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Wellness Staff

Reuben Parrish, MPH, MCHES (He/Him)

Director of UH Wellness

Reuben Parrish

Reuben graduated from California State University, Fresno with a BS in Health Science and a MPH in Public Health with an option in Health Promotion. He has worked at the University of Houston Wellness department for 9+ years. He is a member of the American Public Health Association, American College Health Association, Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. His interests are in general health education/promotion, men’s health, substance abuse, wellness and health coaching and worksite wellness. He is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified health and Wellness Coach. Reuben is passionate and committed to serve and assist the university in helping improve the lives of students, staff and faculty.

Favorite Quote “Knowing is half the battle” GI Joe

Interested in connecting with Reuben about general health and wellness topics, alcohol and drugs, or want to learn more about our nine dimensions of wellness? Request a free consultation!

Assistant Director, Wellness Programs


Jessica Rubinsky, MSW- (They/Them)

Assistant Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education


Jessica Rubinsky

Jessica graduated from Tulane University with a BSM in Psychology and Marketing as well as Washington University in St. Louis with a MSW in Violence and Injury Prevention. Jessica has worked in the field of sexual and relationship violence prevention for the past six years. In addition to working in Non-Profits Jessica has worked as a consultant providing education, resources, and advice to individuals, communities, and companies in Texas, Washington D. C., Louisiana, Missouri, and Mississippi. Their interest are in violence prevention, sexual health, relationships, LGBTQ+ identities, and restorative justice. Jessica uses a margins of center, intersectional, and strength centered approach in all the work that they do, believing that all oppression is connected and fighting to end sexual violence must include ending all types of violence. In their free time Jessica enjoys playing board games, eating thai food, and finding local hiking trails.

Interested in connecting with Jessica about violence prevention, sexual health, relationships, sexual orientation, or gender identity? Request a free consultation

Gulden Esat

Graduate Assistant

Syed Rizvi

Graduate Assistant

Alli Hessel

Student Assistant


Alli is a Junior at the University of Houston majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management with an emphasis in Marketing. She enjoys working at Wellness because she is passionate about mental health awareness, as well as reducing the stigma around campus sexual assault. When she's not in the office or studying for classes, she enjoys spending time with friends and watching TV (her favorite shows are Parks and Rec and Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

Keisjon Mosby

Student Assistant


Keisjon is a Sophmore at the University of Houston currently studying Biology. He loves working at Wellness because he enjoys the experience of helping those in their daily wellness in preparation for his future career. After his undergraduate, he hopes to attend UTMBG and obtain his masters to become a Physician's Assistant. Keisjon hopes to work in the field of pediatrics specializing in the physical and mental health of children and adolescents

In his free time he enjoys doing Gymnastics, listening to music, sleeping, hanging out with friends and watching movies.

Julia Blackshell-Fair

Student Intern

Cougar Cupboard

Vaishnavi Dusi

Cougar Cupboard Coodinator

Jessica Haney

Cougar Cupboard Assistant

Lordina Yeboah

Cougar Cupboard Assistant