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Meet Our Team

​​​​​​2018-2019 Student Staff

Crystal Jiao 

Kat Chen: Senior Lead & Programming Team Lead

College: Sixth
Year: 4th Year
Major: Computer Science - Mathematics
Favorite Wellness Tip: Focus on treating yourself once in a while, you don't always have to put yourself out there.
Fun Factoid: I'm Canadian!

Krezia Savella 

Vanessa Wong: Graphic Design Team Lead

College: Sixth 
Year: 4th Year 
Major: Visual Arts - Speculative Design
Minor: Business
Favorite Wellness Tip: Take care of yourself so you can be at your best for others.
Fun Factoid: I am super into traveling and exploring places. I had been on a trip where I visited 9 states in one week before.

Amy Truong     

Amy Truong: Programming Assistant

College: Marshall 
Year: 3rd 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.

Amy Truong     

Bella Nguyen: Programming Assistant

College: Roosevelet
Year: 3rd Year 
Major: Linguistics - Speech and Language Sciences
Favorite Wellness Tip: Hydrate
Fun Factoid: My spirit animal is a clam.

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Catherine Cortez: Programming Assistant​

College: Marshall 
Year: 3rd Year 
Major: Public Health
Minor: Public Service
Favorite Wellness Tip: Mental health plays an essential role in overall health. It's incredibly important to prioritize mental self-care and support the mental health of others.
Fun Factoid: I collect regional shopping bags from Trader Joe's.

Emily Nguyen 

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!

Ethan Co 

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.

Katherine Chen 

Essie Deiranieh: Graphic Design Assistant

College: Sixth 
Year: 4th Year  
Major: Public Health
Minor: Environmental Science  
Favorite Wellness Tip: Don't be afraid to smile and say hello to strangers you cross paths with!
Fun Factoid: I've been on the zero waste journey for 3 years and I love to scuba dive to help clean plastic pollution.

Kimberly Hui 

Ferris Yeh: Graphic Design Assistant

College: Sixth 
Year: 4th Year
Major: Speculative Design
Minor: Design 
Favorite Wellness Tip: Drink water, stay moisturized, and stretch every morning!
Fun Factoid: I love watching horror films (even though I'm terrified throughout all of the movie).

 Kylie Pham 

Jacqueline Lee: Graphic Design Assistant

College: Muir
Year: 4th Year
Major: Visual Arts - ICAM
Minor: Design
Favorite Wellness Tip: A cup of tea is a cup of peace.
Fun Factoid: I love green tea so much that I would eat loose tea leaves as snacks (also a secret habit of mine that not many people know of :P).

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Nighlah Kisswani: Programming Assistant

College: Marshall
Year: 3rd 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.

Vanessa Wong 

Sallie Lu: Web & Marketing Assistant

College: Sixth 
Year: 4th Year 
Major: Public Health
Minor: Music
Favorite Wellness Tip: Deep breaths and baby steps.
Fun Factoid: I'm obsessed with cheesecake.

Crystal Jiao 

Sarah Ji: Programming Assistant

College: Sixth 
Year: 4th Year
Major: Mathematics - Computer Science
Favorite Wellness Tip: Don't be afraid to ask for help. Make sure to take care of yourself and put your health and well-being first.
Fun Factoid: I'm a big fan of Carly Rae Jepsen and I think she is extremely underrated in the pop music industry.

Krezia Savella 

Triston Bowe: Programming Assistant

College: Marshall
Year: 3rd Year 
Major: Sociology
Favorite Wellness Tip: Breathe in deeply and exhale slowly with your eyes closed, focusing on nothing other than the pleasant sensation it brings to the different parts of your body. 
Fun Factoid: I have 9 brothers and sisters.

Professional Staff

Zarah Rubio

Zarah Rubio: Program Manager

Background: I have a passion for health and public service. I am a UC San Diego alumna where I received a BS in Public Health. While at UCSD, I was involved in student initiated organizations that promoted student organizing and advocated for educational equity and social justice. I've had over five 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 Program Manager, I manage the daily operations of center, supervise the student staff, and oversee 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!