Job Title:Mentorship & Transition Support Coordinator
Employer:Carleton University
Grad Year:2014
Degree(s):B. Social Work
Major(s):Social Work

What makes you a good mentor?

As a facilitator of peer mentorship programs, I see the impact of mentorship relationships everyday. I strongly believe that mentorship is a two-way relationship, and I look forward to also learning as much from this experience as you will takeaway. Mentorship has the power to enhance any learning experience, so that you can see the value of the experience, be proud of your accomplishments, and grow from the process.

About Teddy Kozela

Teddy Kozela has been a part of the Carleton community for over 10 years. Teddy is passionate about fostering a sense of belonging at Carleton University for all students. In her role as Mentorship & Transition Support Coordinator, Teddy oversees several peer support and mentorship programs that serve the Carleton community, as well as facilitate a training program for students on campus in peer support positions. Teddy is a Registered Social Worker and brings a strengths based, structural, holistic and individualized approach to peer support programs at the post-secondary level. Teddy is dedicated to creating a space for student leaders to share their expertise with their peers through opportunities such as the SOAR Student Leadership Conference.

Teddy is involved with several organizations and volunteers with the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services Community of Practice for Student Peer Support Programs, and is also a trained SafeTALK facilitator, Teddy is currently in the process of completing her Master of Education (Post-Secondary Studies) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She enjoys spending time with her kids and family, baking, and spending time outdoors.