Student Wellness Ambassadors



Name: Aysha Afzal

Year in School: Senior

Major: Neuroscience (and a minor in Arabic and Islamic Studies)

Reason for becoming SWA: I think health and wellness should be students' first priority, but this can be easily forgotten in the midst of leading busy college lives. That's why I'm glad I'm part of a team that helps educate students on how to take care of themselves, and making them aware that they can have fun in college while simultaneously  being safe and responsible!

Fun Fact: I love to travel!


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Name: Haley Napier 

Year in school: Senior 

Major: Dietetics 

Reason for becoming a SWA: I love all things health and wellness and I truly enjoy helping others learn more about it! 

Fun fact: I am a type one diabetic and my end goal is to become a diabetes educator so that I can help others through my own experiences. 


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Name: Rachel Reynolds

Year: Senior

Major: Human Health Sciences, Pre-PT

Reason for becoming a SWA: I've always been interested in holistic health and wellness, and I was excited for the chance to become a SWA! Through this position, I have been able to learn about health topics that are valuable for everyone at UK, including myself! Being a SWA opens the door to difficult and sometimes uncomfortable conversations, but it is a wonderful opportunity to reach other students in a meaningful way.

Fun Fact: I am bilingual (English and Spanish), and I am working on adding Portuguese and Swahili to the mix! 



Name: Anusha Akhtar

Year in school: Senior

Major: Neuroscience

Reason for becoming a SWA: In the midst of classes and pursuing a career, health and wellness is an aspect that many college student forget about. As a student wellness ambassador I want to bring awareness to certain issues that many of us face, while bringing information about solutions. College can be a stressful time but we're here to help you make it as enjoyable as possible.

Fun fact: I'm also on the board for the Muslim Student Association!



Name: Karmen Loehr

Year in school: Senior

Major: Biology, Pre-Med

Reason for becoming a SWA: I became a SWA so that I could contribute to spreading awareness of overall wellness to students on our campus.

Fun fact: I’m allergic to all types of grasses.


Name: Jenna Elam

Year in school: Senior

Major: Kinesiology

Reason for becoming a SWA: To get the word out about all of UK's awesome wellness resources! 

Fun fact: I could eat buffalo chicken wings for every meal. 



Name: Cassidi Collins

Year in school: Junior

Major: Public Health, Pre PA

Reason for becoming a SWA: Hey Wildcats! I joined SWA because I wanted to be an individual who exists in a position when I can inform others of the resources that are vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle in college. I value health and safety, especially during these hard times, and I want to be there for your needs!

Fun fact: I love mandarin oranges.