Peer Health Educator

Hey Huskies! My name is Madison and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I’m a senior here at UW studying Public Health-Global Health and I love to learn about the complexities of the human body – ranging from anatomy & physiology to how we think & learn to the values that motive us physically & emotionally. I became a Peer Health Educator because I wanted to empower students to explore all of the possible ways to improve their health and wellbeing. I believe there is power in reframing things to better understand our experiences and treat ourselves with self-compassion. Health can often be thought of as just the absence of disease, but to me it also means working towards balanced physical, mental, emotional and social states. A strength of mine is embodying a growth mindset. When times get rough, it helps me think of obstacles as opportunities to strengthen myself rather than challenges to break me down. This has really helped me practice resilience during the COVID-19 quarantine by allowing me to shift my perspective. I have been able to focus on cultivating a sense of purpose during these difficult times.