Student Health on Campus

Student Health on Campus (SHOC) is run by Colby students under the direction of a staff advisor. SHOC members work to educate students around campus about issues relating to their health and wellness. They develop and present creative, interactive workshops including stress reduction, responsible drinking, healthy eating, and sexual health. Members also organize and promote different events on campus such as wellness seminars, blood drives, and a “stressbuster” fair. If you are interested in joining SHOC, please contact the staff advisor, Katie Sawyer.

SHOC Student Bios | Facebook page

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Haley Andonian is a senior from Concord, Massachusetts double majoring in Biology and Science, Technology and Society.  She is particularly interested in medical biotechnology and drug development.  Aside from SHOC, she is also very involved with Colby Cares About Kids, for which she is a mentor and Student Advisory Board member.  She is enthusiastic about helping people and is excited to work with the amazing team of SHOC members this year!

Arunika Bhatia is a junior studying Environmental Science with a concentration on Human Health. She’s a Posse scholar, hailing all the way from from the sweltering city of Houston, TX! Beyond SHOC, Arunika is also involved in the Farnham Writer’s Center and PCB (Pugh Community Board). Arunika is a huge fan of knitting, hiking, and organizing. She is passionate about helping make sure that everyone can have the healthiest experience possible while at Colby!

Courtney Brenner is a member of the Class of 2018 at Colby and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a Biology major pursuing a career in dentistry after Colby. This is Courtney’s second year on SHOC, and she will be serving as treasurer for the 2017-2018 academic year. Courtney is looking forward to another year working with the SHOC team to educate other Colby students about the importance of taking time for self-care and exercising wellness techniques. In her free time, Courtney enjoys skiing, cooking, and traveling. 

Sarra Bridges is a member of the class of 2019 from Bucksport, Maine. She is majoring in biology with a concentration in neuroscience, is on the pre-med track, and is also interested in public health. She is very passionate about health education and promoting overall wellbeing. On campus she is also involved in the global health collaborative, quilting club and pottery club. In addition, she enjoys volunteering, hiking, reading and traveling. 

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Blair Dixon is a senior from Houston, Texas double majoring in Biology and Sociology. Along with being a member of SHOC, she is the co-chair for the Oak Student Committee, an active member of Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity, and sits on the Goldfarb Student Engagement Committee. Outside of the academic world, Blair is passionate about social activism and intends to use her Colby experience to pursue a career in public health with an emphasis on underrepresented communities.

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Caroline Fowler is a sophomore at Colby from Bethesda, Maryland. She is involved in SHOC and CCAK on campus. She loves to run and her favorite ice cream flavor is peanut butter oreo. She is the oldest of three and loves spending time with her family in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. 

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Charlie Greenberg is a member of the class of 2020 from Durango, Colorado. He is majoring in Global Studies with Middle East and Global Health concentrations. Charlie is a COOT leader and also a member of Colby Emergency Response and Colby Cycling Club. Charlie loves mountain biking, backcountry skiing, mountaineering, and travelling.

Lily Herrmann is a junior from Schenectady, New York double majoring in French Studies and Global Studies with a concentration in International Relations and Foreign Policy. Lily is passionate about increasing the accessibility of health services and resources to students from a variety of backgrounds and identities. On campus, Lily is also involved with Hall Staff, the Colby Democrats, the Feminist Alliance, the Maine Concussion Management Initiative, and Women’s Rugby. 

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Sandeep Kaur is a member of the class of 2020. She is from Queens, New York, and is a psychology major. She is specifically interested in mental health and how social factors such as class, gender, and race affect one’s well-being. In addition to SHOC, Sandeep is involved with the Asian Student Association and is a CCAK mentor. 

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Conor Larkin is a member of the class of 2020 here at Colby. He is from Newton, Massachusetts, an environmental policy major and a creative writing minor. Conor is beginning his first year with Student Health on Campus. He is passionate about helping provide a platform for students at Colby to talk about issues of health. Outside of SHOC Conor is a member of the soccer team and the Colby eight acapella group. His favorite song is Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones.

Annie Lee (she/her) is a native Californian braving the Maine winters as a member of Colby’s class of 2020. A current environmental policy major and cinema studies minor, she is extremely passionate about sustainable agriculture, documentaries, and watching cute animal videos for hours on end. Apart from SHOC, Annie is involved with several clubs ranging from Asian Student Association to Beekeeping Club to The Bridge. As a gender-sexuality diversity fellow, one of her main goals for this year is to help promote sexual health and initiate conversations about overall student wellness on campus.

Katie Monteleone is a senior from Lenox, MA. She is double majoring in Theater & Dance and English with a Creative Writing concentration. Katie is very involved in theater at Colby and loves performing and writing for the stage. She is extremely passionate about SHOC and the work that SHOC does on campus to help make Colby a safe, positive and healthy place for everyone.

Jocelyn Ng

Jocelyn Ng is a member of the class of 2018 from Hong Kong. She is a Biology major with a concentration in Neuroscience and minors in Creative Writing and Environmental Studies. This is her third year on SHOC and hopes to continue helping and interacting with people on campus and creating effective and accessible physical and mental health programming. Besides SHOC, Jocelyn is on the Women’s Rugby team, is a COOT leader and on the COOT Committee, and works as a writing tutor at the Farnham Writers’ Center. She loves canoeing, camping, traveling, and listening to eclectic music. She also loves reading a good book, writing, and recently started climbing.

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Ashley Olvera is a sophomore Global Studies major from Houston, Texas. She loves binge watching shows, hanging out with friends, and eating Mazapán. Ashley joined SHOC to become more aware about mental health and what it means to be a healthy student on campus.

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Matt Reasor is a member of the class of 2020 at Colby College, majoring in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience. Born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee, he brings a dash of southern hospitality to Colby’s campus. Along with SHOC, Matt is also a member of the baseball team, a Community Advisor, a member of the Colby Eight, and a CCAK mentor. Matt is excited to work with SHOC to promote health, safety, and confidence throughout campus.