PEER Project

2020 -2021 PEER Project Interns

Vanessa Sandoval Vanessa Sandoval graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Stanislaus State   University. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and cycling.







Mandy SchlossMandy Schloss graduated with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Early  Childhood Studies from Sonoma State University. Mandy is originally  from the Bay Area and relocated about 3 years ago. In her spare time  Mandy enjoys exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her two  adopted kittens, Phoebe and Sadie. 






Yolanda Verduzco

 Yolanda Verduzco graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Stanislaus State   University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking   road trips, doing arts and crafts, and taking part in wellness activities. 






PEER Project creates prevention and education related activities to eliminate stigma associated with mental health issues and reduce student suicide. We aim to increase awareness, promote wellness and acceptance, and empower students to help them find relief.

PEER Project interns are Master of Social Work (MSW) students who are trained to facilitate workshops on mental wellness and suicide prevention. PEER Project is sustained through a Student Mental Health Partnership with representatives from Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS), Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Modesto Junior College (MJC) & Stanislaus State. Program coordination is facilitated through the HEP Office, and intern oversite and supervision is provided by MSW Faculty Jen Johnson, LCSW.

Our interns and professional staff work hard to bring about awareness and education for the Stanislaus State community.