Carnegie Mellon University

Mari-Therese Burton

Mari-Therese Burton

Lead Peer Health Advocate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hi, my name is Mari-Therese Burton, and I’m a junior Materials Science and Engineering major from Maryland. On campus, I am also a peer tutor, and, back home, I have been a volunteer EMT in Maryland for the past 4 years, so health and peer-to-peer education are very important to me. My favorite part of being a PHA is the opportunity to interact with so many different people on campus, which expands my perspective on health at CMU.

Claire Farrokh

Claire Farrokh

Peer Health Advocate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hi! My name is Claire Farrokh, and I'm from Plainfield, NJ. I'm a junior in the School of Drama majoring in stage and production management. This is my third year as a PHA, and it's been an incredible experience so far. I'm always happy to talk about anything health-related, and I'm especially passionate about sexual health and alcohol safety. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Ermina Lee

Ermina Lee

Peer Health Advocate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hi my name is Ermina! I'm a rising sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and a second year PHA. I love working with our team to not only provide unbiased information on basic and more sensitive health topics, but also make CMU a healthy and close knit community where you all feel like you have a place!

Amber Griffith

Amber Griffith

Lead Peer Health Advocate in Training

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

My name is Amber Griffith and this is my first year being a PHA. I am a freshman in the School of Computer Science. I joined PHAs because I loved the cause of helping to educate my community on topics that are pertinent to everyday college life. I think that it is extremely important for our community to learn and understand about health concerns, and who better to teach than students themselves?! Outside of PHA, I love to draw and not only practice my own creativity but to be able to see it in others too.

Colby Yu

Colby Yu

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hello! My name is Colby Yu and I am a sophomore Logic and Computation major in Dietrich. In addition to being a PHA, I am a part of CMU Senate and currently sit on the Communications Committee.  I am truly excited to be someone who the CMU community can look up to when facing with difficult circumstances and talk to when needing advice on making healthy choices: “Need Advice? Don’t Think Twice!  YU Can Help YOU!”

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hi! I’m Sam Smith. I’m a sophomore, and this is my first year being a PHA. Being a peer health advocate is a wonderful experience, allowing me to interact with the CMU student body and to help people in various ways. No matter the topic, helping others better understand health is an enriching experience and I enjoy doing it! Feel free to contact me if you want to talk. 😊

Jumana Akoad

Jumana Akoad

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Jumana Akoad is a sophomore at CMU studying Neuroscience with a concentration in Neurobiology, and a minor in Science, Technology, and Society. In her free time she loves debating international relations as a member of the CMU Model UN team, helping run CMU's annual fashion show Lunar Gala, and playing tennis. She's excited to be a PHA and act as a resource for fellow students.