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Our Staff

Nikki Kushner- Supervisor

Nikki is a junior majoring in Honors Psychology at Vanderbilt. Originally from Phoenix, she has been a member of the Wellness staff since 2012.  Her hobbies include running, football, yoga, and going out with friends.




Alyssa Niemiec-Assistant Coordinator

Alyssa is a junior majoring in Secondary Education and Mathematic. She is from San Antonio, Texas and has been on staff with the Wellness Center since October, 2012. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, basketball, reading, and watching How I Met Your Mother.




Jennifer Ray-Activities Coordinator, Wellness & Fitness

Jennifer is a Vanderbilt alumna and is finishing her M.A. in Religious History at MTSU. She has been with the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center for four years, becoming the wellness and fitness Activities Coordinator in 2014. She enjoys playing outside with her two children and going to concerts with her husband.





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Vanderbilt student applications accepted year round. Please include your resume, hours of availability, and your answer to the following:

There are many definitions that come to mind when you hear the word “WELLNESS”. What characteristics do YOU attribute to “Wellness”? There are no wrong answers!