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Wellness Initiatives

Whether it’s changing the conversation about sexual health, improving sleep, or increasing student resilience, the health promotion’s wellness initiatives aim to foster a campus environment in which students feel empowered to make healthy choices that contribute to their overall personal and academic success.


Health Promotion Team

Each member of the Health Promotion student team brings their unique perspectives to a collaborative effort to offer education and initiatives that enhance the health of our community.

Join the Team!

  • Become a SEXY Trainer — applications are due Saturday, April 2nd. View the job description and apply on the Sexy Trainer Google Portal! Applications are due Sunday, April 3rd. Email healthpromotion@macalester.edu with any and all questions.
  • Become a Health Promotion Assistant student team member — applications are due Sunday, April 3rd. See a brief description below, and view the job description and apply on JobX today! Applications are due Sunday, April 3rd. Email healthpromotion@macalester.edu with any and all questions. 

Job Opportunity: Health Promotion Assistant in the Hamre Center

Are you interested in supporting your fellow students? Do you have a passion for making changes on campus to enhance well-being? If yes, you should apply to be a Health Promotion Assistant. HPAs work to promote a culture of well-being at Macalester through education, programming, and sharing of resources. This team will approach this work through the lenses of equity and intersectionality, specifically working to center folks who have been historically de-centered in these conversations. HPAs will also have opportunities to gain professional knowledge and skills that will continue to serve them beyond their time as a Macalester student. View the job description and apply on JobX today! Applications are due Sunday, April 3rd. Email healthpromotion@macalester.edu with any and all questions.

Johanna Caskey

Johanna Caskey ‘22 is a Psychology major from up North –  Duluth, MN. Johanna’s favorite animal is a pot-bellied pig and she hopes to do clinical work with children as a career.

Linden Kronenberg

Linden Kronberg ’22 is from Ann Harbor, MI and is an International Studies major.  Linden’s dream job – a Sailor.  He enjoys swimming in cold water.

Mona Reddad

Mona Reddad ‘22 is from Kaohsiung, Taiwan and is studying Neuroscience and Community & Global Health.  Dream job – occupational therapist!  Mona would love to have a camel as a pet, or even just as a friend.

Leen Diab

Leen Diab ’22 is from Syria and studies Computer Science, Anthropology, and Community and Global Health. She spent her time during COVID crocheting a blanket and is trying out weaving next.

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown ’23 is a Neuroscience major from Cottage Grove, MN.  Dream job – Author.  Andrew challenges you to find a bigger fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, you never will though!

Lily Lorenzen

Lily Lorenzen ‘23 is an English and Geography major from San Francisco, California. She plays soccer and believes pancakes to be the best breakfast entree.

Phia Mitnick

Phia Mitnick ‘23 is a Philosophy major from Brookline, Massachusetts. Her passions? Consent, and of course, the FOX hit series The Masked Dancer.

Inaara Peermohammed

Inaara Peermohammed ’23 is a Neuroscience major from Arizona. For her, there is nothing better than snuggling up with a good book or spending time with friends and family.

Rebecca Driker-Ohren

Rebecca Driker-Ohren ’23 is from Huntington Woods, Michigan and is majoring in Geography and Environmental Studies. She remains steadfast in her love for her favorite snack of cucumbers and tomatoes—something she’s enjoyed since she was only 3!

Kanon Nakajima

Kanon Nakajima ’23 is a Neuroscience major from Chiba, Japan. Their passions range from ballet to baking and in their spare time, Kanon mentors high school robotics teams.