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Your Campus Wellness Experts

The Health Promotion and Advocacy Center staff is comprised of professional staff with expertise in a variety of topics. From sexual health, to stress management, healthy relationships, and physical health, we are passionate about applying our holistic approach to well-being to programming for students and the entire campus community.

Visit our staff profiles below for more information, and feel free to reach out with any questions or ideas about programming you would like to see!

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Pritma Irizarry Director, Student Wellness Center Wellness Center

Pritma ("Mickey") Irizarry joined the AU in March 2016. She is a native of the DMV area, having grown up in Montgomery County, MD. She is also a graduate of The University of Maryland and spent the fi

  (202) 885-3255

Maya Vizvary Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator Wellness Center

Maya joined AU in April 2016. She returned to DC in January 2016 after living in St. Louis for 3 years studying at graduate school. In grad school, she earned her MSW and MPH degrees from Washington U

  (202) 885-3055

Sara Yzaguirre Coordinator for Victim Advocacy Services Wellness Center

Sara Yzaguirre joined American University in November of 2014. Born and raised in the DC-Metro area, Sara is a proud product of the Arlington County public school system. Sara received her Bachelor of

  (202) 885-3382

Contact Details How to Get in Touch

While the Health Promotion and Advocacy Center is open 9-5 Monday through Friday, we are often in meetings or out and about on campus. If you're coming by to pick up free condoms, pamphlets, lube, or any other free resource, feel free to drop by anytime. These items are placed in a highly visible area, right in front of our entrance.

If you would like to speak with a staff member one-on-one, we highly encourage you to schedule an appointment via email to ensure that you are seen promptly.
  • For general question about HPAC, the NCAA Choices Grant, or to schedule contraceptive or sexual health consults, peer education, or alcohol transport meetings contact Mickey Irizarry.
  • To schedule an advocacy meeting or ask confidential questions about OASIS, Title IX, survivor rights and resources, or Empower AU, contact Sara Yzaguirre.
  • For questions about sexual violence prevention programming, such as Take Back the Night, the Clothesline Project, or the NVRDC legal clinic, contact Maya Vizvary.
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