TSN’s Ambassadors help engage and expand the community operational capabilities.
Katherine is a graduate student at the University Of Denver's School of Social Work. She began her career in mental health advocacy at Kenyon College as an officer of the Peer Counselors, a grassroots collective of students that provided a 24/7 crisis line, weekly groups, and more. Inspired by the power of community care, Katherine served as an AmeriCorps member teaching Youth Mental Health First Aid to organizations in the Portland metro area. She now volunteers as an Ending the Silence presenter, National Alliance on Mental Illness coach, and crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line. Katherine served as a Program Evaluator for TSN in 2021, utilizing her experience to provide feedback on growth areas for TSN operations. Her perspective is rooted in lived experience, and the belief that students with mental illnesses are not liabilities, but assets to their communities who are deserving of autonomy, compassion, and respect.
Bobby is a student at the University of Colorado Law School in the Tax Emphasis Program. Upon graduation, he hopes to work on public-private partnerships, real estate, and public financing. Bobby co-founded the Wolverine Support Network during his time as Student Body President at the University of Michigan. After his time at Michigan, Bobby spent two years in Baltimore as a Teach for America Corps Member where he was a founding member of Happy Teacher Revolution and currently serves on their advisory board. Bobby is passionate about mental health, peer support, and community development. Bobby's leadership and work have been featured in Endzone (#6 NY Times Best Selling Book), Wall Street Journal, ESPN, Education Week, Detroit Free Press, GQ, Forward, and other publications.
Kelly is the Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services at Mental Health America (MHA) where she works to promote the expansion of peer support throughout health care. She also leads MHA’s Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council, which is dedicated to highlighting and expanding student-led programs that fill gaps in traditional services and supports on campus. She has spoken about her lived experience at the Obama White House and on NBC Nightly News and has been featured in the Mighty, Mashable, University Business, Recovery Campus, and Yes! Magazine. She is a member of the advisory council for the Well Being Trust and is on the National Youth Advisory Council for Doors to Wellbeing, where she helped lead the first national youth-run, youth-focused mental health conference and developed a three-day youth empowerment training curriculum.
Caylin is serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA in North Carolina before getting her Masters in Public Health with a focus on health equity, social justice, and human rights. She is an advocate for families who have recently experienced homelessness. As a VISTA, she connects families to community resources such as mental health workshops, conversations on their experiences, and more. Caylin has worked for several organizations including The Ecology Center, The Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, and The Community Enrichment Project. Each nonprofit seeks to amplify the voices of those not often heard. She is excited to research ways to bring mental health to the forefront of people’s minds, engage in conversations on advocacy for college students and learn more about others’ college experiences.
Lizzy is a Privacy and Data Public Policy Manager at Facebook. She previously was a Product Manager at Facebook and data scientist prior to that. Lizzy was a founding director of Wolverine Support Network at the University of Michigan, focusing on leader development. She also served as Chief Programming Officer for the Central Student Government and on the Panhellenic Association's Executive Board. Having suffered from a major depressive episode upon entering college, Lizzy's focus is on making sure all students have a community from their first day on campus to after graduation. She has focused on community building in both her personal and professional career, being involved with program development for the Facebook Rotational Product Manager program and serving on culture committees to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace.
Sam is an Associate Principal on the Business Operations team at Via, a transportation technology company aiming to enable accessible and sustainable transit across the world. Previously, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Citi and also spent a short time at UT Southwestern Medical Center, working in clinical research for the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care. Sam has been passionate about mental health from a young age and is inspired by his mother, who is a psychiatric social worker. He studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and had the opportunity to complete research on anxiety disorders as an undergrad. He is passionate about growing The Support Network’s reach and ensuring that all students have the resources to overcome their struggles with mental health.
Max graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Economics and a minor in Business. He dedicated his time towards mental health advocacy through Wolverine Support Network, serving as a director for three years. Max is currently a Commercial Real Estate Associate at Wells Fargo and a co-host of The Great Shot Podcast. Max was also a member of various mental health organizations including Athletes Connected, Mental Health America's Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council (CMHIC), and Co-Chair of the Central Student Government Mental Health Task Force (MHTF). He helped identify campus climate and resource issues, and co-authored a report with 13 recommendations for holistic mental health improvements. He received the 2018 Jed Foundation’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award.
Nick is a recent graduate of University of Michigan, where he received a B.S. in Neuroscience and Psychology. He joined Wolverine Support Network his first semester, and since then has served as a group leader, Director of Program Development, and Executive Director. During his time, he presented at the 2022 NASPA Strategies Conference and the Depression on College Campuses Conference. Additionally, Nick chaired UM’s chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and executed one of the largest Out of the Darkness Campus Walks. He currently works as a Support Group Facilitator for Garrett’s Space, an Ann Arbor nonprofit supporting young adults with mental illness. His passion areas focus on suicide prevention, men’s mental health, and trauma-informed care. These passions are rooted in his experience with depression and suicidality and hopes his story serves as a reminder that there is hope. He plans to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology, working at the intersection of clinical research and suicide prevention advocacy.
Courtney is a UX Designer currently working at Indeed. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Information Science and minors in Business and Digital Studies. Serving on the Wolverine Support Network director team for two years, she strategized marketing and design efforts to increase digital engagement and brand recognition. Courtney is passionate about promoting mental health in all facets of her life and the lives of those around her. Her passion for mental health allows her to practice empathy and hone in on vulnerability in her personal and professional relationships. She hopes to combine her passion for technology and design to use digital technologies to promote the importance of mental health and support systems. As someone who has struggled with mental health issues throughout her life, Courtney is devoted to continuing TSN's mission and creating a world where no student ever feels alone.
Nathan is a clean energy professional in the Bay Area with a passion for people and the planet. Currently, Nathan works at Tesla managing growth for the residential energy business where he's excited to enable more people to power their life using solar and batteries while also reducing their reliance on the grid. Prior, Nathan lived in New York and attended Harvard Business School and Northwestern University. He loves sports, music, the outdoors, and seeing the world. Nathan is inspired by the power of mental health therapy to deal with trauma and the regular challenges of today's world. He's been in and out of therapy over the years, and believes it's a healthy practice no matter how things are going. He wants to see digital tools and data analysis create new opportunities for underserved populations, including the college campuses TSN targets, to gain access to important health resources. He's an investor in Marvin, a mental health startup focused on the healthcare vertical and is always keen to meet people innovating in the space. Nathan is committed to helping students gain access to TSN and benefiting from the power of its community.