Peer Wellness Liaisons
Meet your peer wellness liaisons
The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability peer wellness liaisons are a team of graduate students who leverage peer connections to make campus resources more accessible and reduce misconceptions around mental health.
They also coordinate workshops focused on topics such as resiliency, stress management, and recognition of depression. Student liaisons are not mental health counselors. Their role is to direct fellow students to existing resources and facilitate meaningful dialogue, skill-building, and habit formation related to mental health in our community.
Adrian A. Wackett
Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Research Interests: Soils, geomorphology, biogeochemistry
I love anything and everything that gets me outside: hiking, biking, paddling, surfing. Soils, food and music (and more) bring me joy!
Research Interests: Environmental Justice and Policy
Something that brings me joy: reading by the beach
Something fun about me: I love whales!
Department: Sustainability Science and Practice
Research Interests: Systems Level Change & Leveraging Decision Making for Change
Something that brings me joy: cooking meals to bring my friends and family together
Favorite self-care practices: walks around campus, yoga, treating myself to boba
Department: Earth System Science PhD
Research Interests: Environmental microbiology
I enjoy scuba diving and spilling the tea over boba. You can find me on the trails with my husky pup Odin.
Research Interests: Multiphase flow modeling
Something that brings you joy: Spending time outside (climbing, hiking, camping, cycling, skiing, scuba diving) with friends and family.
Something you love to give: I love making/gifting food for people.
Something that makes you feel most like yourself: When I get an idea for a random project and go all in without fear of failure.
Favorite self-care practices: Sleep, coffee, solo hiking, farmers markets, meditation, cooking, and painting.
Department: Earth System Science
Research Interests: Carbon cycle science
Something that brings you joy: My most simple pleasure is a hot cup of tea in the morning
Something that makes you feel most like yourself: I grew up near the beach and I feel most like myself when I’m by the ocean.
Something that you're proud of: Keeping my succulent, Albedo, alive since I first got it when I was an undergrad!
Favorite self-care practices: My self care practices are fluid and change depending on what I need most in my life at the moment, but some of my favorites are taking time to clear my mind with meditation, moving my body through dance or yoga, and chatting with friends.
Leon Mario Rosario de Souza
Department: Civil Engineering/Sustainable Design and Construction
Research Interests: I am currently enrolled in the Sustainable Design and Construction program, with a specialization in Management. My passion lies in contributing to the Infrastructure and Transportation sectors, where I am eager to apply my academic knowledge and skills.
I really enjoy being part of Stanford's dance scene and making friends with people from different backgrounds. What I'd love to give to my Stanford community, and any situation I find myself in, is my keen ability to read between the lines and understand the nuances at play. This skill not only makes me feel competent but also allows me to be my most authentic self. When I need to unwind, a night of dancing is my go-to; it's where I can totally be myself and have fun.
Research Interests: Urban forestry
Something that brings you joy
: Birthday celebrations!
Favorite self-care practices: Affirmations, meditation, mid-day walks, and smiling at strangers
Matthew J. Mettias
Department: Sustainability Science
Research Interests: Renewable Energy, Conservationism
Something that brings you joy: A morning cup of coffee
Something you love to give: Thoughtfulness in any form
Something that makes you feel competent: Sharing multimedia art with friends + Poetry writing w/ Spoken Word Collective!
Something that makes you feel most like yourself: Chatting one-on-one w/ people I've grown to trust + a genuine hug from a friend
Something that makes you special: Born & raised in Hawai'i -- foodie knowledge
Something that you're proud of: Graduating from Stanford University
Favorite self-care practices: Long walks by the beach, playing any scrimmage-type sport
2 'Fun' Facts:
- (1.) I love when people seek to understand the 'What I truly think's' in our conversation 💭 ; collaborating to reach common understanding of thought, academic or otherwise, brings me genuine joy
- (2.) I had a chihuahua named 'Buddy' who will always be near & dear to my heart 💜 "
Quinn Mitsuko Parker
Department: Oceans PhD
Research Interests: Equity in Fisheries Governance, Blue Foods
Some things that bring me joy: Being outdoors, hiking, mountain biking, cats, and staring at the ocean!
Favorite self-care practices: Connecting with friends and family, coffee and a good book, journaling
Research Interests: Participatory Methods in Ocean Sciences
Something that makes me feel most like myself: Being in/on/around the ocean
Favorite self-care practices: Yoga, meditation, breathing work
Something I love to give: I love baking for others!
Research Interests: Environmental microbiology
I love fiber arts, especially crochet and embroidery. My go-to self-care practice is spending time outdoors.
Department: Earth Systems Science
Research Interests: Human-Envrionment Interactions/Food Systems
Something that brings you joy: Running and/or cooking with friends and loved ones! Coffee shops! Farmers Markets! Lots of little things :)
Something that makes you feel special: When people that I care about come to me for advice about something that I am really passionate about, or feeling heard by those around me.
Favorite self-care practices:yoga, meditating, writing poetry, FaceTiming my family.
Department: Geological Sciences PhD
Research Interests: Data Science in Geosciences
Timmy Lui's Affirmations
I love to journal as a way to process my emotions and reflect on tough times. I love playing beach volleyball because it gets my heart rate going and allows me to express my competitive side. I love to be creative in many ways, whether it be singing while I bike, doing small art projects, or doodling!