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

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

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

Anna Piasna
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Anna is from Poland and has just obtained her master’s degree in applied psychology. She has a strong passion for psychotherapy, especially trauma and PTSD treatment. During weekdays, she works in a startup company as an inbound marketing associate, and after work, she takes portrait photos, practices mindfulness and reads psychological books. 

Business Management Executive

Graduate of Jagiellonian University 

with a Master's in applied psychology

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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

Srija Indukuri

Peer Counselor

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Srija is from New Jersey and has recently graduated from Rutgers University with degrees in cell biology and neuroscience. She has been a part of the team for about two years and plans to attend medical school. During her free time, you can catch her listening to music, traveling, meeting new people, and learning new things. She strongly believes that mental health affects how one thinks, feels, and behaves. She says that mental health is the foundation for being happy and getting through day-to-day situations effectively. Therefore, she is here to support everyone who may need her help.

Graduate from Rutgers University with

BAs in cell biology and neuroscience

Manisha Madikonda

Peer Counselor

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Manisha Madikonda is an empathetic, hard-working, and ambitious intern who works with the Asking Jude Team to provide support for everyone who needs it. Manisha has earned a BA in cell biology and neuroscience with a minor in psychology from Rutgers University. While she is pursuing a career in medicine, she believes that mental health is as important as physical health. Manisha is currently a crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line and is also certified in Mental Health First Aid for Youth. Having had some struggles with mental health herself, she knows the importance of having a strong support system.  In her free time, Manisha enjoys immersing herself in music of all genres, particularly indie or garage rock. She also enjoys traveling, exploring new cultures, and is fluent in five languages. 

Graduate from Rutgers University with

BAs in cell biology and neuroscience

and a minor in psychology

Kelly Nguyen

Peer Counselor

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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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

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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