Peer Health Advocate
Major: Second-year MAPH TLO graduate student. My studies are in Spanish, gender studies, and food studies (but I have recently taken up German as well)!
Hometown: Chapin, SC — but I have lived in PA and CT prior to moving to Chicago!
Areas of interest: Mental and emotional well-being, stress relief, physical and sexual health, and financial education.
Why I chose to be a PHA: As a former teacher, and current graduate student, I am passionate about peer education. I had a difficult transition back to graduate school and wish I had known what resources were available to me before I needed them. I want to be an advocate for graduate students so they feel empowered to seek help, know what resources UChicago offers, and are well-equipped for any situation.
How I practice self-care: This really depends on the day and the mood! Overall, I love just about everything food-related. Cooking, baking, going out to eat — food is my passion! Making a nice meal while listening to music is always something I enjoy if I can carve out the time. Otherwise, I enjoy spending time with my friends, going for walks, working out, reading for fun, and playing games.