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Wellness and Health Promotion

The life of a university student is both challenging and exciting, and sometimes incredibly stressful. We're here to help! The Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC) is made up of student volunteers who are trained as certified peer health educators. We're here to answer questions, offer support, provide resources and develop and implement programs and awareness campaigns across campus.

You can find us in Wellness and Health Promotion, Student Center 380, call us at 206.220.8450 or email hawc@seattleu.edu

What is a Peer Health Educator?

A peer health educator is a student who is trained in the myriad of issues that college students face, physical wellness, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, as well as healthy relationships. We conduct a variety of health promotion activities to the campus community.

What do we do?

All sorts of fun and educational things! HAWC acts as a resource for the SU community by organizing events, developing health and wellness awareness campaigns, handing out information, facilitating dialogue around tough issues, staffing the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion, meeting with students 1 on 1...and a whole lot more!

Who can be a part of HAWC?

Anyone who has a genuine interest in health and wellness issues and wants to make a difference on campus. To see more information about applying, click on the Join Our Team tab to the left, then click Health and Wellness Crew.

 

HAWC Members

Alexis Malgesini

Nursing
Sophomore
Team Training Specialist

Hi everyone! My name is Alexis and I am a sophomore nursing major from the SF bay area. I love to spend time outdoors, listen to live music, cook, and drink coffee. In regards to health, I am especially passionate about nutrition and exercise. During the school year, I work to maintain my health by getting good sleep and spending enough time with friends. I’m always happy to meet up and talk— my email is malgesin@seattleu.edu!

Anna Pillsbury

Biology
Junior
Internal Communications Specialist

Hey y’all! My name is Anna, and I am a third-year studying biology on the pre-health track. I am originally from Portland, Oregon, and I prefer she/her pronouns; I have strong passions for suicide prevention and healthy relationships. On the weekends, when I’m not studying, I really enjoy outdoor activities, like skiing, camping, kayaking, and biking. Something that I’ve found is really important in college is to maintain a balance between studying and taking care of yourself; if you’d ever like to grab coffee or tea during a study break, feel free to email me at pillsbur@seattleu.edu!

Hannah Gates

Nursing
Sophomore
Office Management Specialist

Hi Everyone!  My name is Hannah, I am a sophomore nursing major here at SU.  I use she/her/hers pronouns and I am from Edmonds WA (around 30 minutes north of Seattle).   I really enjoy living in Seattle and the Pacific northwest!  I am especially interested in mental health topics such as anxiety and depression, self-care, and stress management.  In my free-time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring Seattle, traveling, and spending time outside.  I am so excited to be joining HAWC for the 2017-2018 school year!!  I believe that it is very important to stay healthy in college, and I am grateful to be able to help raise awareness of health and wellness topics around the Seattle University community.  If you ever want to talk, email me at gatesh1@seattleu.edu.

Jacqueline Lewis

English and Art History
Sophomore
Marketing Specialist

Hi, I'm Jacqueline. I am a sophomore studying English and art history. I'm from San Clemente, California, and I prefer she/her/hers pronouns. I love reading, coffee shop study sessions, museum excursions, and park days (bonus if I see a dog). I have always been interested in the way people express themselves, either through words or creative expression, and that fuels my passions surrounding mental health and stigma prevention that I can exercise with HAWC, as well as in my profession aspirations. I think it is important for HAWC to navigate the complexities of an open discussion on mental health, differentiating between our implicit and explicit biases that surround the topics. I love talking to people, and value honest and genuine discussions with friends and peers, from academic settings to heated late-night debates in The Bistro. If you ever need someone to talk to, I can be reached at lewisj11@seattleu.edu. 

Jamie Vo

Psychology and Criminal Justice
Sophomore
External Communications Specialist

Hello everyone! My name is Jamie and I'm a sophomore double majoring in psychology and criminal justice with a specialization in forensic psychology. I use she/her/hers pronouns and I'm from Bothell, Washington. When I'm not studying, I love exploring Seattle, going swing dancing, and hanging out with friends and family.  I'm super passionate about mental health, suicide prevention, and healthy relationships. Feel free to email me at voj@seattleu.edu.

Jane Rohr

Psychology
Junior
Event Logistics Specialist

Hi y’all! My name is Jane and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am from Homer, Alaska and am a junior studying Psychology. I am interested in healthy relationships and mental health. When I’m not focusing on school you can probably find me at one of the many ice cream shops around Capitol Hill or cooking in the kitchen. Since I am new to Washington I try to get out and explore new places as much as possible. I try my best to stay healthy at school by getting enough sleep, exercise and alone time. If you ever want to talk shoot me an email at rohrj@seattleu.edu !

Julia Karambelas

Nursing
Sophomore
Engagement Specialist

Hi! My name is Julia from Portland, Oregon and I am a second year nursing major. I hope to go into pediatric oncology nursing once I am out of the program. My pronouns are she/her/hers. The health topics I am highly passionate about preventative care, especially in the realm of self-care as well as nutrition. I believe that self-care is such an important thing and often times neglected in college. I love to go shopping around Capitol Hill area or downtown, go on hikes, and chill with my friends. Feel free to reach out to me about anything; email me at karambel@seattleu.edu.

Olga Musinina

Biochemistry
Senior
Budget Specialist

My name is Olga. Originally, I'm from Ukraine, but I call Clearwater, FL my home in the states. I'm a senior majoring in biochemistry. After serving five years in the military as a Navy Corpsman, I have my eyes set on medical school. My goal is to serve with Doctors Without Borders to raise awareness and aid in the prevention of infectious disease. During my time off, I enjoy gardening and cooking. I also love exploring the great outdoors that Washington has to offer. Physical and mental wellbeing are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Both have become a passion of mine over the last six years, and I have found that hiking lowers the stress of a busy college schedule! If you need a hiking buddy or someone to talk to, my email is musinina@seattleu.edu. Adventure is out there! 

Contact Us

Health and Wellness Crew
Student Center 380
(206) 220-8450
HAWC@seattleu.edu 

Office Hours
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De-Stress with Dogs, Winter 2017

 
'14-'15 HAWC team at their annual The Game of Sex Life, where they educate the community about Sex, Relationships, and more!
 HAWC members participate in team building during Fall Training.
 
Yoga together at one of their weekly meetings.