President – Kelly Gorman | email@example.com
Hi! My name is Kelly Gorman and I am a Junior from Pelham, New York pursuing a Psychology major and Biochemistry minor. I joined HOPE 2 years ago as a freshman and it was one of the highlights of my year. I have loved having the opportunity to work and bond with such an exceptional group of people, and am so excited to continue doing so. Outside of HOPE, I am also the education vice president of Gamma Phi Beta, and on the club lacrosse and golf teams. I love being involved in HOPE, and am so excited for this coming semester! If you have any questions about HOPE in general please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Vice President of Sexual Health Branch – Liz Jacob | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi all! My name is Liz Jacob and I am a sophomore from Cleveland, Ohio majoring in Environmental Science and Policy and Marketing. I joined HOPE as a freshman because I saw a need on campus to advance healthy lifestyles and promote positive wellbeing. I’ve truly found my time in HOPE to be a transformative experience, and I look forward to the future endeavors of the organization! Beyond HOPE, I am the founder and president of SchoolHouse Block, co-organizer of Earth Week 2015, an intern at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and a connoisseur of Aroma’s chai tea. This semester, the sexual health branch is returning to the basics of sex with presentations centered on pleasure, contraceptives, STI’s, and anatomy to encourage students to develop their own individual sexual ethic. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you are interested in learning more about the sexual health branch, would like to collaborate on a presentation, or just want to learn more about the intersections between sexuality and health!
Vice President of Substance/Alcohol Awareness Branch – Morgan Sehdev | email@example.com
Howdy! My name is Morgan Sehdev, I am a sophomore from Haddonfield, New Jersey, majoring in Hispanic Studies and Biology. This is my first year as a member of HOPE, which I became a member of in the Spring of 2014. As a member of the SAA Branch, I am right at home as I have had experience working in the field for four years as a member of a branch of SADD, working at the Camden County Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, and serving on my local Municipal Alliance Committee. I have absolutely loved my time thus far as a member of HOPE, collaborating with the most incredible groups of people – I’m always open to create more ties, so feel free to email me if you or your organization is interested in partnering with HOPE’s SAA branch. Current goals include: creating a judgement free space on campus for those who engage or don’t engage in drinking/drugs, promoting healthy behavior when partaking, among several others! We look forward to working with you!
Vice President of Mental Health Branch – Thomas Le | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! My name is Thomas Le, and I am a sophomore at W&M studying Psychology and English. I joined HOPE as a freshman because of my interest in mental health and my dream to one day work as a clinical psychologist, and since then I have learned to appreciate even more how our organization discusses such a wide range of pertinent topics: sex, healthy relationships, substance abuse, mental health, and how they all connect. Outside of HOPE, I work at the Writing Resources Center and the Charles Center, I conduct Psychology research in Professor Forestell’s Eating Behavior lab, and I serve as Vice-President of Short Story Club. While I specialize in body image/eating disorders and abnormal/social psychology, I look forward to guiding the Mental Health branch this year in a variety of topics, ranging from positive psychology to fitness and nutrition. Please feel free to contact me if you have any health-related questions or if you want to collaborate!
Vice President of Healthy Relationships/Sexual Aggression – Radha Yerramilli | email@example.com
Hey everyone! I’m Radha Yerramilli. I’m a junior at The College, studying Neuroscience and Government. I joined the Healthy Relationships/Sexual Aggression branch my freshman year and fell in love with creating solutions to support survivors and working to prevent sexual assault. Outside of HOPE I work in Office of Community Engagement and the Fairfield Foundation. Please feel free to reach out to me for any reason!
Treasurer – Mariah Frank | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi everyone! My name is Mariah Frank and I am the treasurer of HOPE. I am a sophomore Chemistry major, psychology minor looking forward to a possible career in forensic science. I joined HOPE last year as a freshman and I can say without a doubt that is it one of the best decisions I have made in college. I am an active member of the Sexual Health branch but as treasurer, I am in charge of the funding distribution for all of the AMAZING HOPE programs you see around campus. Outside of HOPE, I am a brother in the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, a driver for Steer Clear, and a member of the Tribe Club soccer team among other things. If you have any questions about HOPE, life in general, or you just want to chat, please send me an email!
Outreach/Fundraising Chair– Amanda Olsen | email@example.com
Hey there! My name is Amanda Olsen and I am a sophomore here at the College. I am a Psychology major and a Public Health minor, with high hopes of getting a PhD in either o Psychology or Clinical Psychology after undergrad. I joined HOPE during my freshman year because it perfectly meshes my passions for psychology and being well with public health. I am in the Sexual Health branch of HOPE, but it’s not all about sex for me, as I love working on all aspects of well-being and learning to thrive. Outside of HOPE, I act as President of Nu Kappa Epsilon, the music sorority on campus. I am also a volunteer at the Haven, a participant in Campus Buddies, and a RA in Monroe Hall. I’m involved all over the place, so if you ever see me around please stop and say hello! Otherwise, emails about anything and everything will do!
Hi! My name is Lauren Dybel, and I am from Virginia Beach, VA. I am a sophomore, and I’m working towards a degree in Neuroscience. I am HOPE’s Recruitment Chair, which means I will be working all year to bring in new members for the next class and increase member relations with the help of the branches’ social chairs. I am a TA for the HOPE class this Spring, and I am a member of the Healthy Relationships and Sexual Aggression branch of the organization. I volunteer within the Psychology Department as a research assistant and also at The Haven, a safe space for survivors of sexual assault. I am a member of Alpha Phi Omega and Alma Mater Productions [AMP] as well. Please feel free to contact me if you wish to join, collaborate with, or get to know HOPE!
Webmaster – Nickole Medel | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey all! My name is Nickole Medel and I am a junior here at the College. I am a Psychology major and a Dance minor, but I hope to go to law school once I graduate. I joined HOPE during my freshman year because I learned what the group did and I knew I just had to be a part of it! I am in the Sexual Health branch of HOPE and I love talking about sexual health as well as overall wellness with others. I am also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Pointe Blank Dance Company, and the Mock Trial team. I am usually everywhere and anywhere so feel free to come up to me or email me at anytime with questions about HOPE, health, or anything!
Advisor - Sarah Menefee | email@example.com
Sarah (Irwin) Menefee graduated from the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and went on to complete a Post Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. She then received her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she completed a certificate in Health Education and focused her program on topics related to adolescent health. Sarah is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), and she returned to William and Mary in the summer of 2006 as the College’s full-time Health Educator. Her current responsibilities include advising the Health Outreach Peer Educators, organizing awareness weeks, and implementing programs such as Mental Health Screening Day.
Advisor – Eric Garrison | firstname.lastname@example.org
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