Marci Torres

Marci Torres

MPH, Office Of Health Advancement Director

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Health Science Clemson University

Advanced Degree:

Masters in Public Health - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention George Washington University

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2014

 

Marie Nelson

Marie Nelson

Health Educator/Wellness Coach

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Psychology Montana State University

Advanced Degree: 

MS in Community Health Montana State University

Certifications:

CHWC, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches Corporation

Special Interests:

  • Coaching students to discover their best selves
  • Encouraging a lifestyle approach to well-being and prevention
  • The science of gratitude, happiness, and play

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2011
Julie Goyette

Julie Goyette

Dietitian/Nutritionist

MS, RD

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Community Nutrition/Community Health Education Eastern Washington University 1992

Advanced Degree:

MS in Human Nutrition and Post Graduate Internship in Dietetics Washington State University 1998

Certifications:

Registered Dietitian

Licensed Nutritionist 

Special Interests:

  • Empowering individuals and groups to make healthy lifestyle choices 
  • Personal wellness development 
  • Nutrition therapy and lifestyle coaching

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Practice in both in-patient and out-patient settings 
  • Private nutrition consultation 
  • Adjunct faculty member in nutrition 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2013
Alanna Sherstad

Alanna Sherstad

 

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus in Women's Studies, Colorado State University 2000

Certifications:

Certified in Community-based Development from the International Institute for Sustainable Development 2008

Certified Victim Advocate, member of the Gallatin Valley Sexual Assault Resource Team and Domestic Violence Resource Team

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Sexual assault victim advocate in Ft. Collins, CO and Bozeman, MT
  • Directed a victim advocate center in Ft. Collins, CO
  • Developed community-based prevention programs 
  • Worked as the outreach coordinator of MSU's VOICE Center (Victims Options in a Campus Environment) 
  • Currently VOICE Center Coordinator at MSU 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2009

 

Rick Winking

Rick Winking

M.Ed.

Undergraduate Degree:

BAAS from Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University) 1992

Advanced Degree:

M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling Montana State University 1994

Certifications:

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 

Licensed Addiction Counselor

Special Interests:

  • Chemical dependency 
  • Couples counseling
  • Anger issues

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Has worked at MSU's Alcohol and Drug Assistance Center since graduate school
  • Private Practice 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 1994

OHA Interns

Samantha Clark

General Student Intern

Area of Study at Montana State University:

Cell Biology and Neuroscience with a Minor in Hispanic Studies

Previous Education:

  • Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED Certified 
  • Proessional Skills Certificate, Allen Yarnell Center for Student Sucess 
  • MSU President's List - Fall 2015, Spring 2016

Campus Involvement:

  • Member of Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi Chapter
  • Body Project Leader

Special Interests:

  • Spending time with family and friends 
  • Traveling and going on adventures, big and small
  • Exploring the outdoors 
  • Volunteering and helping others 

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Planning fun, substance-free events for students with Cats at Night
  • Empowering young women to love their bodies through Body Project - Leader training Spring 2016
  • Getting to be a part of an awesome team dedicated to improving students' lives
  • Event coordinator for 8th annual Condom Fashion Show 'Club Condom' spreading information about healthy relationships, safe sex, and consent across MSU campus. 
  • Joined OHA Fall 2016

Sarah Blaser

Nutrition Intern

Area of Study at Montana State University:

Dietetics 

Previous Education:

  • Current College Student - Junior status

Campus Involvement:

  • Body Project Leader

Special Interests:

  • Working with college-aged students 
  • Giving back to the community
  • Improving my knowledge of nutrition information and sharing it with others 
  • Looking forward to gaining new experiences during my internship at OHA

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Body Project leader training Spring 2016 
  • Designed and Launched MSU Food Fight 'Campus Gets Cookin' Food Competition, spreading nutritional facts and healthy eating tips for campus life at MSU. 
  • Joined OHA Fall 2016
Suzannah Kal

Suzannah Kal

Body Project Intern

Area of Study at Montana State University:

Major - Psychology 

Minor - Women and Gender Studies 

Previous Education:

  • Graduated from Adlai E Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire IL

Campus Involvement:

  • Body Project Leader
  • VOICE Center Advocate
  • Education and Prevention team 

Special Interests:

  • Love being outdoors, the mountains are my happy place
  • Hiking, skiing, running, biking, roller skating, going to the gym 
  • Love animals, especially dogs 
  • Cooking and baking as well as eating good food
  • Spreading the word about interpersonal violence across the campus community 
  • Very passionate about providing support to those who have been affected by interpersonal violence
  • Family and marriage counseling 
  • Would like to pursue a certificate in sex therapy 
  • Body acceptance and body love and spreading the word about society's dangerous investment in the "thin idea"

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Trained as an Advocate for the VOICE Center at MSU
  • Trained as an Educator and Prevention specialist by they VOICE Center at MSU
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained
  • Trained as a Leader for Body Project at MSU 
  • Joined OHA Fall 2016
Rachel Luger

Rachel Luger 

Graduate Assistant Intern

Area of Study at Montana State University:

Pre-Nursing

Previous Education:

  • BS Health Science with the option in Education California State University, Chico 2012 

Special Interests:

  • Preventative Health Education 
  • Community Health 
  • Human Rights and Welfare 

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Montana Student Nurses Association Member
  • National Student Nurses Association Member
  • Wilderness First Responder (2011-2016) 
  • American Red Cross Intern (2010-2011) Community Outreach and CPR/First Aid Instructor
  • Joined OHA Spring 2016