Wellness Education and Promotion

Peer Health Educators

The Peer Educators are a group of student leaders who carry out the Wellness Education and Promotion Program's mission through peer education, classroom workshops, and event planning and promotion. The Peer Educators are selectively chosen through a highly selective Student Affairs application and interview process.

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Meet the Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Peer Health Educators

Lashay Bentley:

lashay bentley

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a
healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual
activity. -John F. Kennedy

My name is Lashay Bentley and I am a senior in Lehman’s nursing program. As a nursing student I understand the difficulty of balancing a healthy lifestyle and being a student. I plan to use my knowledge to
help my fellow students make simple lifestyle modifications that will benefit their health holistically.


Melissa Carreno:

Peer Health Educator Melissa Carreno

Melissa is a transfer student from Kingsborough Community College and a junior majoring in Health Education and Promotion. She is thinking of minoring in Exercise Science. This is her first time as a Peer Educator, Orientation Workshop Leader (OWL) and Public Relations Officer in the Student Government Association. As a Peer Educator she looks forward to making positive changes in other people’s lives by guiding them into a healthy lifestyle and hopes to apply the same knowledge to others outside campus. Melissa loves going to the gym, enjoys cooking, dancing, reading and most importantly likes to learn! Come to the Wellness Education and Promotion Program to learn how to manage your health and make a difference in your life!


Naziber De La Cruz:

Nazirber De La Cruz is in her junior year at Lehman College majoring in Dietetics, Foods, and Nutrition. She was born in the Dominican Republic and came to New York City at age 10. This is her first year as a Peer Educator. She enjoys cooking, specially Hispanic cultural food and help others to have a healthier lifestyle. Nazirber has experience in research, nutrition, and public speaking.She is a NYC Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation- LSAMP scholar and is currently doing research on obesity and acculturation among Latinos in the United States. If you would like some advice on how to make wise and healthy food choices, please stop by the Wellness Education and Promotions department to speak to her.


Siobahn L. Ducey

Peer Health Education Siobahn Ducey

“Not a Queen, but a Khaleesi.”

Siobahn is a transfer student who matriculated into Lehman College in Fall 2011. She is a double major in social work and political science. She has a passion for people and believes that everyone has the right to be heard. She is empathetic towards college students and has an understanding of the obstacles they face in their lives. In addition to being a PHE, she is also a transfer coach in the Star Transfer Program. She is here as a resource to her fellow social work and Lehman College students



Peer educator Class of 2012-2013:

PHE team 2012

In order from left to right: Charity Obeney, Jeremy Guerra, Bipika Joshi, Joy Alisa Maraj, Dugeidy Ortiz, Audrey Manalang







Last modified: Aug 27, 2013