Years Teaching: 1st Year

Hometown: Torrington, CT

Favorite part of the curriculum: Rules of condom use because there are so many misconceptions about such a common thing.

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