Restorative Practices Advisors
Restorative Practices Advisors (RPAs) serve a resource on campus to students and student groups in the areas of mediation and restorative practices. RPAs proactively provide education and outreach to the Bates community, seeking to engage students, faculty, and staff in meaningful conversations that will strive to build community and establish mutual respect. These educational programs will have the overarching goal of helping individuals and communities develop the capacity to communicate effectively and work through conflicts as they arise. RPAs also serve as resources to students and student groups who may be experiencing conflict. RPAs facilitate mediations and restorative circles and conferences for student conflicts.
The Restorative Practices Advisors for Academic Year 2023-2024 are listed below:
|Julia Parham ‘25
Hi, my name is Julia Parham ’25. I am from New York City and a double major in Politics and Psychology. Outside of classes, I am a board member of the student-led theater group on campus, The Robinson Players. I also work in the set shop as a carpenter. Some of my other interests include art, cooking, reading, working on farms, and traveling. After taking the Restorative Justice and Mediation short-term course, I became interested in the subject. By being an (advisor) at Bates, I hope to increase awareness on the subject and help to implement these practices as a crucial part of student conduct. I am excited to see where the year takes us and how we can grow as a program!
|Risa Horiuchi ‘25
Hi my name is Risa Sood Horiuchi ’25, I’m from Queens, New York and am a Sociology major. After learning about the essentials of restorative justice and mediation during short term, I am passionate about bringing restorative practices to Bates. At the forefront of my work are strong values of anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. I aim to further strengthen the sense of community on campus by helping facilitate more empathetic and effective communication between community members. At Bates, I am involved in the South Asian Students Association, the Bollywood Dance Team, and Hearth. In my spare time, I love going on runs by the river and on puddle walks!
|Phattiya Matrakul ‘26
Hi! My name is Phattiya Matrakul ’26. I’m from Bangkok, Thailand and am majoring in Biochemistry. Some of my interests include traveling, scuba diving, and food. I am a part of the Asian Students Association at Bates. With my diverse experiences and cultural understanding, I believe I bring a unique perspective to the community members. As a Restorative Practices Advisor, I hope I can empower the community to resolve conflicts, build meaningful relationships, and cultivate an environment where every voice is heard and valued. I look forward to working collaboratively with everyone this year!
|John Campana ‘26
Hi! My name is John Campana ’26, I am from Plymouth, Michigan (right outside of Detroit), and I am a Psychology major and Hispanic and Religious Studies double minor. When not in class, I have a leadership role with the Bates College Deansmen, Bates’ oldest a capella group. Some of my other interests include music, dance, and art history, and I can often be found in a lounge in Pettengill Hall watching movies with friends. I became interested in joining the Restorative Practices Program after going to an event led by Julia and Risa during short term and learning more about the different services offered by the group. I now hope to bring healthy relationships and restorative practices to the forefront of the Bates community while maintaining equity and inclusion.