Student Health and Wellness Commission

Isha Sharma

Student Health and Wellness Commissioner

Hey y’all! My name is Isha Sharma (she/her/hers). I’m currently a third-year student at UCI studying Cognitive Sciences & Public Health.  I’m excited to be one of the commissioners for Student Health and Wellness this year! This is my third year with ASUCI. I love being a part of an organization that serves and supports our student community in various ways. I’m super passionate about all things health and wellness and am looking forward to working on several projects and initiatives for our student community. Feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns!

Office Hours: TBD

Kaitlynn Nguyen

Student Health and Wellness Commissioner

Hello y’all! My name is Kaitlynn Nguyen (she/her/hers). I am a third-year Criminology major with a minor in Psychological Science,  and I will be one of the Student Health and Wellness Commissioners this academic year. Growing up, I have always loved learning and enriching myself on topics of health and wellness. I plan to transfer my knowledge and passion for hosting resourceful events/workshops for students. As a commissioner, I will do my best to support students’ well-being and cater to their needs in many aspects of health. I hope that the commission can be a safe and inclusive space for everyone to voice out about their mental, physical, and spiritual health. Being part of ASUCI for the past two years has been a rewarding experience – I am so excited to continue working alongside driven individuals to serve our student community!

Office Hours: TBD

Commission Description: 

The SHW Commission works to promote health and wellness for students at the University of California, Irvine. It gathers and shares resources on topics such as nutrition, fitness, stress management, diseases, alcohol/drug use, and sexual health with an open dialogue and safe space for students to discuss these topics. For the upcoming 2021 – 2022 academic year, in order to reach a wide audience, the SHW Commission plans to host educational events both online and offline. We strive to bring the most accurate, relevant, and reliable research findings and data for our students. This year our commission plans to introduce a new series that focuses on navigating college life through life skills (time management, building healthy relationships, balanced meals, physical activity options offered) for a smooth transition back on campus. The SHW commission aims to have innovative health and wellness events each quarter, catering to the unique and diverse needs of students at this time.

 

Goals:

– Host hybrid workshops and seminars centered around health and wellness

– Encourage and promote a balanced lifestyle for students in their college life not limited to nutrition, time management, stress, mask usage and expanding to spiritual health, mental health, disabilities, sexual health, and social distancing.

– Collaborate with various campus organizations and commissions to foster campus wide engagement in health topics

– Continue previous initiatives such as SHWtime, but also implement new and fresh events that would peak student’s interest in health and wellness

– Raise awareness about disabilities, both visible and invisible, and learn the best ways to support students wherever they are

– Do our best to ensure accessibility to healthcare resources that are available to all students (on campus and off campus) and share options, like USHIP and community health centers

– Continue previous initiatives such as SHWtime, but also implement new and fresh events that would be helpful to students