Psychological Services & Personal Counseling
Meet Our Wellness Ambassadors
Note: Our Wellness Ambassadors positions have been filled for 2020-2021.
I am a second-year psychology major here at Foothill, with a goal of getting a PsyD and opening a private practice. When I’m not in class, you can find me out on a hike, playing my guitar, coaching volleyball, or spending time with my friends and family. Before coming to Foothill, I was a sophomore in high school who was struggling with depression and anxiety and needed a change of pace, so at the beginning of my junior year, I decided to start taking the steps to change my life for the better. I took the California High School Proficiency Exam, finished high school early, and have been prioritizing my mental health ever since. I always try to stress the importance of changing a flower’s environment if it won’t bloom, and not the flower itself. Having been touched personally by suicide and mental health disorders, my main goal is to help eliminate the stigma around mental health and make therapy easily accessible to everyone.
My name is Dorje. I am from Kathmandu, Nepal and I am a freshman psychology student at Foothill College, and I am excited to work as a Wellness Ambassador. Psychology and mental health are passions of mine and I am looking forward to contributing to the broader effort of strengthening our campus and community’s understanding and compassion regarding mental health. I am new here so I am a bit worried about how things may start but I really hope that my involvement in the service can make a positive difference in people’s lives. I know everything is crazy because of Covid, but if you ever need to talk when we’re back on campus just ask and I’ll be there. In the meantime, you can find me here in this photo working from home!
I am a second-year student majoring in psychology, and this is my first year at Foothill College. I’m planning to become a doctor ( hopefully an endocrinologist) and an actress in the future. I am currently a member of Umoja and C.O.R.E; Not only do I love helping others, but I want to make many changes in my community starting with mental health awareness. I hope I can help connect students to the program and help them find a space to be themselves. In my free time, I like to go to concerts and hang out with my friends.
I am a second-year student majoring in biology. I am serving as a wellness ambassador because I am passionate about mental health, and I understand the importance of taking care of yourself, especially given these unprecedented times. I hope to raise awareness of mental health issues by fighting to reduce the stigma around mental health and fostering an inclusive environment that facilitates discussion. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, spending time with my dogs, and listening to music!
I am a first-year Psychology major international student at Foothill. I hope to pursue a career as a psychological counselor in the future. When I was in high school, two of my best friends suffered from depression but I couldn't really help. Every time they came to me and told me how upset and hopeless they felt about their life, family, and study, I could only listen to them and say some comforting words. However, their situation did not turn out better after chatting with me. I felt guilty that I was their best friend but I couldn't help.
From that time, I decided to learn more professional knowledge about depression and mental health to help people around me. With more psychology knowledge I learned, I am trying to train myself as a supportive listener, a problem analyst, and a professional advisor.
Being a Wellness Ambassador gives me a great opportunity to help others who are suffering from mental illness as well as raising the public awareness of mental health. I can prepare myself to be a mental health worker and introduce our school's psychological programs to more people to let them know how nice they are at the same time.
I am a first-year Sociology & Psychology major. I am serving as a wellness ambassador because I am passionate about advocating for student wellness and reducing the stigma around mental health, especially having gone through mental health issues myself. As a member of ASFC, I also hope to bring my connections with student leaders and outreach to the Psych Services department.
In my free time, you can find me dancing to my favorite songs or collecting stickers for my door!
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