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Healthy Cougars Peer Educators


Healthy Cougars Peer Educator


Aliyah Corrao is a first year student working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in Physiology. She is also working toward a minor in Women’s Studies. In her free time, Aliyah enjoys visiting beaches around San Diego and using various creative outlets such as oil pastels and paper quilling. She values the importance of family time as well as practicing self care. She is passionate about mental health awareness and inclusive sexual education. She is an active member of the LGBTQIA community and finds value in getting involved in activist movements both big and small. Aliyah is dedicated to Peer Education and hopes to make an impact in the lives of those around her. 

Bianca Corado Bianca Corado is in her 3rd year at CSUSM as a Psychology major. As a transfer student from Palomar College, she was involved in the Palomar College Active Minds program as President, Vice President, Inter-Club Council representative. During her time at Palomar she was involved in panels where she was able to talk about not only her experience with Mental Health but from a student’s point of view. She was also a Peer Educator for the Student Wellness Advocacy Group during her last semester at Palomar College. Now part of the CSUSM family, she’s is a peer educator where her interests are not only to advocate for Mental Health, Self-Care and Stress Management but also Nutrition/Fitness, Healthy Relationships, Sexual Health, etc. When she’s not being a student or a peer educator, or working at Kohl’s you can see Bianca hiking, reading poetry books like Milk and Honey, shopping and spending time with her mom and sister.
Healthy Cougars Peer Educator

Hi, my name's Joyce. I am currently a third year student at CSUSM majoring in human development. I am also a transfer student from MiraCosta College. The reason I became a peer educator is because I want to raise awareness of mental health to fellow students and reduce the stigma or any stereotype that is behind it as well. As a college student who is diagnosed with a mental illness, I believe it is important to educate others about mental illness, the effect it has on an individual, and what people can do to help. A fun fact about me is that I love to write. I would journal about what I see, the positive and negative experiences I had, and how I feel.

Kyra Terry 
Kyra Terry

My name is Kyra Terry. This will be my third year as a Psychological Science major with a minor in Music. I am a California native who enjoys hiking and going to the beach. Being a peer educator interested me because I was curious about mental health and nutrition. I am eager to delve deeper into the topics surrounding mental health. In the future, I hope to be able to assist others with their own mental health by studying neurological processes, so we can move past the barriers our society has put up against mental illness. My goal is to raise awareness and bring it to the forefront of our discussions.

 Vanessa Claire  My name is Vanessa Claire and I am a Psychology major at California State San Marcos. I have been very interested in mental health for most of my life and am very excited to be able to be a part of the HOPE & Wellness Center as a volunteer. In the future I hope to become a psychologist that specializes in mental health. I am very honored to be able to have this opportunity to get more experience in this field and to become more prepared for my future career.