Capital Peers Profiles

The Capital Peers are a diverse group of dedicated students passionate about promoting health and wellness to GW students. Meet the 2018-2019 Capital Peers!

Sarah Belay

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Majors/Minors: Public Health

Healthy Fun Fact: I try to practice 3 minutes of meditation every morning for stress management.

Sarah Belay

Hannah Blandon

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida

Majors/Minors: International Affairs/Latin American Studies, Global Public Health

Healthy Fun Fact: Naps are essential to me for stress management and a healthy mindset.

Hannah Blandon

Emma Creamer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Majors/Minors: Public Health/Spanish

Healthy Fun Fact: Vegetarian/vegan diets reduce your risk of heart disease, are cost effective, and save the planet! Sweet potatoes are my favorite protein substitute.

Emma Creamer

Michelle Diaz

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland

Majors/Minors: Exercise Science

Healthy Fun Fact: My favorite self-care practice is putting on a face mask and listening to some R&B. Sometimes terribly singing along too!

Michelle Diaz

Sarah Druckman

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Stamford, Connecticut

Majors/Minors: Exercise Science/Dance, Psychology

Healthy Fun Fact: I love to dance! It's a great work out, but also a wonderful way to de-stress.

Sarah Druckman

George Fragoulias

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: Freehold, NJ

Majors/Minors: Applied Science and Technology/Psychology

Healthy Fun Fact: I ice skate to de-stress.

George Fragoulias

Lyndsey Gallagher

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Northampton, PA

Majors/Minors: Public Health/Nutrition

Healthy Fun Fact: My favorite self care practices are running, meditating, trying new fitness classes, and being outside!

Lyndsey Gallagher

Charlyn Gomez

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland

Majors/Minors: Public Health/Biology

Healthy Fun Fact: My favorite way to start my day is to run laps around the reflecting pool!

Charlyn Gomez

Asia Jones

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Majors/Minors: Public Health/Sustainability

Healthy Fun Fact: I play video games to clear my mind and calm my nerves.

Asia Jones

Elyse Jones

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Majors/Minors: Public Health/Human Services and Social Justice

Healthy Fun Fact: My favorite form of exercise is swimming.

Elyse Jones

Bontu Kumsa

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Addis Ababa Ethiopia/Washington, D.C.

Majors/Minors: Economics/Public Health

Healthy Fun Fact: A self-care behavior that I practice to de-stress is cook my favorite dish after an hour of working out outdoors.

Bontu Kumsa

Caileigh Lydon

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Park City, Utah

Majors/Minors: International Affairs/Spanish

Healthy Fun Fact: I like to sit at my table with a cup of coffee and read my book before carrying on with the day. 

Caileigh Lydon

Naiya Osiyemi

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Jupiter, Florida

Majors/Minors: Psychology

Healthy Fun Fact: Listening to music can reduce stress and ease anxiety.

Naiya Osiyemi

Kate Russell

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Cross River, NY

Majors/Minors: English/French

Healthy Fun Fact: I like to run!

Kate Russell

Jackie Sackstein

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Voorhees, NJ

Majors/Minors: Marketing, Innovation & Entrepreneurship/Chinese

Healthy Fun Fact: I love finding healthy ways to make my favorite baked goods!

Jackie Sackstein

Dasha Temniy

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: West Orange, NJ

Majors/Minors: Public Health/Exercise Science, Sustainability

Healthy Fun Fact: Night runs by the monuments and the waterfront are a good way to simultaneously be mindful, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and get a workout in while at it!

Dasha Temniy

Jeyna Tutundzic

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Elizabeth, NJ

Majors/Minors: International Affairs and Environmental Studies

Healthy Fun Fact: My favorite way to release stress is to grab a canvas and just paint the first thing on my mind!

Jeyna Tutundzic

Shelby Webster

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Morgantown, PA

Majors/Minors: Exercise Science/Dance

Healthy Fun Fact: I enjoy doing hot yoga in order to help me de-stress.

Shelby Webster

Cassie White

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA

Majors/Minors: Public Health and Biology

Healthy Fun Fact: I love to do goat yoga as a fun and healthy de-stressor!

Cassie White