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Nighlah Kisswani

Senior Lead and Programming Team Lead

College: Marshall
Year: 4th Year 
Major: Public Health
Minor: Chicanx/Latinx Arts and Humanities 
Favorite Wellness Tip: Sleep is not for the weak. Sleep is for the healthy!
Fun Factoid: I've watched all 20 seasons of Law & Order: SVU.

 

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Eden Allegretti

Programming Assistant

College: Marshall
Year: 2nd Year 
Major: Sociology and Political Science Public Law
Favorite Wellness Tip: Start your day with some time outside and be sure to get at least seven hours of sleep a night. It is the best thing you can do for your mental and physical health!
Fun Factoid: My roommate and I have dance parties every night to relieve stress from the day!


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Janie Park

Programming Assistant

College: Muir

Year: 4th Year 
Major: Human Biology and Psychology
Favorite Wellness Tip: Self care isn't selfish, don't forget to prioritize yourself and you well being.
Fun Factoid: When I get stressed, I bake desserts like cookies or cupcakes.


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Kimberly Jimenez

Programming Assistant

College: Muir
Year: 3rd Year 
Major: Communication
Minor: Business & Ethnic Studies
Favorite Wellness Tip: Close your eyes and breathe. Remember that you matter, that you are worthy, and that you are doing amazing things. 
Fun Factoid: I love gloomy/rainy weather!



Graphic Design Team

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Anh Nguyen

Graphic Design Team Lead 

College: Sixth 
Year: 5th Year 
Major: Mathematics - Computer Science
Favorite Wellness Tip: Surround yourself with positive minds and partake in fun activities to de-stress and excel!
Fun Factoid: One of my hobbies is stealing all of my friends' cats on accident and I had a chinchilla companion in high school named Gizmo, who was 12+ years old!


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Yen Tran

Graphic Design Intern

College: Roosevelt
Year: 2nd Year  
Major: Cognitive Science - Design & Interaction 
Favorite Wellness Tip: Learn to appreciate the good things in life!
Fun Factoid: I really love cooking and baking!



Professional Staff

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Zarah Rubio

Program Manager

Background: Zarah is a UC San Diego alumna where she received a BS in Public Health. She has a passion for health and public service. While at UC San Diego, she was involved in student initiated organizations that promoted student organizing and advocated for educational equity and social justice. She has over six years of experience in educational programming at a higher education setting, working at the Student Promoted Access Center for Education & Service (SPACES) and CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center. As The Zone's Program Manager, she manages the daily operations of center, supervises the student staff, and oversees the programming, marketing, and outreach efforts of the Zone.
Favorite Wellness Tip: Start and end each day with gratitude. Reminding yourself of things you are grateful for can do wonders for your happiness and overall health & well-being. 
Fun Factoid: I love the ocean and animals; I once swam with whale sharks!


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Amy Truong

Programming Assistant

College: Marshall 
Year: 4th Year 
Major: Public Health
Minor: Psychology
Favorite Wellness Tip: Self-compassion is so important! Treat yourself with the same kindness that you would extend to your best friend. You deserve it!
Fun Factoid: I once got a concussion while chasing after a cat.


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Emily Nguyen

Programming Assistant

College: Muir 

Year: 2nd Year 
Major: Undeclared
Favorite Wellness Tip: Sleep a minimum of 7 hours!
Fun Factoid: I used to swim competitively in high school! Also, I can sometimes make water droplet sounds with my mouth. 


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Jean Yasis

Programming Assistant

College: Warren
Year: 3rd Year 
Major: Molecular Biology
Minor: Psychology
Favorite Wellness Tip: Though your days may not always be peachy keen because of routine, know that tomorrow is an opportunity to start clean!
Fun Factoid: I have gotten stitches at the same area on my forehead three different times in my life which has given me a scar that makes me feel like Harry Potter.


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Priscila Garcia

Programming Assistant

College: Warren
Year: 3rd Year 
Major: Structural Engineering
Favorite Wellness Tip: Health is more important than a six-pack.
Fun Factoid: My favorite vegetable is a potato, they are versatile!





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David Hoang

Graphic Design Intern

College: Warren
Year: 2nd Year
Major: Bioengineering
Favorite Wellness Tip: If you're stressed, remember to breathe, be easy on yourself, and find time to unwind.
Fun Factoid: I have a 2nd dgeree black belt in taekwondo.

 













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Bianca Pomar

Programming Assistant

College: Muir 
Year: 2nd Year 
Major: Human Biology
Minor: Psychology
Favorite Wellness Tip: You can't spell challenge without change.
Fun Factoid: I've had 7 casts and 3 surgeries in my life.


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Felicity Yin

Web & Marketing Assistant

College: Sixth
Year: 4th Year 
Major: Cognitive Science Human Computer Interaction
Favorite Wellness Tip: I enjoy a self-love/self-care day where I listen to music as I read/paint, take a hot bath, and put on a face mask before sleep!
Fun Factoid: I'm terrified of tentacles (squid/octopus) and I don't know why!


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Kevin Gaw

Programming Assistant

College: Revelle
Year: 3rd Year 
Major: General Biology
Minor: Business
Favorite Wellness Tip: "Have a higher estimate of your own self-worth" - Ralph Nader
Fun Factoid: I had a near death experience in Costa Rica when my excursion bus almost drove off a mountain.














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Rebecca Chan

Graphic Design Intern

College: Warren 
Year: 3rd Year
Major: Public Health
Minor: ICAMP, USP 
Favorite Wellness Tip: Hydrate or die-drate
Fun Factoid: I won an aerial art contest in 4th grade.