Meet the Liaison Team

Throughout the year, Brescia’s Liaison Team will be traveling locally and internationally to meet you!
We can’t wait to connect – In the meantime, you can learn a little more about us here.


Karleen Mason, Admissions Officer

Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica / Toronto, Ontario
Program Studied: BA Nutrition and Families
Why I chose Brescia: I chose Brescia because I was able to tailor my program specifically to what I wanted. Also being able to be in an environment that had lots of opportunities to develop useful skills for the future was a priority for me. For example, I participated in the Professional Mentorship Program and I also earned my Professional Home Economist (PHEc) designation as a part of my program!
Fun Fact:  I participated in Western’s Alternative Spring Break 2017 and spent a week in Nicaragua learning about the country’s history and teaching English in fun ways to students. I even learned a little Spanish along the way!

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 a part 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!


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!

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!


Kaitlin Cole, Preliminary Year Advisor  

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.

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!