Julia Bell received both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in public health from Wayne State University. She previously worked as a research assistant at the University of Michigan, studying student mental health. Her primary interest is the intersection between public health and the criminal legal system, specifically like decriminalization of public health issues and the impact of criminal legal system contact on the mental health of marginalized individuals and communities. She is originally from Michigan, but currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her fiancée and puppy, Ivy. In her free time she enjoys hiking, going to the farmers market, trying new coffee shops, and playing board games.
Mac Murphy has her BS in Social Work and is currently pursuing her MPH/MSW at the University of Michigan. Her interests are in Sexual Assault and IPV prevention, as well as substance use rehabilitation and prevention. Being from Tennessee she has a vested interest in the health and well-being of the Appalachian region, and hopes to work with survivors of IPV creating trauma-informed programs to help them battle substance use. She loves being outside, reading, and playing with her dog, Shelly.
Brenda has a master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. She started her career as a research scientist, first at Ford Motor Company and then at the University of Michigan. Later, she transitioned to project management. During the first two years of COVID, she became passionate about supporting the mental health of family members, especially college-aged students. Away from the job, she enjoys jogging, yoga, gardening, reading, DIY projects, spending time with her kids and church community, and investing time in multiple organizations focused on mental health.
Haley is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she majored in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience with minors in Environment and Law, Justice, and Social Change. She has been passionate about public health since high school, but became even more interested after studying public health abroad in South Africa during her freshman year. Haley eventually hopes to pursue her Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis on health policy. She is also interested in disparitiese in access to mental health. In her free time, she enjoyings trying new restaurants in Ann Arbor, traveling, and knitting.