The University of Tennessee is excited to announce that Rebecca Juarez, LCSW, joined the Center for Health, Education and Wellness’ team at the beginning of April. Rebecca will serve as university’s Alcohol and Other Drug Wellness Coordinator. She will work with the Center’s staff to design, implement and evaluate alcohol and other drug outreach programs to educate students about health risks and wellness opportunities directly affecting their academic, physical and emotional well-being. Rebecca brings experience from the therapeutic and clinical community mental health settings at Peninsula Lighthouse, The Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee, and Cherokee Health Systems. Rebecca has worked with a variety of client populations in both individual and group settings. Rebecca enjoys working with individuals as change agents as well as in community practice to help elicit broad change in culture and policy. She is enthusiastic about working to develop immediate and long-term evidence-based educational programs with risk reduction strategies. Some of the initiatives on which Rebecca will focus include: environmental management, social norming campaigns, alcohol and drug prevention programming and interventions, the development of a Collegiate Recovery Program, the VOLS 2 VOLS Peer Health Education Program, and collaborating with the university and surrounding community to support and further these endeavors. Current initiatives in which Rebecca is involved include: sexual assault awareness month, planning a designated driver program for UT students, and advising the future recovery student group on campus. We look forward to working with Rebecca! For more information on what the Center for Health Education & Wellness offers, please visit http://wellness.utk.edu/.