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Meet the Ambassadors

What Does Health & Wellness Mean to the Ambassadors?

Nicole Bruno

Nicole Bruno

Senior
Dual Major in Nutrition and Dietetics

To me, health and wellness means taking care of yourself in all aspects (physical, mental, social and environmental) in order to be the best version of ourselves. I believe the goal behind health and wellness is to take steps towards prevention and reduce the risk of chronic diseases to be able to live a long, happy life.

Random fact: My favorite movie is The Lion King!

Sydney Gilmer

Junior
Public Health

Health and wellness to me is being actively aware and making choices to achieve better physical, emotional, and mental health in order to be your best self.

Random fact: I’ve been to 27 states and 4 countries

Katelyn Gorius

Katelyn Gorius

Senior
Integrated Health Studies with a Concentration in Health Services

Health is unique to every person and can change from day to day. Health is made up of your physical, social, mental, and emotional health. All of these things can change from day to day so you health feeling can change from day to day.

Wellness is a state of being. It is the state of being in which you feel like you are a healthy person that is living the best life that you can for you.

Random Fact: I have been working for my dad's residential construction company since I was Junior in High School.

Krystal Hawks

Krystal Hawks

Junior
Dual Major in Nutrition and Exercise Science

To me, health and wellness is a lifestyle, and is part of my routine. It's finding that balance between eating your greens, but also eating foods that bring you joy in moderation. It's moving your body in ways that challenge it, but also make you happy; doing zumba, yoga, running, lifting weights...whatever you like!

Random fact: I used to hate running but I learned to enjoy and look forward to that alone time!

Clark Meshack

Clark Meshack

1st year Graduate Student
Master of Public Health Program with Concentration in Social Behavior Science

Health and wellness means brainstorming ideas and theories towards bettering the health of individuals. Health and wellness also means providing strategies on how to make the environment, individual's behaviors, and individual's lifestyles healthier!

Random fact: I prefer eating my yogurt with a fork.

Maria Pham

Maria Pham

Senior
Public Health

Health and wellness are a lifestyle that motivates you to eat right and stay active.

Random Fact: One of my hobbies is food photography.

Ashley Ray

Ashley Ray

Freshman
Nutrition

Health is a balance of choices. It’s choosing the “right” things without feeling guilty about indulging once in awhile. It’s being happy and knowing that you’re making progress in all aspects of your health and understanding that that progress will not always be linear. Overall, health is just doing what’s best for yourself and those around you.

Random fact: I bought a pillow with a whale on it solely for the purpose of “oh whale” puns and I’ve never had the chance to use it. It’s really quite sad.

Michealia Skleres

Michealia Skleres

Senior
Nutrition/Exercise Physiology

To me, health and wellness are integral parts of our everyday lives. Longevity and happiness is practiced through these two factors and every day we should make a conscious effort to fulfill these responsibilities to not only ourselves but our bodies.

Random fact: I rode horses competitively for over 10 years!

Amy Truckey

Amy Truckey

Junior
Community Health Education

Health and wellness means being happy and balanced in all aspects of your life, and sharing what got you there.

Random fact: I want to travel North America in a '77 Volkswagen Bus!

Adrienne Wilson

Adrienne Wilson

Nutrition and Dietetics

In the fast-paced world we live in, we often forget that it is okay to slow down and to take a moment to re-center ourselves. If we don't prioritize our Health and Wellness, we can lose sight of what we are working so hard for. At the end of the day, achieving Health and Wellness is the foundation of all that we do. To me, self-reflection, evaluation, and developing questions are the keys every person needs to evolve into the healthiest and most well he or she can be. Only once we find our center can we help others to our fullest potential.

Random Fact: I'm really into sustainability and minimalism, I love brainstorming ways to get second uses out of single use glass, plastic, and fabric items. I shop almost entirely from second-hand stores or swap clothes with my friends when I get bored of my wardrobe.

Soumya Yalamanchili

Soumya Yalamanchili

Graduate Student
Master of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences

What does health and wellness mean to you: To be healthy means to be physically fit, emotionally balanced and have positive thinking for good mental health status. Making good choices depends upon the knowledge levels of the individual and also the built environment around us plays a huge role in shaping people's health and wellness. So I hope, with this program, novel evidence based interventions can be planned on campus which helps in decreasing the stress levels among the students and the employees.

Random fact: I love outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. And I have a dream to visit all the National Parks in USA and collect unique stones from each of them as souvenirs.

Edmund Klicman

Edmund Klicman

Graduate Student
Master of Nutrition

Health is a combination of physical and spiritual health.

Random Fact: I'm from Flordia