Student Health Services is committed to providing caring, compassionate, and cost effective health care and health promotion services that are specifically designed for the unique needs of our students.
Meet the Staff
Jennifer Howes, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Student Wellness Services
I completed my undergraduate work at UCLA and received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Prior to arriving at Caltech in 2011, I worked with a diverse group of students at the Claremont Colleges and maintained a small private practice. While I now focus on administrative aspects of Health and Counseling Services, I enjoy supporting students through programming and outreach events related to mental health, emotional wellbeing, identity development, physical fitness, and the Caltech Cares initiative.
John Tsai, M.D.
Medical Director of Health Services
Divina Bautista, RN, MN, FNP
Alice Sogomonian, RN, MN, FNP
Title: Nurse Practitioner
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
Master of Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA.
Professional Affiliations: American College Health Association
Professional Interests: Interested in complementary medicine and how both good nutrition and regular exercise contribute to good health.
Hobbies/Self-Care: Walking and engaging in regular physical exercise to maintain health and wellness. Hot yoga practitioner for many years to assist with mind/body/spirit balance.
Wellness Tip: “The cure for anything is salt water. Sweat, tears or the sea.” Isak Dinesin
Wellness depends on a 3 pillar foundation of health involving mind, body and spirit. Each component is as important as the other. Every person must take time and effort to develop each of the components. For example, devoting energy to serious study must be balanced with adequate physical exercise, sound nutrition, friendship and time away from it all to pause, reflect, pray and meditate. Emphasizing one component over the other creates imbalance and illness.