AFSP GW Chapter Leadership
Amy Matson, President
Amy is a junior at The George Washington University majoring in Communication and minoring in Organizational Science and Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. She has been involved with AFSP since 2017 after her younger brother, Luke, died by suicide in October of that year. She then joined the GW chapter of AFSP in 2019, and has been volunteering with the organization whenever possible. Amy is from Lebanon, Connecticut, and in her free time you can find her running, watching TV, or planning her sorority's recruitment. If you have any questions about the chapter at GW, reach out to Amy!
Arshiya Srivastava, Vice President
Arshiya is a junior at The George Washington University majoring in International Affairs and minoring in Human Services and Social Justice. She dedicates her efforts advocating for the importance of mental health and challenging stigmas/prejudices surrounding suicide in honor of her personal connection to the topic. She has been a part of AFSP GW since her freshman year in 2019. Arshiya grew up in India, but currently lives in Singapore and Spain. In her free time, she loves trying new food, going for long runs, and Spotify group-sessioning with her friends.
Abigail Simard, Communications Chair
Abigail is a junior at The George Washington University majoring in Creative Writing/English with minors in French and Sociology. Since the loss of a cousin in 2018, she has been advocating for suicide prevention with the goal of saving lives and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health. She found AFSP GW in her first week on campus and has been volunteering with AFSP ever since. She is from Farmington, Connecticut, and as a proud New Englander, she loves the fall, skiing, and Ben & Jerry's. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and spending time outside.