Current Wellness Educators

Aleeza Chamberlain

  • Aleeza Chamberlain headshotYear: Senior
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Anthropology
  • Hometown: Louisville, KY
  • Campus Involvement: Peer Wellness, BUKnighted
  • Why did you want to become a Peer Wellness Educator? I initially looked into this as an internship, but I am finding myself really enjoying the aspects of being a peer wellness educator and what it means.
  • Favorite Health and Wellness Topic: Mental health/wellness
  • Future Goals/Aspirations: I hope to one day own my own practice as a psychologist.
  • Fun Fact/Hobbies: I enjoy art, video games, and writing. I can also touch my nose with my tongue.

Emily Colville

  • Emily Colville headshotYear: Junior
  • Majors: Criminal Justice & Psychology
  • Hometown: Louisville, KY
  • Campus Involvement: Psychology Club President, Peer Wellness Educator, BraveBU Member, and CJS/SOC/ANTH Club Member.
  • Why did you want to become a Peer Wellness Educator? I saw PWE as a great opportunity to lead and meet people on campus who were a lot like me. I have been able to do extensive work on topics that I find to be extremely useful as a college student. Building that knowledge has helped me learn more about myself and I was able to pass that knowledge on to peers. I can honestly say that there is not a program on campus that is like Peer Wellness. It has been so rewarding in so many ways.
  • Favorite Health and Wellness Topic: Healthy Relationships, Self-Care, and Stress Relief
  • Future Goals/Aspirations: I'd like to one day work alongside the FBI's Behavioral Unit to combat crime using psychology!
  • Fun Fact/Hobbies: If I could choose to dedicate my life to something other than CJS/PSYC - I would either be a travel agent, wedding planner, or a professional home decorator!

Alyssa Durbin

  • Alyssa Durbin headshotYear: Freshman
  • Major/Minor: Elementary Education and Learning & Behavioral Disorders
  • Hometown: Louisville, KY
  • Campus involvement: Peer Wellness Educator, International Club Secretary, Residence Hall Association Committee Member, Leadership Certificate Program
  • Why did you want to become a Peer Wellness Educator? I wanted to be a Peer Wellness Educator because I believe that everyone should have a right to knowledge about various wellness topics and that college students are especially vulnerable to these issues.
  • Favorite Health and Wellness Topic: Resilience and Stress Relief
  • Future Goals/Aspirations: To become a teacher and help underprivileged students stay on track academically, socially, and developmentally.
  • Fun Fact/Hobbies: Photography

Taya Hemmersbach

  • Year: Freshman
  • Major: Business Administration
  • Minor: Marketing Communications
  • Hometown: Owensboro, KY
  • Campus Involvement: I'm in Brown Learning Community, Bellarmine Leadership Institute, SGA Public Relations Committee, and Women's club soccer
  • Why did you want to become a Peer Wellness Educator? I wanted to become a Peer Wellness Educator because I am very passionate about helping others become healthy and confident with themselves. I'm very passionate about keeping yourself healthy though fitness and healthy food choices.
  • Favorite Health and Wellness Topic: Fitness, diet, and relationships.
  • Future Goal: To eventually work for a distillery company doing some sort of marketing or managing for the company.
  • Fun Fact/Hobbies: I love to play soccer and tennis, workout, read, and explore the outdoors.

Maddie Horton

  • Maddie Horton headshotYear: Freshman
  • Major/Minor: Nursing 
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • Campus involvement: Peer Wellness Educator, Secretary for International Club, Secretary for Active Minds, Timmy Global Health, BANS, Club Soccer, Orientation Team, Bellarmine Leadership Institute, Campus Ministry, Writing Tutor, Note Taker, and Better Together. 
  • Why did you want to become a Peer Wellness Educator? I feel that healthy habits and lifestyles are important to all individuals. Not only does it help decrease stress and anxiety, but it also promotes better overall health. I love interacting with my peers and spreading awareness about important health topics as well. 
  • Favorite Health and Wellness Topic: Stress
  • Future Goals/Aspirations: Pediatric Nurse (MSN)
  • Fun Fact/Hobbies: I enjoy reading, traveling, listening to music, community service, and hanging out with friends.

Cassandra Marlow

  • Cassandra Marlow headshotYear: Sophomore
  • Major/Minor: Sociology and Philosophy with minors in Criminal Justice Studies and Spanish
  • Hometown: Rensselaer, IN
  • Campus Involvement: Mock Trial, Pre-Law Society, CJSA club, Alpha Phi Omega, and Writing Center Tutor
  • Why did you want to become a Peer Wellness Educator? I wanted to become an educator to help people with their different health issues and to teach people all of the different things out there to help them with their wellbeing. I also wanted to be a positive influence on the community here at Bellarmine through different ways and one of those is helping with Campus Wellness.
  • Favorite Health and Wellness Topic: Sleep and Fatigue
  • Future Goals/Aspirations: I plan to join the Peace Corps after college and then head to law school after to become a family lawyer. I want to help foster care kids and their families through this work and also did other family law related things. After this, I want to either open up my own firm, specializing in children’s cases or join the FBI as a part of the Human Trafficking unit.
  • Fun Facts/Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, watching documentaries on social justice issues, Soccer, Basketball, Comic books

Parker Terry

  • Year: Freshman
  • Major: Exercise Science
  • Hometown: Lexington, KY
  • Campus Involvement: Run track/xc for Bellarmine
  • Why did you become a Peer Wellness Educator? To educate the Bellarmine community and myself on how to take care of their body's and improve their daily lives!
  • Favorite Health and Wellness Topic: Nutrition
  • Future Goal: To become a physical therapist
  • Fun Facts/Hobbies: Enjoy playing any sport recreationally