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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, or book an appointment via our You Can Book Me page. 

Pritma Irizarry Director, Student Wellness Center Wellness Center

Pritma ("Mickey") Irizarry joined 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 first

  irizarry@american.edu

  (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

  vizvary@american.edu

  (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

  sarayza@american.edu

  (202) 885-3382

Yoo-Jin Kang Coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drugs

Yoo-Jin Kang is new to the AU community and joined in late August 2018. She is a graduate of University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she focused on gender-based violence work. Her undergraduate

  ykang@american.edu

  (202) 885-3384

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 You Can Book Me so that you are seen promptly.
 

  • For general questions about HPAC, the NCAA Choices Grant, or to schedule contraceptive or sexual health consults, or peer education 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.
  • To schedule an alcohol or drug consultation, AOD transport meetings, or a chat about your own or someone else's alcohol or drug use, email Yoo-Jin Kang
Health Promotion and Advocacy Center

Hughes Hall -- First Floor -- Suite 105

OASIS Victim Advocacy. Email us at OASIS@american.edu.