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Reuben Parrish

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 here!


Assistant Director, Wellness Programs



Assistant Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education


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

Katherine McKay

Cougar Cupboard Assistant

Jessica Haney

Cougar Cupboard Assistant