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Abby Wilken, Liaison Officer

Hometown: Hanover, ON
Program Studied: BA Psychology & Sociology
Fun fact: I love to be active and get outdoors. I spend my spare time hiking, snowboarding, yoga, travelling and more! On one of my favourite adventures I visited Kilauea, a live volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island.

 

 


Elizabeth Doelman, Liaison Officer

Hometown: London, ON
Program Studied: BA French Studies and English Literature
Why I chose Brescia: Brescia provides a warm and personalized experience for each of its students. Small class sizes and one-on-one help and advice from faculty members are very important to me. From the beginning of my time at Brescia, I have noticed how each student is valued and how staff and faculty members go to great lengths to help students achieve their goals.
Fun fact: I love languages, especially French, and I love learning about other cultures! As a Brescia student, I had the opportunity to participate in two French language immersion programs. After my first year, I studied at Western’s French Immersion School in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, and last summer I participated in the European Summer Program at Université Catholique de Lille in northern France. In the future, I hope to spend more time working or studying in a francophone community!

 


Cait Bionda, AdmissionsCait & Liaison Officer

Hometown: Huntsville, ON
Program Studied: BA Social Sciences
Why I chose Brescia: I wanted a small campus experience without losing any of the ‘extras’ a big campus has to offer.
Fun fact: I love yoga, and I try to take a yoga class in every city I visit during liaison season.

 

 


Chantelle Lassaline, Admissions & Liaison Officer ChantelleL

Hometown: Oil Springs, ON
Program Studied: BA History and Bioarchaeological Anthropology; B.Ed.
Fun Fact: I’ve been on service learning trips to both the Dominican Republic and New Orleans, and am eagerly awaiting to plan my next excursion.

 

 

 


 Kaitlin Cole, Admissions & Liaison Officer, Special Programs

Hometown: Corunna, Ontario
Program Studied: BA Community Development and Sociology
Why I chose Brescia: The first time I walked onto campus I immediately felt like I was at home. Everyone from the staff to the faculty were helpful, encouraging and passionate about what they did on a daily basis. I loved how you could study within a smaller campus that was part of a larger community (Western University). I appreciated the smaller class sizes and one on one support provided by your professors.
Fun fact: I am a true kid at heart! I love curling up on the couch to watch a Disney movie. Some of my ultimate favourites are Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and Tangled.

 


Jazmyn Jansen, Media and Liaison Officer

Hometown: Brantford, ON
Program Studied: BA Nutrition and Families
Why I chose Brescia: I first visited Brescia during the Fall Preview Day event of my grade 12 year. Although I was originally drawn to Brescia for the Nutrition program, I realized that Brescia would have so much more to offer than just my program of interest! I immediately felt a connection to the campus and to the community here. My intuition told me Brescia was the right choice for me – and I couldn’t imagine finding a better fit!
Fun Fact: 
I used to run competitive track in grade school and high school. As a university student, I continued my love for running (for fun!) on the beautiful trails behind Brescia. I ran my first Half Marathon in 2016, and plan to run a full marathon in the near future!


Zhang Yi, China Program Liaison Officer

Hometown: Beijing, China
Program studied: BA English Translation
Favourite vacation spot: Maldives
Fun fact: I love long distance running and attended the Color Run activity this May – It is the happiest 5km on the planet! I plan to attend the Bubble Run next summer!

 

 


Rhea Johnson, Associate Registrar, Recruitment & Admissions

Hometown: London, ON
Program Studied: BA Media, Information, and Technoculture; MA Media Studies
Fun Fact: I have traveled the world to meet with prospective students! I have visited almost every city in Ontario (aside from Thunder Bay!); Montebello, Quebec; Burlington, Vermont; Calgary and Canmore, Alberta; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE; China, Hong Kong, Barbados, Bermuda, Antigua, St. Lucia and Grenada.