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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 is completed her Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology at the University of Victoria this summer and will be entering her first year of medical school at the University of British Co

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.

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

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, specifica

About Us

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