Yale College PWC

Isobel Anthony's picture Isobel Anthony Saybrook '20

Isobel, otherwise known as “Iso” or “Poptart” is a sophomore in Saybrook College. She is a linguistics major trying to also fit in as much music, poetry, and literature as possible.  Besides being a Peer Wellness Champion, Isobel is a member of Yale’s Schola Cantorum (ISM) and the Opera Theatre of Yale College.  She is an enthusiastic baker and her plans for the future include opening her very own Bucci’s Gluten-Free Bakery and traveling the globe as an opera singer.  Isobel is all about living well and hopes to spread wellness practices throughout the Yale community.

Cami Arboles's picture Cami Arboles Davenport '20

Cami Arboles is a junior in Davenport College from Los Angeles, California. She is a Theatre Studies major. She is a huge advocate for wellness, particularly through healthy eating habits and movement practices, such as yoga. She is also a registered yoga teacher. She is so excited to be a Peer Wellness Champion this year!

Sydney Babiak's picture Sydney Babiak Davenport '19

Sydney is a junior in Davenport College majoring in History of Science, Medicine and Public Health. Within wellness, Sydney is especially passionate about Eating Well, Minding Well and Loving well!

Ayeza Bajwa's picture Ayeza Bajwa Jonathan Edwards '20

Ayeza Bajwa is a junior in JE from Portland, Oregon. She is majoring in Sociology and is particularly interested in how to use media to influence people’s health beliefs and behaviors. Ayeza is especially excited to work on improving the eating and nutrition culture on campus! In her free time she can be found synchronized swimming or cooking.

Evan Billups Morse '20
Jordan Chancellor's picture Jordan Chancellor Grace Hopper '19

Jordan is a junior in Hopper College from Minnesota and an E&EB major. She is also a member of the varsity women’s ice hockey team and pi beta phi sorority on campus. Some of her favorite things to do in her free time are hiking, yoga, water skiing, running, and pretty much any other activity that gets her moving and outside. Jordan is especially passionate about the environment and global conservation.

Catherine Chang's picture Catherine Chang Pierson '20

Catherine is  a sophomore in Pierson College from Johns Creek, GA. She is majoring in Economics and Statistics, and Ioves singing, teaching, and going on morning hikes. Catherine is interested in learning and sharing wellness practices with her community so that we can all live our best lives!

Kaylie Chen's picture Kaylie Chen Davenport '19

Kaylie is a junior in Davenport College from Palm Desert, California majoring in Neuroscience. She values wellness greatly and believes individual wellness to be crucial to a larger community wellbeing. She hopes to contribute to wellness through open dialogue and advocating for healthy habits, including increased activity and sleep hygiene. She loves apple pies and hikes, especially together.

Fatima Chughtai's picture Fatima Chughtai Davenport '19

Fatima is a junior in Davenport College majoring in Psychology hoping to continue down the public health field through her work with immigrants and refugees. She hopes to create better conversations about wellness as a PWC. 

Marianna Cuomo Maier's picture Marianna Cuomo Maier Saybrook '19

Marianna is a junior in Saybrook College. Marianna is passionate about finding a balance between healthy habits including eating and sleeping well and feeling happy and fulfilled.

Lily Dodd's picture Lily Dodd Silliman '21

Lily is a sophomore in Silliman interested in incorporating more silliness into daily life. She’s also passionate about sleeping hard, spending time outside, managing anxiety, and having great conversations with friends.

Kelsang Dolma's picture Kelsang Dolma Pierson '19

Kelsang is a junior in Pierson College from Richfield, Minnesota and is majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migrations. When not scrolling through Yale Memes, she can be found hanging out with the Himalayan Students Association at Yale. Having benefitted from Yale Mental Health and from her amazing friends, Kelsang would love to help her classmates with self-care as a PWC! 

Rebecca Drachman's picture Rebecca Drachman Pierson '21

I am an undeclared student in Pierson College, class of 2021. I am interested in wellness because keeping our minds and bodies well is so important and worth investing in—especially in college, when wellness is so easily and often neglected! Other interests include: dogs (and cats), naps, coffee, spending time with family and friends, baking, and good food. Contact me with any questions, concerns, or just to chat.

Emily Everlith's picture Emily Everlith Davenport '19

Emily Everlith is a junior in Davenport College from Hebron, Connecticut, which is a small farm town about an hour northeast of Yale. She is pre-med and majoring in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. Outside of academics, she is in Something Extra, an all-women a cappella group and she volunteers for Operation Smile, a non-profit organization. In addition to having a general interest in public health, Emily is excited to become a Peer Wellness Champion to really focus on trying new strategies to improve her own wellness, and use such discoveries to help those around her. She hopes to have the healthiest year yet here at Yale, with better nutritional, mindful and restful habits.

Tomeka Frieson's picture Tomeka Frieson Berkeley '21

Tomeka Frieson is a sophomore in Berkeley College with a keen interest in health in all its forms, be it individual health and wellness, public health, global health, or simply living a healthy lifestyle. As an Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health double-major with a prospective concentration in Global Health Studies, Tomeka hopes to encourage her peers to live well in all its manifestations. She is particularly interested in improving peers’ mental and physical wellness and can be found around campus singing a capella with Something Extra or dancing for pediatric wellness at the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital!

Sarah Geach's picture Sarah Geach Pauli Murray '20

Sarah is a junior in Pauli Murray, and an expatriate of Ezra Stiles. She is majoring in English, although she wishes she could have had more time at Yale to major in History or Archaeology or Art. She is the Creative Director of the Logos, a Christian magazine at Yale, and likes to sing, paint, and throw random and joyful dance parties. Sarah hails all the way from Zimbabwe, and home is very dear to her. She wants to make sure that Yalies have a space to feel at home at Yale, and thinks that physical wellness, though often underplayed, is key to enhancing all other aspects of wellness. She hopes to host at least one pop-up dance party every week!

Melanie Grad-Freilich's picture Melanie Grad-Freilich Pierson '19

My name is Melanie Grad-Freilich and I’m a senior in Pierson majoring in psychology in the neuroscience track. I’m particularly interested in how culture shapes our understanding of mental health, and in making wellness easy and accessible for everyone.

Raeven Grant's picture Raeven Grant Pauli Murray '19

Raeven Grant is a junior in Pauli Murray. Her interest in wellness began when she learned how to meditate. Raeven started to learn more about wellness and quickly realized that there are so many benefits to having a wellness practice, ranging from physical changes in the brain to increases in subjective happiness. Outside of PWC, she teaches mindfulness with the Yale Undergraduate Mindfulness Education Initiative (YUMEI) and works in a lab that does research on how mindfulness can be used as a clinical intervention. 

Arizona Greene's picture Arizona Greene Saybrook '19

Arizona is a junior in Saybrook college, and this is her first year as a Peer Wellness Champion. Inspired by a class at the divinity school and her participation in the Life Worth Living fellowship, this semester she is particularly interested in the areas of minding well and seeking well. Please feel free to reach out to her by email at anytime! 

Luke Hellum's picture Luke Hellum Saybrook '19

Luke Hellum is a senior in Saybrook College majoring in Statistics + Data Science and participating in the Energy Studies program. He’s interested in helping students learn techniques to beat procrastination, get better sleep, and feel less attached to smartphones and social media.

Evin Henriquez-Groves Saybrook '19
Claire Hu's picture Claire Hu Saybrook '20

Claire Hu (“who?”) is a sophomore in Saybrook (“say what?”) interested in studying cognitive science with a bent to linguistics and philosophy. In addition to being a PWC, she’s also the events coordinator for Mind Matters, a mental health advocacy group, and the president of Yogis At Yale, the student group that provides free yoga classes for all levels open to the entire Yale community. She loves yogurt, turtles, and making friends of strangers.

Michael Hui's picture Michael Hui Silliman '19

Michael is a junior in Silliman College majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. He has a strong interest in self-awareness in maintaining wellness, especially with regard to sleep, and is excited to facilitate ways to encourage this as a PWC.

Maya Jeyendran's picture Maya Jeyendran Berkeley '20

Maya is a junior in Berkeley College majoring in Math. Her interest in wellness developed during her high school running career. She is especially interested in fitness and nutrition, and she is also a co-head of the Nutrition & Substance Abuse group within Community Health Educators. Her favorite workouts include spinning, running, and Barry’s Bootcamp.

Karen Jiang's picture Karen Jiang Saybrook '21

Karen Jiang is a sophomore in Saybrook college studying cognitive science and economics. She is passionate about wellness and believes it’s an important part of building a better campus culture. She grew up in New York, which has fueled her interest in promoting wellness within fast-paced lifestyles. She’s excited to work with other PWCs to open the conversation around wellness and create a happier campus.

Mykaela Johnson Morse '19
Rocky Lam's picture Rocky Lam Jonathan Edwards '20

Rocky is a sophomore in Jonathan Edwards College. He is from Brooklyn, NY. Rocky listens to a lot of reggaeton music, enjoys bike rides by the river, and walks really fast like a true New Yorker. Rocky can’t wait to share all the wellness practices that he finds helpful.

Genevieve Liu's picture Genevieve Liu Berkeley '21

Genevieve Liu is a second year in Berkeley College who has a passion for wellness. As a yoga teacher, mindful movement and meditation are really what ground her daily practice. That being said, there are other things she loves and that keep her well, including: nature runs, memoirs written by powerful women, bell bottom jeans (straight leg pants are a thing of the past!), and indie movie theaters. Genevieve is a proud Chicagoan.

Anin Luo's picture Anin Luo Timothy Dwight '20

Anin is a sophomore in Timothy Dwight majoring in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. On campus, she hopes to promote a culture where sleep is valued, and where people do not feel pressured to never stop working. She loves waking up early to hit the gym, and also exploring all the different restaurants in New Haven to enjoy a treat every now and then! Feel free to contact her at with any questions or just to chat.

Hannah Manz's picture Hannah Manz Trumbull '21

Hannah is a sophomore in Trumbull College from Fargo, North Dakota. Ice cream, puppies, long walks, and stationery are a few of her favorite things. She is a huge advocate of easy, everyday wellness practices, and she’s a firm believer that a well-balanced life is the key to success. Hannah is a self-proclaimed foodie, proud Midwesterner, and excited to make Yale a happier place!

Bri Matusovsky's picture Bri Matusovsky Pierson '19

Brian is a junior from Los Angeles, majoring in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. In their spare time, they write poetry with Voke LGBTQ+ Spoken Word Group on campus. They are excited to be a PWC this year because their own personal experiences of struggling with mental health, gender, and sexuality have taught them about how important it is to be conscious of self-care and wellness practices. Brian wants to help their peers make their lives a little bit better by incorporating good habits and behaviors that people often forget, especially during their busy semesters at Yale.  Brian will be happy to talk or set up a meeting time!

Katie Melbourne's picture Katie Melbourne Saybrook '19

Katie Melbourne is an Astrophysics major in Saybrook College graduating in December 2019. Katie is interested in the effects of fitness, nutrition, and healthy sleeping habits on mental health and general wellness after rediscovering her love of running in the fall of 2016. By helping create a healthy environment on campus as a PWC, Katie hopes to bring what she learns with her to graduate school and beyond.

Laura Michael's picture Laura Michael Pierson '20

Laura is a sophomore in Pierson College. When she’s not doing psets, she can be found playing oboe in YSO and other orchestras on campus. She became interested in mental health after doing an extra credit project in an epidemiology class that taught her the challenges and rewards of actively practicing mental health self-care.

Louisa Nordstrom's picture Louisa Nordstrom Davenport '20

I’m Louisa, a junior from Florida in Davenport College. I’m currently studying cognitive science, and am also on the sailing team. With a jam-packed schedule and constant stress, I make sure to prioritize mental health and wellness by taking time for myself to do the things I love, whether it be practicing yoga, watching the sunset, or just hanging out with friends. I want to promote the wellness at Yale and make everyones lives a little bit happier and well-balanced.

Astouline Nutakor's picture Astouline Nutakor Morse '20

Astouline Nutakor is a sophomore in Morse and comes from Ghana. She is interested in wellness centering around Faith, religion, and community service. Astouline is a member of the Baha’i Faith, a world religion which seeks to unite mankind and believes in the oneness of God and of all religions. She is married to a wonderful young man who is also from Ghana. They both love music, guitar and singing - she can imagine having regular guitar jamming sessions for wellness! Musical devotionals are also heavenly.  Astouline would love to talk to students of any Faith (or none) about their beliefs, questions, or hopes! She also hopes to start a regular devotional for Yale undergraduates. She’d love to meet you and talk to you - about anything at all!

Ananya Parthasarathy's picture Ananya Parthasarathy Saybrook '20

Ananya is a junior in Saybrook college, majoring in Computer Science and Psychology. She’s from Seattle, Washington, and is a PNW native through and through (lives in birkenstocks, survives on starbucks and entirely too used to the rain). Outside of being a PWC, she is a member of the Yale a cappella group Mixed Company. She is excited to learn more about wellness through the PWC program and to help spread that knowledge throughout campus!

Nathan Paumier's picture Nathan Paumier Berkeley ‘21

Nathan is a sophomore in Berkeley College passionate about the biological and environmental sciences. He is from Paris, and has spent the second half of his life in the New York area. With a particular interest in positive psychology, Nathan practices wellness through running, cooking, meditating, and playing the piano.

Matthew Pettus's picture Matthew Pettus Saybrook '20

Matthew is a junior in Saybrook College from Richmond, Virginia, majoring in Neuroscience. When not learning about the brain, he enjoys working with the Public Health Coalition, researching, volunteering at the hospital, and singing with his a cappella group. Within wellness, he’s specifically interested in sleeping well and managing stress well.

Mohit Sani Saybrook '19
Lauren Singer's picture Lauren Singer Davenport '21

Lauren is a sophomore Psychology major in Davenport from Scarsdale, New York. She is most interested in the Work Well, Rest Well, and Mind Well areas of wellness. In addition to being a PWC, Lauren loves teaching health workshops in New Haven public schools with Community Health Educators.  Some of her favorite ways to take a break are going on walks with friends, coloring, and reading for pleasure!

Sarah Sotomayor's picture Sarah Sotomayor Branford '21

Sarah is a (hopeful) Neuroscience and Music double major, hailing from Brooklyn, New York. When she isn’t composing, singing, doing PSETs, or getting lit, Sarah spends her time working to improve her overall wellness and mental health. You can often find her meditating- if her eyes are closed, feel free to sit down and chill until her five minute meditation is done!- or doing work and playing music outside to enjoy some fresh air. Sarah is also a first-generation, low-income student, and is always happy to chat about the unique ways wellness can be compromised within certain circumstances.

Safia Speer Berkeley '20
Sterling Strother's picture Sterling Strother Hopper College '20

Sterling is a sophomore in Hopper College from the San Francisco Bay Area and a Psychology major. He is also a member of the football team and Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Some of his favorite things to do in his free time are listen to music, play the trombone, play poker, and watch movies.

Kira Sze's picture Kira Sze Branford '21

Kira is a sophomore from the Bay Area. She’s in Branford College and (probably) majoring in Cognitive Science. Besides being a PWC, she loves singing with Mixed Company (an undergrad a cappella group), practicing kundalini yoga at Payne Whitney, snuggling with friends, and spending time (doing pretty much anything) outside. She is excited to learn and share wellness practices with other members of the Yale community.

Veeraya Tanawattanacharoen Pierson '19

Kate is a junior in Pierson College from Eau Claire, WI majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. She can be found up on science hill enjoying the 3rd Floor of Kroon Hall or running up Orange St. towards East Rock. She became interested in wellness after writing a YCC report on physical wellness among Yale students and hopes that she can enjoy conversations about health to improve her own and others self-care practices!

Annie Tarte's picture Annie Tarte Jonathan Edwards '20

Annie is a Junior in Jonathan Edwards college from Tampa, Florida.  She’s majoring in History of Science, Medicine and Public Health, is on the Varsity Softball team, and is a group head for Community Health Educators.  Annie spreads wellness on campus by instructing group fitness classes, in which she teaches students how to “move well” and the benefits of regular exercise!

Janeen Thomas Morse '19
Anna Thorndike's picture Anna Thorndike Pierson '20

Anna is a junior in Pierson College majoring in Cognitive Science. She is interested in all aspects of health and wellness, specifically physical wellness and eating habits. She thinks that it is especially important to promote healthy behaviors on a college campus, where people are often more focused on their next test than their next meal or physical activity. Her favorite self-care practices include hiking, going to the farmers market, and making homemade guacamole!

Ashlynn Torres's picture Ashlynn Torres Davenport '19

Ashlynn is a junior in Davenport studying the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health from Southern California. This is her second year as a Peer Wellness Champion. She loves talking about how all aspects of wellness affect each other and how to be well in the New England winters. Feel free to contact her if you ever want to talk about wellness.

Antalique Tran's picture Antalique Tran Timothy Dwight '21

Antalique is from the Orange County area in Southern California, from where she misses her consistently warm weather. Her interest in wellness started with trying to take control of her own psychiatric disorder (sleep paralysis) through changing her sleep schedule and managing her stress levels. Though still unsure, she is thinking of majoring in MCDB, following the Neurobiology track, and pursuing an MD-PhD. Outside of academics, she loves drawing, playing IM soccer, and exchanging memes—feel free to send her as many as you want, especially ones about dogs!

Camila Vardar's picture Camila Vardar Benjamin Franklin '20

Camila is a junior in Franklin College majoring in Biomedical Engineering, hailing from Puerto Rico. She values sleep, spending time in nature, and finding an overall happy balance of work, time for family/ friends and relaxing. When not working on psets, Camila can be found watching Korean dramas and drawing/ writing stories for online comics. She is also a huge fan of baking vegan goodies and large fluffy dogs!

Sarah Wie's picture Sarah Wie Trumbull '20

Sarah Wie is a junior in Trumbull College. She is a Psychology-Neuroscience Track major, and she’s so excited for the year ahead as PWC. She values self-care, rainy days, and music recommendations. She’s looking forward to being part of the movement towards changing the mental health climate at Yale, and she is co-founding an organization Crisis Text Line at Yale, which offers free, anonymous, one-on-one counseling via text messaging during moments of crisis. Have a wonderful year!

Yixuan Yang Jonathan Edwards '19
Angela Yoo's picture Angela Yoo Davenport '21

Angela is a sophomore in Davenport College majoring in Cognitive Science. She hails from warm and sunny Los Angeles, California. Some of her favorite things include journaling, reading memoirs, dogs, mac and cheese, used bookstores, and cozy coffee shops. She believes that it’s incredibly important for Yalies to prioritize self-care, especially amidst their busy and stressful schedules. As a PWC, she is excited to learn and share wellness practices with other members of the Yale community.

Julia Zou's picture Julia Zou Ezra Stiles '19

Julia is a senior in Stiles from New Jersey studying Mechanical Engineering. She thinks it is incredibly important to take personal time in the middle of a hectic day and wants to help spread wellness ideas and activities to her peers. Outside of PWC, she is involved in Camp Kesem at Yale and loves to pet and play with any dog!