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!
Graduate Programs Coordinator
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.
Graduate Program Co-facilitator
Myah graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in Communications and a minor in Applied Psychology. Throughout her undergraduate education, Myah worked with several local non-profits with an emphasis in mental health, access to mental health resources, and mindfulness.
Upon graduation, Myah began working at crisis center in Santa Barbara as a mental health counselor for adults experiencing suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and post traumatic stress disorder. Myah currently works as the community spaces program manager for the Isla Vista Community Services District and loves to teach yoga in her spare time! You can find her on a hike or at the beach somewhere in Santa Barbara on any sunny afternoon!