Meet the Team

The Health Promotion Services is made up of staff, graduate student peer health educators, student assistants, and student volunteers. Learn more about our team and be inspired by our favorite health tips. 

Natalie Macias


Natalie the Director's photo

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. 


Staff Bio

Natalie Macias joined Health Promotion Services in 2015. She was a NCAA student-athlete on the Women’s soccer team at San Francisco State University. Natalie enjoys working with students on a daily basis to provide them educational resources when accessing healthcare. She also enjoys coaching the USF Women’s Club Soccer team, as well as teaching courses in the Masters of Public Health program.


Ed.D. Candidate, Organizational Leadership, University of San Francisco
M.S. Behavioral Health, University of San Francisco
B.S. Kinesiology, San Francisco State University

Jenny Lee

Assistant Director

Jenny's headshot

Find what works for you and stick with it!


Staff Bio

Jenny Lee joined the team in 2013 to launch a nutrition program and gain experience in public health outreach. She has been a certified Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR or NDTR) since 2012, and enjoys helping students develop their own healthy habits around food and exercise. Not only that but she also enjoys working with students who want to develop their skills and leadership in health promotion. This San Francisco native is a lifelong learner who enjoys biking, researching random things, and eating good food.


M.P.H. Community and Public Health Practice, University of San Francisco 
B.S. Clinical Nutrition, University of California, Davis


Aikaeli Kitilya

Program Assistant

Aika's Headshot

‎Enjoy the morning sun for an extra serotonin boost!


Staff Bio

Aikaeli Kitilya, or Aika (eye-cuh), as she prefers to be called, joined the team back in 2020. She comes from a health and fitness background where she has been a Pilates instructor for the past 8 years. Originally from Southern California, Aika moved to San Francisco to attend the University of San Francisco achieving a double masters in public and behavioral health. She enjoys working closely with students and is always excited to talk about all things health!


M.P.H. Community and Public Health Practice, University of San Francisco 
M.S. Behavioral Health, University of San Francisco
B.S. Kinesiology and Exercise Science, University of La Verne

Peer Health Educators

Get to know our certified peer health educators. They are graduate students from the School of Nursing and Health Profession's Masters of Public Health program. 

Student Assistants

Our student assistants support our front desk operations. Get to know who answers your phone calls and emails.

Volunteer Leaders

We have many volunteers who assist with events and programs. Here are some of our volunteer leads who take initiative and meet with the HPS team on a regular basis. 

Learn more about how to get involved in our volunteer program, Dons Helping Dons.