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Health and Wellness

Peer Health Educators

Our Mission

Peer Health Educators are student leaders who promote mental, physical, and social well-being across campus events, workshops, and presentations. Assisted by CARE services, our mission is to help students achieve academic and personal success by connecting them to wellness resources that foster healthy choices. Our goal is to support and encourage everyone in achieving their wellness goals at Florida Poly and into their future. 

Meet The Team

 
Vanessa Townsend `22

Vanessa Townsend `22

Mechanical Engineering

Vanessa Townsend `22
I am a PhE to be a voice for students, display accurate resources, and advocate for overall healthy living on campus.

Health-education Interests
Exercise, Balanced Diet/Healthy Eating, and Stress Management

Veronika Patti

Veronika Patti `23

Mechanical Engineering

Veronika Patti
I am a PhE because I am passionate about physical health and believe mental health is just as important. Everyone should be proactive in keeping themselves healthy.
Health-education Interests
Exercise, Balanced Diet/Healthy Eating, Sleep/Communal Living Healthy Habits, and Self-Care
Andy Ponce

Andy Ponce `22

Computer Science

Andy Ponce
I am a PhE because physical fitness has become a big part of my life ever since I overcome challenges with weight loss. I have also been diagnosed with ADHD and general anxiety disorder which has led to me becoming a strong proponent of both self-help and mental wellness.
Health-education Interests
Exercise, Balanced Diet/Healthy Eating, Sleep/Communal Living Healthy Habits, Mental Health, Self-Care, and Stress Management
Orel Yoshia

Orel Yoshia `20, M.S. `22

Computer Science – Data Science Track

Orel Yoshia
I am a PhE because I care about making poly a more positive and safe space for students.
Health-education Interests
Sexual Health, Mental Health, Self-Care, Stress Management, and Exercise