My name is Emely Bermudez (she/her) and I am the Program & Operations Coordinator. I am a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley with bachelor's degrees in Social Welfare and Environmental Economics & Policy.
I have research experience in helping low income and small scale farmers increase their sales during COVID and also helped rebrand marketing materials for Innovations for Youth to discuss disparities in adolescent health and education. In addition, I have also volunteered as a disabled students notetaker, served as a literacy tutor to help students increase reading levels, coordinated events for STEM students of color at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and advocated for more diversity and inclusion within the Economics department at Cal.
Through my time at Cal I learned the importance of mental health and how environmental, racial, educational, and other factors can impact one’s well being. For this reason I was drawn to the work that PEERS does in attempting to deconstruct the stigma around mental health. I hope that my lived experiences, background, and passion to empower marginalized communities can add to the collaborative environment within PEERS.
Outside of work I enjoy cooking, going to concerts, going to the beach, and going on hikes.
Program & Operations Coordinator