The Peer Counselors are the heart, mind and soul of the Peer Connections Center. First and foremost, they want to help others. This was their motivation for becoming Peer Counselors. In order to prepare, they participated in nine weeks of training in order to be ready to serve the students of Granite Bay High School in some really important, unique and specific ways.


They are excited about being of service to their peers and are committed to helping you in the ways you need while maintaining your confidentiality. When you see them on campus, don't hesitate to ask them about their role as a Peer Counselor and about what goes on in the Peer Connections Center!


Juliet Arizcuren

Hi everyone! My name is Juliet and I am  a senior here at GBHS! I love to dance and spend time with my family and friends. I'm so excited to be a part of the Peer Counseling Program again, and I can't wait to get to know you. 

Victoria Tyannikov

Hi! My name is Victoria Tyannikov and I am currently a junior here at Granite Bay. I play JV tennis for Granite Bay and in my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends. I also love meeting new people and making friends.

Sofia Piceno

Hi there! My name Sofia Piceno, and I'm a Senior here at GBHS. I love reading, writing, travelling, and art, along with swim lessons! I'm so grateful and excited to be a part of this program, I can't wait to meet you!

Miriam Jolly

Hi, my name is Miriam Jolly, and I'm a Senior here at GBHS! I love volunteering, watching movies, playing with my chickens, acting, practicing sign language, and spending time with my family and friends. I'm so excited to be a peer counselor for my third semester! Can't wait to meet you!

Megan Brown

Hey! I'm Megan Brown and currently I'm a junior at GBHS my free time, I like to do yoga, bake and hangout with friends. I cannot wait to meet you!!

Cassandra Cantemir 

Hello everybody!! My name is Cassie Cantemir, and I am a Senior at Granite Bay. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, watching movies, and reading. I am so excited to get to know you!

Natalie Wilcox

Hey guys! My name is Natalie, and I’m super excited to be a part of Peer Connections this year! I am part of the water polo team and I’m on the leadership committee for FCA. I also am on the swim team here at GBHS. Don’t be shy to come introduce yourself, I love seeing new faces!

Hala Khalil

Hi friends! My name is Hala Khalili and I am currently a junior here at GBHS. In my free time, I enjoy baking cupcakes, chilling with my cat, and playing tennis. I am beyond excited to see what this semester has in store for me!

Mado Ghufran

Hello! My name is Mado, and I'm a senior. I love playing piano, singing, reading, and teaching swim lessons.  I want to help our campus, and I'd love to meet you! 

Lauryn Powles

Hey! My names Lauryn. I'm a junior at Granite Bay and I enjoy art, music, movies, and more! Feel free to say hi anytime because I'd love to get to know you!

Zach  Bader

 Hi! My name is Zach Bader. I’m a senior here at Granite Bay. Besides peer counseling, I love sports. If you need fantasy football tips, I’m your guy. Outside of sports, I am also in the band, where I play marimba (bigger xylophone for those who don’t know what it is). Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

Fallon Ennis

Hello hello! My name is Fallon Ennis, and I’m a sophomore here at GBHS. Some kinda cool stuff about me: I LOVE cats, I’m an animator/ digital artist. I'm fluent in Turkish and I’m learning German. I find a lot of joy in helping other people in any way, and I’m looking forward to helping as many people as I can :)

Isabel John

Howdy! I’m Isabel John, a current Senior at GBHS and I’d like to call myself a free spirit.  I love golfing, dogs, cooking, traveling, the outdoors and watching movies. I love listening to music, the beach, making people laugh and taking long drives.  I’m so excited to meet new people and I’m always open to gaining a new friend.

Guneet Kaur

Hey! I’m Guneet Kaur and I’m a junior at GBHS.  I enjoy spending time with friends, playing with my dog, (Toby), and playing tennis.  I’m so excited to be a part of this program and would love to meet you.

Renee Rainsbury

Hello! I am Renee Rainsbury and I am a Senior at Granite Bay High School! My hobbies include helping others, being a competitive swimmer and hanging with people that I love! I can't wait to meet some of you and see what this 2019-2020 school year has to offer!

Madison Miller

Hi! My name is Madison Miller and I am a junior here at GBHS. I love to cheer, hang out with friends, watch Netflix, and listen to music. This is my first semester in peer counseling and I can't wait for what's to come!

Hola! I am Cameron Buck. I am a senior here at GBHS. I enjoy decorating, drawing, and anything outdoors. I'm very excited to be a part of peer counseling.

Cameron Buck

Mikaela Oliva

Hi! I'm Mikaela Oliva and I am currently a Senior here at GBHS. In my free time I play the tenor saxophone in band, read, watch movies, and spend time with my family. I can't wait to get to know you!

Hi friends! I'm Rialta, and I'm a diabetic alert dog. I love eating, sleeping, being pet (with Mado's permission), and making friends. If you stop by the Peer Connections Center, I'm always up to say hi!


Stephanie Siau

Hey! My name is Stephanie Siau and I’m a senior here at gb! I love traveling, hiking, photography and hanging out with family and friends! I’m so excited to be part of this program and I can't wait to meet ya!

Rylee Thompson

Hi! I’m Rylee Thompson and I’m a sophomore at GBHS.  I am part of the GBHS cross country team and in my free time I like to listen to music and hanging out with my friends.  I can’t wait to get to know you.

Alex Nash

Hello! I’m Alex Nash. I am a part of the cheer team here at school, and I’m always open to embrace a new perspective here on campus. Feel free to drop by the Peer Counseling room in 812 anytime! I’m one more familiar face you all know on campus. :)


PRC Advisor

Hi there! I'm Ms. Elkin. in addition to being the Peer Counseling Advisor, I teach AP Psychology. I am also a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and love having the opportunity to do two of my favorite things: teach and help others! In my free time I enjoy camping, hiking, doing art, and spending time with family and friends.

CENTER HOURS: 11am-1pm

GB Peer Counselors are well-trained and standing by to improve the well being of the GB student body.


Granite Bay High School

Granite Bay, CA 95746


3rd Period & Both Lunches




Natalie Elkin, MA, LMFT

AP Psychology teacher

Social Science Department


916 786 8676 EXT. 5812