My name is Nadyah Spahn and I am a senior majoring in International Affairs and minoring in Leadership Studies through PLC. When I graduate, I hope to become a clinical psychologist and work with refugees. I am incredibly passionate about refugee mental health because my mom’s family came to the US as refugees and I’ve seen firsthand the need for refugee-focused mental health services. I am also very passionate about making mental health more equitable and accessible for marginalized communities, and am so excited to be PLC’s first Wellness Coordinator.
My top priorities in this role are:
Help students study better
Feel less stressed
Overcome stereotype threat
Be the one to ask the question
As Wellness Coordinator, I will serve as a liaison to connect PLC students with health and wellness resources on campus, provide one on one coaching to help students reach their academic, emotional, personal, and social goals, provide a safe space for students to feel comfortable sharing their stress and learn stress reduction resources, and host educational events for students and faculty. I will also have scheduled drop in hours over Zoom every week where students can come and just vent about their stress or be coached on how to achieve their goals.
To schedule a coaching session with me, simply use the acuity scheduling link and find a time that works for you. This session is informal, non-clinical, friendly, and just a chance to talk. Don't be afraid to come meet me. Don't be afraid to ask for help or ask to vent or ask for tips and tricks to help with your mental balance. The meetings do not have to last an hour!
Become a Peer Educator/Wellness Coach with CU Health Promotion. You’ll get wonderful opportunities to work directly with students in a variety of ways, through giving presentations on health and wellness topics (like stressless and sleep), planning and hosting events (like Mindful Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays), and working with students one on one to set and achieve their goals (through peer coaching). Here’s more information on the peer educator program, and applications will open in the spring: https://www.colorado.edu/health/promotion/healthbuffs