Thrive Peer Educators

Peer Educators

The Thrive Peer Educators are a team of undergraduate students who work for the Department of Health Promotion at the University of Denver's Health & Counseling Center. This passionate group of about paid student leaders strives to promote the health and well-being of the DU campus community through health education and engagement, developing programs and implementing outreach efforts to address sexual health, mental health, alcohol & other drug education, and interpersonal violence prevention.

Thrive Peer Educators serve as HCC ambassadors, act as liaisons between the DU community and health professionals, and facilitate Intervene: DU — a required active bystander intervention training for all new undergraduate students. This paid position requires a one-year commitment of 30 to 40 hours per quarter, with offers typically extended for students who are not graduating.

Become a Thrive Peer Educator

The Thrive Peer Educator team interviews and hires new members in the winter quarter each year. Applications for the 2024–2025 academic year are OPEN! If you have questions about the program, please email

Note this is a year-long position and if you are studying abroad during the 2024-2025 academic year, we cannot consider you for the position. 

Meet Our Thrive Peer Educators!


Caitlin Clemens

Caitlin Clemens (she/they) 

  • Majors: International Studies, Geography
  • Minors: French, Sustainability, Sociology
  • Other Campus Activities: Officer, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCG)
  • Personal Interests: Hiking, skiing, reading, crocheting 


Lindsay B

Lindsay Baker (she/her/hers) 

  • Major(s): Anthropology
  • Minor(s): French & Francophone Studies, International Studies, and Human Health Systems & Science 
  • Other campus activities: USG, Happy Tampers, DU Honors, PLP, Feel Good DU 
  • Personal interests: Reading, journaling/scrapbooking, hiking, listening to music and going to concerts, traveling 



Vanessa Leon-Gamez (she/her/hers) 

  • Major(s): Biological Sciences 
  • Minor(s): Gender and Women’s Studies, Leadership 
  • Other campus activities: Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority Inc., CWC Leadership Scholar, DU Honors, First@DU, Resident Assistant 
  • Personal interests: Journaling, traveling, reading, and trying new restaurants  



Julia Creech (she/her/hers) 

  • Major(s): Psychology and Religious Studies 
  • Minor: Critical Race & Ethnic Studies
  • Personal Interests: reading, music, hiking, skiing, travel 



Anna Roberts

  • Major: Psychology
  • Minors: Science of Human Health & Systems, Spanish
  • Campus Activities: work in a psych lab on campus
  • Personal Interests: being outside (skiing, hiking, running, etc.) baking, travel, hanging out with friends 



Rhianna Lewis (she/her/hers) 

  • Majors: Theatre & Spanish
  • Minors: Sustainability and Leadership
  • Campus Activities: Honors Student Association, DU Backstage, Club Climbing, Alpine Club, CWC Leadership Scholars
  • Personal Interests: Reading, writing, getting outdoors (hiking, skiing, kayaking, biking), and calling my dad



Frankie Stroud (she/her/hers) 

  • Majors: International Studies, Political Science
  • Minor: Spanish
  • Campus Activities: Undergraduate Student Government, DU Choirs, Delta Zeta Sorority, Honors Program 
  • Personal Interests: Hiking, running, vegetarian cooking, reading 


Amarjahan Joseph-DeCambra (she/her/hers) 

  • Major: Psychology
  • Minors: Communications & Human Health Science & Systems 
  • Campus Activities: Alpha Delta Chi Sorority 
  • Personal Interests: Reading, traveling, hiking, and writing 


Anna C

Anna Cromheecke (she/her/hers) 

  • Major: Journalism 
  • Minors: English and Gender and Women's Studies
  • Campus Activities: Alphine Club, Feminist Student Alliance
  • Personal Interests: Reading, writing, hiking, skiing, and traveling 



Sabrina Reinwald (uses any pronouns)

  • Major(s): Communication and Music
  • Campus Activities: Honors Program, Lambda Pi Eta, Spirituals Project Member 
  • Personal Interests: Music, Arts and Crafts, Research 



Emma Bessemer (she/her/hers) 

  • Major: International Studies
  • Minors: Sociology and Criminology
  • Personal Interests: Reading, watching romcoms, going to the movies, hanging with my sister :) 



Alex Pyron (he/they) 

  • Major: Computer Science
  • Minors: Computer Engineering and Chinese
  • Campus Activities: Working in the Innovation Labs in the ECS Building! 
  • Personal Interests: I'm currently experimenting with music production, as well as learning how to skateboard and climb. In my free time, I love to play tennis, collect CDs, and play video games with my friends



DaeDae Rocha (she/her/ella) 

  • Major(s): Psychology and Socio-legal Studies 
  • Minors: Nutrition, International Studies, and Writing Practices
  • Campus Activities: Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc. (Treasurer & Fundraiser Chair), Multicultural Greek Council President, First@DU Mentor Coordinator, The Cultural Center, and Order of Omega Marketer
  • Personal Interests: On my off time you can find me asleep or at a car meet :)