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My name is Maryam Ahmed and I'm a Senior on the pre-med track with a minor in business. I'm interested in exploring the public/community health field and because of this, I am passionate about spreading more awareness about mental health stigmas and resources for students, especially my fellow Jayhawks! I'm looking forward to providing support this year with HOPE@CAPS as we adjust to the 'new normal.'  In my free time, I like exploring new coffee shops, binge-watching new movies, and enjoying time with my friends and family!

Hi! My name is Allie Burch, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I’m currently a Junior at KU studying Applied Behavioral Science and Business. When I’m not in class or at work, you can find me spending time with friends, drinking a good cup of coffee, or watching some Netflix. I also love music, sports, and hanging with my little brother. I’m very passionate about destigmatizing mental health and the importance of self-care, so I’m thrilled to be a part of the HOPE@CAPS team again this year. I’m looking forward to a great semester!

My name is Paloma Infante and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a senior studying Music Therapy. I have two cats; Ticheli, named after my favorite composer and Phoebe Bridgers. I love going to concerns and eating out! I'm looking forward to meeting you, stay safe!

Hello! My name is Saniya Jain. I am a Junior majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology. As a peer educator I want to do my best to facilitate access to resources and information at KU and provide support to my peers.

Hi! My name is Miranda, my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a Junior majoring in Psychology on the Pre-Medicine track. When I am not in class or at work, you can find me hanging out with friends at the Scholarship Halls. I am passionate about providing accessible mental health care and am so excited to be working with HOPE@CAPS this year!

Hello! My name is Corinne Nguyen and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am in my final year of the accelerated Master's program in Speech-Language Pathology here at KU. Throughout my clinical experiences in speech therapy, I have seen just how profound of an impact mental health can have on communication disorders as well as overall daily functioning. This discovery inspired me to work towards advocacy and breaking down stigmas surrounding mental health within our community. I am so excited to be part of HOPE@CAPS this year and look forward to supporting my peers here at KU.

Hello! My name is Mariah Sibley and I am a Master's student in Counseling Psychology. My favorite hobbies include playing video games, writing, drawing and watching scary movies or anime. I am grateful to have this opportunity to help my fellow students and offer any support they may need. I am biracial, a part of the LGBTQ+ community, and fight for the injustice that many have faced recently.

My name is Abby Simonson and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a fourth-year student majoring in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology. I love working with HOPE@CAPS because it gives me an opportunity to advocate for mental health services and to help my peers through this mentally and emotionally taxing period of their lives. I encourage all students to consider utilizing this amazing service offered to us through CAPS - we would love to support you!

Hi there! I'm Anna St. Pierre, I am a Senior majoring in Music Therapy! A bit about me: I like to bake and sew; and in my free time I'm usually hanging out with my friends. If you're into personality stuff, I'm an Enneagram 9 and an INTJ. This is my third year with HOPE@CAPS, and I'm feeling so grateful to be returning to in-person services. As KU students, I think we should take advantage of all the resources we have at our disposal during our time in college, and CAPS is one of them! I hope to see you at our free(!) Drop-In Peer Listening sessions or in a Peer Support Group this year! Rock Chalk!

Hi! My name is Abby Vaughn and I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I am a first-year student at KU and a first-year HOPE@CAPS MHPE. I am majoring in Exercise Science and am most looking forward to attending KU basketball games with my friends. I'm excited to learn and educate my peers about campus resources while reducing the stigma associated with mental health. Rock Chalk!

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