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 senior Materials Science and Engineering major from Maryland. This is my fourth year being a PHA, and I can't believe how quickly my time here has flown by! I enjoy learning more about habits for healthy living, whether it's from our trainings or from comments and feedback at programs, and it's been really gratifying to see changes in our campus's culture towards health, especially sleep and stress, since my freshman year.

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 second year as a PHA. I am a sophomore in the School of Computer Science. I joined PHA last year 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

Peer Health Advocate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hello! My name is Colby Yu and I am a sophomore Decision Science 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

Peer Health Advocate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hi! I’m Sam Smith. I’m a junior, and it’s my second year as a PHA. Being a peer health advocate is a wonderful experience, allowing me to interact with the CMU student body in a meaningful way. 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

Peer Health Advocate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hi, I'm Jumana and I am a junior at CMU studying Neuroscience with a concentration in Neurobiology, and a minor in Science, Technology, and Society. In my free time I find my creative outlet in organizing CMU's annual fashion show, Lunar Gala, and I enjoy debating politics and international relations as a member of CMU Model United Nations. I'm excited to be a PHA and act as a resource for fellow students.

Willetta Wisely

Willetta Wisely

Peer Health Advocate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hi, my name is Willetta Wisely and I’m from outside of Philly. I’m a first year PHA in Mechanical Engineering, and I love learning and talking about health! I’m excited to see how our programs can help the CMU Community.

Dee Harris

Dee Harris

Peer Health Advocate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hello, my name is Dee Harris and I'm from Richmond, VA. I'm a freshman studying Information Systems. This is my first year as a PHA and I'm excited to be a part of the team. I care deeply about the health of my peers and hope to create a lasting impact on the CMU community through my work as a PHA.

Marie Ivantechenko

Marie Ivantechenko

Peer Health Advocate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hi, my name is Marie Ivantechenko, and I'm a freshman Neuroscience major from New York. This is my first year being a PHA, and it's been really enjoyable so far. I joined PHA because I wanted to continue to advocate about living a healthy lifestyle and also to increase awareness about stress and mental health. Outside of PHA, I like listening to music and doing ballroom dance.

Halnaa Yuh

Halnaa Yuh

Peer Health Advocate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Greetings! My name is Halanna Yuh and I am currently a first year engineering student at Carnegie Mellon. This is my first year serving as a PHA. I am excited to be a part of the effort that strives to educate the CMU community on various issues regarding health and wellness. I am a firm believer that health is essential for academic and personal growth in the college environment. I look forward to making a positive impact as a PHA!