GoUSF Cheers for Peers
Inspire. Be inspired.
Is your colleague an inspiration for health and wellness? Do you have a personal wellness journey that you would like to share? Tell GoUSF by submitting a Cheers for Peers nomination form for your colleague or yourself!
Congratulations to Natalie Macias, GoUSF's Cheers for Peers colleague of the month for June. Natalie Macias is the Associate Director in Health Promotion Services but is also known as the "Queen of Tobacco." Natalie spearheaded the implementation of Breathe Easy USF, the university's tobacco-free policy initiated on August 1, 2017, and she continues to champion this effort to this day. Natalie is a true example of someone who considers wellness in every moment of her life. In her spare time, she is a mentor and soccer coach for both the USF Women's Club Soccer Team at Koret and the non-profit Girls Leading Girls. As a constant advocate of health who carries a can-do attitude in everything she puts her mind and physical abilities toward, she leads others to reach their own health potential with encouragement and the inspiration to succeed. GoUSF aligns with her wellness journey to stay fit, meet others, and enjoy all that life has to offer, but also helps her stay active and involved at USF where she received her MSBH degree from the School of Nursing and Health Professions, and will now be pursuing her Ed.D. in Organization and Leadership with the School of Education this Fall. This is a GoUSF wellness champion you want to get to know. Thank you, Natalie, for all that you do at USF and for all the people you inspire every day!