Meet Our New Staff!
PeerForward is growing! We have three new team members who are joining us in our mission to leverage peer influence to help students navigate higher education:
Musa Ureña is a graduate of The State University of New York at Albany with a degree in history. He is an alumnus of the program himself, having completed his workshop in 2015 at Rutgers University, and was named Peer Leader of the year in 2016. After earning his Bachelor’s, he worked as a 6th Grade Team Leader at South Bronx Classical Charter School. He recently graduated with a Master’s from the Relay Graduate School of Education. He is joining our team as a Program Specialist and PeerForward Coach. His position entails overseeing peer leaders, like those at his alma mater, 47 The American Sign Language and English Secondary School, and maintaining connections between our affiliated schools and community leaders.
Andre’Ana “Aunie” Miller graduated from The University of the Arts with a degree in dance performance. After graduation, Aunie earned her license for massage therapy, working at Body Bliss Spa as their lead massage therapist. Andre’Ana is a PeerForward alumna, completing her workshop in 2014 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Her involvement in PeerForward continued even after she achieved her alumni status, serving as an Alumni Team Member for the National Capitol Region from 2016-2018. In 2021, she became a PeerForward coach and now joins our team full-time as a Program Specialist! Through her work, she hopes to help support high school students as they plan for their futures and figure out the path they want to take after graduation.
Anna Kessler graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Peace Studies and Social Justice. While this is her first with PeerForward, she still feels a deep connection to the mission of the organization. Previously the Marketing and Communications intern at Global Fund for Children, Anna is now the Marketing Coordinator at PeerForward. She spends her workdays running the organization’s social media accounts and creating fun, educational content.