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Co-Pilots: Peer Health Coaching

What is peer health coaching?

 

Transitioning to college, just being in college, and preparing for post graduate life can be challenging. Is there a goal that a peer coach could help you address that would make your life just a bit easier? Want to talk to someone, but aren’t ready to go to the Counseling Center? Schedule an appointment today to talk to a peer to help you reach your goals!

 

Schedule a meeting with a Co-Pilot: Schedule Here!

Mission Statement

Through one-on-one conversation and connection, the Co-Pilots are a peer group that offers a validating space for students to discuss their wellbeing goals. While providing holistic wellness coaching, the Co-Pilots invite students to normalize conversations about emotions, assist in breaking down stigmas, build personal development, and promote a healthier lifestyle within the University of Dayton community.  

Values
  • Respect
  • Growth
  • Dependability
  • Empathy

Topics that we cover:
  • Relationships and relationship changes (finding different friends on campus, getting involved, dating, etc)
  • Changing daily behavior (making healthier food choices, starting to engage with physical activity, drinking one less beer on the weekend, developing a healthier sleep schedule, creating a self-care routine, etc)
  • Creating a new time management system
  • Managing stress and building resiliency
  • Struggling to make a decision
  • Not sure? Email us at brookcenter@udayton.edu and we can help you find the best resource for you.
Coaching is:
  • Creating opportunities for you as a student to think strategically about your life choices
  • Creating space for you to think about your values and what choices you can make to revitalize your daily experiences
Coaching is not:
  • Offering specific advice
  • The Co-Pilot sharing their own experiences as a guide for how you should make your choices
  • Counseling

How does it work?

Register for an appointment on this Google Calendar to meet with a Co-Pilot.  For some, you might only want to meet once - maybe that’s all it will take to get you on a path to success.  For others, you might want to meet multiple times to work toward your goal.  However many times you’d like support in achieving your best self, we will be here to support you!  There is no cost associated with meeting with a Co-Pilot.

Meet the Co-Pilots!
Alexis Taylor

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Year: Senior 

Major: Psychology 

Why are you a Co-Pilot? I joined Co-Pilots because I am a passionate mental health advocate and want to help every student on this campus to feel safe, heard, welcome, and validated. 

Allison Herceg

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio 

Major: Biology 

Year: Junior 

Why did I want to be a Co-Pilot?

I wanted to join Co-Pilots to advocate for the mental health of everyone on campus and promote overall well-being. I am passionate about Holistic wellness and hope to pursue a career in mental health counseling & I wanted to explore these passions while at UD!

Anneliese Fisher

My name is Anneliese Fisher (She/Her/Hers). I am a sophomore from Dayton, Ohio. I am a biochemistry major, and I have minors in psychology, neuroscience, and Medicine & Society. I am in Co-Pilots because I want to help my peers to be as mentally and physically healthy as possible. I hope to help enable my peers to make positive changes in their lives. I also hope to help my peers navigate college life and provide any and all resources available

Ashleigh Jurosic

My name is Ashleigh Jurosic (She/Her/Hers), and I’m a junior psychology major with a social work minor. I’m from a small town, Anna, which is about 45 minutes north of Dayton. I joined co-pilots because I take mental health very seriously- many people need someone to talk to and process things with, and I want to be that person someone can come to when they’re in need!

Aubrey Wilcox

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio 

Major: Health Science 

Year: Junior 

PronounsShe/Her/Hers

Why did I join Co-Pilots: 

I joined Co-Pilots to guide my peers in achieving their own wellness goals as well as offering them a safe place to discuss their feelings. I am extremely passionate about mental health, so I hope that through these tough conversations we are able to break down stigmas surrounding mental illness!

Brianna Comstock

Hometown: Clarendon Hills, Illinois (Chicago Suburb)

Major: Communications

Year: First-Year

PronounsShe/Her/Hers

Why did I want to be a Co-Pilot:

I became interested in co-pilots because I wanted to give back to my community in a way that helps those around me even if I do not know them personally.

Caroline Sullivan

Hometown: Boston, Massachusets

Major: Elementary Education

Year: First-Year

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Why did I become a Co-Pilot: 

I joined co pilots in order to strengthen and advocate for mental health & wellbeing on UD’s campus.

Cian Callahan

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Major: Health Science - Integrative Physiology

Year: Junior

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Why am I a Co-Pilot? 

I Joined CoPilots because I believe students should have an informal and safe space, outside of counseling/therapy/etc., to discuss challenges in their current lives and explore their own mental health through peer discussions.

Hanna Stier

Hometown: Westchester, NY

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

What are you involved in on campus? Research within Cognition, studies on trauma in adolescence, and teaching assistant for ASI 150.

What are you passionate about? I am passionate about mental health and making sure each person knows that they matter and are valued. 

 What is your happy song? Strangers by Mt. Joy.

Why are you in co-pilots? I am in co-pilots because I had wished this amazing group had been there for me through my personal struggles at UD. I want to create a partnership with students to give them support and validation in a safe space on campus.

Hannah Baase

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Year: Sophomore 

Major: Psychology

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Why are you a Co-Pilot: I joined Co-Pilots because I want to be there for my peers for anything. I am here for anyone who needs someone to lean on and provide helpful resources.

 

Jackie LaVigne

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology

Why are you a Co-Pilot: I wanted to be in Co-pilots because I am super passionate about helping people and co-pilots allows me to leave a positive impact on my peers like so many have done for me!

Julia Wondrack

My name is Julia Wondrack (She/Her/Hers). I am from Rochester, New York, I am a junior psychology major, and I am a part of Co-Pilots because I want to help students on campus who are struggling with various difficulties and help guide students on a path to a more beneficial lifestyle and mindset depending on what challenges the person is facing.

Julia Fabian

Hometown: Avon, Ohio

Major: Psychology 

Year: First-Year

Why I did want to be a Co-Pilot? 

I joined Co-Pilots because I want to help people reach their fullest potential and live a healthy life.  I am very passionate about mental health, and would love to help anyone take that first step to a better life!

Kate Ramsey

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

MajorBiology Major with a minor in psychology

Year: Sophomore

PronounsShe/Her/Hers

What are you a Co-Pilot? I am a Co-Pilot to give back to the UD community and help my fellow peers.

 

Kate Brown

Hometown: Winnetka, Illinois 

Year: Sophomore

Major: Psychology 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Why are you a Co-Pilot? I joined Co-Pilots to help students start conversations about their mental health. I want fellow students to feel comfortable expressing themselves in a safe space.

Katie Murin

Hometown: Allentown, New Jersey

Major: Pre-Medicine

Year: Junior

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Why did I join Co-Pilots:

I joined copilots to ensure my peers have a space to discuss mental health concerns or general well-being goals. Mental and physical health are crucial to a healthy life and I want to support others as much as possible!

Keanna Yoder

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Year: First-Year

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Why did I become a Co-Pilot: 

I joined Co-Pilots because I wish I knew someone or a group to help me out during difficult times and I can be that for others.

Lucy Kuempel

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Major: Psychology 

Year: Junior

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Why did I join Co-Pilots:

I joined Co-Pilots because I want to help people in all aspects on their health journey. 

Maggie Walsman

Hometown: Batesville, Indiana

MajorPsychology

Year: Junior

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Why are you a Co-Pilot? I am a Co-Pilot because I want to be there for anyone who's in need. I hope people are able to come to me if they need help with ANYTHING. I want to be here to help anyone and everyone with what they’re struggling with.

Mary Horvath

Hometown: Lebanon, Ohio 

Major: Early Childhood Education 

Year: Sophomore

Why I wanted to be a Co-Pilot: 

I joined Co-Pilots because I struggle with anxiety and depression and have found ways to help myself when I am getting in a bad head space. I’m very passionate in helping others find ways that can help their overall well-being as well! I have found a passion in working out and exploring different forms of self-care to help my well-being and love advocating for others to take care of themselves and ending the stigmas around mental health.

Mary Kate Kelly

Hometown: LaGrange, Illinois

Major: Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice

Year: Junior

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Why are you a Co-Pilot? I am Co-Pilot in order to listen to my peers and provide them with the tools they need to be the best version of themselves.

Natalie Wammes

Hometown: Akron, Ohio

Major: Psychology 

Year: Junior 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Why did I join Co-Pilots: 

I want to be a Co-Pilot to help empower others to improve and care for themselves.

Olivia Parson

My name is Olivia Parson (She/Her/Hers), and I am a junior Biology major with minors in Chemistry and Neuroscience. I’m from a small town near Cleveland called Amherst. I’m in Co-pilots because I want to help people with the difficulties that come with college. A strong support network means everything- and I’d love to be a person that people can lean on and come to when they need someone to listen and be there as they navigate life here at UD!

Sarah Mooney

Hometown: New Lexington, Ohio

Major: Psychology

Year: Junior

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

What are you involved in on campus? Philanthropy Chair of Zeta Tau Alpha, Psychology Research, Distance 4 Dreams, and PSY 101 TA

What are you passionate about? I am passionate about mental health and making sure people know they are not alone in their struggles.

What is your happy song? Dancing Queen by ABBA

Tori Perez-Stable

My name is Tori Perez-Stable (She/Her/Hers). I am a second-year psychology major from Cleveland, Ohio. I love to spend time with friends and family, listen to music, and be outdoors. I consider myself an eager learner, whether that be in class or learning new things about people. I am often described as an outgoing and caring person. I am also in the UD chapter of Sigma Kappa and a member of UD 4 Paws for Ability.

Tina Sandhu

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Mason, OH

Year: Junior

Why did you join Co-Pilots? I am passionate about mental health, reducing the stigma around mental health, and helping everybody feel like a somebody. I Joined Co-Pilots because I think it’s important for students to have a peer outlet to help navigate them through their wellbeing goals.

Patrick Szubryt

Hello, my name is Patrick Szubryt and I’m a Sophomore Entrepreneurship Major from New Lenox, Illinois. I joined Co-Pilots as a way to expand awareness around mental health and to provide students with the resources to maximize their time at college. Because of my fascination with psychology and the hope that I can pursue Motivational Speaking through Entrepreneurship, I believe this will be the perfect opportunity for me to best serve the Dayton community. As a campus, we need to recognize the significance of peer-on-peer conversations and I look forward to assisting my classmates with their various well-being goals.

Victoria Kuczek

Hi, my name is Victoria Kuczek (She/Her/Hers)

I’m from the Chicago suburbs. I’m a junior psychology major with a family development minor. I’m in copilots because mental health is really important to me as well as being involved in the community. Someday I want to be a child psychologist.