Life Stages

EVOLVE AT EVERY STAGE

HE​ALTH | COMM​UNITY | NATURE | ADVENTURE

Life Stages helps you build sustainable skills for well-being and personal development through a combination of our interactive, skill-building app along with enhancement options via our ecosystem of interconnected goods, services, and tools. We help you build the best current version of yourself so you can live a healthy and aligned life and contribute your unique talents to the world at any stage in life.  Join us!

 

Knowledge is power!
We use an​ evidence-based approach rooted in rigorous scientific research to help you build knowledge and proven skills around wellness and development.

 

Community & Interconnection 
The world is intricately interconnected. We are committed to fostering a positive connection to the self, wider community, and local environment for all.

 

Holistic Health & Abundance

 We do not simply tackles aspects of health but rather work in harmony with physical, mental and socio-emotional wellbeing to promote whole mind-body health, personal development, and individual and societal potential.

We’re a dedicated team driven by our mission to help individuals self actualize at any stage in life. By combining decades of rigorous psychology and outdoor adventure research along with years of clinical and outdoor experiential practice, our model has been crafted to help individuals evolve in a holistic manner.
We help people overcome stressors and limitations to build a life that brings them joy, peace and self-fulfillment through practical, experiential and evidence-based solutions. We believe everyone and anyone can become their best self with the right tools, resources and support. By integrating nature, technology and quotidian life, Life Stages’ helps you evolve into your best self.

Meet the Team

Z. Y. Terrones

Founder ​& CEO

Z (or Zulma) Y. Terrones, an entrepreneur and interdisciplinary professional at the intersection of behavioral health; research psychology; and experiential education.  Drawing from a unique combination of high-intensity academic environments (University of Chicago and University of Cambridge); domestic and international service in non-governmental settings; and entrepreneurial/startup experience, Z uses her diverse skills and knowledge to help others on their journey of achieving mind-body wellness and self-actualization.

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Alexander Perez

Product Manager

Alex is an environmental, health, and safety professional with a heart for technology and nature accessibility.  As a Chicago native who later moved to the PNW, he quickly fell in love with the therapeutic benefits that being present in nature has provided him.
Aligning with Life Stages' mission was an easy decision that has allowed him to use his unique skill set to help himself and others reach their fullest potential.

Partners

Dione Sheehan

  

Dione Sheehan is the founder and creator of Caliber D Fitness. She holds a group fitness certific​​ation from the American Council on Exercise as well as a de​gree from Stanford University. Her method combines the joy of music with the high-intensity nature of athletics to deliver stellar results while fostering an atmosphere of positivity and men​tal awareness. Dione is passionate about teaching people how to approach fitness from a happy, healthy perspective. She is based in San Francisco and offers group classes, personal training, and mindset coaching. Learn more on her website.

Javier Melendez

  

Javier Meléndez is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a focus on addressing spiritual and sexual trauma, particularly for latine LGBT individuals who have had negative religious and spiritual experiences. He is in the process of developing his private practice Eutierria Therapy, a nature-based, mental health therapy practice that aims to reconnect clients to themselves, others, and nature. He is currently based in San Antonio, Texas providing telehealth to California clients. Learn more about his upcoming private practice at eutierriatherapy.com 

Stephanie Ho

  

Stephanie is a group ​fitness and yoga instructor with over 10 years of experience teaching in fitness clubs and corporations. She believes that fitness is for everyone and has made it her mission to motivate
and educate as many people as she can on how to get fit and feel good about their bodies. Her love of movement has also led her to completing both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Kinesiology and a number of fitness certifications, including Les Mills BODYJAM and BODYSTEP, Personal Training Specialist, RYT200, and Fitness Instructor Specialist. Outside of the health and fitness world, Stephanie enjoys drinking chai lattes, knitting and crocheting, and watching cat videos. To connect with Stephanie, you can reach her on LinkedIn.

Neuro Base Camp

  

Living with a neurologic injury or chronic disease is like stepping into a dense wood forest, or standing at the base of an intimidating mountain. Our specialized therapists want you to know you're not alone- we will help you gather skills, tools, and knowledge to make the c​limb ahead much more manageable. Neuro Base Camp offers affordable services for a variety of neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions, with 1-on-1 customized physical therapy in-clinic or telehealth therapy via our secure Zoom platform.  Click Here to learn more about us!

2024 Interns

Meet the emerging talent applying their education to real-world solutions to build a healthier future for all!

Sehoon Park

UC Berkeley

Sehoon is a freshman at UC Berkeley studying Life Sciences, Business, and Entrepreneurship (LSBE). Their dream goal is to provide medical attention for those in need living in developing nations. In order to reach this goal Sehoon has been mastering the realms of health and life sciences. 

Hanjie Shao

UC Davis

Hanjie Shao is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and Human Development at UC Davis. He is also a research assistant working in psychology and nutrition lab. He is interested in exploring the effect of parental psychopathology on teenagers’ psychological well-being, and he is excited to work with the team and learn more about mental health and resilience.

Xinzhu Chai

UC Davis

Xinzhu Chai is an undergraduate majoring Quantitative Psychology at UC Davis, and she is working as an intern for the Research team. Dedicated to understanding the intricate connection between mental and physical well-being, she is exploring the intersection of these two realms, and she is passionate about how advancements in physical well-being can foster positive outcomes in mental health. She is also working as a psychology research assistant at UC Davis. 

Jocelyn Back

UC Davis

Jocelyn  is entering her second year studying Global Disease Biology at UC Davis and aspiring to go into the field of public health and with plans for graduate school later on for a MPH. By acquiring research skills and incorporating creativity in my passions, Jocelyn hopes to grow and expand the impacts of outdoor-oriented health to a wider and more accessible audience. In her free time, Jocelyn is involved in a dragon boat (paddling) team at Davis and also enjoys going to libraries and cafes.

Previous interns
Ananya Bharadwaj

UC Davis - 2023 intern

Ananya Bharadwaj is a Global Disease Biology Student at UC Davis with a passion for the intersections of public health, epidemiology, and medicine. Recognizing the significance of representation in the healthcare field, Ananya is committed to driving positive change in underserved communities. Currently serving as a research and education intern at VN Cares, a clinic affiliated with UC Davis, Ananya plays a vital role in empowering and educating the underserved Vietnamese community in Sacramento. Through educational initiatives, Ananya raises awareness about the importance of cancer screenings and other essential health topics.  In addition to her pursuits in the healthcare field, recognizing the importance of cultural diversity and inclusivity, Ananya strives to promote and bring awareness to Indian classical dance forms, particularly Barathanatyam. As an active member of the UC Davis dance team Sunatya, she aims to inspire and empower others, fostering a sense of pride and appreciation for the Indian dance tradition.

Isha Suba

UC Davis

Isha is a second year Biological Sciences major at the University of California, Davis. As an aspiring healthcare professional, she is interested in exploring the conne​ction between mental and physical health. Isha is excited to learn more about science communication and research design as a Life Stages intern! Outside of academics, Isha enjoys reading and baking.

Sophia Xu

University of California, Berkley

Sophia is a second year undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley pursuing a simultaneous degree in Molecular Environmental Biology and Data Science. Currently, is a undergraduate researcher at the University of California, San Francisco researching organ regeneration and also extreme physiology between identical twins. Outside of school, she loves making memories with friends and family, traveling, and music.

Riana Gutierrez

UC Davis

Riana is a rising third year majoring in Biological Sciences and a minor in Public Health at UC Davis.  ​As a hybrid intern for the Research and Communications teams, she is excited to bridge her passion for health research and fostering creativity. Besides her studies, she takes pride in her heritage through active involvement in the Filipinx community organizations at UCD. She also loves music and the ocean.

Jocelyn Back

UC Davis

Jocelyn  is entering her second year studying Global Disease Biology at UC Davis and aspiring to go into the field of public health and with plans for graduate school later on for a MPH. By acquiring research skills and incorporating creativity in my passions, Jocelyn hopes to grow and expand the impacts of outdoor-oriented health to a wider and more accessible audience. In her free time, Jocelyn is involved in a dragon boat (paddling) team at Davis and also enjoys going to libraries and cafes.

Gloria Carbaja

San Francisco State University

Gloria Carbajal is a third-year student at San Francisco State University, currently focused on pursuing an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Marketing. With a clear ambition to excel as a marketing professional, Gloria looks forward to applying her academic foundation in a career-oriented context, specifically with the Brand Management and Communications team of the Life Stages internship program. As a first-generation Latina college student, she is driven by a sincere commitment to making positive change within the community. In addition to her academic pursuits, Gloria enjoys hiking and engaging in choreography dance classes.

Carolina Mendoza

UC Berkeley

Carolina is a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley who pursued a degree in Data Science with a concentration in Business and Industrial Analytics. She is currently exploring her time in sales to provide a genuine service to customers and create a good long-lasting business-to-customer relationship. She is interested in learning more about the sales and marketing industry as she continues her career in software engineering. In her free time, she enjoys trying new foods, traveling, and focusing on self-improvement.

Sehoon Park

UC Berkeley

Sehoon is a freshman at UC Berkeley studying Life Sciences, Business, and Entrepreneurship (LSBE). Their dream goal is to provide medical attention for those in need living in developing nations. In order to reach this goal Sehoon has been mastering the realms of health and life sciences. 

Xinzhu Chai

UC Davis

Xinzhu Chai is an undergraduate majoring Quantitative Psychology at UC Davis, and she is working as an intern for the Research team. Dedicated to understanding the intricate connection between mental and physical well-being, she is exploring the intersection of these two realms, and she is passionate about how advancements in physical well-being can foster positive outcomes in mental health. She is also working as a psychology research assistant at UC Davis. 

Previous interns
Riana Gutierrez

UC Davis - 2023 intern

Riana is a rising third year majoring in Biological Sciences and a minor in Public Health at UC Davis.  ​As a hybrid intern for the Research and Communications teams, she is excited to bridge her passion for health research and fostering creativity. Besides her studies, she takes pride in her heritage through active involvement in the Filipinx community organizations at UCD. She also loves music and the ocean.

Blake Dual

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 2023 intern

Blake is in the process of obtaining a bachelor's degree in Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Blake intends to enter a media related field after he graduates.  He loves  listening to and learning about music.  As an intern at Life Stages, Blake looks forward to having a fun experience working with the team and providing the best service he can.

Rushi Sharma

San Jose State University

Rushi  graduated from San Jose State University with an MS in Software Engineering where he developed both web and mobile applications. He is excited to contribute to Life Stage’s software products and gain new skills in the process. Some of his hobbies include working out, cooking, discovering new foods, going on hikes, and playing soccer.​ 

Ting Feng

San Francisco State University

Ting Feng is a a Computer Science Junior Student at San Francisco State University.  She loves traveling and hiking.

Anish Athmakoor

UCLA

Anish is a second-year Computer Science and Linguistics major at UCLA. I enjoy building software in diverse sectors that have impactful real-life applications. I am eager to contribute to coding projects at Life Stages that merge technical proficiency with creative problem solving. Anish enjoys playing basketball, board games and going hiking in my free time.  

Carolina Mendoza

UC Berkeley

Carolina is a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley who pursued a degree in Data Science with a concentration in Business and Industrial Analytics. She is currently exploring her time in sales to provide a genuine service to customers and create a good long-lasting business-to-customer relationship. She is interested in learning more about the sales and marketing industry as she continues her career in software engineering. In her free time, she enjoys trying new foods, traveling, and focusing on self-improvement.

Abrar Hussain

University of Illinois at Chicago 

Abrar is a software engineer who studied psychology during his undergraduate years. He completed an intensive program where he learned different softwares and programs. He started an agency where he worked with multiple local businesses to develop their website to provide them digital marketing appearance and to have a website tied to their business. Having led various projects as a scrum leader at the agency, he brings a unique blend of project management and full-stack development skills. On his free time he loves working out, playing basketball and traveling.

 Arjun Takhar

UC Davis

 Arjun is a third year computer science major and very excited to be a part of the Life Stages team.  He enjoys  playing basketball and going to the gym.

Jason Corn

Santa Clara University

Jason is a junior at Santa Clara University studying Computer Science with an emphasis in Software Development and Music with a specialization in French Horn. He is also a PC hobbyist and enjoys tinkering with electronics. He also likes to write music and play video games in his free time.

Emanuel Sarbu

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Emanuel is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He is enthusiastic in learning and exploring all aspects of programming, from web development to the complexities of cloud computing and DevOps. Joining Life Stages is the start of an exciting new chapter in which he can learn and grow with the team while also contributing to the company's software product. In his spare time, he likes to go on walks, play video games, learn Japanese, and read.

Cassidy Chu

San Jose State University

Cassidy is an undergraduate student studying Software Engineering at San Jose State University. She is interested in frontend development and pursuing the UI/UX field after graduation. She is excited to learn from her team at Life Stages and help contribute to the company's software product. In her free time she enjoys hiking, backpacking, painting, playing video games, and snowboarding.

Wen Wei Tan

UC Davis

Wen Wei Tan is a UC Davis graduate who's been immersed in video games since forever. Although his journey toward a computer science degree for game development went differently as expected, he's holding onto the dream of infusing his passion for video games into software development.

Previous interns
 Ayse Erel

UC Davis

2023 intern

Ayse is  a third year Computer Science student at UC Davis. She is interested in using and developing her knowledge of programming languages as well as different algorithms. She is excited to be part of Life Stages and ready to improve her problem-solving skills to contribute software solutions as an intern. Her hobbies include playing/watching basketball, cooking and reading.

Danh Pham

San Francisco State University

2023 intern

Danh is a computer science student with experience in developing full-stack software and machine
learning applications.  Danh is dedicated to continuously learning every day, and expanding his coding knowledge.  He loves reading books, listening to music, and exploring new things.

Keon Sadeghi

UC Davis

2023 intern

K​eon is an undergraduate student majoring in Statistics and minoring in Computer Science at UC Davis. He intends to become a Data Scientist or Software Engineer once he graduates. Keon is excited to learn more about Software Engineering as an intern at Life Stages. Some of his hobbies include playing sports such as basketball and soccer.

Wang-Meng Yang

UC Davis

Wang-Meng Yang is a dynamic and accomplished fourth year undergraduate student in Biological Sciences, with a diverse skill set encompassing research, finance, and data analytics. With a passion for understanding the intricacies of life and an aptitude for quantitative analysis, they bring a unique perspective to the field. Throughout their academic journey, they have actively engaged in cutting-edge research projects, in which their research experience has honed their analytical thinking, experimental design and data interpretation skills. Furthermore, their proficiency in finance and data analytics, acquired through finance managerial positions and coursework has equipped them with a strong foundation in financial analysis, budgeting and statistical modeling and analysis. This multi-dimensional skill set positions Wang-Meng Yang as a versatile scientist capable of bridging the gap between biological research and quantitative analysis, making them well-prepared to contribute to groundbreaking advancements in the field.

Kevin Mooney

UC Berkeley

Kevin Mooney is a recent graduate from University of California at Davis with a BS in Computer Science. As a future software engineer, he is interested in developing the company's new application and seeing how his work can have a positive impact on those who use it. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and hiking outdoors. Kevin is excited to see how his unique skills can contribute to the company and how he can continue to learn from the team at Life Stages. 

Brian Thai

UC Berkeley

Brian is a rising senior at UC Berkeley studying Data and Computer Science. He is passionate about software development as it allows him to express his creativity in a tangible way. In his downtime, Brian loves to lift, make videos, and create video games for his friends to play!

Sreeya Yakkala

University of California, Davis

Sreeya is an undergraduate student for the University of California, Davis who is pursuing a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Technology Management. She is actively exploring a potential career in Product Management and excited to learn more about the product field, and how to fully launch a product into the market. She is looking forward to contributing to the company’s mission and work on new products. She enjoys playing lacrosse, watching new shows, and going on hikes in her free time.

Abrar Hussain

University of Illinois at Chicago 

Abrar is a software engineer who studied psychology during his undergraduate years. He completed an intensive program where he learned different softwares and programs. He started an agency where he worked with multiple local businesses to develop their website to provide them digital marketing appearance and to have a website tied to their business. Having led various projects as a scrum leader at the agency, he brings a unique blend of project management and full-stack development skills. On his free time he loves working out, playing basketball and traveling.

Niklas Feil-Haw

San Jose State University

Niklas Feil-Haw is an undergraduate student at San Jose State University, currently pursuing a BS in Physics and a BA in Philosophy with a minor in Business. He is also completing a professional certificate in Product Management through Kellogg Executive Education. Niklas is passionate about making tangible impacts, solving real-world problems, and creating positive change through his work. With a strong foundation in analytical thinking and a proactive approach to problem-solving, Niklas brings a keen interest in product strategy and a commitment to delivering innovative solutions. His hobbies include hiking, traveling, and playing sports.

Lindsay Behrens

Arizona State University

Lindsay is a graduate student at Arizona State University who is pursuing a master's degree in Project Management. Prior to attending ASU, Lindsay graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in N.Y. With a degree in Digital Humanities & Social Science with minors in Marketing, Public Relations and psychology. She is actively exploring a potential career in Product or Project Management and is excited to learn more about the product field, and how to fully launch a product into the market. She is looking forward to contributing to the company’s mission and work on new products. She likes traveling, being active, and watching new shows in her free time. 

Chris Lo

University of California, Davis

Chris is ​a third year Computer Science and Economics double major with a Technology Management Minor studying at UC Davis. Through founding and serving as the president of a student organization, Chris has realized that his passions and strengths lie within the management space and is excited to learn and share his experiences with LifeStages. Outside of professional work, I enjoy watching/playing football and basketball. 

Sreeya Yakkala

University of  Chicago 

Siyuan (Amy) Zhang is a student pursuing a Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program at the University of Chicago. She got a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Analytics and Actuarial Science from The Ohio State University. She contributed her data science knowledge and skill in Ease and Life Stages.  

Clémentine Paris

University of  Chicago 

Clémentine Paris is a Master's student at the University of Chicago. Originally from the south of France, she moved to the United States to complete her undergraduate degree in biology at Boston College. She relocated to Chicago to pursue her passions for healthcare and informatics, interning with Data Across Sectors for Health at the Illinois Public Health Institute and enrolling in UChicago’s Biomedical Informatics program. She is excited to contribute to the company's new application by leveraging her skills in data analysis and management. 

Check out our Intern Spotlight video for 2023!

Our internships are now open! 

Please review open internship roles and linked descriptions:

Research Assistant Internship
Product Manager Internship
Brand Management & Communications Internship

Interested in interning with Life Stages? 

Send your resume and a short description outlining your interest in interning with us to joinus@lifestages.us 

*All internships are available for college credit and are available in quarter or year long internship durations.

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with remote or in-person duties. 
From event planning, program coordination, and marketing, there is something for anyone looking to practice, learn or strengthen new and old skills!
 Reach out at joinus@lifestages.us

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