Peer Health Educators and Health Hut

Our Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are a unique group of students with varying college career paths, different backgrounds, and an interest in the health of EWU students. They provide peer to peer education through small group and large group presentations, tabling events, campus programs, Health Hut, and social media outreach.

Spring 2023 Peer Health Educators

Taylor Skipworth
Olympia, WA

Taylor is a freshman originally from Olympia Washington. She is majoring in nursing and hoping to work in the emergency room or ICU after graduating. Taylor enjoys being active; she played basketball, volleyball, and softball all four years of high school. In her free time she likes to go on hikes and spend time with her friends. She has recently joined the ROTC program on campus and is very excited for the opportunites that will come from it. Taylor's favorite part of working in this office is how friendly everyone is. One of her favorite things about EWU is all of the squirrels all over campus. 

Jewlieanna Granberry (AKA: Jewlz)
Tacoma, WA

Jewlz is a freshman majoring in Nursing with hopes of becoming a pediatric nurse at Seattle Children's Hospital. After being a pediatric nurse for a couple of years, she plans to become a travel nurse to explore and experience the world. She always loves helping others and being an outlet for those who don't have someone to lean on. Jewlz loves spending my free time watching movies, reading mystery books, coloring to help take her mind off everything, napping whenever possible, loves coffee, red-bull spritzers, and spicy food like seriously!! Her favorite go to food would be wings or green sauce enchiladas.  Jewlz enjoys working out because it has become an outlet to let all my emotions out and keep my brain moving. Being away from home has allowed her to grow in many ways, see the world through so many different lens and realize how amazing my parents are. She looks forward to engaging with peers on campus while helping and supporting those who need it.


Mika Badillo

Hi, I am Mika! I am a junior and my major is a Marketing with a minor in Psychology and Gender Women's Sexuality Studies. I am from Hawai'i and moved to Washington last year! A few of my hobbies are to take photos and playing video games but also sleeping is a great talent of mine, My comfort food has to be spam since there are multiple ways you can mix it up. I enjoy meeting and connecting with new people, and I can't wait to do that as a peer health educator.


Mele (Mel) Veikoso
Federal Way, WA

I am a Senior studying Criminal Justice and minoring in Sociology. I want to be able to pursue a career in Criminal Justice mainly working with victims, what made me really want to do this was a class I took all about victimology and from then on, I have just been wanting that as my end goal. Some things I love to do on-campus are playing volleyball with friends whether that is at the URC or at the Phase. I also like to talk with friends and getting coffee. I enjoy watching shows/movies, love listening to music and love to see new places. My time at Eastern I have learned to grow as a person and become more independent, where I have felt that I gained a lot more understanding of my mind, heart and body. My start here as a Peer Health educator has only made me enjoy more of what campus has to offer and enjoy my time even more because of the people I have the opportunity to work with.

The Health Hut

Our award wining Health Hut brings health information directly to you! Your Peer Health Educators can be found on campus at least twice a week with engaging and useful education for student success.  Keep your knowledge sharp and up-to-date with activities, trivia and demonstrations that are sure to be thought provoking and fun! Free swag is always available for all participants!

Many of our Peer Health Educators are Certified Peer Educators (CPE) and put in numerous hours every quarter staffing, creating and managing the operations for the Health Hut.  They gain valuable experience in the Health Hut including:

  • Program management
  • Public speaking
  • Time management
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating programs
  • Working as a team

If you're looking for a way to get more involved on campus, meet new people and love learning, the Health Hut is the perfect fit for you. Email for more information about getting involved

To find out where the Hut will be and what topic will be discussed, follow us on social media.