Channel Kindness Radio: Colyn + Laurens-Jan

March 15, 2022
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Advisory Board members, Colyn and Laurens-Jan, have a conversation about both how academic institutions can support the mental health of their students and the ways that physical health is connected to mental health.

This interview is part of a series on Channel Kindness Radio in which members of Born This Way Foundation’s Advisory Board interview each other about their various experiences, perspectives, and hopes.

Check out the podcast below or the transcript here:


Colyn A. (he/him/his) currently resides in Nevada as a student majoring in Political Science and Secondary Education. In high school, he served as a Nevada Youth Legislator where he found his passion for advocating for mental wellness. Colyn hopes to create a better world where all young people feel loved, heard, and respected for their diversity. He wants each young person to know they have a purpose on this earth.

Laurens-Jan B. (he/him/his) is studying hospitality management and through this program, has found and nurtured his inner passion to create a kinder and braver world starting within his own community.

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