Peer Health Advocates
AboutThe Peer Health Advocates (PHAs) are student staff in the Community Wellness Office who offer peer-driven health promotion programming. The PHAs consider health as something we are all engaged in and striving towards, rather than something that can be achieved or lost. We strive to create engaging, relevant, and inclusive programming for the student community. If you're interested in connecting with peers or other student groups with a passion for wellness, check out our events calendar or contact us directly!
Hi there! My name is Liat Yael Kastner and I am a junior, studying Environmental Studies and Political Science. I have worked for the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability for the City of Portland and the NJ branch of the League of Conservation Voters. I grew up in NJ but I feel really at home in the Pacific Northwest. Ever since I was little, I loved the outdoors, and I try to take advantage of the beautiful hiking trails around here as much as possible! In my free time, I enjoy running, doing yoga, knitting, cooking, and reading. My favorite authors are Vladimir Nabokov and Jonathan Safran Foer. And, admittedly, my favorite TV show is Seinfeld. I believe that we can all contribute to the wellbeing of this community, and we each have a unique set of strengths to help out one another. I am excited to get to know more people, and help my peers feel safe, welcome, and happy!
Hi, I’m Olivia and I am a junior sociology major. I am very excited to be working with Community Wellness and I take a particular interest in finding creative ways of getting exercise (such as dance fitness classes), as well as sexual health and harm reduction. I also value inclusivity and diversity in all conversations about health. Outside of this, I enjoy astrophysics, hip-hop dancing, dogs, and flowers. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, concerns, or great ideas about wellness at Reed!