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Mental Health & Wellness Center

Meet Our Wellness Ambassadors 2023-2024


Wellness Ambassadors are the student representatives of Foothill College Mental Health & Wellness Center. They aim to promote mental health services, reduce stigma surrounding mental health disorders, create community, and foster an inclusive and non-judgemental campus culture.

Ana Sofia Aldrett

Meet Ana Sofia AldrettMy name is Sofia and I´m a second-year student majoring in Chemical Engineering. I plan on working in an environmental-related field since that is my passion. My goal as a Wellness Ambassador is to encourage students to ask for help when they need it and spread awareness that it is okay to do so. I hope to help build a stronger community for students to feel welcomed and supported. I hope to gain more knowledge about mental health and spread the knowledge I already have as an ambassador, but also to be a resource for other students that want help. In my free time, I like to exercise, go on walks, read, meet new people, and travel.

Murtaza Ali

Meet MurtazaHello! My name is Murtaza, and I am a first-year student here at Foothill College majoring in Psychology. I plan on working in the medical field in the future, with a possible focus on psychology. While this is my first year as a full-time student here, I spent a lot of time on campus the last two years taking college classes during high school, so I am familiar with a lot of the Foothill community. I enjoy traveling and hanging out with friends in my spare time. My goal as a Wellness Ambassador is to help the members of the Foothill community feel welcome and safe when discussing mental health-related topics. I also want to ensure that Foothill students are aware of habits and actions that can help to reduce stress if they ever need them.

Duru Guloz

Meet DuruHi everyone! My name is Duru and I am majoring in Psychology. This is my first year at Foothill. In my free time, I love going on drives, getting food, and just being with my friends. My goal as a wellness ambassador is to build a place for people to feel comfortable and supported. I want to encourage students to speak up when they need help. I hope to gain more experience in the field and spread awareness in our community. 

Vivian Lai

Meet VivianHi, my name is Vivian. I am a second year student majoring in Psychology. My journey has been marked by resilience in the face of adversity, overcoming the challenges of racism, cultural barriers, and ageism. I am learning to embrace the opportunity to defy stereotypes and dismantle discriminatory narratives, and to cultivate an appreciation for diversity and a commitment to bridging understanding. My goal is to help others facing similar struggles, fostering a community that thrives on inclusivity and celebrates the strength that arises from overcoming adversity. Besides being an active officer at the Psychology Club and Active Minds Club, you can find me working at the Learning and Writing Center. I love traveling and trying different ethnic foods.  

Chinna Nguyen 

Meet Chinna NguyenHello! I am a second-year sociology major. In my free time I like driving around San Jose and eating at the latest food spots, I also love listening to music and browsing social media. My goal for the future is to become a social worker or a marketing manager. My goal as a Wellness Ambassador is to build a comfortable community where people are more open to share their feelings and how their mental health is. I want to encourage others to be able to reach out for help if they’re ever going through troubling times. As someone who has had mental health issues in the past and was able to push through them, I’d like to share my knowledge among others on ways to cope or give self-care tips if reaching out isn’t an option. I hope to be able to reach out to as many people as possible and learn along the way.  

Shriya Thakkar

Meet Shriya Thakkar

Hello wonderful souls! I am Shriya, a first-year student here at Foothill College majoring in Biology.  In the future I plan on working in a healthcare field  as I believe that is my passion. In my free time I like to cook, read, and go for walks and listen to podcasts.

My goal as a wellness ambassador is to cultivate an atmosphere where the foothill student community feels heard, seen, and empowered. Having faced my own fair share of mental health challenges, I believe in the power of vulnerability and authentic connection. I want to initiate conversations around mental health, encouraging individuals to prioritize self-care and seek assistance when needed. I wish to help build a student community which can foster resilience and build bridges towards a more inclusive and mentally healthy campus. I hope to create a campus culture where mental health is not just a conversation but a lived experience. At the same time, I am equally eager to learn from other’s experiences and diverse perspectives. 

Michelle Thi

Meet Michelle ThiHi everyone! This is Ye Thi but I go by Michelle too so it's easier and less hassle. I am a third-year student here at Foothill majoring in Public Health Science and doing my prerequisites for Dental Hygiene Program. As an international student, I know how crucial an individual's wellbeing is, especially when we all are away from home. When I first moved here two years ago, I was welcomed with heaps of love and warmth from my peers and professors here at Foothill and I really want to spread this love and kindness as a wellness student ambassador. I enjoy exploring new places, eating out, doing Pilates and going to music festivals in my free time.

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