Body Positive Peer Health Advocates

Elly McCarthy

Elly McCarthy

Body Project Coordinator

Fourth Year
Major: Statistics and Comparative Human Development

"I love having the opportunity to discuss issues I'm passionate about, like body image and eating disorder awareness, with other students. It is so important to provide an inclusive space where everyone can talk about these topics, and I'm grateful to be a part of that."


Isa Alvarez

Isa Alvarez

Fourth Year
Major: Neuroscience

"I joined the Body Project because being insecure about your body is something that everyone goes through at some point. I think that it is really important to recognize the beauty in all of our bodies by really embracing and being proud of it and letting others know the beauty their bodies hold as well."


Jade Cool

Jade Cool

Third Year
Psychology Major

"As a trans person, I know that body image issues often come at the intersection of several identities, and it's important to me that these identities are represented in the body positive movement. I joined the Body Project because I want to be as active as possible in promoting body positivity and bring awareness to my peers about resources that can help them along their own path to body positivity."


Alex Knitter

Third Year
Major: Biology Major

"Body positivity is important to me because everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their own skin. As a body positive PHA, I love the opportunity to have an open dialogue with my peers about body image and to help promote both physical and mental self-care on campus."


Hanna Kupferschmid

Hannah Kupferschmid

Third Year
Majors: Global Studies and South Asian Languages and Civilizations

"The Body Project has been an amazing way for me to support my peers and provide them with the encouragement and insight that I wish I’d been exposed to in high school. I’m proud to be a part of such a positive and supportive group, and I’m excited to continue teaching people about the importance of body positivity and self-love!"


Shay Sekharan

Shay Sekharan

Third Year
Major: Comparative Human Development

"I think an open forum where everyone gets the opportunity to discuss common societal pressures to conform to unrealistic beauty ideals or to feel perpetually dissatisfied with our bodies is important as it helps us all feel more comfortable and committed to having a positive body image and loving ourselves just the way we are!"


Delia Sosa

Delia Sosa

Fourth Year
Major: Sociology and Pre-Med

"I joined The Body Project because it is so important to love ourselves regardless of what our bodies look like. As someone who has struggled with body image for years, I wanted to be able to help people who struggle with body image, too, and to help my peers understand that having a certain body type which lives up to a myriad of standards does not define a person's worth."


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