Thrive Global Graduate Editor-at-Large from Arizona State University
Michelle is a graduate student at Arizona State University. She is also the Founder, board member and CEO of the BEE Daring Foundation, a not-for-profit organization for college campuses and mental health. Its mission statement is to eradicate the stigmas surrounding mental health on college campuses. The Foundation’s vision is to educate college campuses on the effects of mental health and how to overcome it. Its target audience is college students (undergraduate, graduate, veterans, international, and transfer students), faculty and staff, friends & family, and first responders. Since becoming a mental health advocate in 2016, Michelle has created various mental health events. Winning the pitchfork award for in 2017 for the best educational program, “Mental Health Awareness Week.” Michelle has also created two amazing student organizations: Engaging Minds and the BEE Daring Advocates. Both work towards bringing awareness of the different stigmas and stereotypes that surround mental health.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS