Meet Bianca ‘23, Kyle ‘21, and Luiza ‘21, three of our EDUC 2610 co-facilitators and this week’s #HumansofIDP! Here’s what these three have to say about IDP and one another:
I first came to IDP accidentally, but immediately found it to be one of the best places on campus for me. This space allows me to challenge myself to grow in ways I did not imagine as a first year. It fosters reflection and introspection about privilege and oppression, while teaching me communication tools I have brought to so many other areas of my life. Plus, IDPeople are so kind and supportive, and I love doing this work alongside them.
What is your favorite thing about your co-facilitators?
I enjoy learning more about Kyle and Luiza every time we interact. They are truly admirable and make me want to challenge myself to be more vulnerable and supportive as a facilitator. We collaborate well and I feel like we’ve grown more and more comfortable with each other with each session. In my first semester of facilitating, I am grateful to have Kyle and Luiza as co-facilitators!
What is the most rewarding part of being an IDP facilitator?
The most rewarding part about being an IDP facilitator is being able to see the growth in my students and peers. When I took EDUC 2610 two years ago I distinctly remember feeling pushed to my learning edge when it came to discussing things like power, privilege, and access. It’s so rewarding to see my students share the same process by taking risks and challenging themselves to think about the world a little differently than they are used to.