Paige Jude Gilmar

Founder and CEO

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Between a Beatles' song and a crisis, Paige founded Asking Jude in December 2013 to see an 1,000 follower-blog transform into a 30,000+ community. Paige began as the first and only peer counselor until the rapidly expanding community demanded another helping hand; she founded Asking Jude's internship program in 2015 and worked as its former hiring manager. In 2020, Paige graduated from McGill University with dueling degrees in psychology and communications. Jack-of-all-trades, Paige has worked in print journalism for over five years, receiving internships from Publishers Weekly and FINE Magazine. She has begun dabbling with broadcast journalism and currently hosts Emerald Magazine's podcast/video series, "A Sober Truth." Paige hopes to continue her academic escapades in graduate school with a Master's in broadcast journalism and business administration. 

Graduate of McGill University with BAs in Communications and Psychology

Haisley Kim

Graphic Designer

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Haisley Kim is a senior in South Korea's North London Collegiate School Jeju. She is currently studying psychology within the International Baccalaureate curriculum at her school. She is highly accomplished as a graphic designer, working as the executive designer of Island Magazine. She has also worked as a certified peer counselor at North London and has even been the co-chair of the Single Mum Project, an initiative that helps single mothers in South Korea emotionally and financially. She wishes to adapt her creativity and artistic enthusiasm into spreading kindness. She hopes to continue her interest in psychology at an American university, so she can pioneer a world of care. 

Majoring in psychology

at North London Collegiate School Jeju

Helen Alvarez
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Helen Alvarez is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her major is psychology, and she hopes to pursue a career in counseling. As a mental health advocate, she believes that offering supportive advice can make a huge impact on one’s well-being. She enjoys binge-watching crime shows, watching horror movies with friends, and thrifting. She encourages everyone to make their voice heard!

Quality Control Analyst, Hiring Manager and Peer Counselor

Majoring in psychology at

University of California, Los Angeles

Jordan Sadan
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Jordan is a senior studying college-level psychology at Community School of Naples.  She hopes to follow a pre-medical track, majoring in neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases.  Through her advocacy, she wants to contribute to the de-stigmatization of mental illnesses in North America.  In her spare time, Jordan leads environmental efforts in her community and travels across the country to participate in national fencing tournaments. She looks forward to helping as many people as she can through Asking Jude!

Marketing Media Manager and Peer Counselor

Majoring in psychology

at Community School of Naples

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The Team

Meggan Montuori

Peer Counselor

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Meggan is a recent graduate of Rutgers University, where she obtained a BA in psychology with a minor in English. She is currently taking a gap year before attending graduate school, where she plans to earn her Master’s in clinical psychology. Afterwards, she hopes to become a practicing therapist, possibly working with young children and teens. When Meggan is not doing coursework or her internship, she enjoys reading, painting, writing, and listening to music. These hobbies have helped her cope with her social anxiety disorder. She is a strong advocate for mental health awareness and has an aptitude for empathy and active listening.

Graduate of Rutgers University with a

BA in psychology and a minor in English literature

Jordan Kadish

Peer Counselor

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Jordan is a junior psychology major studying at The College of New Jersey. She hopes to work specifically in clinical counseling for children/adolescents in the future. Jordan has a strong passion for writing and mental health advocacy. It has also always been a goal of hers to write for an advice column which is why she decided to join the Asking Jude Team. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, embroidering, drawing, trying out new recipes, and spending a bit too much time with her cats. Jordan is so excited to be a part of the Asking Jude team and looks forward to helping you all in any way she can!

Majoring in psychology at The College of New Jersey

Angelica Barile

Peer Counselor

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Angelica is a 26-year-old bisexual writer here at Asking Jude. She studied to become an English teacher in college. She spends her time outside of work playing video games, reading, writing, and hanging out with friends. Angelica has a passion for helping and teaching others which led her to Asking Jude. She hopes that her experiences as a teacher will allow her to offer proper counsel to all those who need it.

Graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey

with a BA in English literature and a minor in Spanish

Kelly Nguyen

Peer Counselor

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Kelly Nguyen is in her last year of her undergraduate program at Boston College. She is majoring in applied psychology and human development as well as minoring in studio art. She grew up in Los Angeles, California. In her spare time, she can be found outdoors hiking a trail, biking, or swimming at the beach! She loves to draw, using pencil as her preferred medium, and jam out with my guitar.

Majoring in applied psychology and human development and minoring in studio art

at Boston University

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Jennie Chuah

Peer Counselor

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Jennie is a junior majoring in psychology and sociology and minoring in business at Texas Christian University. In her free time, she enjoys reading outside, cooking, and drawing. She is here because she has witnessed family and friends struggle with their mental health and want to support users with positive and helpful guidance. To her, Asking Jude is a safe place for people to share what they are struggling with and receive understanding and care. She looks forward to chatting and answering any questions you may have!

Majoring in psychology and sociology

and minoring in business 

at Texas Christian University

Andrea Anderson

Peer Counselor

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Andrea is a junior at Fayetteville State University. She is working toward her Bachelor’s of Science in psychology. She hopes to achieve her Master’s in clinical psychology and become a marriage-and-family therapist. Andrea hopes to specialize in families dealing with disabilities. She has Leber’s congenital amaurosis—an inherited, degenerative eye condition—which means she is legally blind. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and assisting others. 

Majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology

at Fayetteville State University

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