The Founding Team
We are a team of students and teachers. In addition, all of our content is supported and reviewed by college professors and healthcare professionals.
Noelle is a first year student at UC Davis. She plans to study biological sciences and public health. Noelle has been passionate about public health ever since she studied infectious diseases in 7th grade, and one day she hopes to become an infectious diseases physician. She loves being a part of PHEP because it allows her to pursue her passion for public health while helping educate and consequently protecting her community.
As a science teacher at Sunnyvale Middle School, Dewey has witnessed the importance of encouraging an interest in science and scientific thought in his students. He strongly believes that teaching children to think critically about the world around them and to explore phenomena through inquiry is a core principle in building a healthier and stronger society. In this regard, PHEP is an amazing opportunity to foster bright young minds and activate them to create positive, sustainable change in the world they will inherit.
Kyle is a college junior majoring in Biology (Pre-Med), currently attending The University of Alabama. Before attending University, Kyle worked as a Wilderness EMT, providing emergency medicine to backcountry and rural communities. Through his experiences, Kyle's discovered that his true passion is through civic engagement for medicine. After spending some time as a Wilderness First Aid instructor, his interest in teaching various forms of medicine led him to participate in the Public Health Enhancement Project (PHEP). Outside of school and PHEP, Kyle likes to spend his time playing water polo for the University's club water polo team and volunteering at a Fire Department.
Rachel is a Canadian high school student and is very passionate about math and science in general. Some of her hobbies include riding her Ripstik, drinking water, eating cheese, and doing digital art with her iPad and Apple Pencil (although she doesn't think she is very good at it). With PHEP, she intends to educate those around her with accurate information while creating enjoyable videos.
Crystal's two greatest passions are education and medicine because she believes they're critical aspects to building a healthier and more unified society. As a K-8 teacher, Hospital Corpsman, and now PA student, her goal is to organize community-driven efforts to advocate for more equitable access to science education, medical knowledge, and improved health policies. PHEP is a place for anyone of any age/profession who wants to create the change they'd like to see in the world. Crystal encourages you to join us today!
Elisa is currently a junior at Homestead High School. Her passion for biology ignited in sixth grade when she learned about DNA and how to use Punnett squares to predict genotypes. After noticing the lack of scientific information her peers and community members had during the COVID-19 pandemic, she set out to start PHEP and began to commit herself to educating those around her and helping them make informed decisions.