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Selin Akkol Solakoglu - Peer Supporter

Selin Akkol Solakoglu

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi, my name is Selin. I’m a  first year PhD student in Psychology. I was born and was living in Turkey until moving to Dublin in 2017. I enjoy living in Ireland, spending time in the beautiful nature, doing yoga and meeting new people. I’m very passionate about traveling and reading about psychology. I did my master’s in Clinical Psychology in Turkey and have experience in helping people with relationship problems, depression, anxiety (social or general), cancer diagnosis and loss/bereavement. I became a peer supporter because I wanted use my experience to support other students and touching others’ lives always makes me happy. Whether you are struggling with adaptation to a different environment, academic concerns, relational concerns, or feeling like you’ve lost your direction, you don’t have to deal with these alone! I’m here for you if you want to talk about anything you have been going through, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.




Logan Arnold - Peer Supporter

Logan Arnold

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi there! My name is Logan and I'm a third year General Science Student! I love writing blurbs, generic introductions and putting things in parentheses apparently (just wait). You'll frequently find me talking about how being a class rep was the best thing that ever happened to me (heh), proselytising (nice word, Logan - that'll impress 'em) the **** out of meditation and getting preachy about vegetarianism even though I only stopped eating meat like two weeks ago, while simultaneously scolding people for calling me vegetarian because labels are a curse. As much fun as college, and I guess life (woah), can be - I know that it can also be really tough at times. But having people to talk to when things get bad is something that has helped me tremendously and I hope it's something I could do for you too.


Elena Barbaneagra - Peer Supporter

Elena Barbaneagra

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hey there ;) I am a 3rd year international student from Moldova! Guess where is that! :D I am forever that girl that enjoys travelling (18 countries so far) cooking/baking whenever I am free. I've set a personal record of preparing a pizza(rolling the dough and putting all the toppings on it) in 72 seconds! Can you beat that? ;) Contradictory to this fact once I spent 12 hrs baking/decorating a cake. Don't judge me :D , it was in a tank shaped one, it required loads of details haha. Weird facts huh? Oh well ... the word weird can be considered my second name :))



Cormac Begley - Peer Supporter

Clara Barry

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi, my name is Clara and I'm a third year TSM Economics and Spanish student. I like to read, I'm very interested in politics and I spend a lot of time hanging out in coffee shops with friends so I'm well acquainted with them! I got involved with S2S because being a sounding board for my friends is very important to me (and I'm told I'm good at it!) so I wanted to build on that to help fellow students whilst I was at it. Personally I've particular experiences of coming out and moving abroad, there's no issue you can't bring to Peer Support so if you feel a listening ear would be of use don't hesitate.



John Byron - Peer Supporter

John Byron

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hey there! My name is John and I’m a second year Law & Business student. I’m really into sport and video games (fifa is the bane of my existence), and fully enjoy the subtle art of procrastination. The reason I decided to became involved with Peer Support was because I understand how difficult college life can be at times, no matter what the reasoning. Asking for help is a hugely courageous thing to do, so please don’t hesitate and I’ll try to help in whatever capacity I can.

 

 


Czara Casey - Peer Supporter

Czara Casey

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hiya! My name's Czara and I'm a third year Psychology and English Literature student. My interests include meditation, art, reading. I became a Peer Supporter because I know how frustrating it can feel to have so much on your mind and feel like you have no outlet to express it. Listening is one of my strong suits and I would love to provide a non-judgemental ear to anyone who needs support, no matter how big or small the problem may seem!






Pranav Darshan - Peer Supporter

Pranav Darshan

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

I'm a third year History and Political Science science student from India. Lived in Canada for a bit and spend most of my time reading, gaming, occasional exercising (occasional being the keyword) and nerding put over star wars and DCEU(I'm the odd one that liked Batman v Superman). I speak Hindi and English and some Klingon and travel when I'm not studying European Wars and International Relations.





Aaron Donnelly Howlin - Peer Supporter

Aaron Donnelly Howlin

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi! I'm Aaron and I'm a second year Human Health and Disease student. I'm from a little town in Wexford called Killanne. You probably haven't heard of it but there's a rebel song about it (like a lot of places in Ireland). I spend most of my time reading, gaming, getting outdoors and taking photos of anything that catches my eye, oh and making neurones change shape, yeah they can do that! I'm so excited to be involved with the Peer Support service and I'll do my best to help in any way I can!




Nadine Fitzpatrick- Peer Supporter

Nadine Fitzpatrick

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie
 Hello, I'm Nadine and I'm a 25 year-old 2nd year mature student of Law and Business. I returned to Trinity 6 years after withdrawing in 2011 and I am having a hugely better college experience so far. I hope to be of some assistance to anyone who needs support this year, or even just a chat and a coffee.

 


 

 

Christina Fitzsimons - Peer Supporter

Christina Fitzsimons

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

 


 

 

 


Liam Forbes - Peer Supporter

Liam Forbes

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi, my name is Liam. I'm a third-year Philosophy student, and no stranger to existential crises. I'm an active member of DU Players, a huge fan of literature, film and sport. I'm originally from Portugal, and having started boarding school here at the age of 12, I have some experience in moving through tough transitions. I became involved in peer support because I want to give people the opportunity to talk over anything that may be giving them worry, whatever it might be. As well as English, I speak Portuguese and Spanish, so if you're worrying about language, I can help with those two at least! Whatever anyone needs to talk about, Peer Support is here for you.







Michael Glynn - Peer Supporter

Michael Glynn

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hey, I'm Michael and I'm a Science student. I started Peer Support in the 2016/17 academic year, and I've found the experience extremely rewarding. I understand how beneficial talking to someone can be for anyone going through any sort of difficulty, and I'll always do my best to listen to you and support you in an open, respectful and non-judgemental way - this is your space. It takes a lot of courage for someone to open up about something that might be bothering them, no matter how big or small it might seem. As for areas of experience that might be of particular help to some students, I have experience going off books and transferring course (I moved to Science from History and Political Science in my second year). Of course, I'm just as open to talking about any other sort of issue that you might have. Other than Peer Supporting, I'm usually found doing other S2S stuff, running, watching Lord of the Rings or enjoying memes! Looking forward to meeting you :)


Doireann Gordon - Peer Supporter

Doireann Gordon

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hello! I'm a final year studentsand super-involved with S2S (I'm aiming to collect all possible hoodies). I'm a shy person and I often find that my interests aren't shared by a lot of people in college! If you're finding it tough to settle into college, make friends or deal with anxiety, I'll be here for you.
Disclaimer: All topics are welcome to discussion!

 

 

 

 

Aaron Gorman - Peer Supporter

Aaron Gorman

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

 

 

 

 

 


Luke Hannigan - Peer Supporter

Luke Hannigan

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Heya, I'm Luke! I'm a Senior Freshman Science student and the proud guardian of two Jack Russell Terriers, Hops and Barley. I have personal experience with coming out and other LGBT issues, but whatever you want to talk about, it's welcomed with S2S. Also I've been told I have a calming voice so that's definitely a bonus.





 


Ross Hunter - Peer Supporter

Ross Hunter

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi my name is Ross - I am a third year Psychology student and a peer supporter. I became a peer supporter because I think I am a good listener and my friends have told me so! I have particular experience in coming out and issues regarding anxiety. I look forward to hearing from you!







Méabh Hurley - Peer Supporter

Méabh Hurley

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hello! My name is Méabh and I’m a third year law student from Clare. My goal in life is to become the real life Elle Woods (and to own a coppers gold card). My interests include procrastinating work by watching far too much netflix and showing people pictures of my dog. College can be very tough at times for a variety of reasons, but I find talking to someone has really helped me in my time at Trinity, so hopefully I can do the same for someone else! I’m always up for a chat and I believe a problem shared is a problem halved!




Megan Kelly - Peer Supporter

Megan Kelly

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hey all, they say it's nice to put a face to a name so here's my face and I'm Megan. I'm a third year here in trinity studying speech and language therapy so I'm well up for the chat or just to listen. Im a product of Dublin (i.e. born and bred.) Proud to say I'm a bookwork and my ideal job would be a Netflix critic or food taster so that says a lot about me. I have experience with mental health but as I like to see myself as a social butterfly Im up to talk or listen to anything and everything. Thats me in a nutshell so feel free to send out a bat signal and get in touch.



Ella Keogh - Peer Supporter

Ella Keogh

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi, my name is Ella! I'm a second year Engineering with Management student. I got into Peer Support because I find talking to friends and other college students the best when I have any issues and the idea of someone being trained to listen sounded wonderful. My hobbies are watching old moveis, reading romance novels and looking at funny cat videos.



 



Siobhán Long - Peer Supporter

Siobhán Long

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hello, I'm a second year science student who loves meeting new people. I joined Peer Support because I know how tough college life can be and how valuable it can be to have a chat with someone who understands. So get in touch if you would like a chat, no issue is too big or too small!

 

 

 


Susan McNamara - Peer Supporter

Susan McNamara

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi there, my name is Susan. I am a second year Psychology conversion course mature students hailing from the sunny South-East. I know that going to college as a mature student can be a wonderful and rewarding experience but it also comes with unique challenges and can be daunting at times. If you are feeling a little overwhelmed or would just like a coffee and a chat, please get in touch. I am a listening ear, there to support you in any way I can. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you.


 



Aoife Murphy - Peer Supporter

Aoife Murphy

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi, I’m Aoife, I’m a third year philosophy student from Dublin. I love reading, art, and TV (a bit too much). I’ve had my own experiences with mental health, academic issues, and living at home and working during college. I’m happy to help with any issues that might be on your mind and I’m always up for a chat!

 

 

 

 

John Murphy - Peer Supporter

John Murphy

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi, my name is John and I'm a 4th year Pharmacy student. I have always been keen to help others, and I hope that I can be of help to fellow peers in college. I have past experiences supporting friends and family in times of need, as well as understanding the demands of academia on students in college. I'm easygoing and friendly, so feel free to get in touch if you have any issues you'd like to talk about!

 

 

 

 



Daniel O'Flynn - Peer Supporter

Daniel O'Flynn

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi, I'm Dan, and my friends tell me I'm nice. I'm a Tipp man in second year of science. Some of my past-times include going to the gym, heading to the cinema, being really awkward towards servers in restauraunts, and questioning what I'm doing with my life. When I'm not in college I'm hanging with my dog back in Tipp (she has a great sense of humor). I'm a bit of a caffeine addict at times so if you ever want to meet up with me over a coffee and chat about anything that's on your mind I'm your man!



Ellen O'Hora - Peer Supporter

Ellen O'Hora

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hiya, I'm Ellen. I am a third year Science student best known for her (terrible) puns, (rambling) stories and (embarrasing) dance moves. Originally from Limerick, I'm living away from home, and so am familiar with the many challanges of adapting to Dublin and college life.I love music, reading, binge watching netflix, and all things procrastination. I also love to debate/rant about food, health and the environment.I am addicted to tea, so if you'd like a cuppa and a chat I'm always willing to listen without judgement, and eager to help in whatever way I can.

 

 


Hazel O'Kelly- Peer Supporter

Hazel O'Kelly

Peer Supporter

Hi there, my name is Hazel (she/her) and I am a third year TSM English and Sociology student. I can usually be found reading (crying into a book..), cycling from one place to another (I swear I am always in transit), watching the worst possible shows on Netflix, travelling (when I have the money!), or attending to one of my various college activities (S2S and QSoc being top of the list!). Some “fun” facts about me: I hate olives and tomatoes, I have lived in Australia, and I have worked in literally every entry-level job except for retail (because for some reason shops never hire me), and I am obsessed with dog groups on Facebook. I am always up for chatting about anything, but I do also have personal experience with adjusting to college social life, figuring out how to write college-style essays, LGBT+ issues, and coming out. College can be amazing but sometimes you just need someone to grab a coffee and have a chat with to get things off your chest. Peer supporters are here for any issue, big or small, so come have a chat!!

 

 

Maria Pachowicz- Peer Supporter

Maria Pachowicz

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hey! I'm a third year student sof TSM Maths and Psychology- I guess you could say my class is quite tightly knit, in that I am the only person in it. I moved to Tipperary from Poland at the age of six and (according to some) managed to acquire a Scandinavian accent somewhere in between those two and Dublin. I own too many cacti and nowhere near enough cats, which I hope to remedy by one day fulfilling my life-long dream of becoming a crazy cat lady. Whether it's documentaries about Scientology (I have watched many), The Great British Bake-Off or something more serious, there's absolutely nothing you cant come chat to me about!

 

 

 

 

Ellie Pirozzi - Peer Supporter

Ellie Pirozzi

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi, I’m Ellie! I am a second year medical student from New Jersey, USA. I have a previous degree in psychology, chemistry, and medical sociology and since I clearly loved college so much, I decided to basically never leave and signed up for another go here at Trinity. Woo! In addition to learning about random diseases, I love to run (read: slow jog), travel (my to-go bag is always ready), horseback ride (no, the horse doesn’t do all the work), read (and reread) anything from Lord of the Rings to Outlander to The Notebook, and watch football (aka: coaching from the couch). I have particular experience with college adjustment, moving/living abroad, and spirituality questions, but am more than happy to discuss whatever may be on your mind. As Lady Liberty says, “Give me your concerns, your quirks, your stress”…or something to that effect…. either way, Peer Supporters are here with you. Let’s chat!

 

 

 

Ketherine Ryan - Peer Supporter

Katherine Ryan

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hey, I'm Katherine,  I am a second year PhD student in the Drama Department. By the time I leave College I'll have spent 8 years here so am no stranger to the in's and outs of College life. My interests include travel, cooking, photography and visual art. I have an open ear for anyone, especially those dealing with the woes of being a mature student, coming out, moving abroad and sexual assault and rape. I'm always up for a coffee and a chat!

 

 

 

Jack Shileds - Peer Supporter

Jack Shields

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi, I'm Jack. I am a second year psychology student (still low-key sceptical of the field). I hail from a sleepy little village in Cork, which made moving to the Big Smoke quite... the experience. My interests have changed dramatically since starting college but we can reminisce about teen discos and 20 cent Freddos. I am well aware of the struggles that people can face when adjusting to college life. I have experience with disability, mental illness and LGBT+ issues, and I’m happy to lend an ear to whatever problem you have!

 

 

 

Claire Shirley - Peer Supporter

Claire Shirley

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi! I'm Claire, I'm 24, and I'm doing a masters in Applied Psychology. I'm new to Trinity this year- I did my undergrad in psychology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and I spent an extra year there working as the wellbeing sabbatical officer. I'm originally from the US (Illinois/Florida), so I'm familiar with what it's like to be an international student far from home. I love mountains, animals, yoga, reading, riding horses, traveling and especially getting to know people one-on-one and talking about anything and everything. I'd love to chat, so feel free to get in touch.

 

 

Daniel O'Flynn - Peer Supporter

Camille Stock

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi! My name is Camille and I am a postgraduate student studying astrophysics here at Trinity. I just started my PhD in the fall of 2017 and am looking forward to the rest of my 4 years here! As an international student, I am from San Diego, California and completed my Bachelor's degree there at the University of California - San Diego (UCSD). I studied abroad my second year of my undergraduate in Edinburgh, Scotland and loved it so much I went back to Scotland for my master's degree at the University of Glasgow. As is apparent, I absolutely love traveling and visiting new places and cultures, and getting to know the people from those places is the best part! I have only been living in Dublin for about a year now, but I already have been enjoying it and especially all the history contained in this city! (Not to mention the incredible number of pubs) The only things I really miss so far from home are the Mexican food (yum!) and the sun. Some of my other interests include music (listening and playing), tennis, procrastinating, and reading (what was the last book you've read?). As a student I have benefitted personally from the counselling service here at Trinity and am convinced of the good it can do. This inspired me to apply to the peer supporter program. As a peer supporter I am looking forward to meeting more Trinity students and offering what help I can, as I have much experience with the struggles college and moving to a new place can present (or just life in general!)

 

 






Britta Thiemt - Peer Supporter

Britta Thiemt

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Hi there, my name is Britta and I am a 3rd year Psychology and Sociology student.* I love a good novel that draws you in so much that you forget about all your assignments and facebook messages, listening to indie/alternative/acoustic music, making a fool out of myself on the dance floor, and very very long sentences. I have experienced being an international student, moving abroad and some of the challenges that come with that, but also other experiences with mental health issues and college problems such as academic pressures. So if you feel like any of that or anything else really is something you would like to have a chat about, do reach out to S2S. I can appreciate myself how powerful it is just being able to rant to someone no matter what it is about and them just supportively listening, so I'd definitely recommend treating yourself to that experience.
*Don't worry, that doesn't mean that I can or will try to read your mind, or will respond to anything with "xxx is really just a social construct".

 

Xin Jing Toh - Peer Supporter

Xin Jing Toh

Peer Supporter

Mail: student2student@tcd.ie

Heyya, my name is Xin Jing and I'm a fourth year Radiation Therapy student. I'm from Malaysia and I love everything about cats! Feel free to drop me an email if you're having any questions or just to have a chat (I don't bite, really :D ) Meow~

 






Last updated 7 November 2018 by student2student@tcd.ie (Email).