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Peer Health Coaching




HOW DOES PEER HEALTH COACHING WORK?
The Thrive Peer Health Coaching Program provides undergraduate students with personalized support and guidance from a trained peer health coach. In a one-on-one setting, our coaches will help you assess your desired well-being goal, create a behavior change plan using "SMART" goal-setting, and help you identify and develop the knowledge and skills to improve your well-being. Peer Health Coaches will also provide you with the resources and support necessary to attain your goal. 

Students can choose to get coached on any of the following topics: stress management, time management, improving sleep, healthy eating, and physical activity.


REQUEST A PEER HEALTH COACH
Interested in working with a Peer Health Coach to improve your health and well-being? Follow these steps to sign-up.
  1. Fill out the Thrive Peer Health Coaching form
    (Having trouble accessing the fillable form? Email eokamura@ucsd.edu for assistance.)
  2. Save the document after you have filled in all the fields.
  3. Email completed form to hps@ucsd.edu with the subject line "Secure: Peer Health Coaching"
  4. A Health Promotion Services staff member will review your request and contact you with details of your first coaching appointment.

OUR PEER HEALTH COACHES
Our trained Peer Health Coaches are excited to work with you on your health and well-being goals. If you would like to request a specific 
Peer Health Coach, please indicate their name in the "Comments" section of the Thrive Peer Health Coaching form. We will do our best to pair you with your requested coach.

Trouble viewing our peer health coach bios? View them here.


ARAZ MAJNOONIAN
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Marshall College
Major: Public Health

Why are you a Peer Health Coach?
I am very passionate about health and well being and I see this as an opportunity to guide and motivate my peers to practice self-care and lead healthy lifestyles. 

What do you do for self-care?
I exercise and spend a lot of time in nature hiking.






CATHERINE CORTEZ
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Marshall College
Major: Public Health

Why are you a Peer Health Coach?
I am a peer health coach because I want to provide a supportive, empathy-driven space for my peers as they explore their health and well-being goals

What do you do for self-care?
I like to turn on my essential oil diffuser and work on my current macramé project.






CORTNI BARDIER
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Eleanor Roosevelt College
Major: Global Health

Why are you a Peer Health Coach?
I am a peer health coach because I want to support my peers reach their health goals, and live a more well-rounded life as a college student. #GoTritons

What do you do for self-care?
I like to put on face masks, journal, and make myself a nice dinner. In order to manage stress, I try to use my planner effectively, do breathing exercises and go to the beach.





JANIE PARK
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Muir College
Major: Human Biology and Psychology

Why are you a Peer Health Coach?
I think that oftentimes, students neglect their well-being while prioritizing academic and professional obligations and I want to help change that culture.

What do you do for self-care?
I like to work out as well as make desserts, my top being chocolate chip cookies.







MIGUEL ALVENDIA
Pronouns: he/him/his
Eleanor Roosevelt College
Major: Applied Math

Why are you a Peer Health Coach?
I love growth! I love helping people realize their potential and work towards their goals. Personal health is often neglected in college but is essential to success, so being able to help students work on their own health is a privilege for me!

What do you do for self-care?
For me, self-care starts at making sure I'm meeting my human needs like at least 7 hours of sleep a night, healthy eating, regular exercise, and regulating stress by practicing mindfulness.

OLIVA MOTA SEGURA
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Muir College
Major: Biology, Physiology and Neuroscience

Why are you a Peer Health Coach?
I am a peer health coach because I am passionate about supporting the well-being of students here at UCSD, and I look forward to providing students with the resources and support they need to reach their health and well-being goals.

What do you do for self-care?
Exercise is my go-to for self-care. I specifically love to do boxing and muay thai throughout the week. My workout time is my designated me-time where I can let go of any stress.




RUSHABH VORA
Pronouns: he/him/his
Sixth College
Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and International Business

Why are you a Peer Health Coach?
I am a Peer Health Coach because I want to help people feel healthy and happy - giving them the support and motivation to accomplish their goals!

What do you do for self-care?
I love to dance, watch movies, and spend time with my friends.

 



The Thrive Peer Health Coaching Program is a partnership between Health Promotion Services, Associated Students Office of AVP Health and Wellness, and the Tritons Flourish initiative.