Peer Educators

 Sarah Riccio

Sarah Riccio
Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Riccio and I am from Newtown, CT. I am part of the class of 2019, a double major in Math and Spanish, and in the Education program so I can become an Elementary School Teacher! You can find me singing in choir, playing piano in the Chapel, or just spending time with friends. I love doing Zumba, participating in Volunteer Programs, and being a teacher’s assistant at the Multicultural Magnet school here in Bridgeport! I am so excited to be part of S.W.E.E.T. and I hope everyone has an amazing year here at SHU!

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 Erin Curley

Erin Curley
Hi everyone! My name is Erin Curley I'm from Bellmore, Long Island and a member of the class of 2019. I am a Theology/Religious Studies Major with a minor in Psychology and Catholic Studies as well as part of the 5-year program. In my free time, I love listening to country music, watching movies and baking "sweet" things. On campus, I am involved with Campus Ministry, Residence Life, and Hearts United. I think health and wellness is really important to keep in mind especially when we all have such busy schedules to keep up with here at Sacred Heart. If you’re interested in SWEET or have any questions about health and wellness feel free to reach out!

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Sara Chow

Sara Chow

Hometown: Avon, CT
Major: Nursing
Fun/Random Fact: My family and I have moved 8 times
Why I Joined SWEET: The therapy dogs are really cute!

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Stacey Drosos 

Stacey Drosos

Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ
Major: Nursing
Fun/Random Fact: I am Greek and Irish! My real name is Sevasti-Stacey is actually my middle name.
Why I joined SWEET: I joined S.W.E.E.T. to take a proactive stance in favor of health and wellness. I am also a major advocate for mental health and overall physical wellness. 

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Julianna Morrone

Julianna Morrone

Hometown: Westerly, RI
Major: Exercise Science
Fun/Random Fact: I will be doing an accelerated nursing program when I graduate SHU to become an RN.
Why I Joined SWEET: I joined SWEET to become a resource on campus for my peers and to expand my knowledge of all aspects of health and wellness.

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‌‌ Aine Lannery  Aine Lannery

Hometown: Newton, MA
Major: Psychology
Fun/Random Fact: I studied abroad in Rome last spring!
Why I joined SWEET: I joined sweet my freshman year because I believe that our mental and physical health are so important and this was an amazing way to be an outreach to our community here at SHU!

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Kamryn Desrosiers

Kamryn Desrosiers

Hometown: Enfield, CT
Majors: English and Sociology
Fun/Random Fact: I am an avid book reader
Why I Joined SWEET: I love spreading wellness as it is vital for living a healthy life! Also, it sounded like a super great way to get involved! 

 

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Lisa Lavorgna 

Lisa Lavorgna

Hometown: North Haven, CT
Major: Psychology
Fun/Random Fact: I work at a Popsicle shop at home!
Why I Joined SWEET: I joined s.w.e.e.t. because I know how important it is to feel as though you have friends and resources on campus to turn to, especially in times of need. I want to be this person for my fellow students and let them know that they aren’t alone!

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Shannon Stubbe 

Shannon Stubbe

Hometown: Brookfield, CT
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Minor: Spanish
Fun/Random Fact: I am on the club volleyball team!
Why I Joined SWEET: I joined SWEET because I want to help spread awareness about mental and physical health. I want help people put positive energy into the world just as I do. Joining SWEET has made me love Sacred Heart and our community so much more!

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Adrianna Perugini 

Adrianna Perugini
Hometown: Watertown, CT
Majors: Marketing and Management
Random/Fun Fact: Both of my parents were born and raised in Italy.
Why I Joined SWEET: I joined SWEET to help educate the students of SHU to help them make smart choices!

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Michaela Christie 

Michaela Christie

Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Major: Nursing
Random/Fun Fact: I’ve been to China
Why I Joined SWEET: I love all aspects of wellness and in college, it’s extremely important to try to make wellness a priority! I also love to help people where ever I can and this is an amazing organization to do that in!

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Gessica Mongelli 

Gessica Mongelli

Hometown: Wayne, NJ
Major: Exercise Science
Future Graduate Program: Athletic Training
Fun/Random Fact: I have a twin sister. We are fraternal and are complete opposites!
Why I Joined SWEET: I joined sweet to help SHU students understand how to be safe and healthy while being a college student. With a positive outgoing attitude and healthy lifestyle I enjoy representing s.w.e.e.t.!

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Gabriella Rego 

Gabriella Rego

Hometown: Shelton, CT
Major: Finance
Fun/Random Fact: I am OBSESSED with Costco
Why I Joined SWEET: I knew I wanted to apply to be a peer educator back when I was an incoming freshman at orientation! Some SWEET peer educators were giving a presentation about what they do on campus and I immediately knew I wanted to surround myself with people like them.

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Margo Douglas 

Margo Douglas

Hometown: Westerly, RI
Major: Psychology
Minor: Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), Health Science, Honors
Fun/Random Fact: I have been to six Taylor Swift concerts
Why I joined SWEET: I am very passionate about promoting a healthy mental and physical lifestyle. I feel it is very important to practice healthy lifestyles during college years as a baseline for post graduation. It is always possible to learn more about improving your lifestyle and overall health to be the best version of yourself. I love sharing, motivating and learning new ideas about health from my peers. Everyone truly deserves to be the best version of themselves while in college and for the rest of their lives.

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Grace Anneser 

Grace Anneser

Hometown: Hollis, New Hampshire
Major: Health Sciences for Occupational Therapy
Fun/Random Fact: I have been to 8 different countries outside of the U.S.!
Why I Joined SWEET: I joined SWEET because I am super passionate about different dimensions of well-being and thought this club would be a great way for me to experience those! I also thought I would find "my people" in this group who have similar interests as me, and I have!

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Deanna Aliperti 

Deanna Aliperti

Hometown: Queens, NY
Major: Social Work
Fun/Random Fact: The big blond streak in my hair is natural!
Why I Joined SWEET: I joined sweet because I think it is so important to educate people that wellness is more than just physical a physical thing. It’s mental, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, and much more! It’s also so nice to be a part of such a loving and supportive community of sweets!    

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Prince Omotosho 

Prince Omotosho
Hey! I am Prince Omotosho and I am a part of the Class of 2019 here at Sacred Heart University. I'm a Health Science major with a biology minor and an upcoming future Physician Assistant. I'm from New London, CT, and I hope to later work in the air force as a Physician Assistant promoting health and wellness for those who serve and their families. Besides being a part of S.W.E.E.T, I’m a Student Union Manager and an Emergency Medical Technician. In my spare time, I enjoy dancing and playing my trumpet. What better way to promote health and wellness today, as I want to in the future, than by being a part of S.W.E.E.T!? I look forward to the “sweet” experience and please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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Anna Woodard 

Anna Woodard

Hometown: Glastonbury, CT
Major: Health Science
Fun/Random Fact: I backpacked in Peru this past summer
Why I joined SWEET: I wanted to find a supportive group of people who spread a healthy and realistic message to others. I love people and finding ways to connect with them.

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Johnny Brown 

Johnny Brown

Hometown: Freeport, NY
Major: Information Technology
Fun/Random Fact: I have only gone to the beach 5 times in my life
Why I Joined SWEET: I joined to sweet to share my experiences with other students. I also wanted to make a difference by helping other students with any problems they may encounter.

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Grace Cioffi 

Grace Cioffi

Hometown: Brookfield, CT
Major: Exercise Science (Pre-Physical Therapy)
Fun/Random Fact: I never tried Mac and Cheese until I was 17 but I love it now!! :)
Why I joined SWEET: I really enjoyed the presentation at orientation and appreciated what SWEET was about. Once I joined, I loved it even more!

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Olivia Okoroafor 

Olivia Okoroafor

Hometown: Trumbull, CT
Major: Health Science (Pre-Med Track)
Fun/Random Fact: My initials are o.o.o.
Why I joined SWEET: I love that I can be a part of a program the promotes health and wellness where it can overlooked a lot on college campuses.

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Josh Belluche 

Josh Belluche

Hi everyone! My name is Josh Belluche and I’m a nursing major here at Sacred Heart. I’m from North Providence, Rhode Island. On campus, I’m involved in the Student Nurses’ Association, Habitat for Humanity, and I’m on the Ultimate Frisbee team. During my free time, you can find me studying in the library, in the crossfit gym, or playing spikeball on the quad or in the Pitt. I’m ecstatic to be a part of the SWEET Peer Educator program! My drive to become a SWEET came from my strong belief that everyone should feel comfortable asking for, and being able to receive assistance for anything they may need help with. Feel free to reach out to myself, or any other SWEET here at SHU. We’re always happy to talk, and happy to help!

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