Student Wellness Ambassadors
The Student Wellness Ambassadors mission is to inform students on aspects of wellness such as alcohol, drugs, mental health, general well-being, and financial wellness in order to promote safe and responsible lifestyle decisions. This is a group of highly motivated and well-trained students who organize educational programs and events throughout campus and the community. The SWA believe that all students have the right to make their own decisions on issues - we just help provide them with quality, research-based information.
To contact us for questions regarding what we offer or how to get involved, please feel free to email us.
Meet the Ambassadors
Name: Dirshani Dayaram
Major: Human Health Sciences & Public Health
What are you most excited about in terms of SWA this year: I am most excited about being able to promote hollistic wellness.
Fun Fact: I can cook Gojarati and Punjabi food.
Name: Kandice Phifer
Major: Human Health Sciences
What are your most excited about in terms of SWA this year: The Wellhut becoming our hallmark!
Name: Manalee Patel
What are you most excited about in terms of SWA this year: That everything has changed, and that it's going to be bigger and better!
Fun Fact: I went on a mission trip to Peru.
Name: Siraj Patel
Major: Business Management (Pre-Phramacy Track)
What are you most excited about in terms of SWA this year: All the new possibilites and cool activites we are incorporating to get people involved. Also, being able to connect with students and making a difference in their lives.
Fun Fact: I flew around the world this summer. I flew from the USA to Japan, then to Europe, and finally back to the USA. I left for Japan from the west coast and then back from Europe to the east coast. I have also studied abroad, once in college and once in middle school. This past summer I studied abroad in Japan with the UK College of Pharmacy. When I was in middle school I went to boarding school in India for two years. I learned more about my culture, religion, and language. Both were amazing experiences!
Name: Kishan M. Patel
Major: Human Nutrition, Psychology Minor
What are you most excited about in terms of SWA this year: Everything! SWA has taken on a brand new look and direction. We are excited to promote ALL dimensions of wellness using our new Wellhut around campus. We are also very excited to be part of Well Kentucky and partner with many organizations on campus! Come and see us around campus very soon!
Fun Fact: I went to study abroad in Europe during the summer of 2017! I studied healthcare for older people in the countries of Scotland, England, and Wales. I also took an extra trip to Italy to experince the best food on the planet. I highly recommend studying abroad!
Name: Kelli Duncan
Major: Human Health Sciences
What are you most excited about in terms of SWA this year: I am excited to engage with students on campus and share resources on healthy living.
Fun Fact: I like to box in my spare time. (But not people!)