InTouch Peer Health Advocates

Rebecca Koppel

Rebecca Koppel

InTouch Student Coordinator

Fourth Year
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."


Sam Butler

InTouch PHA

Second Year
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."


Julia Chael

InTouch PHA

Fourth Year
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."


Kathleen Cui

InTouch PHA

Third Year
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!"


Adrian DiMeo

Adrian DiMeo

InTouch PHA

Fourth Year
Major: Statistics

“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.”


Nikita Dulin

InTouch PHA

Fourth year
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."


Inali Hathaway

InTouch PHA

Second Year
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."


Savy Johnson

InTouch PHA

Fourth Year
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."


Mari Knudson

InTouch PHA

Second Year
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."


Sophia Li

InTouch PHA

Second Year
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."


Jessica Lu

InTouch PHA

Fourth Year
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.”


Sarah Pan

Sarah Pan

InTouch PHA

Fourth Year
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.”


Charlie Rollason

InTouch PHA

Fourth Year
Major: Public Policy Studies and Political Science 

"I joined InTouch because there is so much power in having comprehensive conversations surrounding sex and sexuality on campus. The more we know and discuss, the more welcoming and inclusive our community becomes."


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