Our Team

Hello! My name is Gita, and I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I am a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Applied Behavior Science. A lot of my interests revolve around mental health and mental health disorders, whether it be advocacy, awareness or practice itself, specifically if it relates to cross cultural differences. While I am a mental health peer educator at CAPS, I am also a volunteer at Headquarters Counseling Center. So I’m excited to help my peers connect to the right resources both on and off campus. My hobbies include traveling, drawing, jogging, and saving stray ladybugs seeking shelter and warmth in my house in the bitter cold winter.

My name is Olivia and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am currently a junior double majoring in Social Welfare and Psychology here at KU. I've always been very passionate about mental health care, but recently I have also become more interested in advocacy work as well, which is why I am so excited to be a part of HOPE@CAPS. In addition to working with CAPS, I am a coordinator for an advocacy program at the Center for Community Outreach, serve as the service director of Omega Phi Alpha, and conduct research. In my free time, I enjoy being in nature, watching films at Liberty Hall, and hitting up coffee shops.

Griffin Albaugh

Hi! My name is Griffin, and I use the pronouns he/him/his. I'm a second year student studying history in KU's Legal Education Accelerated Degree program. When I'm not working or studying, I spend my time listening to music or being disappointed by my favorite sports teams. Mental health is incredibly important everywhere, but particularly at colleges, so I'm very excited to help out KU students and begin contributing to making campus a healthier place to grow and learn.

Andrea Barreda

My name is Andrea, and I am currently a junior at KU. I am studying Health and Physical Education with a minor in Business.  I love any type of sport, especially soccer. I play for KU’s Women Soccer Club. Fun fact about me is that I am from Lima, Peru. I enjoy watching movies and travelling to new places. I am really excited to be part of HOPE@CAPS and be able to help KU students thrive on campus.

Kathryn Grey Ammon

I am a junior from Fort Worth, Texas studying Political Science, History, and Women’s Studies. My pronouns are they/them/theirs. I also work for Student Housing, and volunteer with the Willow Domestic Violence Shelter and Planned Parenthood. My hobbies include: working on my thesis, traveling (most recently to Seattle, Washington and Austin, Texas), getting tattoos, and trying to find the best queso and Tex-Mex food in the Midwest. When I’m not trapped in Watson Library, you can find me at local concerts, shopping downtown, or planning my next adventure!

Kailyn Lindsey

My name is Kailyn, and I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I am a freshman at KU studying Pre-Nursing. When I’m not doing school work, I enjoy reading, taking naps, and spending time with my family. My favorite holiday is Christmas, so you can find me wearing Christmas socks on just about any day of the week. Above all, my most favorite thing is to help others which is why I’m so excited to be apart of the HOPE@CAPS team!

Piper McCain

My name is Piper, and I use the pronouns they/them/theirs. I am a first year graduate student in the Counseling Psychology program. Mental health care and wellness can be complex topics and it can be hard to know where to start--I’m very excited to work with HOPE@CAPS and demystify the counseling process. In addition to working with HOPE@CAPS, I am also the graduate assistant for the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, so you can spot me most often in The Center at The Union. When I’m not on campus, you can find me scoping new dice sets at AstroKitty Comics, enjoying the Lawrence Public Library, or exploring Downtown

Carson Smith

Hi! My name is Carson. I am a sophomore double majoring in Psychology and German. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I am extremely excited to be working at HOPE@CAPS. A few of my hobbies include: running till my legs feel like jello, trying new foods, watching vine compilations on YouTube, consuming coffee to no end, and enjoying the outdoors. I have a cat named Evelyn. I am a vegan. Out of all the places I’ve been to so far, the North Shore in Oahu, Hawaii is my favorite place to be.

Tatyana Turner

My name is Tatyana, and I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I am currently a sophomore studying Psychology. I am a part of the Black Student Union, Army ROTC, and KU's Multicultural Student Government. In my spare time, I am usually listening to music or sleeping! One fun fact about myself is that my birthday is on the cusp of Libra and Virgo.

Summer Wang

My name is Summer and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I'm a junior majoring in Community Health and minoring in Psych. I'm an international student from China and this is my 6th year studying in the U.S. I enjoy working as a peer educator for CAPS. It is an exciting experience and we have an amazing team. I love to travel and experience different cultures. On one trip I lived without internet in a monastery on a mountain in Tibet for 2 months.