Why she is a part of U!Shine

Sam is a part of U!Shine because she believes in the importance of maintaining the conversation of mental wellbeing on college campuses. Working on the Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind project which focuses on improving emotional well-being, reducing stress, and improving coping skills among college students allows Sam to be involved in creating a supportive community on her campus.

What makes her smile? 

Spending time laughing with her family, playing with her dogs and cat, and cinnamon scented candles. 

More about Sam

Sam is a psychology student at OC where she hopes to apply to graduate schools to pursue a doctorate degree in Social Psychology to research prejudice, implicit bias, and cognitive dissonance.

How does she stay mentally fit? 

Sam likes to stay on her mental A-game by spending time praying, taking much needed naps, and calling her mom for advice and comfort. Sam also finds it very important to stay organized and practice mindfulness when feeling stressed or anxious.