Meet the Liaison Team


Read more about our team here and follow our travels on the Go Brescia 2015 Facebook group and Instagram!




Melissa Nantais, Liaison OfficerMelissa

Hometown: Windsor, ON
Program Studied: BA Psychology
Why I chose Brescia: I honestly ended up at Brescia by chance. I was not very familiar with the school and was not sure which program I was interested in. Attending Brescia allowed me to gain a better understanding of my interests and to find a program that was right for me. I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities that being a Brescia student afforded me, especially having the chance to develop my leadership skills over my five years of study here. If you’re interested in learning more about Brescia please reach out to me – I’d love to share my Brescia journey with you!
Regions I will be visiting: Windsor, Essex County, Ottawa UIP, GTA
Fun fact: I’ve performed in a variety of musicals…including High School Musical 1 and 2…three different times.

Felicity Sattan, Liaison OfficerFelicity

Hometown: Hamilton, ON
Program Studied: BA Nutrition and Families
Why I chose Brescia: I loved the small community Brescia offers while having access to all the resources at a large university with Western. When my parents and I met the Brescia staff and faculty at the Ontario University Fair and visited campus for the first time on Fall Preview Day, we felt so welcome at Brescia. I’ve experienced the benefits of a close-knit community throughout my four years of study and while living in residence.
I have had an incredible university experience at Brescia and I look forward to sharing it with you!
Regions I will be visiting: GTA, Barrie, Hamilton/Ancaster, Muskoka UIP
Fun fact: I love cupcakes, Sephora, and watching The Mindy Project!

Cait Bionda, AdmissionsCait & Liaison Officer

Hometown: Port Sydney, ON
Program Studied: BA Crossdisciplinary
Why I chose Brescia: I wanted a small campus experience without losing any of the ‘extras’ a big campus has to offer.
Regions I will be visiting: Sarnia, 401 West UIP, GTA
Fun fact: I was Brescia’s Students’ Council President in my fourth year.


Samantha Hayes, Liaison OfficerSam

Hometown: London, ON
Program Studied: BA English and Music, Education
Regions I will be visiting: Kitchener/Waterloo UIP, GTA
Fun fact: I’m an avid wake boarder




 Jessica Patterson, Admissions & Liaison Officer

Hometown: Aylmer, ON
Program Studied: BA Psychology
Regions I will be visiting: Guelph, GTA, Bahamas

Christine Van Leeuwen, Media & Liaison OfficerChristine

Hometown: Tillsonburg, ON
Program Studied: BA Psychology, Education
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.
Regions I will be visiting: Oxford/Norfolk county, Alberta, B.C., Kitchener/Waterloo
Fun fact: I completed my Masters in Teaching in Australia


Elsa Li, Liaison OfficerElsa

Hometown: Hong Kong
Program Studied: Bachelor of International Studies (New Zealand); Diploma of Christian Counselling (Hong Kong)
Regions I will be visiting: Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou
Fun Fact: One of my hobbies is to travel. I have been to over 20 different countries so far, and I love chatting or making friends with people from different cultures and different backgrounds.

Rhea Johnson, Associate Registrar, Recruitment & Admissions

Hometown: London, ON
Program Studied: BA Media, Information, and Technoculture; MA Media Studies
Regions I will be visiting: London, GTA
Fun Fact: I have traveled the world to meet with high 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; Barbados, Bermuda, Antigua, and Grenada.