Meet our Authors
Susan is a fourth-year Global Disease Biology major at UC Davis. She is the 2017-2018 Volunteer Coordinator at Health Education and Promotion. After graduation, Susan plans to pursue a master's degree in Public Health and is passionate about creating representation for underserved communities within the healthcare system. She hopes to work with the Middle Eastern and South Asian immigrant population to address their specific health needs. In her free time, she enjoys a good cup of coffee, lifting weights and pretending she can sing.
Ryan is a fourth-year student at UC Davis, pursuing a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. As one of the Mental Well-Being Student Coordinators at Health Education and Promotion, he works to provide other students with the resources and knowledge needed to maintain positive mental well-being. He is passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental health in order to promote a non-judgmental campus environment that is conducive to help-seeking students.
Brianna is in her fourth year of studying Clinical Nutrition with a minor in Global and International Studies and she has plans to become a Registered Dietitian with an MPH. Her long-term goal is to improve food access and nutrition education on an international level. When she is not studying, she spends her time playing rugby on the UC Davis Women's Rugby team or planning trips to places she has never been to before.
Navya is a second-year student at UC Davis, pursuing a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. As one of the Sexual Well-Being Student Coordinators at Health Education and Promotion, she works to promote sexual well-being among UC Davis students. She hopes to normalize sexual communication by empowering students to feel comfortable discussing sexual topics as well as focus on women’s health and access to contraceptives, such as birth control.
Carlee Johnson is a third-year Human Development and Psychology double major. She is a Mental Well-Being Student Coordinator for Health Education and Promotion and she works to bring awareness to various aspects of mental well-being such as stress, happiness and sleep habits. She hopes to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, create an open environment and dialogue amongst the campus community and serve as a resource to all students at UC Davis.
Bally is a third-year Human Development major and Psychology minor. She is interested in nursing, specifically labor and delivery, and plans on pursuing a nursing degree after her undergraduate experience. She is one of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Student Coordinators at Health Education and Promotion. Bally aspires to increase safe party behaviors and educate peers on upstander intervention. Outside of school, she enjoys playing volleyball and hiking. A fun fact is that Bally has helped deliver two babies.
Rachel is a fourth year Clinical Nutrition major and one of the Nutrition Staff Coordinators. She plans to become a Registered Dietitian with a Master's degree and pursue a career in the nutrition & wellness field. At HEP, she leads cooking classes focused on basic cooking skills and utilizing campus food resources. She is also involved in creating a digital food access map and increasing on-campus microwave usage. Through these projects, she hopes to bring awareness to the issues around food access and food insecurity. Outside of school, Rachel enjoys watching movies, grocery shopping, and playing tennis.
Sofia is a fourth-year English major and Communication minor. After getting her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend law school and pursue a career in health law. Sofia is the current Social Media Director for UC Davis’s Pre-Law Association and a past ASUCD Senator. When Sofia is not in class or working as a Mental Well-Being Student Coordinator, she helps students with their papers as a writing tutor at the Student Academic Success Center. Sofia's favorite color is blue, she loves to wear striped shirts and she has a small obsession with mermaids.
Anmol is a fourth-year Global Disease Biology major and Community and Regional Development minor. She is an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Student Coordinator and hopes to use her time at HEP as a way to get more involved with the greater UC Davis community. Anmol is passionate about public health and serving others. In her free time, she can be found cuddling her cat, exploring local eateries, hiking and spending time with friends and family.
Jessica Sandoval is a fourth-year student Human Development major. She is passionate about women's health, the environment, reproductive justice and barbecue sauce. In addition, she loves animals and hopes to one day own a dachshund. As a Sexual Well-Being Student Coordinator, Jessica hopes to increase student knowledge and communication regarding birth control and safer sex practices. During her free time, she enjoys eating ice cream.
Supraja is a third-year in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior major and Psychology minor. She is an international student from Singapore. She is currently an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Student Coordinator at Health Education and Promotion. She is planning to pursue a career in medicine. Outside of school work, she loves being a part of Willow Clinic, a student-run clinic serving the homeless population, and doing research on diabetes at Huising lab. In her free time, she likes to read, listen to music, FaceTime with her family and spend time with her friends.
Tess is a fourth-year Human Development major at UC Davis. She works as the Physical Well-Being Student Coordinator in the Health Education and Promotion (HEP) department. She looks forward to working on projects that strive to increase physical activity, fruit and vegetable intake and bike safety for UC Davis students. Outside of HEP, Tess can be found doing yoga around Davis, exploring San Francisco, spending times with friends and family and watching a lot of movies.
Eori is a fourth-year Human Development major with double minors in Japanese and Psychology. Eori’s pronouns are they/them/she/hers and they work as one of the Sexual Well-Being Student Coordinators at Health Education and Promotion. Her job is to raise awareness about healthy sexual relationships and consent, assist in implementing inclusive strategies to reduce sexual health disparities on campus and continue to expand environments and opportunities where folks can feel comfortable talking about their bodies. They intend to instill a judgment-free culture on campus regarding sexual communication and sexuality that students will hopefully be able to take with them as they move on, all while tackling any negative stigmas surrounding sexual health that seek to oppress intersectional identities.
Daisy is a fifth-year undergrad at UC Davis, majoring in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. She is interested in how our diets and behaviors can affect the environment and vice versa, how the natural world can significantly influence our health. She believes holistic wellness is about balance and that includes a balanced mind, body and environment. As a future public health professional, she hopes to help communities have a greater, more positive connection to their food and environment.
Fun Fact: Daisy loves to stay active by rock climbing, running on the Davis Greenbelt or going Latin dancing.
Bree is a fourth year Clinical Nutrition major minoring in Public Health Sciences. As one of two Nutrition Services Coordinators, her main goal is to teach fellow UCD students the basics of cooking, nutrition, and food access. She is passionate about mindful nutrition, wellness, and physical activity, and plans to pursue a masters degree after graduating this Spring. When she's not working at SHCS, Bree loves cooking and eating (her favorite food is mac and cheese), and dancing. She's currently the co-director for Vision Dance Troupe and hopes to continue dancing after graduation.
Camilia is a fourth-year student at UC Davis, pursuing a degree in Biological Psychology. As one of the four Mental Well-Being Student Coordinators at Health Education and Promotion, she aspires to improve and raise awareness of the importance of wellness. She hopes to reach out to the community and help each student find their path to restoring and/or nurturing their inner peace and mental-physical well-being.