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Healthy Cougar PAWS Peer Educators

Healthy Cougars Peer Educators

Bianca Corado

Hello my name is Bianca Corado. My pronouns are she, her, hers. I’m a senior majoring in psychological science.I transferred to CSUSM in Fall 2018 from Palomar College. During my time at Palomar I was involved in the Active Minds at Palomar where I was a Vice-President, Inter-Club Council and President. I was also a mental health peer educator at Palomar College where I would do outreach and give presentations regarding mental health.

After transferring to CSUSM, I got involved as a Hope and Wellness Peer Educator because I love advocating for overall student wellness such as mental health, sleep, healthy relationships, stress, etc.

When I’m not at school studying or working, I’m mostly hanging out at the gym listening to music or podcasts or binge watching tv shows, reading poetry from Atticus.


Renee Costa

My pronouns are she her and hers.

Im in my senior year at CSUSM majoring in Human Development with an emphasis in counseling. I have my associates in Social Work, my goal is to continue my education and get my MSW so that I can become a counselor in the school setting.

I have a passion for helping others, in my free time i enjoy volunteering, spending time with my daughter and dog, going to the beach, camping, hiking and exploring outdoors, baking, cooking, painting, and doing yoga/Pilates. 


Fernanda Parra
Hi Cougars! My name is Fernanda Parra and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I was born and raised in the eastern part of the Coachella Valley. I received my bachelors degree in Human Development with a concentration in Children's Services in 2018 from California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM). Currently, I am a graduate student at CSUSM earning my Master's degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion and Education. Through outreach and education I believe we can all develop healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices!


In my free time I enjoy going on walks, watching movies, and spending time at the beach. I am extremely excited to have been given the opportunity to help improve the health and well-being of our campus community as a Peer Health Educator volunteer. I look forward to meeting you all this semester!


Jesus Perez

Hello, Cougars! My name is Jesus Guadalupe Perez (He/Him/His) and I am Senior Psychology major at CSUSM. Once I graduate, I will apply to the pre-med certificate program, offered by the school, which will allow me to take the Medical College Admissions Test and then I will continue my road to becoming a doctor in emergency medicine.

Some of my hobbies include helping people in my community sign up for community college and helping obtaining their high school diploma if they did not get it when they were in high school. I also have a passion for advocating and educating on the importance of mental health. I am excited to be a peer intern and I hope to connect with you, so that we can start a path towards balance, peace, and self-love.
Student Health & Counseling Services(760) 750-4915shcs@csusm.eduMonday-Friday @ 8:30 am-4:30 pm