Since opening this fall, ePortfolio Studio has been busy preparing the new peer-run space. Amy Powell, the executive director of ePortfolio, credited the two ePortfolio peer consultants, Dillon Polley and Sophie Carrison, for their efforts in shaping the creation of ePortfolio Studio. Over the summer and into the fall, Carrison and Polley designed the studio space to be comfortable, open, and inviting for students by working on chair placement, monitor display locations, and removing tables. Although the space is not yet fully finished, the space is expected to be completed within the next few months. They are currently open to students for drop-ins, in-person and virtual appointments, and asynchronous reviews.
Both Carrison and Polley have also taken the lead on marketing, including working with DUE Communications to settle on a design for the studio decals, flyers, pens, and stickers. As they worked on marketing materials, they also sat in on Powell’s classroom kickoffs, scripted outlines for their own future kickoffs, and practiced their future kickoff presentations in an effort to eventually take over the marketing of ePortfolio through presentations.