Lauren Barber is a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Entrepreneurship & Social Enterprise. She is passionate about issues surrounding gender inequity, including the ways in which gender, race, and sexuality mediate mental health experiences and outcomes for women in the United States. Upon receiving her undergraduate degree, Lauren is interested in pursuing a career focused on improving the health and safety of women and children. For the time being, she finds meaning engaging in advocacy, cultivating awareness and fostering community wellbeing through the PEERS program.
Sienna Burris is a freshman at Wake Forest University majoring in Chemistry on a pre-med track. She is passionate about improving the quality of the healthcare field and allowing people to have more access to resources, particularly involving mental health. Upon receiving her undergraduate degree, Sienna is interested in going to medical school. She is very passionate about the wellbeing of students on campus and hopes to make a change in the overall mental health of students on campus.
Alicía Colón is a second-semester junior at Wake Forest University majoring in Psychology. She is particularly interested in the awareness of mental health in society and ways to eliminate the negative stigma that is associated with it. Upon receiving her undergraduate degree, Alicía is interested in pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Psychology degree. She is very excited to help promote the Counseling Center and its services to the campus community as well as advocating for mental health awareness as a Peer Educator.
Melissa Cuellar is a sophomore at Wake Forest University majoring in Psychology and minoring in French Studies and SES (Schools, Education, and Society). She is especially passionate about issues surrounding mental health and learning disabilities, including the physiological and sociocultural impacts on mental health. Upon receiving her undergraduate degree, Melissa is interested in pursuing a career in Clinical Psychology after attaining a doctorate degree. She is very excited to raise awareness about mental health and conduct research on the origins of mental illnesses. She is also looking forward to communicating with those around the world that suffer from mental illness through her proficiency in English, Spanish, and French. Melissa is thrilled to promote campus services such as the Counseling Center to the community as a Peer Educator and is looking forward to a successful year.
Erin Farmer is a junior psychology major with a theater minor at Wake Forest University. Upon graduating from Wake Forest, Erin is going to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in hopes of becoming a pediatric trauma therapist. She is very passionate about reducing the stigma around mental health and helping her peers find resources and learn strategies to deal with stress and mental health issues while normalizing the Counseling Center and the process of asking for help. She is so excited to work with her peers at Wake Forest and hopefully have a positive impact on the campus culture as a whole.
Amy Fraser is a senior at Wake Forest majoring in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. She will be taking a 5th year at Wake to finish her undergraduate degree and plans to attend an accelerated nursing program to work toward a career as a Nurse Practitioner. Amy is thrilled to promote student well-being on campus and encourages her peers to make their mental wellness a priority.
Aadam Haque is a sophomore at Wake Forest University majoring in Health and Exercise Science and minoring in Biology and Spanish. He has a strong desire to be an active member of the Wake community, which is why he chose to become a part of the PEERS program. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, Aadam is interested in pursuing a career in pediatrics so that he may work closely with families and children. As a Peer Coordinator for Mental Health, he is excited for planning future events to help his fellow Deacs de-stress and maintain their wellbeing.
Caroline Li is a sophomore open to all possibilities for her future. She interested in learning about and raising awareness of issues affecting the Wake Forest community and beyond and chose to become a WFU PEERS as a result. She hopes to provide a useful service to campus and watch WFU PEERS grow.
Kathryn Repp is a junior at WFU majoring in Biology with a double minor in Chemistry and Psychology. She is on the pre-medical track and is interested in all aspects of health, including physical, mental, and emotional health. Upon receiving her undergraduate degree, Kathryn hopes to continue her education in medical school. She is passionate about eliminating the stigmas associated with mental health and is looking forward to her time as a PEER Educator and working with the Wake Forest community.
Arden Smith is a senior at Wake Forest University pursuing a major in French Studies and minors in Biology and Psychology. She is very passionate about global and public health, specifically developing countries and lower-income demographics. After completing her undergraduate degree, Arden is planning on pursuing a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies and work as a PA. As Chair of the Mental Health Ambassador division, she is thrilled to work closely with the Counseling Center and promote improved mental health across campus.
Daisy Tang is a sophomore at Wake Forest University planning to major in Psychology and minor in Counseling. She is particularly passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues and promoting wellbeing in the Wake Forest community. Upon receiving her undergraduate degree, Daisy is interesting is pursuing a Master’s of Clinical Psychology or Counseling degree. She is very excited to join the WFU PEERS, and is looking forward to a successful and meaningful year.
Yvonya White is a junior at Wake Forest University majoring in Politics and International Affairs. She is on the College Advisory Board of Winston-Salem which consists of college students whose job is to advise City Council and the Mayor on how to make sure students from the Big Five colleges and universities stay in the city after graduation. She loves service and is very invested in giving back to the community, especially her own. She also works with the organization called Students for Education Reform. She wants to really express the importance of recognizing invisible disabilities and how to best be a support system to these students. Her own invisible disabilities are what inspire her to be an advocate for mental health by being a Mental Health Ambassador through PEERS. She understands that it’s the simple things in life that can impact our lives in big ways and hopes that her actions will positively impact those who cross her path.
Caya Williams is a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Communication. She is particularly interested in providing resources to those with mental illness. Upon receiving her undergraduate degree, Caya is interested in pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Psychology. She is a supportive team member and desires to support her peers in making healthy decisions about their wellbeing.