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Our Peer Educators

 

Erin Furlong

Title: President
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Nashville
Year: Junior
Erin wanted to be a Vols 2 Vols peer health educator because she thinks it is very important that the community be informed and aware. Erin says she is passionate about mental and sexual health and about helping people.



Haley Porter

Title: Secretary
Major: Kinesiology/ Nutrition minor
Hometown: Spring City, Tennessee
Year: Senior
Haley’s passion for medicine and overall wellness sparked her interest in becoming a Vols 2 Vols peer mentor. This opportunity allows her to spread information and awareness about various health issues that she feels are essential to building a safe and healthy community while getting to connect with other students on campus.



Travis Baity

Title: Treasurer

Major: Biochemistry/Minor in Public Health
Hometown: Lenoir City, Tennessee
Year: Junior
Travis became a Vols 2 Vols peer health educator to help promote a safe and healthy environment on campus. Travis loves to talk to people, and he knows he will use the teaching skills learned in Vols 2 Vols for the rest of his life as a doctor. Also, he loves to see the positive impact this group has on the students at UT. GO VOLS!!!



Katie Scott

Title: Social Media Chair
Major: Communication Studies
Year: Senior
Katie chose to become a Vols 2 Vols peer health educator because of her passion for learning about healthy relationships, communication in relationships, and sexual health. Katie says that being a Vols 2 Vols peer health educator allows her to make a meaningful contribution toward creating a healthier and safer campus. #VOLSHELPVOLS!!



Ruth Watson

Title: New Member Chair

Major: Microbiology; Public Health and Leadership Minor
Hometown: Shelbyville, Tennessee
Year: Junior
Ruth has always loved helping others, and Vols 2 Vols has given her an outlet to create a happy and healthy campus. She loves the bystander intervention program that encourages a #VOLSHELPVOLS culture on Rocky Top. The skills and knowledge she has gained through Vols 2 Vols have enhanced her ability to communicate with students and advocate for campus health. She plans on continuing to use these skills as she attends medical school after undergrad.



Savannah Creel

Title: New Member Chair

Major: Biological Science/Microbiology Concentration
Hometown: New Orleans
Year: Junior
Savannah was led to the Vols 2 Vols peer health education program because of her passion for women’s health. After graduating, she hopes to attend medical school and one day become an obstetrician-gynecologist. Savannah says she is proud to be a part of an organization that has made an important contribution to the UT community.



Jay Spencer

Title: Peer Health Educator
Major: Biochemistry/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Year: Junior
Jay joined Vols 2 Vols because of his interest in the health care and medical field. He is interested in becoming a pharmaceutical scientist or being involved in stem cell research. Jay says that if you share an interest in any health-related field, you should definitely consider joining Vols 2 Vols!



 

Devin Hollingsworth

Title: Peer Health Educator
Hometown: Covington, Tennessee
Major: Kinesiology
Year: Junior
Devin joined Vols 2 Vols to create a more aware and knowledgeable campus environment. She enjoys having the opportunity to help others through Vols 2 Vols.



Kristin Houser

Major: Psychology and Pre-Med
Hometown: Crossville, Tennessee
Year: Junior
Kristin pursued peer health education because of her interest in the campus community. She is interested in the health care field and wants to contribute to overall campus health, awareness, and education. Vols 2 Vols has helped her do so and also has allowed her to become a better public speaker.



Laurel West

Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee
Year: Junior
Laurel decided to join Vols 2 Vols as a peer educator because of her passion for people and her desire to create a safe environment on the University of Tennessee’s campus. She believes the first step is educating her peers to be responsible for themselves and others. Laurel thinks the peer educator program is an excellent way to be involved on campus, and it provides her with wonderful skills that she will use for the rest of her life.


 

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