Our Team


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!

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Hi! My name is Ryan Duff and my pronouns are they/them. I transferred to KU this year and am a junior in the School of Social Welfare. After graduation, I plan to use my degree to support and advocate for other queer and trans people. Outside of class I like to read, play guitar, and work on DIY projects for my apartment. Through HOPE@CAPS I’m excited to connect with my peers and offer support for the campus community- we’re always happy to see you!

Hi! My name is Srishti Gogia, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am currently a Senior at KU majoring in Psychology. This is my first year with HOPE@CAPS and I am grateful for this opportunity to engage with the campus community. As a Mental Health Peer Educator, I want to be able to provide a supportive and listening ear for students on campus and help them find the right resources they need. I am proud to be a part of Hope@CAPS so that I can be an advocate for people to put themselves first and take care of their mental health as I know it gets avoided so often. In my free time I love to listen to music, go on drives, binge watch Netflix shows, and hang out and have hour long conversations with my friends! Here’s to a great year and taking care of our mental health!

Hi my name is Mary Horttor and I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I am a Senior and study Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies. When I am not in class or studying, I am either watching tv or hanging with my friends. I love thrift shopping, music, finding new restaurant to try, and going for walks. I am very passionate about mental health, thus I want to be a part of the fight in ending the stigma around mental health and providing resources for people. This is my first years as a MHPE at HOPE@CAPS and I am excited to be able to support the KU community!

Hi, my name is Adam Kellogg (he/him), and I’m a senior at KU studying Psychology and minoring in Political Science. I love to meet new people and I’m always happy to have a conversation about almost anything. When I’m not Peer Listening, you can probably find me at the library or at a campus event. Stop by a Peer Listening table any time so I can get to know you, too!

Hi! My name is Isabel Mamaoag and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am currently a Senior at the University of Kansas and I am majoring in Psychology. In my free time, I love to go on walks and hang out with my family and friends. I am very passionate about spreading the importance of mental health and providing resources to students. I am very excited to be part of HOPE@CAPS and am looking forward to meeting you all! 

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!

Hi KU fam, my name is Versha Rai and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am an international student from Pakistan. Currently a Senior majoring in Psychology with minors in Visual Arts and Creative Writing. I love to talk to people whether it be philosophical questions, daily life or struggles of life. I believe the highest form of learning and helping is talking and listening to people, which inspired me to become a part of HOPE@CAPS. The number of resources and services KU provides for its students is commendable, let us help you excel. :)

Hi! My name is Grace Starr, and I use she/her pronouns! I am a Junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Women and Gender Studies. My goal is to go to graduate school and earn my Master’s and PsyD degrees! This is my first year working with HOPE@CAPS and I am so excited to advocate for mental health and hopefully reduce the stigma around it! I am so thankful for this opportunity and cannot wait to learn from and help provide resources to my peers!

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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