Meet the Liaison Team


Read more about our team here and follow our travels on the GoBrescia 2016 Facebook group and Instagram!


Jessica Patterson, Admissions & Liaison OfficerJess (2)

Hometown: Aylmer, ON
Program Studied: BA Psychology and Criminology
Why I chose Brescia: After visiting Brescia for the March Break Open House, I was in love!  This place just felt like home the moment I stepped on campus. And coming from a small rural community, I really appreciated the personal touch that everyone at Brescia adds to everything that happens here. Getting involved at Brescia was so easy and exciting and I continue to see how great a place this university is when we welcome new students each year! 
Fun Fact:
I was raised as farm girl and continue my childhood memories by enjoying the tending to my “urban” garden with my family now.

Chantelle Lassaline, Media & 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.



Cait Bionda, AdmissionsCait & Liaison Officer

Hometown: Port Sydney, 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 coach competitive girls gymnastics in my spare time.



Christine Van Leeuwen, Media & Liaison Officer

: Tillsonburg, ON
Program Studied: BA Psychology; MTeach
Why I chose Brescia: I transferred to Brescia in my second year because of how welcoming and helpful the academic advising team was. A university’s staff are not often taken into account when choosing a university, but Brescia has some of the most caring staff with a very student-centred attitude who are invaluable to your university transition experience.
Fun fact: I completed my Masters in Teaching in Australia.


Maria Wei, China Program Liaison Officer

Hometown: Shanghai, China
Program Studied: Bachelor of Arts, English; Changchun Normal University
Fun Fact: I also have a Certificate of English Teaching for Senior High School.



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.