About BTSE

We’re here because everyone has questions… and no questions are too embarrassing to ask!

Let’s face it. You did not learn everything you needed to know in sex ed class.

When it comes to sexual health — from birth control to body image, periods to preventing pregnancy and STIs, safe dating, healthy relationships and more — BetterThanSexED is here to answer all the questions you wish you could’ve gotten answered.

  • Our text (toll-free) and online chat hotlines are staffed by trained Planned Parenthood health educators — real people who will give you the real, straightforward answers to all your sexual health questions.
  • Our articles and trainings are created by the experts at Planned Parenthood, who teach young people to make healthy decisions and train teachers, parents, professionals, and caregivers how to have honest discussions with the young people in their lives.

BetterThanSexED is an online educational resource that provides an open door to teens who may not have a trusted adult to answer questions, and to the adults who may not have all the answers.

MEET THE TEAM

Amy has a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema and Human Sexuality Studies and has more than 10 years of experience teaching comprehensive sex education. She enjoys outdoor activities and once rode her bicycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles for an AIDS Lifecycle fundraising event. It took 7 days!

Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and 6 years of experience educating youth. He loves Thai food and enjoys tinkering with his car in his free time.

Bruce has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Cal State Northridge. He has 2 years’ experience educating college students and 1 year experience educating youth. He enjoys a healthy lifestyle by living life to his best ability. Outside of work, he enjoys long distance runs, hikes, quality time with family/friends, and cooking.

Christine earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Cal Poly Pomona. Her passion lies in empowering youth through education. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, and hiking with her family.

Cici has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a concentration in Community Health Education. She enjoys working with youth of all ages and has been educating youth for over six years. She enjoys outdoor activities and lives for traveling, dancing, and music festivals.

Crystal has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a minor in Health Science. She enjoys being a health educator to her community. During her free time she loves traveling and reading books.

Jessica has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies, with an emphasis in Communications, Culture, and Public Affairs.  She is passionate about helping others to have the happiest and most successful lives possible. She enjoys reading, cooking, petting dogs, and singing too loudly.

Judy has both a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Public Health. She enjoys teaching programs that help students create positive changes in their lives. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Lupe has a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health from California State Northridge. She enjoys seeing her community thrive and is happy to help individuals bring about healthy and positive changes in their lives. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and exploring new opportunities for adventure.

Meg has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and a Master of Science in Counseling. She has been providing reproductive health education at Planned Parenthood for the past 14 years. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her puppy Roxy.

Mya has a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and a Master of Science in Public Health. She has a passion for health education and loves being out in the community. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and trying new foods.

Nayely has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, with a Public Health Education concentration. She has been educating youth for 2 years. She enjoys traveling and going to concerts.

Nicolle has been a Sexuality and Reproductive Health Program Specialist for the past 5 years. She finds it important to educate others, so they can make responsible choices where they can also pass that valuable information along to others. When not busy educating and taking care of her toddler, she enjoys scrap-booking.

Scarlet has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a minor in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. She just started health educating, but is excited to make a difference in the lives of youth. In her free time she enjoys trying new foods, traveling, and reading.

Shawnda has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Master of Science in Public Health.  She has been providing reproductive health education for more than 10 years. She enjoys hanging out with friends and family, traveling, trying new foods, and she also loves Zumba.

Vivian earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health at Cal State Northridge. She enjoys teaching comprehensive sex education and making an impact in the community. During her free time, she loves to decorate, eat, and watch movies.

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