Capital Peers Profiles

The Capital Peers are a diverse group of dedicated students passionate about promoting health and wellness to GW students. Meet the 2019-2020 Capital Peers!

Amal Hassan

Amal Hassan, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Northern VA

Majors/Minors: Public Health

Healthy Fun Fact: Prayer serves as a way for me to maintain mindfulness and accept the moment despite the hardship I find myself in.

Anar Parmar

Anar Parmar, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Majors/Minors: Nutrition Science; Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Healthy Fun Fact: I love Brussel sprouts.

Anissa Williams

Anissa Williams, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Henderson, NC

Majors/Minors: MPH in Health Promotion

Healthy Fun Fact: One day I hope to create my own nonprofit to promote health and provide access to resources for rural communities!

Anna McDonald-Martin

Anna McDonald-Martin, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Cambridge, MA

Majors/Minors: Biology; Pre-Med

Healthy Fun Fact: I like to drink tea and practice mindfulness when I am stressed out.

Annika Schmid

Annika Schmid, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Petaluma, CA

Majors/Minors: Biophysics

Healthy Fun Fact: I do the New York Times crossword puzzle to keep my mind on point.

Bri Elgart

Bri Elgart, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: New Jersey

Majors/Minors: Public Health; Psychology; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Healthy Fun Fact: I love doing Zumba!

Carrie Kowalyk

Carrie Kowalyk, CapitalPeer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Greensburg, PA

Majors/Minors: Public Health

Healthy Fun Fact: I play club volleyball for GW!

Cassie White

Cassie White, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA

Majors/Minors: Biology; Public Health

Healthy Fun Fact: Goat Yoga (Goga) is my favorite workout!

Chris Zuniga

Chris Zuniga, Capital Peer

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: New Jersey

Majors/Minors: Political Communication; Sociology

Healthy Fun Fact: I am trained in EMS.

Emily Rosenkrantz

Emily Rosenkrantz, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Majors/Minors: Pre-Business Administration - Marketing and International Business; Geography

Healthy Fun Fact: I always start my day with a filling breakfast and coffee!

George Fragoulias

George Fragoulias, Capital Peer

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: New Jersey

Majors/Minors: Applied Science & Technology; Chemistry; Psychology

Healthy Fun Fact: I love cooking for my family and friends!

Jason Lei

Jason Lei, Capital Peer

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Majors/Minors: Public Health; Chinese

Healthy Fun Fact: I try to drink 8 cups of water a day.

Jazzy Parliyan

Jazzy Parliyan, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: New Jersey

Majors/Minors: Public Health

Healthy Fun Fact: I love fruit!

Julia Hyatt

Julia Hyatt, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Rockland, NY

Majors/Minors: Public Health; Psychology

Healthy Fun Fact: I love doing facemasks after a stressful day!

Lily Joo

Lily Joo, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Majors/Minors: International Affairs

Healthy Fun Fact: I really love kale!

Maddy Hraber

Maddy Hraber, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Majors/Minors: Public Health; Sustainability; Computer Science

Healthy Fun Fact: I love to run and ski!

Mallory McPherson-Wehan

Mallory McPherson-Wehan, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Ventura, CA

Majors/Minors: MPH in Maternal and Child Health

Healthy Fun Fact: I'm a group fitness instructor and personal trainer!

Marjanna Smith

Marjanna Smith, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Huntingdon Valley, PA

Majors/Minors: Public Health; Business

Healthy Fun Fact: I am going to run my first race (a 5k) this semester!

MG Holloway

MG Holloway, CapitalPeer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Monroe, LA

Majors/Minors: Public Health

Healthy Fun Fact: I enjoy rock climbing.

Nikki Vivekanandan

Nikki Vivekanandan

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Majors/Minors: Nutrition Science; Chemistry

Healthy Fun Fact: You can follow my health and wellness blog @livemashealthy on Instagram :)

Sarah Lawrence

Sarah Lawrence, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Majors/Minors: International Affairs

Healthy Fun Fact: I am a dancer!

Sophie Hirshfield

Sophie Hirshfield, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Marlton, NJ

Majors/Minors: International Affairs; Global Public Health

Healthy Fun Fact: I take different LSPAs every semester for a fun and free way to have a workout class!

Theresa Buechler

Theresa Buechler

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Maryland

Majors/Minors: Doctorate of Physical Therapy Candidate

Healthy Fun Fact: I've hiked a volcano in Ecuador.

Xinyu Liu

Xinyu Liu, Capital Peer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: New York, NY

Majors/Minors: Cognitive Neuroscience; Psychology

Healthy Fun Fact: I like to journal the events of my day every night to destress/vent to myself. I've been doing this for almost 4 years now!

Zack Love

Zack Love, Capital Peer

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: Talladega, AL

Majors/Minors: Public Health; Pre-Health; Emergency Health Services

Healthy Fun Fact: I played varsity tennis in high school and love playing in my free time as a college student!