Meet the Liaison Team

Erica DeFrancisco, Contract Liaison Officer

Hometown: Leamington, ON
Program Studied: BA Community Development and Family Studies
Why I chose Brescia: I immediately knew that the Brescia community was the ideal environment to pursue my university education. Each student’s experience is tailored in a way that will allow them to succeed through their own unique way. This autonomy, along with the many opportunities offered made my Brescia/Western experience wonderful!
Fun Fact: In 2016, I spent five weeks of the Summer in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec to learn French. I even earned a full university credit!

edefranc@uwo.ca


Elisa Fitzpatrick, Contract Liaison Officer

Hometown: Guelph, ON
Program Studied: BSc Foods and Nutrition
Why I chose Brescia: I chose Brescia for the smaller class sizes and more intimate learning experience seeing as I really wanted to be more involved in my education and gain more practical experience. It also helped that as soon as I stepped foot on campus I knew that this was where I was meant to be.
Fun Fact:  I love to travel! My first trip was to Florida when I was 9 months old. Since then I have been to various places in the US, Canada, France, and have even been to 13 Caribbean Islands!

efitzpa7@uwo.ca


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!

hrankin2@uwo.ca


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.

chantelle.smith@uwo.ca

 

 

 


Kaitlin Cole, Admissions Officer  

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.

kaitlin.cole@uwo.ca


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!

jjansen5@uwo.ca

 


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!

mdragas@uwo.ca

 


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.