Meet Our Advocates

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Emily Adams

Emily is a junior majoring in Biology and minoring in Public Health. Emily became a Peer Advocate to help promote health and wellness across the community, something she is passionate about. Emily enjoys being highly involved with the campus community; In addition to being part of Health Promotion, Emily is a Resident EMT for the campus and a Building Manager for the Student Recreation Center. Once she is done with her undergraduate studies, Emily plans on attending graduate school to pursue a dual master’s degree in Public Health and Biomedical Sciences. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time outside, hiking, kayaking and spending time with friends and family.

adamse6@montclair.edu

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Diana Alleyne

Diana is currently a sophomore who is a Public Relations and Spanish double major with an Arabic minor. Her pronouns are she, her, and hers. She is a second year Peer Advocate who loves what Health Promotions stands for and has accomplished.  Diana is passionate about mental and spiritual health. She’s a Libra who is immensely indecisive, loves taking pictures of her brunch and believes the most important thing a person can have is an open-mind. After she graduates, she wants to travel the world and make the world a better place in every way she can through various forms of communication, media, and the performing arts.

alleyned1@montclair.edu

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Julie Attys

Julie is currently a junior and a Public Health major. She plans to pursue a Master’s in Global Health so that she can travel the world and help people in need.  Julie is very passionate about helping people and making the world a better place.  She is happy to be part of The Office of Health Promotion because being a Peer Advocate is giving her the opportunity to help her peers on campus.  During her spare time, Julie loves to sing, do makeup, and read.  Overall, she is excited to learn and wants to do anything she can to help her peers! !

attysj1@montclair.edu

Caroline Camarena

Caroline Camarena

Caroline is currently a senior at Montclair State University.  She is currently majoring in Child Advocacy and Policy, while also double minoring in Social Work and Psychology. She became a Peer Advocate to become more involved on campus and meet new people, but also because she has a love and desire for helping others and making a difference in people’s lives.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is very passionate about her education and desires as well as her Dominican culture and breaking down stereotypes.  After graduating from Montclair State University, she plans to continue her education and get her Master’s in Social Work to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Her ultimate goal is to do counseling with middle school or high school students while also promoting public health in everything she does.

Camarenac1@montclair.edu

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Nicole Canchucaja

Nicole is a senior majoring in Public Health with a minor in Public Administration.  She joined the Health Promotion team because she is passionate about health and wellness and wanted to give back to the MSU community.  As a Peer Advocate, Nicole hopes to spread awareness on healthy eating and provide de-stressing tools for students.  She is also a member of the Pretty Girls Sweat organization which promotes and empowers women to exercise and incorporate fitness into one’s lifestyle.  After graduation, she plans to start her career in Health Policy and attend graduate school for Health Policy.  

canchucajan1@montclair.edu

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Michelle Castillo

Michelle is currently a junior majoring in Biology. She became a Peer Advocate to help educate the Montclair State University community on the importance of maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle as well as hoping to introduce oral health awareness on campus. She enjoys singing, playing the trumpet, and playing volleyball. After graduation, Michelle plans on pursuing a career in Dental Medicine.

Castillom16@montclair.edu

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Paola Cordoba

Paola is currently a sophomore and is majoring in Public Health.  Her pronouns are she, her, and hers.  She believes Public Health is the future.  She plans on applying what she learns as a Peer Advocate in her everyday life. She also believes that a healthy lifestyle is the key to happiness. Her main goal is to provide the tools and resources for everyone to be healthy and happy. Her hobbies include hiking, reading and telling everyone how amazing tea is. She wants to get her PhD in Public Health, and hopefully travel all around the world.

cordobap1@montclair.edu

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Daniel Cyckowski

Daniel Cyckowski is currently a senior, and this is his third year with Health Promotion. As a History major in the Education Program, he enjoys creating presentations, researching different health topics, facilitating workshops, and brainstorming with other Peer Advocates to come up with different ways to reach out to the unique Montclair campus community. Daniel is also a Resident Assistant, President of his Honor Fraternity, and President of the History Honor Society.

cyckowskid1@montclair.edu

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Dominique Douthit

Dominique is a second year advocate studying Communications and Gender, Sexuality and Women studies. She is a student assistant for Residence Life and facilitates workshops for the Bystander Intervention Program. She became a Peer Advocate because she has a passion for helping students in any way possible and loves providing service to the community. She plans on attaining her master’s degree directly after graduation while establishing her career, and eventually work toward her PhD. In her spare time she also works for Nike, tutors students, and spends any time that she has left in the gym. 

douthitd1@montclair.edu

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Anthony Ferrer

Anthony is an anticipated graduate of 2017, who is a Psychology major and a Child Advocacy Certificate candidate. Outside of the classroom, he is a state-wide performing magician who also loves to read, run, play soccer, watch and critique Disney and Pixar movies. Anthony became a Peer Advocate to promote mental health awareness and how physical health affects students’ minds. Anthony hopes to continue his education to eventually obtain his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology to become a practicing child and adolescent psychologist.


Ferrera3@montclair.edu

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Kimberly Finkler

Kimberly is currently a sophomore planning on majoring in Family and Childhood Studies with a minor in Public Health. She decided to become a Peer Advocate because she has a passion for helping others and wants to promote health across campus so that students can be happy and healthy.  In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys being active by playing softball and going on hikes.  She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. After graduation, she hopes to become an Elementary School Teacher.


finklerk1@montclair.edu

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Gabriella Galvez

Gabriela is currently a senior majoring in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education. After graduating from Montclair, she plans on pursing her Master’s in Public Health and then work in the healthcare field.  Specifically, Gabriela wants to work in the field of women’s health and mental health. She became a Peer Advocate to help the campus community become more aware of health and to learn about a range of health topics. In her free time, she likes to read, go to concerts, watch movies, and hang out with her family and friends.  

 galvezg1@montclair.edu

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Jessica Idumonyi

Jessica is completing her senior year at Montclair State, pursuing her Bachelor’s in Psychology with minors in Biology and Leadership Development through Civic Engagement.  One of her main reasons in becoming a Peer Advocate was to help promote overall health and wellness, which she believes are essential to having a successful college career. Outside of school, Jessica spends a lot of time volunteering at hospitals, animal shelters, and homeless shelters.  She is also a member of Montclair Miracles.  Her long-term career goal is to get her PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology and work in a children’s hospital.

idumonyij1@montclair.edu

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Laura Infield

Laura is a sophomore who plans on majoring in Nursing with a minor in Public Health.  Her interest in various health topics such as safer sex and stress management promoted her to return to Health Promotion as a Peer Advocate. She aspires to become a pediatric oncology nurse or labor and delivery nurse. In her free time, she enjoys surfing, painting, and eating Chipotle. 

infieldl1@montclair.edu

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Ebony Laboy

Ebony is currently a senior studying Public Health and Nutrition.  After graduation, she plans on continuing her education in a Master’s program. She ultimately wants to create programs to enhance the health of communities.  She became a Peer Advocate because she likes being involved on campus and she loves teaching her peers about all the aspects of health.  In her free time, she likes to go to the group x classes, read, and meditate. 

Laboye1@montclair.edu

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Surat Lasisi

Surat is currently a junior studying Public Health as her major with a concentration in Community Health Education. She plans on getting her Master’s in Public Health or Master’s in Public Health Administration, so she can work in public health management in a hospital and work her way up to administration. Surat became a Peer Advocate because she wanted to understand her placement in society as a Public Health major and get more involved in her field work. She also wanted to use her outgoing personality to help promote healthy lifestyle throughout campus. Some of her hobbies include playing basketball, spending time with her friends and family, listening to music, writing poetry, and as well as traveling. Her culture is truly important to her and she loves to embrace it.

 lasisis1@montclair.edu

Daniel Lopinto

Daniel Lopinto

Daniel is currently a junior and history major, who plans on teaching at the middle or high school level after graduating from MSU.  He is passionate about working with people and getting involved in the Montclair State University campus community.  He decided to become a Peer Advocate to become more involved in the campus community and to develop his professional skills.  The Peer Advocate position will also help him build lasting connections and friendships.  Some things he is passionate about are his friends and family, sports (he loves the New York Giants), food, helping people, and wildlife.  His favorite movie is Free Willy.  He loves to travel as he has been to many different European countries.  After graduation, he hopes to become the best teacher he can be, live life to the fullest, and travel when given the opportunity.


lopintod1@montclair.edu

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Zaynah Mahon

Zaynah Mahon is a senior pursuing a degree in Psychology and has the goal of attaining her Doctorate in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. She decided to become a Peer Advocate because she has a strong passion for helping others and spreading information about health to her campus community. Outside of being a Peer Advocate, Zaynah enjoys performing with her dance company and teaching dance to college students. She also enjoys yoga, Zumba, and other fun ways to work out. After graduation, she hopes to go on to get her Master’s and become a therapist for teenagers and young adults. 

 mahonz1@montclair.edu

 

Alvin Mathew

Alvin was former active duty Marine and is now a junior studying Biology at Montclair State University. He became a Peer Advocate to help spread the advantages of living a healthy lifestyle. In his spare time, he enjoys working on cars, working out, and playing guitar. Alvin plans on going to Marine Corps OCS after earning his degree and returning to the Marines as an officer. 

 mathewa3@montclair.edu

Ciarra McLean

Ciarra McLean

Ciarra is a junior majoring in Fashion Studies. She became a Peer Advocate because she loves empowering individuals to make health conscious decisions in their everyday lives. She is passionate about promoting body acceptance and self-love through fashion choices. In her spare time, Ciarra is an avid reader and cupcake enthusiast. After graduation, she hopes to enter the fashion industry and promote wellness by combining fashion and technology.

 mcleanc5@montclair.edu

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Rishi Jain

Rishi is currently a junior and studying Justice Studies with a minor in Sociology. Rishi really enjoys being involved on campus, which helps him expand his skills and knowledge in leadership, while working with other peers to build a successful working and learning environment. Rishi became a Peer Advocate because he found that promoting a healthy lifestyle amongst college students is essential because it can help balance their stress and become more involved on campus. He wants to educate and provide resources to those who need emotional and physical help as a college student. Rishi is also part of the Justice Studies Club and The Office of Residential Life as an SA (Service Assistant). These positions help him form unity and strength when it comes to working with other students and peers to become a better team player. On his free time, Rishi enjoys playing hockey, eating out in the city, watching movies, and travelling with family. His family is his biggest inspiration and would not be here without their support. For the future, Rishi hopes to pursue a career in Law Enforcement since he was 12 years old because he liked the idea of having a career that would help other people in life other than his family and friends.

jainr3@montclair.edu

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Jessica Marino

Jessica is a senior majoring in Public Health. She became a Peer Advocate to become more involved with the campus and to help promote healthier lifestyles.  Jessica enjoys reading, crafts, and taking on new adventures.  After graduation, she hopes to continue her education in getting her Master’s in Public Health and Human Sexuality.

 

 marinoj4@montclair.edu

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Emma Opthof

Emma is a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Public Health. She became a Peer Advocate because she loves learning about all of the different health topics and enjoys sharing the knowledge and resources with others to help them live healthier, happier lives. In her spare time, Emma likes to play guitar and ukulele, sing, exercise, and spend time outside. After graduation, she would like to go to graduate school for either a Master's in Social Work or a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

 opthofe1@montclair.edu

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Michelle Paschaol

Michelle is a senior studying Nutrition and Food Science, concentrating in Dietetics. After graduation, she plans to obtain an internship and become a Registered Dietician. Michelle wants to have her own organization and become a motivational speaker, so that she is able to help young women in their journeys to overall health and wellness. She became a Peer Advocate because she cares about helping others and wants to promote health and happiness to others. She loves to read, play guitar, knit, workout, and cook healthy food.

 paschoalm1@montclair.edu

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Stephanie Rahn

Stephanie is currently a senior majoring in Marketing & Management. She became a Peer Advocate because she wanted to help promote a healthy lifestyle for the Montclair State campus community. She would like to provide a helping hand to those in need by giving them resources on campus. She is also a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. After graduation, she hopes to become a Marketing Correspondent.

 rahns1@montclair.edu

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Jamie Tibaldo

Jamie is currently a sophomore studying Psychology with a minor in Social Work. After graduation, she plans on getting her Master’s degree and ultimately becoming a therapist. Jamie became a Peer Advocate because she wants to learn more about different health topics and make sure students understand how important it is to be healthy and to be able to love yourself. In her spare time, she loves to go to the gym and spend time with her friends.

 tibaldoj2@montclair.edu

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Kristen Williams

Kristen is currently a junior studying Nutrition and Food Science with minors in Public Health and Psychology. She became a Peer Advocate because she wanted to promote healthy living and be a positive influence and resource for other students at Montclair State University. After graduation, she hopes to get a job in the Nutrition field helping individuals who are overcoming eating disorders.

 williamsk34@montclair.edu