The Peer Mental Health Educators offer interactive workshops on various mental health issues for residence halls, student organizations, Greek-letter organizations and classrooms.

Request a workshop on any of the following for your group:

  • Stress
  • Time Management
  • Myth & Stigmas about Mental Health
  • Test Anxiety

Meet our current Peer Mental Health Educators

Melissa Sporer, Peer Mental Health Coordinator
Psychology, 2017
Favorite Song:  Kidz by One Republic

“I wanted to educate others on mental health and the issues that surround them. My favorite events are the Freshman dorms because they are the most unaware of the issues that surround them.”

Max Cabrera
Molecular Biology and Chemistry, 2017
Favorite Song:  Pillowtalk by Zayn

“I did it for personal reasons and to see the importance of awareness and making safe decisions”

Chris Callandrillo
Public Health, 2017
Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy & The Hobbit

“Mental health is a topic that is often overlooked but is an essential part of student growth.”

Vijaya Cherukuri
Nutrition, 2018
Favorite Song:  I Don’t Wanna Live Together by Taylor Swift & Zayn Malik

“I want to help.  I understand that students have issues on campus and I want to give them the resources they need.”

Melinda Lamprecht
Dietetics, 2019
Favorite Song:  For the First Time by Youth and Revolt

“To bring awareness on mental health especially to CAPS and HOPE.”

Sharon Lin
Exercise Science, 2017
Favorite Movie: Moonrise Kingdom

“I knew this job was extremely important because it is a subject that needs to be discussed.”

Chiamaka Onuoha
Public Health, 2019
Favorite Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“I learned how important peer education is through my own experiences. I have wanted to give back since then. I knew immediately that being a peer educator would be beneficial because it is so relevant to college students.”

Lauriane Pabalan
Psychology, 2018
Favorite Movie: Kimi no Na Wa

“Mental health is a topic that is affecting all of us.  And we, as a community, are not talking about it enough.  Being a peer educator gives me the opportunity to advocate for the mental well-being of our university.”

Matthew Racket
Psychology, 2017
Favorite Song: Getting Better by The Beatles

“I knew I wanted to get involved with being a peer educator because I feel as though I have a good grasp on my mental health so I want to teach my peers the same!”

Labiba Salim
Public Health, 2017
Favorite Song:  Oops I Did It Again by Britney Spears

“Mental health is a super taboo topic-a lot of people face mental health issues. Its good for people to know their resources and to be free to talk about it.”

Jessica Singh
Psychology, 2017
Favorite Movie: White Chicks

“I wanted to illuminate the stigma regarding mental health and have people be more aware of others who may be struggling.”