Meet the PHAs-University Health Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Konyin Adewumi

Konyin Adewumi

Peer Health Advocate

My name is Konyin Adewumi and I am a senior Policy and Management major. I am from California so Pittsburgh is far from home for me. I'm currently working towards med school, my dream is to work for the World Health Organization. I became a PHA partly because the best way to learn something is to explain it to others; I hope to continue learning.

Megan Steinmetz

Megan Steinmetz

Peer Health Advocate

My name is Megan Steinmetz, and I am a senior majoring in Policy and Management and Decision Science. I am very excited to start my first year as a Peer Health Advocate! I am specifically interested in sexual health and women’s health issues on campus. I became a Peer Health Advocate in hopes of promoting healthier lifestyles, while creating a forum where students feel comfortable discussing issues related to their health. I am also involved in Greek Life on campus, and in Strong Women Strong Girls.

Holly Stein

Holly Stein

Peer Health Advocate

Hey! I'm proudly from Minneapolis, MN where I love to bike as many places as I can. Here in Pittsburgh, I spend more time playing frisbee, cooking, and speaking Spanish and French with anyone who will talk to me. I am majoring in mechanical engineering and am considering biomedical engineering. I would love to use what I learn during my time at CMU, including my time as a PHA, to promote a better quality of life for people everywhere.

Philip Dominici

Philip Dominici

Peer Health Advocate

 I am a current sophomore planning on studying Statistics and Biology. I am from Westford, MA originally but have been visiting Pittsburgh for most of my life.  I have long played saxophone and currently play in the Kiltie Band here at CMU, but love trying new things.  I am new to being a PHA but not to teaching and helping others - something I greatly enjoy.  Something I hope to do in the future is work in Southern Europe.

Sangeetha Sankaran

Sangeetha Sankaran

Peer Health Advocate

Growing up the daughter of a doctor, I have long been passionate about health and wellness. While I'm a sophomore pursuing mathematical sciences with no intentions of going to medical school, I still want to do my part to promote healthy practices across campus.  Also, being a PHA means I need to talk the talk and walk the walk. It reminds of my commitment to pursuing a good quality of life.

Jade Schiffer

Jade Schiffer

Peer Health Advocate

My name is Jade Schiffer, and I am from New York.  Although this is my first year as a Peer Health Advocate, I am excited to work on events and discuss facts and common misconceptions about health with new people.  Since I have found the areas surrounding health to be complicated and sometimes very confusing, I look forward to continue to try to make health information more accessible to my peers.