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Stephanie Padich

Stephanie Padich is a psychology major and recent college grad from SUNY New Paltz who is passionate about mental health advocacy and stamping out stigma.

Devyn Parsons

Devyn completed her Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology at the University of Victoria and is in her third year of medical school at the University of British Columbia.

Sarah Pasquarelli

Sarah Pasquarelli is a former ballet dancer with 18 years of professional ballet training, including time spent with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City.

Pooja Patel

Pooja Patel studies neuroscience and philosophy at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Erin Peake

Erin is a law student in New York City; she enjoys farmer’s markets, kittens, and Sunday mornings.

Emily Pennington

Emily Pennington is a junior at Carnegie Vanguard in Houston, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys designing clothes, watching The Office, sewing, and crying over Valentino fashion shows.

Nichole Petroy

Nichole is a 22-year-old girl from Pennsylvania who fancies cats and rap music. In her spare time, she can be found baking, running or writing.

Adam Pope

Adam Pope is a multimedia journalist and eating disorder advocate living in Fargo, North Dakota with his two cats and wife-to-be.

Laura Porter

After taking three semesters off of school for her own mental health struggles, Laura became passionate about advocating for increased awareness of mental illness among college students, specifical

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