This week we’re highlighting Cat Wambura ‘22 and Lauren Moroz ‘23, two of our Fall ‘21 EDUC 2610 co-facilitators, and this week’s #HumansofIDP! Here's what these two have to say about IDP and one another!
IDP provides me with a space where I can easily explore my social identities while also creating meaningful connections. I know that every time I go to session or talk to my co, I am welcomed with warmth and curiosity. IDP has helped me develop the ability to communicate across differences and made me reflect on who I am as a person, as well as who I want to be.
While IDP has challenged me to consider different perspectives, take more space, and bring awareness to my own biases and assumptions, the most significant and valuable change I have experienced has been through having a deeper understanding and connection with myself. Being able to think through and challenge my roles in systems of power and the way that systems have affected me has really changed the way that I think about myself, my communities, and the world. I have found so much compassion and understanding for myself through IDP, which has allowed me to show more compassion and understanding for the people around me!
What's your favorite thing about your co-facilitator?
My favorite thing about Cat is the way that she always is so conscious of every person in the room. She is so receptive to everyone’s contributions and attitudes and makes sure that everyone is heard and feels valued. Cat pushes everyone in the room with care and compassion, and is so invested in the growth of every single person. Her passion and care for IDP shines through every time she facilitates!
My favorite thing about Lauren is that she is extremely passionate, dedicated, and insightful. She continuously challenges me to become a better facilitator. She is open-minded, brave, and constantly thinks abut what we can do to make our session more supportive for our students. She is also very receptive to others’ lived experiences and feelings, and I aspire to be like her.