InTouch Student Coordinator
Major: Comparative Human Development
"I have always been interested in sexual health and how one can ensure that education on sex, sexual health, and healthy relationships is relevant to everyone rather than a specific group. I joined InTouch because I want to learn more about these issues while also being a resource for my peers and having a positive impact on campus."
Major: Computer Science
"Healthy relationships and sexual health are topics that many people have trouble speaking freely about in their day to day lives. The InTouch program creates a safe and welcoming space on campus to learn and discuss these topics. I became a PHA to help foster that space on campus and to be a relatable and welcoming resource for my peers."
Major: Chemistry and Biochemistry
"I'm a big advocate for consent-focused, welcoming, comprehensive sex education. I came from a small school in Indiana and didn't learn about sexual health until I came to college. I joined In-Touch so I could help foster an inclusive space for this on campus. In my free time, I enjoy pursuing herpetology."
Major: Creative Writing and Pre-Med
"I joined PHA because I think it's especially important to have access to information about healthy relationships and sexual education when coming into college, and PHA allows me to spread that information in the company of other amazing advocates who always teach me more!"
“Coming from a conservative high school that lacked extensive health education, I wanted to be a part of the team that helps spread comprehensive sexual health and consent education across campus. The InTouch team has exposed me to the wide variety of people and resources here on campus that can help me make my own healthy decisions both mentally and physically.”
Major: Physics, minors in Visual Arts and Russian
"Talking about sex and (sexual) abuse is often taboo, and while people have legitimate reasons for being uncomfortable discussing it, there needs to be an open, safe place to do so and to learn about these topics. I joined PHA to contribute to a group that creates a space where people can learn about sex and healthy relationships and be able to feel comfortable talking about these things."
Major: Psychology, minor in Education and Society
I joined InTouch because as a woman of color, discussions about sex or sexual health were always seen as something to avoid, and I wanted to be part of an organization that helped others to get the information they need. I wanted to make sure I created a safe space for other people of color on campus to be free to ask whatever questions they had.
Major: Public Policy
"I became a PHA because I love learning from my peers when conducting workshops. I am passionate about increasing access to healthcare and I think one of the most important ways that we as students can do this is through learning about our health and our rights."
Major: Biological Sciences and Economics
"I have always been passionate and vocal about sexual health and healthy relationships. I had to learn a lot about relationships on my own in high school, and I am excited about using my experience to empower others. Being part of InTouch has provided a space for me to learn even more and educate my peers so hopefully no one will feel ill-equipped to navigate sex and relationships."
Major: Environmental Studies
"I have always been passionate about sexual health and healthy relationships and am always looking for more ways to act on this passion, which is why I joined InTouch. I love that the group seeks to foster a sense of sex-positivity on campus by making sex education as inclusive and relatable as possible."
Major: Gender Studies
"I wanted to join the InTouch group to help de-stigmatize sex and reproductive health topics, especially among communities of color and the LGBTQ+ community. The reason why I'm a Gender Studies major is because I'm interested in women's health and exploring the concept of womanhood in an attempt to move past the traditional gender binary, especially given the increased acceptance of queer and trans communities. I am passionate about medically accurate and inclusive sex education instead of old curriculums that misunderstand or blatantly neglect marginalized communities."
Major: Comparative Human Development, minors in Statistics and Chemistry
“Sexual health and healthy relationships are subjects that are often portrayed inaccurately both in educational settings and the media, but they're both super important, especially in college! By being a part of InTouch, I'm able to provide necessary information to my peers while also helping empower them to make their own informed decisions.”
Major: Neuroscience and Psychology
“I'm a PHA because I believe giving people the opportunity to learn how to make healthy choices, particularly about something as socially confusing as sex, is really important. Relationships of all kinds are confusing to navigate, and I'd like to help in any way I can.”
Major: Molecular Engineering, minor in Data Science
“Growing up in an abstinence-only policy school and within Filipino culture that often stigmatizes sexual health, I relied on my own research to educate myself on how to take care of my body, my mental wellbeing, and how to be sexually healthy when the communities I considered my support systems failed to do so. Now as a part of InTouch, I educate students on sexual health, healthy relationships, and on- and off-campus health resources while helping create the first honest, sex positive environment I’ve experienced to prevent other young people from feeling the same fear, confusion, and shame I felt about my own body and sexual health.”