Healthy UNH Blogger: Heather DeMello

Home Town: Newmarket, NH

Major: Occupational Therapy (MS) Graduation Year: 2015

What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?
In the occupational therapy program I am learning how to help individuals engage in meaningful every day activities following a traumatic health event. I also live a pretty active lifestyle on campus.I work out at the Whit regularly and lead the hip hop and step team on campus, Sisters in Step.

Favorite Food: Mexican; who doesn’t love guacamole!

Favorite Movie: Anchorman

Favorite Book: Proof of Heaven

What place in the world do you most want to visit? Europe, but particularly Greece and Croatia

Favorite Dining Hall:
As a vegetarian it can be difficult to find healthy balanced meals, but I never find myself leaving Stillings hungry!There is always a wide selection of vegetarian options offered at the vegan station every day.The open design of the dining hall also creates a more relaxed environment to eat and catch up with friends after a busy day of classes.

What do you love about UNH?
I grew up in a small town, so I chose UNH because has a beautiful campus with endless opportunities to meet new people.UNH is a large school with about 12,000 undergraduate students, which is one of my favorite things about it.The campus is always lively with things to do and people to see.I also love that UNH is located on the seacoast.We are close enough to enjoy both the beaches and the mountains!

As a Healthy UNH intern, what are you most excited about?
I am most excited about having the opportunity to reach out to students who may be experiencing physical or mental health issues.As an occupational therapy student I hope to bring new perspectives and promote others to live a healthy lifestyle on campus!