Here are our students who are involved in Student Advocates for Wellness. If you see them around campus, be sure to say hi!

Emmalie Drake

Michelle Erlikh

Hometown: Farmington, CT

Major: Occupational Therapy

Year: Junior

Fun fact about yourself: I love traveling! I've traveled to many countries including Germany, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Martinique, Canada, and Israel!

Why peer education? I'm majoring in OT and health and wellness is something I strongly believe in. I chose Student Advocates for Wellness so I can pass my beliefs on to others around me, and teach others how to maintain good health. 

 

Hannah Dellecave

Hometown: Medford, NY

Major: Physician Assistant

Year: Junior

Emmalie Drake

Emmalie Drake

Hometown: Pittsford, NY

Major: Physician Assistant

Year: Senior

Fun fact about yourself: I live closer to Canada than to school.

Why peer education? I am in Student Advocates for Wellness because I want to better the lives of my peers by educating them on ways to live their lives in healthier ways.

Arianna Flagg

Ariana Flagg

Hometown: Suffield, CT

Major: Physical Education, Health education minor

Year: Senior

Fun fact about yourself: I have two different colored eyes!

Why peer education? I chose Student Advocates for Wellness because it was a really awesome teaching opportunity that I could apply in my future career. Throughout my journey in Student Advocates for Wellness I have learned so much-- not just how to help my peers, but myself as well. 

 

Sarah Hogan

Hometown: Meriden, CT

Year: Sophomore

Colin Horn

Colin Horn

Hometown: Middletown, CT

Major: Sport Management

Year: Senior

Fun fact about yourself: I am an Eagle Scout

Why peer education? My goal in joining Student Advocates for Wellness is to actively engage peers in discussing topics that aren't always so freely discussed. I want to provide a source of information for my peers so they are properly educated, to better our campus community overall. 

 

Samantha (Sam) Kwieraga

Hometown: North Haven, CT

Major: Physical Therapy 

Year: Junior

Fun fact about yourself: I have dual citizenship in the U.K. and U.S.

Why peer education? I care about educating people on safe ways to drink because of family history. Overall wellness is fascinating to me because I live a healthy and active lifestyle. 

 

Allison Leary

Hometown: Tiverton, RI

Major: Physical Therapy

Year: Sophomore

 

Leah Mills

Hometown: Boxborough, MA

Year: Sophomore

Kerri O'Rourke

Kerri O'Rourke

Hometown: Rockland, NY

Major: Health Education

Year: Senior

Fun fact about yourself: I love Beyonce. 

Why peer education? I love Student Advocates for Wellness because we get to connect with students on a peer to peer level about topics I love to teach. 

Kerri also serves as the Region 1 (New England) student representative to the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA. 

 

Garrett Ossolinski

Hometown: Wappingers Falls, NY

Major: Physician Assistant

Year: Sophomore

 

Grace Pedersen

Major: English/Elementary Education

Year: Sophomore

 

April Phelps

Hometown: Ellington, CT

Major: Physician Assistant

Year: Sophomore

 

Kylee Windyka

Hometown: Chicopee, Mass.

Major: Sports Biology

Year: Senior

Fun fact about yourself: I have an unwanted appreciation for hairless cats. 

Why peer education? I chose to be a part of Student Advocates for Wellness because it is a great program that helps educate students on our campus about topics such as sex, alcohol, and drugs and how these things affect our bodies. I love making a difference in the lives of students and seeing them make better decisions here at Springfield College. 

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