Jasmine Alimova
(She/her)

Graduate Programs Coordinator & Co-facilitator 

Jasmine graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2020 with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Applied Psychology. During her university career, she worked at CAPS as a Mental Health Peer and at CARE as a Peer Educator, pursuing her passions of providing mental health and interpersonal violence resources to her community. She has been with The Thriving Initiative since its early days, determined to create a space that values judgement-free open communication, genuine validation, and respect of everyone's boundaries, without question. Jasmine is excited to have the opportunity to continue her work with The Thriving Initiative and hopes to create a safe, comfortable environment for the entire Thriving community.

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Chassidie Liu
(She/her)

Director of Program Development & Outreach 

Chassidie graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2021 with her Bachelors of Science in psychological and brain sciences, along with a minor in applied psychology. Throughout her undergraduate career, she worked at an eating disorder treatment center and a behavioral health facility for those with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. On campus, Chassidie served as a mental health peer with CAPS and was an intern with CARE. Not only that, but she fulfilled her passion of supporting survivors of interpersonal violence as a volunteer and co-facilitator for the Thriving Initiative. For fun, she loves to travel and try new places to eat. She is a huge foodie and Yelp Elite!

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Tony Muñ0z
(He/him)

Director of Program Services

Tony graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in psychology & brain sciences. He worked at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on campus as a mental health peer, in addition to his position at Thriving, where he led workshops for other students. During his spare time, Tony loves to go to places he has never been before to hike, explore, and watch the sunset. He believes that Thriving highlights the resilience of our community through its continuity and appreciates the unfaltering safe space it cultivates. 

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