Our Team

My name is Julia, and I use pronouns she/her/hers. I’m in my third year at KU and am studying applied behavioral science, psychology, and music. Mental health has always been a topic close to my heart, so I am very humbled to be working with the HOPE@CAPS team to reduce stigma on campus and lend an ear to those who need one. In addition to my work and studies, I am the current president of Sigma Alpha Iota International Women’s Music Fraternity and enjoy coffee dates with friends, baking, and tending to my plants.

Hi! My name is Brandon, and I use the pronouns he/him/his. I am a junior majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience. I have always been passionate about helping others and have an interest in mental health and mental disorders, so working as a peer educator for CAPS has been a dream come true! When I am not living the dream or studying, I spend my time listening to music, playing chess, and convincing others why the Marvel universe is better than DC.

Alyssia Vallejo

Hi my name is Alyssia! I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I am a second year student here at KU studying psychology and philosophy. When I am not working, at class, or studying I am usually spending time with my friends around Lawrence. Mental health is extremely important for college students and I am so excited to help my community here on campus to be able to feel that they can get through college with the most manageable stress level possible.

Griffin Albaugh

Hi! My name is Griffin, and I use the pronouns he/him/his. I'm a second year student studying history in KU's Legal Education Accelerated Degree program. When I'm not working or studying, I spend my time listening to music or being disappointed by my favorite sports teams. Mental health is incredibly important everywhere, but particularly at colleges, so I'm very excited to help out KU students and begin contributing to making campus a healthier place to grow and learn.

Andrea Barreda

My name is Andrea, and I am currently a junior at KU. I am studying Health and Physical Education with a minor in Business.  I love any type of sport, especially soccer. I play for KU’s Women Soccer Club. Fun fact about me is that I am from Lima, Peru. I enjoy watching movies and travelling to new places. I am really excited to be part of HOPE@CAPS and be able to help KU students thrive on campus.

Hi! My name is Hannah and I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I’m a senior majoring in Human Biology and will be attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine following this year to earn my MD. I am very passionate about mental health and primary care, so I’m thrilled to be on the HOPE@CAPS team. My other passions include: cheering on KU, rural medicine, and spending time with my family! I’m very excited to help my peers in my last year at KU and look forward to meeting you!

Hi my name is Julie, I am a junior here at KU with a double major in psychology and history. I also work at Graduate Admissions here at KU and volunteer at Headquarters Counseling Center. I am a proud member of KU Tango Club and you can often find me going on hikes and watching far too much netflix.


Kailyn Lindsey

My name is Kailyn, and I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I am a freshman at KU studying Pre-Nursing. When I’m not doing school work, I enjoy reading, taking naps, and spending time with my family. My favorite holiday is Christmas, so you can find me wearing Christmas socks on just about any day of the week. Above all, my most favorite thing is to help others which is why I’m so excited to be apart of the HOPE@CAPS team!

Naomi Mendoza

Hi there! My name is Naomi and I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I am a sophomore majoring in Psychology. I have a passion for helping others and outside of HOPE@CAPS I volunteer as a Crisis Counselor with Crisis Text Line. In my free time, I enjoy cuddling with my cats, practicing martial arts, and spending time with my friends.

Skylar Pryor

Hi there! My name is Skylar and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I’m currently a senior majoring in Religious Studies with minors in Women’s Studies, English and Psychology. Following my graduation, I intend to pursue a Masters in Social Work. Mental healthcare is something I am extremely passionate about and I am so happy to be part of HOPE@CAPS. In my free time, you can catch me at Aimee’s downtown drinking copious amounts of coffee or binge watching reality TV shows. 

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