Today we’re featuring Brian Li ‘22, Julia Timko ‘21, and Kyle Muña ‘21, three of our EDUC 2610 co-facilitators, as this week’s #HumansofIDP! Here’s what these three have to say about IDP and one another:
What is your favorite thing about your co-facilitators?
The beautiful, chaotic energy that is our relationship in and out of class! Kyle and Julia are both such goofy and hilarious yet incredibly perceptive and profound people who I am so grateful to call my coworkers and role models. I’ve learned so much about effective facilitation from them, and strive to follow in their footsteps as a facilitator myself. At the end of every session and meeting we have together, I always look forward to seeing them again, regardless of the reason.
What is the most rewarding part of being an IDP facilitator?
I joined IDP because I was looking for a space on campus where I could feel truly comfortable being myself. IDP has pushed me to think critically about my own identity and how I interact with the world, and taught me how to communicate, initiate change, and strengthen my relationships with others. Watching our students grow in these aspects as well throughout the semester is probably the biggest reason I keep coming back to IDP. Being able to learn alongside participants each semester and see the way they are sparked to create social change makes this work so rewarding.