The Support Network’s Ambassadors help engage and expand The Support Network community, and extend operational capabilities. Ambassadors are appointed to strengthen the organization’s capacity to transform student mental health and well-being.
Anja Burcak is a writer with a passion for mental health advocacy. Her essays and articles have been featured on her personal mental health blog and sites such as The Mighty, BP Magazine, and Yahoo. She has created various types of content to educate the public about stigma and mental illness, including vlogs, podcast episodes, and social media campaign posts.
Being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder during college has given her insight into the struggles many college students battling mental health conditions face. At UNC, Anja became involved in Rethink, a campus organization committed to changing the way we think and talk about mental illnesses in our community. As a social media manager for The Support Network, she hopes to create content that connects to students and helps to normalize the conversations around mental health and well-being.
Anja wishes to create more open, honest conversations about mental health, fighting stigma one conversation at a time. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Biology and a BS in Psychology. Anja currently is involved in victim advocacy and suicide prevention research.
Kelly Davis 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.
Kelly is passionate about empowerment, civil rights, positive psychology, peer support, and trauma-informed care. 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.
Bobby Dishell 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.
Lizzy is a Privacy and Data Public Policy Manager at Facebook. She previously was a Product Manager at Facebook and a 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. In high school, Lizzy served as a Leader in Harvard-Westlake's Peer Support program.
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.
Cheyenne Stone is a Corporate Recruiter for Uber living in Chicago, where she focuses on hiring top talent to ignite opportunities in cities across the globe. Prior to Uber, she received her BA in Psychology and Women's Studies from the University of Michigan in 2016, and her Master's of Management from the Ross School of Business in 2017. At the University of Michigan, she was part of the inaugural cohort of Support Group Leaders of Wolverine Support Network, moved into the Director of Marketing role, and ultimately was the organization's Executive Director for the 2016-2017 school year. She was also part of the school's Pompon Dance competition team in 2012 and 2013.
Through her work with Wolverine Support Network, Cheyenne developed a passion for community and building connections. Cheyenne considers herself a community builder in both her personal and professional lives, and is extremely passionate about ensuring students and young adults feel at home on their campuses and in their cities. After a major spinal injury came to its pique in 2014 that shifted the course of her life, she has made it her mission to be an advocate for holistic wellness and mental health, while working to ensure she brings kindness and inclusivity to all of her interactions.