Emery Jochnau
Emery Jochnau

Peer Leader "I joined BSN to assist in creating a safe space for people like myself to engage in healthy conversations about mental health and the stigma around it"

Gianna Filipponi
Gianna Filipponi

Peer Leader "I joined BSN because I wish it existed when I was a freshman! I think BSN’s focuses on mental health and peer support are so important, especially when navigating college, and I’ve been so excited to help introduce it to campus this year"

Grace Wynne
Grace Wynne

Peer Leader "I joined BSN because I strongly believe in working to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. By having groups where members can openly share about their lives, we can normalize struggles with mental health and promote students’ mental wellbeing"

Hunter Evenson
Hunter Evenson

Peer Leader "After high school, I decided to attend college out of state. No matter how level headed and resilient I was, the abrupt change found a way to reveal my humility. The discomfort consumed me, and I suddenly felt like I was the only person on a campus of 50,000 students. Thank goodness for facetime, and I reached out to my family every chance I could. This communication is where I discovered the power of support and kinship despite being thousands of miles away. Through connection"

Krystal Velasco
Krystal Velasco

Peer Leader "Mental health can be a very taboo topic, especially within the Latinx community. I wanted to be able to combat the stigma by joining a student-led group like BSN which provides a safe space for Badgers to share their stories with others and feel heard"

Paige Pribble
Paige Pribble

Peer Leader "We all have our own unique experiences and perspectives, and using them to create inclusive spaces for supportive and validating conversations is something I value. When life happens, having a supportive and consistent space to turn to is incredibly important. I joined BSN to be a part of creating these inclusive spaces and to help challenge the stigma that surrounds conversations about mental health"

Erin Peters
Erin Peters

Peer Leader "I don’t think that there is a more perfect time to normalize talking about how it is ok not to be ok. Mental health is vital and I want to do what I can for my peers to have someone to reach out to"

Amanda Weil
Amanda Weil

Peer Leader "I love meeting new people on a big campus! BSN seemed like the perfect inclusive community to support other students’ well-being"

Grace Whelan Tweedt
Grace Whelan Tweedt

Peer Leader "When I first heard of BSN, I was so intrigued because I had never heard of a student organization that aimed to de stigmatized mental health and promote an inclusive environment that was also led by fellow UW-Madison students. I decided to become so that I could connect with a variety of people from different backgrounds while doing what I can to provide care and support, while also learning more about myself from the group members and other leaders"

Ellie Berman
Ellie Berman

Peer Leader "To join and have a community where I can feel myself and encourage others to do the same!"

Arushi Gupta
Arushi Gupta

Peer Leader

Jacob Kaffey
Jacob Kaffey

Peer Leader "Two of the things that I value most are community and relationship building. Following through with these values, however, has become especially during the pandemic. I joined so I can dedicate some of my time every week to self-care and help build relationships in my community"

Alexis Machoka
Alexis Machoka

Executive Director

Sophie Yarosh
Sophie Yarosh

Director of Leader Development

Erin Katz
Erin Katz

Director of Marketing

Izzy Leviton
Izzy Leviton

Director of Operations

Gaby Svec
Gaby Svec

Director of Business Development