Professed health nut and fitness junkie (funkie), Wendy is a sophomore in Calhoun College passionate about leading a healthy but balanced life. She is the Editorial Director for Yale’s chapter of Spoon University, an online publication for all things food. A runner at heart, she serves as Run Co-Captain of the Yale Triathlon Team. When she’s not in her natural habitat of the trail, gym, or pool, she can be found documenting her own ventures–positive and negative–into the realm of health. She firmly believes that “health” means different things for different people and hopes one day to guide others–funkies or not–on their journeys to health, no matter what it takes. As Zig Ziglar once said, “you don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
Lucinda is a sophomore in Branford College majoring in biomedical engineering. She’s been a runner since the beginning of high school, but was constantly getting injured, which led her to become a more health conscious and well rounded athlete; she has a love/hate relationship with physical therapy exercises, weights, and cardio. But exercise isn’t the only form of health… After developing allergies to gluten, milk, and shellfish, she’s become a very health-conscious cook and baker, nourishing her body with fruits, veggies, and meat. She admits that mental health is not her strength, but hey, we can’t be a master of all trades. She’s super excited to be part of healthyU, helping herself and others live a more healthy lifestyle.
Ivy is a sophomore in Morse College passionate about promoting health awareness and healthy habits throughout the community. She believes that wellbeing encompasses mental in addition to physical health, and aims to bridge the two through healthyU. An avid meditator, she is also the president of Yale’s only meditation organization, YMindful, and can be found lotus-posed in quiet nooks around campus.
Alyssa is a sophomore in Trumbull College. She has been a distance runner since middle school (slow and steady wins the race, right?). On campus, Alyssa is also a Peer Liaison for the Asian American Cultural Center and a part of the Aerospace team. During freshman year, she has found it hard to balance student life with a healthy life. She is excited to be a part of a #healthY community of people who will encourage each other on their path to physical and mental wellbeing.
Sonia is a sophomore in Jonathan Edwards majoring in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Besides being a part of healthyU, Sonia also is involved with the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs and Yale Scientific Magazine. She enjoys swimming, and also gets her weekly exercise from scaling the stairs of Harkness Tower to play the bells. In her free time, she also loves to read, cook, and watch or re-watch animated short films.