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Meet Our Peer Educators

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Saimir Thano, Ph.D

Saimir Thano, Ph.D

Peer Educator Program Coordinator

Peer Educators are undergraduate students representing a rich diversity of cultural backgrounds and life experiences. Many, but certainly not all, students participating in the program are pursuing either employment or graduate work in the counseling/mental health professions. However, students in the program have represented a variety of undergraduate majors and there are former Peer Educators and Student Associate Coordinators who have entered into such graduate programs as economics, law, and veterinary medicine. Peer Educators have a genuine commitment to learning and self-growth, and to providing a meaningful service to the UC Irvine student community. Students accepted into the program during the Spring Quarter participate during the following academic year.

Zaneta Murdrovcic, M.A.

Zaneta Murdrovcic, M.A.

Doctoral Intern

Brisa Susana Bernal

Brisa Susana Bernal

Peer Coordinator

Austin Kang

Austin Kang

Peer Coordinator

Caroline Tran

Caroline Tran

Peer Coordinator

Alyssa Campbell

Alyssa Campbell

Peer Educator

Aubriana Lopez

Aubriana Lopez

Peer Educator

Candice Tang

Candice Tang

Peer Educator

Clara Gaied

Clara Gaied

Peer Educator

Daniel Le

Daniel Le

Peer Educator

Jiajie Chan

Jiajie Chan

Peer Educator

Julia Lo

Julia Lo

Peer Educator

Lauren Matsukawa

Lauren Matsukawa

Peer Educator

Madeline Morales

Madeline Morales

Peer Educator

Maia Spallone

Maia Spallone

Peer Educator

Michael Lichtenwalter

Michael Lichtenwalter

Peer Educator

Morgan Williams

Morgan Williams

Peer Educator

Naomi Cohen

Naomi Cohen

Peer Educator

Sabrina Henderson

Sabrina Henderson

Peer Educator

Weathering the Weather

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!

Summer Reflection

Summer is a great time to reflect on all the things you have done and learned along the way, and to also consider what areas you would like to grow into as you transition into the next academic year.

Take time to reflect, and perhaps even journal out your thoughts:

How to Improve Relationship with Food

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that occurs Feb. 21st- Feb. 27th here are 7 tips that will help you improve your relationship with food:

1. Be aware that there are NO “good” foods and “bad” foods. All foods provide nutrition and sustenance to the body and our bodies need protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and even sugar and fat to survive. All foods are good if you eat a variety of foods to get all of the nutrients that you need in moderation….