Jyoti Daniere named director of health and wellness education
October 29, 2007
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Jyoti Daniere has been named the director of the Middlebury College Office of Health and Wellness Education. Daniere was previously employed as a staff counselor by both the University of Vermont and Saint Michael's College, where she offered psychotherapy and outreach services to students. She later started The Burlington Eating Disorders Center, where she provided family, individual and group therapy pertaining to eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual abuse, depression and anxiety.
Daniere has worked for 20 years to encourage college students to maintain their health and wellbeing. As part of her responsibilities at Middlebury, she will create alcohol and drug education programming to raise awareness of the risks associated with alcohol and drug consumption. Additional programming will address avoiding eating disorders and preventing sexual assault. Daniere and her office will also promote healthy lifestyle choices by focusing on such areas of wellness as sound nutrition and appropriate exercise as well as reproductive health and sexuality.
Daniere earned her master's degree in counseling psychology at Tufts University and she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Vermont.