Our Peer Health Educator Leads are a unique group of students with varying college career paths, different backgrounds, and an interest in the health of EWU students. Each PHE Lead has a topic area that they have identified as their passion and have received additional training on.
Rylie was born in Lewiston, Idaho, but raised in Vancouver, WA. She is currently working towards a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. Rylie has taken four years of American Sign Language, loves going to the gym, and was previously a PHE volunteer. She enjoys being a Peer Health Educator because she gets to share knowledge with other EWU students about relevant health topics, and she gets to expand her own knowledge on health topics.
Born in Tacoma, WA but raised in Gig Harbor, WA, Jackie is currently working towards two bachelors degrees: one in Biology focus in Pre-Med as well as one in Physical Anthropology. She loves to spend her time cooking, baking, volunteering and being with her family, friends, and dogs. Jackie’s favorite part about being a PHE is being a part of the Health Huts each week. She loves that the Health Huts allow her to teach other Eagles important information about health topics relatable to college students.
Raised in Cheney, WA and a graduate of Cheney High School, Ellie is pursuing a Bachelor's in Applied Developmental Psychology and will continue to graduate school after. She loves coffee and dogs, more specifically her dogs. Ellie enjoys being a PHE and the ability to reach the campus community to promote healthier and more positive living.
Born and raised in Spokane, WA, Nikki graduated in 2019 from Whitworth University with her BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Wanting to further her education, she came to EWU to pursue her MS in Counselor Education with an emphasis in School Counseling. She loves skiing, spending time with family, and self-care. Since joining the PHE team, she has enjoyed learning and reaching out to students about topics under the health umbrella that affect everyone no matter where they are at in life.