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Welcome to Campus Conversations, Wellness at Penn’s podcast that brings us together to share stories and find strength in vulnerability. Come along as we dive into the personal stories of members of the Penn community who display grit and resilience in times of adversity.

Latest Episodes

Episode 4: A Campus Conversation with Eric Anglero

Our guest is Eric Anglero, Penn’s new LGBT Center Director. Together, we fbstumble into a candid conversation about intersectionality and learn about his journey as a Queer Latinx person. He shares with us how mentors helped him stay afloat in trying times and reminds us of the importance of finding community. We also find out why his glasses match his shoes and about the role of queer Kickball in his self-care repository.


Episode 3: A Campus Conversation with David Clark  

Our guest is David Clark, a graduate student at the School of Nursindavidg and a newly minted Peer Wellness Coach at Penn. In conversation with David, we learn about his pivot from engineering to psychiatric nursing and how he navigated this career transition. He shares with us the fulfillment he experiences as an accountability partner in his work as a Peer Wellness Coach. We also learn about how surfing the Jersey shore and his fear of blood impacted his professional journey thus far.

Episode 2: A Campus Conversation with Rev. Charles (Chaz) Howard

Our guest is Rev. Charles (Chaz) Howard, a Penn alum who serves as the University ChaplainChaz and Vice President for Social Equity & Community. In conversation with Chaz, we learn about the surprising role Paula Abdul played in his formative years, his special connection with the biopond on Penn’s campus, and how he prioritizes self-care in order to avoid depleting his empathy reserves. Now a proud Penn Parent, he also shares the advice
he gave his daughters as they embarked on their own college journey at Penn.

Episode 1: A Campus Conversation with Taunita V. Stephenson

Our guest is Taunita Stephenson, Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion andtaunita
Belonging for Wellness at Penn and the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA). In conversation with Taunita, we learn about what is was like to be an Army brat, make decisions unpopular with her parents, and work for the National Football League.