Meet the Health Promotion Staff

Health Promotion

The UHS Health Promotion team promotes a campus environment that supports the ability to thrive physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. They educate and advocate for optimal health, from personal wellness improvement to institutional and policy change.

Our Health Coaches, Robin and Summer, provide 45-minute coaching session that will help you make simple changes in your lifestyle that support your overall health, as well as your personal and academic success.

Min Choi Office Manager

Min Choi

Office Manager

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Min Choi joined UHS as the Health Promotion Office Manager in 2019. Prior to assuming this role, Min served three years as the Administrative Assistant in the UHS Administrative department following her graduation from Berkeley with a bachelor's in Public Health. In addition to her role as office manager, Min also coordinates Meyer Lectures, a CME (continuing medical education) series offered to UHS staff.

Karen Hughes

Karen Hughes, MPH

Health Educator

-PartySafe@Cal
-Health Worker Program
-CERC Sub-Committee on Student Risk

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Karen Hughes joined UHS in 2006 as a Health Educator. She earned both her BS in Women's Studies and her MPH in Community Health Education from UC Berkeley.

"A small house will hold a hundred friends." (African proverb)

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Summer Jackson, MSW

Health Educator

-Health coaching

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Summer Jackson joined UHS in 2018 as a Health Educator. She received her MSW from the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. Summer has a clinical interest in perfectionism, self-understanding, and boundary-setting. 

Cathy Kodama

Cathy Kodama, MPH

Director

-Grant-writing
-Organizational development
-Public health strategies

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Cathy Kodama has both an undergraduate and an MPH degree from UC Berkeley, and has worked for UHS for over 40 years. She has led programming in sexuality, HIV, and alcohol and other drugs, and has a particular commitment to initiatives that address social justice and the campus environment and culture. She has been involved in numerous regional and national organizations, including serving as President of the Pacific Coast College Health Association and on the board of the American College Health Association.

"Be happy. It's one way of being wise." (Colette)
"Life is either a great adventure or nothing." (Helen Keller)

Tiffany Melendez

Tiffany Melendez, MS

Health Educator

-Underrepresented communities
-Marginalized populations

-Balance and wellness

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Tiffany Melendez joined UHS in 2018 as a Health Educator. She received her BA in Psychology from Hofstra University and her MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Tiffany was the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach at MIT in Cambridge, MA. She has extensive prior experience in community nonprofit settings, including working with individuals impacted by domestic violence, HIV, and alcohol/drugs. Tiffany's priorities are to work in support of marginalized/underrepresented communities and to inspire balance and wellness in people's lives.

"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path." (Buddha)

Robin Mills

Robin Mills, MA

Health Educator

-Sexual Health Education Program
-Health coaching
-Black student health

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Ms. Robin Sex Goddess logoRobin Mills joined UHS as a Health Educator in 2008. She received her BA in Psychology from Mills College (2001) and her MA in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University (2007). Robin sees clients for sexuality/sexual health issues including relationships and communication, sexual health/birth control education, and sexuality concerns and issues.

"Life is sexually transmitted..." (RD Laing)

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