BTW: Bridge to Wellness Peer Educators
Creating a campus culture that prioritizes individual well-being and community health
BTW peer leaders educate and empower students to prioritize well-being and practice healthy decision making around substance abuse, stress management, nutrition, fitness and mental health. BTW works to increase access and strengthen connections between students and campus resources. Through workshops, training and communications, BTW strives to enhance the student experience at Brandeis for all.
We recognize that wellness is multidimensional, and that many departments and organizataions at Brandeis are involved in promoting well-being. BTW is organized into three subcommittees that emphasize the main wellness topics that the group addresses.
Physical Wellness Team
This team focuses on physical wellness topics including sleep, nutrition, fitness, alcohol and other drug safety, COVID-19 and cold & flu prevention.
Team Contacts: Danielle Wright '21, Nathalie Vieux-Gresham '23, Skye Liu '23
Emotional Wellness Team
This team focuses on emotional wellness topics including stress management, self-compassion, body positivity, and coping strategies for anxiety, depression, and substance misuse.
Team Contacts: Ysabel Munoz '21, Sakinah Master '21, Viv Santana-Perez '22
Social Wellness Team
This team focuses on social wellness topics including loneliness and social connection, belonging, group bonding and hazing prevention, health equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in health and wellness.
Team Contacts: Denezia Fahie '22, Catherine Romero '23, Stephanie Sarfo '23
Request a Program
BTW peer educators offer workshops and programming for residents, clubs and orgs, athletic teams, and other undergraduate student groups. In order to make sure BTW can plan appropriately, please submit your request 2 weeks in advance.
Applying to become a BTW Peer Educator
Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are now closed.
BTW is a paid student leadership position supervised by the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion (HAWP).
BTW peer educators complete approximately 40 hours of training each fall. During the academic year, they work 4-6 hours per week. Please email email@example.com or talk to a BTW peer educator for more information about the position.