Campus Wellbeing - Our Staff

Genie Kim, MPP 
Director of Wellbeing and Health Education 

Contact Information

Phone Number (805) 756-6181
Fall 2017 Office Hours Monday & Thursday | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Work & Research Interests

Organizational Wellness

Social Responses to Changing Environment

Technology for Social Change

Promotion of Health Development for all



DSW, University of Souther California (In Progress)

MPP, Health & Social Policy | Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2011

BS, Human Development & Family Studies | Penn State University, 2007



Genie Kim (she, her, hers) is the Director of Wellbeing and Health Education for Campus Health & Wellbeing. In her current role, Genie works closely and collaboratively with the campus and community to ensure students, faculty and staff have a safe and healthy environment to learn, grow and thrive.

Genie has been working in the field of health education, promotion and prevention for 10 years. She starter her career as a behavioral counselor with at risk youth in San Luis Obispo, CA. This launched her career and interest in fostering a culture of health and well-being for all.


Fun Facts

Genie is a California native and grew up on the Central Coast. She was a competitive swimmer and collegiate athlete at Penn State University. During her time at Penn State, she was a member and intern at the Women's Leadership Initiative and was very active in the State College community. 

During her free time, Genie spends time exploring and going on adventures with her husband Larry and son Henry.


Strengths: Responsibility | Significance | Individualization | Relator | Communication


Emily Lu
Basic Need Health Equity Coordinator

I graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Neuroscience. I wanted to be a Basic Need Equity Coordinator because I know the importance of mental health, especially in the college environment when so many students have to sacrifice their own health to pursue good grades in rigorous courses. Therefore, I am hoping to make a difference for students at Cal Poly through coming up with sustainable and beneficial programs that will help them succeed.

Contact Information

Phone Number (805) 756-6181


Tenzin Namdol
Basic Need Health Equity Coordinator

Where you graduated: Cal Poly SLO, Class 2018

What you studied: Major: Biology   Minor: Psychology

As a first-generation student in STEM involved in PULSE and SSS mentoring, I saw the need for more student resources especially for STEM students since they have lower retention rates. Specifically, many underrepresented students in STEM are struggling with both school and Basic needs. Worrying about your next meal, if you have enough to pay rent ect. causes additional stress and can impair their ability to do their best. This position allows me to not only give back to my community but also close the gap in performance. I hope to build off of current resources and create new ones based on student feedback and needs. 

Contact Information

Phone Number (805) 756-6181

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