Peer Health Educator

Hi! My name is Chloe and I use she/her pronouns. I am a senior studying Public Health-Global Health and Biology. Outside of academic life, I love working on art, being outdoors, and spending time with friends. As a pre-med student, I am extremely fascinated by how our brains and bodies work on a physical level, but I also love learning about how we as people interact with each other and the world around us. This led me to pursue becoming a Peer Health Educator, where I could not only learn, but help educate others on health and wellbeing, and the strategies and resources that students can use to manage them. 

I am absolutely thrilled to be working as a Peer Wellness Coach, where I can work one-on-one with students to discuss a wide range of topics. Through this, I hope to center compassion, mindfulness, and strategies that build resilience to uplift students to work towards their goals. Through my experiences as a PHE, as well as a pre-medical out-of-state student, I have been able to understand the importance of giving ourselves, and those around us, grace when experiencing challenges and when working through them. In working with students to build skills in self-compassion, I hope to not only help students feel heard, but also encourage them to approach their goals throughout their time at UW with productive positivity.

I sincerely value compassion, and I think it is an extremely important mindset to carry throughout both our interactions with others and ourselves. It can be extremely difficult to be kind to our brains and our bodies, but it is essential to our overall well-being. Many of us only seek out help when we feel physically unwell, and do not realize how essential it is to also care for our mental and emotional health. I cannot understate the value of making resources and knowledge surrounding mental health, healthy relationships, and self-care more accessible. I am sincerely looking forward to raising awareness for some of the resources that students and others can utilize here!