Meet the Liaison Team


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Abby Welsh, Contract Liaison Officer

Hometown: Tillsonburg, ON
Program Studied: BSc Family Studies
Why I chose Brescia? I chose Brescia for the smaller class sizes and beautiful/expanding campus! Brescia also had very unique and different courses. I chose the Family Studies program but I was able to take classes in Psychology, Food & Nutrition, History, English, and the Sciences. I felt so lucky because I got to study so many different topics over my 4 years. 
Fun fact: I love sports! I played ringette competitively growing up and still continue to play, I also love golfing and snowboarding.


Lisa Edwards, Contract Liaison Officer

Hometown: Sudbury, ON
Program Studied: BA Psychology
Why I chose Brescia: My best friend had graduated from the Foods and Nutrition program at Brescia and throughout her time here she had told me many wonderful things about the school. I had also had the opportunity to visit her at Brescia several times and I loved the beautiful, historic campus. The cherry on top of the cake was the idea of having small class sizes, just as I had enjoyed in my previous studies in college.
Fun Fact: I am a certified yoga teacher and in my spare time I enjoy teaching hot yoga classes.


Paige Walker, Contract Liaison Officer

Hometown: London, ON
Program Studied: BA Psychology
Why I chose Brescia? I chose Brescia because I knew I wanted to be a part of a smaller community. I always say I am an outgoing introvert and knew that I would feel confident and empowered on Brescia’s campus.
Fun fact: As a student, I used to follow an Instagram page called bresciafoodwatch and made sure I never missed a free food event!


Hayley Rankin, Admissions & Recruitment Officer

Hometown: London, ON
Program Studied: BA Criminal Justice and Community Development
Why I chose Brescia: I chose Brescia for the beautiful campus. It felt like the best of both worlds being apart of the Brescia and Western communities. Brescia felt like a perfect escape from the busyness of main campus.
Fun Fact: I have always loved playing soccer. In my second year at Brescia I found a group of friends who also loved to play soccer so we joined a fun league at Western. We never won much but it was always a blast!


Chantelle Smith, Admissions 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.




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 fall of 2018!

Milijana Dragas, International Recruitment Specialist

Hometown: London, ON
Program Studied: BA Social Justice & Peace Studies, Post-Graduate Cert. Project Management/International Development
Fun Fact: I have studied, volunteered and worked in France, Rwanda, China, Tanzania and Kenya, and I’m looking forward to many more adventures in new places!




Zhang Yi, China Program Recruitment 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.