Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing


Every Wednesday starting Fall 2018

12:00 - 12:45 in Santa Susana Hall 115
45 Min. walk and discussion open to Students, Faculty, and Staff.

Need to get out the office? Tired of staring at your computer screen? Want to learn more about CSUN? The Institute continues to offer themed walks encompassing fun facts about CSUN from the best Pokemon Go Tips to CSUN's campus efforts to stay sustainable.

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February 7Danielle J. De AsisAir and Lungs12:00 pm
February 14Christian WilliamsTips for Valentines Day 12:00 pm 
February 21Jennifer SkornikCheese Walk12:00 pm
February 28Marilyn Magaram CenterWellness12:00 pm
March 7Sarah Johnson & Austin ErikssonLime Bikes12:00 pm
March 14Gabby NadirLet's Talk About Luck!12:00 pm
March 28Marilyn Magaram CenterWellness12:00 pm
April 4Food Recovery NetworkTBD12:00 pm 
April 11Dream CenterDREAM12:00 pm
April 25Marilyn Magaram CenterWellness12:00 pm
May 2CSUN Breastfeeding CoalitionBreastfeeding Benefits / Lactation Spaces12:00 pm
May 9Rosemary MartinTBD12:00 pm



The Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing: Danielle J. de Asis

It’s Walkability Wednesday’s first session of the semester! Join us for a discussion on air. How can you strengthen your lungs, especially since Los Angeles doesn’t have the best air quality? Find out how and some other tips on breathing on February 7th as our very own Administrative Coordinator, Danielle de Asis, leads this walk. Danielle has been at CSUN since 2007, first as a student and eventually a staff member. She has a degree in Child and Adolescent development and in Criminal Justice Administration.  When she’s not working, Danielle leads a church choir and also serves in the Army. See you on February 7!

The Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing: Christian Williams

Join the Institute as we start valentines day with some quick and money saving pointers. Chris is a current undergrad student in Political Science here at Northridge. On his off time from work and school, he enjoys watching sports and going to the beach. Come join us on February 14 for those quick and easy tips.

The CSUN Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics (MMC)

The CSUN Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics (MMC) encourages health and wellbeing through education and community services in the fields of nutrition, food science, dietetics, and health promotion. In collaboration with other CSUN programs and centers including the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing, MMC has developed and supported many health and wellness programs that utilize the expertise of faculty, the energy and talents of students, and the extensive and diverse resources of the community. 

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson has been the Coordinator of the CSUN Institute for Sustainability for seven years. She coordinates campus sustainability projects, educational events, and outreach efforts, and oversees student projects and service learning. She works closely with campus and community stakeholders to advance sustainability initiatives She assisted in the development of the CSUN 10 year Campus Sustainability Plan and assists with implementation by serving on three working groups.

Austin Eriksson

Austin Eriksson is the Director of Energy and Sustainability at CSUN and has worked at the university for over three years. In his role he coordinates projects and programs across divisions and departments to ensure the University’s Sustainability Plan is met. He also played a key role in developing CSUN’s Climate Action Plan and is tasked with its implementation. His most recent accomplishments include leading the campus in tripling its diversion rate in less than two years, reducing CSUN’s water consumption by 22% - over 55 million gallons per year and is currently leading CSUN’s solar initiative with the goal of bringing 3-4 megawatts of clean energy to the campus within the next year. 


The CSUN DREAM Center is a resource center for undocumented students and allies. DREAM stands for Dreamers, Resources, Empowerment, Advocacy and Mentorship. We address the needs of undocumented students, members of mixed-status families, campus faculty and staff by providing the holistic services and resources such as financial aid assistance, legal services referrals, a peer mentoring program, and more!

CSUN Breastfeeding Coalition

My name is Kristen Castro and I am an intern under Genevieve Colvin at Northeast Valley Health Corporation. This semester, I have taken a lead in the CSUN Breastfeeding Coalition. On May 2nd, the CSUN Breastfeeding Coalition will host Walkability Wednesday. We will be visiting the lactation spaces on campus and informing the campus population about the issues surrounding breastfeeding. Our mission is to lead CSUN in becoming an environment that provides accessible resources for convenient, de-stigmatized breastfeeding to all mothers and to support a campus population that is informed about the issues surrounding breastfeeding. Join us on our walk to visit the lactation spaces located on campus and to learn about the how breastfeeding benefits the whole community and is protected by law. See you then!