Under the supervision of the Counseling Services professional staff, this group of students works to de-stigmatize health issues through promotion, programming, and in-person support.
Activities hosted by the Wellness Advisors include one-to-one peer consultations, group workshops, as well as engagement on social media to promote, uplift, and engage with students around a multitude of well-being topics.
This student group is trained in peer education by the nationally-certified BACCHUS to serve as wellness and peer support agents. And they are diverse in almost every way. The Wellness Advisors are demographically, academically, and culturally diverse, as well as representative of student leaders, athletes, and aspiring medical professionals. In recognition of their diversity and unique set of skills, the Wellness Advisors intend to align their activities with their mission, vision, and values while more broadly serving their RMC peers by providing inclusive and accessible peer support resources.
Meet Your Wellness Advisors
Aja Washington, President
Greetings Yellow Jackets and friends. I am now embarking upon my second year serving the Randolph-Macon Counseling Services as a Wellness Advisor and was fortunate enough to take on the role of President for the 2023-24 fiscal year. I serve elsewhere on campus as a leader on the field hockey team, a part of the Honors Program, a Yellow Jacket Tour Guide, and a member of the Beta Beta Beta Science Honors Society and Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honors Society. Living a healthy lifestyle has always been a big part of my life through sports, nutrition, and awareness of my own mental state, along with those I care about. Through the Wellness Advisors Program, we focus on providing 1:1 counseling to peers regarding all aspects of health, with my specific focus being the transition from home to college life and, subsequently, life beyond college. Through our expertise and certified training, I am here alongside my team to provide the Randolph Macon student body with a peer-related outlet to navigate any health issues they may face during their time at college.
Rithanya Saravanan, Vice President
Hi Everyone! I am Rithanya Saravanan, a senior at Randolph Macon College and the Vice President of our wonderful Wellness Advisors Team on campus! I am on the Pre-Med track and aim to graduate with a Biology and Behavioral Neuroscience Major and a Chemistry Minor! As a Wellness Advisor, I will be focusing on providing tips and guidance for students to understand and improve their physical wellness with a focus on nutrition! I also hope to help students navigate their mental health and lower their stress levels!
Jack Carter, Athletics Liason & Sports Advisor
My name is Jack Carter, and I am a senior here at RMC! I specialize in mental and physical health, I’ve lost people to suicide, unfortunately, but it’s made me start my own company for mental health called Male Mentis. If you ever want to work out, you can go to my Instagram and my fitness page, connect with me through the wellness advisor page, or just shoot me a message. I would be happy to help you reach your goals, whether that’s mentally or physically, or just to talk. A quote that I say to myself every morning is, “In order to have something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” The sky is the limit for you; in life, the only competition is yourself. Remember that you are never alone.
Kiley Kurcoba, Wellness Advisor
Hi everyone! My name is Kiley Kurcoba, and I am a rising sophomore from Baltimore, Maryland. I am a part of the Women’s lacrosse team, the Green Bandana Foundation, and the Honors program here at RMC. I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, working out, traveling, and playing with my puppy, Rey. I applied to become a Wellness Advisor so I can help others make the connection between their own mental and physical health. Learning how to do life can be a challenge, especially in college. Both mental and physical health are key components when it comes to living a balanced life!
Ashlyn White, Wellness Advisor
Hi everyone, my name is Ashlyn White, and I am a rising junior here at RMC. I am a student-athlete, part of the Honors Program, Alpha Lamda Delta, and an Admissions Intern. I am truly passionate about helping others, making meaningful connections, and learning more every day. I believe that a healthy mind, body, and soul are the key to academic success, one’s personal well-being, and overall happiness. I applied to be a wellness advisor because I want to help others reach their goals in all aspects of their life. But also foster a community where others can come for guidance, openly discuss challenges they are facing, and receive support in a non-judgmental space. I strive to make a positive impact on and off campus and am so excited for the opportunity to be a wellness advisor!
Bryn Waldrop, Wellness Advisor
Hi, Yellow Jackets! My name is Bryn Waldrop & I am a junior here at Macon. I wanted to become a Wellness Advisor because I am very passionate about mental, physical, and emotional well-being & want to make sure everyone here on campus has a place where they can feel heard! I genuinely believe that all feelings are valid & you do not have to go through what you are experiencing alone. We are here to listen!
Fall Office Hours
- Rianna Lowery: Monday 3:00pm – 4:00pm
- Jack Carter: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am – 11:00am
- Rithanya Saravanan: Tuesday 1:30pm – 2:30pm
- Aja Washington: Thursday 11:00am – 12:00pm
- Bryn Waldrop: Friday 1:30pm – 2:30pm
- Ashlyn White: Friday 2:00pm – 3:00pm
- Kiley Kurcoba: Friday 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Wellness Advisor Referral Meeting and Consultation Guide
How to MEET WITH A WELLNESS ADVISOR?
- Send a direct message to the group on Instagram Follow us @Jackets Wellness
- Email Us Directly: @Wellness Advisors
Where do Meetings and Consultations Occur? (After making an appointment or connecting with a Wellness Advisor directly).
- At the Counseling Center (Pannill House on the 2nd Floor)
- By Zoom
- By Phone
- Or at a Location of the Consultees/Students Request